Ryan Gill (ChBE) received $986,000 for work on "New Microbial Strain Engineering Tools and Platforms" from OPX Biotechnologies Inc.
Dragan Maksimovic (ECEE) and co-PIs Zoya Popovic (ECEE) and Regan Zane (ECEE) received two substantial awards: $1.05M for "Wafer-level Sub-module Integrated DC/DC Converter" from the DOE, and more than $617,000 for "GaN E/D Mode Buck Converter Development and Support for DARPA MPC Program." His collaboration with Barbra Farhar from CU-Boulder's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI, has also recently added 10 new plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHVs, to a CU-Boulder study that has been examining user experiences and system interactions since September 2010 in the local smart-grid environment. The increase will allow researchers to gather data from a broader base of participants.
Alexander Repenning's (CSCI) iDREAMS Scalable Game Design Summer Institute has been rewarded with a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CU-Boulder researchers are tracking how video game design engages students in computational thinking and STEM simulation design.
Jacquelyn Sullivan (ITLL) and co-PIs Beverly Louie (ChBE), Daria Kotys-Schwartz (MCEN), and Kevin O'Connor (School of Education) received $536,000 for "Inclusive Excellence to Bolster Diversity: A System of Capacity-Building Pathways To and Through Engineering."