The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has announced the following grants awarded to university faculty and staff in May 2021:
Marquette College of Nursing receives nearly $2.2 million to continue Project BEYOND-2 (College of Nursing, Dr. Terrie Garcia)
Robotic Forging Cell Development – Phase 2
$5,610 – Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation
Dr. Joseph Domblesky (PI), associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Dr. Philip Voglewede, associate professor of mechanical engineering, Opus College of Engineering
Abstract: This project seeks to enhance the capabilities of a robotic forging cell used to simulate forging in an educational environment. Currently a robotic cell is being developed to replicate a forging operation (press, tooling, tender/operator). This cell relies on manual lube application when lubrication is to be used in a study. This does not permit the desired level of consistency/control, so investigators propose to develop and implement a robotics-based lube sub-system and incorporate it in the existing cell.
Dynamic and Temporal and Tactile Cueing: A pilot study
$180,271 – Once Upon a Time Foundation
Dr. Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology, College of Health Sciences
Abstract: This research team will evaluate service delivery options for Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing therapy for children with childhood apraxia of speech. They will compare the efficacy of a single long block of therapy (1 x 3-hour session per week) with standard service delivery (3 x 1-hour sessions per week) of the same cumulative duration (24 sessions in total). If the 3–hour block of treatment proves efficacious, it would represent an important option for families who need to travel a far distance for their child’s speech therapy. For instance, families who live in rural areas may not have access to a speech therapist who is trained to provide treatment to children with childhood apraxia of speech, a severe neurological motor speech disorder that requires intensive therapy, often into adolescence or beyond.
Milwaukee Summer Reading Program 2021
$248,000 – United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Judith Romelus, director of special projects for the Institute for the Transformation of Learning
Abstract: The Institute for the Transformation of Learning is planning to run a six-week summer reading program to address growing concerns around literacy and provide 150-250 students with quality reading instruction. Our teachers have received Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) training, coached by master reading teachers, and equipped with the critical tools and strategies needed to improve the phonics, phonemics awareness, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills (the five reading components) of students.
Best Practices for Lay Empowerment
$37,336 – Fordham University
Dr. Conor Kelly (co-lead), chair and assistant professor, Dr. Karen Ross (co-lead), visiting assistant professor, and Dr. Katharine Ward, assistant professor, Department of Theology, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
Abstract: This project focuses on creating accessible, practical guidance for lay church leaders, interpreting existing resources of Catholic life—the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and Catholic sexual education curricula—through the lens of empowering laity to face and confront the causes of clergy sexual abuse.