Engineering at Nebraska, Spring 2008
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Research Reaches High Marks

ChartResearch expenditures for the College of Engineering are up 19 percent, announced Namas Chandra, associate dean for research at the college. The amount grew from $19.5 million in 2006-07 to $23.3 million in the recently completed 2007-08 fiscal year-part of a record-breaking year for UNL research overall.

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."

The college's assistant professors, in particular, are doing extremely well with the number of proposals they are generating and the success of those proposals among public and private funding sources, Chandra said.

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 faculty also attended the National Science Foundation's regional conference, October 20-21 in Omaha.