NINA ROBSON RECEIVES NSF EARLY CAREER AWARD
Nina Robson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was recently awarded the National Science Foundation’s $500,000 Early CAREER award for her work in developing novel robotics technologies to assist people with neurological disorders, such as strokes and spinal cord injuries. She also received a second grant for $50,000 from the NSF for her I-Corps: The Augmented Reality Wearable Device (ARWED) for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation project. The impact/commercial potential of the project will train post-stroke patients, allowing them, for example, to perceive an impaired arm as healthy. “Preliminary training protocols, incorporated within the ARWED, make the system a reliable solution that is expected to be broadly utilized by medical professionals working in rehabilitation, sports therapy, and convalescence,” Robson explains. “Although the ARWED has been developed mainly for the physical training of post-stroke patients, the project's explorations are expected to provide effective tools for the physical rehabilitation of patients with limb limitations at any scale — ranging from individuals suffering partial loss of motor ability to those with severe limitations in mobility due to strokes, birth defects or accidents.”
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $90,784 to Yusheng “Christopher” Liu, associate vice president, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, for his proposal Dissecting the STEM Education Ecosystem in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Regional Insights from Southern California.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works program recently awarded Pamela Madsen, professor of music, $20,000 for her multimedia composition “There Will Come Soft Rains.”
The State of California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has awarded Barbara Doyer, lecturer in Nursing, $124,513 for her program “Standardized Patients in the BSN Health Assessment Courses.
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