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Fuentek Awarded Society for Technical Communication Carolinas Distinguished Award

Technology Consulting Firm Recognized for Work with NASA’s Ames Center

Apex, NC, April 02, 2011 --( Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (, a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services, has announced that the firm has received a Distinguished Award from the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) for its 2009 Accomplishment Report for NASA’s Ames Research Center’s Innovative Partnerships Program Office. The Distinguished Award honors superior work that applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly for anticipating and fulfilling the needs of its audience. This recognition is the 15th award that Fuentek has received from STC’s Carolina Chapter.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from STC Carolina for the dedicated work our team provides to NASA Ames,” said Schoppe. “The Accomplishment Report was designed to help readers understand the value of the center’s IPP Office and how the office supports NASA missions. The thorough feedback we received from the judges indicates that this goal was achieved, and for that I am very pleased.”

- STC is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication and is the largest organization of its type in the world.

- Entries that earn a Distinguished Award from the Carolina STC chapter are automatically submitted to STC international competitions held this spring.

- The award-winning document can be downloaded at

- Other samples of Fuentek-developed technology transfer publications can be viewed at

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About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past five consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book "The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies." The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at

Brittney Storm
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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