ISU Software Project Gets Boost

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ISU professors presented information about the software at a National Science Foundation workshop August 24th and 25th in Washington, D.C. ISU professors presented information about the software at a National Science Foundation workshop August 24th and 25th in Washington, D.C.

Another grant from the National Science Foundation could help researchers at Indiana State University move closer toward a "go or no go" decision on scaling up software developed at the university. ISU says the technology is designed to help students improve their diagnostic skills.

It is geared toward engineering and technology fields.

The researchers received nearly $185,000 initially to create the software and recently earned $50,000 more through the NSF's Innovation Corps for Learning Program. College of Technology Dean Robert English says "this is exciting research with real-world potential for more efficient system diagnosis in the increasingly complex field of heavy industry. We are proud of our faculty and staff for securing not one, but two National Science Foundation grants in support of this important work."

The school says the software will be of particular benefit to "manufacturers who would be 'in big trouble' if they lost even a few talented employees."

Entrepreneurial team lead Jason Dean says "we went through a very rigorous process of customer discovery in a seven-week period, and ended up as the only team in this I-Corps L cohort to target industry, instead of academia, non-profit organizations, or government agencies, for support in expanding our innovation."

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