We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 CSUV Ambassador Program. The ambassador program is an exciting opportunity for graduate and post-doctoral students to gain business skills related to the commercialization of innovations from across campus. The program also provides a crucial connection between CSUV and CSU researchers.
Click here for a complete overview: 2018-2019 Ambassador Position Overview
Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018 and should be emailed to: email@example.com. For more information or questions, please contact Steve via email or at (970) 491-7100.
2018-2019 Ambassador Program- Important Dates
|Applications Due||Friday, August 3||11:59pm|
|Interviews (scheduled per applicant)||Weeks of Aug 6 and 13||N/A|
|Applicant Award Notifications||Friday, August 17||5pm|
|Initial Training, Day 1||Thursday, September 6||8am-1pm|
|Initial Training, Day 2||Friday, September 7||8am-1pm|
|Research to Market Program, Opening Session Day 1||Wednesday, September 26||8am-1pm|
|Research to Market Program, Opening Session Day 2||Thursday, September 27||8am-1pm|
|Research to Market Program, Opening Session Day 3||Friday, September 28||8am-1pm|
|Research to Market Program, Closing Session Day 1||Wednesday, November 8||8am-1pm|
|Research to Market Program, Closing Session Day 2||Thursday, November 9||8am-1pm|
|Graduate Student Showcase||Tuesday, November 13||9am- 1pm|
|CSU Demo Day||Tuesday, April 23, 2019||10am-6pm|
2017-18 CSUV Ambassadors:
Aimee has a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a large animal surgery residency and MS at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Clinical Sciences. Her research focuses on mesenchymal stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell use in horses, as well as the treatment of equine sarcoidosis.
Kelly is a post-doctoral researcher for Dr. Colin Clay in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Her work focuses on understanding the molecular events that dictate female reproduction at both the cellular and tissue level using sheep and mice as translational models. Outside of her research, Kelly also works as a contract veterinarian helping to provide low-cost preventative veterinary medicine for dogs and cats throughout Colorado.
Michael is a graduate student at Colorado State University in the department of biology. His work focuses on enhancing crop production to support bioenergy technology and food security needs through plant molecular biology, biotechnology, and gene discovery. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and scuba diving.
Nathan is a graduate student at Colorado State University in the department of biomedical sciences. His work focuses on studying the underlying cellular mechanisms of epilepsy and pain and searching for potential targets to alleviate symptoms associated with both pathologies. In his free time, he enjoys all activities that involve the mountains.
I am originally from Omaha Nebraska where I received my Bachelor’s in Physics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I went on to receive a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University in the Department of Chemistry, working with Dr. Chris Ackerson to develop nanotechnologies for remote, nano-scale measurement and manipulation inside of living cells. I am also an active member of the CSU Postdoctoral Association, and am dedicated to supporting the cultivation of scientific communication and collaboration between researchers at CSU.
David is a PhD candidate in Biology researching complex networks within the context of infectious disease. Deciphering transmission and persistence dynamics enables the development of prevention strategies that yield significant public health and economic benefits. David maintains other research and entrepreneurial interests in global health, pharmaceutical/vaccine development, bio-defense, philosophy and politics.
Chern is a postdoctoral researcher at Colorado State University in the department of chemistry. His work focuses on the development and application of organic-based photoredox catalysts in the area of light-driven synthesis of functional polymers and small molecules of pharmaceutical interest. He founded a startup "New Iridium" to commercialize the organic photoredox catalysts.
Sumanth is a second year professional MBA student at the College of Business at CSU. He holds a bachelor's in chemical engineering and a master's in petroleum engineering from University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Sumanth’s research project focused on analyzing geothermal hot spring temperature and pressure and recommending hotter zones to drill for geothermal water, which would then be utilized to power a resort. After graduating from UAF, Sumanth worked for Baker Hughes for 6 years as a field service engineer helping oil companies drill a well and provide geospatial and geological data.
Kelly is a third year Ph.D candidate in the Cell & Molecule Biology program at CSU. My research focuses on metal speciation in medicinal chemistry, particularly using metallocages for drug delivery. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my dogs (Angus and Gouda), fishing, camping or just being outdoors in Colorado.
Former ambassadors have gone on to many different careers, several are highlighted below: