Funded Research

Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Collection and Translation: Plants, Buildings, Technologies, and Labor between Southern France and the United States in the Late Eighteenth Century

We recover the translation of elements of the cultural landscapes of 18th-century France to the US to explore the nature of the archive and produce a digital repository and museum exhibit.
English Language and Literature; Human Geography; History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology; Race, Ethnicity and post-Colonial Studies; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Compositing Poaceae: Grass Assemblies for Architecture and Construction

Expanding on the success of the mass timber industry, this project aims to pilot the development of biocomposite building panels made of grass species and bio-based adhesives.
Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Materials Science and Engineering; Engineering; Engineering Science and Materials; Biomaterials; Construction Engineering/management; Biology and Biomimetic Materials; Modern Art and Architecture
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Ethics, authenticity, and social identities

Who is "permitted" to bring their authentic self to work? How do calls for authenticity affect ethical behavior?
Social Psychology
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Variable Sawmilling: Multi-Axis Actuated Strategies for Non-standard Timber

This project will develop techniques for milling raw logs into specialized non-standard components. A custom CNC sawmill will be designed, constructed, and applied to demonstrate its capabilities.
Mechanical Engineering; Forestry and Forest Sciences; Modern Art and Architecture
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Ecological Construction: bio-based additive manufacturing with distributed robotic systems

This research will explore sustainable manufacturing in building industry. The project will investigate Additive Manufacturing of cellulose-based materials using a distributed mobile robotic system.
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Customer Acquisition via Location Intelligence and Machine Learning

The project proposes a new solution to customer acquisition by identifying potential customers through spatio-temporal analytics and trajectory pattern mining using population-scale location data.
Business in Society; Computer Sciences; Engineering and Society; Applied Statistics; Statistical Methodology; Information Science; Data Science
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Neurobiological correlates for listener perception of compensatory speech errors secondary to cleft palate

The goal of this project is to understand how listeners perceive cleft palate speech errors across varying degrees of intelligibility and the implications this may have for intervention.
Anatomy; Communication; Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Feasibility of Symptom Burden Palliation Using a Gentle Activity Intervention in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: Pall-Kidney

A mixed-methods home-based, telehealth, pilot study to determine feasibility of a physical activity intervention focused on symptom burden palliation in patients with ESRD.
Exercise; Symptom Science
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Managing non-performance risks for nature-based carbon sequestration

Nature-based carbon sequestration involve risks that projects will not generate genuine, permanent emissions offsets. The team will examine options for managing these risks.
Energy Systems; Agricultural and Resource Economics; Human Geography; Geographic Information Sciences
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Unearthing the Public's History Through Discovery and Data Science--Finding Virginia's Freetowns

This project documents 50 vanished Black “ freedom communities” through data, digital visualizations, archival research, and oral histories to create public-facing access tools for the communities.
Urban Studies and Planning; Race, Ethnicity and post-Colonial Studies; Social History; Data Science
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Health Savings Accounts, Liquidity, and Financial Security over the Life-Cycle

This research studies whether Health Savings Accounts may help individuals improve their financial security by building a dynamic optimization model of saving decisions over the life cycle.
Economics; Public Policy; Health Policy
Trio Funded
Funded // 2021-2022 Funding Round

Simulation-Informed Engineering of Polymer Surface Solvation for Water Desalination

An integrated computational, synthetic, and characterization approach to designing polymer membrane surfaces with desired solvation properties for applications in advanced water desalination.
Physical Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Membrane Science
Trio Funded