Driving Innovation: TCO Awards $35,000 in Prizes

April 5, 2024

Xitong Liu receiving his award certificate

William Atkins/GW Today

In the article "TCO Awards $35,000 in Prizes in Innovation Competition," GW Today covered the results of the annual Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) Innovation Competition. Six teams competed in two tracks, life science and physical sciences, for a total of $35,000 with Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Xitong Liu's team placing first in the physical sciences track and winning $10,000. The event also featured an induction ceremony for 23 new inventor members and seven new honor members of GW's NAI chapter as well as an announcement that Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Charles Garris was named a 2023 NAI Fellow in December.

Here is an excerpt from the article: “Between developing new faces in tech commercialization and honoring established inventors, the event showcased GW’s continuing dedication to innovation and to developing research with real-world impact, TCO Executive Director Brian Coblitz said."

Read the full article on GW Today.