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External Funding Awarded to Faculty and Staff

Jan. 3, 2014

Among the external funding received by Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff during the fourth quarter of 2013 are:

Maria Dela Cruz, Natural Sciences and Mathematics: $1,196,377 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Strengthening Transfer Education and Matriculation in STEM" or STEM2 .

Mark Ellis, Secondary Education: three-year, $1,462,069 National Science Foundation grant for "Transforming Academic and Cultural Identidad Through Biliteracy (TACIB)."

Adriana Badillo, Gear Up: $877,600 in third-year U.S. Department of Education funding for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs." Related article: Gear Up for College

Deborah Diep, Center for Demographic Research: $574,420 in third-year County of Orange funding for "Orange County Interests." Total funding to date: $1,709,493.

Catalina Olvera, Graduate Studies: $450,081 in fourth-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for "Enhancing Post Baccalaureate Opportunities at Cal State Fullerton for Hispanic Students," known as EPOCHS.

Belinda Karge, Special Education: $424,526 in third-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for "AIMS: Autism, Inclusion, Math and Science."

Lilivao Tautolo, Student Affairs: $271,051 in fourth-year U.S. Department of Education funding in support of "Student Support Services," part of the federally supported Trio Programs that include Talent Search, Upward Bound and Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement. The funding is used to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Jennifer Faust, Philosophy: $79,783 in second-year funding from the National Science Foundation for "CSUF Advance IT-Catalyst Project." Related: Work-Life Balance Challenge, Recruiting and Retaining High-Quality, Diverse Faculty

Karen Kim, Educational Leadership: $78,721 third-year funding from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: GSE/RES." Related story: Keeping Women in Engineering and Computing.

Michele M. Wood, Health Science: $76,307 from the University of Maryland for "Comprehensive Message Testing of Imminent Threat Messages for Mobile Devices." Originally funded in 2012, Wood has received a total of $234,780.74.

Sora Tanjasiri, Health Science: $72,321 in supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health for project "WINCART" and $41,381 in supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health for "A Pap Test Intervention to Enhance Decision Making Among Pacific Islander Women." 

Bruce Xiao, Finance: $56,500 from Jiangxi Normal University in support of the "Visiting Scholars Program JUFE."

Michelle Berelowitz, Center for Community Collaboration: $49.988 from the Orangewood Children's Foundation for "The 19th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County." Related story: Conditions of OC Children Forum Nov. 21

Raman Unnikrishnan, College of Engineering and Computer Science: $44,986 from BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration INc., for "Cristek Interconnects Mentor Protégé Proposal." Total funding to date: $98,986.

Laura Gil-Trejo, Social Science Research Center: $27,393 from the University of Virginia for "Minority Wealth-Outsourcing of English, Korean & Vietnamese Calling."

Paul T. Stapp, Biological Science: $25,000 from the Eppley Foundation for "Immunocontraception as a Tool for Management of Free-Ranging American Bison."

Anil Puri, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics: $20,000 from the Orange County Transportation Authority for "Taxable Sales/Economic Forecast for Orange County."

Archana McEligot, Health Sciences: $11,131 from UCI for "Molecular and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Gender Disparities in Early Onset Melanoma." Related: Fruits and Vegetables Could Lead to Decreased Disease Risk, USDA Grants Target Obesity, Nutrition

Nikolas Nikolaidis, Biological Science: $6,720 in third-year funding from the University of Illinoise, Urbana-Champaign/National Institutes of Health for "A Singular Opportunity to Determine the Evolutionary Genetics of Retroviral Invasion of a Host Genome." Total award to date: $20,680.

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