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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

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

Title: Development of touch-board projects for children and adults on the autism spectrum by students from The School of Engineering + Technology and School of Art and Design in two cross-listed interdisciplinary service learning courses

PI: Yanjun Yan

Funder: American Society for Engineering Education

Amount: $1,000

Description: to fund technology to develop projects that meet the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum

Title: Highlands Biological Station Outreach Programs

PI: Michael Brannon

Funder: Highlands Biological Foundation

Amount:  $3,500

Description: to increase the number of STEM outreach programs and K-12 students served throughout the mountain region

Title: WCU campus tree inventory, assessment, and geodatabase construction

PI: Diane Styers

Funder: NCDACS North Carolina Forest Service

Amount: $14,688

Description: to create a database of WCU’s campus trees to aid in their maintenance and protection

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