Emerging Technologies

Central State University

Overview (PDF)


The mission of Central State University's Center of Excellence in Emerging Technologies is to graduate a diverse workforce that is highly skilled and prepared for future jobs in emerging technologies in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. The Center integrates CSU'S core competencies in manufacturing engineering, environmental engineering, mathematics and computer sciences, natural sciences, and technology transfer and commercialization through the National Environmental Technology Incubator. The Center will offer expertise in the integration of renewable and alternative energy supporting manufacturing and environmental protection areas.

Driving Economic Advancement

The Center will enable technology transfer and commercialization in targeted industries and small businesses by leveraging university and industry research into best practices, as well as build a competitive workforce for future jobs.


  • The International Center for Water Resources Management offers the only interdisciplinary curriculum in water resources management at the baccalaureate level and is listed in the Gale's International Research Centers.
  • Designated by the U.S. Congress as the lead institution in applied remote sensing technologies research for solving water management problems for the arid western U.S. for the U.S. Department of Interior.
  • The Manufacturing Engineering Program is one of 22 ABET accredited programs in the U.S. and has maintained accreditation since 1991.

Goals (Five-year period)

  • Increase enrollment of STEM students by 5% per year
  • Increase number of graduates by 50%
  • Increase the number of start-up companies affiliated with NETI by 100% and the number graduating by 50%
  • Create a minimum of 150 jobs
  • Increase external funding by 25%
  • 100% of students affiliated with the Center will participate in internships/research activities
  • 100% of graduates associated with the Center will be employed or matriculate to graduate school


  • External Funding
  • Student and faculty industrial affiliation
  • Start-up companies graduated from the incubator
  • Internship/research activities for students
  • Number of graduates in STEM areas
  • Job and graduate school placement of graduates
  • Applied research activities for faculty and staff
  • Companies in and graduating from incubator
  • Jobs created by commercialization
  • Collaborations with external partners (industry, nonprofit and government)