Archive of previous awards.
July 2014 awards
07/15/2014 Dr. Pat J. Wentz, Director of SACS CASI Florida Council, received $83,338 from the Florida Committee on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Secondary and Middle Schools to renew the project FCSACS Secondary and Middle Schools Support Services. The University of West Florida operates the administrative office of the Florida Secondary and Middle School Committee to provide the services of a statewide director for the Committee and to provide administrative support for the director and the Committee's activities. Contact Dr. Wentz at 850-474-2801 or email@example.com for more information.
07/25/2014 Dr. Kathleen M. Heubach, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Institute for Innovative Community Learning (ICL), received $320,000 from the US Department of Education for the new project Santa Rosa Title I Mentoring 2014-2015. UWF will provide student research assistants to conduct early reading intervention tutoring, mentoring, and research activities in Title 1 schools in Santa Rosa County School District. Contact Dr. Heubach at 850-474-2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
June 2014 awards
06/02/2014 Dr. Jeffrey Eble, Research Associate of Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB), received $11,321 from the National Park Service for the new project GC-CESU: Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring at Gulf Islands National SeashoreFlorida Unit – Naval Live Oaks area (GUIS-NLO). The tasks in this proposal represent a continuation of reptile and amphibian monitoring at Gulf Islands National Seashore – Florida Unit- Naval Live Oaks Area (GUIS-NLO), to be conducted by Dr. Jeff Eble of the University of West Florida (UWF) with substantial NPS involvement. Dr. Eble will be the field implementation PI and field crew leader. One NPS member will be present to assist with each sampling event. Reptiles and Amphibians of GUIS-NLO will be sampled monthly with a combination of (1) funnel-traps, (2) cover-boards, (3) PVC-pipes, and (4) incidental observations. Trap deployment/assessment will occur at sites previously established by Dr. Robert Woodward, NPS Inventory and Monitoring – Gulf Coast Network (Appendix 1, Project Site Map) following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP; Appendices 2-13).Copies of field service data sheets, photos, field trip reports, and HoBo data file will be provided to the NPS Gulf Coast Network Science Information Specialist within one week after completion of each monthly survey. Contact Dr. Eble at 850-474-2060 or email@example.com for more information.
06/03/2014 Dr. Erica Jordan, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Center for Applied Psychology, received $22,897 from the Florida Department of Health (Escambia County) for the project Attack Infant Mortality (AIM) Phase II Community Awareness Campaign. The overarching goal of the AIM project is to address infant mortality disparities in Escambia County. This will be accomplished through the following strategies: 1) conducting an assessment of the psychosocial and health experiences of young women (between the ages of 18 and 40) in Escambia County; 2) training 100 community peer health educators who live or work in the 32505 ZIP code of Escambia County with persistently high infant mortality rates; 3) creating awareness about the issue of infant mortality disparity by partnering with community stakeholders in the high-risk ZIP code, and 4) by implementing a targeted marketing campaign. During the assessment period, it may be necessary to adjust the specific aims of this project. However, the objectives of assessing the experiences of young adult women, training community peer educators, and creating awareness about infant mortality disparity will be achieved. Specifically, the University of West Florida (UWF) and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-EC) would partner to provide the following: 1)Community Stress Assessment: An evaluation of psychosocial factors and a summary of physical health factors that may lead to increased risk of infant mortality; 2) AIM Training: Training sessions held in the 32505 ZIP code for young adult peer health educators who live or work in the area; and 3)AIM Campaign: A targeted marketing campaign highlighting preventable risk factors related to infant mortality disparities and marketing events with African American professional, faith-based, and community groups in the 32505 ZIP code. Contact Dr. Jordan at 850-474-2689 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
06/04/2014 Dr. Jane M. Caffrey, Associate Professor in Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB), received $3,814 from Geological Survey for the new project Water Quality in Bang’s Lake: Effects of Recurrent Phosphate Spills to a Coastal Estuary. Two large phosphate spills have occurred from Mississippi Phosphate Corporation (a fertilizer production facility) to the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve's (GBNERR) Bangs Lake since 2005. Following these spills, phosphate concentrations in surface waters rose from near zero to as high as 7mg L-1 and pH dropped dramatically from an average of -7.5 to near 3.7. Less dramatic changes in phosphate concentrations and pH were measured at other regularly sampled stations nearby, and large fish kills also occurred throughout the Reserve. There is also evidence of potential continuous input of phosphate to Bangs Lake from smaller ongoing spills or dry deposition. These events and the obvious biological impacts to the waters of a protected NERR warrant further investigation. This proposal addresses four basic questions developed by the Phosphate Working Group to assess the water quality impacts of repeated phosphate spills on an otherwise relatively undisturbed estuarine ecosystem. (1) What is the fate of phosphorus after a spill (Where does it go)? (2) Is there a detectable preserved sedimentary record of past phosphorus spills? (3) Is there a biological fertilizer effect on microalgal production? (4) Is dry deposition of gypsum particles from the fertilizer plant a source of phosphorus to the Reserve? The proposed research project addresses the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute's Water Quality research priority area. This project will train six undergraduate students to collect and analyze environmental samples and conduct pertinent experiments using established methods to learn about chemical and biological processes that occur in coastal ecosystems. A graduate student from the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab with field and laboratory experience using these methods will be trained to coordinate and oversee much of the work conducted by the summer interns. Contact Dr. Caffrey at 850-857-6089 or email@example.com for more information.
06/12/2014 Mr. Michael Myhre, Director of Florida SBDC State Director's Office Network, received $180,000 from the US Small Business Administration to continue the project Veteran's Business Outreach 2014-2015 (Option Yr. 4). Contact Mr. Myhre at 850-473-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
06/16/2014 Dr. Philip C. Darby, Professor in Biology, received $24,999 from the National Park Service for the new project GC-CESU: Development of Natural Resource Condition Assessment Reports for Five Intermountain Region Parks. This project coordinates a resource inventory of natural history and ecological functions in regard to monitoring and managing natural resources. This project focuses on resources of the Learning Center of the American Southwest. Contact Dr. Darby at 850-474-2647 or email@example.com for more information.
06/17/2014 Mr. Ron Northrup Jr., Professional Engineer of Facilities Planning & Construction, received $577,500 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for the new project Florida 2014 April Panhandle Storm - Emergency Watershed Protection Exigency. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is authorized to assist in relieving hazards created by natural disasters that cause a sudden impairment of a watershed. UWF will install emergency watershed protection measures to relieve hazards and damages created by the Florida 2014 April Panhandle Storm. Contact Mr. Northrup at 850-474-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
06/26/2014 Dr. Raid Amin, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, received an additional $24,180 from Sacred Heart Hospital for the project SHHS Statistical Consulting Services. The University will provide statistical consultation services for Dr. Raid W. Amin to work on site with Sacred Heart Health System personnel in statistical methodology and analysis. Contact Dr. Amin at 850-474-3014 or email@example.com for more information.
May 2014 awards
05/02/2014 Dr. Wanda Wade, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership, received $5,000 from the University of Louisville Research Foundation for the new project Virtual Coaching Modeling. The scope of work for the Virtual Coaching Model includes all planning, execution, implementation, and training for integrating the Virtual Coaching Model as a means for completing virtual observations of student teachers located in remote locations in conjunction with the University of Louisville. The PI will be responsible for the development of the new model based on feedback to be provided by University of Louisville faculty, staff and remote locations on-site administrators. The PI must ensure it has adequate resources for developing, testing and implementing the Virtual Coaching Model and training of University of Louisville personnel. Contact Dr. Wade at 850-474-2893 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
05/05/2014 Dr. Raid Amin, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, received $1,600 from West Florida Hospital for the new project West Florida Hospital Statistical Consulting Services. The University will provide statistical consultation services for Dr. Amin to work on site with West Florida Hospital personnel in statistical methodology and analysis. Contact Dr. Amin at 850-474-3014 or email@example.com for more information.
05/10/2014 Dr. Glenn E. Rohrer, Professor in Social Work and Executive Director, Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project for Florida, received $1,040,508 from BP Exploration & Production, Inc to continue the project Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project (Year 3). The Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project (MBHCP) of the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program will provide much needed mental and behavioral health treatment and longer-term supportive services to improve the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Alabama, the Florida panhandle, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Based on data gathered by the Directors of the Project from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, the University of Southern Mississippi, School of Social Work and the University of South Alabama Department of Psychology, there are significant mental and behavioral health needs directly attributable to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This project will address these immediate needs and help build mental and behavioral health treatment capacity and literacy to help the communities along the Gulf Coast prepare for future man-made and natural disasters. The UWF target population includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties. Contact Dr. Rohrer at 850-474-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
05/12/2014 Dr. Brice Harris, Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE), received $20,000 from the City of Pensacola for the new project Pensacola Community Survey. The Haas Center will conduct a live telephone survey, designed to measure the attitudes and opinions of Pensacola residents regarding their satisfaction with city services, as well as their perceptions of city safety, governance, appearance, mobility, housing, quality of life, and civic participation. Furthermore, the Haas Center will present the findings in such a manner that they can easily be incorporated into the Pensacola City Scorecard. Working closely with city officials, Haas Center researchers will develop an instrument designed to measure resident perceptions of the above listed variables. The final document will provide analysis of the survey results on citywide and council district. Contact Dr. Harris at 850-474-2708 or email@example.com for more information.
05/12/2014 Mr. Michael Myhre, Director of Florida SBDC State Director's Office Network, received an additional $581,666 from the Small Business Administration for the current project Florida Small Business Development Center Network 2014. Contact Mr. Myhre at 850-473-7802 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
05/19/2014 Dr. Karen Molek, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received $137,668 from the National Institutes of Health for the new project Expanding a Model Program Which Has Increased the Number of Underrepresented Students in Biomedical-Relevant Graduate Programs. The proposed MARC Scholars Program seeks to dramatically increase retention, academic performance, degree attainment, and graduate school matriculation rates among underrepresented STEM minority students at the University of West Florida (UWF). The program is modeled after UWF’s “Chemistry Scholars Program,” an inclusion program modeled after the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC that is designed to support high-potential UR students who start college with an interest in STEM. After two short years Chem Scholars has already made a profound impact, with 4 UR students matriculating to PhD and MD-PhD programs. Known at UWF as a model department, the Chemistry Department has a 95%acceptance rate among all students applying for graduate programs. With NIH support, we now propose to evolve Chem Scholars into a broader “Science Scholars Program” that encompasses the Chemistry, Biology and Physics departments. Currently, 64 MARC eligible UR students majoring in one of these three programs are enrolled at UWF. The proposed program has four major components: 1) integration both academically and socially through the Science Scholars Program, which will also serve as a means for recruitment; 2) a rigorous academic preparedness program with the addition of a Research-Intensive Honors Degree piloted by Chemistry and research experiences both at UWF and R-1 institutions; 3) a support system implemented through Science Scholars, MARC Scholars, “intrusive advising” and regulated advising for both academic coursework, research and MARC Scholars, and 4) the creation of a formal tracking system through Institutional Research. With 76% of the UWF undergraduate population qualifying for federal financial aid, 30% classified as underrepresented according to the NIH guidelines, and 60% of all UR STEM majors having declared a major in one of these three departments, the proposed UWF MARC Scholars Program will uniquely serve a large population of UR students and should have a significant positive impact on institutional and regional climate. Contact Dr. Molek at 850-474-2799 or email@example.com for more information.
April 2014 awards
04/03/2014 Dr. Brice Harris, Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE), received $9,500 from Atkins North America, Inc. for the new project Santa Rosa County RESTORE Services. Contact Dr. Harris at 850-474-2708 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
04/07/2014 Dr. Kathleen M. Heubach, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Institute for Innovative Community Learning (ICL), received an additional $16,000 from the US Department of Education for the project Santa Rosa Title I Mentoring 2013-2014. Contact Dr. Heubach at 850-474-2858 or email@example.com for more information.
