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Grants (awarded in October 2018)

Dr. Robin D. Anderson (Head, Graduate Psychology; Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $13,230 from Wake Forest University for developing and assessing engineering students' cognitive flexibility in the domain of sustainable design. 

Dr. Timothy A. Bloss (Associate Professor, Biology), Dr. Joseph A. Harsh (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Patricia J. Ludwig (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support travel costs to Peer Implementation Clusters, which are geographically organized subgroups of Inclusive Excellence awardees formed to facilitate collaboration during the grant funding period. 

Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $409,065 from the Institute of International Education, Inc. for Project Go to build on the strong foundation of the East Africa Field School and include academic year curricular elements to promote Swahili language skills and cultural capabilities for Project Go Scholars at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. 

Ben Delp (Director, Research Development and Promotion) received $156,878 from Virginia Clean Cities, Inc. to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $12,000 from the National Science Teachers Association to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 

Dr. Michele D. Estes (Associate Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $1,700 from the Virginia Society for Technology in Education to support the FY 19 VSTE "Brainstorm" mini-conference. 

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $424,731 from the Virginia Department of Health to direct the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia as a training and resource center for Virginia’s college and university campuses. 

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $220,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy in Harrisonburg City and Page County Virginia through replication of evidence-based programs, implementation of effective programs and integration of innovative components. 

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $3,000 from Rockbridge County to support the Small Business Development Center. 

Carmen Moreno (Assistant Director of Community Health Education, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Kimberly Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $77,250 from the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 

Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide a high-quality health and physical education content/teaching summer institute. 

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $316,999 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state directed and regional/local activities for the Virginia Department of Education Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 


Honors

Dr. Qingjiu (Tom) Tao (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was invited to join the Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows. The Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows provides thought-leadership, educational guidance and awareness of sound and ethical intelligence practices.




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