October 2019

Dr. David DiMeo (Modern Languages) was awarded a grant from the Department of Education to fund: “Arabic Service Initiative: An Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Project”.

September 2019

Dr. Mary Lloyd Moore (Clinical Education Complex) received support for the Early Childhood Center FY20 from WHAS Crusade for Children.

Dr. Christina Noel (School of Teacher Education) received funding from WHAS Crusade for Children for “Scholarships for Students Studying Special Education at Western Kentucky University”.

Mr. James Watkins (Training/Technical Assistance Services) received funding from the Murray Board of Education for “Early Head Start FY20”.

Dr. Eric Rappin (Geography & Geology) was awarded a grant from NSF-University of Nebraska, for a project titled: “The Great Plains Irrigation Experiment (GRAiNEX) for Understanding the Influence of Irrigation on the Planetary Boundary Layer and Weather Events”.

Dr. Shane Palmquist (SEAS) was awarded a contract from the National Concrete Masonry Association Foundation for a project titled: “Recommended Modifications of the Standardized Calculation Procedure for the Fire Resistance of Concrete Masonry Assemblies”.

August 2019

Ms. Catherine Malin (Southcentral AHEC) received funding from St. Claire HealthCare/Northeast Area Health Education Center for a project titled: “MCAT PROJECT FY20”.

Mr. Brent Bjorkman (Kentucky Museum) received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “To Support an Exhibit and Programming on the Musical Traditions and Heritage of Southcentral Kentucky”.

Dr. Moon-Soo Kim (Chemistry) and Dr. Farhad Ashrafzadeh both received funding from UK/NSF to support their research on a state project titled “Kentucky Partnership for Augmented Structures and Enhanced Robotic Systems”.

Dr. Gretchen Macy (Public Health) was awarded a grant from UK/CDC/NIOSH for a project titled, “Statewide Assessment of Workplace Health Promotion Programs in Kentucky with a Comparison to National Trends”.

Dr. Corinne Murphy (Dean, CEBS) received funding from the Kentucky Department of Education in support of the “FY20 MERR – Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program”.

Dr. Rachel Tinius (Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport), received funding from the National Institutes of Health INBRE program to develop a mobile health application to address obesity and physical inactivity in pregnant and postpartum women. Dr. Tinius will be collaborating with Dr. Nancy Schoenberg from the University of Kentucky on the project.

July 2019

Dr. Amy Hood (Training/Technical Assistance Services) received funding from the Governor’s Office on Early Childhood Education to support the Warren County Community Early Childhood Council (CECC) and Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe Counties CECC.

Dr. Mary Lloyd Moore (Clinical Education Complex) received funding from United Way of Kentucky for a project titled, “More Than Words – The Hanen Project”.

Dr. Laura McGee (Modern Languages) received funding from the Department of Defense/NSEP for “WKU: Building Bridges to Chinese Language Acquisition in Kentucky”.

Dr. Kevin Williams, (Chemistry), was awarded a National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation grant that will fund the purchase of a new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instrument.

Dr. Eric Conte  (Chemistry), Dr. Matt Nee (Chemistry), Dr. Phillip Gunter (Agriculture and Food Science), Dr. Paul Woosley (Agriculture and Food Science), Dr. Jason Polk (Geography and Geology), and Dr. Moon-Soo Kim (Chemistry) all received funding from the USDA for a research project titled, “Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure.”

Dr. Stuart Foster (Geography and Geology) received funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund for “Kentucky Mesonet Instrumentation Upgrade and Enhancement to Support the Kentucky Drought Early Warning System”

Dr. Audra Jennings (History & Office of Scholar Development) received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a Scholars Award titled, “Insecurity: Disability, the Great Depression, and the New Deal State.”

Dr. Joel Turner (Political Science) received a grant from the Logan County Fiscal Court to conduct a “Quality of Life Survey for Logan County Parks and Recreation.”

Dr. Ajay Srivastava (Biology) was awarded a National Science Foundation – Major Instrumentation Research grant that will fund the acquisition of a Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope for research and instruction at WKU.

Dr. Matt Nee (Chemistry), received funding from the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute for his research focused on “Buoyant Photocatalysts for Water Resource Cleaning.”

Dr,Yongming Deng (Chemistry), received funding from the American Chemical Society for his research project titled, “Photoredox Catalyzed Oxidative Functionalization of Alkynes with Amine N-Oxides: A New Alkyne Activation Strategy.”

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