Morehead State University Using VR, AR to Enhance Manufacturing Environments

As Kentucky NSF EPSCoR research continues to push the boundaries of advanced manufacturing, it is essential that humans and machines speak the same language. Through software algorithms and machine learning, as well as powerful augmented and virtual reality scenarios, the engineering labs at Morehead State University are working to test, train, and enrich the manufacturing …

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Professor Kunal Kate Uses 3D Printing to Connect Industry and Academia

Watch our full interview with University of Louisville Professor Kunal Kate speaking on his newly formed graduate level course “Additive Manufacturing (AM) with Polymers.” Here he introduced the ICME platform, Digimat – AM, that teaches students about 3D printing thermomechanical process simulations. As a case study, the students did EOAT design and 3D Printing for …

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From PhD to Industry: Video Series

Academia is a different world than industry. Different measures of success, different workflows, and different networking requirements. However, KY NSF EPSCoR, through experiential learning and industrial connections, can help graduate students make this transition and thrive. Two former KY NSF EPSCoR-supported graduate students from the University of Louisville’s Louisville Automation & Robotics Research Institute, Shamsudeen …

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CLIMBS PROJECT GETTING LOCAL AND NATIONAL ATTENTION

Our new NSF Track-1 Project, CLIMBS, is making headlines across Kentucky and the nation! Here are a few press releases and highlights: NSF PRESS RELEASE Read Full Article FOX56 WDKY Read Full Article UK PRESS RELEASE Read Full Article WKU PRESS RELEASE Read Full Article MSU PRESS RELEASE Read Full Article Northern Kentucky Tribune (nku) …

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Özer to Represent WKU as Fulbright Scholar, Research Fueled by EPSCoR Seed Funding

“I thought that it was a long shot for me. I was super shocked and honored.” Professor Özkan Özer, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Western Kentucky University (WKU), will represent his team of mathematics scholars, WKU, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a Fulbright U.S. Research Scholar in northern France starting this fall. According to …

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EPSCoR Partners McGuffin, WoOlDRIDGE, EARN NSB AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Sherri McGuffin, STEM Coordinator at AdvanceKentucky and longtime KY NSF EPSCoR supporter, and Eric Wooldridge, Professor of Additive Manufacturing at Somerset Community College, for being the first Kentuckians to win the Science and Society Award by the National Science Board for advancement of STEM education and workforce development efforts around our joint 3D …

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UK Interdisciplinary Team Granted NSF Award to Build Insights into Mixed Electronic-Ionic Transport, STEM Outreach in Kentucky

As KY NSF EPSCoR’s five-year project—Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Enhanced Robotics and Structures (KAMPERS)—nears completion, it is crucial to highlight not only the accomplishments under the Track-1 award but also to feature follow-on awards, which will continue to push scientific innovation. As KY NSF EPSCoR program director Rodney Andrews emphasized in year one, “This …

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Heartwheels! STEM Mobile Outreach

Heartwheels! STEM Mobile Outreach, founded by University of Louisville faculty members Dr. Gretel Monreal and Dr. Steven C. Koenig, aims to inspire young minds and families to explore the field of cardiovascular sciences and ignite their interest in STEM careers. This initiative offers a hands-on approach through interactive activities such as heart dissection, mock flow …

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SuperCollider 2024 – Recap on Another Year of Statewide Partnership

https://youtu.be/at7OceaImqE Lexington, Kentucky – SuperCollider 2024 brought together KY NSF EPSCoR participants from across the commonwealth in February for project updates, collaboration, and student poster presentations. There were 78 attendees, with 39 student posters presented. As the KAMPERS project heads into its final year, SuperCollider continues to be KY NSF EPSCoR’s largest and most comprehensive meeting …

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UofL scientists invent antimicrobial surfaces inspired by cicada wings

Discoveries in nature often inspire scientists to create things that benefit people. For example, the wings of the North American annual cicada – whose distinctive sound heralds the end of summer – are inhospitable to bacteria, antireflective, hydrophobic and provide camouflage. “We often look to Mother Nature for interesting things. When scientists take a look …

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NationaL Science Board Visits kentucky, epscor leadership

NSB members recently met with Kentucky’s leaders and researchers to learn about exciting innovations and talent development efforts in the state. This visit helps inform the Board’s growing focus on the national STEM talent crisis. Thanks to several members of KY NSF EPSCoR faculty leadership for giving the National Science Board (NSB) a taste of Kentucky innovation! Tours of James …

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