Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

University of New Orleans Announces Eleven Winners of the Louisiana Board of Regents' WISE Grant

WISE Recipients HonoredRecipients of the Louisiana Board of Regents’ WISE grants were honored Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, by the University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Some awardees were teaching at the time of the reception and their colleagues accepted awards on their behalf.

The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on Wednesday, October 21, announced eleven winners of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) grant awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

The $40 million WISE Fund was created by the state Legislature last year to provide an incentive for postsecondary educational institutions to increase the production of certificates, diplomas, and degrees in fields of high demand by Louisiana employers, and to spur additional research and innovation as a meaningful way of supporting economic development.

UNO faculty were awarded a total of $213,000. The winners are as follows:

  • Irfan Ahmed, assistant professor of computer science, $20,000
  • Elliot Beaton, assistant professor of psychology, $20,000
  • Tamijdul Hoque, assistant professor of computer science, $20,000
  • Ittiphong Leevongwat, associate professor of electrical engineering, $19,959
  • John Wiley, professor of chemistry, $20,000
  • Simon Lailvaux, associate professor of biology, $16,267
  • Huimin Chen, associate professor of electrical engineering, $20,000
  • Brandon Taravella, associate professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, $20,000
  • Charles Bell, associate professor of biology, $16,798
  • Paul Schilling, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, $20,000
  • Stephen Ware, assistant professor of computer science, $20,000

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