POSTED: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:04am
Baton Rouge, La —
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has named Nicole Baute Honorée, the LSU System Director of Research and Economic Development Initiatives, its Volunteer of the Year.
AUTM President Robin Rasor of the University of Michigan presented the award to Honorée at the association’s annual meeting last week in Anaheim, California, citing Honorée’s leadership in professional development and contributions to the group, which is dedicated to the global advancement of academic technology transfer to commercialize innovations.
“Academic tech transfer professionals provide the vital link between university inventions and companies which support innovation, drive a knowledge economy, revolutionize industries and cure diseases. The better trained our members are through ongoing professional development, the more effective we all can be in making a better world through our work,” Rasor said.
The award cited Honorée’s leadership in helping AUTM deliver a record 15 courses to al all-time high of nearly 650 registrants in 2011, including its first organized international professional development program.
An AUTM member for 18 years, Honorée, a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP), has been appointed to serve a second term as AUTM’s Assistant Vice President for Professional Development, Courses. She has lectured internationally on technology transfer and is continuing to advance AUTM’s educational programs.
Honorée has been a member of the LSU System staff for six years, advising senior administration on the university system’s role in economic development, corporate partnerships, research matters and intellectual property. She is the LSU System representative on the Louisiana Innovation Council and a member of the council’s Technology Transfer and Research Assets Working Group as well as a past member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Regional Innovation Organization Task Force.
Honorée holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgia Tech.