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

October 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $814,993 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Stephanie DeVries (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – Madison, has requested and received $21,435 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the project entitled, “Water security in Armenia, WI: Modeling for informed decision-making in a nitrate-impacted watershed.” Drs. Ralph Hood (Psychology) and Christopher Silver

August and September 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $4,523,143 in external grant and contract awards: Laurie Allen and Angela Dittmar (Southeast Center for Education) have received $3,520 from the Alabama Department of Education for the project entitled, “Buckets and Brushes: A Whole-School Arts Integration Program for Increasing Access to Music and Visual Art.” Twyler Boykin (Center for Community Career Education) has received $297,601 from the U.S. Department of

July 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $2,563,914 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Lucien Ellington and Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have received $24,429 from the Freeman Foundation for the project entitled, “Freeman Foundation Teacher Professional Development Programs 2020-2021.” Drs. Ignatius Fomunung, Jejal Bathi, Mbakisya Onyango (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Thomas Wilson (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), Yu Liang (Computer Science and Engineering), and Chandra

June 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $592,524 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Belinda Lee (Center for Community Career Education) has received $347,656 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “UTC Upward Bound Program.” Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has received $65,000 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD

May 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $465,484 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Chris Cunningham (Psychology), in partnership with Dr. Mukta Panda at the UT College of Medicine – Chattanooga, has received $99,484 from the Yium Family Foundation for the project entitled, “Finding and sustaining motivation and a sense of meaning in medicine.” Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has received supplemental REU funding of $16,000 from

March and April 2020 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $644,622 in external grant and contract awards: Chapel Cowden (Library) has requested and received $4,200 from the American Library Association for the project entitled, “Perspectives on Death and Dying.” Drs. Vahid Disfani and Abdul Ofoli (Electrical Engineering) have received $5,000 from the Electric Power Research Institute for the project entitled, “Deep AI Based Energy Management System.” Drs. Jennifer Ellis (School