New Award Announcements - Coastal Carolina University
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 Recent Awards 

Alli Crandell (Athenaeum Press) received a grant for $50,000 for the Plantersville Cultural Collaborative.  This project will combine the efforts of the Plantersville Cultural Center, Hasty Point/US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Coastal Carolina University to broaden the historic and contemporary narratives in Plantersville, South Carolina to be more reflective of the cultural and historic importance of the region's black and Gullah Geechee heritage. 
Var Limpasuvan Varavut Limpasuvan (Marine Science) received a grant for $215,139 from the National Science Foundation for his third year of participation as a visiting scientist at the National Science Foundation.
Anthony Setaro Anthony Setari (Graduate & Specialty Studies) received a $9,500 award from the Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church's Baskervill Food Pantry for his project entitled Georgetown County Food Resources Gap Analysis.
Wes Hitt Wes Hitt (Physics and Engineering Science) received $1,500 in funding from NASA and the College of Charleston to support the Space Grant Campus Director project.  
Robert Pellerin Robert Pellerin (Public Safety) received $31,556 in partial funding for the Law Enforcement Victim Advocate for 2021-2022 from the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.  
Paul Gayes (Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies) received a $100,000 award from the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) for work on the project entitled Expanded Real-time Water Level Sensing in SC and South Florida:  Observations and Applications. 
Gay Schmidt Gary Schmidt (Languages and Intercultural Studies) received a second year of funding in the amount of $90,818 from the US Department of Education to support the project entitled Building Collaborative Area Studies through an Interdisciplinary Language Resource Center.
Jamia Richmond (Foundations, Curriculum & Instruction) received an award of $50,847 from the South Carolina Department of Education for the 2021-2022 SC-CREATE (Center for the Re-Education and Advancement of Teachers in Special Education and Related Services Personnel) program to help grow a highly-qualified and credentialed special education teacher and related services personnel workforce in K-12 public schools and state-operated programs.
Paul Gayes (Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies) received a jointly funded $66,736 award from Horry County and the City of North Myrtle Beach for the 2021-2022 Beach Erosion Studies project for long-term beach monitoring of North Myrtle Beach and Surfside-Garden City sections of the Grand Strand.
Roi Gurka Roi Gurka (Physics and Engineering Science) received a four-year award from the National Science Foundation for $258,344 for his NSF-BSF project called The biomechanics of long-distance flight in large beetles: do smaller individuals fly better?  The insights from the study are expected to shed light on the factors contributing to dispersal of pest insects between infected areas allowing to design science-based management programs for forests and parks. 
Pamela Martin Pamela Martin (Politics) received a $347,715 award from the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation for an additional three years of support for the Georgetown RISE UN Youth Corps Internship Program. This program is also supported by participating sponsoring organizations that contribute over $113,000 over the three-year period.
Lee Carter Lee Carter (LiveWell Office) received a total of $8,500 in funding for the LiveWell Program from Walmart Facility #574, Facility #586, Facility #5705, Facility #5367, Facility #4664, Facility #5923 and Facility #2887.  
Kimberly HaleDrew KurlowskiMichael Promisel Kimberly Hale, Drew Kurlowski, and Michael Promisel (Politics) received a grant award for $32,481 from the Jack Miller Center for their work in the new Cincinnatus Center to study, discuss, and promote civic education, civic virtue, and traditions of political and economic thought. 
Lauren Stefaniak Lauren Stefaniak (Marine Science) received a three-year $662,905 award from the National Science Foundation to support her research in the Development and application of genomic resources for ascidian taxonomy and holobiont evolution.
Arianna Trapp Arianna Trapp (HTC Honors College undergraduate student) received a $412.50 grant from the M.K. Pentecost Ecology Fund at Savannah Presbytery to support her research project on Public Opinion and Knowledge of Marine Biodiversity in a Coastal Community-Horry County, SC.  
Dan Abel Dan Abel (Marine Science) received a $4,000 CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for his research on Heart Function in Great White and Other Sharks.
Michelle Barthet Michelle Barthet (Biology) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for $5,955 for her research on the Identification of a novel intron splicing complex in the chloroplast of rice.
