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  • TBR announces new funding opportunity for low-cost or free educational materials
    Jamie Murdock (jlmurdock@tntech.edu|  372-6587

    The TBR announced its “Open Educational Resources and Low Costs/No Costs Educational Support Materials” funding opportunity with a Nov. 1 deadline and funds available for Spring 2021.  These grants target digital education initiatives and creation of educational support materials that are low, or no, cost to undergraduate and/or graduate students in new or existing campus services or programs to increase equity in access among historically underserved student populations, including, but not limited to, students of color, low income students, adults, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and traditionally underrepresented genders. Projects should involve collaborations across departments to ensure an institutional approach.  Please complete the internal Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal form if you are planning to apply.  Visit https://tbrgrants.webgrantscloud.com/ or our Find Funding page for more information, or email the Office of Research at research@tntech.edu 

    Post Date:  9/10/2020

  • NSF announces fall deadlines for Graduate Research Fellowship Program applications
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The National Science Foundation announced the fall deadlines for students to apply to the Graduate Research Fellowship program.  The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of eligible individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.  Applications for this program are submitted directly by the student in the research.gov GRFP Application Module (https://www.research.gov/grfp/Login.do); however, we ask that all students planning to apply contact Jamie Murdock at (jlmurdock@tntech.edu) so we can ensure that all applicable internal paperwork is prepared prior to submission.  For eligibility and other program information, visit the program page at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201.

    Post Date 9/5/2020; 9/25/2020 (ran in student one also)

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in August
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    August externally sponsored award winners: 

    - Arce-Trigatti (PI), Arce, Sanders, Aikens, Jorgensen:  TBR
    - Baker (PI), Zagumny, Wendt, Brown:  TN Dept. of Ed.
    - Campbell (PI), Powell:  TBR
    - Camuti (PI), Kalyanapu, Brackins (Student):  NSF – Grad. Res. Fellowship             Prog.
    - Cohen (PI), Kissell:  TWRA
    - Cui (PI), Idem:  Priv. Funder
    - Datta (PI):  U.S. EPA
    - Galindo (PI), Jorgensen, Arce-Trigatti:  TBR
    - Gannod (PI):  TBR
    - Ghafoor (PI):  NSF via UT Chatt.
    - Gupta (PI), Ghafoor:  NSF
    - Howard (PI):  Private Funder
    - Kalyanapu (PI), Ghafoor:  ORNL
    - Kim (PI):  Priv. Funder
    - Luke (PI), Kozak:  TBR
    - Miller (PI):  Priv. Funder
    - Potter (PI), Baker:  TBR
    - Rajabali (PI):  NSF via UT Knox.
    - Rogers (PI), Rosenberger:  TWRA
    - Rosenberger (PI):  Nat. Park Service and Missouri Dept. of Conserv.
    - Shannigrahi (PI):  NSF via Colorado State Univ.
    - Siraj (PI):  NSF and Nat. Sec. Agency
    - Siraj (PI), Talbert:  NSF
    - Stinson (PI), Wheeler:  THEC 

    Visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php.

    Post Date 9/4/2020. 

  • Office of Research annual report for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 is now available

    research@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The Office of Research’s annual report for the 2019-2020 fiscal year is now available online at https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/annual-reports.php.  For more information, contact the Office of Research at research@tntech.edu. 

    Post Date 8/26/2020. 

