Dr. Angelino Viceisza, Assistant Professor of Economics has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $199,766. His project entitled, EAGER: “Using Eye Tracking to Study Migrant Remittances and its Welfare Implications”, will allow Dr. Viceisza to study how U.S.-based immigrants compare financial services for sending remittances to their home countries through field experiments and surveys that complement typical economic data with eye tracking. The EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) funding mechanism may be used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches.
Archives for August 2016
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art has been awarded $20,000 from Fulton County Arts & Culture to present an original exhibition entitled, Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life. This exhibition, which is curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D, Director of the Museum, and Erika Dalya Massaquoi, Ph.D., a Seattle-based curator, will feature photography, sculpture, painting, garments, and video that explores how twenty (20) of the most dynamic contemporary artists and designers construct their lives as they disrupt, interpret, and transform the worlds within which they live. The exhibition will be held at the Museum of Fine Art, September 15 – December 3, 2016.
Spelman College has received a $50,000 award from The Boeing Company. Under the direction of Dr. Leyte Winfield, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Interim Associate Provost of Research, the funds from this award will be used to provide scholarships to students majoring in Computer Science or Dual-Degree Engineering. A portion of the award will cover stipends provided to students working with the SpelBots team as part of their work with the Innovation Lab under the directorship of Dr. Jerry Volcy. The SpelBots group takes robotics into local Title One classrooms to enhance the STEM learning outcomes of disadvantaged K-12 students. The award will support four Boeing Scholars and four SpelBots team members during the 2016-2017 academic year.