Seed Funding

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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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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SEED FUNDING SUCCESS: LAWRENCE HILL @ WKU

Seed funding creates future NSF success.  That is certainly the case with Professor Lawrence Hill at Western Kentucky University.  This seed funding allowed us to start a new project on catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide at WKU. Data from our new automated catalyst screening system was included in a full NSF proposal, and we would …

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NSF EPSCoR Track-2 Solicitation is now available

NSF EPSCoR’s Track-2 Solicitation was just released!  The required theme of these proposals is, “Advancing research towards industries of tomorrow to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions.” Every institution in Kentucky can lead one proposal submission to this program and furthermore, every institution can be a collaborative partner on additional proposals that are led by …

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Pandemic-born innovation spurs first patent filed through Kentucky’s community college system

Story by By Haley Cawthon – Reporter Back in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Eric Wooldridge and his team at Somerset Community College (SCC) were mass producing thousands of face shields with the use of 3D printers. It was a practical application for SCC’s Additive Manufacturing Center for Excellence, which was developed after …

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