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Recent Grants

Below are some of the recent grants won by the department. Only monetary grants from external funding agencies are listed (i.e. the list does not include non-monetary awards like telescope observing time or grants internal to the University).

  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "Tennessee Governor's School for Computational Physics" Tennessee Department of Education (2013). Award total $130,416.
  • B.A. King III, A. Kovalskyy, J. Oelgoetz, and J.A. Smith, "Undergraduate Research Projects in Physics and Astronomy" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2012). Award total $33,458.
  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "Tennessee Governor's School for Computational Physics" Tennessee Department of Education (2012). Award total $175,428.
  • J. Oelgoetz, "TN SCORE ROA Proposal, 2011 -- Subgrant Number A11-0171-S012" Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education  (NSF EPS-1004083) consortium (2011). Award Total $25,238
  • B.A. King III, J. Oelgoetz, T. Onyango, K. Schultz, and J.A. Smith, "Undergraduate Research Projects in Physics and Astronomy" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2011). Award total $70,510.
  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "Tennessee Governor's School for Computational Physics" Tennessee Department of Education (2011). Award total $149,550.
  • K. Schultz, "Solar Energy Laser Physics" NASA NNX10AJ04G (2010).  Award total $500,000
  • B.A. King III, J.A. Smith, and J. Oelgoetz, "MRI: Acquisition of a Distributed Computing Cluster for Multidisciplinary Research, Research Training, and Education at Austin Peay State University REU Supplement" National Science Foundation (2010). Award total $20,100.
  • B.A. King III, K. Schultz, J. Oelgoetz, J.A. Smith, and J.R. Taylor, "Undergraduate Research Projects in Physics and Astronomy" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2010). Award total $69,486.
  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "Tennessee Governor's School for Computational Physics" Tennessee Department of Education (2010). Award total $149,991.
  • B.A. King III, K. Schultz, J. Oelgoetz, J.A. Smith, and J.R. Taylor, "Undergraduate Research Projects in Physics and Astronomy" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2009). Award total $36,783.
  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "Tennessee Governor's School for Computational Physics" Tennessee Department of Education (2009). Award total $149,766.
  • J.A. Smith, "Emergency Travel Support to CTIO for Calibration of the BCS Stellar Content," American Astronomical Society Small Research Grant (2009). Award total $5,092.
  • B.A. King III, K. Schultz, and J.R. Taylor, "Undergraduate Research Projects in Physics and Astronomy" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2008). Award total $37,706.
  • J.R. Taylor and B.A. King III, "Tennessee Governor's School for Computational Physics" Tennessee Department of Education (2008). Award total $148,853.
  • J.A. Smith, "Kepler Mission Input Catalog griz Magnitude Comparison," Smithsonian Institute Observatory Contract (2008). Award total $2,000.
  • J.A. Smith, "Large Format Imager for the APSU Telescope," American Astronomical Society Small Research Grant (2008). Award total $6,638.
  • J.A. Smith, "A Unique High Resolution Window to Two Strongly Lensed Lyman Break Galaxies," NASA Hubble Space Telescope (2007-2008). Award total 20 orbits + $113,612.
  • J.A. Smith, "A Unique High Resolution Window to Two Strongly Lensed Lyman Break Galaxies" - ground support observations, NASA Hubble Space Telescope (2007-2008). Award total $4,700.
  • J.A. Smith, "Spitzer Observations of the Brightest Lensed LBGs," NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (2007-2008). Award total 15.8 hours + $75,215.
  • J.R. Taylor, and B.A. King III, "Undergraduate Research in Physics and Astronomy: Identi?cation of Variable Stars, Development of Optical Tweezers, and Searching for Asymmetric Stable Tensegrity Structures" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2007). Award total $36,020.
  • J.R. Taylor, L. Griffy, M.O. Jones, B.A. King III, and K. Schultz, "STEM Scholarships in Mathematics and Physics at Austin Peay State University" National Science Foundation (2007). Award total $582,740.
  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "MRI: Acquisition of a Distributed Computing Cluster for Multidisciplinary Research, Research Training, and Education at Austin Peay State University" National Science Foundation (2007). Award total $176,177.
  • J.R. Taylor, and B.A. King III, "Enhancing Tennessee Space Grant Ties with NASA Centers through Student Research" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2006). Award total $35,048.
  • J.A. Smith, "Finding and Exploring Merging Pairs of Galaxies in 2MASS using the NVO," National Virtual Observatories (2005-2006). Award total $25,000.
  • B.A. King III, J.R. Taylor, "Establishing and Enhancing Tennessee Space Grant Ties with NASA Centers: IMAGE Mission Space Sciences MSFC, Tensegrity Structures Astrionics MSFC, Autonomous Vehicles Robotics GSFC" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2005). Award total $17,417.
  • J.R. Taylor, and B.A. King III, "Application of Genetic Algorithms to Scientific and Engineering Problems of Interest at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center: Tomographic Algebraic Reconstruction using a Genetic Algorithm" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2005). Award total $17,275.
  • B.A. King III and J.R. Taylor, "Tomographic Algebraic Reconstruction Applied to IMAGE EUV Data Performed using a Genetic Algorithm Technique on an AppleSeed Computer Cluster" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2004). Award total $18,412.
  • J.R. Taylor, S. Jator, B.A. King III, "Application of Genetic Algorithms to Scientific and Engineering Problems of Interest at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2003). Award total $16,560.
  • J.R. Taylor, S. Buckner, and B.A. King III, "Evolutionary Design and Construction of an N-stage M-bar Cylindrical Tensegrity Structure" NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering Directorate Contract (2002). Award total $23,920.
  • J.R. Taylor and B.A. King III, "Genetic Optimization of the Frequency Response of a Cylindrical Tensegrity Structure" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2002). Award total $13,557.
  • J.R. Taylor and B.A. King III, "Tomagraphic Algebraic Reconstruction Applied to IMAGE EUV Data" NASA Tennessee Space Grant (2001). Award total $13,386.