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$12M DOE Grant Helps Fight Cybercrime

With an over $12 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE), UALR and four other universities are taking on cybercrime. Led by the University of Arkansas, the team, along with several industry partners, has launched the Secure Electric Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS) Center, where they will develop cutting-edge technologies to help power delivery systems withstand cyber-attacks.

H. Alan Mantooth and Qinghua Li of the University of Arkansas are the principal investigators of the project, titled “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Integratable, Composable, and Evolvable Cybersecurity in Energy Delivery Systems.” The project received $12,226,504 from the DOE to fund five years of research. Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, Director of the Emerging Analytics Center (EAC), will lead the UALR portion of the project. As a subaward recipient, UALR is slated to receive $889,456 over the next five years. Read more…

NIH Study Seeks to Improve Quality-of-Life Measure for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

In the U.S. alone, 30 million people over the age of 12 experience hearing loss in both ears (nidcd.nih.gov). To learn more about the needs and experiences of this population, UALR’s Dr. Samuel Atcherson, Associate Professor of Audiology, has partnered with Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Dr. David Cella of Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University to standardize and validate a self-report survey for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Read more…

UALR to Host STEM Leadership for Girls Conference

Thanks to a grant from the Arkansas STEM Coalition, UALR will soon host its first STEM Leadership for Girls conference. Scheduled for April 22, 2016, the conference will introduce upper high school and early college women from around the state to advanced STEM activities and career opportunities. Read more…

Grant Funds EIT Summer Science Camp

Summer Science Camp

The Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) will help propel Arkansas’ youth into successful STEM futures, thanks to a grant from The Harris Foundation and ExxonMobil. The $50,000 grant enables UALR to host a free two-week camp this summer for middle school students. Read more…

 

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