Recent Grants Aid University Programs and Research
Federal, State and Local Funding Received During First Quarter of 2012-13
Oct. 2, 2012
Federal, state and local funding received during the months of July, August and September are underwriting research on air quality, seismic shaking and small molecule inhibitors, as well as programs for nurse anesthetist training and college preparation.
Adriana Badillo, Student Affairs: $1,315,735 fifth-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for "Gear Up." The program has operated on campus for 20 years. Total funding over the five-year grant funding is $6,578,675.
David Cherin, Social Work: $1,262,372 from the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, for the "California Social Work Education Center."
Sora Tanjasiri , Health Science: $485,452 in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute for "PAP Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making Among Pacific Islander Women.
Howard Wang, Student Affairs: $402,513 award from the California State University Chancellor's Office — as part of the CalMHSA Prop. 63 funding — for the Student Mental Health Initiative.
Maria C. Linder, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $310,730 National Institutes of Health award for "Copper Uptake From Plasma Ceruloplasmin." Related link: "Professor's Research Focuses on How the Body Moves and Uses Copper"
Angel Hernandez, Educational Partnerships: $230,000 U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program funding for "Talent Search." Second year of funding; award to date is $460,000. Related link: Federal Funding Supports effort to Prepare Students for Higher Education
Jeff Kuo , Civil and Environmental Engineering: $164,201 California Energy Commission grant for "Air Quality Issues Related to Using Biogas Generated From Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste." Related link: Engineer Gathers Evaluates Options to Control Greenhouse Gases
Kwang-Ping "Patricia" Cheng, Physics: $152,689 National Science Foundation award for "A Spectroscopic Survey of Circumstellar Gas in Lambda Boo Stars." Related link: Cheng Searches for Signs of Possible Birth of New Planets (http://calstate.fullerton.edu/news/2005/cheng.html)
Susamma Barua , Engineering and Computer Science: $141,380 City of Santa Ana award for "Orange County Bridge to Engineering."
Joshua Smith, Physics: $135,000 in the first year of a five-year University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee grant for "Data Handling and Analysis Infrastructure for Advanced Ligo and Beyond." Related Link: Exploring the Universe
Christopher R. Meyer, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $127,782 National Science Foundation award for "Enhancing Biological Science Research Opportunities at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIS): Advancing Discovery While Training the Next Generation Scientists."
Binod Tiwari, Civil and Environmental Engineering: $127,073 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for "NEESR-CR: Reduction of Seismic Shaking Intensity on Soft Soil Sites Using Stiff Ground Reinforcement."
Matthew E. Kirby, Geological Sciences: "$95,557 National Science Foundation award for "Collaborative Research: Evaluating Hydrologic and Ecologic Responses to Late-Glacial Abrupt Climatic Transitions in Coastal Southwest United States."
Sharon B. Seidman, Child and Adolescent Studies: $63,740 from the Yosemite Community College District for "Child Development Training Consortium Competencies Integration Project."
David Pagni and Margaret Kidd, both Mathematics: $43,000 from UCLA in support of the "Orange County Mathematics Project at Fullerton."
Darren Sandquist, Biological Science: $36,000 contract from Psomas and Associates for "Implementation of Woolly Star Work Plan Project." Related link: Decade of Research
Michael D. Bridges, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $35,000 Research Corp. award for "Equilibrium Dynamics Binding Kinetics of Intrinsically Disordered Cancer Proteins by EPR."
Nicholas Salzameda, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $35,000 Research Corp. award for "Discovery and Optimization of Small Molecule Inhibitors for the Botulinum Neurotoxin Type E Light."
Sergio Guerra, Student Academic Services, $30,500 from the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration to underwrite five Eisenhower Fellowships. Article: Engineering Majors Turn to Research to Meet Transportation Needs
Christine L. Latham, Nursing: $30,336 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration for "Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships." Related:Federal Grants Provide Support for Nursing Students, University Creates School of Nursing
Natalie Fousekis, History: $25,000 National Endowment for the Humanities award for "Center for Oral and Public History Relocation and Expansion Initiative."
College of Communications: a $10,000 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to provide partial funding for student film projects.
Michele M. Wood , Health Science: $8,127 in second-year funding from the San Diego State Research Foundation for "California-Nevada Public Health Training Center. Total received to date: $102,782.
Joe Albert Garcia, Human Services: $3,000 award from the Echo Center for "Best Start Collaborative Partners Grant: Evaluation Component."