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THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION has awarded $999,999 to fund a Roger Williams University project that will provide scholarships and training to low-income students pursuing STEM studies and careers. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

NSF grants RWU $1M for STEM scholarships and training

BRISTOL – Four Roger Williams University professors were awarded a $999,999 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer scholarships and provide training to...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND's classes commence Sept. 5. This year, URI Admissions reviewed a record-breaking 22,775 applications for the 3,250 open spots in the freshmen class and more than 1,400 transfer applications. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

URI releases student statistics prior to fall 2018 semester

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - With Labor Day weekend four days away, the annual back-to-school crunch has arrived.At the University of Rhode Island, the state's flagship research...
GABRIELLE BAILLARGEON, a sophomore at Roger Williams University, is one of eight students to be selected for the Ocean Global Change Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates fellowship at the University of California Santa Barbara. / COURTESY RWU/COURTNEY DELL’AGNESE

RWU’s Baillargeon chosen for environmental-change fellowship

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University sophomore Gabrielle Baillargeon is one of eight students chosen from across the nation for a research fellowship, the Ocean...

UMass Dartmouth professor receives $452,454 NSF award

DARTMOUTH - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Lance Fiondella received a $452,454 five-year National Science Foundation CAREER award, according to...
J.D. SWANSON, right, associate professor of biology and biomedical sciences at Salve Regina University, works with a student in one of the university’s labs. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

NSF recruits Salve Regina professor to two-year director position

NEWPORT – J.D. Swanson, a Salve Regina University professor of biology and biomedical sciences, was hired by the National Science Foundation for a two-year,...

Richardson awarded $125K grant from National Science Foundation

JONATHAN RICHARDSON, an assistant professor of biology at Providence ­College, was recently awarded a $125,310 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown robot-pet program to benefit elders

PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal...
JONATHAN RICHARDSON, assistant professor of biology at Providence College, was awarded a $125,310 National Science Foundation grant to research the urban ecology and landscape genetics in local rat populations. Above, Richardson weighs a rat. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC professor awarded NSF grant to study rats in urban environment

PROVIDENCE – Providence College assistant professor of biology Jonathan Richardson was awarded a $125,310 National Science Foundation grant, according to a late September announcement...
BROWN UNIVERSITY HAS RECEIVED a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to establish a mathematical and computational data research institute. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

$1.5M NSF grant brings data institute to Brown

PROVIDENCE - A $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to establish a mathematical and computational data research institute at Brown University was announced by...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS have been awarded $1.5 million as part of a National Science Foundation grant to fund research on genetic mutation and its effect on proteins. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown gets $1.5M as part of NSF grant

PROVIDENCE – Brown University was awarded $1.5 million of a $6 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how genetic mutations...
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