Nebraska Engineering research reaches high mark
|Dr. Namas Chandra, Associate Dean of Research|
Chandra said that the number of new awards for engineering research (not including continuations) increased by 38 percent, to $21.4 million of the total funding of $27.6 million for the 2008-09 fiscal year that began this summer.
"These achievements show that the faculty have done a tremendous job in the past year," he added. "Our Omaha departments have made especially remarkable gains."
Our assistant professors, in particular, are doing extremely well with the number of proposals they are generating, and with the success of those proposals among public and private funding sources, Chandra explained.
He cited visits with funders, both at campus labs and at national funding agency locations such as the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., in establishing worthwhile connections. Chandra noted that many Nebraska Engineering faculty will attend the National Science Foundation's regional conference, October 20-21 in Omaha.