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DOE-funded PowerAmerica Institute at NCSU divvies out fresh $20M for innovation

August 8, 2018 | Triange Business Journal

More than four years after then-President Barack Obama announced what would become the PowerAmerica Institute at North Carolina State University, the initiative is doling out a new $20 million tranche to fund innovation. Late Tuesday, the Department of Energy-funded center announced it had awarded funds to six new member projects aimed at enhancing next-generation semiconductors in the U.S. PowerAmerica also announced it had awarded funding for 20 projects, to be led by existing members, for a total of $20 million this cycle.

Satellite Imagery + Social Media = A New Way to Spot Emerging Nuclear Threats

July 31, 2018 | Defense One

Hiding illicit nuclear programs might be getting harder, thanks to new ways of gleaning and combining clues from various rivers of digital data.

Social Media Helps Detect Nuclear Agreement Violations

July 23, 2018 | AFCEA Signal

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new computational model that draws on normally incompatible data sets, such as satellite imagery and social media posts, to answer questions about what is happening in targeted locations.

As one of only two institutions to be home to two concurrent NSF research centers, and the home of the Department of Energy’s PowerAmerica institute, we are ranked among the top academic units engaged in scientific research in the United States.



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