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in July
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    -  Michael Aikens (PI):  U.S. Economic Development Administration (multiple
       activations)
    -  Pingen Chen (PI), Steve Canfield (Co-PI), Syed Hasan (Co-PI), Steve Anton
       (Co-PI), Mohan Rao (Co-PI), Vahid Motevalli (Co-PI), Muhammad Ismail
       (Co-PI), and Denis Ulybyshev (Co-PI):  Private Funder
    -  Brad Cohen (PI) and Dan Combs (Co-PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources
       Agency
    -  Tania Datta (PI):  Private Funder
    -  Ismail Fidan (PI):  National Science Foundation via Motlow State
       Community College
    -  Sheikh Ghafoor (PI):  Oak Ridge National Lab
    -  Steve Hayslette (PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
    -  Martha Howard (PI):  Putnam County Board of Education
    -  Martha Howard (PI):  Private Funder
    -  Martha Howard (PI):  Tennessee Department of Education (multiple
       activations)
    -  Carla Hurt (PI):  Tennessee Valley Authority
    -  DuckBong Kim (PI):  National Science Foundation
    -  Robert Kissell (PI):  National Park Service
    -  Kevin Liska (PI):  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    -  Hayden Mattingly (PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
    -  Hayden Mattingly (PI) and Kit Wheeler (Co-PI):  Tennessee Wildlife
       Resources Agency
    -  Jennifer Meadows (PI):  Battelle Memorial Institute
    -  Mark Rogers (PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (multiple
       activations)
    -  Amanda Rosenberger (PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
    -  Susmit Shannigrahi (PI) and Michael Rogers (Co-PI):  National Science
       Foundation
    -  Ambareen Siraj (PI) and Doug Talbert (Co-PI):  National Science Foundation
    -  Charles VanNeste (PI), Satish Mahajan (Co-PI), Denis Ulybyshev (Co-PI), and
       Maanak Gupta (Co-PI):  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    -  Kit Wheeler (PI) and Carla Hurt (Co-PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources
       Agency

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php for more information.

    Post Date 8/7/2020.

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in June
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    - Jeff Boles (PI) and Jeremy Wendt (Co-PI):  National Science Foundation
    - Adam Holley (PI):  National Science Foundation
    - Martha Kosa (PI):  Private Agency
    - Satish Mahajan (PI):  Oak Ridge National Lab
    - Ambareen Siraj (PI):  Private Agency
    - Daniel VandenBerge (PI):  Private Agency
    - Liqun Zhang (PI):  Private Agency

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php for more information.

    Post Date 7/17/2020.

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in May
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    - Ali Alouani (PI):  Tennessee Valley Authority
    - Sakir Ayik (PI):  U.S. Dept. of Energy
    - Sheikh Ghafoor (PI):  Oak Ridge National Lab
    - John Gunderson (PI):  U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (via Middle Tennessee State
     University)
    - Martha Howard (PI):  Private Funder
    - Muhammad Ismail (PI):  Private Funder
    - Alfred Kalyanapu (PI) and Tania Datta (Co-PI):  U.S. Geological Survey (via
      University of Tennessee – Tennessee Water Resource Research Center
      Program)
    - Alfred Kalyanapu (PI) and Sheikh Ghafoor (Co-PI):  Oak Ridge National Lab
    - Duckbong Kim (PI):  Private Funder
    - Mohamed Mahmoud (PI):  Private Funder (two awards)
    - Mohamed Mahmoud (PI) and Muhammad Ismail (Co-PI):  Private Funder
    - Justin Murdock (PI) and Robert Brown (Co-PI):  U.S. Geological Survey (via
      University of Tennessee – Tennessee Water Resource Research Center
      Program)
    - Mustafa Rajabali (PI):  U.S. Dept. of Energy
    - Tom Timmerman (PI):  Tennessee Small Business Development Center (two
      awards)
    - Ahmad Vaselbehagh (PI):  Private Funder
    - Chris Wilson (PI):  Tennessee Department of Education

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php for more information.

  • Office of Research requests feedback on its resources and services
    Jamie Murdock (jlmurdock@tntech.edu)  |  372-6587 

    The Office of Research provides resources and offers services, guidance, and training in an effort to promote, support, and facilitate research and creative activities at Tennessee Tech. We would like your feedback via an online survey to determine how we can better serve the needs of faculty and staff on campus. Efforts have been made to ensure anonymity of respondents, and responses are completely anonymous unless you chose to add personally identifiable information to a comment. Please go to the link below to complete the short survey by May 27. Your feedback is appreciated! 

    https://tntech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wc132BA4FCLn7f

     

    If you have any questions or have difficulty accessing the survey, please contact Jamie Murdock (jlmurdock@tntech.edu).

     

    Post Date:  5/14/2020

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in April
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month:  

    - Carla Hurt (PI) and Robert Paine (Co-PI):  Virginia Department of Game     
      and Inland Fisheries
    - Karen Lykins (PI):  Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration
    - Kevin Liska (PI):  Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
      (Tennessee Highway Safety Office)
    - Kevin Liska (PI) and Edwin Baidoo (Co-PI):  Tennessee Department of
      Health
    - Jennifer Meadows (PI):  Battelle Memorial Institute
    - Mark Rogers (PI):  United States Fish and Wildlife Service 

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php
    for more information. 

