Recent ISAT/DARPA Workshop: Rethinking CAD: New Design Paradigms in the Age of 3-D Printing

by Ann Drobnis August 20th, 2014

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Executive Council Member Mark Hill and workshop organizer Wade Shen of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Recently DARPA ISAT organized a workshop on the future of Computer Aided Design tools called “Rethinking CAD”. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together industrial and academic experts from […]

New Multi-Year Initiative from NSF on the Professional Formation of Engineers is Launched

by Ann Drobnis August 18th, 2014

The Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a new multi-year initiative to create and support an “innovative and inclusive” profession for the 21st century, called the Professional Formation of Engineers.  As part of the FY15 initiative, the program is sponsoring the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) solicitation, in conjunction with the Computer and […]

NSF CISE Core Program Solicitations Posted

by Helen Vasaly August 14th, 2014

The National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Core Program solicitations have been posted. There are no major changes to the solicitations, which can be found here: Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs  Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs Submission Window Date(s) (due […]

Origami-Inspired Robots Spring to Life

by Helen Vasaly August 14th, 2014

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of origami, researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have figured out how to take flat sheets of specialized paper and plastic and make it self-fold into a complex machine that can “get-up and go”. The robot starts as a flat sheet with embedded electronics, which can […]

Expanding cybersecurity and privacy research

by Helen Vasaly August 12th, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF)‘s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program has announced two Frontier-scale projects, part of a $74.5 million investment to support foundational cybersecurity research and education and address grand challenges in cybersecurity science and engineering. SaTC’s Frontier awards are part a diverse $74.5 million portfolio of more than 225 new projects in […]

NIH System to Scan Social Media for Drug Trends

by Helen Vasaly August 11th, 2014

The University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) has received five years of funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS). NDEWS system will scan social media and web platforms and collect data to identify new […]