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Current Research Projects

  • U.S. Department of Transportation through Accelerated Bridge Construction – University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). “Alternative Technical Concepts for Contract Delivery Methods in Accelerated Bridge Construction”, 2020-2021. Award $86,072. Role: Principle Investigator; Contribution 85% effort. Received at FIU
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), RAISE: Convergence Accelerator program Pilot – Track B1 (AI and Future Jobs). “Preparing the Future Workforce of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) for Automation and Robotic Processes”, 2019-2020. Award $973,333. Role: Coinvestigator; Contribution 10% effort. Received at FIU
  • Engineering Information Foundation. “Advancing Engineering Undergraduates’ professional presentation skills through Multi-Context Communication-training activities”, 2019-2020. Award $24,783. Role: Co-PI; Contribution: 50% effort. Received at FIU

Previous Research Contributions

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Collaborative Research Grant. Developing a Framework to Better Engage Students in STEM via Game Design. Award Number DUE 1504576, $176,183. PI: K. Parrish. Role: Graduate Student; Contribution: 20% effort.
  • National Park Service, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Arizona. Conducting a level III Energy Audit and Net-Zero Approach. $105,000.  PI: Nader Chalfoun. Role: Consultant; Contribution: 5% effort.
  • Construction Industry Institute (CII), Collaborative Research Grant. Developing a Project Development Rating Index (PDRI) Tool for Small Infrastructure Projects. Award $321,000. PI: Kristen Parrish and G. Gibson, Jr. Role: Graduate Student; Contribution: 80% effort.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) program; Positioning Engineers for Urban Sustainability Transition Strategy Development. 2013-2017. Award Number DUE 1245205, $196,619. PI: Mikhail Chester and Co-PI: Kristen Parrish. Role: Graduate Student; Contribution: 70% effort.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Collaborative Research Grant. Integrating Sustainability Grand Challenges and Experiential Learning into Engineering Curricula. 2013-2016. Award Number DUE 1323719, $384,998. PI: Amy Landis, Co-PI: Kristen Parrish, Mikhail Chester, Braden Allenby and Thomas Seager. Role: Graduate Student; Contribution: 10% effort.