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Second Quarter Grants and Contracts Announced

July 1, 2014

Raman Unnikrishnan, Engineering and Computer Science: $300,000 County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works award for "Information Technology Student Interns."

Douglas J. Eernisse, Biological Science: $289,155 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research RUI: Timing and Molecular Origins of Recently Revolved Chiton Shell Eyes: Phylogenomics of Chitonina."

Michele M. Wood, Health Science, and Laura Gil-Trejo, Social Science Research Center: $143,016 from the University of Maryland for "Comprehensive Message Testing Community Survey." Gil-Trejo also was awarded a $49,831 contract from the San Jose State University Research Foundation for "Mineta Transportation Survey Project," $26,719 from EVALCORP Research and Consulting for "Ventura County Community Health Survey,"$20,000 from Mt. San Antonio College for "MTSAC Project" and $9,201 from UCLA for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival."

Paul Miller, Disability Support Services, and Angela Sardan, Career Center: $132,035 from the State of California for "Workability IV."

Joshua Smith , Physics: $95,782 in second-year funding from the National Science Foundation for "CAREER: Gravitational Wave Detector Characterization and Science Education in the Advance LIGO Era." Total funding to date: $188,562. Related item: Physicist Wins National Science Foundation Award

Tami Foy, Research Development, and Dorota Huizinga, Irvine Campus: $89,209 in second-year funding from the National Institutes of Health for "CSUF Research Gateway Project"

David Pagni, Mathematics: $80,336 in third-year funding from the University of California Office of the President for "Mathematics Diagnostics Testing Project 12/13." Pagni has received a total of $220,587 over the life of this contract. Cal State Fullerton is one of 11 sites in California for MDTP, which was established to inform secondary school students and teachers of math skills and concepts needed to succeed in college preparatory mathematics courses.

Geoffrey Lovelace and Jocelyn Read, both Physics: $75,000 from Research Corporation for "Developing a Numerical Injection Analysis Pipeline for Gravitational Waves From Emerging Black Holes and Neutron Stars." Related article: "Black Holes and Neutron Stars Help Catch 'Waves'"

Jennifer L. Burnaford, Biological Science: $50,264 in fifth-year funding from the Regents of the University of California Office of the President for "MARINe: Monitoring the Dynamics of Rocky Shore Populations in Urban Southern California." Total funding over the life of the grant is $257,572.

Zair Ibragimov, Mathematics: $49,955 from the National Science Foundation for "USA-Uzbekistan Conference on Analysis and Mathematical Physics, May 20-23, 2014."

Dawn Person, Educational Leadership: $45,000 from Rancho Santiago Community College for "ENGAGE in STEM Evaluation."

Bruce Xiao, Finance: $42,500 from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics for "JUFE Visiting Scholars Program." The total award over the course of three years totals $219,300.

Kathryn Dickson, Biological Science: $21,787 in third-year funding from the National Science Foundation for "ABI Innovation: SHPE Analysis for Phenomics With 3D Imaging Data." Total funding to date: $102,288

Dawn Macy, Center for Internships and Community Engagement: $17,600 from the Project Access Resource Centers for "Project Access Titan Tutors."

Danielle C. Zacherl, Biological Science: $15,638 from Merkel and Associates Inc. for "San Diego Bay Native Oyster Restoration Planning Project." Related item: "Help for a Native Californian"

Peter J. Fashing and Nga Nguyen, both Anthropology: $15,000 from the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation for "Determining the Conservation Status of Gelada Monkeys: Distribution, Abundance and Phylogenetic Relationships of Theropithecus Gelada Across the Ethiopian Highlands."

Ryan Nichols, Philosophy: $5,000 from the University of British Columbia for "The Evolution of Religion and Morality-Developing Virtue Conference: Empirical Approaches East and West"

Katherine Bono, Child and Adolescent Studies: $3,067 Modern Educator Grant from the Top Hat Monocle Corp.

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