UCLA Faculty Innovation Fellows Pitch Showcase
Third Party Free Event. Must RSPV on Eventbrite:
Join us as we celebrate UCLA's Faculty Innovation Fellows pitching their projects to LA's community of entrepreneurs and investors.
DATE: Wednesday, May 22nd
LOCATION: Engineering VI Auditorium @ UCLA
CHECK IN: 2:30 pm
WELCOME & PITCHES: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
RECEPTION: 4:15 - 5:00 pm
Ten faculty were selected to participate in UCLA's Faculty Innovation Fellows, a new program designed to support and amplify faculty entrepreneurship at UCLA.
Ariana Anderson, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine: ChatterBaby (tech tool to decipher infant cries)
Karida Brown, Assistant Professor, Sociology and African American Studies: Du Boisian Scholar Network (creating a W.E.B. Du Bois social change mindset community)
Jeff Burke, Professor-in-Residence and Associate Dean, School of Theater Film and Television: XRA IV (augmented reality experience platform)
Li Cai, Professor, Education & Psychology: BESSTT *Building Educational Solutions for Students, Teachers, and Trainers (research based educational assessment tools)
Daniel Levi, Professor-in-Residence, School of Medicine: Pediatric Pulmonary Artery Stents (pediatric pulmonary artery stents)
Hirsch Perlman, Professor, Area Head, Sculpture, Art: Desktop Sculptures and Archeology (an e-commerce site for art, cultural preservation, education, and activism)
David Shorter, Professor, World Arts and Cultures/Dance: Archive of Healing, Ritual, and Transformation (searchable database for healing approaches around the world)
Mitchell Spearrin, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Rocket Project (student educational project exploring public access to space)
Alexander Young, Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry: mWellness (tech tool to monitor and predict mental health)
Jasmine Zhou, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine: EarlyDiagnostics, Inc. (accurate, affordable, and non-invasive tools for early cancer detection)
The Faculty Innovation Fellows program is a collaboration between the UCLA Technology Development Group, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research, and Startup UCLA. The 2019 Faculty Fellows cohort comes from six different schools: the College (Social Sciences), Arts and Architecture, Medicine, Engineering, the Graduate School of Education and Information studies, and Theater, Film, and Television. Through Startup UCLA, Fellows will collaborate with program leaders, venture consultants, and colleagues across the university to hone and advance their ideas.
The mission of Startup UCLA is to promote the development of the entrepreneurial mindset on campus, to connect participants with the entrepreneurship community, to provide learning opportunities that include an inquiry-based and experiential approach to developing ideas, and to advocate for the entrepreneurial community at UCLA, partnering with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to achieve that end.
The mission of UCLA Technology Development Group is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society; create economic value to support UCLA’s scholarly and educational missions and the State of California; and, to lead UCLA’s research community to bring innovation to market.
If you have any questions about the program, please email TDG at [masked].