Recipients of the National Science Foundation's 2020 Faculty Early Career Development Program award are: Zhe Fei, physics and astronomy; Ji-Yeong I, education; Jia (Kevin) Liu, computer science; Chaoqun Lu, ecology, evolution and organismal biology; Thomas Manswell, chemical and biological engineering; Jacqueline Reber, geological and atmospheric sciences; Elizabeth Swanner, geology; Grace Wilkinson, ecology, evolution and organismal biology; Julia Zaikina, chemistry; and Mai Zheng, electrical and computer engineering.
Study shows that including youth in the design process for public spaces can have long-term societal benefits.
Aaron Sadow, an Ames Laboratory scientist and chemistry professor, will lead the Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics, a multi-institutional team of researchers developing ways to upcycle plastics into more valuable materials. It's one of 10 research centers intended to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security.
A sensory skin developed by researchers is the first scalable monitoring technology capable of detecting, localizing and quantifying fatigue cracks in steel bridges -- something nearly impossible for inspectors to see during a visual inspection.