2019-2020 Grant Recipients

College Of Humanities and Social Sciences

Communications Department
Communication Across the Curriculum: Creating Faculty Resources for Building Communication Skills in the Discipline
– Melissa Broeckelman-Post
Partner Schools:  VT, JMU

Social Work Department
The Implementation and Evaluation of a Student Ambassador Program for a Music & Memory Intervention
– Catherine J Tompkins
Partner Schools:  JMU, VCU

Volgenau School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Toward T Shaped Graduates A Joint Capstone Program at the Nexus of Mechanical Engineering
– Jeffrey Moran
Partner School:  JMU

Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Human-Centric Privacy-Preserving Controls for Smart Home Devices
– Vivian G Motti
Partner Schools:  JMU, VCU

College of Science

Institute for Biohealth Innovation
Developing a Blood Test to Support Treatment of Surgically Induced Type I Diabetes
– Robin Couch
Partner School:  VCU

Biology Department
Species richness resilience to habitat fragmentation and restoration in tropical rainforests
– David Luther
Partner Schools:  JMU, UVA

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
Molecular Biology Methods for Understanding Aerobic Granulation in Wastewater Treatment Systems
– Benoit Van Aken
Partner School:  VT

School of Systems Biology
Secreted Proteins of Francisella – a new understanding
– Monique Van Hoek
Partner School:  VCU