National Science Foundation role in the development of the Internet
To support his project examining the development and commercialization of the Internet between 1980 and 1996, Douglas Van Houweling, professor of information and associate dean for research and innovation in the School of Information, was awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) EAGER grant.
Start date: 3/1/2014
End date: 2/29/2015
EAGER: The NSF Role in the Development of the Internet, National Science Foundation: $300,000
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Press and Web mentions
Articles related to the history of the Internet and Van Houweling’s role in its development:
“UM Internet Pioneer Honored For Building Web’s First Backbone,” CBS Detroit, 4/8/2014
“Doug Van Houweling: Building the NSFNet,” IEEE Xplore, 4/2014
“Would there be the Internet without the 'U'?” The Michigan Daily, 2/7/2012