UTC faculty were awarded more than $3.7 million in grants last month.

It wouldn’t be a record-breaking month, but we’re thrilled nonetheless,” says Meredith Perry, director of research and sponsored programs. “I think it is particularly compelling because several of the larger awards are for projects that support students through scholarships.”

The April grant recipients are:

  • Dr. Joanne Romagni, vice chancellor for research and dean of the graduate school, has received $1,171,986 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the UC Foundation for the project entitled “Center for Excellence in Applied Computational Science & Engineering.”
  • Drs. Ignatius Fomunung, Bradley Harris, Weidong Wu from the Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering), Dr. Gary McDonald in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Neslihan Alp in the Department of Engineering Management & Technology, Dr. Kate Rogers in the Department of Psychology, and Marcy Porter from the School of Nursing have received $992,996 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled “UTC-ASSETS: Academic Intervention Social Supports and Scholarships for Engineering Transfer Students.”
  • Dr. Jennifer Ellis and Ms. Avalon Gourlay from the School of Education), Kendra Duncan from the Division of Academic Affairs, Dr. Deanna Beasley from the Department of Biology, Geology & Environmental Science and Dr. Amanda Clark in the Department of Psychology have received $860,319 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled “Track 1: UTChattanooga STEM Education Noyce Scholarship Program.”
  • Dr. Li Yang from the College of Computer Science  Engineering has received $561,669 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled “Collaborative Research: SFS Program: Strengthening the National Cyber Security Workforce.”
  • Dr. Victor Bumphus from the Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies has received $23,420 from the International Association of Chiefs of Police for the project entitled “Service, Support & Justice: A Strategy to Enhance Law Enforcement Response to Victims Technical Assistance.”
  • Dr. Nicholas Honerkamp in the Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies has received $5,000 from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the project entitled “Fort Frederica Project.”

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