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