CenTiRe works with leading faculty and students at our two university sites in carrying out research projects. The Center provides guidance to enhance the interactions with the industry members and the success of the research. The Center also assists in developing relationships between the students and members that will hopefully lead to full time employment or internships.
CenTiRe offers excellent opportunities for funded research that has great interest to our members. Faculty at our two university sites, Virginia Tech and the University of Akron, can submit proposals to our Industry Advisory Board in response to their Request for Proposals document. These are evaluated by our Industry Advisory Board members, made up of representatives from our member companies, for decision on funding. CenTiRe typically has close to $600,000 in funded research active per year with minimal university overhead charged (NSF caps university overhead to 10% for I/UCRC's).
Students involved in CenTiRe funded research have excellent opportunities to work on research that is both challenging and of meaning to industry. During the conduction of the research, students have interaction with industry members for guidance and assistance. This close interaction has resulted in employment and internships at member companies.
Publication of research is encouraged. The Center’s industry members have a right of first review, and may request removal of proprietary information or a 90 day delay in publication if deemed necessary. Research projects typically result in 3-6 publications or conference presentations.
Specific information for faculty and students involved in CenTiRe funded research can be accessed through F/S Login under the F/S Info tab.