Congratulations!
The following UTC Faculty and Staff have attracted $181,224 in external grant and contract awards:

Dr. Chris Cunningham (Psychology) has requested and received $15,000 from the Yium Foundation for the project entitled, “Health Care Professional Well-Being Study.”

Angela Dittmar, Dr. Laurie Allen, and Tiffany Edwards (Arts-Based Collaborative) have requested and received $30,000 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Arts Integration and Family Engagement for City of Chattanooga EHS & HS.”

Dr. Keenan Dungey, Dr. Jared Pienkos, and Dr. Wang-Yong Yang (Chemistry & Physics) have requested and received $9,600 from the American Chemical Society for the project entitled, “University of Tennessee at Chattanooga site for the American Chemical Society Project SEED.”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance) has requested and received $12,750 from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for the project entitled, “Student Assistance with Outreach, Lead Testing, and Remediation in Child Care Facilities.”

Dr. Dawn Ford and Emma Sampson (Health & Human Performance) have requested and received $35,698 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “UTC MPH Program Support of City of Chattanooga’s CARE Coalition.”

Charles Mix (IGTLab) has requested and received $7,250 from the Tennessee Aquarium for the project entitled, “Piney River Watershed Based (WBP) Management Plan, Geographic Information Systems Support.”

Dr. Daniel Pack and Dr. Zachary Ruble (Electrical Engineering) have requested and received $20,000 from the Shared Spectrum Company for the project entitled, “SBIR & STTR Phase II.”

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

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SIMCenter) has requested and received $16,000 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “Real-time Strategies and Synchronized Time Distribution Mechanisms for Enhanced Exascale Performance-Portability and Predictability.”

Good Luck! The following UTC faculty and staff members submitted proposals for the potential to generate over $5,962,676 in external funding, if awarded:

Dr. Sandra Affare (SimCente), Dr. Jose Barbosa (Biology, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Marcus Mauldin (Political Science and Public Service), Dr. Marissa McElrone (Health & Human Performance), and Dr. Angelique Ramnarine (Mathematics) have requested $869,375 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Healthier Citizens Through a Community-Driven Approach to Food Desert Elimination.”

Dr. Amir Alakaam (Health & Human Performance) has requested $332,499 from the Tennessee Department of Health for the project entitled, “Developing a Curriculum for Public Health Workforces in Tennessee.”

Dr. Kristen Black and Dr. Chris Cunningham (Psychology) have requested $60,904 from the Miller Industries for the project entitled, “Employee Engagement Survey 2022-2025.”

Twyler Boykin (Center for Community Career Education) has requested $1,488,007 from the U.S. Department of Education for the project entitled, “University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Upward Bound Math & Science.”

Dr. John Ellington and Jeffrey Melnik (School of Education) have requested $27,817 from the Freeman Foundation for the project entitled, “Freeman Foundation Teacher Professional Development Programs 2022-2023.”

Dr. Ignatius Fomunung and Dr. Joseph Owino (Civil and Chemical Engineering) have requested $24,995 from the State of Tennessee for the project entitled, “Investigation of Towing Regulation in Tennessee.”

Dr. Dawn Ford (Health & Human Performance) has requested $1,832,952 from the City of Chattanooga for the project entitled, “Healthy Environments Initiative.”

Dr. Loren Hayes, Azad Hossain (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science), and Dr. Jin Wang (Mathematics) have requested $74,977 from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities for the project entitled, “Modeling the impact of climate and land cover changes on the social organization of Octodon degus.”

Dr. Jenny Holcombe (School of Nursing), in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has requested $33,593 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “Leveraging Complex System Dynamics to Understand Pathways to Health and Inequities in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth in the U.S. Deep South.”

Hope Klug (Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science) has requested $28,453 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, “REPS Supplement to CAREER: Revisiting the operation of mate acquisition.”

Dr. Marcus Mauldin (Political Science and Public Service) has requested $18,518 from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the project entitled, “Controversies in Public Policy Open Source Book.”

Dr. Deborah McAllister (School of Education), in collaboration with Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, has requested $41,001 from NASA for the project entitled, “Inspiring NASAs Next Generation through Building, Coding, and Machine Learning Missions.”

Charles Mix (IGTLab) has requested $2,889 from the Cempa Community Care for the project entitled, “RWJF Data to Improve Community Conditions Shaped by Structural Racism.”

Dr. Reetesh Ranjan and Dr. Kidambi Sreenicas (Mechanical Engineering) have submitted a preliminary proposal to the Corps of Engineers Engineer R & D Center for the project entitled, “Numerical Investigation and Multi-Scale Modeling of Differential Diffusion Effects in Stably Stratified Turbulent Flows.”

Dr. Mina Sartipi (CUIP), Dr. Lani Gao (Mathematics), Dr. Jessica Taylor (LEAD), and Dr. Nancy Fell (Physical Therapy) have requested $435,696 from the National Institutes of Health for the project entitled, “A Statewide Pipeline for Under-Represented Students in Bioinformatics and Public Health.”

Dr. Anthony Skjellum (SimCenter) has requested $16,000 from the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering for the project entitled, “REU Supplement to CC* Compute: Augmenting a 2,560-core EPYC2 Computational Cluster with GPUs for AI, Machine Learning, and other GPU-Accelerated HPC Applications.”

Dr. Yingfeng Wang, Dr. Yu Liang, Dr. Hong Qin, and Dr. Dalei Wu (Computer Science and Engineering) have requested $675,000 from the National Library of Medicine for the project entitled, “Research Experience in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science with Enhanced Diversity through Partnership.”