In partnership with Intel, the National Science Foundation invites proposals to support Projects for the Advancement of Sensing Technologies such as RGBD (Red Green Blue Depth); multi-camera and light field imaging systems; networks of sensors; advanced visual analytics; and, cloud computing that will challenge the longstanding paradigms of capturing, creating, analyzing and utilizing visual information. Approximately $6 million may be made available to support up to six awards. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Proposals are due Feb 20, 2015.
Paul Gunderson gets excited when showing off equipment and talking about farming at Lake Region State College’s Precision Agriculture Center.
It’s his mission to make sure the students graduating from the Devils Lake, N.D., college’s precision agriculture program have a real-world grasp of skills they can utilize, including the use of unmanned aerial systems.
“While the unmanned aerial arena looks particularly enticing to producers, there’s an awful lot of crap,” Gunderson said. “There’s a lot of hype, and a lot of it is not very helpful.”
Brendon Ruppell, Patrick Becker and Joseph Lordson joked around as they loaded up their climbing gear last week at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.
As first-year wind energy tech students, the trio was getting ready to scale the school’s nearly 300-foot-tall wind turbine.
With the only wind energy technician program in the state, instructor Jay Johnson and his students are some of the few who experience the thrill of working on machinery as it sways slightly in the breeze about 24 stories high.
Submitted by Ryan Aasheim on Tue, 2014-09-30 16:00
The Air Force Research Laboratory invites proposals for the Materials Research and Survivability Studies (MaRSS) Research Program to support projects that conduct exploratory and advanced research and development of materials technologies to control, manipulate, and protect against photonic energy. Approximately $121.1 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Nov 12. More information regarding BAA-RQKM-2014-0013 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-RQKM-2014-0013/listing.html.