Faculty Earn Development Grants

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Seven Florida Tech faculty members have been awarded Faculty Professional Development Grants of between $1,470 and $2,500 each. The grants
program provides opportunities for Florida Tech faculty to enrich their teaching and professional development through participation in technology-related
projects and travel.

The 2007-2008 recipients are:
Veronica Giguere, Academic Support Center, “Building a Comprehensive First Year Student Success Program”
Steven Jachec, College of Engineering, “Towards Optimally Designing Ship Hulls to Increase Fuel Efficiency”
Stephen Wood, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, “Development of a Small Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle”
Kevin Johnson, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, “Video Camera/Underwater Housing for Educational Research”
Mark Harvey, School of Psychology, “Project WEBS: Web Enhanced Behavioral Supervision”
LuAnn Bean, College of Business, “Utilizing a BAM Approach for Accounting/Management Curriculum”
Jamie Younkin, Department of Humanities and Communication, “Sight and Sound Technology for Musicians”

This year’s Academic Information Technology Committee (ACITC) recipients were selected, primarily, based on the degree of integration of technology-based
instructional materials, project innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration and student participation. No travel awards were made this year. The awarded
grants represent a diverse constituency across four academic programs and a Florida Tech support center.

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