    Post Date 5/10/2020. 

  • This year’s Research and Creative Inquiry Day winners announced
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu
      |
    (931) 372-6587 

    The winners and proceedings from this year’s Research and Creative Inquiry Day are now available online at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php.  Just as the entire campus was adapting to conditions surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Research and Creative Inquiry Day event was modified from its usual in-person format to a digital one this year.  The digital format allowed students to still be able to showcase their research by submitting a digital poster or paper that was judged online.  Of the 222 abstracts originally received, 184 digital posters/papers were submitted for judging.  Also special this year were three creative media inquiry projects developed in the Social Problems (SOC 1650) class taught by Dr. Ada Haynes, Professor of Sociology, during the Fall 2019 semester.  The videos from those projects can be found on the event web page.  The Office of Research congratulates the winners and sincerely thanks everyone who contributed to making this event so successful despite the unusual circumstances.   

     Post Date 5/1/2020 (student and faculty Tech Times editions)

     

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in March

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    - Indranil Bhattacharya (PI) and Joseph Biernacki (Co-PI):  National Science Foundation

    - Glenn Cunningham (PI) and Ethan Languri (Co-PI):  U.S. Department of Energy

    - Dennis Fennewald (PI):  Private Funder

    - Gail Gentry (PI):  Tennessee Arts Commission

    - Sheikh Ghafoor (PI):  Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    - Alfred Kalyanapu (PI) and Sheikh Ghafoor (Co-PI):  U.S. Department of Defense (via ORNL)

    - Kevin Liska (PI) and Julie Brewer (Co-PI):  ALMMII LIFT

    - Vahid Motevalli (PI) and Darek Potter (Co-PI):  U.S. Department of Transportation (via University of Florida Transportation Institute)

    - Anthony Paradis (PI) and Samantha Hutson (Co-PI):  Private Funder

    - Andy Pardue (PI):  Private Funder

    - Amanda Powell (PI) and Kevin Liska (Co-PI):  Tennessee Department of Health

    - Ying Zhang (PI):  Private Funder 

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php for more information. 

    Post Date 4/3/2020. 

  • NSF announces deadline and webinars for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu |  (931) 372-6587

    NSF recently announced Aug. 25 as the deadline for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program proposals.  NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will offer two 90-minute webinars on preparing the proposals.  The webinar for Tracks 1-3 (capacity building) will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, April 28, and the webinar for Track 4 (research) will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (ET), Thursday, April 30.

    The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers.  The program encourages creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and math teachers in high-need local educational agencies.  

    For more information, contact Jamie Murdock at jlmurdock@tntech.edu and visit our website link

    Post date:  4/1/2020 

  • Student Research and Creative Inquiry Day to be held in digital format

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    Due to the continuing developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Research and Creative Inquiry Day event will be moving forward in a digital format.  Participating students who have submitted an abstract should create a PDF version of their posters and send them via email to jlmurdock@tntech.edu by Monday, April 20.  The subject line of the email should read "Poster Submission." 

    Revised Event Timeline:

    April 21-24:  Judges will evaluate posters based on the evaluation forms on the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website. 
    Week of April 27:  Winners will be announced and winning certificates mailed. 
      
    For more information, visit our website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php

    Submitted to Student Tech Times to post 3/27/2020.

  • Research and Creative Inquiry Day event to be held in digital format

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    Due to the continuing developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Research and Creative Inquiry Day event will be moving forward in a digital format. 

    Participating students who have submitted an abstract should create a PDF version of their posters and send them via email to jlmurdock@tntech.edu by Monday, April 20.  The subject line of the email should read "Poster Submission."  Judges will be provided their posters to evaluate via email on April 21.   

    Revised Event Timeline:

  • April 21-24:  Judges will evaluate posters based on the evaluation forms on the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website. 

  • Week of April 27:  Winners will be announced and winning certificates mailed. 
      
    For more information, visit our website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php

    Submitted to Faculty Tech Times to post 3/27/2020.

