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Engineering’s Kiju Lee wins $100,000 National Academies grant

Kiju Lee, the Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative grant.

A project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Keck Futures Initiative supports interdisciplinary projects related to art and science, engineering and medicine frontier collaborations.

Lee is collaborating with Petr Janata from the University of California, Davis; Jonathan Berger from Stanford University; Scott Auerbach from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Andre Thomas from Texas A&M.

As part of their project, “Fostering Empathy and Improving Focus Through the Groove Enhancement Machine: Facilitating Sensorimotor Coordination and Cooperation Among Groups of Individuals,” the team will build an assistive device to facilitate access to group music-making.

Learn more about Lee’s project and the other Keck Futures Initiatives.