Nina Stark, assistant professor, has been awarded a NSF CAREER award to study soil mechanics in response to hydrodynamic forcing and morphodynamics.
FAU has received a $652,820 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the first NSF-funded Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (AIDL) Training and Research Laboratory in Florida.
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is pleased to announce that SIOP member Dr. Ann Huffman and her Northern Arizona University colleague Dr. Heidi Wayment were recently awarded a $1.4 million Department of Defense grant for their research on the Psychological Health and Resilience of Military Personnel. The research project includes a multi-phased study and the development of a self-management intervention app.
We love our bad-boy (and -girl) artificial intelligences -- think Skynet or Hal 9000 -- pushing people and societies to the brink of ruin, and telling a good science fiction story in the process.
Integral Molecular Awarded Grant to Discover Drug Targets in Alzheimer's.
Alison Weiss, PhD, professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology in UC College of Medicine, has been awarded a four-year grant of $1.6 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7, also sometimes referred to as Hamburger E. coli.
Together with researchers from nine other universities, CSU researchers Courtney Jahn and Jane Stewart will continue exploring best practices for strong, disease-resistant potato crops in Colorado and beyond, as co-recipients of an $8 million national grant. They are sharing in the four-year grant awarded by the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, under the Specialty Crop Research Initiative funding program.
A University of Chichester academic is the lead chief investigator on a successful bid for $2.3 million from the Australian government, to carry out the first nationwide study of the prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia.
Lehigh University's Energy Research Center was recently awarded three projects with US and international funding. The ERC is positioned to help the energy industry meet the challenges of transforming fossil-fuel dependence. Researchers are collaborating with faculty affiliated with Lehigh's Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy. Projects include using solar thermal energy in 'smarter' carbon capture systems, analyzing the impact of 'cycling' on power plants' wastewater treatment processes, and developing tech for 'cleaning' coal efficiently.
Technology that retailers use to make a shopping experience more efficient could also benefit your next eye appointment. Called radiofrequency identification, or RFID, the tool is being used at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for a unique purpose: to track and reduce patient wait times and enhance time spent at the doctor's office.