Daily Archives: February 7, 2011

Funding opportunities: COS database training

If you’re not familiar with COS or need to know more about how to use it, you’ll get your chance to learn in the next couple weeks.  COS will hold online training this month for new and experienced users.  The training sessions are free and last one hour.  COS is an essential tool for researchers — a searchable database of research funding opportunities

From COS: “COS Funding Opportunities and Funding Alerts give you access to opportunities worth $33 billion USD and the tools to quickly be alerted to when they become available. You’ll learn how to search for funding and set up alerts in your account.”

A basic-level training session will be held Tuesday February 15 at 10 a.m.  A session for advanced users will be held Tuesday February 22 at 2 p.m.  For details, click here.

Nine nominated for 2011 Research Excellence Awards

Nine outstanding A&T researchers have been nominated for the 2011 Research Excellence Awards.

The university presents three research awards each spring—Senior Researcher of the Year, Outstanding Junior Researcher, and Rookie of the Year.  Nominations are made by the colleges and schools.  Each college and school has the opportunity to nominate a candidate in each category.

Nominees for Senior Researcher of the Year are:

  • Dr. Yusuf Adewuyi, Department of Chemical & Bioengineering, College of Engineering;
  • Dr. Lyubov Kurkalova, Department of Economics, School of Business & Economics;
  • Dr. Tyra Whittaker, Department of Human Development and Services, School of Education; and
  • Dr. Mulumebet Worku, Department of Animal Sciences, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Nominees for Outstanding Junior Researcher are:

  • Dr. Zhichao Li, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering; and
  • Dr. Zhaoqiong Qin, Department of Manufacturing Systems, School of Technology.

Nominees for Rookie of the year are:

  • Dr. Quintin Boston, Department of Human Development and Services, School of Education;
  • Dr. Elham Fini, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering; and
  • Dr. Jenora Waterman, Department of Animal Sciences, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday March 15 at the university’s Honors Convocation.  They will be invited to make presentations on their research on Faculty Research Day, Thursday April 14, and will be honored at the annual Research Awards Dinner on Friday April 15.