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The New – An Overview of all the Features

We are delighted  to bring to you a new interactive, interconnected platform with a variety of features including our new online community forum exclusively for our members. The new features new ways to connect with your fellow LASER PULSE members including a revamped sector search, map search, and chatbot to guide you in locating...

LASER Focused Conversation: The Importance of Research Translation in International Development

Host Christopher Rice sits down (remotely) with LASER PULSE Director Arvind Raman to discuss the LASER PULSE program and how research translation factors into international development.  Arvind Raman, Director, LASER PULSE; Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Engineering (by Courtesy) Purdue University.  Dr. Raman has co-authored over 140...

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LASER Focused Webinar Series Debuts Nov. 3

LASER PULSE is launching a webinar series, LASER Focused, to explore critical topics in international development and research translation, and provide an interactive platform with Network members. Join us at the opening session of the series, titled Maximizing Your LASER PULSE Experience to learn more about how LASER PULSE is applying Embedded Research Translation, new...

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Colombia Awards Addressing Integrated Rural Development and Venezuela Migration Response

Two projects in Colombia have launched, focusing on (1) Integrated Rural Development and (2) Venezuela Migration Response, following a LASER PULSE RFA in Spring 2020. These awards will last for a period of two years. Read more about projects through individual links below or at Diversity, Memory and Biocultural Rights: Mechanisms for Common-Unity Protectionand Ethnodevelopment....

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LASER PULSE Launches Youth and Resilience Awards in Ethiopia

LASER PULSE has launched four projects to respond to critical development challenges in Ethiopia. In response to a November 2020 RFA to address areas of (1) Youth and (2) Resilience, four applications were funded in August for periods of 1-2 years. Read more about projects through individual links below or at Resilience A systems, networks, and...

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New Awards Impacting Pollution and Business Competitiveness in Vietnam

Newly-awarded LASER PULSE projects are focusing on Air Pollution, Water Pollution, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Competitiveness in Vietnam. In response to a July 2020 RFA, LASER PULSE funded five awards in August that will persist for 24 months.  Read more about projects through individual links below or at Air Pollution Avoid the TRAP: Multi-sector collaboration...

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The inaugural meeting for new awards from Colombia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, organized over two days (August 9 & 11, 2021) was a great success with more than 200 attendees from across the world. The agenda of the inaugural meeting was two-fold: 1- to bring the awarded research teams together to share their research topics with...

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Engineering For Change (E4C) Seminar Series Features LASER PULSE

On June 10, 2021, the E4C Seminar Series featured: The LASER Experience, Integrating Research and Practice for Effective Development. Dr. Arvind Raman, Director of LASER PULSE and Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University was the featured presenter. A recording from the seminar can be viewed below:


Feature Your Research Translation Success Story

LASER PULSE Network Members, LASER PULSE is interested in featuring your work in research translation on its website and other channels! If you have previous experience in research translation and are interested in further showcasing your work, please complete our Featured Researcher/Practitioner form. As applicable, LASER PULSE will contact you about publishing a feature on your...

US-funded project backs nutrition research in Laos

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Ministry of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new project "Applied Nutrition Research Capacity Building (ANRCB)." This project is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its LASER PULSE programme led by Purdue University. Read the full story at