ME Profs. Minor, Coats, Merryweather and collaborators receive $1.75M NSF award for smart helmet project
The goal of the project is to reduce the risk of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through smart technology that collects sensory data to predict and characterize impacts in real-time, optimizes protective mechanisms based on impact characteristics (e.g., direction, velocity), and transmits final impact attributes to a database for further analysis and injury risk prediction.
Winners Announced for Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Award
Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED), announced Thursday the winners of the 2016 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. The medals will be presented to 11 individuals and one company at a 30th anniversary awards dinner on Jan. 18.
Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Hacon
Christopher Hacon, distinguished professor of mathematics, is attempting to solve complex math problems that have stumped scholars for nearly 200 years.
Physics & Astronomy
Inese Ivans Receives CoS Award for Fostering Undergraduate Research Excellence
Assistant Professor Inese Ivans has received the the 2016 College of Science Award for Fostering Undergraduate Research Excellence, for her ongoing contributions as a research mentor to undergraduate students. This special award recognizes a tenure-line faculty member for excellence in fostering undergraduate research and promoting experiential learning. The winner of this award receives $20,000 to fund the awardee’s research project. These funds include support for enrolled undergraduate research assistants pursuing a degree in Science or Math.