January/February 2002
Volume Two - Issue One


PITA Fiscal Year 2002 Awards
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 has been provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PITA is a collaborative effort between ICES, the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) at Lehigh University and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The mission of PITA is to increase the operating efficiency of PA companies and enhance economic development within the Commonwealth by: combining physical and informational infrastructure technology expertise; leveraging technology development in design, manufacturing, biomedical and environmental areas; focusing research and educational capabilities of two world-class universities on technology issues; linking companies and agencies with students and faculty to create high-paying jobs; and retention of highly educated students in the Commonwealth.

In July of this past year, ICES sent out a call for proposals for research, education and outreach projects. A large number of proposals were submitted. Unfortunately, not all proposals could be accepted because of funding limitations. The large number of proposals and ongoing attempts to share PITA opportunities with other educational institutions in Pennsylvania prevented us from providing as much funding as we would like. We, at ICES, thank those researchers who took the time to submit proposals and for their interest in ICES and the PITA program. We encourage principle investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs who did not receive FY 2002 PITA funding to keep in touch with ICES and its interdisciplinary research efforts and to submit new proposals later in 2002 for possible FY 2003 funding.

Click here for a list of the proposals that were awarded funding.

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