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Intramural Grants Awarded to Campus Faculty

July 3, 2014

More than 60 Cal State Fullerton faculty members have received intramural grants for research projects on such topics as algebra to oysters, employment to risk management interest rates.

Intramural grants are intended to "stimulate faculty research and creative activities, to support such research and creative activities, and to assist faculty in successful competition for external funding, where appropriate."

Recipients are:

Hakob Avetisyan , Civil and Environmental Engineering: $2,500 for "Construction Equipment Fleet Management for Sustainability and Clean Environment in California"

Erica Ball , American Studies: $2,500 for "Reconsidering Roots: Observations on the 40th Anniversary of a TV Mini-Series That Changed the Way We Understood American Slavery"

Gerard Beenen , Management: $2,500 for "Career Exploration Scale Research Study"

John D. Breskey, Health Science: $2,500 for "Nail Salon Ventilation Needs Assessment Survey: A Precursor for the Development of an Educational Intervention"

Gayle K. Brunelle , History: $2,500 for "Tropical Chimeras - France in Guiana, 1604-1763"

Jennifer L. Burnaford, Biological Science: $2,500 for "Understanding the Effects of Environmental Conditions on Susceptibility to Herbivory for Intertidal Kelps"

Merri L. Casem, Biological Science: $2,500 for "Black Widow Spider Embryogenesis"

Benjamin Cawthra, History: $2,500 for "The Redemptive Lens: Margaret Bourke-White's Photographs of the Italian Campaign"

Anthony DiStefano, Health Science: $2,500 for "Intersections of HIV and Violence in Japan, Phase II: Data Processing, Analysis and Dissemination"

Guadalupe Espinoza , Child and Adolescent Studies: $2,500 for "Daily Cyberbullying Experiences Among Latino Adolescents: Examining the Protective Role of Friend and Family Factors"

Lilia Espinoza, Health Science: $2,500 for "Evaluation of Barriers and Facilitators to HIV Care Among Recently Incarcerated, HIV-Infected Individuals"

Peter Fashing, Anthropology: $2,500 for "The Conservation Status of Gelada Monkeys Across the Ethiopian Highlands: Determining the Distribution, Abundance and Phylogenitic Relationships of the World's Remaining Theropithecus Gelada Populations"

Andrew J. Galpin, Kinesiology: $2,500 for "Development of a Method to Estimate Human Skeletal Muscle Fiber Type Composition"

Gary Germo, Human Services: $2,500 for "Making Connections: The People in My Life"

Adam Glesser, Mathematics: $2,500 for "Abstract Algebra Videos"

Mohinder S. Grewal , Electrical Engineering: $2,500 for "Mitigation of GPS Data Errors to Improve User Safety"

William J. Hoese, Biological Science: $2,500 for "The Eyes Have It: Using Eye Tracking to Determine How Students Interpret Evolutionary Trees"

Sean Hogan, Social Work: $2,500 Social Work in Higher Education: The Role of Social Capital in Successfully Transitioning to Adulthood"

Siobhan King Brooks , African American Studies: $2,500 for "Black Lesbian and Identity Management in Inner-City Los Angeles"

Edward J. Knell, Anthropology: $2,500 for "Mojave Desert Archaeology Project: Terminal-Pleistocene/Early Holocene Land Use and Lithic Technological Organization Around Lake Mojave, CA"

Linda Kroff, Art: $2,500 for "Lockbox: A Photographic Installation and Public Art Proposal"

Kevin Lambert, Liberal Studies: $2,500 "Completion of Chapter for Book, 'Symbols and Things: Making British Physics, 1800-1860'"

Sean Loyd , Geological Sciences: $2,500 for "Exploring Carbon Sources for Carbonate Concretion Formation in the Cretaceous Holz Shale"

Pamela Madsen , Music: $2,500 for "Luminous Etudes for Solo Piano and Projected Images: Twenty Visions of the Black Madonna of Montserrat"

Summer Martin, Human Communication Studies: $2,500 for "The Experience and Communication of Uncertainty Regarding Genetic Testing for the BRCA Mutation"

Sinjini Mitra, Information Systems and Decision Sciences: $2,500 for "Improving Student Performance in Bottleneck Business Courses via Statistical Models of Early Detection and Intervention"

David G. Nevell, Theatre and Dance: $2,500 for "Dialects of Central America"

Jennifer Piazza, Health Science: $2,500 for "Understanding 'Fibrofog': Examining the Link Between Neuroendocrine Activity and Cognitive Impairment Among People With Fibromyalgia"

Angel Pineda, Mathematics: $2,500 for "Task-Based Optimization of Accelerated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)"

