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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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2020-2021 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
College of Health & Human Services
Scott Ronspies                                                                                                             Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation
Library Services
Sarah Johnson                                                     Booth Library
Ryan Hendrickson                       Ex-Officio
Robert Chesnut Ex-Officio

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2021 Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards and Projects

Name                                                        Department                           Title    
Assande Des' Adom Economics Can digital currencies serve as safe havens in a post-COVID-19 era? 
Michael Beck Chemistry & Biochemistry Development of chemical tools and methodologies for measuring the effect of genetic differences on drug metabolism in live cells
John Bickford Teaching, Learning, & Foundations Examining Curricular Resources’ Historical Representation of Charles Darwin and Evolution, Racists’ Most Reliable Theory
Julie Campbell English A Continuation: The Publication History of Isabella Andreini, 1587-1699
Thomas Canam Biological Sciences Functional Characterization of Unidentified Fungal Genes Involved in Biomass Deconstruction
Gary Canivez Psychology Structural Validity of the Canadian WISC–V: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Analyses with First Nations Youth
Lauri DeRuiter-Willems Public Health Adulting: How prepared are young adults to manage their health care independently?
Tim  Engles English “Possessive White Male Spatiality in Alexander Payne's The Descendants”
Linda Ghent Economics Game Theory of Thrones
Dongheon Ha Physics Super-resolution optothermal microscopy for electronic devices and biological samples
Hongshan He Chemistry and Biochemistry A Two-in-One Nickel Photocatalyst for C-N coupling
Rebecca Johnson Music Department Songs for the Imagination
Alexis Jones Teaching, Learning, & Foundations Theoretical Literature Review
Andrew Kerins Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation Exploring Women's Experiences of Engagement in Roller Derby
Hyunsun Kim-Hahm School of Business Differential Media Coverage of Startups and its Spillover Effects on the Fundraising of U.S. Venture Capital Firms
Britto Nathan Biological Sciences Molecular Studies to Examine the Role of Flna-201 in Alzheimer’s Disease
Julie Park Music Department Discovery of hidden Asian musical repertoires and their potential contribution to college music education in the U.S.
Steven Pellizzeri Chemistry & Biochemistry Investigating the Adsorption of Wastewater Contaminants on Activated Carbon
Gopal Periyannan Chemistry & Biochemistry COVID-19 and ACE2: A Tale of Zinc
Radu Semeniuc Chemistry & Biochemistry Mix and Match: Fine tuning of metal – metal distances in dinuclear metal complexes

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