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AI Lightning Talks, NSF DCL: Catalyzing Human-Centered Solutions & TRANSFORM Information Session

Faculty Research Lightning Talks

Artificial Intelligence

The Center for Research and Creative Activity is hosting a Lightning Talks event for Research and Creative Activity Month. The theme for this session of virtual faculty lightning talks is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how faculty are utilizing it for research purposes. Come hear from researchers across Boise State present on their work for five minutes, ask questions and have a discussion on how this topic is important to learning and research on campus.

When: Friday, April 26th, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Zoom (link provided upon registration)

Registration Link

Presenters & Topics

  1. Andy Hung, EdD, Educational Technology Department
    Empowering Research: Collaborative Multi-Agent AI for Data Analysis and Interpretation
  2. Casey Kennington, PhD, Computer Science Department
    Computational Meaning
  3. Jenny Alderden, PhD, School of Nursing
    Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Pressure Injury Risk Prediction
  4. Brian Stone, PhD, Department of Psychological Science
    Fear and Confusion in LLM Land: Student Uncertainty Around AI
  5. Richard Hutton, PhD, Department of Music
    Music Education in the Age of AI
  6. Michael Perlmutter, PhD, Department of Mathematics
    AI and Machine Learning for Data with Geometric Structure

NSF DCL: Catalyzing human-centered solutions through research and innovation in science, the environment and society

The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL): Catalyzing human-centered solutions through research and innovation in science, the environment and society. This funding opportunity is for interdisciplinary planning proposals, led by social, behavioral, or economic scientists, to inform possible future Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, the Environment and Society (CRISES). By supporting research to understand the social and behavioral aspects of the rapidly changing world and how these challenges are affected by social, political, economic, and natural environments this DCL aims to advance understandings of fundamental and use-inspired research of people, organizations, and society, while revealing emerging opportunities to address challenges affecting individuals and communities to live healthy and productive lives.


  • Concept Outline (Required) due May 1, 2024
  • Notification to submit Planning Proposal by May 15, 2024
  • Planning Proposal due July 1, 2024

Reminder: TRANSFORM Seed Grant Information Session

The Translational Research Ambassadors Network for Strengthening Institutional Capacity and Fostering an Open and Responsive Mindset (TRANSFORM) project will be awarding two grants per year for up to $200,000 each in direct funding along two tracks: market-oriented and community engaged. For faculty interested in applying for a TRANSFORM Seed Grant, there will be a virtual information session with an opportunity to ask questions with project leadership. For more information regarding the TRANSFORM project or the Seed Grants, visit the TRANSFORM website.

When: April 17, 2024 3-5pm
Location: Zoom (link provided upon registration)

Registration Link: TRANSFORM Seed Grant Information Session