Missouri S&T’s office of the vice chancellor for research and innovation provided over $100,000 in seed funding for eight projects in the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences research. The goal of the program is to initiate innovative creative work and research programs.
A total of $101,500 was provided for the following projects:
- “Investigating Music as an Involuntary Memory Cue in Healthy Aging” led by Dr. Amy Belfi, assistant professor of psychological science.
- “Sebastian Castellio: Forerunner of Liberal Christianity” led by Dr. Michael Bruening, interim chair and professor of history and political science.
- “Seeing red? Feeling blue? A comparative dual method study of ideological communication design” led by Dr. Ryan Cheek, assistant professor of English and technical communication.
- “How Data Breaches Affect Supplier and Buyer Relationships” led by Dr. Dawei Wang, assistant professor of business and information technology.
- “Thoreau in the Nick of Time” led by Dr. K.C. Dolan, associate professor of English and technical communication.
- “Uncovering and Analyzing Prescriptive Language Attitudes in Modern Television Dialogue” led by Dr. Sarah Hercula, associate professor of English and technical communication.
- “Anthropomorphizing through Creating: Understanding How Designers Humanize their Robot Creations” led by Dr. Daniel Shank, associate professor of psychological science.
- “A Field of Their Own: Women Egyptologists in the Golden Age” led by Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, associate professor of history and political science.