Diné College Receives Funding Support for Technology Transfer Center
6 Feb 2023
TSAILE, AZ — Diné College received congressional direct spending from Sen. Mark Kelly’s office in the amount of $1,075,000 for a Transfer Tech Center. Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced major federal investments they secured across Arizona. These investments through the Fiscal Year 2023 bipartisan annual budget will support law enforcement and emergency services, expand health care access, boost education resources, strengthen water infrastructure for tribes and towns, improve roads and bridges, and more, across all 15 Arizona counties.
The appropriations will allow the College to create a hub of invention and knowledge creation, supporting commercialization, small business, and other economic activity that benefits researchers, creators, Diné College and the Navajo Nation. “We know that new economy creation with the highest benefit to the people occur at the cutting edge of development. Technology transfer assist in spurring the local economy, the knowledge base growth of students and largely a bigger foothold in the entrepreneurial sector for participants,” said President Roessel. “This will support Dine College faculty, staff, and students who purse intellectual property in the form of patents, trademarks, and copyrights for their inventions and creative outputs” he added.
As a postsecondary educational institution, Diné College awards Associate degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and Certificates in areas important to the economic and social development of the Navajo Nation. To comply with the College mission, personalized instruction is guaranteed to each student because of the low student-faculty ratio. All are welcome to apply.