  • National Science Foundation issues update regarding COVID-19

    research@tntech.edu  | 931-372-3673

    The National Science Foundation has issued Important Notice No 146 to the Community Regarding COVID-19. NSF has also issued additional guidance on NSF’s implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum (M-20-17).  Questions about the policies described in the NSF Guidance should be directed to policy@nsf.gov. Questions specific to a particular award should be directed to the cognizant NSF Program Officer. NSF is working to update existing FAQs and other resources to reflect NSF’s new guidance and will keep you informed on its website at: nsf.gov/coronavirus.  Visit the Office of Research home page (www.tntech.edu/research) for more details.

    Post Date:  3/26/2020

  • TBR Student Engagement, Retention, and Success (SERS) Call for Proposals
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The TBR recently released a Call for Proposals for the 2020-2021 TBR Student Engagement, Retention, and Success (SERS) initiative. Anyone planning to apply should complete a Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal (found on the Office of Research website Forms page) ASAP. All proposal narratives must be submitted to research@tntech.edu by noon, Monday, May 11, to ensure there is time for the required Counsel review.

    SERS grants are available for new or existing campus services or programs that target underserved student populations, including, but not limited to, students of color, low-income students, adults, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and traditionally underrepresented genders by discipline/CTE program. Maximum funding levels for both pilot programs and program enhancements is $50,000.

    For more information, contact Jamie Murdock at jlmurdock@tntech.edu

    Post date:  3/25/2020

  • Submit your Research and Creative Inquiry Day abstracts by March 11
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    If you are planning to participate in Research and Creative Inquiry Day, you must complete an online abstract submission form by 11:59 p.m., Wed., March 11, 2020. After that time, no additional abstracts will be accepted. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary author upon abstract submission. If that email is not received, the abstract has not been successfully submitted. If this occurs, resubmit or contact the Office of Research before the abstract submission deadline. 

    Visit the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php for a complete schedule and updates as they become available.  Call or email Jamie Murdock at 372-6587 or jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information.  

    Submitted to Student Tech Times to post 3/3/2020.

  • Research and Creative Inquiry Day abstract submission deadline quickly approaching

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    All students planning to participate in Research and Creative Inquiry Day must complete an online abstract submission form by 11:59 p.m., Wed., March 11, 2020. After that time, no additional abstracts will be accepted. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary author upon abstract submission. If that email is not received, the abstract has not been successfully submitted. If this occurs, the student should resubmit or contact the Office of Research before the abstract submission deadline. 

    Visit the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php for a complete schedule and updates as they become available.  Call or email Jamie Murdock at 372-6587 or jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information. 

    Submitted to Faculty Tech Times to post 3/3/2020.

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in January
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    - Brad Cohen (PI) and Robert Kissell (Co-PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources
             Agency
    - Mary Kidd (PI):  National Science Foundation (via USD)

    - Satish Mahajan (PI): Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    - Jennifer Meadows (PI):  US Battelle

    - Jessica Oswalt (PI):  National Science Foundation (via TSU)

    - Mustafa Rajabali (PI):  National Science Foundation (via UTK)

    - Mark Rogers (PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

    - Steven Seiler (PI), Lachelle Norris (Co-PI), and Mark Loftis (Co-PI):  Private
             Funder
    - Susan Wells (PI):  Tennessee Department of Education 

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php
    for more information.

    Post Date 2/10/2020.

  • Consider Serving as a Judge for 15th Annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The 15th annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day will be Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 13 and 14.  The event, which is designed to promote and provide a venue for presenting student research and creative inquiry, is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments.  Therefore, we need judges from across campus to evaluate the students’ work.  Please consider serving as a judge, and please also encourage your students to participate.

    Poster judging will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Apr. 13, in the Multipurpose Room of the Roaden University Center.  Paper presentations will occur in the Tech Pride Room, and judging will be coordinated by the English department.   If you are willing to serve as a poster judge, please register at the judge registration link.  Visit the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php for a complete schedule and updates as they become available.  Call or email Jamie Murdock at 372-6587 or jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information. 

    Submitted to Faculty Tech Times to post 2/5/2020. 

