- Google CS4HS: “Tell the Story, the Program Will Follow”
Date: January 2013 – December 2013
Funding Source: Google Corporation
“Tell the Story, the Program Will Follow” capitalizes on human beings’ common fascination with stories – being involved in them and creating them – to inspire urban high school students in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas to engage in 21st century computing. The goal of Tell the Story is to help teachers and high school students learn more about computer science and realize that they too can roll up their sleeves and get involved with computing. This approach to computing engages and inspires students, even those that are not as technically inclined, because they see computing as contributing to solving problems, and addressing needs that they face.
- My Smart Solar.Edu
Role: co-PI (25%)
Date: January 2013 – December 2013
Funding Source: Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L)
The objective of this project is to give the opportunity to explore energy and the potential capabilities that alternative sources of energy have to offer for local high school students through the coordination between the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City Power and Light, and the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. The primary focus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s E-Save through Automation and Education is to pro-mote energy efficiency, particularly solar energy. Students were given the opportunity to take researched information and relate what they discovered into potential application.
- Smart Sensing and Computing for Smarter Energy
Date: January 2012 – December 2012
Funding Source: 2012 IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award
The goal of this project is to develop an innovative curriculum at UMKC, titled Smart Sensing and Computing for Smarter Energy. This course is designed for students with a CSEE or CME major at the advanced level of study (senior or graduate level). In this course, interdisciplinary teams and projects will be developed to devise and implement novel concepts and solutions that attempt to mitigate the above technological gaps. Ultimately, we envision that the students from this class will be instrumental towards realizing smart grid-enabled smarter buildings, communities, and cities.
- Introducing Embedded Curriculum at UMKC
Role: co-PI (PI – Deep Medhi)
Date: August 2011 – May 2012
Funding Source: Intel Co.
Amount: $30,000 & Equipment
This interdisciplinary course is designed for students with a CSEE (Computer Science & Electrical Engineering) or CME (Civil and Mechanical Engineering) major at the advanced level of study (senior or graduate level). In this course, interdisciplinary teams and projects will be developed to devise and implement novel concepts and solutions that attempt to mitigate the above technological gaps. Ultimately, we envision that the students from this class will be instrumental towards realizing smart grid-enabled smarter buildings, communities, and cities. With the help of the available industry funds, this project aims to strive to implement the smart sensing and computing solutions incubated in the proposed curriculum to benefit our underserved populations in the Green Impact Zone.
- Synergizing Elements of Education with Stimulating Award Winning Science (SEESAWS)
Role: co-PI (PI: Deendayal Dinakarpandian)
Date: November 2009 – December 2010
Funding Source: Prep-KC
The proposed project “Synergizing Elements of Education with Stimulating Award Winning Science (SEESAWS)” seeks to use immersive didactic experiences based on the lives and contributions of scientists who won awards like the Nobel Prize or the ACM Turing award. The model used will involve the active participation of college faculty, school teachers, and students. The expected deliverables of the project are 1) a series of learning modules and 2) an accompanying dynamic website to enhance learning based on social networking principles.
- Amazon Cloud Computing for Software Engineering Education
Date: 1/01/10 – 1/31/11
Funding Source: Amazon
Amount: $3,000 (Credit for Amazon Cloud Service)
- US – Morocco Workshop: Language Technology Research and Education Program:
Project Startup and Team-Building, March 2006, Rabat, Morocco
Date: 10/01/05 – 8/31/06
Funding Source: National Science Foundation (NSF) OIS#0538906
Amount: $ 38,520
This project aims to exchange the research activities and outcomes from international community including USA and Morocco. The grants used for the organization of the workshop and presentation and workshop publication.
- Collaborative Research Experiences for (undergraduate) Women
Funding Source: Computing Research Association-Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)/NSF
This project aims for provide undergraduate female students with collaborative research opportunities through a learning environment research program. Motivated undergraduate computing and engineering students were participated in a software project and produced research outcomes and presented in SEARCH. Students were granted the chance to present research results while meeting with other female scientists in the computing field.