Midwest


Midwest Region

The Midwest Region is comprised of the following six states: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The Midwest region has more than 30 laboratories and over 150 facilities that conduct federal research and development in a wide range of topics. From the examination of the smallest particles in the universe to the development of new engine lubricants to alternative manufacturing processes, each facility in the Midwest Region is involved in expanding the bounds of knowledge and our nation's technical capabilities.

The mission of the FLC is to add value to the federal agencies, laboratories, and their partners to accomplish the rapid integration of research and development resources within the mainstream of the U.S. economy. Each Region actively conducts R&D activities seeking partnerships to transfer innovative technologies.

The Midwest Region actively promotes regional tech transfer through its Lab Showcase, Member Connect, Industry and Tech Events, and so much more. Check out our professional development and networking events, as well as our regional award winners that demonstrate outstanding technology transfer programs.

Officers

Sabra Tomb
Midwest Regional Coordinator

Sabra Tomb

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFR

Ms. Sabra L. Tomb is an attorney-advisor for Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As an attorney for the AFRL, Sabra provides legal support to AFRL’s $5 billion science, technology, research and development enterprise, including the laboratory’s nine component technology directorates and the 711th Human Performance Wing. She also partners with AFRL’s Functional Directorates to accelerate the Research & Development process and provides legal support to the AFRL leadership.

Prior to her role as an attorney for AFRL, Sabra worked in the AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing’s Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) as a technology transfer specialist.

Before her career with the Air Force, Sabra worked in the fitness and natural health industries for over ten years, and during that time, owned a natural health store for seven years.

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Annie Bullock-Yoder
Midwest Deputy Regional Coordinator

Annie Bullock-Yoder

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane Division

Annie E. Bullock-Yoder is a member of the Technology Transfer Office at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, where she serves as the intellectual property (IP) and licensing specialist. She is the point person for all NSWC Crane invention disclosures and leads efforts to market and commercialize the IP portfolio.

Annie has earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in intellectual property from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She has several professional licenses including membership in the Indiana State Bar and as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

News & Announcements

August 04, 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 FLC Midwest Regional Award winners!
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January 28, 2021
2021 FLC Awards – Winners Announced
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November 01, 2020
Congratulations to the 2020 FLC Midwest Regional Award winners!
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Awards

2021
regional
Argonne scientists employ machine learning to accelerate industrial design optimization process
Excellence in Technology Transfer
2021
regional
Indiana pitch competition showcases NSWC Crane’s regional role as well as its intellectual property
State and Local Economic Development
2020
regional
CBRN Canister Protection Capabilities against Emerging Chemical Hazards
Interagency Partnership
2020
regional
Sustainment Management System (SMS) for Government Commercial Facility Management
Interagency Partnership
2020
regional
Tools for Identifying Host Microbes for Viruses and Antimicrobial Resistance
Excellence in Technology Transfer
2019
Elizabeth Brooke Pyne
Representative of the Year
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Labs in Action

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EPA technology safely removes ammonia from drinking water
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EPA partners with WaterStep on clean-water system for disaster response
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