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Rhode Island: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

29 Award Highlights found :: Rhode Island

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high school students from rhode island run water quality experiments

Rhode Island academy outreach promotes STEM careers

Program highlights the benefits of higher education and hands-on research...

Research Areas: Education

a researcher retrieves samples after immersion in a flowing seawater tank

Removing biofouling from underwater structures

Collaborative effort advances device to keep wet surfaces clean...

Research Areas: Biology

phytoplankton flees from predatory zooplankton

Fight or flight for phytoplankton

Tiny marine plants sense danger and flee predators...

Research Areas: Biology

a comb jellyfish

SURFs up for jellyfish and research interns

Training program exposes undergraduates to compelling research...

Research Areas: Biology, Education

undergraduates collect and count marine invertebrates from narragansett bay

Shoreline inhabitants demonstrate climate change effects

Rhode Island researchers capture data on marine invertebrates and seabirds for baseline study...

Research Areas: Biology

a body diagram of mnemiopsis leidyi, a type of comb jellyfish

Jetting jellyfish impact food web

Collaborative partnership advances jellyfish research...

Research Areas: Biology

map of mode water thickness

Mode waters act as the ocean's memory

Subsurface water captures cumulative record of previous winters...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

a helmeted guineafowl walks on a treadmill as seen using x-ray video and the xromm process

Visualizing rapid skeletal movements

X-ray reconstruction offers 3-D imaging of joints during activity ...

Research Areas: Biology

proposed brain-like architecture and its applications to various fields

Closing in on Human Thought Machines

Adaptive learning and knowledge accumulation are critical elements of predictive models...

Research Areas: Engineering

neural-machine interfaces help patients move artificial limbs

Connecting Mind and Limb

Neural-machine interface allows intuitive control of artificial legs...

Research Areas: Engineering

simulator shows blood flow direction in the brain

Virtual Blood Flow in the Brain

Researchers study blood flow on multiple scales with powerful simulator...

Research Areas: Biology, Engineering, Computing

MRC participants work on a computing project

Mentoring Mathematicians

New collaborations grow from Mathematics Research Communities program ...

Research Areas: Mathematics, Education

computers help design lightweight metals

Designing Lighter, Stronger Metals

Alloys could improve fuel economy in future vehicles...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Computing

copepod egg sacs

Genetic Testing Reveals Bering Sea Copepod

Pinpointing species provides clues to changes in the region...

Research Areas: Polar

teachers working in a science lab

Rhode Island Teachers Take Biotech Lessons Back to the Classroom

High-school teachers trained in biomanufacturing shape future technologists....

Research Areas: Education

reversing stroke damage

Nanotechnology Helps Reverse Stroke Damage

Carbon nanotubes may improve the ability of stem cells to restore function after stroke....

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Biology

Strawn Island Lagoon

Carbon Dioxide Has Played Leading Role in Dictating Global Climate Patterns

CO2 levels explain why temperatures in tropical and arctic waters have risen and fallen together for the past 2.7 million years...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

Absract illustration of electrons

Electron Film Helps Scientists Study Liquid Movement

H.J. Maris and his group at Brown University have developed a new technique to "see" the position of single electrons moving in liquid helium....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

Image of an assembly line

Laboratory Develops Technology for Auto Industry

The laboratory for computational materials research at Brown University is one of several collaborative research laboratories established worldwide by General Motors (GM) to accelerate the pace of innovation in strategic technology areas....

Research Areas: Engineering, Chemistry & Materials

Image of swamplands

Interdisciplinary Study toward Management of a Crucial Resource

From watershed hydrology to saltwater intrusion monitoring and modeling to numerical modeling of the hydrodynamics in the lower Mississippi River - the issues of water intensive ecosystem and environmental management, monitoring and understanding are critical for our country....

Research Areas: Education, Biology, Earth & Environment

Image of an x-ray

X-Ray vision: science fiction to science fact

Imagine being able to see inside an animal and watch its bones move....

Research Areas: Biology, Computing

Image of vaccines

U.S, German Team Investigating Faster, More Accurate Method for Detecting Viruses Using Mass Measurement

U.S. and German researchers have made discoveries that can speed up and improve the sensitivity of detection of disease-causing viruses using rapid mass measurements. ...

Research Areas: Biology

Photo of wetlands

How Climate Change Is Choking Marine Ecosystems

While investigating the effects of climate change on nitrogen cycling in temperate coastal systems, Rhode Island researchers made the first scientific link between warming and fundamental changes in nutrient cycles. ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Biology

Photo of an iceberg

Evolution of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Through Plio-Pleistocene Glaciation

A research team at Brown University recently produced the first continuous look at the evolution of sea surface conditions (past temperature and biological productivity) in the climatically sensitive Eastern Equatorial Pacific (EEP) over the past 5 million years. ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

Photo of Antarctic pteropod

Ocean Acidification and Polar Ecosystems

Ocean acidification arises as a result of the ocean's absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2), followed by a series of naturally occurring equilibrium reactions involving carbonate, bicarbonate, and the hydrogen ion, which together constitute the carbonate cycle. ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Biology

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