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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Students from a class taught last spring by WCU distinguished professor Tom Ashcraft gather around a model of a sculpture they designed for the courtyard of the new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger.

The following is a compilation of grants awarded at Western Carolina University during July 2018. The list is presented in unedited form, courtesy of WCU’s Office of Research Administration.

Title: Controlling Hypertension and Risk Through Technology (Native-CHART)

PI: Ruth Goins

Funder: Washington State University

Amount: $53,066

Description: year 3 of a grant to increase awareness related to all aspects of hypertension, blood pressure control, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and the attendant risk factors among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander populations.

Title: Niamey, Niger Project 2018

PI: Thomas Ashcraft

Funder: US Department of State

Amount: $100,000

Description: for a participatory workshop project and artwork installation for the interior "Gallery" of the US Embassy in Niamey, Niger.

Title: Western Carolina University Scholarship Program for Nuclear Workforce Development

PI: Hayrettin Karayaka

Funder: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Amount: $99,999

Description: to fund six Nuclear Workforce Development Scholarships of $5,000 per semester for highly motivated engineering students specializing in electric power, mechanical and electrical disciplines

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