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Research Contracts, Grants and Proposals

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2012-2013 Academic Year

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Google awards The Citadel with $14,500 grant for engineering
The Citadel's School of Engineering was awarded with a id="mce_marker"4,500 grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund at Tides Foundation. It was used to support various programs during Engineers Week which occurred Feb 16-23, 2013, the electrical engineering entry in the 21st Annual Intelligent Vehicle Competition in June 2013, and the sending students in fall 2012 to the SWE conference and the ASCE National Conference in Montreal to receive the 2011 Robert Ridgway Award for the most outstanding student chapter out of 281 chapters, over 28,000 students in the US and 11 other countries.
 
SAIC awards The Citadel $2,500 grant to Electrical Engineering to support the 21st Annual Intelligent Vehicle Competition in June 2013
 
The Citadel Foundation awarded research grants to Dr. Robert Barsanti and Dr. John Peeples
Dr. Robert Barsanti and Dr. John Peeples were awarded Citadel Foundation research grants of $3000 each to pursue Dr. Barsanti’s research in wavelet theory and for Dr. Peeples to study the application of miniature vapor compressors to electronics cooling.
 
Dr. Mark McKinney began partnership with USC’s Department of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Mark McKinney began a partnership with the University of South Carolina Department of Electrical Engineering to investigate power system protection schemes for the next generation of electric ships. The project is part of the Department of the Navy’s Electric Ship consortium.
 
"Design of Ocean Wave Energy Dissipation System Using HDPE Material"
Dr. Tim Mays used the finite element method to analyze and design structural systems out of High Density Polyethylene. The models were subjected to impact loads from waves up to 3 ft in height. The systems were designed to reduce beach erosion and to protect structures on the coast.
 
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“University Transportation Center For Innovations in Transportation Sustainability (CITRANS)”
Submitted proposal to US Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, prepared by Clemson University, South Carolina State University and The Citadel, March 2013.
 
“Applying Successfully Proven Measures in Roadway Safety to Reduce Harmful Collisions in South Carolina”
Conducted by Clemson University, University of South Carolina and The Citadel via $309,000 grant award from Office of Materials and Research, SC Department of Transportation, Nov. 2012.
 
“Support for the Development and Implementation of an Access Management Program through Research and Analysis of Collision Data”
Conducted by Clemson University, University of South Carolina and The Citadel via $330,000 grant award from Office of Materials and Research, SC Department of Transportation, Aug. 2012.

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Excellence in Civil Engineering Leadership for South Carolina (ExCEL-SC)

Scholarship program concluded the first academic year. The program is funded through a $593,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Scholarships in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM). Seven cadets enter the program as sophomores and seven cadets are beginning the program as freshman. In addition to scholarships, the program supports student development of professional skills through learning communities, community service, and mentoring from practicing engineers. 2012-2013 student activities included:nsf

  • Fieldtrip to $600m SC Port Authority Container Terminal Construction Site
  • Professional Mentors Forum, Laura Cabiness P.E., Director of Public Works, City of Charleston; Derrick Bellamy P.E., Project Manager, SC Port Authority; and Len Dillenger P.E., Sr. Program Manager, Michael Baker Corp.
  • “Cultural and Architectural Connections between Barbados and Charleston, SC,” by historian Mr. Stephen Hoffius and Barbados Consul Ms. Rhoda Green
  • Ms. Heather Schoetz, PMP, Critical Solutions International (General Dynamics)
  • Lt. Gen Colby Broadwater, President American College of Building Arts
  • Professional leadership seminar, Mr. Rick Day P.E., Stantec
  • Professional leadership seminar, Mr. Melvin Williams P.E., S&ME
  • Mentoring from LTC Ed Chamberlayne, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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2011-2012 Academic Year 

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Dr. John Peeples Selected As Summer Research Fellow By Office of Naval Research

Dr. John Peeples was selected as a summer research fellow by the Office of Naval Research. Roughly 100 fellows were selected nationwide to conduct research at various Naval labs during the summer. Dr. Peeples' research will be conducted at SPAWAR-Atlantic in North Charleston, SC.

Enhancing Undergraduate Civil Engineering Opportunities for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Minorities and Female Students in South Carolina, National Science Foundation, 2011

Bower, K.C., Davis, W.J, and Warner, J., Enhancing Undergraduate Cilvil Engineering Opportunities for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Minorities and Female Students in South Carolina, National Science Foundation, 2011 awarded $593,254. The funding cycle for this award began August 1st, 2011. This new program, ExCEL-SC (Excellence in Civil Engineering Leadership for South Carolina) will provide many new and exciting opportunities for minorities, women, and socioeconomically disadvantaged students interested in earning a civil engineering degree. ExCEL-SC will provide selected, qualified students with annual funding up to $10,000, which when combined with other scholarship resources may cover the majority of the cost of tuition at The Citadel. We are currently recruiting students for the 2012-2013 school year.

2011 Workshop on Power and Energy- July 8-12, 2011

Drs. Mark McKinney and John Peeples were awarded NSF grants that funded their participation in the 2011 Workshop on Power and Energy at the Georgia Tech Hotel from July 8-12, 2011. The workshop was co-sponsored by NSF and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head Association (ECEDHA).

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