  • Consider participating in the 15th Annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The 15th annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day will be Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 13 and 14, 2020, in the Multipurpose Room of the Roaden University Center.  The event, which is designed to promote student research and creative inquiry and provide a venue for presenting that work, is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments. To participate in the event, students must submit an abstract (limited to 250 words) of their project via the abstract submission link by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. No abstracts will be accepted after this date. It is expected that each submitted abstract will be developed into a poster (or paper for those in the English Department) to be presented during the event.

    Visit the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php for a complete schedule and updates as they become available.  Call or email Jamie Murdock at 372-6587 or jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information.  

    Submitted to Student Tech Times to post 2/5/2020. 

  • Applications for Scholastic Research Award due to Office of Research by February 28
    sstorie@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-3901 

    The Scholastic Research Award, presented by the University Research Advisory Committee, is a university-wide award for a single, significant and innovative work produced, published, performed or exhibited from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019. Two awards—of $1,500 each—are available each year, with one reserved for tenure-track faculty and the other reserved for tenured faculty. Applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF to sstorie@tntech.edu on or before Feb. 28, 2020. For complete application requirements, please visit the Office of Research website at (http://www.tntech.edu/research/committees/urac.php), and select the section for the Scholastic Research Award. 

    Post Date 1/22/2020 and then three times again in February (2/4/2020, 2/11/2020, 2/19/2020).

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in December
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    Bradley Cohen (PI) and Robert Kissell (Co-PI):  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

    Angela Denson (PI):  TSBDC Lead Center

    Ferdinand DiFurio (PI) and Yolunda Nabors (Co-PI):  Private Funder

    Gerald Gannod (PI):  Tennessee Department of Health via Miami University

    Gail Gentry (PI) and Jeremy Blair (Co-PI):  Private Funder

    Sheikh Ghafoor (PI):  Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Ahmed Vaselbehagh (PI):  U.S. Department of the Interior (via the University of Delaware) 

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php for more information. 

    Post Date 1/8/2020.

  • Funding opportunity for NSF I-Corps winter cohort
    maikens@tntech.edu | 372-3810 

    The TTU I-Corps team is planning a winter cohort for interested TTU faculty and students.  I-Corps provides early training, mentoring and money to pursue the first steps of commercialization for your technical idea. The training program is based on lean startup methods from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps model. Cohort members can receive $3,000 to $15,000 in funding for their idea, and may be eligible for many other opportunities including industry connect programs, the national I-Corps team program with $50,000 in funding, or SBIR/STTR programs. The program can also help you write better proposals by helping you clarify the broader impact of your research efforts. 

    This cohort will be from 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, at the Biz Foundry (114 N. Cedar Ave.). Lunch will be provided if you register by December 13. 

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact Stephen Canfield at scanfield@tntech.edu or Michael Aikens at maikens@tntech.edu.

    Post Date:  12/9/2019 (Dewayne said it would run in Wednesday’s email, 12/11/2019)

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards in November
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587 

    The following individuals earned externally funded awards last month: 

    Mohammad Albakri (PI):  Railroad Administration Funds (via Virginia Tech University)

    Melinda Anderson (PI):  Tennessee Department of Human Services (via Tennessee State University)

    Glenn Cunningham (PI) and Ethan Languri (Co-PI):  U.S. Department of Energy

    Tania Datta (PI) and Alfred Kalyanapu (Co-PI):  Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (via Upper Cumberland Development District)

    Ethan Languri (PI) and Glenn Cunningham (Co-PI):  U.S. Department of Energy (via North Carolina State University)

    Sally Pardue (PI):  Battelle

    Charles VanNeste (PI) and Satish Mahajan (Co-PI):  U.S. Department of Defense (via Mississippi State University) 

    Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php for more information. 

    Post Date 12/09/2019.

  • Save the date:  Research & Creative Inquiry Day to be held April 13 and 14, 2020

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The 15th annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, 2020.  The event, which is designed to promote student research and creative inquiry and provide a venue for presenting that work, is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments. Research projects and literature-based reviews will follow the standard poster format while the English department has elected to utilize a paper presentation format.  The abstract submission portal will open Monday, Feb. 3, and close Wednesday, Mar. 11.  Visit the Research and Creative Inquiry Day website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/index.php for a complete schedule and updates as they become available.  Call or email Jamie Murdock at 372-6587 or jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information.  

