Research grants support podcasting, AI, robots and more on SIU campus

Carbondale – A new podcasting lab, innovative uses of 3D printing, robots and artificial intelligence, and more are all coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale thanks to the ingenuity of its faculty and support from the SIU Foundation. Ten faculty members are receiving inaugural research awards through the Foundation. The Faculty Research Award is designed to recognize outstanding work and research of SIU faculty, according to James Salmo, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations and CEO of the SIU Foundation. The SIU Foundation Board apporved $50,000 to be awarded in the 2018-19 school year.