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Grant renewed to Louis Buck to support WCU assistance to SBTDC

The Small Business Technology and Development Center renewed a grant and awarded $7,000 for the 2010 calendar year to Louis E. Buck Jr., Wesley Elingburg Distinguished Professor of Business Innovation and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to facilitate and promote involvement of faculty members and students in the work of the SBTDC, […]

Bill Yang receives a $5,000 Kimmel School Rapid Center Development Grant

Bill Yang, assistant professor of engineering and technology, has been awarded a Kimmel School Rapid Center Development Grant in the amount of $5,000 in support of his proposal “Fabrication of Optical Metamaterials Using Oxford Lasers DP100-5s.”

Student Health Services wins grant to enhance pandemic flu preparedness plans

The University of North Carolina General Administration awarded $15,094 to Student Health Services to improve pandemic influenza health care preparedness plans.

Grant awarded to support nursing education partnership

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $81,605 to Vincent Hall, head of the School of Nursing, to continue a partnership with the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.

Kefyn Catley continues efforts to develop ways to teach ‘tree thinking’

Vanderbilt University awarded $60,918 to Kefyn Catley, associate professor of biology and coordinator of the secondary sciences education program, to create novel curricula to teach “tree thinking” at the undergraduate and high school levels.

Funding continued for SBTDC

The Small Business and Technology Development Center awarded $176,537 to Wendy Cagle, director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center at Western Carolina University, to continue funding for the center’s operations and staff.

Janice Holt wins grant to support education initiative

The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $38,000 to Janice Holt, director of the School University Teacher Education Partnership, to increase the achievement level of high school students in the Appalachian Region by providing opportunities that promote college access, career development, teacher recruitment and academic success.

Jim Costa wins grant to support Highlands Nature Center

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources awarded $73,798.85 to Jim Costa, professor of biology and director of Highlands Biological Station, to support the activities of the Highlands Nature Center, located on the HBS campus.

Collaborative nursing education project moves forward

Duke University awarded $7,668 to Barbara St. John, associate professor of nursing, in continuing funding for a collaborative project to develop strategies to better prepare students for the challenges of providing health care with 21st-century technology.

Mountain Heritage Center wins grant to help bring Cherokee artisans to Mountain Heritage Day

The Jackson County Arts Council awarded $600 to Peter Koch, education associate with the Mountain Heritage Center, to hire three Cherokee artisans for Mountain Heritage Day.

N.C. mediation organization led by WCU professor wins funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency awarded $127,584 to the North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program, whose executive director is Jayne Zanglein, assistant professor of business law, to provide North Carolina with skilled mediators to help parties with an agriculture dispute regain focus by creating an environment of trust and facilitated communication.

Vincent Hall wins grant

The Jonas Center awarded $15,710 to Vincent Hall, director of the nursing school at WCU,  to support a project implementation in North Carolina to create a multiregional model to increase the proportion of baccalaureate nursing students in the United States.

Jerry Miller to plan U.S. participation in collaborative study of contamination in Chile river basin

Jerry Miller, the Whitmire Professor of Environmental Science at Western Carolina University, won an $11,106 grant to develop a partnership between U.S. and Chilean researchers to study contamination in the Rio Loa basin in northern Chile.

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