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Public Release: 15-May-2015
George Lucas foundation grants $5 million to MSU for science, math and literacy education
Michigan State University and partners will create a model for teaching elementary students science thanks to $5 million grant from a George Lucas Foundation.
Lucas Education Research

Contact: Andy Henion
Michigan State University

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Video game could transform middle school students' online learning
With more middle school students learning online every year, experts have identified a growing need for high-quality educational approaches that take advantage of current technology. The Department of Education recently awarded a group of researchers at the University of Missouri $2.7 million to support the development of an educational video game for middle school distance learners.
US Department of Education

Contact: Christian Basi
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Saving money on water bill by cutting electricity use by water agencies
On Wednesday, May 13, the California Energy Commission approved a $3 million grant for University of California, Riverside engineers to work with three water districts in Southern California to reduce their need for electricity when transporting and treating water.
California Energy Commission

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 14-May-2015
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation awards $3.9 million in NARSAD grants
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation today announced its 2015 Independent Investigator Grants which will award $3.9 million in funding to 40 mid-career scientists from 30 institutions in 16 countries. Selected by the Foundation's Scientific Council, comprised of 150 leading experts across disciplines in brain and behavior research including two Nobel Prize winners, the grants fund basic research, new technologies and next-generation therapies for schizophrenia, major affective disorders, and other serious mental illnesses.
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Professor Matei Ciocarlie wins Young Investigator Program grant for hands-on research
Matei Ciocarlie, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a three-year $637,000 Young Investigator Program grant from the Office of Naval Research for his work on human-in-the-loop systems in which humans and robotic manipulators work together, side by side, on the same task.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Lehigh chemical engineer awarded DOE funding to design novel functional materials
Jeetain Mittal, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University, is one of 44 scientists selected from across the nation to receive significant funding for research as part of the US Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jordan Reese
Lehigh University

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Device developed at WashU may allow sensations in prosthetic hands
A team of engineers and researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is working to allow those with upper limb prosthetics to feel hot and cold and the sense of touch through their prosthetic hands.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Julie Flory
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Boston University students awarded fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Two medical students from Boston University have been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to conduct full-time biomedical research in its Medical Research Fellows Program. Joseph Park and Jacqueline Estevez are two of the selected 68 top medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools in the United States to receive this honor.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 13-May-2015
RDA Data Share announces fellowship awards
RDA Data Share, an early career engagement program for the Research Data Alliance, is pleased to announce its first selection of Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Yolanda Meleco
Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Public Release: 13-May-2015
$30 million gift to Hebrew University's Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
Five years after its initial donation of $20 million for establishing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation has confirmed a further gift of $30 million, for a total of $50 million of the Center's $150 million initial budget. Mrs. Lily Safra said: 'Unlocking the mysteries of the brain depends on supporting the world's best researchers in a premier setting that encourages effective collaboration.'
Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 13-May-2015
CCFA to develop world's largest Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research database
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announces a three-year, $17.5 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to establish an integrated knowledge platform designed to centralize and aggregate patient information -- with linked biosamples -- across multiple research efforts. The new initiative, called IBD Plexus, is designed to speed progress toward precision medicine through novel research, leading to better diagnostics, treatments and, ultimately, cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases.
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Contact: Erin Stoeber
The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Public Release: 12-May-2015
UTSA geoscientists prepare for October trip to the Arctic
In October, UTSA College of Sciences faculty members Stephen Ackley and Blake Weissling wlll travel to the Arctic as a part of a project funded by the Office of Naval Research to study the diminishing ice cover. The pair will join a team of nearly 20 scientists from around the world for the 42-day trip from Nome, Alaska into the Arctic Ocean.
Office of Naval Research, US Department of Defense

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 12-May-2015
NetSage tool will help us understand big data networks
Every day, scientists around the world rely on robust data networks to share petabytes of data with their colleagues. A new $5 million, five-year National Science Foundation grant, awarded to Indiana University, the UC Davis and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, seeks to bolster these networks by enabling unprecedented measurement and analysis.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-May-2015
NASA funds SwRI instrument to date moon and Mars rocks
NASA has approved $2.6 million to advance development of Southwest Research Institute's (SwRI) Chemistry, Organics, and Dating Experiment instrument. The device will allow unmanned rovers to analyze the decay of radioactive elements to determine the age of rocks on the moon and Mars.

