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Foundation awards Spring 2014 Mini-Grants

The Foundation for Seminole State College's Board of Directors has announced its Spring 2014 Mini-Grant awards, which will fund 15 faculty and staff projects totaling more than $20,000 in support.

The recipients are:

  • Robert Sparrow (eLearning): $300 for Developing Faculty to Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses
  • Amy Stuart (eLearning): $1,400 for Articulate Studio Online Course Engagement Software
  • Larry Vienneau (Art Department): $1,000 for Art Department Easels
  • Carlos Spears (Physical Sciences): $1,086 for Updating of Laboratory Equipment
  • Valeria Penny (Student Affairs): $1,931 for Turning Point Integration for FTIC Orientations
  • Inshan P. Edoo (Automotive): $1,905.75 for PicoDiagnostics Pressure Transducer Kit and NVH Kit
  • Marshall Bryant and Karen Kaufmann (Disability Support Services, Library): $2,000 for ClaroRead Pro Site License
  • Richard Harmon (Fine Arts): $1,396.50 for Lighting Lab to enable the study of light and color
  • Jan Lloyd and Patrick Blythe (Student Development, History): $924.10 for Seminole State Children Resources (Identifying On-Campus Childcare Models)
  • Kathleen Lynch (Academic Success Center): $413.06 for See-Through Man Chart System
  • Diana Wenzel (Physical Sciences): $1,545 for Water Sampling Sensors for Oceanography Field Trips
  • Jonathan Andrews (Physical Sciences, Oviedo Campus): $1,000 for Replacement of Broken Heater/Stirrers for the Oviedo Chemistry Lab
  • Derek Demeter (Planetarium): $1,467.95 for Planetarium Fulldome Quadcopter Production Toolset
  • Jacqueline Boyce and James Henry (Biology): $1,660 for General Biology I Laboratory Mitosis Exercise
  • Marguerite Abel and Sheron Rowe (Nursing): $1,997 for National League for Nursing Education Summit

Since February 2005, a total of $354,500 has been awarded to support mini-grant requests. The Foundation's Mini-Grant Program was created to provide full-time faculty and staff with financing for projects not supported by their regular department budgets. Awards are funded by Presidents' Club donations, and a committee of members that represent both the Presidents’ Club and Foundation Board of Directors select the recipients.

There were 30 submissions for spring Mini-Grants, totaling $46,468 in requests. All funds allocated for spring 2014 must be expended or encumbered by March 31, 2015. Additional awards are planned for the fall, with a request for applications expected to be sent campuswide in October. For more information, please call Anna Robinson at 407.708.4573.

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