Friday, January 30, 2009

University of Toledo holds Saturday Morning Science Programs

The University of Toledo is holding a set of Saturday morning presentations to address common questions about science. This is a free event open to the public. Parking is free as well.

Here is the the snippet from their web site:
We will provide FREE light breakfast: coffee, milk, doughnuts... The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until approximately 11:00 a.m.
Location: Bowman-Oddy Laboratories, Room 1059, University of Toledo main campus.
Parking: Lot 13 and west ramp parking garage, free to public (map).
Once more we will have local professors and researchers show you what science in general is all about. There will be tutorials, demos, hands-on activities, etc.. We promise it will be fun!!!

Jan. 31st:
Wind Farming: Making Energy is a Breeze
Kevin M. Maynard
Director of Utilities
City of Bowling Green, OH
Feb. 14th:
Flames, Flashes, and Foam: A Chemistry Demo Show
University of Toledo Student Affiliates of the American Chemical
Feb 28th:
Inflammation: Why is my Arm Turning Hot and Red?
Asst. Prof. Randall G. Worth
Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Toledo
March 28th:
Fish: Choices and Issues for Consumers - The Good, the Bad,
and Maybe the Ugly
Prof. Joseph Regenstein
Dept. of Food Science
Cornell University
April 18th:
Aluminum: Its Early History in Ohio and How this Metal
Changed the World
Emeritus Prof. Norman Craig
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Oberlin College
Organized by Prof. Joseph Schmidt, (Chemistry)

Official Link

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Toledo firm writes Iphone App

Local Web Development Firm Magnate Interactive, the same company that brought us  recently published an Iphone game named MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) a game where you enter some information people, universities, etc...  and it randomly generates your future for you. 

This is the first company in the area that I know of that is producing Iphone apps and has gotten them published. This first game is very simple and I'm sure it was more of an experiment. The writter said that they are coming out with an update for the game and is awaiting approval. I am anxiously awaiting mor e news from this company and the creation of more apps. You can follow the creator on twitter at

You can get MASH for $0.99 via this Link to Itunes. You will need to own a Ipod Touch or Iphone with the 2.2 firmware to play. 

Monday, January 26, 2009

Technology Innovation Luncheon

Rocket Ventures is holding a Luncheon on March 5th at 11 AM - 1 PM for $20 at the Toledo Club with Dr. Tony  Dennis, President and CEO of BioOhio, an Economic Development group that accelerate bioscience industry, research, and education in Ohio.

Official Notice Link

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Third Frontier

I received this message through E-mail from the Toledo RGP. With a link to a form. This is for anyone who is interested in in applying for seed funding thought the Third Frontier program.

Please see attached a current summary of the open RFP's from the Third Frontier Program. There are two open RFP's:

1. Success and pre-Seed Fund Initiative (SPSFI)
2. Innovation Ohio Loan Fund (IOF)

The Ohio Research Commercialization Grant Program (ORCGP) is no longer accepting Letters of Intent. The Proposal due date is January 22, 2009.

For more information, please visit the website at

Best regards,

Tasha Hussain Black
Vice President Technology
Director Launch Program
Regional Growth Partnership
Building a High-Performance Economy
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 270
Toledo, Ohio 43604