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External Funding Underwrites Programs and Research

April 3, 2013

Grants, contracts and other awards received between January and March include:

Maria De la Cruz, Natural Sciences and Mathematics: $1,193,632 in second-year U.S. Department of Education funding for the "Strengthening Transfer Education and Matriculation in STEM" program. Total awarded to date is $2,392,082.

Dorota Huizinga, Academic Programs and Research: $469,353 in third-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Opportunities at Cal State Fullerton for Hispanic Students, or EPOCHS, program. The program has received a total of $1,525,452 to date. Related link: Role Model to Grad Students

Amy Cox-Peterson, Elementary and Bilingual Education: $285,658 Rancho Santiago Community College District subcontract for "HSI: STEM SAC Collaborative Grant." The contract is second-year funding from a nearly $6 million grant, known as Encouraging New Graduates and Gaining Expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or ENGAGE in STEM, awarded to the community college district in collaboration with Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College. Related link: Grants Boost STEM Education

Jenny Taylor, Children's Center: $247,652 in fourth-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for CSUF Student Parent Child Care Support Project. The total award to date is $992,239.

Gerald Bryant , McNair Scholars Program: $220,000 in fifth-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for continuation of the McNair Scholars Program. The cumulative funding over the life of the grant totals $1.11 million.

Sora Tanjasiri, Health Science: $190,753 in first-year National Institutes of Health funding for "CSUF and UCI-CFCCC Partnership for Cancer Health Disparities Research." Related Story: Reducing Obesity, Cancer Deaths

Jon Bruschke, Human Communication Studies: $131,297 from the Open Society Institute for "iDebate Honors and iDebate Tabroom Suite Development."

Murtadha A. Khakoo, Physics, and Charles Malone, Auxiliary Services: $120,000 in supplemental funding from Jet Propulsion Laboratory for "Electron Impact Emission Cross Sections From Atomic Oxygen Transitions Relevant to Geospace Science." Total funding awarded to date: $675,700. Related article: Physics Professor Studies Wavelengths to Help NASA Explore Space

James M. Feagin, Physics: $96,000 in second-year, U.S. Department of Energy funding for "Reaction Imaging and the Continuum Coulomb Spectrum."

Joshua Smith, Physics: $92,780 in first-year National Science Foundation funding for "CAREER: Gravitational-Wave Detector Characterization and Science Education in the Advanced LIGO Era." Smith also received $21,250 from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, for "Data Handling and Analysis Infrastructure for Advanced LIGO and Beyond." This is the second year of funding from Wisconsin; total funding to date: $156,250. Related Link: New Center to Support Gravitational-Wave Research

Dawn Macy, Center for Internships and Community Engagement: $78,482 from Jumpstart for Young Children in support of campus Jumpstart Program.

David Pagni , Mathematics: $70,944 from the UC Office of the President for "Mathematics Diagnostics Testing Project" and, with Margaret L. Kidd , Mathematics: $22,500 from the UC Office of the President for "NCLB-Orange County Mathematics Project at Fullerton."

Michele M. Wood, Health Science: $62,917 in second-year funding from the University of Maryland for "Comprehensive Message Testing of Imminent Threat Messages for Mobile Devices." Total funding to date is $185,466. Related story: Studying Seismic Safety

Raman Unnikrishnan, Engineering and Computer Science: $54,000 from BAE Systems for "Cristek Interconnects Mentor Protege Proposal."

Prasada Rao, Civil and Environmental Engineering: $43,500 in amended funding from the National Science Foundation for "Graduate Research Fellowship Program."

Kristy Forsgren, Biological Science: $25,079 from California Sea Grant for "The Effect of Commonly Used Pyrethroid, Bifenthrin, Under Hypersaline Conditions on Long-Term Reproductive Health and Embryonic Development of Oncorhynchus Mykiss."

Adrian R. Fleissig, Economics: $24,500 from Riverside County for "The County of Riverside Forecasts and Economic Outlook 2013-2015."

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