Awards: August 2015

During the month of August 2015, faculty and staff at the University of Oregon received 58 new awards totaling over $4.4 million in support of research activities.*

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August New Awards

First Name Last Name Project Department Source Length (years) Total Budget
Jean Smith Literacy Study Group for Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Project LSG) Teaching and Learning, Center on U.S. Department of Education/University of Washington 3 142,235
Robert Parker Downtown Public Market Scoping Study Community Service Center Lane County Economic Development 2 months 8,783
N Phillips Structure of Crossed Products by Amenable Groups and Classification of Group Actions Mathematics National Science Foundation 3 180,000
Raghuveer Parthasarathy The Viscosity of Lipid and Protein Membranes Materials Science Institute (Physics) National Science Foundation 3 360,000
Raghuveer Parthasarathy Rebooting the Gut Microbial Ecosystem using Bacterial Dueling Materials Science Institute (Physics) Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 1 56,250
Cheryl Hartz Oregon Arts Commission FY 16 Operating Support Grant Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Oregon Arts Commission 1 11,697
Boyana Norris Community Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation 3 (ComPASS3) Computer and Information Science U.S. Department of Energy 2 130,000
Craig Rasmussen Domain Specific Language Support for Exascale CAS IT U.S. Department of Energy 1 133,000
Cherrl Hartz WORKING TITLE: Intensive training for K-12 art/classroom teachers in evidenced-based strategies for teaching visual arts and cross-curricular integration Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Oregon Arts Commission/University of Oregon Foundation 1 15,000
Ann Craig Redesign of the museum's anchor cultural exhibition hall, Oregon-Where Past is Present (OWPIP). Museum of Natural History Oregon Cultural Trust/University of Oregon Foundation 1 40,000
Michael Pluth Chemical Tools for Delivery and Detection of Biological Hydrogen Sulfide Materials Science Institute (Chem) National Institutes of Health 5 1,354,940
Lauren Lanahan Emerging Scholars on the Path to Innovation Management National Science Foundation 1 54,017
Helen Neville Effects of Early Adversity on Autonomic and Neural Mechanisms underlying Self-Regulation Psychology National Science Foundation 2 594,785
Daneil Steck Stochastic and Dissipative Dynamics of Ultracold Atoms Oregon Center for Optics National Science Foundation 3 420,000
Robert Zako Effectiveness of Transportation Funding Mechanisms for Achieving National, State, and Metropolitan Economic, Health, and Other Livability Goals Sustainable Cities Initiative U.S. Department of Transportation/Portland State University 1 80,111
Trygve Faste Designing for an Aging Population AAA Product Design U.S. Department of Transportation/Portland State University 1 39,914
David Tyler Collaborative Research: Development and Fundamental Studies of N2-absorbing, Iron-phosphine-containing Polymers for Pressure Swing Purification of Natural Gas Materials Science Institute (Chem) National Science Foundation 3 216,000
Gretchen Farrar Oregon Bach Festival Operating Grant proposal for the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation Oregon Bach Festival James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation/University of Oregon Foundation 1 20,000
James Snodgrass Collecting DNA samples from older respondents participating in SAGE studies in five African countries Anthropology National Institutes of Health/United Nations 1 month 19,098
Frank Vignola Testing and Evaluation of Solar System Siting Tool Materials Science Institute (Physics) Step Robotics 1 10,925
Benjamin Aleman MRI: Acquisition of an Atomic Force Microscope with Optical, Thermal, and Electrical Analysis Capabilities. Materials Science Institute (Physics) National Science Foundation 3 283,906
Lucien Brown Multimodal Politeness in Korean Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for The Academy of Korean Studies 1 14,590
Jane Squires Oregon Online Screening Project 2015 Early Intervention Program - 226494 Oregon Department of Education 1 46,270
Jun Li DrawBridge - Leveraging Software-Defined Networking for DDoS Defense Computer and Information Science U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3 1,383,168
MIchael Pluth Self-Assembled Multicomponent Ligands for Allosteric Catalysis Materials Science Institute (Chem) National Science Foundation 4 494,684
Shannon Sardell Hillsboro Parks and Recreation Masters House Field School Host Historic Preservation City of Hillsboro 1 month 25,000
Amy Lobben Doctoral Dissertation Research: Cognitive Agents and Pedestrian Redevelopment Modeling Geography National Science Foundation 2 15,640
Andrew Yarris Transit Migration In Mexico's Ruta Pacifica: Analyzing The State, Civil Society, And Communities International Studies Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. 1 30,392
Andrew Goble JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Long-term) History Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 9 months 31,855
Shannon Boettcher Semiconductor-electrocatalyst Contacts: Theory, Experiment, and Applications to Solar Water Photoelectrolysis Materials Science Institute (Chem) U.S. Department of Energy 2 355,000
