National Science Foundation
As the country shivers and sneezes through another winter flu season, how cool would it be if your undershirt or socks not only kept you warm but also warned you about an oncoming infection? They might, under a grant given to an engineering professor of Michigan State University to create wearable biosensors that analyze the tiny amounts of body fluids you secrete onto your clothes.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.32 million grant to five Michigan universities for a project that will increase the academic success of underrepresented minority graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM (science, technology , engineering, and mathematics) fields, as well as women graduate students in gender-imbalanced fields.
A Western Michigan University professor has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ethical issues associated with cyberwarfare.
Michigan State University has received two National Science Foundation grants totaling $5.7 million, funds that will be used to look for ways to use computer software to analyze student writing in science and engineering classes.
Jason D. Nicholas, an assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award.
With help from National Science Foundation funding, Wayne State University will join other universities across the country aiming to improve teaching methods in the STEM disciplines, ultimately supporting those students with an interest in STEM fields and improving their graduation rates.
Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society’s growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure that it is produced in a sustainable way, benefiting rather than harming the societies and environments producing it.
Wayne State University has received a $200,000 Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education Grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an undergraduate certificate program geared toward training the next generation of nanoengineers.
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Lawrence Technological University is offering $10,000 scholarships for two years to community college graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a power engineering concentration.
Western Michigan University is one of 13 research universities from around the nation tapped to conduct a multiyear $4.3 million research effort aimed at determining the impact of organic aerosol materials on climate and air quality.