Yearly Archives: 2015

October 2015 Submissions & Awards

Funded Proposals (10/1/2015-10/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $65,734 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Beth Crawford, Assistant Professor of Education and Program Advisor for the Learning and Leadership program, received $60,571 from the Tennessee Department of Education to continue the Governor’s School for Prospective Teachers in 2016. Dr. Ahmed Eltom, Department Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, attracted $1,018 from the Tennessee Valley

September 2015 Submissions & Awards

Funded Proposals (9/1/2015-9/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $1,441,526 in external grant and contract awards: Mr. Andy Carroll, GIS Manager at the Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies, secured $15,000 from the Tennessee Valley Authority to continue work on a statewide, interactive paddling web map and river resource database. The additional funding will support ongoing efforts to collect and digitize high quality digital media for

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August 2015 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (8/1/2015-8/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $546,551 in sponsored program awards: Ms. Twyler Boykin, Project Director of Upward Bound Math and Science, attracted $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to continue the Promoting Resolve in Science and Math (PRISM) program during the 2015-16 academic year. The goal of PRISM is to strengthen the math and science skills of local high school students

July 2015 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (7/1/2015-7/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $296,746 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor of Education, received $2,000 from the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History to conduct the fifth annual Center for Reflective Citizenship UTC Constitution Day Lecture. The lecture will be held on September 17 in the UC Auditorium, and the topic

June 2015 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (6/1/2015-6/30/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $2,076,896 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Trevor Elliot, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, secured $47,000 from Denso North America Foundation to fund a capstone design project for mechanical engineering students entering the intercollegiate Baja SAE design competition. Through the project, students will design, fabricate, and test an off-road vehicle prototype that can withstand harsh conditions

May 2015 Submissions and Awards

Funded Proposals (5/1/2015-5/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $951,149 in external grant and contract awards: Ms. Belinda Brownlee, Director of Upward Bound, secured $302,271 from the U.S. Department of Education to continue the work of Upward Bound during the 2015-2016 academic year. Upward Bound provides supplemental academic assistance, educational and career guidance, and cultural enrichment activities to help participating students develop the skills necessary to

April 2015 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (4/1/2015-4/30/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $396,735 in external grant and contract awards: Mr. Andy Carroll, GIS Manager at the Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies, secured $100,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation to establish the Interdisciplinary Geospatial Teaching Lab (IGTLab). The IGTLab will facilitate applied research in multiple fields through partnerships with faculty, experts, and industry leaders in the fields of ecology, geology,

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March 2015 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (3/1/2015-3/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $281,488 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor of Education, received $20,000 from the Apgar Foundation to offer teacher institutes through UTC’s Center for Reflective Citizenship (CRC), which aims to further civic education in K-12 schools and undergraduate programs. Additionally, the project will expand the activities presented at Constitution Day, an annual

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February 2015 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (2/1/2015-2/28/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $40,950 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Susanne Burgess, Director of Music Education at the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, received $750 from the Alabama Institute of Education in the Arts to facilitate two workshops for early childhood practitioners and elementary educators. The workshops will focus on aligning musical learning with literacy learning and

January 2015 Awards and Submissions

Funded Proposals (1/1/2015-1/31/2015) CONGRATULATIONS! The following UTC faculty and staff recently attracted $412,486 in external grant and contract awards: Dr. Jennifer Boyd, Associate Professor of Biological & Environmental Sciences, attracted $2,737 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue her research into the influence of light and soil moisture availability on the growth and reproduction of the white fringeless orchid. A better understanding of these factors will aid