Faculty Research Awards (Internal)
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Track 1 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Edward Driggers Improving Geology and Engineering Through Historical Case Studies History $1,433 Joshua Hauser, Chris McCormick, and Greg Danner Christmas Brass: New Arrangements of Holiday Music for Brass Music $3,000 Matthew Zagumny QUEST-20 Validation Among a Diverse Global Student Population Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Total $7,433 Track 2 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Joseph Asante and Evan Hart Monitoring Water Quality in Karst Systems: What Does Electrical Conductivity Measurement Mean? Earth Sciences $10,000 Indranil Bhattacharya Cobalt Free High-Energy Density and Longer Life Cycle Next Generation Sodium Ion Batteries Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 Pingen Chen Developing Advanced Non-Uniform Cylinder-to-Cylinder Combustion Strategies for Lean-Burn Gasoline Engine Mechanical Engineering $10,000 Janet Isbell and Amber Spears Jere Whitson Freedom School Research Teacher Education and Curriculum and Instruction $10,000 Duckbong Kim Multi-Scale and In-Situ Investigation of Microstructure Stability and Transformation of Bimetallic Additively Manufactured Structure Manufacturing and Engineering Technology $10,000 Christopher Murray, Carla Hurt, and Tammy Boles Demographic Manifestations of Chronic Endocrine Disruptor Exposure: Do Environmental Estrogens and Androgens Yield Chryptic Bottleneck? Biology, Biology and Environmental Studies $10,000 Venkat Padmanabhan Viscoelastic Behavior of Polyelectrolyte-Grafted Nanoparticle Networks for Membrane Separation: A Molecular Dynamics Study Chemical Engineering $10,000 Robby Sanders and Stephanie Jorgensen Stages Towards Development of a Skin-on-a-Chip Model for Improved Wound Healing Chemical Engineering $10,000 Steven Seiler Exploring Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Dependence on TTU Campus and Development of a Collegiate Recovery Program Sociology and Political Science $8,457 Indu Upadhyaya Improving Intestinal Health and Productivity in Poultry Using Natural, Plant-Derived Compounds Agriculture $10,000 Daniel Vandenberge, Jennifer Meadows, Leslie Suters, and Sally Pardue Collaborative Professional Learning: Peer-to-Peer Engineering and Education Framework Civil and Environmental Engineering $10,000 Christopher (Kit) Wheeler Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function Links in Southern Appalachian Streams: Quantifying Nutrient Inputs from and Ecosystem Responses to Migratory Suckers in Spawning Tributaries Biology $10,000 Jeanette Wolak The Alta Fjord-Head Delta: A Scandinavian Analog for Martian Deltaic Deposits Earth Sciences $9,761 Liqun Zhang Investigating the Antibacterial Activity of Human Beta Defensins by a Comparative Study Chemical Engineering $10,000 Jiahong Zhu Nanostructured Bifunctional Composite Catalysts for Rechargeable Metal-Air Battery Application Mechanical Engineering $10,000
Track 1 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Holly Anthony High School Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs and Perceptions of Integrated Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction $3,000 Laura Chavez Introduction of Carbon Molecular Sieves into Polymeric Membranes for Enhanced Removal of Small Neutral Molecules from Drinking Water and Wastewater Chemical Engineering $3,000 Joshua Hauser Contributions: Original Compositions and Arrangements for Trombone Music $2,995 Ahmed Kamal Effect of Yoga Practicing on Autonomic Function Assessment of Alzheimer's Disease Patients Using Kernel Method and Entrainment Techniques Manufacturing and Engineering Technology $3,000 Stephanie Kazanas Creativity and Cognition: Investigating the Role of Divergent Thinking in Adaptive Memory Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Mark Loftis The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Alexithymia and Suicide Risk in College Students Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Chad Luke Ethical Considerations for Counselors Integrating Neuroscience into Clinical Practice and Training Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Tony Michael State vs. Trait: The Relationship Between Early Childhood Parental Attachment and Suicide-Related Thoughts and Behaviors in College Students Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Alexander Shibakov Stochastic Learning and Artificial Intelligence Mathematics $3,000 Track 2 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Indranil Bhattacharya Improving Energy Density Through Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Diffusion Mechanisms in Layered Structure Sodium Ion Batteries Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 David Gallop and Jeremy Blair VRAE Virtual Reality Arts Education Art $9,998 Seth King Project VIBE: Immersive Virtual Instruction in Behavioral Education Curriculum and Instruction $10,000 Mohamed Mahmoud Towards Secure and Private-Preserving Intelligent Traffic Management Systems Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 Keith Morris The Development of Soil Properties in In-Situ Conditions to Develop "Soil Management/Mapping Units" Using High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Data Sets Agriculture $9,922 Leslie Suters Developing Math and Science Computational Thinking Practices for Teaching at the Elementary, K-5 Level Curriculum and Instruction $10,000 Yunbo Zhang Investigation of Multi-directional Additive Manufacturing Process and Design Method Mechanical Engineering $10,000
Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Allen Driggers Boundary Stones: Communities of Medico-Chemistry and the Atlantic History $2,971 Mark Loftis Alexithymia and Suicide Risk in Nonclinical Populations Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Tony Michael The Adult Scale of Parental Attachment: Item Selection, Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Julie Stepp The Impact of Full-Time Libraries on Student Achievement in K-12 Schools in Tennessee Curriculum and Instruction $3,000
Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Indranil Bhattacharya Development and Modeling of High-Energy-Density Solid State Lithium Sulfur Battery Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 Syed Hasan Towards Run-Time Hardware Trojan Detection Using Circuit Behavior Profiling: Leveraging Game Theory and Formal Verification Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 Xiaohua Jiang Studying the Mechanism of Thiosemicarbazone Inhibiting Topoisomerase II Chemistry $10,000 Ethan Languri/Wayne Johnson Innovative Diamond Nanofluid for Enhanced Electronics Thermal Management Mechanical Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 Brian Lecke Characterization of Southern Appalachian Heirloom Green Bean Agriculture $10,000 Jennifer Pascal Optimizing Dielectrophoretic Separation of Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood Chemical Engineering $10,000 Donald Walker Spatial and Temporal Changes of Fish Communities, the Fish Microbiome and Fungal Pathogenicity Under Conditions of Increased Human Water Use Biology $9,987 Xuanzhi Zhan The Self-Activation Mechanisms of Apoptosis Signal-Regulating Kinase I Chemistry $10,000
Track 1 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Kim Wonkak Artist Recital at the 2015 International Clarinet Fest in Madrid, Spain: World Premiere Performance of Works by American Composers Music $3,000 Terezie Tolar Mosby Development of Tool to Teach Low Literacy Caregivers about Nutrition School of Human Ecology $2,961 Matthew Zagumny Psychometric Analysis of the Modified Religious Identity Ondex (RII-5): A Theoretical Examination of Religious Extremism Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Martin Sheeham New Visions: Photographic Representation, Perception and Reception in the German Teacher Foreign Languages $3,000 Kristen Deiter John Milton and the Tower of London English $3,000 Michael Phillips/Jason Beach/Michael Cathey Examining the Reliability and Validity of the Hexoskin Wearable Body Metrics Shirt Exercise Science/Physical Ed Wellness/Curriculum and Instruction $2,276 Colleen Hays Negotiating "Racial" Differences or Reinforcing Stereotypes?: French-North African Relationships in "Il reste du jambon" and "Mohamed Dubois" Foreign Languages $2,250 Track 3 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Justin Murdock/Andrew Calendar Development of a Rapid Spectroscopic Screening Process for Assessing Algal Response to Environmental Change Biology/Chemistry $10,000 Joshuah Perkin Multidisciplinary and Ecosystem-Level Evaluation of Aquatic Biodiversity Response to Future Water Shortages in Southeastern U.S. Streams Biology $9,997 Cynthia Rice/Jeffrey Rice/Jennifer Pascal Electrochemical Biosensors for Detection of Glycosylated Proteins for Early Cancer Diagnosis Center for Manufacturing Research/Chemical Engineering $10,000 Alireza Pezhman Shirvanian Development of Guidelines for Optimal Design of Photo Catalytic Materials for Solar Hydrogen Production Mechanical Engineering $10,000 Steven Anton Integrated Sensing and Energy Harvesting in Total Knee Replacement Implants Mechanical Engineering $10,000 Tania Datta An Investigation of Simultaneous Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal at Full-Scale Wastewater Treatment Facilities Water Center/Civil and Environmental Engineering $10,000 Marissa Hartwig Predicting Class Attendance and Performance: Students' Expectations and Characteristics Counseling and Psychology $7,900 Stephanie Richards/Kristen Trent Anti-Bullying Campaign Using Exemplary Texts Curriculum and Instruction $5,615
Track 1 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. Janet Coonce Research and Development of Interactive Games Designed for Introductory Chemistry Students Chemistry $3,000 Jordana Navarro Soaring Above the Rest: Empowering Rural College Students to Organize Against Rape as Part of a Primary Prevention Initiative Sociology and Political Science $3,000 Nathan Conner School Based Agricultural Education Students' Attitudes and Beliefs Toward International Agricultural Concepts Agriculture $3,000 Rebecca Turpin User Friendly Decision Support System for Ergonomic Patients Handling Nursing $3,000 Awni Qasaimeh Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Helen Dainty Academic Narratives: Empowering Students to Achieve in Standard-Based Curriculum Curriculum and Instruction $3,000 Tammy Dukewich Impact of Peer Victimization on the Form and Function of Children's Cognitions Counseling and Psychology $3,000 Manuel Villalba Myth and History in the 1939 Spanish Exile Culture: Rhetorical Analysis of "La realidad historica de Espana" by Americao Castro Foreign Languages $2,250 Scott Northrup Computational Study of Structure and Mode of Action of Organophosphate Pesticides Chemistry $3,000 Kristen Deiter Shakespeare's Juliet and Elizabethan Catholics: Resisting Authority While Conforming Outwardly English $3,000 Track 3 Author(s) Title Dept. Amt. William Eberle Hybrid and Graph-Based Data Mining of Medical Information Data Computer Science $9,438 Indranil Bhattacharya Design and Modeling of Very-High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000 Steven Anton Exploring Novel Piezoelectric Polymers for Energy Harvesting Mechanical Engineering $10,000 Alfred Kalyanapu, Sheik Ghafoor Rapid Flood Modeling and Consequence Assessment Using Multi-Core/GPU High Performance Computation Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science $10,000 Judy Duvall, Shelia Hurley HOPE to Retain At-Risk Nursing Students Nursing $10,000 Shawn Krosnick The Molecular Underpinnings of Nectaries in the Passion Flowers (Passiflora) Biology $10,000 Tania Datta Linking Diversity of Polyphosphate Accumulating Organisms to Improved Stability of the Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process Civil and Environmental Engineering $10,000