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Grants & Contracts for August and September 2013

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for August and September 2013. Award amounts are totals expected for the entire funding period. The list does not include supplements, modifications or other changes to existing grants or contracts. For awards that have more than one investigator, the first faculty member listed is the principal investigator.

HELMUT BAUMGART, electrical and computer engineering, "Fabrication and Characterization of Novel Device Structures to Eliminate Wide Variation in Device Performance of Nonvolatile Resistive Memories"; National Institute of Standards and Technology, $40,000.

FREDERICK BAYERSDORFER, College of Arts and Letters, "36th Annual Literary Festival - Norfolk Commission on the Arts"; city of Norfolk, $1,150.

JEROME BRINKER, ODU Business Gateway, "Bauer Compressors Inc. 2013 ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Support" and "Organizational Leadership Mentoring and Growth Strategy - Hampton Machine Shop"; private sponsors, $3,000, $9,500.

BRANDON BUTLER, YONGHEE SUH and JAMIE COLWELL, teaching and learning, "Building Literacy in Social Studies"; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, $54,626.

RAO CHAGANTY, mathematics and statistics, "Commonwealth Public Health Training Center"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $5,000.

NIKOS CHRISOCHOIDES, computer science, "Introducing Next Generation of STEM Students to Mesh Modeling for Simulation and Visualization"; National Science Foundation, $23,394.

MENION CROLL, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Modeling and Simulation for Assessing Potential Students"; Virginia STEM Academy, $5,000.

DANIEL DAUER, biological sciences, "Determination of the Ecological Condition of the Benthic Communities of Money Point"; Elizabeth River Project, $25,000.

CLAIR DORSEY, ODU Business Gateway, "Crater"; Crater Planning District Commission, $129,732. Also, "Small Business Transportation Resource Center"; U.S. Department of Transportation, $8,289.

MARY ENDERSON, STEM education and professional studies, "Virginia Department of Education MASTERI (Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Reform Initiative)"; Virginia Department of Education, $400,000. Co-PIs are: SHARON JUDGE, Darden College of Education; G. RICHARD WHITTECAR, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences; and PHILIP REED, Darden College of Education.

JACQUELINE HINES, Student Services, "Student Support Services - 2010-2015 Federal Budget"; U.S. Department of Education, $1,257,543.

SANDEEP KUMAR, civil and environmental engineering, "Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae for On-site Nutrients Recovery and Biofuels Production"; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $15,000.

DEAN KRUSIENSKI, electrical and computer engineering, "HCC: Medium: Control of Robotic Manipulator Via a Brain-Computer Interface"; National Science Foundation, $48,195.

DREW LANDMAN and COLIN BRITCHER, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Development of an Empirical Model for Rotor Thrust Change Due to Ship Airwake/Rotor Downwash Coupling"; NAVAIR Train System Division, $77,913.

KURT MALY, computer science, "Resite Online Software Enhancement and Research Functionality"; Resite Online Inc., $31,500. Also, "SIMIS Continuation Funding for 724401"; SIMIS Inc., $18,982.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "NASA GEO-CAPE: Primary Productivity in Coastal Waters in the Western Gulf of Mexico"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $92,279.

PILAR PAZOS-LAGO, engineering management, "Research Initiation Grant: Using Modular Scaffolding in Virtual Team Projects to Develop Critical Skills in Engineering Students"; National Science Foundation, $149,875. Co-PIs are AMY ADCOCK, STEM education and professional studies, and CHARLES DANIELS, engineering management.

STACIE RINGLEB, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Engaging Students: Everyday Examples in Engineering (E3S)"; Stevens Institute of Technology, $2,000.

MIKE ROBINSON, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Real-time Evacuation Planning Model - Phase 3"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $330,000. Co-PIs from VMASC are: PETER FOYTIK, SOLOMON SHERFEY, CRAIG JORDAN and ANDREW COLLINS.

MARY SANDY, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, " 2011-2013 LARSS Administrative Account"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $100,093. Also, "Virginia Space Grant/State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Scholarships"; SCHEV, $245,000.

JOSEPH WARGO, Darden College of Education, "Troops to Teachers FY14 Funding"; Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support, $260,765.

RICHARD WHITTECAR, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Weanack Quarterly Sampling"; Weanack Land Limited Partnerships, $10,080.

CHRISTIAN ZEMLIN, electrical and computer engineering, "Identifying NMDA Receptor Interventions for the Treatment of Impaired Sociability in Autism Spectrum Disorders Using an Automated High-Throughput Screening Technology"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $46,000.

MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, computer science, "Planning Visit Proposal in Support for High Performance Computing for Econometrics Applications"; National Science Foundation, $12,469.