SMART Community of Excellence provides a focus and connection for industry researchers, faculty, and students from multiple decanal units. 

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7/31/19

Early-career faculty have received a record 11 National Science Foundation CAREER awards in 2019, along with a U.S. presidential early career award.

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7/2/19

A proposal by professor Jin Young Song that envisions a more efficient assembly system for steel construction has been announced as the 2019 Forge Prize Grand Prize Winner.

SMART research.

Exposing learners at all levels to the challenges associated with advanced design, manufacturing and construction across scales of time, size and complexity - in the classroom and lab, online and through experiential opportunities

Kemper lewis.

By design, SMART is community led and driven by the activity of our faculty researchers and industry partners. Leadership exists in the SMART model of governance to facilitate the work of the community.

smart industry.

SMART works closely with university and regional partners to create systems for design, manufacturing and construction in order to bring highly-customizable products to market faster, while remaining ecologically and economically sustainable.

Impactful Accomplishments

  • smart research funding.
    11/26/18

    $2.3M of research funding

  • 28.9 million in proposals.
    11/26/18

    $28.9M in proposals submitted

  • smart awards.
    11/26/18

    Research award recipients year over year since 2015

  • research projects.
    11/26/18

    Exploratory project support for interdisciplinary research projects

  • mooc students.
    11/26/18

    The number of learners who have enrolled in MOOC.

  • 45 smart journal papers.
    11/26/18

    Over 45 journal papers published

  • conference papers.
    11/26/18

    Over 50 conference papers published

  • 43 keynote speakers.
    11/26/18

    Over 43 presentations and keynote speakers

  • smart equipment.
    11/26/18

    Equipment acquisition to support interdisciplinary research and complement regional capabilities

  • 3 shared facilities.
    11/26/18

    Three shared research/education facilities

  • smart faculty.
    11/26/18

    Influencing the hiring of SMART-related faculty in multiple engineering departments

  • 26.5 million in research proposals.
    11/26/18

    Influenced $26.5M of research proposals

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