In 2016, Ohio-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2.4 billion. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, Ohio-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Ohio, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 2,491,059
Department of Agriculture 27,380
Department of Commerce 2,676
Department of Defense 1,265,275
Department of Energy 49,795
Department of Health and Human Services 719,339
Department of Homeland Security 14,315
Department of the Interior 9,917
Department of Transportation 42,999
Environmental Protection Agency 69,907
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 193,279
National Science Foundation 96,177

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



Jennifer Stewart
	Morphology Laboratory

Morphology Laboratory

The purpose is to provide morphological characterization of materials. Primary capabilities are: X-ray diffraction characterization of single and polycrystalline materials at ambient, cooled or elevated temperatures; optical microscopic characterization at room and elevated temperatures; X-ray...
1 Ft. x 1 Ft. Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Bldg. 37

1 Ft. x 1 Ft. Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Bldg. 37

The 1- by 1-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel (1x), located in the Engine Research Building, is one of the most active test facilities at the Glenn Research Center. Used to conduct fundamental research in supersonic and hypersonic fluid mechanics, it is also used for supersonic-vehicle-focused research...

2.2 Second Drop Tower

The 2.2 Second Drop Tower supports programs sponsored by the Microgravity Research Division and the Space Product Development Division of the Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications of NASA Headquarters. This facility specializes in testing experimental packages in a Microgravity...

2004 Handwipe method for detecting lead Midwest

Lead poisoning is a global problem that hassignificant public health and occupationalhealth consequences. Worldwide, 240 millionpeople are estimated to have health risks fromlead poisoning, and lead is the number oneenvironmental health hazard to children. From aU.S. public health perspective,...