FY2007 Research Council Grant Recipients
Awarded in the Spring of 2007 for the period May 15, 2007 - June 30, 2008

Award Statistics:    Total number of awards:                           45
                              Total amount of awards:                $ 125,000
                              Weighted Average award amount: $     2,681

Faculty Research Grants
(Total # of awards - 16; Total amount of awards - $35,000  Weighted average award - $2,137)

Ian Pearson (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Ernest S. Williams (1881-1947): A Study of Musical Borrowing in his Coronet Solo Catskills Polka" - $1,056

Peter Phillips
(Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Characterization of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Enrichment and Trace Metal Detection in Urban Streams Originating in the Costa Rican Central Valley, Central America" - $4,084

Timothy Boylan (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Study Visit to the European Parliament and Research Week at the Centre for European Policy Studies" - $3,000

Hemant Patwardhan (Management & Marketing, College of Business Administration) and Padmini Patwardhan (Mass Communication, College of Arts and Sciences): "Account Planning in Indian Advertising: What Ad Agencies Know, Feel and Do About It" - $1,720

James Connell (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Chinese Sung Dynasty Ceramic Museum Research" - $1,500

Shaun Cassidy (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Artist in Residence at Sanskriti Kendra" - $2,500

Wendy Campbell (Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences): "Lessons in Resiliency: CAFTA and Women in Nicaragua" - $2,700

Dwight Dimaculangan (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Hypoxia Damage in a 3D Cardiomyocyte Culture System" - $3,080

Eric Birgbauer (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "LPA Receptor Expression in the Developing Eye of Chicken" - $4,680

Tomoko DeGuchi (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Japanese Contemporary Music in Relation to Japanese Philosophy" - $2,600

 Jane Thomas and Cara Peters (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "Does Age Matter? Examining the Effect of Age on the Shopping Behavior of Senior Adults" - $1,000

Anna Sartin (Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Advanced Training in Scenic Painting Techniques at Cobalt Studios" - $1,750

Christopher Storie (Human Nutrition, College of Arts and Sciences): "Land Cover Mapping for Sustainable Decision Making: San Juan, Argentina" - $1,000

Kristi Westover (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Selection Intensity on Cytotoxic T-Cell Epitopes of Influenza A Virus A" - $1,680

Courtney Starrett and Gerry Derksen (Art & Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Wearable Electronic Media Objects" - $2,250

Martha Spears (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "Negotiation Process and Decision Making" - $400

 

Faculty Research with Student as Co-Investigator
(Total number of awards - 15; Total amount of awards - $50,000; Weighted Average award - $3,285)

James M. Hanna (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Ben Driscol (Student): "Microwave Assisted, Ligandless nickel Catalyzed Suzuki Coupling Reactions" - $3,000

James M. Hanna (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Vasilina Kochurina (Student): "Palladium-Catalyzed Homocoupling of Arenediazonium Salts" - $3,000

Nakia Pope (Center of Pedagogy, Richard Riley College of Education): "Imagining Reform: An Examination of Student Perceptions of School and Schooling" - $5,000

Chasta Parker (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Functional Purification of Adiponectin Membrane Receptor 2" - $3,500

William Rogers (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Rebecca Burns (Student): "Does Temperature Affect marsh Periwinkle Grazing on Smooth Cordgrass" - $1,300

William Rogers (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Stephen Ferrell (Student): " Olfaction as a Possible Homing Mechanism in a Freshwater Turtle, the Yellow-Bellied Slider" - $1,600

Lynn DeNoia (Computer Sciences and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration): "A Study of Self-Inflicted Trouble Tickets" - $3,814

Mark Dewalt (Center of Pedagogy, Richard Riley College of Education) and Jessica Conley (Student): "The Historical Significance of Summer meetings to Amish Education" - $6,000

Aaron Hartel (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Brad Robertson (Student): "Preparation of Silyl Enol Ethers from Alpha-Siloxyketones UsingReagents" - $2,750

Aaron Hartel (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Heather Baker (Student): "Preparation of beta-Hydroxy Silyl Enol Ethers from alpha,beta-Epoxycarbonyls Using Methyldiphenylsilyllithium" - $2,750

A.J.Angulo (Center of Pedagogy, Richard Riley College of Education) and Dana Stachowiak (Student): "Que Me Digan Como: The Education of Latin American Students in the Southeastern United States" - $5,100

Eric Birgbauer (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Cell Signaling Pathways of LPA in Chick Retinal Neurons" - $3,000

Ponn Maheswaranathan (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Development of Chemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polypyrrole Films" - $2,800

Donna W Nelson (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Brittany Martin (Student):" Enhancing Open-Minded Thinking and Cross Cultural Relations" - $2,386

Laura Glasscock (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Role of Thrombomodulin in Tumor and Endothelial Cell Adhesion, Invasion and Microtubule Formation" - $4,000

 

Curriculum Enhancement and Instructional Improvement
(Total number of awards - 14; Total amount of awards - $40,000; Weighted average award - $3,276

Marilyn Sarrow and Bonnye Stuart (Mass Communication, College of Arts and Sciences): "Building Our Relationship with French Public Relations and Advertising Agencies and the Institut Superier de Communication (ISCOM/ESICAD)" - $2,000

L.H. Dickert, Jr. (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Applied Studio Recording Technology Update" - $5,000

Barbara Blackburn (Curriculum and Instruction, Richard Riley College of Education): "Integrating a Hybrid Approach to Graduate Instruction in the College of Education" - $2,255

Robin Lammi (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Development of an Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment Utilizing Single-Molecule Spectorscopy" - $1,250

Ronald Keith Parks (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Red Clay Saxophone Quartet Residency" - $2,500

Deborah Mink (Curriculum and Instruction, Richard Riley College of Education): Mathematics Activities Linking Literature and Technology (MALLT) - $2,652

Tomoko Deguchi (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): " Music Theory and Aural Skills Computer Assisted Instruction Enhancement Project" - $600

William Seyfried (Accounting/Finance/Economics, College of Business Administration): "Developing a Hybrid Principles of Macroeconomics Course" - $2,000

Will Thacker and Kent Foster (Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration): "CSCI101 Laboratory Testing System" - $3,000

Adolphus Belk (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States" - $2,411

Lee Ann Cope (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Plastinated Human Specimens" - $9,306

Ponn Maheswaranathan (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Modifying Laboratory Activities in Physics to Facilitate Deep Learning" - $2,550

Anna Sartin (Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Supplemental Lighting Design Software for Use by Students" - $2,276

Gerry Derksen (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Usability in Practice" - $2,200