Faculty and staff grants: August 2020

In an effort to promote research and scholarship conducted by Marquette faculty and staff, the Office of Marketing and Communication and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs have partnered to present a monthly recap of recent grants awarded to faculty and staff.

The report will be featured in Marquette Today each month.

The following grants were awarded to university faculty and staff in August 2020.

Safety and Security of College Campuses and their Adjacent Communities
$150,000 – National Science Foundation

Dr. Yaz
Dr. Havat
Dr. Ababei
Dr. Josse
Dr. Medeiros





Dr. Edwin Yaz (principal investigator), professor; Dr. Majeed Hayat, chair and professor; Dr. Cristinel Ababei, assistant professor; Dr. Fabien Josse, professor; and Dr. Henry Medeiros, assistant professor; of electrical and computer engineering in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Abstract: The research team will collaborate with campus and its adjacent community stakeholders to create a cyber-physical diagnostics and prognostics Network of Smart Sensors for establishing Safe and Secure (N4S) zones on and around college campuses. Researchers will utilize existing or commonly available and inexpensive hardware combined with novel data-driven intelligent technologies in this project.

Pastoral Leadership in a Cultural Context Program
$250,000 – CM Cares: Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation

Dr. Stephen Jenks, assistant director of Pastoral Leadership’s Cultural Context program

Abstract: This program seeks to develop early career pastors into community leaders specifically on key issues and concerns arising from the intersection of faith and culture in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. The program has three principle focuses: l) education and formation of the pastors in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition; 2) creating contacts and building networks among pastors, regional business and civic leaders, and academic experts; and 3) educating and informing program participants about the scope and severity of local social justice issues. The program encourages pastors to consider how the church can be a more actively engaged partner and how pastors can speak with moral authority to the issues of the day.