During the first quarter of FY17, the University of Tennesse, Knoxville Department of Psychology received a five-year award for $2,887,974 from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative research project under the direction of Erin Hardin, professor and associate head of psychology, and co-investigators Elisabeth Schussler and Melinda Gibbons, along with Timothy Ezzell and Marisa Moazen. ASPIRE, or Appalachian Students Promoting the Integration of Research in Education, is an undergraduate scholarship program available to Appalachian high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend UT.
Click the image to view or download the First Quarterly Research Report of FY17 for the Office of Research and Engagement.
Additionally, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences received a Department of Energy award for $2.4 million over two and a half years to develop a new type of microgrid with a corresponding controller. This project is led by Fred Wang, and co-investigators Leon Tolbert and Yilu Liu.
The Office of Research and Engagement is continually looking at ways to foster and support research activities so if you have any concerns or suggestions please contact Jean Mercer.