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May 19, 2009

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UT Tyler Faculty Members Receive Internal Grants for Summer Research

Six faculty members at The University of Texas at Tyler were awarded internal summer faculty research grants, totaling nearly $38,000, Dr. Arlene Horne, associate vice president for research and federal relations, announced.


UT Tyler faculty members, listed amounts awarded and funded research topic, are:

  • Dr. Troy Anderson, assistant professor of biology, $7,500 to study the effects of agricultural pesticides on snake thermoregulation and reproductive behaviors.
  • Dr. John Placyk, assistant professor of biology, $7,500 to conduct conservation genetics work with the Texas horned lizard and the North American box turtle.
  • Dr. David Milan, assistant professor of mathematics, $7,184 to study the structures of inverse semi-group C*-algebras.
  • Dr. J. Regan Beckham, assistant professor of mathematics, $6,520 to explore electrostatic-elastic systems in micro-electromechanical systems.
  • Dr. Choong-Nam Kang, visiting assistant professor of political science, $5,086 to study the effects of military alliances on and state capabilities and dispute initiation.
  • Dr. Alexander Mendoza, assistant professor of history, $3,960 to analyze the historic involvement of Tejanos in American wars

 

Under the UT Tyler Internal Research Grant Program, these research awards are intended to provide faculty members with the necessary funds to complete preliminary research needed for external funding competition.


The
mission of the UT Tyler Office of Sponsored Research is to provide effective leadership through the promotion and support of quality research and sponsored programs both within the university and through collaborative efforts with other universities, industries and businesses.


For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/research/index.htm.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
 

 
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