The Miami University Center for Community Engagement recently won the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Robert A. and Beverly H. Hackenberg Prize for its continued excellence working in Community, Advocacy, and Education and Engagement.
A team of Miami students won the regional Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). Students who participate in the VCIC are required to complete the Department of Entrepreneurship's 10-week Venture Capital Immersion program that immerses them in venture capital concepts, terminology, and practices. The Venture Capital Immersion Program is led by Theresa Sedlack, visiting assistant professor of Entrepreneurship.
Todd Stuart, associate teaching professor of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, and Lisa Martin-Stuart. visiting assistant professor of Theatre, worked on the film “Rachel Hendrix,” which had its premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February.
Tammy Schwartz, director of the Urban Cohort, and Ganiva Reyes, associate professor of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry, received $39,000 from Wright State University, pass-through funds from the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and the U.S. Department of Education, of which $26,377 supports the project entitled "I Educate Montgomery County Yr. Two."
Kevin Yehl, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received $100,000 from PhRMA Foundation for a project entitled "A Generalizable Biomineralization Strategy for Improving Formulation and Delivery of Phage Therapies."
Jessica Sparks, Kumar Singh, and Keith Hohn in the College of Engineering and Computing, and Jennifer Blue in the College of Arts and Science, received $42,499 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for the project entitled "Choose Ohio First – Biotechnology, Bioscience, and Assistive Technology Scholars."
Scott Kenworthy, associate professor of Comparative Religion, received $40,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled "Patriarch Tikhon and the Orthodox Church in Revolutionary Russia."
Joel Malin, associate professor of Educational Leadership, received $49,369 from the University of Delaware, pass-through funds from the Wallace Foundation, for the project entitled "A Critical, Ecological Perspective on Wallace Foundation Research Production, Diffusion, and Use."
Malin also received $64,052 from the University of Missouri, pass-through funds from the National Science Foundation, for the project entitled "WTG: Diffusion of Research on Supporting Mathematics Achievement for Youth with Disabilities through Twitter Translational Visual Abstracts."
Jeff Johnson, director of Environmental Health and Safety, received $129,419 from the Ohio Department of Health, pass-through funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for the project entitled "Campus Wastewater Monitoring Miami University Campus."
Leah Janssen, assistant director for academic programs and research support, and Bob Applebaum, director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project, of the Scripps Gerontology Center, received $30,000 from the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio for the project entitled "Evaluation of the Positive Choices Program."
Jeong-Hoi Koo, professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. received 30,000,000 Korean Won (approximately $23,600 USD) from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine for the project entitled "The Effect of Skin Deformation Induced by Wrist Postures on Radial Pulse Measurements."
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