Lamar University has selected five projects that will receive approximately $1 million in funding from the university.
The university states that funding for these research projects has come about from a measure passed by the Texas Legislature and with the adoption of a new strategic plan in addition to other items.
Lamar University Provost James Marquart stated there were 49 letters of intent for this process, a majority of which were to address projects associated with research, instruction and service-related initiatives.
Five proposals were selected consisting of the development of the Lamar University for Digital Learning, the Interdisciplinary Freshman Experience at Lamar University, the development of the Mirabeau B. Lamar Center for the Study of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf, the development of a Center for Applications of Digital Technologies in Health and Disability, and Flare and Abnormal Situation Management Research for Petroleum and Chemical Process Industries.
Each of the selected projects has the potential to receive $100,000 for three years and would be available for supporting researcher stipends approved by the provost’s office, graduate assistants, travel expenses and supplies. Each project was selected by university administration and committees tasked with reviewing and offering feedback.