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Rucker Receives NSF CAREER Award

Caleb Rucker, an assistant professor in MABE, has been awarded an NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his proposal “CAREER: Safe and Transformative Robotic Intervention through Dynamic Elastic Structures (STRIDE).”

The CAREER Award is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who have the potential to serve as an academic role model in research and education.

The award includes a five-year grant that will help Rucker advance his research and become a leader in his field.

“I’m very grateful for this support and excited for the opportunity to pursue research which I hope will contribute to improving healthcare and STEM education by advancing knowledge in robotics,” said Rucker.

“This award is a tremendous honor for Dr. Rucker and the department,” said Matthew Mench, head of MABE. “This is further indication that he is an emerging leader in his field.”

Funding from the award begins in September.