Announcements in Tech Times

Historic Announcements Through March 5, 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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