Research & Grants

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The College of Coastal Georgia provides financial support for faculty development through department funding and through internal grants awarded by the Office of Academic Affairs upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Development Committee. The Office of Academic Affairs provides additional funding as available for faculty who present at major conferences. Funding is also available for presentations related to faculty-student research.

INTRANET Grants & Contracts (requires CCGA user name and password to access)

Active Grants

Principal Investigator(s)
Drs. Victor Vega and David Stasek

Grant Name/Funding
Georgia Sea Grant - Cannonball Jellyfish Research ($65,086)

Description
Fishing vessels are required to utilize a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approved Turtle Exclusion Devise (TED) when trawling in state waters. Several fishers have expressed concerns and frustrations over the negative impact of the TED on jellyball catches. Jellyball harvest requires a TED designed to match the fishery. The funding of this study allows fishery managers, in partnership with faculty and students from the College of Coastal Georgia and the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, to collect information onboard a commercial jellyfish trawl vessel and directly address these concerns. This project addresses a pressing local need from an economic and environmental standpoint and contributes to the Safe and Sustainable goals outlined in Georgia Sea Grants Strategic Plan.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. Patricia Kraft

Grant Name/Funding
Georgia NTEP Planning Award ($12,701)

Description
A planning grant for mentor-teaching program provided by the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to ensure all educators are ready on the first day of their career to prepare students for college, work and life.


Principal Investigator(s)

Drs. Sharon Sellers-Clark, Courtneay Miller and Laura Lynch

Grant Name/Funding
Improving Teacher Quality- Teaching Math through Culinary Arts II ($51,368)

Description

Funding provided by the University System of Georgia and the No Child Left Behind Act to help improve K-12 teacher knowledge, teacher efficacy, and student achievement in mathematics through the application of Culinary Arts.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. Jason Umfress

Grant Name/Funding
Hispanic/Latino College Completion Initiative ($10,500)

Description

De Sueos a Realidad is a three part program designed to improve awareness of the need for educational attainment and college completion. The goal of the program is to build the structure in the community and on campus to meet the needs and values of the Latino student as well as produce successful Latino Alumni. Working in tandem, the College and the local community are establishing what support is needed to create a sustainable structure for the educational attainment of Latino students.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. German Vargas

Grant Name/Funding
STEM Education Improvement Plan 2017 ($39,933)

Description

Grant awarded to continue strengthening the College's partnership with the Glynn County School System by preparing and supporting P-12 STEM teachers in the region. The CCGA STEM Education Improvement Plan is a project that is part of a broader culture and infrastructure of support and collaboration between the College and the local school system.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. Sarah Hartman

Grant Name/Funding
Boylston Memorial Foundation Grant - Psi State ($1,282)

Description
With the support of this travel grant, Middle Grades Teacher Candidates will present their work at the Georgia Middle Schools Association annual conference in February 2017 positively impacting 200-300 educators who attend the conference as they begin utilizing the strategies presented at the conference to their students, it will impact countless middle grades students in grades 4-8.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. Colleen Knight

Grant Name/Funding
Textbook Transformation - CHEM (Top Hat for Chemistry - $29,900)

Description
Chemistry faculty collaborated to develop course materials within the interactive Top Hat platform to provide low-cost lecture materials to students taking Chemistry courses.


Principal Investigator(s)
Drs. Brian Pope and Lisa McNeal

Grant Name/Funding
Textbook Transformation - PSYCH (Open Staxx for Psychology - $10,800)

Description
Psychology faculty collaborated to develop course materials within the interactive Open Staxx for Psychology platform to provide low-cost lecture materials to students taking Psychology courses.


Principal Investigator(s)
Drs. German Vargas and Victor Vega

Grant Name/Funding
Textbook Transformation - MATH (Open Mathematics in Action - $8,800)

Description
Mathematics faculty collaborated to develop course materials within the interactive Open Mathematics in Action platform to provide low-cost lecture materials to students taking Mathematics courses.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. Laura Lynch

Grant Name/Funding
Math Success Workshop ($1,000)

Description
Funding provided by Georgia Power Company to help run the CCGA math success workshop (beginning spring 2017) to help students in their first mathematics course develop study skills and overcome math anxiety.


Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. German Vargas

Grant Name/Funding
STEM Education Improvement Plan 2017 ($39,933)

Description

Grant awarded to continue strengthening the College's partnership with the Glynn County School System by preparing and supporting P-12 STEM teachers in the region. The CCGA STEM Education Improvement Plan is a project that is part of a broader culture and infrastructure of support and collaboration between the College and the local school system.


Principal Investigator(s)
Drs. German Vargas and Tracy Pellett

Grant Name/Funding
REACH HIGHER Program Development ($35,185)

Description
An inclusive 2-year post-secondary program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This project will start the development of the curriculum, infrastructure, and faculty support required to initiate a subsequent 2-year pilot of the REACH HIGHER program. The overall goal of the CCGA REACH HIGHER program is to promote and support the inclusion in post-secondary education for this traditionally underrepresented population, and is built upon the four principles of personal advocacy, career development, health education and civic engagement. With an overarching focus of career development, this program will prepare and equip the participants to attain gainful employment in a personally satisfying career.

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