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Alianza MX, Tec de Monterrey and UC Davis Announce 2023 Recipients of Seed Funding for Exploratory Research

University of California Alianza MX (Alianza MX), Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of Seed Funding for Exploratory Research.

The main objectives of this initiative are to support exploratory research activities by groups from Tec de Monterrey and UC Davis with the potential for creating permanent ties and to support the development of research project proposals for funding from other institutional and extramural sources. Exploratory research supported through this initiative is expected to develop innovative approaches to studying unique problems and serve as the foundation for new research projects in the areas of climate change, public health and advancing underserved populations. 

Empowering Mobile, Energy-efficient and Sustainable 3D Printing Systems for Emergencies and Rural Communities.

Barbara Linke (Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of  Engineering, UC Davis)

Erick Ramírez-Cedillo (Professor, School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey)

A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Pandemic Scenarios Using Testing, Positivity Rates and SARS-CoV-2 RNA Concentrations in Wastewater

Miriam Nuño (Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UC Davis)

Claudia Rangel-Escareño (Professor, School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Challenging Ableism in STEM: Mapping the Intersectional Landscape of Disability Status with Gender and Race/Ethnicity

Natalia Caporale (Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis)

Cristina G. Reynaga-Peña (Research Professor, Department of Education, Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Faheemah N. Mustafaa (Assistant Professor, School of Education, UC Davis)

About Global Affairs at UC Davis

Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching globally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.

Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.

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