URI technology project receives $500,000 grant from Champlin Foundation

South Kingston – Four research projects at the University of Rhode Island have received nearly $500,000 in grants from the Champlin Foundation.

The $498,965 donation will support the following projects:

  • Laser Thermal Inc. $197,360 SSTR-F Thermal Conductivity Measurement System for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Students.
  • $125,605 for a knitting machine that gives students hands-on experience with the design, production and manufacture of textiles.
  • $95,000 to train students on new equipment for in vitro drug release testing, which will inform drug efficacy and safety predictions in animals and humans.
  • $81,000 for archaeological geophysical survey equipment, which will help researchers detect subsurface cultural features, artifacts and insights into those discoveries.

Jacquelyn Voghel is a reporter for Providence Business News.you can contact her Voghel@PBN.com.

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