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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...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RECEIVED $9.2 million to create tools for bioluminescence and optogenetics research.

Brown receives $9.2M to create bioluminescent neuroscience tools

PROVIDENCE -  Brown University has been awarded up to $9.2 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation to lead a...
URI STAR: Walt Besio, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island and owner of CREmedical, secured $6 million in a National Science Foundation grant in 2015, a year after he earned two patents for a biomedical electrode that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures. From left, Jessika Decker, test subject and intern at CREmedical, Besio and Rachel Bartels, product manager at CREmedical. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Rhode Island needs more scientific breakthroughs to become a biotech hub,...

Rhode Island wants its own share of the biomedical-, technology- and engineering-based economy that has transformed Boston, and strengthened the competitive position of Massachusetts.To...
THE FUTURE IS NOW: Walt Besio, center, professor of biomedical engineering at URI and owner of CREmedical, works with company intern Jessika Decker, left, and Rachel Bartels, product manager for CREmedical, while testing the National Science Foundation-supported biomedical electrode he patented that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Urgency for innovation should inform economic development

Despite having an unemployment rate that is lower than the national mark, Rhode Island remains a state with a problem.Last week’s cover story documented...
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