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, “Each One Reach One.”

Dr. Lucien Ellington¬†and Dr. Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have received $75,214 from the Charles Koch Foundation for the project entitled, “2017-2018 Center for Reflective Citizenship Programs.”

Dr. Yancy Freeman (Enrollment Services) has received $19,018 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “UTC Veteran Reconnect.”

Ms. Shirl Gholston (Center for Community Career Education) has received $300,620 from the US Department of Education for the project entitled, “Student Support Services FY16-FY21.”

Dr. Hunter Huckabay (Center for Community Career Education) has received $308,244 from the US Department of Education for the project entitled, “GEAR UP in Hamilton County, TN 2011-2018.”

Ms. Cynthia Long (Center for Community Career Education) has received $277,711 from the US Department of Education for the project entitled, “Southern Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center.”

Ms. Laurie Melnik (Southeast Center for Education) has received $11,000 from the Hunter Museum of American Art for the project entitled, “Art of Balance and Diagnosis.”

Dr. James Newman (SIM Center) has received $24,976 from Pointwise Inc. for the project entitled, “High Fidelity Mesh and Geometry Tools.”

Dr. James Newman (SIM Center) has received $14,948 from The National Institute of Aerospace Associates for the project entitled, “Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences (RCA) Institute Support: Visitors and Faculty Engagement.”

Dr. Henry Spratt (Biology) has received $40,040 from the Cumberland Trail Conference for the project entitled, “Cumberland Trail Conference Connector Program.”

Ms. Karen Vann (Center for Community Career Education) has received $246,000 from the US Department of Education for the project entitled, “Talent Search.”

Dr. Li Yang (Computer Science) has received $39,750 from Prairie View A & M University for the project entitled, “Capacity Building on Privacy Education through Curriculum Development.”

Dr. Li Yang (Computer Science) and Dr. Karen Adsit (School of Education) have received $149,898 from the National Security Agency Central Security Service for the project entitled, “Developing Web Security Modules with Visualization and Hands-on Labs.”

Proposals

The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $5,008,910 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Neslihan Alp (Engineering Management & Technology), Dr. Karen Adsit (School of Education), Dr. Amanda Clark (Psychology), Dr. Louie Elliot (Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. Trevor Elliott (Mechanical Engineering) have requested $1,005,619 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Real-world Additive Manufacturing Projects for Underrepresented Participants (RAMP UP).”

Mr. Andrew Carroll and Mr. Charles Mix (Vice Chancellor for Research) have requested $22,214 from the Mainspring Conservation Trust for the project entitled, “Mainspring Conservation Trust – Application Development.”

Dr. Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) and Dr. Manuel Santiago (Chemistry and Physics) have requested $1,447,293 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Track 1: UTChattanooga STEM Education Noyce Scholarship Program.”

Dr. Pamela Guess (School Psychology) has requested $799,999 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “School Psychology Intern Program.”

Dr. Thomas Loveless (Electrical Engineering), Dr. Raga Ahmed (Electrical Engineering), Dr. Louie Elliot (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Aldo McLean (Engineering Management & Technology), and Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) have requested $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 (UTChattSat).”

Dr. Deborah McAllister (School of Education) has requested $33,861 from Vanderbilt University for the project entitled, “Elementary and Middle Grades STEM.”

Dr. Claire McCullough, Dr. Joseph Dumas, and Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science) have requested $356,567 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “STEM Inspire, Communicate, Educate (ICE).”

Ms. Laurie Melnik and Ms. Michele Mummert (Southeast Center for Education) have requested $5,302 from the Shelby County Schools for the project entitled, “2017 Arts Integration Workshops at Sherwood Elementary School, Memphis TN.”

Dr. Hong Qin (SIM Center), Dr. Karen Adsit (School of Education), Dr. Jennifer Boyd (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Hope Klug (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Yu Liang (Computer Science), Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), and Dr. Dalei Wu (Computer Science) have requested $549,885 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Spokes: MEDIUM: SOUTH: Collaborative: Integrating Biological Big Data Research into Student Training and Education.”

Dr. Hong Qin (Computer Science) and Dr. Soubantika Palchoundhury (Civil, Chemical & General Engineering) have requested $359,484 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: ICompBio – Engaging Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research.”

Dr. Henry Spratt (Biology) has requested $40,040 from the Cumberland Trail Conference for the project entitled, “Year 2: Cumberland Trail Conference Connector Program.”

Dr. Weidong Wu (Civil Engineering) has requested $28,863 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “TBAEE Laboratory Equipment Grant for Civil Engineering.”


2 Comments » for September 2017 Sponsored Program Activity
  1. scott sammons says:

    is there a site where the cumulative results of the studies can be examined? Somewhere that I can see “what we gained by the use of this money”?

    • Celeste Bremmer says:

      What an interesting idea! Thank you for your great question! Unfortunately, our office does not maintain cumulative results of studies. Because different sponsors have such varied reporting requirements it would be difficult to create a standardized format to measure outcomes or deliverables. However, if there is a particular project that interests you, the Principal Investigator should be able to give you more information on the project and the results.