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q&a: lisa delp, executive director of ohio third frontier

Startup veteran and Ohio native Lisa Delp was recently appointed Ohio Third Frontier's new Executive Director. In this interview, she discusses how far we've come in creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how Ohio Third Frontier's new focus areas will help grow our high tech economy.

Video: Reading minds at the University of Dayton Research Institute

Dan Hurlburt reads minds. The psychology major works at the University of Dayton Research Institute's Signature Science Exploration Lab, where researchers use high-tech cameras to predict human behavior.

Q&A: AEP Ohio's Karen Sloneker explains "smart grid"

What's "smart grid" and what will it mean for me? The question's an increasingly common one as Ohio utilities prepare to test and implement a new generation of technologies designed for more efficient planning, distribution, monitoring and use of electricity. AEP Ohio, which serves 1.5 million customers throughout the state, is implementing smart grid technology among 110,000 customers in central Ohio as part of its gridSMART demonstration project. We asked project director Karen Sloneker, the company's director of customer services and marketing, to help us understand those efforts.

Q&A: Dayton's Jim Leftwich on the region's emergence as a high-tech corridor

The Dayton region is on a roll. Earlier this year, Site Selection Magazine chose it as the nation's top metropolitan area for economic development for populations 200,000 to 1 million -- the second year in a row for the award. Soon afterward, the magazine named the Dayton Development Coalition among the 10 best economic development associations in the nation. hiVelocity sat down with Jim Leftwich, the Coalition's president and CEO, to find out what's driving activity in west central Ohio.

Ohio sensors surge on back of Wright-Patt, regional strengths

A camera that can read your fingerprints from six feet away. A system that can catch criminals in a 16-square-mile area. Tiny planes that can soar over an urban battlefield and tell friend from foe. All are signs that Ohio is emerging as a major force in 21st century sensor technology.

NSBE nurtures pipeline, retention, of Ohio engineers

Of the 10,000 or so African American students who enroll in U.S. engineering programs each year, fewer than 3,500 graduate with engineering degrees. The National Society of Black Engineers wants to change that, and one of its targets is Ohio.

Small town entrepreneurs prove success not hinged on city lights

Big business doesn't always have to mean life in the big city. Some of Ohio's fastest-growing companies are proving that, becoming leaders in high-tech and service fields far from the outer-belts of Ohio's urban centers. And they plan on staying there.

Q&A: Nancy Bridgman talks about the NET Incubator's role in the Dayton region

The National Environmental Technology Incubator in Springfield may not be Ohio's biggest incubator, but its affiliation with Central State University makes it a key partner within the Dayton region's academic-business scene. No longer focused just on environmentally oriented companies, the NET incubator has plans to grow. Executive Director Nancy Bridgman brings us up to date in this interview.

Video: Robot battle at FIRST Buckeye Regional Robotics Competition

It was a bot battle to end all bot battles when some 60 high school teams from Ohio and elsewhere descended on Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center March 25 - 27. The object? To win a game called Breakaway. hiVelocity was there.

Miami Valley soars on wings of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

If you think Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is merely a parking lot for planes and a layover for enlistees, you're as wrong at the folks who told Orville and Wilbur "it'll never fly." That's because behind those gates, alongside those hangers, buzzing in those offices, is a mega-engine of business that's critical to the Ohio economy.

New technologies, Twitter, reshape how farmers work and connect

While the image of farmer Brown milking a cow from a stool may linger in the imagination, old Bessie today is more likely to make her way through a sophisticated milking parlor wearing an electronic collar -- not a bell. And while the image of farmer Brown may be one of a humble man in overalls, his world today is one of college degrees, self-steering combines, and use of Twitter and Facebook as a way to connect with other farmers and a hungry population.

Video: Robots to the rescue!

You read about this robot in our Oct. 8 issue. Now take a look for yourself at the little robot that could -- a daring, danger-loving machine whose development grew from applied research at the University of Cincinnati.

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