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Funded projects:

  1. Greg Galford (Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management), Jessica Taylor (Department of History), Vonnia Davis, and Ren Harman (University Libraries): “Stories of Segregation in Bluefield, Virginia”

  2. Ren Harman (University Libraries), Mary Lanzerotti (Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Jonathan Boreyko (Department of Mechanical Engineering): “Inspiration-Based Retention: Undergraduate-Led Oral Histories of STEM Pioneers”

  3. Max Stephenson Jr. (Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance) and Peter Potter (University Libraries): “Knowledge Dissemination Diversification: Social Science for Public Good Podcast”

  4. Eonyou Shin (Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management) and Chreston Miller (University Libraries): “A text analytics approach for consumers’ sentiments and emotions for the metaverse: Evidence from Twitter”

  5. Carlin Rafie (Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension), C. Cozette Comer (University Libraries), Azin Pourkhalili (Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise), Renee Beirne (Virginia Tech), and Jackson Hoch (University Libraries) : “Are Community Health Worker interventions effective at increasing participation of underserved populations in community-based health education programs?”


We have received 12 proposals, out of which 2 were put in a lower priority queue. We then use to generate a sequence for the remaining 10 projects, out of which the first 5 were selected for funding. We reached out to all co-PIs of the selected 5 proposals and they have accepted the funding.