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STEM Catalyst Initiative

2020-21 Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-21 University of Dayton STEM Catalyst grants.

The five projects funded this year reflect diverse efforts in the interdisciplinary research focus areas of health, biosciences, and autonomous systems outlined by University President Eric F. Spina.

Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 award periods will begin in fall 2020.

The 2020-21 STEM Catalyst grant awardees:


STEM Catalyst Initiative

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469

2019 Awards

Number e-books, limb regrowth, extreme stretchable materials, and more.


2018 Awards

Crazy ants, prosthetic hands, food safety, and more.


2017 Awards

The SmartWalker, neurobiology of ADHD, virtual reality for behavior intervention, and more.