Andrew Busch Andrew Busch (HTC Honors College) received $5,756 from a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant for his project entitled "High Tech Texas: Public Institutions, Regional Economic Development, and the Myth of the Free Market". 
Charles Clary Charles Clary (Visual Arts) received a Professional Enhancement Grant for $5,132 for his project on Memento Morididdle: A Contemporary Take on the Art of Memento Mori.
Derek Crane Derek Crane (Biology) received $6,000 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for his research on the Use of oxytetracyline in fisheries science: we are still learning after nearly 60 years.
Russell Fielding Russell Fielding (HTC Honors College) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant for $5,974 for his research on Breadfruit Cultivation in Hawai'i. 
Timothy Fischer Timothy Fischer (Music) received $5,800 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding to support his work on Recording a Full Length Album- "The Low Country Sessions".
Justin Guilkey Justin Guilkey (Kinesiology) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant for $5,999 for his project on Hemodynamic Responses during Aerobic Blood Flow Restriction Exercise at Different Percentages of Limb Occlusion Pressure.
Christopher Gunn Christopher Gunn (History) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant for $6,000 for his research on The War Within: Violence and Military Rule in Argentina and Turkey, 1971-1983.  
Julianna Harding Juli Harding (Marine Science) received $4,868 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for her project on Fish growth rates as a tool to evaluate warming water effects in southeastern estuaries.  
Hsing-Wen Hu Hsing-Wen Hu (Graduate and Specialty Studies) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for $5,835 for his project entitled Using High-Quality Supportive Workshops to Help New Graduated Teacher Candidates Integrate TPACK into Mathematics Classrooms.
Richard Kilroy Richard Kilroy (Politics) received $4,168 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for his project called Forging New Security Institutions in Mexico.
Catharina MiddletonHeather Hagan Catharina Middleton and Heather Hagan (Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction) received a $3,800 CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for their project on Learning to Teach Indigenous South Carolina History Through Inquiry and Primary Sources. 
Rhonda Miller Rhonda Miller (Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction) received $4,365 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for her project to create a Library of Content Acquisition Podcasts for the faculty in the College of Education.
Meghan O'Connor Meghan O'Connor (Visual Arts) received a $6,000 CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for research and fieldwork in preparation for a series of art exhibitions called Casting Fingers, Casting Blame?
Shari Orisich Shari Orisich (History) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for $4,530 for her project entitled "Daughters of the Revolution Speak: Girls and Girlhood in Cuba, 1952-1970". 
Tripthi PillaiRebecca Childs Tripthi Pillai and Rebecca Childs (English) received a $6,000 CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for their Storytelling and Critical Applied Narrative (SCAN) Certificate Development Project. 
Michael Promisel Michael Promisel (Politics) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for $4,345 for his project entitled From Dissertation to Book Proposal: Prudence and Political Leadership.
Sara Rich Sara Rich (HTC Honors College) received $6,000 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding to purchase basic art and science equipment for students in the first Maymester SciArtField School (May 2022).  
Jessica Richardson Jessica Richardson (English) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant for $6,000 for her project entitled Seeding Climate Narratives: Novel Research and Beyond.
Paul Richardson Paul Richardson (Chemistry) received a CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for $5,603 for his project on Perceived stress levels and its impact on bacteriophage presence in the human population at Coastal Carolina University.
Eric Schultz Eric Schultz (Music) received $6,000 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for his Debut album recording and release: Eric Schultz, clarinet.  
Catherine Scott Catherine Scott (Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction) received a $500 CCU Professional Enhancement Grant award for her project entitled Beyond the Montessori Classroom: Examining How Teachers Use Online Instruction in Montessori Mathematics.  
Brianna Thomas Brianna Thomas (Physics and Engineering Science) received $3,998 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for her project on The effects of color on students' interpretation and retention of multiple representations in introductory mechanics (a pilot study).
Nicole Uphold Nicole Uphold (Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction) received $5,979 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for her project on Special Education Teachers' Views of Community-Based Instruction.  
Misti Williams Misti Williams (Communication, Media, and Culture) received $1,090 in CCU Professional Enhancement Grant funding for her project called Public Relations Society of America Membership and Certificate in Digital Communication.