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Recognitions, July 21

Eck Elected Chair of Southeast Region’s NORDP

Kimberly EckKimberly Eck, director of research development in the Office of Research and Engagement, was elected Chair of the Southeast Region’s National Organization of Research Development Professions (SE NORDP) Executive Committee. Eck is leading SE NORDP in creating its founding documents and policies so that it can be officially recognized by the national NORDP organization. SE NORDP will be a valuable regional network that supports professional development and faculty collaboration.

Benson, Graves, Lee Receive CRA Designation

The Office of Research and Engagement’s Jennifer Benson & Allyson Graves, Sponsored Programs Administrators, and Lisa Lee, IACMI Contract Manager, are the newest recipients of the Certified Research Administrator designation. The designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) means that an individual has met the requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council‘s eligibility requirements and has demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.

Penn Awarded 2017 NCURA Travel Award

Marie PennMarie Penn from the Office of Sponsored Programs was awarded the 2017 National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Travel Award. The Southeast Region of NCURA issues an annual $1,000 Travel Award to support a member to attend the region’s annual conference. These awards are issued through a competitive application process and awardees are selected based on service and contribution to the organization and professional development/institutional financial need.

Energy-Harvesting AMIE Named a Research Winner by Architect Magazine

AMIE, the revolutionary energy-harvesting system designed and built by a team of students, faculty, design professionals and science researchers in the Governor’s Chair for Energy + Urbanism, was named a 2017 R+D Award Winner by Architect magazine.

Hoy Recipient of UT’s First Named Professorship

Mariea Hoy, a professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations, is the inaugural recipient of the DeForrest Jackson Professorship, created earlier this year with a $500,000 gift from Suzanne Sackleh Masters of Atlanta, who received her bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations in 1989. This is the school’s first named professorship.

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