For February and March, UTC faculty received almost $600,000 in grant funds and contracts. The recipients are:

  • Drs. Yancy Freeman, vice chancellor of enrollment management and student success, Mo Baptiste, executive director of student development, and Kimberly Wingate in the School of Education have received $68,654 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “UTC Summer Bridge Experience.”
  • Drs. Daniel Loveless, Donald Reising, Raga Ahmed and Nurhidajat Sisworahardjo, assistant professors in the electrical engineering, Dr. Louie Elliott, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, and Dr. Aldo McLean, assistant professor in engineering management and technology, received $359,783 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: An Interdisciplinary CubeSat Research and STEM Education Platform at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.”
  • Dr. Daniel Loveless, assistant professor in electrical engineering received $27,286 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”
  • Dr. Joseph Owino, head of the Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering, and Mbakisya Onyango, associate professor in civil and chemical engineering, received $45,000 from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for the project entitled, “Efficient Modular Wall Systems for New Construction and Retrofit.”
  • Dr. Christina Policastro, assistant professor in criminal justice, received $37,725 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “2018 Victim Assistance Academy.”
  • Dr. Anthony Skjellum, director of the SimCenter, received an additional $32,000 from the National Science Foundation for the projects entitled, “Collaborative Research: CICI: Regional: SouthEast SciEntific Cybersecurity for University Research (SouthEast SECURE) CICI Grant-SeSecure” and “SHF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Next-Generation Message Passing for Parallel Programming: Resiliency, Time-to-Solution, Performance-Portability, Scalability and QoS.”
  • Dr. Henry Spratt, professor in biology, and Dr. David Giles, assistant professor in biology, received $16,074 from the HealthySole DETECTO for the project entitled, “Does Ultraviolet Radiation (UV-C) Applied to the Soles of Shoes in Pediatric Intensive Care Units Decrease Bacterial Load and Healthcare-Associated Infections?”
  • Dr. Kristen Black, assistant professor in psychology, and Dr. Christopher Cunningham, I-O psychology graduate program coordinator, received $9,935 from Miller Industries for the project entitled, “Miller Industries Employee Survey.”


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