The Battery Prototyping Center at RIT was awarded nearly $2.2 million through the Empire State Development Grants program to expand its facility. Upgrades and expansion of the center will nearly double its current space, add new equipment, and increase training capacity in the areas of lithium-ion battery research, manufacturing, and development.
RIT faculty members, who led research initiatives as principal investigators, were honored at a reception on March 21 to celebrate the individuals who helped the university reach record awards surpassing $92 million and place among the top private research universities in the country.
RIT awards researchers seed funding of $5,000 for proposals written during the fall semester and later refined over the course of a two-day Grant Writers’ Boot Camp.
For “Creating Informed and Engaged End Users in High-Performance Campus Buildings for Improved Energy Efficiency and Enhanced Comfort”
For “Wearable Technologies and Consumer Engagement in Social Media”
Nasibeh Azadeh Fard
For “Monitoring and Improving Length of Stay and Readmission Rates Using Learn Management Techniques”
For “Advancing Culturally Relevant STEM Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Students”
For “The Use of Keyword Error Rate to Determine the Quality of Automated Speech Recognition Systems”
For “Highly Efficient Capture and Detection of Deadly Zaire Ebola virus (EBOV) via Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Hierarchical Nanostructures”
For “Development of Bioplastic Packaging Solution for the Transport of Apples”
For “Learning to Sign Before Birth”
For “A Principled Model Selection Method for Deep Learning in Protein Function Analysis”
For “Robotic Collaborative Perception and object Manipulation for Effective and Affordable Elder Care”
For “Integrating dynamical systems and machine learning to study paleoclimate data”
For “Benchmarking Integration of Relational and Non-Relational Data Systems”
For “Neurocognitively-Motivated Conversational Assistants Based on Distribution Representations”
NIH Boot Camp Seed Funding
RIT also offers an advanced boot camp focused on the National Institutes of Health. Participants in the NIH Boot Camp submitted proposals for seed funding to help develop competitive proposals or revise proposals to specific NIH programs in the coming year. 2019 awardees will receive up to $10,000 and include: