Associate professor Jennifer G. Duan and PhD student Jaeho Shim compose one of seven teams in the University of Arizona's first group of National Science Foundation Innovation Corps site participants. Their software, CHRE2D, simulates flood inundation processes, allowing the general public and working engineers to view and track flood impact areas through the internet in real time.
The UA NSF I-Corps site program, run by Tech Launch Arizona, offers a three-week course on commercialization and provides teams up to $2,250 to explore their customer base. Participants in the site program become eligible for the national program, which offers up to $50,000 for customer discovery. Applications for the next cohort are due on June 24.
Shim was recently named the department's 2016 outstanding graduate student. He was nominated for the honor by Duan.