Zarecor, K. (co-leader), Zhang, H (Co-leader), Baran, E. (Core Team). TechTHRIVE: A Technological Vision for Thriving Rural Communities in an Innovation Economy. Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) (total award: $450,000). 2021-2024
TECHThrive funded by Iowa State University's 2021 Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) grant aims to enable rural innovation economy through research on cutting edge technologies for rural applications and STEM educational initiatives designed to meet the needs of rural learners. Dr. Baran is leading the STEM Education thrust in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of experts across campus.