Dingell Announces $11.3 Million in Research Grants for University of Michigan


WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the University of Michigan will receive eight awards worth $11,309,467 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research in a variety of academic areas.

“The University of Michigan is a leader in conducting groundbreaking research, and I’m pleased that the university is being recognized with these significant awards,” said Dingell. “Investments in research and STEM education are critical to staying at the forefront of advancements in energy, manufacturing, and health care. These grants will help ensure our state and our nation remain competitive in the 21st century economy.”

A full list of projects receiving funding is below.

• Professor Sridhar Kota’s project entitled “Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights: Defining the Critical Needs of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Community” will receive $5,801,323

• Associate Research Scientist Mark Thames’ project entitled “Building Assessment Items and Instructional Tasks to Build Intercommunity Capacity to Develop Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching” will receive $2,996,550

• Professor Walter Mebane’s project entitled “Positive Empirical Models of Election Frauds” will receive $648,425

• Assistant Research Scientist Sunghee Lee’s project entitled “Empirical Assessment of Respondent Driven Sampling from Total Survey Error Perspectives” will receive $549,999

• Professor Charles Doering’s project entitled “Systematic Search For Extreme and Singular Behavior in Some Fundamental Models of Fluid Mechanics” will receive $454,916

• Professor Eric Bell’s project entitled “Collaborative Research: Survey of the Magellanic Stellar History” will receive $454,419

• Assistant Professor Johanna Mathieu’s project entitled “EAGER: Renewables: Demand response algorithms to improve electric power system stability margins” will receive $278,835

• Professor Aaron Ridley’s project entitled “EAGER-DynamicData: Reducing Orbital Position Uncertainty with Ensembles of Upper Atmospheric Models” will receive $125,000

The National Science Foundation supports research, innovation, and discovery at America’s colleges and universities by distributing federal grants. On average, NSF awards about 11,000 new grants each year to individuals or small research groups after a rigorous review process.

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