    Submitted to Faculty and Student Tech Times to post 12/4/2019.

  • Faculty research grant proposal workshop rescheduled for Nov. 19
    nclark@tntech.edu | 372-3202

    The Faculty Research Grant Proposal Workshop has been rescheduled to 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Volpe Library 112. Faculty members interested in applying for an internal faculty research grant are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is requested as lunch will be provided.

    https://www.tntech.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=2274
    Post date:  11/15/2019

  • Congratulations to those who earned externally funded awards so far this fiscal year
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-6587

    The Office of Research recently released its lists of those who have received externally funded awards since July of this fiscal year.  Please visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/grants-awarded.php and select the 2019-2020 menu to see those names and projects.  

    Post Date 11/11/2019.

  • Request for Faculty Research Grant proposals
    nclark@tntech.edu |  3202

    The Faculty Research Committee invites faculty to submit proposals for FY21 funding. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020. Submission guidelines and eligibility requirements are described in the handbook, and all materials are posted on the committee website https://www.tntech.edu/research/committees/faculty-research-committee.php

    Questions may be posted on the “Faculty Research Grants” group in the Yammer app, or sent via email to facultyresearchgrants+tntech.edu@yammer.com. The Q&A forum on Yammer is accessible to any Tech employee, so please use this platform for general questions regarding the faculty research grant program, application process, proposal requirements, etc. Project-specific questions may be sent to nclark@tntech.edu.

    Post date:  11/6/2019
  • Faculty Research Grant proposal workshop: Tips & pitfalls, Nov. 12
    nclark@tntech.edu | 3202

    The Faculty Research Committee will hold a workshop at 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Volpe Library 112. Faculty members interested in applying for an internal faculty research grant are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided so registration is required. To sign up for the workshop, visit https://tntech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IbkBxk7EKUwkWV.

    Post date: 11/6/2019
  • Pre-Proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Funding Due November 15 to Office of Research
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu
    (931) 372-6587

    Pre-proposals for NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) funding program must be submitted as a single PDF document via the Office of Research email (research@tntech.edu) by noon, Fri., Nov. 15.  The MRI program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports research and research training goals and may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.  

    Tennessee Tech may submit or be included as a significantly funded subawardee in no more than two (2) Track 1 MRI proposals (requesting more than or equal to $100,000 and less than $1 million in funding) and no more than one (1) Track 2 MRI proposal (requesting more than or equal to $1 million and up to and including $4 million in funding). Note that inclusion as a significantly funded subawardee on another institution’s MRI submission will count against these limits, so contact the Office of Research if you plan to be a subawardee

    Faculty selected to prepare full proposals will be notified on Mon., Nov. 25.  The Research Office must receive those chosen final and complete proposals by Tues., Jan. 14, 2020.  Visit https://www.tntech.edu/research/resources/findfunding/limited-submissions.php for more information and guidelines. 

    Post date:  Nov. 5, 2019

  • Office of Research presents information on finding funding opportunities
    mdlynam@tntech.edu  |  372-3673 

    From 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in Volpe Library, Room 112, the Office of Research will present information on finding funding opportunities using SPIN and grants.gov resources. 

    Submitted to post on 10/30/2019 (per Dr. Otuonye’s request on 10/29/2019 over the phone)

  • Nominations sought for Caplenor Faculty Research Award

    The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019-20 Caplenor Faculty Research Award is Friday, November 15, 2019.  No individual may nominate more than one person. Complete guidelines and the nomination form are contained on the Office of Research’s website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/committees/caplenor.php. Please send the forms to Amanda Gallop either by email to agallop@tntech.edu; delivery to Derryberry, Room 155; or campus mail to Box 5164.  Post Date:  10/10/2019, 10/25/2019, 11/6/2019, 11/15/2019

  • Nominate a faculty member for Scholar-Mentor Award 

    The University established the Scholar-Mentor Award to honor TTU's long history of close relationships between faculty and their students. The award honors a faculty member who displays outstanding mentorship, integrating scholarship, research and teaching excellence. The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019-20 Scholar Mentor Award is Friday, November 15, 2019. Complete guidelines and the nomination form are contained on the Office of Research’s website at https://www.tntech.edu/research/committees/scholar-mentor-award.php.

