January 2018 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $754,150 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Feng Bao (Mathematics) has received $54,862 from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the project entitled, “ORNL_SciDAC.” Mr. Andrew Carroll and Mr. Charles Mix (Vice Chancellor for Research) have received $10,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for the project entitled, “GreenSpaces Mapping Support.” Dr. Lucien Ellington and Mr. Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education)

December 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

December 2017 Sponsored Program Activity Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $277,556 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Hill Craddock (Biology) has received $3,515 from The American Chestnut Foundation for the project entitled, “Conservation and Collection of Castanea dentata germplasm in the South.” Ms. Laurie Melnik and Ms. Michele Mummert (Southeast Center for Education) have received $5,302 from the Shelby County Schools for the project

November 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $33,590 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has received $25,000 from Nu-Trek, Inc. for the project entitled, “Radiation Hardened, Low Power, Variable Bandwidth/Resolution Sigma Delta Converters.” Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has received $8,140 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Fundamental Research into Radiation Resiliency of Emerging Circuit Technologies Appropriate to the CWMD Mission.”

October 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

October 2017 Sponsored Program Activity Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,317,706 in external grant and contract awards: Awards Dr. Ahmed Eltom (Electrical Engineering) has received $712 from the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association for the project entitled, “2017 Lab Demonstrations for Tennessee Valley Public Power Association.” Dr. June Hanks and Dr. Catherine Smith (Physical Therapy) have received $1,000 from the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for

September 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

September 2017 Sponsored Program Activity Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,871,341 in external grant and contract awards: Awards Ms. Twyler Boykin (Center for Community Career Education) has received $263,938 from the US Department of Education for the project entitled, “Upward Bound Math & Science.” Ms. Sandra Cole (Center for Community Career Education) has received $99,984 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled,

August 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $560,496 in external grant and contract awards: Awards Dr. Feng Bao (Mathematics) has received $41,111 from the US National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “RUI: Efficient Adaptive Backward SDE Methods for Nonlinear Filtering Problems.” Dr. Jennifer Boyd (Biology, Geology & Environmental Science) has received $1,080,000 from the US National Science Foundation in partnership with Austin Peay State University, University

July 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,027,676 in external grant and contract awards for July 2017: Mr. John Freeze and Mr. Jeffrey Grant (Continuing Education) have received $32,620 from the UT Institute of Public Service for the project entitled, “Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA).” Mr. Craig Hamilton (Campus Law Enforcement), Ms. Stephanie Rowland (Office of the Chancellor), Ms. Sara Peters (Women’s Center), and Dr. Helen

May and June 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,051,193 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Neslihan Alp (Engineering Management Technology), Dr. Raga Ahmed (Electrical Engineering), Dr. Li Yang (Computer Science), Dr. Mbakisya Onyango (Chemical Engineering), and Drs. Louie Elliott and Trevor Elliott (Mechanical Engineering) Have received $14,586 from the Engineering Information Foundation for the project entitled, “UTC Girls to Engineers Network (GEN) Funding Priority – Programs to Encourage Middle School Girls in Engineering.” Dr. Feng Bao (Mathematics) has received $60,970 from the

April 2017 Sponsored Program Activity

Greetings, Please join me in commending UTC faculty and staff who have received awards or submitted proposals for sponsored programs in March, 2017. If you have any questions about award activity, don’t hesitate to reach out. Best regards, Meredith   Congratulations! The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $293,655 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Helen Eigenberg (Criminal Justice) has requested and received $37,725 from the Tennessee

2017 Provost Student Research Award Winners

The Office of Research and Sponsored programs is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Provost Student Research Award (PSRA) Competition. The Provost Student Research Awards are designed to provide UTC’s Graduate and Undergraduate students with a special opportunity to participate in original research with faculty members. These awards are highly competitive. We receive far more applications than we are able to fund. Proposals are reviewed, rated, and