Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
RIT's sponsored research awards surpassed $76 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, another significant milestone in spite of the challenges posed to research efforts brought about by the pandemic. In addition, the university also achieved a new record in terms of the number and the cumulative value of proposals submitted.
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering was awarded a $1 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECAP) from New York state. The award will be used to upgrade and expand the college’s cleanroom facility to accommodate the growth of research in biomedical technologies such as drug delivery and lab-on-chip devices.
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”
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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 “Chasing Ancestors, Part 2: Searching for the origins of American Sign Language in East Anglia, 1620-1851”
For “Vision-based Few-Shot Prediction via Adversarial Similarity Networks”
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 “Arctic Sea Ice Image Reconstruction and Localization”
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: