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Spring 2017 Undergraduate Research Faculty Funding Recipients

Congratulations to the 16 faculty who received funding to support spring 2017 undergraduate research assistants. The faculty awardees and their projects are listed below.

Faculty Member Name (First) Faculty Member Name (Last)  College  Home Department Project Title
Sue Hamilton College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant Sciences Development of ‘Best Practices’ for University Garden Plant Collection Database Designs
William Klingeman College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant Sciences “Potential of Two Predatory Beetle Species as a Monitoring Tool for Walnut Twig Beetle Detection”
Denita Hadziabdic Guerry College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Entomology and Plant Pathology “Pathogenicity and Co-Infection Potential of Two Plant Pathogenic Fungi that May Contribute to Severity of Thousand Cankers Disease in Walnut”
Brian Ambroziak College of Architecture & Design School of Architecture “Disembodied Circle: A Twelve-Step Field Manual”
Thomas K. Davis College of Architecture & Design School of Architecture NASHVILLE’S CHARLOTTE AVENUE HEALTHY CORRIDOR URBAN DESIGN STUDY
Francisco Barrera Olivares College of Arts & Sciences Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Pleiomorphic membrane peptides
Stephen Blackwell College of Arts & Sciences Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures A Swing Through Vladimir Nabokov’s Trees (A Comprehensive Study)
Jessica Grieser College of Arts & Sciences English Talking Place, Speaking Race: African Americans, English, and the Language of a Changing Local Identity.
Paul Harrill College of Arts & Sciences School of Art Untitled Film Project
Kandace Hollenbach College of Arts & Sciences Anthropology Analysis of Plant Remains from Late Precontact Contexts at the Topper Site, Aiken County, South Carolina
Keerthi Krishnan College of Arts & Sciences Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Discovering brain circuitry underlying a fine motor behavior in a female mouse model of Rett Syndrome
Robert Washington-Allen College of Arts & Sciences Geography Cross-scale Analysis of Historical Patterns of Land Cover Change as a Driver for the Observed Decline in Bobwhite Quail Abundance
Lars Dzikus College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies An Exploratory Study About the Experiences of Female Interscholastic Head Coaches in East Tennessee
Katie Kavanagh College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Nutrition Online survey to assess maternal accuracy of infant spit-up quantification
Kelley Strohacker College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies Towards Adapting Flexible Nonlinear Periodization for Untrained Adults: Exploring perceptions of aerobic exercise readiness and workload demand
Ondrej Chvala College of Engineering Nuclear Engineering A Safe and Economical Nuclear Plant to Remediate the Woes of Weapons-grade Plutonium

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