Madeline Rasche, Chemistry and Biochemistry: $2,500 "Discovering the Function of New Proteins Needed for Microbial Methane Production"

Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi, History: $2,500 for "The United States Peace Corps in Iran, 1962-1976"

Nancy Segal , Psychology: $2,500 for "Genetic and Environmental Influence on Behavior: Research With Identical, Fraternal and Virtual Twin Pairs" Related story: After 78 Years Apart, Professor Brings Twins Together

Devon Thacker Thomas , Sociology: $2,500 for "All of the Punishments and None of the Privileges? Examining Legal and Criminal Justice Responses to Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence"

Marcelo Tolmasky, Biological Science: $2,500 for "Toward a Solution of the Drug Resistance Problem: Prolonging the Life Span of Currently Available Antibiotics"

Lisa Tran, History: $2,500 for "Family History as World History"

Ying-Chiao Tsao, Human Communication Studies: $2,500 for "A Culturally and Linguistically Sensitive Translation of the Mandarin OASES"

Ofir Turel, Information Systems and Decision Sciences: $2,500 for "Does the Use of Facebook Change Your Brain" Related article: Connectivity Overdrive?

Robert Voeks, Geography: $2,500 for "Using Participatory Geographic Information Systems to Assess the Conservation Status of a Threatened Medicinal Plant Species in Southern Mozambique"

Laura Zettel-Watson, Psychology: $2,500 for "Profiling Health-Related Technology Use Among Older Adults"

Danielle C. Zacherl, Biological Science: $2,500 for "Factors Influencing Intertidal Distributions of Native and Non-Native Oysters" Related article: Help for a Native Californian

Binod Tiwari, Civil and Environmental Engineering: $2,499 for "Study on Combined Effect of Earthquake and Rainfall to Trigger Landslides" Related article: Earthquake Research in Japan

Christopher Tracy, Biological Science: $2,499 for "Effects of Climate Change on Water Loss and Population Survival of Mojave Desert Lizard"

Martha Webber , English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics: $2,497 for "English Studies and Engagement"

Maryanne Garon, Nursing: $2,495 for "The Role of Ethnic Nursing Organizations in Developing Future Nurse Leaders"

Kiran George , Computer Engineering: $2,493 for "Real-Time Self-Learning Indoor Air Quality Monitoring and Intervention System"

Anael Verdugo , Mathematics: $2,491 for "Mathematical Modeling of Iron Metabolism"

Maria Koleilat , Health Science: $2,481 for "Evaluating the Impacts of the Revised Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Packages on Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding Practices and Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Families"

Susie Woo , American Studies: $2,481 for "New Americans Come 'Home': Korean War Adoptees, Military Brides and Cold War Sentiments of Race and Nation"

James F. Parham , Geological Sciences: $2,477 for "Defining the Distribution and Conservation Status of Newly Discovered Species of Legless Lizards in California"

Jochen Burgtorf , History: $2,469 for "Charters From the Crusader States of the Eastern Mediterranean (1099-1291)"

Ning Chen, Computer Science: $2,469 for "A Home-Based Wireless Fall Risk Assessment System for the Elderly"

Garrett Stuckhoff, Civil and Environmental Engineering: $2,466 for "Algal Treatment of Brewery Waste"

Guohua Wu, Communications: $2,466 for "When Does Culture Matter? A Reexamination of the Effects of Personal Knowledge on the Correction of Culture-Based Judgements"

Mikhail Gofman, Computer Science: $2,440 for "Strengthening Mobil Authentication Through Biometric Fusion"

Diane Clemens-Knott, Geological Sciences: $2,000 for "Shooting Lasers at Sand Grains: Development of an Exciting Student Research Experience Aimed at Reconstructing California's Tectonic History"

Maria E. Zarate , Educational Leadership: $2,000 for "Embedding College Information in Mathematics and Language Arts Curriculum"

Yuna Kim, Marketing: $2,000 for "Monitoring Online Consumer Conservation for New Product Development Insights"

Rachel Fenning, Child and Adolescent Studies: $1,986 for "Family Process and Children With Borderline Intellectual Functioning"

Xtine Burrough , Communications: $1,919 for "Please Participate"

Adrian R. Fleissig, Economics: $1,082 for "Local Workforce Investment Boards and Long-Term Employment"

Brian M. Norton , English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics: $900 for "Satisfactions of Being: Richard Steele and the Aesthetics of Happiness"

Granted release time only:
Carolyn Chang, Finance: "Quantitative Easing, Low-Interest-Rates Policy and the New Normal in the Catastrophe Market: Implications for California Earthquake Risk Management Program"

Kristine Dennehy, History: "Post-Occupation Japan Through American Eyes"

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