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2013 Discretionary ORSP/AA Research Funding Awards

ORSP/AA Faculty Stipend Research Incentive Awards

In response to a very strong application pool, Academic Affairs and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs have awarded 21 stipends to faculty to promote grant proposal submission. This is the first time this competition has been held. Award recipients are:

Principal Investigator Title of Proposal

Bita Ghafoori (CED)

Development on Brief Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for Urban, Low Income Trauma Survivors

May Ling Halim (CLA)

Carol Martin (Arizona State Univ)

Emphasizing girls' appearances and its impact on development and adjustment
Grace Reynolds (CHHS) An investigation in the attraction to sexual aggression in women

Stephen Mezyk (CNSM)

Julie Peller (Indiana Univ)

Tatiana Kostrominova
(Indiana Univ. Northwest)

Removal of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals from wastewaters: Preliminary data for Bisphernol A and dibutylphthalate
Paul Weers (CNSM) Apolipoprotein A-I binding to bacterial membrae components
Sepideh Faraji (COE) Health and Environmental Concerns of Nanotechnology Application in Treatment of Grey Water

Clorinda Donato (CLA)

Claire Martin (CLA)

Beyond the Monolingual Paradigm: Teaching Humanities Content in the Romance Languages through Multingualism
Judy Brusslan (CNSM) Histone Modifications Associated with Leaf Senescence in Arabidopsis
Jin-Lee Kim (COE) A National Model to Assess Light Pollution using Georgraphic Information System
Gregory Holk (CNSM) The Fluid Evolution of the Steelhead Lake Shear Zone: A Ductile-to-Brittle Strike-Slip Fault in the Central Sierra Nevada, California
Deborah Fraser (CNSM) Complement and Programmed Macrophage Responses in Atherosclerosis
Xiaolong Wu (COE) A Novel Energy-Efficient Memory Management for the Exascale Computing
Bei Lu (COE) Reduced-order Linear Parameter-Varying Controller Design with Application to Launch Vehicle Flight Control
Christine Whitcraft (CNSM) Wetland ecosystem community change in the face of sea level rise
Heather Rae-Espinoza (CHHS) Answering the Call of Duty: NIH FOAs on Children in Military Families
Fei Wang (COE) Investigation of Marginal Rigidity in Chalcogenide Glasses and Its Device Applications
Michael Peterson (CNSM) Numerically Seraching for Non-Abelian Anyons in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
Paul Laris (CLA)

Understanding Fire Regime Change in a Frequently Burned African Savanna
Dennis Fisher (CLA) PDE5 Inhibitors, Methamphetamine & Event-Level Data to Understand Risky Sex"
Young-Seok Shon (CNSM) Developing Unsupported Thiolate-Capped Metal Nanoparticles as Nanocatalysts with High Chemo-, Regio-, and Stereo-selectivity
Eric Haas-Stapleton (CNSM) Antiviral defense mechanisms in Lepidoptera mediated by gloverin

ORSP/AA Multidisciplinary Research Awards


This year we received 18 high quality proposals in response to this announcement. Four awards, requesting a total of $44,348, were selected for funding based upon their level of interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, student involvement, and overall merit.

Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce the recipients of this highly competitive and prestigious award:

Principal Investigators Title of Proposal
Matthew Becker (CNSM) Stephen Mezyk (CNSM) Direct Push Fiber Optic Distribute Temperature Sensing for Monitoring Fine Scale Flow and in Situ Chemical Oxidation Treatment in Shallow Impacted Groundwater

Panadda Marayong (COE)

Thomas Strybel (CLA)

Improving the Efficacy of Force-Feedback Display in Integrated Multimodal CSD Piloting Tasks

Sepideh Faraji (COE)

Antonella Sciortino (COE)

The Fate and Transport of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Soil and Groundwater and Impact on Human Health and Vegetation

Sergio Mendez (COE)

Yu-Fu Ko (COE)

Sustainable Green Building Materials: Fabrication of Biofoam/Hemp Boards from Waste Sources

We would like to thank all of the applicants for their submissions to these two award competitions. The quality, creativity and diversity of these award applications were impressive. However, due to the limited budget availability, we are unable to sponsor all projects with innovative ideas.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the review panel for its reviews and recommendations for these two awards. The review panel included the following College representatives:

  • Robert Chi (CBA)
  • Tom O’Brien (CCPE)
  • Shireen Pavri (CED)
  • Gail Farmer (CHHS)
  • Ken Green (CLA)
  • Kevin Kelley and Kris Slowinski (CNSM)
  • Hamid Rahai (COE)
  • Cyrus Parker-Jeannette (COTA)
  • Tracey Mayfield (LIB)

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