Cynthia Harter, Center for Economics Education, was awarded $24,650 from the National Council on Economics Education for a teacher training program integrating economics and personal finance into math content for Madison County teachers in grades K-5.
Pat Calie, Biological Sciences, was awarded $40,000 from Kentucky NSF EPSCoR in support of research infrastructure development in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics.
Ian Mooers, Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, was awarded $11,612 from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to disburse prize money for the 2009 Idea State U Competition and provide a student entrepreneurship program.
William Davis, Technology, was awarded $27,000 from the Kentucky Office of Career and Technical Education in Perkins equipment funds for the purchase of a bench-top bio-reactor for training of associate degree students in the emerging field of renewable alternative fuel technology.
Amy Baker, Continuing Education and Outreach, was awarded $1,806,951 from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide training, consultation, technical and administrative support and compliance monitoring to the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Bruce Pratt, Agriculture, was awarded $3,636,099 from the Defense Logistics Agency in support for the EKU Center for Renewable and Alternate Fuel Technologies to conduct research on cellulosic-derived biofuels in Kentucky.
Diana Porter, Curriculum and Instruction, was awarded $45,000 from the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development for the Adolescent Literacy Coaching program, a professional development program providing a three-hour graduate course and on-site visitation for 12 literacy coaches in Kentucky.
Nancy Thames, College of Education, was awarded $312,446 for the continuation of the AmeriCorps Student Service Corps, providing thirty AmeriCorps volunteers to work with partner school sites in the areas of literacy tutoring and drug abuse education.
Ronnie Nolan, College of Education, was awarded $10,800 from the Kentucky Department of Education to fund professional development opportunities through the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for state Agency Children.
Susan Fister, Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing, was awarded $472,915 from the Health Resources and Services Administration in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the renovation and expansion of Bluegrass Community Health Center's Versailles Road Clinic site and for the purchase of a new practice management system and electronic medical records.
Ryan Baggett, Justice and Safety Center, was awarded $1,036,462 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the IPAWS Common Alert Protocol Assessment Project.
Jane Tinsley, University Programs, was awarded $358,849 from the U.S. Department of Education for the continuation of the NOVA Student Support Services program, providing services to facilitate the retention and graduation of low income first generation students.
Tammy Horn, Eastern Kentucky Environmental Research Institute, was awarded $5,000 from Kentucky NSF EPSCoR for a project to assess the bloom/hive weight ratios at reclamation sites to determine suitability for beekeeping as a post-mining economic industry.
Beth Thompson, University Programs, was awarded $351,253 from the U.S. Department of Education for the continuation of the Educational Talent Search program, serving 650 youths with potential for education at the post-secondary level.
Mark Merriman, Police Department, was awarded $1,000 from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety for EKU’s participation in the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass campaign.