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 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “Program Activities Grant for Chemical Engineering to Promote Experiential Learning.”

Dr. Lucien Ellington and Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have received $79,709 from the Association for Asian Studies, Inc. for the project entitled, “Education About Asia Journal 2021.”

Tricia Henderson, Stephanie Rowland (Enrollment Management and Student Affairs), Dr. Christopher Silver (LEAD), Brett Fuchs, Jim Hicks (Office of the Dean of Students), Dr. Kevin Doyle, Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien (Counseling), Dr. Christine Smith (School of Nursing), Michelle Riger (Disability Resource Center) and Sara Peters (Center for Women and Gender Equity) have received $101,857 from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for the project entitled, “UTC GLS Suicide Prevention Project.”

Dr. Catherine Kendall (Interior Design) has received $5,520 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “2020 TBAEE NCIDQ Student Scholarships and Freshmen Supply Packets.”

Dr. Deborah McAllister (School of Education), in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, has received an award of $31,192 as well as supplemental funding of $4,615 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the project entitled, “Elementary and Middle Grades STEM.”

Drs. Renee Murley and Kimberly Wingate (School of Education) have received $60,571 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “2019-20 Governor’s School for Prospective Teachers.”

Drs. Hong Qin, Mengjun Xie, Joseph Kizza, and Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have received $208,031 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: SFS Program: Strengthening the National Cyber Security Workforce.”

Drs. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering) and Soubantika Palchoudhury (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested and received $37,968 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REU Site: ICompBio – Engaging Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter), Abi Arabshahi (Mechanical Engineering) and Craig Tanis (Computer Science and Engineering), in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, have received $238,842 from the National Nuclear Security Administration for the project entitled, “Center for Understandable, Performant Exascale Communication Systems.”

The following UTC faculty and staff have attracted emergency funds for COVID-19 relief:

Tyler Forrest (Business & Financial Affairs) has received $4,756,890 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide support for UTC students for the project entitled, “UTC Emergency Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”

Tyler Forrest (Business & Financial Affairs) has received $10,374,491 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide institutional support for the project entitled, “UTC Emergency Funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $1,1019,968 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Fernando Alda (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $4,944 from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for the project entitled, “Environmental DNA Applications for Noninvasive Monitoring of Inconspicuous Species and Environmental Impact Assessment of Hydropower Reservoirs.”

Dr. Kristen Black (Psychology) has requested $63,863 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: Effective Lunch Breaks for Promoting Reattachment and Employee Well-Being: Exploring the Role of Organizational Climate.”

Dr. Michael Danquah (Civil and Chemical Engineering) has requested $302,845 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Collaborative Research: RUI: CD19 apta-binding dynamics.”

Dr. Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement of $3,960 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: The Operation of Mate Acquisition Revisited REU Supplement.”

Dr. Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Supplement of $7,429 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “CAREER: Revisiting the Operation of Mate Acquisition RET Supplement.

Charles Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have requested $2,553 from the Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council for the project entitled, “GIS Conservation Priority Modeling for the GIS Conservation Priority Modeling for the Etowah River Watershed.”

Drs. Christina Policastro and Karen McGuffee (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) have requested $3,360 from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for the project entitled, “The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence Virtual Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy.”

Drs. Hong Qin (Computer Science and Engineering), Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Ziwei Ma (Mathematics) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the project entitled, “Genome-wide-association study of mutations in SARS-COV-2 with environmental conditions.”

Dr. Reetesh Ranjan (Mechanical Engineering) has requested $5,000 from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for the project entitled, “Reduced-Order Modeling Techniques for Efficient Simulation of Turbulent Combustion.”

Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) has requested $126,019 from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the project entitled, “Sig-DNA: Novel Signal-based Distinct Native Attributes for Hardware Biometrics.”

Drs. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) and Farah Kandah (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $499,995 from the National Science Foundation – Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering for the project entitled, “CICI: UCSS: Scientific Workflow Reproducibility for HPC Applications and Workflows.”