An Ideas Lab is an intensive meeting that brings together multiple diverse perspectives to focus on finding innovative, cross-disciplinary solutions to a problem identified by NSF as a grand challenge.
The aim of the Engineering Technologies to Advance Underwater Sciences (ETAUS) Ideas Lab is to bring together experts from diverse scientific and engineering backgrounds to develop novel and innovative solutions that enable real-time and reliable sensing, communications, localization, navigation, and mapping of aquatic environments. These wide-ranging environments include glaciers, rivers, lakes, and oceans, for scientific research and economic development in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.
Ideas Lab participants, selected from preliminary proposal applications, will form new teams at the meeting to develop full proposals that address the identified sensing and communication challenges. This Ideas Lab will seek and prioritize proposals which will measurably increase the diversity and participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.
Be sure and visit the ETAUS program page for more information and please don’t hesitate to contact one of the cognizant BIO Program Officers, shown below. Preliminary proposals are due September 19, 2022 and the Ideas Lab is scheduled for November 8-10.