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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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EKU: 3D Printing, Organic Electro Chemistry and Physics Come Together for Undergraduate Success

Eastern Kentucky University has a diverse group of three researchers whose work contributes to three of the four research pillars. Their collaborative work both as a team and in working with other KY NSF EPSCoR research groups is vital for our goal of advanced manufacturing in Kentucky. This is a tremendous example of NSF funding …

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UK’s Anthony, Risko Receive NSF Special Creativity Award

By David Melanson, UK CAER Organic semiconductors, often referred to as plastic electronics, offer key advantages for emerging electronic and communication devices, provided they can meet all the appropriate metrics for performance, stability and cost. While these materials are already widely used in display technologies — the organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) used as the displays in …

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Next-Generation Conductive Fibers

Flexible, organic, and conductive. Those are adjectives traditionally applied to PEDOT: PSS. Thanks to Dr. Ruben Sarabia-Riquelme and his cohorts at the University of Kentucky Applied Energy Research (UK CAER), and other collaborators at the University of Louisville, KY NSF EPSCoR funds are adding two more adjectives to PEDOT: PSS: spinnable and printable. Readily available …

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KY NSF EPSCoR SPONSORS YOUTH SCIENCE SUMMIT

Our education & outreach grant (EOD)  is supporting the @KYScience Center’s Youth Science Summit this year on 3/15! Our EOD provides support funding for individuals and organizations across the state seeking to engage students and citizens in Advanced Manufacturing STEM topics through Education, outreach + communication. More info on the Science Summit: https://kysciencecenter.org/programs/youth-science-summit/

UK, UofL Researchers Collaborate on PEDOT: PSS – Nanocollider

Dr. Matt Weisenberger, University of Kentucky Dr. Ruben Sarabia-Riquelme, University of Kentucky Dr. Cindy Harnett, University of Louisville Dr. Kunal Kate, University of Louisville Dr. Zan Paterson, University of Kentucky Paula Alarcon, University of Kentucky In what was the first nanoCollider featuring cross-institutional presentations, the PEDOT: PSS team featuring research from both the University of …

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KY NSF EPSCoR INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY BOARD INAUGRAL MEETING

On Friday, December 2nd, KY NSF EPSCoR hosted its first Industrial Advisory Board meeting. This meeting introduced our research to industrial leaders across the commonwealth and beyond, with the hopes of applying our research to real-world industrial products and methods. Our researchers also hope to glean industrial knowledge from the advisory board, as well as …

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UofL gets grant to help minority-owned manufacturers adopt 3D printing

Via UofL News The University of Louisville (UofL) has received a five-year grant totaling $2 million to help minority-owned manufacturing businesses adopt additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), will launch the Kentucky MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center, one of only four such …

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