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Improved Well-Being of Individuals

Broader impacts can integrate one or multiple “cords” of research, education and outreach, and diversity activities, as mapped in examples below:

Research Education and Outreach Diversity Example impact
Yes Develop novel mass spectrometer that impacts water safety of communities as it allows researchers to: (a) identify metabolic changes from exposure to environmental contaminants, (b) detect contaminants in soil, water, and air samples, (c) measure contaminant levels in humans, and (d) identify biomarkers linked to adverse health outcomes.
Yes Develop a machine learning model to predict lateral movement during Christchurch earthquake that led to soil liquefaction. Insights will accelerate disaster resilience, inform codes for the built environment, and improve community safety.
Yes Yes Develop a smart and connected mobility platform to determine spatio-temporal dynamics of households that impact sustainable transportation solutions in economically disparate communities.
Yes Yes Create an Algorithmic Economics toolkit for training computer science students how to incorporate fairness and equity constraints
Yes Create new cyber-physical infrastructure to enable distributed manufacturing; thus, reducing impact of pharmaceutical wastes on the environment and human health by eliminating disposal to land/waster systems and facilitating the move to more socially conscious circular manufacturing.
Yes Yes Yes Co-produce research and advance market development along the agricultural value chain in the Midwest to identify and address social, economic, agronomic, and environmental barriers to adopting diverse sustainable agricultural systems in economically disadvantaged rural areas.
Yes Develop and refine an algorithm that powers a visualization tool for the construction industry that improves the safety of underground excavation and construction sites.

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