Dean Ball requested that I forward this 4VA Grant Proposal to all faculty.  Please notify me by this week if there is any interest in participating.  If you need more information, please contact Sharon Pitt [log in to unmask] .


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From: Ken Ball [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:49 PM
To: Rose Joyce
Subject: Fwd: 4VA Grant Proposal


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From: "Sharon P. Pitt" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: February 12, 2013, 5:35:57 PM EST
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Subject: FW: 4VA Grant Proposal

Hi Ken,

Virginia Tech and James Madison University are moving forward with the 4VA Robotics effort.  Are there folks from the  Volgenau School of Engineering who want to participate in this effort?

I will be contacting our 4VA office to determine if any funds for a mini-grant might be available to assist any interested faculty.  FYI, I would not expect more than $5,000.

The principal investigator for this STEM effort will be Michele Estes at JMU.  See information, attached.


Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:38:11 +0000
From: "Swayne, Dominic D - swaynedd" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: 4VA Grant Proposal
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Cc: "Estes, Michele - estesmd" <[log in to unmask]>

Here’s the proposal that brings UVA into the existing project with VT.
Dr. Estes will be formally notified by the Provost and President at a ceremony on Friday.  I believe Dr. Moore (UVA) is planning on attending and should receive matching funds from UVA.
Michele will serve as the PI on the grant so anyone from GMU who wants to discuss joining should contact Michele directly.
As I mentioned on the call, this is growing out of our “core effort” of collaborative research/research competitiveness project to create a shared STEM lab space to create the capacity to share STEM courses with lab components.  We have included that project in our base budget so adding UVA represents an incremental cost.  Something to consider in bringing GMU onto this project.
From: Estes, Michele - estesmd
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:28 PM
To: Swayne, Dominic - swaynedd
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Subject: 4VA Grant Proposal
Nick, I have attached our collaborative proposal here. Thanks for your consideration.
Michele and Stephanie
Michele D. Estes, PhD, Assistant Professor
Interim Director, Educational Technology Graduate Program
Coordinator, Educational Media Undergraduate Program
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Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education
College of Education, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

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