The University Instrumentation Center (UIC) hosted Abbey Olsen, a Seacoast School of Technology (SST) Biotechnology Program intern this summer. Under the guidance of Carolyn Kelley, the SST Biotechnology program is a two year intensive program focusing on equipping the students with the skills to make major scientific discoveries. Students use the same technology and lab procedures employed in commercial research facilities and participate in hands-on learning in the areas of cellular and microbiology, immunology, forensics, genetics and organism modeling to name just a few.
UNHInnovation (UNHI) has worked with the UNH School of Law since 2010 to bring law school student interns into our office to gain technology transfer experience within a higher education setting.
This year, we are very pleased to welcome Cassie Simmons and Andrew Schmid to the office. Andrew and Cassie started on June 2, 2014 and will work with us over the course of the next year. Both interns have just completed their 1L year (first year of law school).
Before beginning my internship with UNH Innovation (formerly the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization), I didn’t really have a good understanding of how business and other entities managed and leveraged their intellectual property. I did realize however, that if I wanted to find a position in house at a company after I graduated I would need to learn. This is where the internship came in. Because of the unique environment that the ORPC operates in, I have been able to gain experience in a variety of areas that I likely would not have been able to find anywhere else.