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Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards provide personal services dollars for research and creative activity projects.  The proposal deadline for the summer 2021 competition is February 3, 2021 at noon.  Application materials are available here:

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2019-2020 Council on Faculty Research Members and the Colleges Represented

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ronan Bernas Psychology
 Jad Smith  English
Lumpkin College of Business & Technology
Simon Lee                                                                                                           School of Business
Toqeer Israr School of Technology
College of Education
 Jennifer Stringfellow                                                                   Special Education
Jeanne Okrasinski EC/ELE/MLE
College of Health & Human Services
Scott Ronspies                                                                                                             Kinesiology Sport and Recreation
Courtney Scott Communication Disorders & Sciences
Library Services
Sarah Johnson                                                    Booth Library
Ryan Hendrickson                       Ex-Officio
Robert Chesnut Ex-Officio

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2020 Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards and Projects

Name                                                        Department                           Title    
Adom Assande Des' Economics An investigation into the nexus between human development and carbon dioxide emissions? A Global Cross-section Analysis.
Beck Michael Chemistry and Biochemistry Development of new small molecule “zip codes” for delivery of chemical tools to the peroxisomes in human cells.
Bickford John Teaching, Learning, and Foundations Examining the Representation of Women in History-Based Trade Books
Bredesen Dagni English Studying the Female Detective in Victorian Literature, and Culture
Caldwell Melissa English Demonstrating the Soul: Henry More’s Post-Cartesian Poetics
Canam Thomas Biological Sciences Optimization of gene editing technology for the creation of custom white-rot fungi strains
Canivez Gary Psychology Structural Validity of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA) Situtype Scores: Replication with a Large Independent Sample
Coddington Ann Art and Design Albatross
He Hongshan Chemistry and Biochemistry A novel dye molecule for solar water splitting
Holly Donald Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Excavations at Sabbath Point, Red Indian Lake, Newfoundland
Kang Sanghoon Biological Sciences Estrogen degraders in wastewater treatment plants and urban aquatic ecosystem in local communities
Lee Jinhee History Instability of Empire: Earthquake, Rumor, and the Massacre of Koreans in Imperial Japan (Annotated Source Book Publication Project)
Meiners Scott Biological Sciences Can spatial arrangement of prairie vegetation be used to constrain invasion on utility rights of way?
Nathan Britto Biological Sciences Can Mushrooms Protect Memory and Prevent Dementia?
Periyannan Gopal Chemistry and Biochemistry Unraveling the Xylan Utilization Mechanism by Caulobacter crescentus: A Connection to the Human Microbiome
Semeniuc Radu Chemistry and Biochemistry Metal-Containing Rotaxane Architectures: Design, Synthesis and Structure – Properties Correlation
Stevens Jennifer Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology “Almost Time:  Inmates’ and Families’ Strategies for Heading to Prison” 
Wehrle Edmund History “Jock Liberation!”: American Athletes in Revolt, 1964-1974
Wixson Christopher English “Bernard Shaw, Buoyant Billions, and the Atomic Bomb”
Yordanov Yordan Biological Sciences Genome-wide study of the Lateral Organ Boundaries Domain genes family in Sunflower

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