Three from UCCS honored for economic development contributions

By Staff

Terry Boult, El Pomar Chair of Innovation and Security, Michael Larson, El Pomar Chair of Engineering and Innovation and associate vice chancellor for research and innovation, and Jesse McClure, senior assistant research faculty, engineering, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were honored recently by the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. and Peak Venture Group.

Larson and McClure received the Chairperson Award for their work with Mind Studios, which provides low-cost design and engineering services to inventors and small businesses. College of Engineering students work at Mind Studios located in science and engineering.

Boult was named Inventor of the Year in recognition of his nine patented inventions and eight other patents pending. He helped create the Bachelor of Innovation program at UCCS, runs the school's Vision and Security Technology Lab and is co-founder of Securics Inc.

The awards were presented during a reception at Broadmoor West honoring companies and organizations that have helped improve the local business climate, make investments in local facilities, have operated in the Springs for many years, do business internationally, or foster a culture of innovation and growth.