    Please send the forms to Amanda Gallop either by email to agallop@tntech.edu; delivery to Derryberry, Room 155; or campus mail to Box 5164.  Post Date:  10/10/2019, 10/25/2019, 11/6/2019, 11/15/2019

  • Office of Research annual report for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is now available
    research@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-3464 

    The Office of Research’s annual report for the 2018-2019 fiscal year is now available online at https://www.tntech.edu/research/reports/annual-reports.php.  For more information, contact the Office of Research at research@tntech.edu. 

    Post Date 9/3/2019.

  • Office of Research updating Proposal Endorsement Form effective
    September 3

    research@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-3464

    The Office of Research is updating the Proposal Endorsement Form (PEF) to make the routing process more efficient and to ensure compliance of all personnel involved in the project.  Changes, which will take effect September 3, will include a shorter required routing list to include only the PI and his/her respective chair, Center director (if applicable) and dean; a table on release; and a new way for the co-PIs and senior personnel to complete their compliance.  Please note that a final copy of the completed and signed PEF will be emailed to the PI and all involved co-PI(s), senior personnel, chairs, Center directors, deans, and bookkeepers after the proposal is submitted.  Please contact the Office of Research if you have any questions.  The PEF can still be accessed through DocuSign.

  • Congratulations to those who earned awards in June
    nclark@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-3202 

    Congratulations to those who earned awards in June:

    Melinda Anderson (PI)  |  Tennessee State University

    Indranil Bhattacharya (PI)  |  Tennessee Valley Authority

    Indranil Bhattacharya (PI), Joseph Biernacki (Co-PI)  |  National Science Foundation

    Steven Click (PI), Vahid Motevalli (PI), Darek Potter (Co-PI)  |  Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development, and Education (STRIDE) Center

    Tania Datta (PI)  |  City of Cookeville

    John Gunderson (PI)  |  U.S. Department of Agriculture (via MTSU)

    Alfred Kalyanapu (PI)  |  University of Tennessee

    Kevin Liska (PI)  |  Tennessee Department of Health

    Mark Rogers (PI)  |  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

    Ambareen Siraj (PI)  |  Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS)

    Charles VanNeste (PI), Satish Mahajan (Co-PI), Vahid Motevalli (Co-PI)  |  Tennessee Valley Authority 

    Post Date 7/21/2019.

  • Congratulations to recent grant winners
    nclark@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-3202 

    Congratulations to those who earned grants this spring:

    Glenn Cunningham (PI), Ethan Languri (Co-PI)  |  U.S. Department of Energy

    Sheikh Ghafoor (PI)  |  Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Syed Hasan (PI)  |  ICT Fund,  United Arab Emirates University (UAE)

    Steve Hayslette (PI)  |  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

    Adam Holley (PI)  |  National Science Foundation

    Stephen Idem (PI)  |  Spiral Duct Manufacturers Association (SPIDA)

    Duckbong Kim (PI)  |  KITECH (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology)

    Kevin Liska (PI)  |  Tennessee Banking Association, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

    Jane Liu (PI)  |  Ductmate Industries

    Mohamed Mahmoud (PI)  |  Qatar National Research Fund (via TAMU)

    Hayden Mattingly (PI)  |  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (via Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)

    Sally Pardue (PI)  |  Battelle Memorial Institute

    Amanda Rosenberger (PI)  |  Missouri Department of Conservation

    Ambareen Siraj (PI), Doug Talbert (Co-PI)  |  National Science Foundation Supplement

    Susan Wells (PI)  |  Tennessee Department of Education

    Chris Wilson (PI), Doug Talbert (Co-PI)  |  Tennessee Department of Education

    Ying Zhang (PI)  |  Sentient Science Corporation 

    Post Date 7/2/2019.

  • National Science Foundation Approves National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv Format for Biosketches
    mdlynam@tntech.edu  |  (931) 372-3673 

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.  For the full announcement, please visit the Office of Research website’s Announcements page or Research Toolkit page.  

    Post Date 6/21/2019.