04/09/2014 Mr. Joseph Vincenza, Director of WUWF Public Media and WUWF-TV, received an additional $8,696 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project CPB Radio Community Services Grant 2013-2015. This is the annual funding which provides support for the WUWF operations. Contact Mr. Vincenza at 850-473-7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
04/21/2014 Dr. Erica Jordan, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Center for Applied Psychology, received $132,766 from the Florida Department of Health (Escambia County) for the new project Attack Infant Mortality (AIM) Phase I Community Peer Health Educator Program. The overarching goal of the AIM project is to address infant mortality disparities in Escambia County. This will be accomplished through the following strategies: 1) conducting an assessment of the psychosocial and health experiences of young women (between the ages of 18 and 40) in Escambia County; 2) training 100 community peer health educators who live or work in the 32505 ZIP code of Escambia County with persistently high infant mortality rates; 3) creating awareness about the issue of infant mortality disparity by partnering with community stakeholders in the high-risk ZIP code, and 4) by implementing a targeted marketing campaign. During the assessment period, it may be necessary to adjust the specific aims of this project. However, the objectives of assessing the experiences of young adult women, training community peer educators, and creating awareness about infant mortality disparity will be achieved. Specifically, the University of West Florida (UWF) and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-EC) would partner to provide the following: 1)Community Stress Assessment: An evaluation of psychosocial factors and a summary of physical health factors that may lead to increased risk of infant mortality; 2) AIM Training: Training sessions held in the 32505 ZIP code for young adult peer health educators who live or work in the area; and 3)AIM Campaign: A targeted marketing campaign highlighting preventable risk factors related to infant mortality disparities and marketing events with African American professional, faith-based, and community groups in the 32505 ZIP code. Contact Dr. Jordan at 850-474-2689 or email@example.com for more information.
March 2014 awards
03/11/2014 Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $1,292 from the Florida Space Grant Consortium for the new project Team ARGONAUCKET: NASA Training Grant Hybrid Rocket Competition. This project will provide funding to a student team under the direction of Dr. Bhuvana Ramachandran to develop an entry to the Hybrid Motor Rocket Competition. The team is responsible for building everything from scratch from component parts. Contact Dr. Ramachandran at 850-474-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
03/14/2014 Mr. Matthew Schwalb, Assistant Director of Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, received $55,200 from Peter Mayer Advertising for the new project Emerald Coast Tourism Study. The Haas Center will place personnel on the ground in random locations, at random times, across the Okaloosa County tourist market and conduct visitor intercept surveys. Utilizing data on bed-tax revenues, hotel/condo occupancy rates, hotel price points and retail sales from tourism related sectors as well as data from Okaloosa County, the Haas Center will conduct an assessment of the economic impact tourism on the economy. Center staff will utilize Regional Economic Modeling Incorporated's Policy Insight Plus Model to assess the economic impacts of these various activities on the Okaloosa County economy. The Haas Center will report out the overall economic impact of tourism, the impact on jobs across various critical sectors of the economy and the overall impact of tourism on economic growth in the region. We will utilize tax collections data to report on fiscal impacts for the state as well as for Okaloosa County both in terms of bed tax revenues and sales tax revenues. Contact Mr. Schwalb at 850-439-5417 or email@example.com for more information.
03/18/2014 Dr. Elizabeth D. Benchley, Director of the Archaeology Institute, received $29,728 from Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc. for the new project Conservation of the VR129 Anchor. The University of West Florida Archaeology Institute (UWF) proposes to conserve an anchor designated VR129 which was recently recovered from the Gulf of Mexico. The project is expected to take daily operations for the anticipated two year duration of the work. The scope of work for this contract includes conservation of what appears to be an Admiralty anchor, constructed between 1840 and 1900. Conservation methods will include photo documentation (before and after), creation of artifact record sheets, and appropriate treatments. Contact Dr. Benchley at 850-474-3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
03/20/2014 Mr. Matthew Schwalb, Assistant Director of Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, received $3,500 from ARC Gateway, Inc. for the new project Business Community Awareness of Arc Gateway, Inc. Services. This telephone survey will solicit input from county businesses as to their awareness of services provided by Arc Gateway, Inc. The client provides job placement and supported employment services for disabled individuals. Working closely with the Department of Education's Vocational Rehabilitation program and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Arc Gateway, Inc. assists individuals with disabilities with finding and keeping competitive employment. The premise of this project is to survey local businesses concerning their awareness of these types of placement services. Contact Mr. Schwalb at 850-439-5417 or email@example.com for more information.
