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.
- Mechanical engineering faculty receive grant to improve robotic dexterity (Dr. Joseph Schimmels)
- Marquette University professors receive $3 million grant for research on exercise in older adults (Dr. Sandra Hunter)
- Marquette’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences receives $1 million Humanities Without Walls Award
- Marquette College of Nursing receives nearly $1 million grant to boost eldercare workforce
- Marquette University professor and colleagues receive $2.2 million grant for neuroscience research on substance abuse (Dr. David Baker)
Safety and Security of College Campuses and their Adjacent Communities
$150,000 – National Science Foundation
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.