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TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida A & M University began the new fiscal year with a marked increase in research awards.  Vice President for Research, Timothy Moore, Ph.D. attributes the 10 percent surge to an energized faculty that has resulted in the receipt of over $47 million, a 10 percent in-crease over 2014. “FAMU researchers are among the best in the nation.  Despite their heavy instructional commitments, our faculty continue to generate innovative research concepts in an extremely competitive arena. Our clients deem this important and have determined that these research concepts are important enough to fund,” Moore said

Most recently Principal Investigator Kalayu Belay, Ph.D. of the College of Science & Technology received a $388,000 grant from the US Department of Defense. Belay’s research will result in an entirely new class of embedded sensors and diagnostic processes specifically designed for highly prized and affordable light weight composite structures like aircraft wings. These unique sensors will alert engineers to cracks or a pending component failure before the flight begins thus improving safety and re-liability.

Researchers like Belay are ensuring that clients see FAMU as the research organization of choice to meet their innovation needs. It is also one of the reasons for the $2 million increase in the university’s research proposal dollars which brings the total to $104 million this fiscal year.

FAMU professor nominated to American Kinesiology Association Board

The American Kinesiology Association has nominated Sarah Price, Ph.D. of the Florida A&M University Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation to its Board of Directors. Kinesiology is the field of study that ex-amines the human movement, performance and includes physiology, biomechanics, and pedagogy. Kinesiology graduates are accounting for in-creasing numbers of medical school applicants, as well as other professional programs like physical and occupational therapy.

Association Executive Di-rector Amelia Lee, Ph.D. said Price showed leadership in the field and signifies that the American Kinesiology Association recognizes the emerging FAMU program, specific-ally Dr. Price’s leadership.

Price will begin her three year term in January of 2016.

   TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida A & M University began the new fiscal year with a marked increase in research awards.  Vice President for Research, Timothy Moore, Ph.D. attributes the 10 percent surge to an energized faculty that has resulted in the receipt of over $47 million, a 10 percent in-crease over 2014. “FAMU researchers are among the best in the nation.  Despite their heavy instructional commitments, our faculty continue to generate innovative research concepts in an extremely competitive arena. Our clients deem this important and have determined that these research concepts are important enough to fund,” Moore said  

Most recently Principal Investigator Kalayu Belay, Ph.D. of the College of Science & Technology received a $388,000 grant from the US Department of Defense. Belay’s research will result in an entirely new class of embedded sensors and diagnostic processes specifically designed for highly prized and affordable light weight composite structures like aircraft wings. These unique sensors will alert engineers to cracks or a pending component failure before the flight begins thus improving safety and re-liability.

Researchers like Belay are ensuring that clients see FAMU as the research organization of choice to meet their innovation needs. It is also one of the reasons for the $2 million increase in the university’s research proposal dollars which brings the total to $104 million this fiscal year.

 

FAMU professor nominated to American Kinesiology Association Board

The American Kinesiology Association has nominated Sarah Price, Ph.D. of the Florida A&M University Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation to its Board of Directors. Kinesiology is the field of study that ex-amines the human movement, performance and includes physiology, biomechanics, and pedagogy. Kinesiology graduates are accounting for in-creasing numbers of medical school applicants, as well as other professional programs like physical and occupational therapy.

Association Executive Di-rector Amelia Lee, Ph.D. said Price showed leadership in the field and signifies that the American Kinesiology Association recognizes the emerging FAMU program, specific-ally Dr. Price’s leadership.

Price will begin her three year term in January of 2016.

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