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2014 kynamatrix Research Grants Awarded

2014.01.30 Today we awarded six "Innovation through Collaboration" grants to graduate students at two universities in support of their PhD and Masters thesis projects. Congratulations to the students and advisors! Additionally, we awarded a support grant for eight service-learning projects at Broward College.
> See our grants page for more details.

RFP 2013 Announced

2013.09.20  kynamatrix invited proposals for Masters- or Doctoral-level collaborative projects from accredited institutions of higher education. kynamatrix will award up to eight (8) support grants of up to $1,000 each. Awards will be announced in January, 2014. Awards are provided to the university for unrestricted use within the proposed project. kynamatrix encourages collaborative research, innovation, and scholarship.


2013 kynamatrix Research Grants Awarded

2013.01.30 Today we awarded eight "Innovation through Collaboration" grants to graduate students at three universities in support of their PhD and Masters thesis projects. Congratulations to the students and advisors!
> See our grants page for more details.

RFP 2012 Announced

2012.09.20  kynamatrix invited proposals for Masters- or Doctoral-level collaborative projects from accredited institutions of higher education. kynamatrix will award up to eight (8) support grants of up to $1,000 each. Awards will be announced in January, 2013. Awards are provided to the university for unrestricted use within the proposed project. kynamatrix encourages collaborative research, innovation, and scholarship.

2011 kynamatrix Research Grants Awarded

2011.12.22 Today we awarded four "Innovation through Collaboration" grants to graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University in support of their thesis projects. Eric Spaulding was awarded $1000 for his project titled "Designing Interactions and Experiences Through Story and Narrative" with $500 awarded to his faculty advisors Gill Wildman and Nick Durrant. Julia Pellicciaro was awarded $1000 for her project titled "Design Patterns for Social Action Empowering Civic Agriculture Initiatives through Strategic Communication" with $500 awarded to her faculty advisors Gill Wildman and Nick Durrant. Gabriela Uribe was awarded $1000 for her project titled "Designing a Social Network Game to Promote Relationships and Communities" with $500 awarded to her faculty advisor Gill Wildman. Scott Sykora was awarded $1000 for his project titled "Photography Service Design with the Sojourner House" with $500 awarded to his faculty advisors Charlee Brodsky and Suguru Ishizaki. Congratulations to the students and advisors!

RFP 2011 Announced

2011.08.03  kynamatrix is requesting proposals for Masters- or Doctoral-level collaborative projects from accredited institutions of higher education. kynamatrix will offer up to six (6) support grants of up to $1,500 each. Awards will be distributed in December, 2011. Awards are provided to the university for unrestricted use within the proposed project. A portion of the award is appropriated to the collaborating faculty advisors. kynamatrix encourages collaborative research and the study of interactive communication in the applied areas of art, science, music, and literature.

2010 kynamatrix Research Grants Awarded

2010.11.05 Today we awarded four "Innovation through Collaboration" grants to graduate students at three universities in support of their thesis projects. Gretchen Mendoza at Carnegie Mellon University was awarded $1000 for her project titled "Designing for science in everyday contexts" with $500 awarded to her faculty advisors Stacey Rohrbach and David Kaufer. Jennifer Shirey at Carnegie Mellon University was awarded $1000 for her project titled "Persuasive information design and behavioral change" with $500 awarded to her faculty advisor Stacey Rohrbach. Svetlana Yarosh at Georgia Institute of Technology was awarded $1000 for her project titled "Remote Synchronous Communication between Parents and Children in Divorced Families" with $500 awarded to her faculty advisor Gregory Abowd. Yong Ming Kow at University of California, Irvine was awarded $1000 for his project titled "Building a Creative Ecology with Software Users" with $500 awarded to his faculty advisor Bonnie Nardi. Congratulations to the students and advisors!

RFP 2010 Announced

2010.05.14  kynamatrix is requesting proposals for Masters- or Doctoral-level collaborative projects from accredited institutions of higher education. kynamatrix will offer up to six (6) support grants of up to $1,500 each. Awards will be distributed in September, 2010. Awards are provided to the university for unrestricted use within the proposed project. A portion of the award is appropriated to the collaborating faculty advisors. Based on its successful pilot program begun in 2004, kynamatrix established a national grant gifting program, gifting to qualified universities to encourage collaboration and the study of interactive communication in the applied areas of art, science, music, and literature.

Alyce Hoggan nominated as MSAF Integral Fellow

2009.05.14  Ms. Hoggan, Executive Director of kynamatrix, was nominated as a 2009 Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellow. Sixty-six alumni were nominated for their substantial and ongoing positive impact on the community. A Foundersí Gala will be held November 18th where the first three Integral Fellows will be honored. Bill Gates Sr. will be the keynote speaker and Bill and Melinda Gates will present the awards.

