Report credits OSU for campus innovation
When it comes to STEM schools in the Midwest, Ohio State has serious bragging rights.
What's happening: Arkansas-based think tank Heartland Forward ranked 166 universities on their ability to transfer technology developed on campus into the commercial world.
What they found: Ohio State ranked No. 32 overall and No. 15 among public schools.
- OSU is No. 7 nationally in STEM bachelor's degrees issued and total invention disclosures.
Why it matters: Campus innovations in the form of products, processes or technologies can shape outside companies or entire industries.
- Buckeyes are responsible for a variety of important developments, from quality ice cream cones to feline health.
Zoom out: Four Big Ten schools ranked in the top 25: Minnesota (10); Purdue (11), Northwestern (13) and Michigan (16).
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