03/21/2014 Dr. Dallas Snider, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, received $26,985 from Ball State University for the new project S2ERC Data Mining for Network Performance Assessment . This proposal is to build a model to simulate the environment with the assistance of Northrop Grumman (sponsor). The method will involve collecting and simulating data from several sources. These sources could include but are not limited to network logs, latency tracking, mission control, flight control, and geospatial data. These disparate sources can be integrated to build a data model that will allow analysis through different layers of the system. Features from this data can be selected to mine frequent patterns, classify and cluster to glean knowledge about the problem and derive strategies for resolving issues. Contact Dr. Snider at 850-473-7348 or USERNAME@uwf.edu for more information.
03/26/2014 Dr. Wade H. Jeffrey, Professor of Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, received an additional $175,511 from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) for the current project Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE). This project will extract DNA from sediments in the DeSoto Canyon Gulf of Mexico to examine samples collected in the same depth bud increasing in distance from the DWH site and in samples from a transect covering the continental slope along the east edge of DeSoto Canyon. This material will be subjected to PCR amplification with primers specific for archea, eubacteria, total eukarya, foraminfera and ciliophore rRNA genes. We will examine genes associated with bacterial degradation of hydrocarbons, for example, alkane hydroxylases and biosurfactant production. PCR products will be used for cloning and sequencing to obtain rarefaction curves of unique sequences to estimate diversity and sequence identification to the lowest possible taxa as a measure of community structure. This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. Contact Dr. Jeffrey at 850-474-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
03/26/2014 Dr. Brice Harris, Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE), received $24,900 from the City of Destin for the new project Comprehensive Overview of City of Destin's Economy. The Haas Center proposes a replication and slight extension of the 2000 Haas Study which estimated the economic impacts of the charter fishing boat industry on the regional economy. The proposed study will capture the total impacts of the industry on the Destin and Okaloosa economy. Contact Dr. Harris at 850-474-2708 or email@example.com for more information.
February 2014 awards
02/05/2014 Mrs. Britt McGowan, Assistant Librarian of University Libraries, received $1,200 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the new project Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle. UWF Libraries has been selected to offer a program of public presentations under the NEH Bridging Cultures program for a project titled "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle." This program will offer a public lecture and discussion forum by a distinguished scholar in the field of Civil Rights. Contact Mrs. McGowan at 850-474-2048 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
02/07/2014 Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $92,169 from the University of Florida for the new project Introducing Specialization in Sustainable Energy Systems for Undergraduate Students in Engineering at UWF. The objective of this proposal is to introduce a specialization in "Sustainable Energy Systems" for Undergraduate Engineering students at the University of West Florida that could also be used to educate industry professionals towards workforce development. The courses have been designed from the perspective of energy system planning, a subject that has always been complex and evolving rapidly during the past 10-15 years to accommodate dramatic changes in the industry. These changes include the ongoing transformation of the nation's generation portfolio from being heavily dependent on fossil fuels to one that is heavily dependent on renewables (especially wind and solar) and the need for operating competitive electricity markets. The courses designed under this specialization will assist professionals in understanding the limits of our present energy systems and lead us to a future in which we can continue to provide reliable and secure energy resources for improved human quality of life. The proposed specialization program focuses on electrical engineering sources and systems that are nonpolluting, conserving of energy and natural resources, economically viable and safe for workers, communities and consumers. Coursework takes a systems level and interdisciplinary approach to solving seemingly intractable sustainable energy problems, as opposed to single disciplinary and locally optimized approaches destined to yield marginal positive impacts. Students will be able to create study programs suited to their interests and aspirations through their choice of electives and design projects. The course is electrical engineering-based but also covers a wider range of topics including economics, sustainability and environmental studies. Contact Dr. Ramachandran at 850-474-2546 or email@example.com for more information.
