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DARPA Develops Military System Performance Prediction Tools

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed mathematical tools and methods to help designers understand risks associated with the design and modeling of large military systems such as aerospace vehicles and engines. Research teams under DARPA’s Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program have developed uncertainty quantification tools to increase chances that new …

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Commerce Dept Awards Grants to 24 Universities Via Economic Devt Program Competition; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded $2.5 million in total grants to 24 universities and colleges as winners of a competition that seeks to build up regional economies and promote innovation. The department awarded the grants as part of the Economic Development Administration’s 2016 University Center Economic Development Program Competition, the …

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University of Michigan Professor Thomas Zurbuchen Named NASA Science Mission Directorate Head

Thomas Zurbuchen, a space science and aerospace engineering professor at the University of Michigan, will officially join NASA on Oct. 3 as associate administrator of the space agency’s science mission directorate. He will succeed Geoffrey Yoder, who currently leads the science mission directorate on an acting basis and will retire from the space agency …

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DOE Picks Argonne Natl Lab Consortium to Support US-China Truck Efficiency Research Program

The Energy Department has chosen an Argonne National Laboratory-led consortium to explore new technologies that can help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emission from medium- to heavy-duty trucks. DoE said Friday that Argonne will lead a team comprised of Cummins, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Ohio State University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Purdue University …

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ONR Holds 9th Annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia

The Office of Naval Research held the ninth annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia in which 13 high school and college student teams participated in robotics programming and development activities. Teams had to complete two mandatory tasks that tested the design quality and propulsion, speed, navigation and basic sensing functions of the …

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University of Michigan Receives DoD Grant to Implement Diversification Programs in 3 U.S. States

The Defense Department has awarded an $8 million grant to the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy to help companies and communities affected by DoD downsizing efforts in three U.S. states. The funds will support the university-run Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program that aims to help as many as …

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NSF Picks 28 Universities for Internet-Based Manufacturing Research Projects; James Kurose Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded grants worth $6.5 million combined to research teams at 28 universities to conduct research, design and test Internet-based manufacturing operating platforms. Researchers will also work to develop new applications designed to help companies select manufacturing methods, streamline the production of various products and determine …

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University-Led Consortium to Support NIST, NSF Manufacturing Efforts; Willie May Comments

The University of Michigan will head a consortium to provide private-sector support for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Science Foundation‘s education, training, research and development efforts in manufacturing. NIST said Friday the MForesight consortium will collaborate with subject-matter experts and working groups from industry and academia to provide tools and insight to …

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