Tuesday, November 06, 2018
FIU’s Neural-Enabled Prosthetic Hand System Restores Sensation to First Human Subject

Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can “feel” again, thanks to technology Florida International University (FIU) engineers have developed. That person – the first person with a hand amputation who has been fitted with a neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system that has a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator – has been using it at home for almost four months. The results are promising to researchers who hope to restore “feeling” to people with upper limb amputation. ..

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Monday, October 29, 2018
FSU Research Investigates ‘Smart’ Highway Signs to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving Crashes

Innovative traffic safety research from Florida State University (FSU), incorporating a fascinating mix of engineering and psychology, is being deployed on highways to save lives by targeting a deadly problem: wrong-way driving crashes. An associate professor in the FSU Department of Psychology and an expert on cognition and perception, has compiled two wrong-way driving reports for the Florida Department of Transportation. The research identifies “smarter” signs and pavement markers equipped with advanced technology that can improve safety. ..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
FAMU-FSU Engineering Researchers Receive $500,000 NSF Grant to Study Hurricane Evacuation

Hurricane tracks can be erratic. Sometimes storms change directions, they wobble, or move in an unpredictable path that can pose unique challenges for evacuees. Now, two Florida FAMU-FSU College of Engineering faculty members have received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop several models that address how the uncertainty of a hurricane track can affect evacuation practices. ..

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Florida Polytechnic University Establishes Advanced Mobility Institute

Florida Polytechnic University announced the creation of its Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI), a university-affiliated technology research center focused on the development and testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) related technology. AMI is not only unique to the state, but also one of the largest university centers specialized on the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country. ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
NSF Grant Will Support Health Care Delivery Network Systems

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $599,983 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on data mining models and algorithms for complex dynamic information networks for health care delivery. ..

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Gift Will Establish “Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund”

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $500,000 gift from the Gangal family’s nonprofit foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund for engineering graduate students with an emphasis on bioengineering research.  ..

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility Demonstrates State-of-the-Art TESCAN Biological Microscope

The University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF) has partnered with TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron and light microscopes, in the installation of one of its new Q-Phase microscopes, a unique instrument for quantitative phase imaging based on holographic microscopy. ..

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Monday, May 07, 2018
FSU Research: New Model Could Help Rebuild Eroding Lands in Coastal Louisiana

As coastal lands in Louisiana erode, researchers, environmentalists and engineers are all searching for ways to preserve the marsh coastline.  Now, a Florida State University researcher has developed a model to help stakeholders figure out what factors they need to consider to rebuild land in this fragile wetland. ..

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Monday, April 23, 2018
UNF School of Engineering Professor Invents One-of-a-Kind Surf Rover Machine

William Dally, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of North Florida, is hard at work creating a vehicle he calls the Surf Rover.  A complete model scaled to one-quarter the actual size shows a creation that looks part dune-buggy and part amphibious crawler, with tank tracks that will allow it to move underwater along the ocean floor. ..

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Monday, December 11, 2017
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1 Million to Establish New Aviation and Engineering Research Center in Florida

A new project at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus, funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce through its Economic Development Administration (EDA), is expected to create 387 new jobs and spur $1.6 million in private investment.  ..

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