Three graduate student research teams – winners of the inaugural Jefferson Trust Fellowships – recently gave progress reports on their work. The program was created last year to generate ideas for collaborative “big data” research. Pre-proposal submissions for the 2014-15 academic year are due Jan. 15.
A U.Va. graduate nursing student examines the diets and food habits of residents of Southwestern Virginia, and offers a menu of ideas for making them healthier.
U.Va. researchers studying migration patterns in Virginia turn up surprising trend – many rural areas are attracting retirees moving into their communities.
Online classified ad shoppers respond less often and offer lower prices when a seller is black rather than white, finds a newly published study based on an elegant field experiment.
U.Va. planetary geologist Alan Howard studies how geological features formed on Mars, and how similar that may be to such processes on Earth. His work has now netted him not one, not two, but all three G.K. Gilbert Awards – the top in his field.
The project will link insulin pumps, smartphones and a distributed computing system to automatically adjust patients’ insulin levels, eliminating the need for multiple daily finger sticks and manual injections.
U.Va. Creates World’s First Research Center for Automata Computing With Support from Micron Technology Inc.
Research at a new computing center at U.Va. focused on new automata technology could lead to solutions to “big data” challenges in areas including health care, privacy, security and international trade.
U.Va. researchers find that the new MitraClip device offers a minimally invasive alternative for patients too sick to undergo open-heart surgery. U.Va. is among the first hospitals in the country to offer the procedure.
U.Va.’s Kennedy Wins Early Career Research Award to Boost Teacher, Student Performance in Special Ed Science
Students with disabilities tend to be weaker academically than their peers in middle and high school science courses, a consequence of how special education is taught, says researcher Michael Kennedy, who is developing a program he hopes will remedy that.
With her award, Jennifer Chiu plans to study how students learn STEM concepts and ultimately to create a framework of integrated STEM curricula for K-12 teachers, administrators and researchers.