$5 Million Awarded to UTEP Cyber-ShARE Center of Excellence
August 30, 2012
The National Science Foundation has awarded a continuing five-year grant of approximately $5 million to the Cyber-ShARE (Cyberinfrastructure for Sharing Resources to Advance Research and Education) Center of Excellence at The University of Texas at El Paso.
"The Cyber-ShARE Center researchers are honored to have received an additional five years of funding from the NSF," said Ann Gates, Ph.D., the center director and UTEP's associate vice president of research.
The Cyber-ShARE Center
The center's goal is to develop strong collaborative and interdisciplinary research, foster innovation, and open doors for a new generation of scientists and engineers to obtain advanced degrees.
The funds will help the center in Phase II of its plans, which includes three main goals: conduct synergistic, interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and mathematics research that uses and advances CI-enabled techniques and tools to support collaboration and sharing; train and educate CI-knowledgeable professionals; and extend the network of collaborations locally, nationally and internationally.
"The Phase II funding will propel Cyber-ShARE to become a sustained national research center that serves as a resource for collaborative, interdisciplinary research," Gates said.
The center has funded more than 60 Cyber-ShARE Research Scholars