Ohio State-led QuSTEAM initiative awarded $5 million from NSF to advance quantum science education

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Multi-institutional program will develop a research-based quantum education curriculum   A multidisciplinary, multi-institutional program led by The Ohio State University is taking its next step in its aim to develop a diverse, effective and contemporary quantum-ready workforce by revolutionizing and creating more equitable pathways to quantum science education.   QuSTEAM: Convergence Undergraduate Education in Quantum Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and …

New Frontier Center Research Scholar teams welcomed at kick-off event

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The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center welcomed its newest cohort of researchers from around the globe during a May kick-off event for projects receiving funding through this year’s round of Frontier Center Research Scholar Grants.   In April, eight collaborative research teams received more than $200,000 in funding from the Frontier Center, a joint research center …

IMR announces Spring 2021 Kickstart Facility Grant awardees

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) announced $22,500 in funding to nine projects at The Ohio State University through the Spring 2021 round if its Kickstart Facility Grant Program.   Kickstart Facility Grants are awarded biannually to make shared research facilities at Ohio State more accessible to faculty and staff conducting innovative materials-allied research. Funding helps offset costs of user …

Frontier Center releases RFPs for latest round of Frontier Center Scholar Grants

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The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center on Dec. 3 announced it has released requests for proposals (RFPs) for the second round of Frontier Center Scholar Grants.   The Frontier Center is a joint, collaborative research center shared by The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay that builds on both institutions’ research strengths …

IMR announces Autumn 2020 Kickstart Facility Grant awardees

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) announced the Autumn 2020 awardees of its Kickstart Facility Grants. These grants are awarded biannually to make shared campus-research facilities more accessible to faculty and staff conducting innovative materials-allied research at The Ohio State University.   A total of 12 projects were awarded through IMR’s Kickstart Facility Grant Program. Funding helps offset costs of …

NSF funds $1.5M tool to advance next-gen nanotechnology at Nanotech West Lab

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Scientists at The Ohio State University earned another key tool for semiconductor research, which is paving the way for advanced technologies beneficial to society.   The National Science Foundation approved a $1.5 million Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) toward the purchase and installation of an electron-beam lithography system at Nanotech West Laboratory, operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR).   Principal Investigator Siddharth Rajan, Ohio State professor …

Air Force, Ohio State announce partnership to improve diversity in science, engineering

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The Ohio State University and the U.S. Air Force are creating a national consortium to increase opportunities in the Air Force for minority STEM students and graduates. Ohio State will co-lead the new effort with Wright State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The six-year, $40 million project, …

IMR announces Autumn 2020 cycle of its Kickstart Facility Grant Program

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The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) announced Oct. 7 the Autumn 2020 cycle of its Kickstart Facility Grant Program with a strengthened commitment to make shared campus-research facilities more accessible to faculty and research staff conducting innovative materials-allied research at The Ohio State University.   Kickstart Facility Grants provide $2,500 in funding to help offset costs of user fees, access fees, and …

Ohio State-led QuSTEAM initiative to transform U.S. quantum education

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A group of scientists from five universities across the Midwest and led by Ohio State will lead an effort to redesign quantum science education, working together with industry and national laboratories to develop a diverse, capable and effective quantum workforce. The rapidly evolving field of quantum information science will enable transformative technologies that will have significant impact on our economy …

Soft robots, origami combine for potential way to deliver medical treatments

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Magnetic fields allow for wireless, faster, less invasive delivery, study finds     Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages.   The researchers from The Ohio State University and …