The research of 2011 PECASE recipients Baratunde Aole Cola of Georgia Tech, funded by NSF's Directorate for Engineering, and Suzanne Shontz of Penn State, funded by NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure, focuses on the underlying research that leads to efficient and competitive product design and application. More specifically, Cola received his PECASE "For outstanding research on energy conversion, nanoscale transport and materials, and for significant outreach and educational activities involving K-12 students and teachers from disadvantaged minority communities." Shontz received her PECASE "for exemplary research in computational and data-enabled science and engineering that bridges applied mathematics, computer science, and scientific applications, and for contributions to education, including new curricula and approaches that encourage diversity in this emerging field."
Credit: National Science Foundation
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