Support for 2016 Workshop on EFRI-ODISSEI Research Grant

Support for 2016 Workshop on EFRI-ODISSEI Research .


  • NSF has made an award in support of students and faculty to participate in a conference on the topic of Origami Design for Integration of Self-assembling Systems for Engineering Innovation (ODISSEI). The conference will be held at Florida International University (FIU), Feb 11-12, 2016. The objective of the conference is to bring together ODISSEI researchers and students who have already been funded by the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, in order to create fertile interactions between the different research groups that are working to couple origami with engineering and/or science. The researchers will provide updates on their progress and students will present and discuss their research during a poster session. The multidisciplinary/multi-experience makeup of attendees relative to backgrounds (e.g., artists, mechanical engineers, bioengineers, materials engineers, and electrical engineers) and research experience (e.g., well-known/well-established investigators, junior faculty members, students and underrepresented minorities) is expected to positively impact the field. Planned networking sessions will enable organic interactions between young researchers and senior investigators, and government attendees who will interact and exchange information.

date/time interval

  • February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

sponsor award ID

  • 1623796