New Award Announcements - Coastal Carolina University
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Recent Awards

 Len PietrafesaShaowu Bao Paul Gayes (Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine & Wetland Studies) and Len Pietrafesa and Shaowu Bao (Marine Science) received a subaward of $58,789 from Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC for the first year of their project on Sea Breeze Research to study land/ocean atmosphere interactions that drive the sea breeze fronts in the southeastern US and the influence of the sea breeze on atmosperic phenomena.
Cheryl Morgan Cheryl Morgan received an award from the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department for up to $104,000 to provide pre-employment transition services to students with disabilitites.  
Daphne Holland Daphne Holland received a $20,000 award from the Richland County School District Two funded by the US Department of Education for the Midlands GEAR UP Program
Elizabeth Baltes Elizabeth Baltes (Visual Arts) received an individual $6,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a Summer 2021 Stipend for her research and writing on Portrait Statuary from the Athenian Agora Excavations. 
block Katie Maddox (Graduate Student) received a $4,650 grant from the Georgia Ornithological Society for her project on Foraging Success and Nest Predation in Loggerhead Shrikes of Two Habitats in Northeastern South Carolina.
Michael Roberts Michael Roberts (Gupta College of Science) received a $2,000 subaward from the University of Kentucky Research Foundation funded by the National Institutes for Health for the Southeast XLerator Network.
Carolyn Dillian Carolyn Dillian (Archaeology and Anthropology) received funding in the amount of $2,522 from the Horry County Higher Education Commission to support the department's creation of museum exhibits and for radiocarbon dating of samples
Taylor Damonte Taylor Damonte received $16,872 from the Horry County Higher Education Commission to help support the Clay Brittain Jr. Center for Resort Tourism
Scott Mann Alli Crandell (Athenaeum Press) and Scott Mann (Visual Arts) received $12,254 in funding from the Horry County Higher Education Commission for their project entitled Immersive Histories of Horry County Gullah Geechee Sites
Siming Guo Siming Guo along with Monica Gray, Roi Gurka, Wes Hitt, Xiangxiong Kong, and Richard Murray received $19,563 from the Horry County Higher Education Commission for their project entitled the CCU Department of Physics and Engineering Science Makerspace
Aneilya Barnes Aneilya Barnes (History) received $9,477 from the Horry County Higher Education Commission for the Prince Fellows Program
Paul Gayes received $21,935 from the Horry County Higher Education Commission for his project on Amplification of the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies Observation-Modeling-Technology Initiatives in Support of University and Community Interests and Needs
Wes Hitt Wes Hitt (Physics and Engineering Science) received a $4,000 award from the College of Charleston/NASA for the Space Grant Campus Director project.
block Molly Takacs (Marine Science graduate student) received a $2,000 grant from the Savannah Presbytery MK Pentecost Ecology Fund for her project on the Abundance and growth of juvenile Atlantic and Shortnose sturgeons in the Winyah Bay System.  
 Carolyn Dillian Katie Stringer Clary Carolyn Dillian (Anthropology and Geography) and Katie Clary (History) were awarded a $1,700 mini-grant from SC Humanities for their project on The Waccamaw Indian People: Past, Present, and Future.
Ariana Baker Ariana Baker (Library Services) received a $1,000 grant from the Partnership Among SC Academic Libraries (PASCAL) for a project called Leveraging Leganto: Promoting Ex Libris Reading Lists to CCU Faculty.  
Bryan Wakefield   Bryan Wakefield (Chemistry) received a 5-year award from the National Institutes for Health through the University of South Carolina for a total of $748,405 for the CCU INBRE Program. 
Brandon Palmer  Brandon Palmer (History) received a $10,000 grant from SC Humanities for the project entitled National History Day in South Carolina 2020-2021.  
Robert Pellerin Robert Pellerin (Public Safety) will supervise a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office of the SC Attorney General in the amount of $35,062 for partial funding of a Law Enforcement Victim's Advocate and received $11,276 in funding from the SC Department of Public Safety for COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response. Major Pellerin also received $1,313.19 from the SC Department of Public Safety for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program.
Till Hanebuth Till Hanebuth (Marine Science) received $126,299 in funding from Georgetown County for Phase II of a Feasibility Study on Developing a Strategy to Overcome Georgetown Harbor Silting.
Chris Hill Chris Hill (Biology) received $22,951 from the SC Department of Natural Resources for his project entitled Population Dynamics of Loggerhead Shrikes in a Commercial and Urban Landscape.
Gay Schmidt Gary Schmidt (Languages and Intercultural Studies) received a two-year grant from the US Department of Education in the amount of $181,636 for his project entitled Building Collaborative Area Studies through an Interdisciplinary Language Resource Center.
Var Limpasuvan Var Limpasuvan (Marine Science) received funding in the amount of $209,891 from the National Science Foundation for a second year serving as a visiting scientist at NSF. 
Will Jones Will Jones (Computing Sciences) received funding in the amount of $89,525 for his HPC Scheduler Resilience Research with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 
Jamia Richmond (Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction) received an award from the SC Department of Education in the amount of $58,822 for the SC-CREATE project.