Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $425,724 in external grant and contract awards:

Angela Dittmar, Tiffany Edwards, and Laurie Allen (Arts-Based Collaborative) have received $425 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Arts Integration Workshop for City of Chattanooga Early Head Start and Head Start Faculty.”

 

Dr. Lucien Ellington (School of Education) has requested and received $2,000 from The Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History for the project entitled, “2021 Constitution Day Lecture.”

 

Drs. Zibin Guo, Darrell Walsh, (Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies) and Elizabeth Hathaway (Health and Human Performance) have received $139,823 from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs for the project entitled, “2021-2022 Wheelchair Adaptive Tai Chi Chuan.”

 

Dr. Ashley Howell (Psychology) has requested and received $2,000 from the Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology for the project entitled, “Associations Among Fear Generalization, Executive Functioning, Racial Attitudes, Racial Trauma, and other Cultural Variables in Southern Appalachia.”

 

Dr. Deborah McAllister (School of Education) in collaboration with Vanderbilt University has received $35,555 from NASA Headquarters Washington DC for the project entitled, “Elementary and Middle Grades STEM.”

 

Jonathan McNair (Music) has requested and received an individual award from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico for the project entitled, “Individual artist residency for creative work at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.”

 

Charles Mix (IGTLab) has received $2,606 from the Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council for the project entitled, “GIS Conservation Priority Modeling for the Cartecay River Watershed.”

 

Dr. Daniel Pack (College of Engineering & Computer Science) has requested and received $100,000 from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for the project entitled, “Minority Engineering Scholarships.”

 

Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) has received $97,695 from Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Learning from Power Signals.”

 

Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested and received $9,000 from the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) for the project entitled, “Wildflower Pilgrimage Graduate Assistant.”

 

Dr. Joey Shaw (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) in collaboration with Austin Peay State University (APSU) has requested and received $27,150 from the U.S. National Park Service for the project entitled, “Evaluate Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Grasslands for Recreational & Ecological Values to Improve Management Efficacy.”

 

Dr. Laura Tyndall, Dr. Linda Hill, Rachael Nall (School of Nursing) and Dr. Lani Gao (Mathematics) have received $9,470 from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation for the project entitled, “The Effect of a Novel Single-Use Intra-Operative Taping System on Rates of Healthcare-Acquired Infections.”

 

Good Luck!
The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $5,596,173 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Kristen Black (Psychology) has requested $88,373 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Effective Lunch Breaks for Promoting Employee Well-Being: Exploring the Role of Barriers and Facilitators.”

 

James Bradshaw (Rollins College of Business) and Catherine Middleton (Rollins College of Business) have requested $125,907 from Appalachian Regional Commission for the project entitled, “UTC ARC Appalachian Entrepreneurial Academy.”

 

Drs. Michael Danquah, Jejal Bathi, Brad Harris, Sungwoo Yang (Civil and Chemical Engineering), Yunye Shi, Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) and Henry Spratt (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) have requested $401,141 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Interdisciplinary enGineeRing for EnvironmEntal sustaiNability (iGREEN).”

 

Drs. Chad Harriss (Communication) and Frank Butler (Rollins College of Business) have requested $34,966 from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “Developing a Humanities-Focused Certificate or Minor Program for Business Majors.”

 

Dr. Mark Johnson (History) has requested $6,000 from U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “American Bacon: A Cultural History of a Food Phenomenon.”

 

Catherine Kendall (Interior Architecture and Design) has requested $16,360 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “NCIDQ Student Scholarships, Freshmen Supply Packets, and Graphic Art Workshop.”

 

Dr. Daniel Loveless (Electrical Engineering) has requested $1,216,762 from NASA for the project entitled, “A CMOS Instrumentation Quality ADC and Analog Library for Lunar Surface Conditions.”

 

Jennifer Lynberg and Kim Wingate (School of Education) have requested $60,571 from the Tennessee Department of Education for the project entitled, “Tennessee Governors School for Teacher Preparation.”

 

Charles Mix and Nyssa Hunt (IGTLab) have requested $19,824 from Tennessee Valley Authority for the project entitled, “Tennessee River Line Spatial Analysis Phase II.”

 

Drs. Daniel Pack (Electrical Engineering) and Zachary Ruble (College of Engineering and Computer Science) in collaboration with Shared Spectrum Company have requested $444,364 from the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Shared Spectrum Phase II SBIR to DARPA.”

 

Drs. Catherine Quinlan (English), Jennifer Boyd (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) and Lucy Schultz (Philosophy and Religion) have requested $34,926 from U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “Developing a Humanities Informed Environmental Studies Major.”

 

Dr. Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) has requested $99,833 from Sony USA Foundation Inc for the project entitled, “Receiver Agnostic Specific Emitter Identification for IoT Security.”

 

(CUIP), Osama Osman (Civil and Chemical Engineering) and Donald Reising (Electrical Engineering) in collaboration with the University of Texas – Austin (UTEXAS) have requested $2,566,146 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Digital Edge Infrastructure for Autonomy.”

 

Dr. Priscilla Simms-Roberson (School of Nursing) has requested $5,000 from CVS Health for the project entitled, “2021 CVS Health Foundation Advance Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Scholarship Program.”

 

Drs. Khalid Tantawi (Engineering Management and Technology) and Christopher Silver (LEAD) have requested $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Next-Generation Mechatronic Systems with Intelligentization.”

 

Dr. Michael Thompson (History) has requested $6,000 from U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities for the project entitled, “Working Feverishly: Epidemics and Essential Labor in Nineteenth-Century America.”

 

Drs. Luay Wahsheh and Joe Dumas (College of Engineering & Computer Science) have requested $20,000 from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners for the project entitled, “BS Computer Engineering Program at UTC – A High-Quality Experiential Learning Environment.”

 

Dr. Yingfeng Wang (College of Engineering & Computer Science) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Department of Defense for the project entitled, “Topological Pattern Analysis of Information Diffusion.”

 

Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) has requested $149,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Multiscale modeling of COVID-19: From within-host to between-host dynamics.”