Innovation Fund Grant Projects and Recipients
Spring 2013, Phase One
Pilot project to upcycle campus waste vegetable oil and
convert it into biodiesel for use in campus vehicles and
equipment - $30,000. Jordan Burt (student), College of
Business and Timothy Carter, College of Liberal Arts and
Butler ArtsFest 2013 - $45,000.Ronald
Caltabiano, Jordan College of the Arts.
Student-led/faculty-supported Media Group to enhance
students' experience with mediated communication -
$45,000. Kenneth Creech, College of Communication.
Web-based Indiana Plant Atlas using botanical resources
from Butler's Friesner Herbarium - $20,000. Rebecca Dolan,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Education Provocation app, a professional development
tool for P-12 and higher education - $18,000. Kelli
Esteves and Arthur Hochman, College of Education.
Expansion of Butler Healthy Horizons employee wellness
program, including new technology in student education, clinical
testing, and laboratory monitoring - $45,000. Carrie
Maffeo, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Summer program for high school students to study
religion in a non-sectarian fashion to encourage post-secondary
study of religion - $18,000. James McGrath, College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Initiatives within the Center for Academic Technology,
including faculty stipends for developing online courses -
$55,000. Julianne Miranda, Center for Academic Technology.
Research-intensive introductory program for
undergraduates to increase student interest and retention in
sciences - $9,000. Stacy O'Reilly, College of Liberal Arts
Advanced entrepreneurship and innovation training for
Indiana women business owners - $15,000. Denise Williams,
College of Business.