Grant to fund big data research on the farm
Illinois State Agriculture Professor Aslihan Spaulding has received a $9,950 grant from Compeer Financial to research the challenges that farmers face when obtaining big data. She will also examine how beneficial big data tools are that farmers are using.
Through the grant, researches will conduct a survey examining big data usage on farms and what challenges are faced when farmers are in control of big data.
ISU to receive grant for CTE programs
The Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project headed by Illinois State University has received a $2.5 million from the Carl D. Perkins agency under the U.S. Department of Education to help facilitate career and technical education (CTE) programs in Illinois public schools. Chris Merrill, professor in the Department of Technology, is the principal investigator for the grant.
Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, the project’s goal is to provide technical assistance, resources, and professional development to teachers within CTE programs in public secondary schools in Illinois related to business, marketing, computer education, family and consumer sciences, health sciences technology, and technology and engineering education.