Research and Sponsored Programs Calendar
- The Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) will offer an intensive workshop on the development of National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) proposals Friday, November 8, 2013, at 9 a.m. in Room 312 of the Adron Doran University Center. The workshop is divided into two sections: The morning section, designed for faculty with little or no NIH grant writing experience, begins at 9 a.m. The afternoon session, which begins at 1 p.m., is designed to enhance the competitiveness of faculty with some NIH grant writing experience. Depending upon level of experience with the NIH, registrations will be accepted for the either the full day workshop or the afternoon session only. Lunch will be provided at noon. For full details, click here, or contact Dr. Bruce Mattingly, KBRIN program coordinator.
- The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has announced approval of a $400,000 grant to MSU for initiation and continuation of the Appalachian Rural Dental Education Partnership Program (ARDEP). A partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, ARDEP has been funded by ARC since 2011, and is focused on increasing awareness and support for dental careers among K-12 students in eastern Kentucky and establishing a new undergraduate pre-dental curriculum at MSU with links to the UK dental school. Click here for more information.
- Dr. Katy Carlson, associate professor of English, has received a $350,425 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project titled "Accents and Syntactic Attachment: Exploring how pitch accents affect the resolution of syntactic ambiguities with or without prosodic boundaries." Click here for details.
- Morehead State University's Center for Environmental Education has been awarded a $2,500 Explore Fund grant by The North Face for a one-day rock climbing and orienteering camp. Click here for details.
- Morehead State University is providing a seven-week research experience for Puerto Rican high school and college students thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant obtained by Universidad
Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, under the leadership of Dr. Juan F.
Arratia, director and principal investigator (PI), and the academic and
personal commitment of MSU faculty members. Click here for details.
- Dr. Edna Schack, professor of education in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education, was recently published in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. Dr. Schack’s research article, titled “Prospective elementary school teachers’ professional noticing of children’s early numeracy,” was based on research funded by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) program. The study explores the development of prospective elementary school teachers’ ability to recognize and act on key indicators significant to teaching mathematics, which can positively affect student learning. Collaborators on the article include Molly Fisher, University of Kentucky; Jonathan Thomas, Northern Kentucky University; Sara Eisenhardt, Northern Kentucky University; Janet Tassell, Western Kentucky University; and Margaret Yoder, Eastern Kentucky University. The article appears in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Volume 16, No. 3. An abstract is available online.