Awards and Honors
MBEST director Martin elected to board of
Association of University Research Parks
Lora Lee Martin, director of the UC Monterey
Bay Education, Science, and Technology (MBEST) Center, has
been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association
of University Research Parks (AURP). A nonprofit international
organization, AURP represents planned technology developments--alternatively
referred to as research parks, science parks, or technology
parks--which are designed to promote university-industry relations,
foster innovation, and facilitate the transfer of technology
from universities to the private sector.
"I'm looking forward to working with the board and members
of AURP to further the effectiveness of university economic
development initiatives and the role the research parks are
playing in spurring innovation," Martin said.
UCSC established the UC MBEST Center as a cornerstone of the
Fort Ord redevelopment effort. The center focuses on developing
collaborative research-business opportunities in the Monterey
Bay Crescent region.
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