As part of UT’s commitment to community engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach, five faculty and staff members have been selected to receive Community Engagement Incentive Grants through the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach.
These grants provide funding for proposals that enhance the public engagement mission of the university. They are allocated through a competitive annual process, subject to both academic and community peer review. Panelists’ decisions were based on the proposal’s benefit and impact on the university, community, academic scholarship, and sustainability.
The following projects will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019.
Samereh Abdoli, assistant professor in the college of nursing, for her project, “Listening to Family Caregivers: A Comprehensive Caregivers’ Needs Assessment in Co-Occurrence of Diabetes and Dementia.”
Jason Brown, associate professor of art, for his project, “Community Art Initiative: Exploring Environmental Sustainability Through Participatory Engagement.”
Michael Camponovo, GIS outreach coordinator, geography department, for his project “Expanding Classroom Instructional Opportunities with the Augmented Reality Sandbox.”
Frances Harper, assistant professor of STEM education, for her project, “Partnering to Support Integrated STEM Learning for Minoritized Youth and Their Future Teachers.”
Kimberly Sheldon, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, for her project, “Engaging Native American High School Students in Science and Technology Through Hands-On Research.”