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School of Engineering

Tufts Innovates and Collaborates

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Several School of Engineering faculty members received seed grants from the Office of the Provost for innovative ideas in learning and teaching.
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In order to foster ongoing collaboration and innovation in scholarship and teaching, the Office of the Provost sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates. Through these programs, the university has supported more than 200 groundbreaking projects.

The Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program encourages the first steps in interdisciplinary collaboration by supporting new faculty pilot projects that engage at least two disciplines and cross institutional lines. The grants are overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost of Research. The School of Engineering recipients are: 

Estimating Individual Treatment Effects from Randomized Clinical Trials Using Machine Learning Principal Investigator: Michael Hughes, Ann and Peter Lambertus Term Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Dissecting the Role of Bioelectricity in Cancer Metastasis Principal Investigator: Madeleine Oudin, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering


The Tufts Innovates Seed Grant Program sparks imaginative ideas to enhance learning and teaching, including approaches that integrate research and are interdisciplinary. The grants are overseen by the Office of the Provost. The School of Engineering recipients are:

Personalized Problems for Enhanced Thermo-Fluids Learning Principal Investigator: Erica Kemmerling, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Brewing Up Enthusiasm: An Experiential Course in Coffee Engineering Principal Investigator: Matthew Panzer, Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering


To learn more about these grant programs, please visit the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President's website.