Dr. Marvin Minsky joins Board of Directors

2008.12.11  kynamatrix Research Network today announced that Dr. Marvin Minsky has joined the Board of Directors. Dr. Minsky is a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, co-founder of MIT's AI laboratory, and Turing award winner. He is the author of a number of published works including "The Society of Mind" and "The Emotion Machine." His research has led to theoretical and practical advances in artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. "We are very pleased to add Dr. Minsky to our board. He brings a wealth of experience to help kynamatrix with its mission," added Alyce Hoggan, Executive Director.
> Press Release on PRWeb

kynamatrix attends a nonprofit 2008 event at Microsoft

2008.10.15  Microsoft held an event at the Redmond campus today as a kick-off for their annual Giving campaign. kynamatrix Research Network was one of approximately twenty charities in attendance. Employees stopped by the kynamatrix booth to learn about our programs and to sign up as volunteers.

Annual Newsletter Released

2008.10.15  Read our latest newsletter here:
> kRN Newsletter 2008

Graduate Students Receive kynamatrix Research Grants

2007.10.31 Today we awarded two research grants to School of Design graduate students Imran Sobh and Matthew Forrest in support of their thesis projects. The grants total $1500 for each project: $1000 is awarded to the student and $500 to the faculty advisors.

kynamatrix attends the Camp Samm 2007 event at Microsoft

2007.09.28  Microsoft held an event at the Sammamish campus today as a kick-off for their annual Giving campaign. kynamatrix Research Network was one of approximately thirty charities in attendance. Many employees stopped by the kynamatrix booth to learn about our programs and to sign up as volunteers.

Annual Newsletter Released

2007.09.28  Read about our achievements here:
> kRN Newsletter 2007

Six U.S. Universities Commence Collaborating via 2-way HD

2007.04.24  Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and University of Washington commenced collaborating face-to-face today via 2-way high-definition videoconferencing.

2-way HD Shipments

2007.03.21  LifeSize Communications today shipped units to the participating universities in the kynamatrix ResearcHDiscovery project. "This marks a major milestone in the project." said Alyce Hoggan, Executive Director of kynamatrix Research Network. She added, "We're extremely grateful to LifeSize for this gift. This is the dawn of an exciting new era in connecting researchers face-to-face across the country."

High Energy Meeting

2006.10.12  Alyce Hoggan, Executive Director and Ruth Marsh, member of the Board of Directors of kynamatrix Research Network attended the Advancing Renewable Energy conference in St. Louis. The potential for collaborative research in the renewable energy sector can greatly benefit the people of the United States.

ResearcHDiscovery Announced

2006.09.28  This afternoon, kynamatrix Research Network announced the renaming of its flagship project in the applied area of communication. "ResearcHDiscovery" is a proof-of-concept project connecting researchers face-to-face at six top universities across the United States using 2-way High Definition videoconferencing. The project was initiated in 2004 with the premise that innovation occurs in the space between two individuals as they collaborate.

501(c)(3) Advanced Ruling

2006.08.22  kynamatrix Research Network today announced that the Internal Revenue Service now recognizes the organization as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
> Letter of Determination (pdf)

Board Expansion Completed

2006.05.28  kynamatrix Research Network today announced the completion of their expansion to a five member board of directors with the addition of Mr. Steve Clark. "We are pleased to add Mr. Clark's expertise to our growing momentum." Mr. Clark was formerly with Microsoft Corporation and is a graduate of University of Hartford.

TransTube Initiative Announced

2006.05.01  This morning, kynamatrix Research Network announced the creation of a new initiative in the applied area of transportation called "TransTube". The concept is to transport materials such as grocery products, fast foods, and other small consumables from a central warehouse into a residential neighborhood via pneumatic tubes. This infrastructure would vastly reduce or eliminate localized travel to and from residential markets. The technology should be incorporated into the planning stages of new communities.

Board Expanded

2006.04.02  kynamatrix Research Network today announced the expansion of their board of directors, moving from a three member board to five. Ms. Ruth Marsh has been nominated and elected as the first member to fill one of the two new positions. "Ms. Marsh's experience in wind energy will help round out our Board's multidisciplinary outlook," according to Ms. Alyce Hoggan, Executive Director of kynamatrix Research Network. Ms. Marsh is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her post-graduate degree from Stanford University.

Pilot Grant Program

2004.08.20  kynamatrix Research Network today announces their management of a grant to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design. "This unrestricted grant will foster collaborative research by Master's students and their advisors in the School of Design" said Ms. Alyce Hoggan, Executive Director of kynamatrix Research Network. "Also, this pilot grant will assist us in the process of defining our Grant Gifting Program," she said.

kynamatrix Research Network Launched

2004.06.01  Alyce Hoggan and Skip Franklin, today announced they have initiated the nonprofit operations of an organization called kynamatrix Research Network. The mission of the organization is to scientifically research interactive communications, seeking alternative paradigms to the existing ways and means. The nonprofit organizational model was chosen so that innovation can be the focus rather than profit.

 
   

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