Yuan Xu Approximation and Orthogonality in Sobolev Spaces Mathematics National Science Foundation 3 157,951
Eddie Madison Earthquake Preparedness Project Journalism Online News Association 1 35,000
Riki Saltzman Oregon Folklife Network--Folk & Traditional Arts Partnership for Traditional Arts Apprenticeships and Technical Assistance Collaborations Academic Extension National Endowment for the Arts/Oregon Arts Commission 1 70,000
John Hull Pacific Northwest Capital Scan (Canopy LLC portion) Lundquist College of Business Canopy LLC 1 31,308
Sanjay Srivastava A Common Framework for "Big Data" Mental Health Research on Twitter Psychology National Institutes of Health 1 375,268
Sameer Shende SI2-SSI: Collaborative Research: A Software Infrastructure for MPI Performance Engineering: Integrating MVAPICH and TAU via the MPI Tools Interface Neuroinformatics Center National Science Foundation 3 1,200,000
Jane Squires SELECT: Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood for Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program - 226494 U.S. Department of Education 4 1,500,000
Trudy Cameron State Legislative Political Polarization and Income Inequality in the United States Economics Washington Center for Equitable Growth 1 15,000
Christian Doabler Precision Math: Using Interactive Gaming Technology to Build Student Proficiency in Foundational Concepts and Problem Solving Skills of Measurement and Data Analysis" Rsch Ctr on Teaching & Learning National Science Foundation 4 2,999,816
Robert Parker 2015-16 Co-operative Research Agreement between the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan (METI) and Community Service Center (CSC), University of Oregon, U.S.A. Community Service Center Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 1 16,028
Erin Chaparro SPDG Breadth English Language Professional Development Educational and Community Supports U.S. Department of Education/Oregon Department of Education 1 42,000
Gerald Tindal Oregon Extended Assessment Development Grant 2015-16 - by invitation Behavioral Research and Teaching U.S. Department of Education/Oregon Department of Education 1 284,863
Atika Khurana Behavioral Effects of Teen Exposure to Multiple risk Behaviors in TV and Film Prevention Science Institute National Institutes of Health/University of Pennsylvania 1 48,657
Kelly Sutherland More than Size Matters: Selection Mechanisms by Appendicularians Grazing on Picoplankton Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Center for National Science Foundation 3 239,488
Janet Hodder Collaborative Research: Faculty as Change Agents: Transforming Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges Oregon Institute of Marine Biology National Science Foundation 4 232,516
Robert Melnick A Preliminary Manual of Policy and Management Responses to Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes, Phase 2 Sustainable Environment, Institute for a U.S. Department of Interior 1 39,500
Craig Young Exterior Improvements for Charleston Marine Life Center Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Coos County 1 11,000
Leilani Saez Project Iceberg (Intensifying Cognition, Early literacy and Behavior for Exceptional Reading Growth) Behavioral Research and Teaching U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 5 2,498,710
Bradley Nolen Coordinated Assembly and Disassembly of Branched Actin Networks by Arp2/3 Complex and its Regulators Molecular Biology, Institute of National Institutes of Health 4 1,143,856
Boyana Norris EAGER: Collaborative Research: Lighthouse: A User-Centered Web System for High-Performance Software Dvelopment Computer and Information Science National Science Foundation 2 149,973
Michael Raymer Photon Temporal Modes as a Quantum Information Resource Oregon Center for Optics National Science Foundation 3 475,000
Douglas Toomey Implementation and Development of US West Coast ShakeAlert: Collaborative Research with University of California at Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, University of Washington, and University of Oregon Geological Sciences USDI/U.S. Geological Survey 2 361,416
Edward Davis EarthCube IA: Collaborative Proposal: Building Interoperable Cyberinfrastructure (CI) at the Interface between Paleogeoinformatics and Bioinformatics Geological Sciences National Science Foundation 2 70,088
Thomas Connolly Preserving Oregon Grant: Return to Fort Rock Cave Museum of Anthropology Oregon Parks & Recreation Department 1 20,000
Robeert Choquette TriMet/Gresham Storytelling Sustainable Cities Initiative Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon 6 months 5,000
Robert Choquette Transit to the core: Revitalizing Central Gresham and TriMet/Metro/Gresham GIS (TriMet Portion) Sustainable Cities Initiative Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon 1 month 10,000
Susan Lesyk Student Support Services Program to Provide Assistance to First-generation, Low-income and/or Disabled Students in Obtaining their Undergraduate Degrees Academic Learning Services U.S. Department of Education 5 2,622,220
David Sutherland Collaborative Research: Impact of Subglacial Discharge on Turbulent Plume Dynamics and Submarine Melting Geological Sciences National Science Foundation 4 201,808

*Does not include recurring task orders on existing grants, non-competitive continuations and other types of supplemental funding.