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

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Like New York’s state animal, the rover-like vehicle uses its surroundings to build complex structures and overcome obstacles.

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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

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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.

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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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