Monday, July 1, 2013

Faculty, staff receive grant funding

The following UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members recently received grant funding:
  • Dr. Jennifer Dahl, Materials Science Center, received an award for $49,667 from the UW System/WiSys Applied Research Grant program for the project titled "Enhancement of Nanoscale Photovoltaic Devices." The proposal is a collaboration between UW-Eau Claire as the lead and UW-La Crosse as a collaborator. Students will be involved in the research.
  • Dr. Harry Jol, geography and anthropology, and UW-Eau Claire undergraduate David Simenson received an award for $4,500 from the UW System's Solid Waste Research Program for the project titled "Sawmill Era Waste in Western Wisconsin Lakes: Reducing/Redirecting Subaqueous Industrial Waste."
  • Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, geology, received an award for $224,916 from the National Science Foundation's Tectonics program for the project titled "Collaborative Research: RUI: Orogenic Exhumation and Neogene Foreland Basin Evolution, Southern Central Andes." This is a collaborative project with San Diego State University, and undergraduates will participate in the research.
  • Lissa Martinez, Blugold Beginnings, received an award for $294,341 from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. College Ready Grant program for the project titled Blugold Beginnings Precollege Youth Mentoring Program." The overall goal is to serve 180 underrepresented fifth- through twelfth-grade students by providing academic tutoring and evidence-based precollege programming.
  • Dr. Peter Myers, political science, received a fellowship from the Earhart Foundation with an award of $9,330. The project is titled "Color-Blindness: A Philosophic and Political History of an Embattled American Idea."
  • Dr. Linda Young and Jan Adams, nursing, received an award for $15,690 from the UW System's Growth Agenda-Conferences and Professional Development Grant program for the project titled "Identifying, Recruiting, and Retaining Nurse Educators."

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