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RFP: University-Industry Collaborative Seed Funding Program

Brian Howes (PI), Miles Sundermeyer (Co-PI)
Estuarine & Ocean Sciences, School for Marine Science & Technology
Industry Collaborator: Aquabotix Technology Corporation
Award: $34,498.00
Project: “Development, Prototype and Testing of a SwarmDiver Environmental Monitoring Micro-AUV Sampling Platform/Toolkit”

Pia Moisander (PI), Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Industry Collaborator: CoastalOcean Vision Inc.
Award: $20,856.00
Project: “Assessment of Biological Fate of Microplastics Discharged from Waste Water Treatment Plants in Massachusetts”

Monika Schuler (PI), Adult Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Industry Collaborators: St. Anne’s Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, Southcoast Health, Rhode Island Hospital
Award: $28,883.00
Project: “Nurses’ self-perceived knowledge and attitudes in caring for patients and families affected by substance use: Implications for nursing education.”

Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh (PI), Hamed Samandari (Co-PI), Mechanical Engineering,
College of Engineering
Industry Collaborator: EOM Offshore LLC
Award: $34,820.00
Project: “Silent Mooring Lines: Implications for Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Mammals”

Donghui Yan (PI) Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences
Haiping Xu (Co-PI), Ming Shao (Co-PI), Computer Information Sciences, College of Engineering
Industry Collaborator:  DiDi Research America
Amount: $29,000.00
Project: “Reducing the Cost of Data in Large-scale Data-driven Learning”