Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $1,115,898 in external grant and contract awards:

Laurie Allen, Angela Dittmar, and Dr. Joel Baxley (Southeast Center for Education) have requested and received $12,000 from Marion County Schools for the project entitled, “Implementing Arts 360 Program at Jasper Elementary School.”

Dr. Joel Baxley (Southeast Center for Education) has requested and received $3,000 from Red Bank Elementary School for the project entitled, “Developing a Fifth Grade Integrated Unit at Red Bank Elementary.”

Dr. Chris Cunningham (Psychology) has requested and received $3,984 from Covenant Transportation for the project entitled, “UTC – Covenant Transport Critical Thinking Workshop.”

Drs. Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) and Elizabeth Hathaway (Health and Human Performance) have received an additional $93,211 from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs for the project entitled, “Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi Chuan (W/A TCC) as an Adaptive Sport for Veterans with Ambulatory Disability – Program Expansion.”

Dr. Ashley Howell (Psychology) has requested and received $19,543 from the American Psychological Foundation for the project entitled, “Fear regulation, executive functioning, and child trauma exposure:  A prospective study on psychological risk and resilience in youth.”

Drs. James Newman, Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), and Craig Tanis (Computer Science and Engineering) have received $737,078 from the University of Dayton Research Institute via the UT Space Institute for the project entitled, “Aerostructural Analysis Supporting the Development of Hypersonic Vehicle Flight Test Structures.”

Dr. Joanne Romagni (Vice Chancellor for Research) has requested and received $75,000 from the UC Foundation to support biomedical research initiation efforts at UTC.

Drs. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Kidambi Sreenivas (Mechanical Engineering), and Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have received $70,000 from the Lyndhurst Foundation for the project entitled, “Exploring Transit Innovation in Chattanooga: Phase 1 – Data Parameters.”

Dr. Priscilla Simms-Roberson (School of Nursing) has received $5,000 from CVS Health for the project entitled, “2019 CVS Health Foundation Advance Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Scholarship Program.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) and Craig Tanis (Computer Science and Engineering) have received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy via the National Nuclear Security Administration Sandia National Lab for the project entitled, “Systems Software Performance and Optimization on Emerging Scalable Platforms.”

Drs. Henry Spratt, David Giles (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), June Hanks, and David Levine (Physical Therapy) have requested and received $7,082 from You First Services, Inc. for the project entitled, “Clinical Investigation of GloTran Low Temp Plasma/H2O2 Disinfection Device in a Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic.”

Karen Vann (Center for Community Career Education) has received a $40,000 supplement from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “Talent Search.”

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The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $6,596,684  in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. David Aborn (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $49,999 from the Riverview Foundation for the project entitled, “Wood Thrush Migratory Connectivity Using Motus Tracking Stations.”

Drs. Tatiana Allen, Joshua Hamblen (Chemistry & Physics), and Jennifer Ellis (School of Education) have requested $24,997 from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition for the project entitled, “Physics Teacher Recruitment.”

Dr. Stephanie DeVries (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $37,818 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison for the project entitled, “Water security in Armenia, WI: Modeling for informed decision-making in a nitrate-impacted watershed.”

Drs. Bradley Harris (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Stephanie Philipp (School of Education) have requested $591,488 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “RET Site: Providing Research Experiences and Practicum on Cyber-Physical Systems for Regional Community College Faculty (PREP-CPS).”

Drs. Andrew Ledoan, Boris Belinskiy, Cuilan Gao, Roger Nichols, Jin Wang (Mathematics) and Sherry Marlow Ormsby (OPEIR) have requested $235,408 from the National Security Agency for the project entitled, “REU Site: Research Training for Undergraduates in Number Theory, Probability, Statistics and Related Fields of Application.”

Drs. Yu Liang, Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering), Erkan Kaplanoglu (Engineering Management & Technology), Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter), and Zibin Guo (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $799,695 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: CHS: Medium: VIGOR — a Versatile, Individualized and Generative ORchestrator to motivate the movement of the people with limited mobility.”

Tara Mathis (Office of the Dean of Students) and Linda Hinkle (Veteran Student Services) have requested $149,556 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “UTC Veteran Reconnect.”

Dr. Jonathan Mies (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $4,999 from the Archer Daniels Midland for the project entitled, “X-Ray Diffraction Analyses.”

Dr. Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $541,364 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CPS: Frontier: Collaborative Research: A Smart City Dynamic Traffic Assignment and Control System.”

Drs. Daniel Pack and Zachary Ruble (Electrical Engineering) have requested $1,161,489 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CHS: Medium: RUI: Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Combat Malaria.”

Dr. Brooke Persons (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $200,757 from the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority for the project entitled, “Archaeological Monitoring for the Frederiksted Town Waterline Rehabilitation Design Project, Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.”

Drs. Donald Reising, Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering), Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering), Mina Sartipi (CUIP), and Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) have requested $1,990,446 from the U.S. Department of Energy for the project entitled, “Defense-in-depth Security and Resilience for In-stallation Power Systems using Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Allied Systems Technologies.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) has requested $453,411 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Transformative Message Passing Research for Performance, Portability, Predictability, and Productivity.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) has requested $34,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy via the National Nuclear Security Administration for the project entitled, “Anthony Skjellum BSSW Fellowship Application — Better Scientific Software Fellowship.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) has requested $67,500 from the International Maritime Security Associates, Inc. for the project entitled, “Machine Learning Applied to Port Data to Detect Port Delays.”

Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) has requested $108,808 from the Simons Foundation for the project entitled, “Advancing Mathematical Epidemiology.”

Dr. Chandra Ward (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) has requested $144,949 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the project entitled, “Building Resilience for Disadvantaged Communities with Elevated Lead Exposure Risks in the Changing Climate.”