LETU faculty receive grants for scholarship, global service

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:05pm

(LONGVIEW, Texas)— LeTourneau University recently awarded $50,000 in grant funding for research and global service initiatives.
Eight faculty members from biology, engineering, business, biblical studies and English departments were awarded grants to pursue research by LETU Associate Provost  and Dean of Faculty Steve Mason. 

Faculty Scholarship Grant recipients include: Bruce A. Hathaway for “Preparation of Substituted Triazines as Potential Antimicrobial Drugs,” $9,500; Seung Kim for “Double Fabry-Perot Biosensor Research,” $9,500; Gustavo Cortez for “Affordable Shelter Project,” $4,000; Norman Reese for “Course and Conference in Rehabilitation Engineering,” $3,200; Juan R. Castro for “World Finance Conference Presentations,” $2,750; Patrick Mays for “LeTourneau University Theological Symposiums,” $2,500; Karen Rispin for “Wheels Project,” $2,000; and Annie Olson for “Visual Praxis: Merging Teaching and Research,” $1,550.

Five faculty members were awarded Global Service Learning Grants to explore ways their expertise can be used to demonstrate God’s love by easing human suffering and eradicating social injustices. 

LETU Director of the Center for Global Service Learning Kelly Liebengood presented global service learning grants to the following recipients: Gustavo Cortes, “Temporary Shelter Project,” $1,500;  Juan Castro, “Financial Freedom for the Poor,” $1,500; Annie Olson, “Visual Literacy and Problem Solving Research,” $1,500; Norman Reese, “Wheelchair Project Assessment,” $1,500;  and Karen Rispin, “Wheels Project,” $1,500.

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aviation, business, criminal justice, education, engineering, health science-nursing, human services, liberal arts, science and psychology. LeTourneau University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, counseling, education, engineering, psychology and strategic leadership. In addition to its residential campus in Longview, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and at educational centers in Athens, Austin, Baytown, Bedford, Dallas, Harlingen, Houston, and Tyler.

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