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  • August 11, 2015 in Stories
    Gov. Gina Raimondo Inspires Students at URI's Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference

    The conference was the culmination of a 10-week research experience for undergraduate students at nine colleges and universities in the state.

  • February 19, 2015 in Stories
    Six Teams to Share $814K in 2015 Collaborative Research Grant Awards

    The awards, totaling $814,042, will fund six teams bringing together deep expertise in oceanography, supercomputing, environmental conservation, genetics, toxicology, and aquatic pathology.

  • July 21, 2014 in Stories
    Six Teams to Share $445K in 2014 Collaborative Research Grant Awards

    The awards will provide $445,092 in support of six projects, representing 15 scientists from small businesses, research universities and hospitals across Rhode Island.

  • April 17, 2014 in Stories
    Seven Teams to Share $806K in 2014 Collaborative Research Grant Awards

    With the goal to make Rhode Island an international leader in understanding and predicting the response of marine organisms and marine ecosystems to climate variability, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and STAC announced the recipients of the 2014 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants.

  • March 19, 2014 in Stories
    STAC Support Along the Time Continuum: Investigating Anti-Inflammatory Intervention with IAIP

    STAC funding got the ball rolling on critical brain science research in Rhode Island, and collaborative support and federal funding support has kept it going.

  • November 4, 2013 in Stories
    STAC Welcomes New Co-Chairs

    Leaders from business, industry, government and medicine recently joined Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and members of the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council to welcome David Savitz, Vice President of Research at Brown University and Gerald Sonnenfeld, Vice President of Research and Economic Development at the University of Rhode Island, as the newly-appointed Council co-chairs.

  • June 13, 2013 in Stories
    Six Teams to Share $810K in 2013 Collaborative Research Grant Awards

    Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council today announced the recipients of the 2013 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants.

  • January 23, 2013 in Stories
    The Human Artificial Ovary

    How the 3-dimensional petri dish led to the development of the artificial ovary; one of TIME Magazine's "Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs," and one of the most promising developments in fertility medicine in recent memory.

  • December 17, 2012 in Stories
    Natural Medicines May Help Oyster Farmers Prevent Diseases in Their Hatcheries

    With the support of Rhode Island Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island researchers are exploring ways to combat diseases in oyster hatcheries using natural sources.

  • November 28, 2012 in Stories
    Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

    The combination of responsive helmet padding, which measures the force of a hit, and the ability to see how the brain responds to impact at a cellular level, is helping Dr. Christian Franck produce substantive results in addressing head trauma.

  • November 1, 2012 in Stories
    Charting Rhode Island's Knowledge Economy Against Other States and the Nation

    The 2012 Rhode Island Innovation Index: Benchmarking the RI Knowledge Economy is a comprehensive benchmarking report to measure and track over time Rhode Island's knowledge enterprise and innovation capacity.

  • October 15, 2012 in Stories
    A match made in Rhode Island

    Dr. Joseph Bliss and Dr. Christopher Reid combine their expertise to study Candida albicans, a common fungal pathogen that is dangerous to immunocompromised patients, a group that includes newborn infants.

  • September 19, 2012 in Stories
    Refining Kinematics Assessments

    Since 2007, the STAC Collaborative Research Grant program has awarded $7.7 million to 46 teams from 44 research institutions throughout Rhode Island. In a new "Where are they now?" series we will look back to see how these teams have successfully fostered collaborations that are jump starting innovations and bringing more funding to the state.

  • August 28, 2012 in Stories
    Climate Change in the American Mind

    The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting hosted a lecture series in June 2012 featuring nationally recognized scientists exploring current research on global environmental change, the impacts on coastal ecosystems, and how these changes are understood by the public. Following is the fifth in a series of articles on the lectures.

  • August 15, 2012 in Stories
    Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

    The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting hosted a lecture series in June 2012 featuring nationally recognized scientists exploring current research on global environmental change, the impacts on coastal ecosystems, and how these changes are understood by the public. Following is the fourth in a series of articles on the lectures.

  • August 6, 2012 in Stories
    Down the Drain: Emerging Contaminants in the Marine Environment

    The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting hosted a lecture series in June 2012 featuring nationally recognized scientists exploring current research on global environmental change, the impacts on coastal ecosystems, and how these changes are understood by the public. Following is the third in a series of articles on the lectures.

