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UofL nanocollider Talks HMI, Sensing Fibers, Robotics in Healthcare & Conductive Materials from Plants

On September 16th, the University of Louisville hosted its first nanoCollider, touching on innovative research from several pillars in the KAMPERS project. Watch the full video below: A summary:  Intro: Dr Tommy Roussel Speaker 1: Dr Shamus McNamara, Title: “Fiber Optic Powered Sensor Array for Skin-Like Sensing” • Distributed sensor array • Power and communication …

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UofL receives $750,000 in federal funding to enhance advanced manufacturing workforce

From the Lane Report The University of Louisville has received $750,000 to launch the Robotics and Additive Manufacturing Pathways to SUCCESS (RAMPS) program aimed at preparing workers for the automated workplaces of the future that involve collaborative human-machine interfaces and 3D printing. The skills needed by nearly all manufacturers will soon be shaped to some …

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Kazi the Catalyst: A Decade of the PLTL Program at Kentucky State University

How Dr. Kazi Javed took a small KY NSF EPSCoR grant for nanotube research at UK CAER and evolved it into a program at KSU supporting hundreds of undergraduate students. Written by Kevin Puckett, Senior Creative Communication Strategist at UK CAER and KY NSF EPSCoR / Header Illustration by Kevin Puckett A catalyst is a …

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FALL 2022 KICKOFF MEETING NOW WATCHABLE

August 5, 2022 Y4 KICKOFF AGENDA Welcome – Rodney Announcements & Upcoming events SV Sept. 20-22 • List of Attendees & Student Presenters due 8/22 • Questionnaires due 9/2 • Slides due 9/12 • SV connection test 9/19 • Project & Research Updates 9/20 • Project Elements, PostDoc Session, and Student Presentations 9/21 Outstanding business/announcements …

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FIVE HIRES FROM PREVIOUS TRACK-1 RECEIVED NSF-FUNDED CAREER AWARDS

Congratulations to five KY NSF EPSCoR hires from our last track-1 award – Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future (2014-2019) who have earned the prestigious Career award from NSF.  CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career …

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SCC Professor Eric Wooldridge appointed to National Additive Manufacturing Coalition Advisory Board

Somerset Community College Press Release Somerset, Ky. Last week the Additive Manufacturing(AM) Coalition announced the appointment of eight members to the newly formed advisory board. One of those eight individuals is Somerset Community College Professor, Eric Wooldridge. The AM Coalitionisthenationalmembershiporganizationrecognized as the voice for additive manufacturing with decision-makers and stakeholders, including Federal agencies and Congress. …

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SuperCollider 2022: Investigating Questions In-Person

https://youtu.be/5ITSbySkLdY SuperCollider 2020 took place in February 2020, as COVID-19 was spreading on the other side of the world. One month later, our entire country would be shut down for months, along with the research of our KY NSF EPSCoR participants. Thankfully, two years later, those same participants, alongside some new faces, were finally able …

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Graduate student , FULLY FUNDED BY KY NSF EPSCOR, receives Minton Award AT WKU

From WKU News: Ahmet Kaan Aydin, an Applied Mathematics graduate student from Istanbul, Turkey, is the 2021-22 recipient of WKU’s John D. Minton Graduate Student Award. “WKU has offered me the opportunity to nurture myself in a variety of areas such as research, teaching, and social activities,” Aydin said. “I am honored to be a …

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WKU hosts nanocollider, reports on workforce development, undergrad and high school student success

Earlier this April, Western Kentucky University hosted the 5th KY NSF EPSCoR nanoCollider. KY NSF EPSCoR nanoColliders allow for participants to more broadly identify opportunities to enhance existing cross-institutional collaborations or establish new connections for potential partnerships. Dr. Farhad Ashrafrzadeh, Professor and Founding  Director of Center for Energy Systems, https://www.wku.edu/ces/, highlighted the research capabilities and incredible progress …

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