Oke and Christofa receive 2024 Armstrong Fund for Science Award


Jimi Oke, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Co-PI Eleni Christofa, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering are recipients of the 2024 Armstrong Fund for Science Award. 

Jimi Oke and Eleni Christofa

The Armstrong Fund for Science was established to encourage faculty at UMass Amherst to pursue research that has a significant likelihood of major science or engineering impact. Made possible through the generosity of John and Elizabeth Armstrong, this fund was created in 2006 with the belief that major scientific advances in society can be achieved by supporting researchers with bold vision, documented credentials, and a passion for results. The Armstrong Fund for Science seeks to support researchers willing to challenge conventions in their field. Grants will be made from this fund, administered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, on an annual basis.

The Armstrong Fund for Science is intended for faculty members with aggressive research visions. Grants from this program should be used to strategically expand their programs by positioning their research for large, extramural grants or key industrial partnerships.