Congratulations to our 2014-15 Outreach Incentive Grant Winners, listed below!
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the engagement mission of the university. UT Outreach Incentive Grants are allocated through a competitive annual process, subject to both academic and community peer review. Learn more about community engagement funding here.
(From left to right) Veerle Keppens, College of Engineering Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Wes Hines, Nuclear Engineering Department Head; Steven Skutnik; Larry McKay, Department Head, Earth & Planetary Sciences; Anna Szynkiewicz; Chancellor Jimmy Cheek; Taylor Eighmy, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement.
On September 12, 2014, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek presented plaques to Dr. Steven Skutnik, assistant professor of Nuclear Engineering, and Dr. Anna Szynkiewicz, assistant professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, as recipients of the 2014 Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
Terri Combs-Orme, Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor for the University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work, was awarded a 2013-14 Outreach and Engagement Incentive grant for her research with early childhood brain development.
Orme partnered with the Knox County Health Department to provide educational resources for disadvantaged mothers of young children.
Read more about her work at service.utk.edu
Assistant Professor for the Department of Plant Sciences Brad Collett received a 2013-14 Outreach and Engagement Incentive Grant for his project, Tennessee Sustainability Coordination Planning and Engagement (T-SCaPE.)
Collett’s proposal called for a summit of key players in sustainability activities to better coordinate efforts between University of Tennessee Landscape Architecture Programs and community partners. He and his colleagues, Gale Fulton and Valerie Friedmann of UT’s LAP, developed a plan for organizing communication between different sustainability agencies within the state. A summit meeting facilitated inter-organizational communication for planning and community development, and involved area planners, developers and organizers.
Read more about their work at service.utk.edu.