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Increased U.S. Economic Competitiveness

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 Produce creative process designs that eliminate energy- and capital-intensive cryogenic separation steps associated with current technologies and deliver cost-competitive transportation fuels at greater than a 25% reduction in capital expenditure versus the benchmark technology.
Yes Develop a three-credit course to introduce graduate students to the intellectual, financial, leadership, and management processes for translating research into tangible products in a commercialization pathway.
Yes Conduct panel sessions highlighting entrepreneurship training resources at the Purdue Foundry and Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship to prepare interested trainees for NSF I-Corps participation.
Yes Generate novel capabilities for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry to mass produce ultra-high strength alloys for a wide range of technological applications including critical medical equipment that is currently produced abroad.
Yes Yes Yes Create rural community-based applied math curriculum for a middle school level to associate degree continuum that shifts perception of advanced manufacturing career paths and develops advanced STEM skills in digital and robotic tools and technology as well as critical thinking.

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