  • Office of Research Process for Routing Proposal Endorsement Forms Changing
    amyhill@tntech.edu  |  x 3464

    Please note that, effective June 1, the Office of Research Proposal Endorsement Form (PEF) routing and initiation process will be handled through the following DocuSign portal link:

    https://na3.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=009b1b54-e19d-46ef-b9d4-2c57c3f0edbf&env=na3-eu1

    This will replace the current process of printing hard copies of the PEF and proposal and manually routing them through campus for signatures.  Please attach supporting proposal documents via the attachment clip at the bottom of the PEF.  Please also note that only certain sections of the PEF are available for editing by certain users.  For example, the fiscal clerks may edit Page 1 and the top of Page 2.  Only the PI can mark the compliance sections on Pages 2 and 3.  The appropriate required signature sections are noted at the bottom.  Please contact Amy Hill at amyhill@tntech.edu if you have any trouble with the procedure. 

     

    Posted  5/21/2019 in faculty Tech Times.  
  • English paper presentations to be part of Research and Creative Inquiry Day

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu | x 6587

    Kristen Deiter, associate professor of English, is coordinating the paper-presentation portion of this year’s Research and Creative Inquiry Day.   This part of the event will be held from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the Volpe Library Instruction Room 248.  General poster viewing for the poster portion of the Research and Creative Inquiry Day will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Hooper Eblen Center.  Visit our web page at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/ for more information and a complete schedule of events.    

    Posted  4/3/2019 in student Tech Times.  

  • Don’t Forget to Attend Student Research and Creative Inquiry Day

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu | x 6587

    Please join us for the 14th Annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day to be held Monday, April 8, and Tuesday April 9.  The English Department will host its paper presentations from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the Volpe Library Instruction Room 248.  General poster viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Hooper Eblen Center.  Visit our web page at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/ for more information and a complete schedule of events.  We hope you can attend to support your fellow students and see a representation of the exciting research and creative inquiry going on across campus. 

    Posted 4/3/2019 student Tech Times.

  • Paper presentations scheduled as part of Research and Creative Inquiry Day

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu | x 6587

    Kristen Deiter, associate professor of English, is coordinating the paper presentations for this year’s Research and Creative Inquiry Day.   This part of the event will be held from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the Volpe Library Instruction Room 248.  General poster viewing for the poster portion of the Research and Creative Inquiry Day will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Hooper Eblen Center.  Visit our web page at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/ for more information and a complete schedule of events.    

    Posted  4/3/2019 in faculty Tech Times

  • Join the Office of Research in Celebrating Student Research and Creative Inquiry

    jlmurdock@tntech.edu | x 6587

    Please join us for the 14th Annual Research and Creative Inquiry Day to be held Monday, April 8, and Tuesday April 9.  The English Department will host its paper presentations from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the Volpe Library Instruction Room 248.  General poster viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Hooper Eblen Center.  Visit our web page at https://www.tntech.edu/research/research-day/ for more information and a complete schedule of events.  We hope you can attend to support your students and see a representation of the exciting research and creative inquiry going on across campus.  

    Posted  4/3/2019 in faculty Tech Times.  (Actually submitted for 4/2/2019, but it was after noon, so it probably wouldn’t run until the next day.)

  • Abstracts for Research and Creative Inquiry Day due by March 13
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  x 6587
    All students participating in Research and Creative Inquiry Day (April 8 and 9) must complete an online abstract submission form by Wed., Mar. 13.  The abstract portal will close at 11:59 p.m. that night.  No abstracts will be accepted after that time.  A schedule of events can be found on the Office of Research website.  Contact Jamie Murdock at jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information.

    Post Date  3/11/2019 Tech Times (Under Events in Student Edition) 

  • Research and Creative Inquiry Day abstract submission deadline is March 13
    jlmurdock@tntech.edu  |  x 6587
    All students participating in Research and Creative Inquiry Day (April 8 and 9) must complete an online abstract submission form by Wed., Mar. 13.  The abstract portal will close at 11:59 p.m. that night.  No abstracts will be accepted after that time.  A schedule of events can be found on the Office of Research website.  Also, please register at our judge link if you are interested in being a judge.  Contact Jamie Murdock at jlmurdock@tntech.edu for more information.

    Post Date:   3/11/2019 Tech Times (Faculty Edition)

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