Faculty Grant Activity
RECENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS
Vivyan C. Adair, assistant professor of women's studies and co-director of the ACCESS Project, Erol M. Balkan, James L. Ferguson Professor of Economics and co-director of the ACCESS Project, and Sharon S. Gormley, coordinator of the ACCESS Project, have received a second contract from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance for $489,734 to fund the ACCESS Project, which provides educational opportunities for low-income single parents.
Mark W. Bailey, assistant professor of computer science, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Operating Systems and Compilers program for $46,995 for his collaborative research project, Branch Elimination by Condition Merging.
Eugene W. Domack, professor of geology, has been awarded a collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation for $38,588 for a project "Contraining the Temporal Resolution and Geochronology of Holocene Sediment Records from the Antarctic Continental Shelf."
Eugene W. Domack, professor of geology, and a colleague from the Madison County Planning Department were awarded a grant from the Central New York Regional Planning Committee for $23,972 to fund an environmental analysis of the Oneida Creek Delta in South Bay, Oneida Lake.
The Franch Department, in collaboration with the Kirkland Arts Center, received a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Mininsty of Culture to participate in Tournees, a French film grant program. The grant will enable the department to show five contemporary French films during the year and to open them to the general public.
Hong Gong Jin, professor of Chinese, was awarded a $32,000 research grant from the National Science Council in Taiwan that will support her research project on second language acquisition and experimental studies of multimedia effects on language acquisition.
Catherine G. Kodat, associate professor of English and American Studies, has recently been awarded the Millicent C. McIntosh Fellowship through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for $15,000.
Gordon L. Jones, assistant professor of physics, was recently awarded a $82,935 Indiana University grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) in support of his research project, Polarized ³He in Neutron Scattering.
Herman K. Lehman, assistant professor of biology, has recently been awarded a collaborative grant with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for research on "Octopamine-mediated behavioral development in honey bees--social and endocrine regulation of tyramine beta hydroxylase" from the National Science Foundation for $199,464.
Seth A. Major, assistant professor of physics, was awarded a $24,882 Cottrell College Science grant from the Research Corporation to support his research project, Investigation of Observational Constraints on Quantum Geometry Effects.
George C. Shields, professor and chair of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the Dreyfus Foundation for $54,200 for "The Development of a National Model for Increasing the Number of Chemistry Majors."
George C. Shields, professor and chair of chemistry, recently was awarded a grant from the New York State Department of Health's EMPIRE program for a grant entitled "The Design of molecules that inhibit human breast cancer" for $100,000.
George C. Shields, professor and chair of chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund for $50,000 for his research on the "Accurate Calculations of pKa values".
George C. Shields, professor and chair of chemistry, along with Mark Bailey, Karen S. Brewer, Timothy E. Elgren, Gordon L. Jones, Robin B. Kinnel, John R. LaGraff, Herman K. Lehman, Ian J. Rosenstein and Ann J. Silversmith, have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program for $99,909 to implement a high school-to-college bridge program.
Barbara J. Tewksbury, Stephen Harper Kirner Professor and chair of geology, was awarded, along with colleagues from Carleton College, College of William and Mary, and Montana State University, an approximately $4.2-million grant titled "Collaborative Research: Combining Real and Virtual Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty and Graduate Students."
Lisa N. Trivedi, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a grant from the American Institute of Indian Studies for $40,000 to fund her project, "Bound by Cloth: Women textile workers in Bombay and Lancashire, 1860-1940."
Timothy E. Elgren, associate professor of chemistry, was awarded several grants. One from the National Science Foundation for $66,335, one from the National Institute of Health for $113,490 and another from the American Chemical Society/ Petroleum Research Fund for $10,000.
Jinnie M. Garrett, professor and chair of biology, was awarded a $151, 450 grant extension from the National Institute of Health for continued work on her project "Yeast amino acid permeases".
George A. Gescheider, professor of psychology, has been awarded a $1,112,721 grant from the National Institute of Health for his project "Psychophysical study of vibrotactile summation".
George C. Shields, professor of chemistry, was awarded $127,500 from the National Institute of Health for his project "Computational Design of Haptens" and $65,000 from Dreyfus Scholar/Fellowship Program for his project titled "Quantum Biology & Computational Biochemistry".
Jonathan Vaughan, professor and chair of psychology, has recently been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for $138,125 to support his research on a three-dimensional model of movement planning.
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