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Outreach Division awards $141,400
for ReachOUT Seed Grant program

By Clara B. Cox

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 11 - November 5, 1998

The Outreach Division has awarded $141,400 in ReachOUT grants for 19 proposals in the second annual ReachOUT Seed Grant program.
"The program encourages faculty members to develop outreach initiatives that will assist the state, its agencies, businesses, people, and those beyond the state's borders to improve economic and social conditions," said Dixon Hanna, interim vice provost for outreach.
Recipients and their projects are Timothy P. Mack, Michael S. Schroder, and J. Reese Voshell for "Entomology On-line National Course-ASPIRE Pilot"; M.M. Alley and R. Khosia, "Geo-referenced Variable-rate Fertilizer Application Maps for Virginia"; E.M. Gregory, "Protein Biotechnology for Science Teachers: Theory and Practice"; Glenda Rose Scales and Mark Sumner, "Building Learning Communities through the Virtual Farm"; Bill Green and Ed Dorsa, "The Library of Material Culture"; Susan T. Gooden, "Back to Work Program"; John H. Simonetti, "An Astronomy Observatory Program in Partnership with the Mountain Lake Hotel and Wilderness Conservancy at Mountain Lake"; Randy Dymond, Vinod Lohani, and Tamim Younos, "A Prototype Web Site for Sharing, Visualization, and Decision Support for Environmental Management"; Bob Sturges, "Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Processes in Region 2000"; Jeffrey H. Reed, "International Wireless Communication Research Program"; Jim Berkson, "Organizing a Workshop on Incorporating Uncertainty into Fishery Models"; Gerry Cross and Sarah Ward, "On-line Needs Assessment for the Outreach Program of the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources"; K. Kurt Eschenmann and Patricia Bartos Foutz, "Assessing the Need for Training and Development Professionals in Southwest Virginia"; Rosemary Carucci Goss, "Development of an Institute for Multi-family Housing"; Jamie Callahan Fabian, "Credit Alternatives for Professional Education: The Leadership in the New Millennium Certificate Program"; Holly Bender, "Continuing Education for Veterinary Practitioners Using the World Wide Web"; Mark J. Schaefermeyer, "ASPIRE On-line Pilot: Introduction to the Internet"; Myron Anderson, "Video Tape/CD-ROM: Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review"; and Pamela B. Teaster, "Outreach on Guardianship: Upholding the Rights of the Unbefriended."
The grants ranged from $6,400 to $7,500.
"These projects will extend the university's knowledge resources and will advance its instruction, research, and service missions," Hanna said.