Contact: Joe Fohn
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant
Peter Lodahl, professor and head of the Quantum Photonics research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has received a large and prestigious grant from the European Research Council, the ERC Advanced Grant. The grant of just over 18.6 million kroner (2.5 million euros) has a duration of five years and is for the project: Scalable Quantum Photonic Networks.
European Research Council

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
How do neurons and blood vessels 'talk' to each other?
Neurons and blood vessels often traverse the body side by side, a fact observed as early as the 16th century. Only over the last ten years researchers have discovered that the growth of neuronal and vascular networks is controlled by the same molecules. Professor Amparo Acker-Palmer hopes to use her findings to gain important insights into brain diseases. The European Research Council will fund her project with an Advanced Investigator Grant of 2.5 million euros.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Amaro Acker-Palmer
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 12-May-2015
From heart attacks to cancer: What role do long, non-coding RNAs play?
About 70 percent of our genes provide the blueprint for biomolecules whose function is only now being discovered -- non-coding RNAs. Instead of being translated into proteins, they seem to perform steering functions in the body. Stefanie Dimmeler was one of the first researchers to prove that the sub-group of micro-RNAs plays a role in regenerating blood vessels. She has now received the coveted ERC Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Stefanie Dimmeler
Goethe University Frankfurt

Public Release: 12-May-2015
The £6.5 million Track to the Future rail project underway
The University's Institute of Railway Research will constructing new test facilities to focus on developing switches and crossings that 'last longer and require much less maintenance.'
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Nicola Werritt
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Ocean head count: Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity
How can you track changes in complex marine ecosystems over time? MBARI scientists are part of a team trying to do just this with a five-year, $7 million grant through the National Ocean Partnership Program. The proposed Marine Biodiversity Observation Network will combine species counts and ecological data from existing research programs with newer data gathered using cutting-edge satellites, robots, and genetic analyses.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of the Interior-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Unique program to use social media to develop computer model for Ebola spread
Identifying and tracking individuals affected by the Ebola virus in densely populated areas presents a unique and urgent set of challenges in public health surveillance. Currently, mapping the spread of the Ebola virus is done manually. An innovative model of Ebola spread will use massive amounts of data from various sources including Twitter feeds, Facebook and Google.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Fifteen undergraduate students receive travel awards from the Genetics Society of America
he Genetics Society of America is pleased to name the recipients of the GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards for summer 2015. These students will use the funds from this award to travel to the 20th International C. elegans Meeting, where they will present their research findings.
Genetics Society of America

Contact: Adam Fagen
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 11-May-2015
PPPL physicist wins Early Career Research Program grant
Physicist Luis Delgado-Aparicio has won an Early Career Research Program award to develop tools aimed at eliminating impurities in plasmas that can halt or slow down fusion reactions.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Jeanne Jackson DeVoe
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 11-May-2015
NSF funds a unique program to train graduate STEM students
A curriculum in density-functional theory for graduate students in STEM fields is the goal of a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $3 million over five years awarded to a team of Penn State faculty.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 8-May-2015
$2 million NSF grant supports research into emerging nanomaterials
A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow researchers led by Rensselaer Professor Humberto Terrones to explore the structure and capabilities of transition metal dichalcogenides, layered nanomaterials with intriguing optical and electronic properties.
National Science Foundation Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 8-May-2015
Chinhui Juhn named Visiting Scholar at Russell Sage Foundation
Chinhui Juhn, the Henry Graham Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, was recently appointed by the Russell Sage Foundation as a visiting scholar for 2015-2016. The foundation, based in New York City, is devoted to research in the social sciences and publish books based on the works of its grantees and visiting scholars.
Russell Sage Foundation

Contact: Melissa Carroll
University of Houston

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