August 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $2,208,320 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Christopher Acuff (Political Science and Public Service) has received $47,239 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Research and Educational Services by UTC Department of Political Science & Public Service Professors.” Dr. Keith Bridges (Educational Opportunity Center) has received $313,131 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled,

July 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $5,075,031 in external grant and contract awards: Twyler Boykin (Center for Community Career Education) has received $297,601 from the US Department of Education for the project entitled, “Upward Bound Math & Science.” Dr. Ricki Dierenfeldt (Social, Cultural and Justice Studies) in collaboration with the Chattanooga Police Department has received $161,074 from the US Department of Justice for the project entitled,

June 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $346,901 in external grant and contract awards: Angela Dittmar (Arts-Based Collaborative) has requested and received $802 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Workshop Instructors for the City’s Early Head Start Program.” Dr. Lucien Ellington & Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have requested and received $48,442 from the Freeman Foundation for the project entitled, “Freeman Foundation Teacher Professional

May 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,583,922 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Belinda Lee (Upward Bound) has received $359,824 from the US Dept. of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Upward Bound Program.” Bryan Lane (WUTC) has received $140,314 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project entitled, “American Rescue Plan Act Stabilization Grant – Award Acceptance.” Dr. Renee Murley (School of Education)

April 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $884,249 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Timothy Gaudin (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), in collaboration with UTC graduate student Carissa Turner, has received $8,183 from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists – Giving Circle for the project entitled, “Using Community Science and Telemetry to Study Dispersal of Dasypus novemcinctus.” Dr. Hamdy Ibrahim (Mechanical Engineering) has received $10,500 from the

March 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $681,092 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Ralph Hood (Psychology) has requested and received $303,829 from Universitat Bielefeld for the project entitled, “Developmental Change in Spirituality:  Longitudinal study of faith biographies, religious schemata and their psychological correlates and predictors.” Dr. Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has received $3,960 from the National Science Foundation for a supplement to

February 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $5,625 in external grant and contract awards: Charlie Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have received $2,553 from the Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council for the project entitled, “GIS Conservation Priority Modeling for the Etowah River Watershed.” Dr. Nikolasa Tejero (Music) has requested and received $3,072 from Great River Learning for the project entitled, “Support for Publication: Introduction to

January 2021 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $799,305 in external grant and contract awards: Drs. Kody Cooper (Political Science and Public Service) and Lucien Ellington (School of Education) have received $1,000 from George Mason University – Institute for Humane Studies for the project entitled, “IHS Hayek and Kirk Book Club.” Drs. Michael Danquah, Brad Harris, Soubantika Palchoudhury, and Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have received $30,000

December 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $730,136 in external grant and contract awards: Laurie Allen and Angela Dittmar (Arts-Based Collaborative) have received $3,000 from the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa for the project entitled, “Professional Development Sessions for Ruth O’Connor.” Dr. Michelle Deardorff (Political Science and Public Service) has requested and received $25,000 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “2020-21 Washington

November 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $811,529 in external grant and contract awards: Charlie Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have received $23,834 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for the project entitled, “Cherokee NF Road Digitizing using Lidar.” Charlie Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have received $18,704 from the Enterprise Center for the project entitled, “EdConnect Spatial Analysis & Cartography.” Dr. Jared Pienkos (Chemistry