Interdisciplinary Research awardees to make presentations Oct. 23


Teams from the awarded Interdisciplinary Research proposals will give 10-minute presentations featuring their projects at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23.

The presentations, which will be held via Zoom, will allow each team to further explain the intended outcomes of the projects, including plans for external funding.

The four awarded proposals include:

Sustainability Theme  

The Smart Fusion Material Research Institute will be developing novel computational, material and digital manufacturing approaches to unlock the complex interactions among material, microstructure, processing and mechanical properties involved in additive manufacturing.

Digital Transformations Theme  

The Disaster Resilience Analytics Center will leverage the university’s expertise in artificial intelligence, deep learning and multiple modes of big data to better predict natural and human-made disasters and improve preparedness by creating a new generation of digital platforms and support services.

Health Disparities Theme  

The Institute for Health Disparities will generate new methods to reduce obesity among vulnerable populations and improve health literacy as a mechanism among health care providers for behavior change.

Wildcard Theme  

The Center for Educational Technologies to Assist Refugee Learners will focus on designing innovative solutions to meet the educational needs to the children of the more than 70 million forcibly displaced refugees worldwide. As a result, it will also create innovative pathways and software for educational access to those in our state and nation.