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LANSING, Mich. — Davenport University, the beneficiary of 3 National Science Foundation grants in 3 years, has been awarded a new S-STEM grant for $647,527 to recruit, retain, graduate, and prepare 20 low-income, academically talented students earning a B.S. in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Computer Science (CS) for employment.
Over the next five years, twelve students will enter as freshmen and receive scholarship support for four years, and eight transfer students will enter as juniors and receive scholarships for two years. Using a cohort-based model, Davenport will utilize flexible delivery of courses and mentoring to assist and promote success for students who have intermittent external conflicts that pose barriers to consistent in-person attendance.
S-STEM scholars will receive an average of $7,000 annually, not to exceed unmet need. The scholarships funds are applied towards their two or four-year tuition costs for a total savings of between $14,000 and $28,000, respectively.
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A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages.
As part of the project, researchers will develop an application to teach American Sign Language learners about associated facial expressions and head gestures. They will also develop an application that makes the facial expressions of a signer anonymous, when privacy is a concern.
The nearly $1 million grant is part of the NSF Convergence Accelerator, a program that supports use-inspired, team-based, and multidisciplinary research to produce solutions to national-scale societal challenges.
The project, called Data and AI Methods for Modeling Facial Expressions in Language with Applications to Privacy for the Deaf, American Sign Language (ASL) Education and Linguistic Research, is co-led by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at three universities. The team includes
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CLEVELAND, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Emanate Wireless has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $255K to conduct research and development work on a unique healthcare IoT solution: Utilization, Condition, and Location System (UCLS). UCLS uses smart tags with sensors and machine learning algorithms to track the utilization, condition and location of medical equipment within a healthcare facility. The NSF funding will support pilot trials with three major hospital groups.
Managing medical devices is one of the top cost centers for a hospital. UCLS provides actionable insights to healthcare administrators to help them discover under-utilized equipment, optimize equipment workflows and implement usage and condition-based maintenance schedules. Current hospital asset tracking solutions (known as RTLS) attempt to track the location of assets, but do not provide context on what the device is doing or how effectively it is operating. The addition
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WILMINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 6, 2020–
Leading Edge Equipment Technologies, the maker of revolutionary silicon wafer manufacturing equipment for solar panels, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $998,820 to support continued research and development of their advanced silicon wafer manufacturing process.
“Our first grant from the NSF was instrumental in proving our nascent technology can move from the lab into the real world,” said Alison Greenlee, Founder of Leading Edge and Principal Investigator. “The NSF’s continued support helps us take the next step in developing this important manufacturing technology so it can be reliably deployed and drive global adoption of renewable energy.”
Leading Edge has developed a new drop-in manufacturing technology that produces kerfless, single-crystal silicon wafers for solar panels. The company’s manufacturing equipment uses their patented Floating Silicon Method™ to produce silicon wafers through ribbons. This manufacturing technology reduces
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LAS CRUCES – To help meet the increased demand for technology jobs, a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant is helping New Mexico State University change the landscape for high-performance computing for students and faculty throughout New Mexico over the next two years. High-performance computers (HPCs) can crunch numbers for complex problems – like those in artificial intelligence, genetics, economics or ecology – and skills with them are highly sought-after. An HPC can be considered a superpowered computer that people are able to share time on. NMSU’s HPC Team includes a group of graduate students, HPC administrators and Diana V. Dugas, principal investigator of the grant and NMSU’s director of instruction and research
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BOSTON – Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new ‘Future of Manufacturing’ grant of $499,955 awarded to a collaboration of Massachusetts organizations, which will help the region’s manufacturers pivot their operations to address emerging crises. The project, called ‘Rapid Execution for Scaling Production Of Needed Designs’ or RESPOND, will create a diverse network of transdisciplinary stakeholders across academia and state government that will support and sustain critical ‘super nodes’ that will boost communication between organizations, help accelerate product development, and drive increased manufacturing capacity to address crises like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Announced on National Manufacturing Day, the grant will be led by UMass Lowell in collaboration with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), a public economic development agency, to develop a crisis-resilient manufacturing network. The grant will help the Commonwealth of Massachusetts build on the success of
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The National Science Foundation awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center at Monterey Peninsula College to support community college students to participate in its global underwater robotics competition.
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Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012. (Monterey Herald file)
The center was established at MPC in 1997 with funding from the National Science Foundation. The Remote Operated Vehicle Competition was created as a core part of the center’s mission to educate and prepare students for the technical workforce. Remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, are used in a variety of underwater activities including construction and inspection, search and recovery, energy operations, aquaculture, national defense, conservation, and research and exploration by scientists such as those at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
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(TNS) — A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Chaminade University will fund scholar- ships for students majoring in data science, a thriving career field.
“Hawaii and the Pacific region face unique challenges, and we need local students who can use local data to help us understand and address those challenges,” said Helen Turner, Chaminade’s vice president for strategy and innovation.
The five-year grant starts Thursday. Talented students with financial need are the priority for the scholarships, part of the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The scholarships are for $10,000 per year, up to four years, and will be awarded to 20 freshmen and transfer students. Chaminade’s tuition is nearly $30,000 annually.
“Every business sector in Hawaii, from health care to finance to energy and nonprofits, needs professionals in data analytics to provide decision support,” said Turner, who is the grant’s principal
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Singapore, 22 September 2020 – Researchers from Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicine (CAMP), an interdisciplinary research group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have been awarded Intra-CREATE grants from the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore to help support research on retinal biometrics for glaucoma progression and neural cell implantation therapy for spinal cord injuries. The grants are part of the NRF’s initiative to bring together researchers from Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) partner institutions, in order to achieve greater impact from collaborative research efforts.
SMART CAMP was formed in 2019 to focus on ways to produce living cells as medicine delivered to humans to treat a range of illnesses and medical conditions, including tissue degenerative diseases, cancer, and autoimmune disorders.
“Singapore’s well-established biopharmaceutical ecosystem brings with it a thriving research ecosystem that is supported by skilled talents and strong manufacturing
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center was awarded a grant by The Wells Fargo Foundation to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning at Title I schools and will benefit several schools located close to the Learning Center.
The $4,000 grant will give students access to experiences that will make up for the inability to travel on field trips due to the coronavirus pandemic. The activities will include video elements that support the Georgia Standards of Excellence in this regard. In addition, this new project will help K-12 educators continue to engage students amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Now, more than ever, there is the need to support our local teachers with ways to engage their students and advance learning,” said Dr. Michael Dentzau, Oxbow Meadows’ director.
The Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is a non-profit organization that exists to educate, inspire, and empower