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Fuentek Receives Two Awards For NASA Publications

Local Tech Transfer Firm Recognized By The Society For Technical Communication's Carolina Chapter
    APEX, NC, March 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (, a local consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, has announced that the firm has received two awards for its work for NASA from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Fuentek received an Excellence Award for the NASA Glenn Research Center 2011 Technology Showcase website and a Merit Award for the "NASA's Economic Impacts: A 50 State Series" brochures.

Fuentek designed the 2011 Technology Showcase website for NASA's Glenn Research Center to encourage attendance by a wide range of companies. The site was sophisticated yet simple, scientifically robust yet easy to navigate, informative yet not overwhelming. The Fuentek project team consisted of project lead Dr. Nannette Stangle-Castor, Web designer and writer Lee Ann Obringer and Web developer Dawn Smith.

NASA also tasked Fuentek with educating people about the economic impact across the U.S. of NASA's technology transfer program. Fuentek designed the brochures, "NASA's Economic Impacts: A 50 State Series" to provide concrete and impressive statistics showing how government research projects are helping to spark innovation in a wide array of industries, create new jobs and improve lives to a broad, non-technical audience. The brochures, which have been prominently displayed on NASA's website and distributed to members of Congress, media and others, were created by Danielle McCulloch with Michelle Allen, Lisa Baker, Carol Collins, Lee Ann Obringer, Michelle Ormond, Dr. Amy Strong and Melody Zanation.

"We are privileged to work with NASA and help them tell the nation why the innovations they develop are important and how they impact us economically," Schoppe said. "We are proud to be recognized by STC Carolina for our efforts in promoting technology transfer and collaboration."

- STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication, and is the largest organization of its type in the world. For more information visit:

- "NASA's Economic Impacts: A 50 State Series" brochures are available online:

- The 2011 Technology Showcase website can be viewed at

Fuentek Blog Post: "Applying the AMMO to Tech Transfer Events: Stories from the Field"

Fuentek Twitter Page:

STC Carolina Chapter:

Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past six years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek's website at

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