  • July 30, 2012 in Stories
    Deep Breathing: Climate Stressors in the Coastal and Open Sea

    The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting hosted a lecture series in June 2012 featuring nationally recognized scientists exploring current research on global environmental change, the impacts on coastal ecosystems, and how these changes are understood by the public. Following is the second in a series of articles on the lectures.

  • July 18, 2012 in Stories
    URI Bay Campus in Narragansett Kicks Off Five Day Lecture Series with NASA Climatologist Gavin Schmidt

    The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting hosted a lecture series in June 2012 featuring nationally recognized scientists exploring current research on global environmental change, the impacts on coastal ecosystems, and how these changes are understood by the public. Following is the first in a series of articles on the lectures.

  • June 21, 2012 in Stories
    Astounding Results In Wound Healing

    CytoSolv, a Providence based biotech start-up, uses naturally occurring growth factors to speed and improve healing rates for diabetic wounds at more than triple the rate of its commercially available competitors.

  • June 4, 2012 in Stories
    The Inner Space Center Information Access System (ISCIAS)

    URI's Dwight Coleman and Rite-Solutions' Jay Ferguson are pioneering a method of sharing oceanographic data in tandem with streaming video of the data's collection, and bringing the excitement of undersea discovery, as it happens, to an online audience of educators and researchers throughout the world.

  • May 9, 2012 in Stories
    Eight Teams to Share $1.4 million in 2012 Collaborative Research Grants Awards

    Prior Grantees Rite Solutions, Cytosolve and Ametek Report on Success of Academic-Industry Collaborations.

  • March 26, 2012 in Stories
    The TCRE: An Elegant Solution to The Problem of EEG Interference

    For neurological researchers using EEG to read brain activity, interference poses a significant problem that can slow advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders like epilepsy. RI researchers are collaborating to develop a technological advancement with the potential to radically reduce the number of invasive brainwave-measuring procedures on patients.

  • May 25, 2011 in Stories
    STEM to STEAM: Integrating the Arts into Science and Technology Education

    Can the art and design world contribute to the future of science and technology education? Absolutely. Professor Christopher Rose from RISD is working with researchers at Brown and URI to develop a new model for teaching and learning that incorporates the best of both worlds.

  • May 2, 2011 in Stories
    Tiny in Scale, Big in Scope: Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is poised to revolutionize life in ways many have only dared to imagine... and in many ways yet to be seen. And the Rhode Island Consortium of Nanoscience is helping the Ocean State to lead the way.

  • March 22, 2011 in Stories
    Gene to Vaccine: The Institute for Immunology and Informatics

    Dr. Denice Spero of URI and the team at iCubed stand at the forefront of the race to develop newer, safer vaccines.

  • February 18, 2011 in Stories
    Green the Knowledge District

    Students, professors, engineers, designers and businesses come together to drive innovation and smart planning in the Ocean State Consortium of Advanced Resources' (OSCAR) ambitious pilot program, Green the Knowledge District.

  • February 3, 2011 in Stories
    STAC Awards 26 Scientists from 13 Research Institutions Funding for Collaborative Projects
  • January 31, 2011 in Stories
    STAC To Announce Recipients of 2011 Collaborative Research Grants

    Continuing its efforts to boost statewide collaborative research efforts, STAC will announce its fifth round of research grants aimed at facilitating multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research.

  • January 19, 2011 in Stories
    Structural Biology

    Professor Wolfgang Peti explains how discovering the structure of proteins in the human body vital to our health and being can also be the key to discovering what can go wrong and how to treat it.

  • January 7, 2011 in Stories
    Safer, Smarter Legs

    Professor Helen Huang has been tripping up volunteers to develop an active stumble recovery system for prosthetic legs-and to more closely mimic the control of natural limbs.

  • November 15, 2010 in Stories
    A Better Battery

    Next-generation rechargeable batteries will store more energy and last longer, making the electric vehicle a more viable choice. Professor Pradeep Guduru is working to make them a reality.

  • November 1, 2010 in Stories
    The Dead Yeast Society

    Father Nic is the young, hip professor every undergrad dreams of having for a teacher – and as Assistant Professor of biology at Providence College, he's leading his charges in important research on cell death.

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