02/07/2014 Dr. Richard A. Snyder, Director of Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB), received $59,991 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the new project Assessment of Escambia East Large Area Artificial Reef Site Refugia Reefs: Impacts of Invasive Lionfish. The objective of this project is to document the reef fish community, trophic levels and fish species size structure at twenty-seven (27) selected refugia artificial reefs within the Escambia East Large Area Reef Site (EELAARS) located in the Gulf of Mexico off of Pensacola, Florida. Each of the 27 reefs will be surveyed three times during 2014 (spring, summer, and fall). Observations will be collected utilizing underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) video sampling techniques and results will be statistically analyzed to assess the impact of the invasive lionfish on reef fish populations associated with the refugia artificial reefs in the EELAARS. Additionally, this study will provide further analysis of the stability and long-term structural integrity of the EELAARS refugia artificial reefs (constructed in 2003 utilizing funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission). Contact Dr. Snyder at 850-474-2806 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
02/13/2014 Mr. Michael Myhre, Director of Florida SBDC State Director's Office Network, received $99,990 from Enterprise Florida Inc. for the new project Export Marketing Plans. The Export Marketing Plan program provides pre-qualified companies/applicants with a strategic plan for exporting customized to their specific needs and capabilities. The Plan(s) help companies effectively execute their export development strategies by targeting the most suitable overseas markets, developing successful country launch strategies, and providing overseas promotion campaign options. The Plans are completed by a network of Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBPs) located at Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) throughout the state. The U.S. Export Assistance Centers in Florida and Enterprise Florida field offices act as ad hoc advisors. Each applicant is pre-qualified jointly by the CGBP and EFI's local trade representative based on criteria established together by Enterprise Florida and the FSBDC Network. The program is promoted by Enterprise Florida, U.S. Export Assistance Centers in Florida, Florida Small Business Development Centers, the Manufacturer's Association of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and other trade promotion agencies. Contact Mr. Myhre at 850-473-7802 or email@example.com for more information.
02/25/2014 Dr. Maria Pilar Martin, Assistant Professor of School of Allied Health & Life Sciences, received $3,000 from the March of Dimes Florida Chapter for the new project Enhancing Preconception Health Education Among Hispanics in Escambia Count: Train of Trainers (Advocates). This project will be performed in collaborations with the Escambia Florida Department of Health and the local March of Dimes Chapter. The project objectives are to 1) enhance awareness related to infant mortality, SIDS and premature birth among the leaders of Hispanic community; 2) enhance outreach and education; and 3) ultimately increase prevention and utilization of prenatal services for pregnant women with special emphasis in those with chronic diseases. Project activities will be identification of Hispanic community health workers and leaders; organize two one-day workshops to educate participants on issues and activities; and develop simple, educational culturally competent material in Spanish with the most significant information for women of child-bearing age. Contact Dr. Martin at 850-857-6029 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
January 2014 awards
01/13/2014 Dr. Pamela T. Northrup, Associate Provost, received $3,200 from TEQGames, LLC for the new project TEQ Games Master Services Agreement: Work Order 002 Central Kitsap School District (CKSD) Aviation Classroom Experience (ACE) Teacher Training. This is a work order under a Master Services Agreement to development and deliver training to educators utilizing an Aviation Classroom Experience to provide STEM education to K-12 students. Contact Dr. Northrup at 850-474-3255 or email@example.com for more information.
December 2013 awards
12/03/2013 Dr. Karen L. Rasmussen, Director of Programs of Applied Science, Technology and Administration, received $260,000 from the US Department of Education for the new project Florida Inclusion Network 2013-2014.
12/05/2013 Dr. Steven J. Kass, Professor of Center for Applied Psychology (CAP) in the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, received $251,455 from the US Department of Education for the new project Race to the Top FLDOE developed Student Growth Models for Hard-to-Measure Course Content Areas (Physical Education, Art, Music).
12/10/2013 Dr. Brice Harris, Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE), received $23,000 from the Town of Century, FL for the new project Consulting Services for the Development of an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the Town of Century, Florida.
12/10/2013 Dr. Robert A. Markowitz, Research Associate in the School of Education, received $86,838 from the US Department of Education for the new project Technical Assistance and Training (TATS) Coordinator 2013-2014.
12/13/2013 Mr. Michael Myhre, Interim Director of Florida SBDC State Director's Office Network, received $5,575,188 from the US Small Business Administration for the new project Florida Small Business Development Center Network 2014.
12/13/2013 Mr. Daniel Cavanaugh, Manager of Small Business Development Center - UWF, received $237,081 from the US Small Business Administration for the new project Florida Small Business Development Center Network 2014 (UWF).
12/18/2013 Mr. Joseph Herzog, Interim Chairperson of Social Work, received $70,050 from the US Department of Health and Human Services to renew the project DCF Social Work Field Unit 2010-2015.
12/21/2013 Dr. Patrick K. Moore, Associate Professor of History, received $58,744 from Historical Research Associates, Inc. for the new project HRA-UWF Next Exit History Development Collaboration.