Faculty Awards 2010-11
Provost's Award for Outstanding Faculty Research Mentor:
Dr. Steve Hsiung, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Department
Dr. Steve Hsiung was awarded the first annual Provost's Award for Outstanding Research Mentor in Spring 2011 in recognition of his remarkable efforts in supporting undergraduate research at ODU. Dr. Hsiung joined the Department of Engineering Technology in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology in 2003.Since then, Dr. Hsiung has taught the Senior Project Design research course in his department.He has mentored ten undergraduate Senior Projects.These projects have lead to six undergraduate coauthored journal and proceedings publications. Dr. Hsiung has also provided funding for undergraduate researchers through his external grant from NASA's Virginia Space Grant Consortium. (link to Dr. Hsiung's Homepage)
Faulty Mentor Support Grants
The Faculty Research Mentor Support Grant Program is designed to provide support to help faculty members involve undergraduate students in their current research programs. The awards are designed to provide funding to offset the costs of increased undergraduate involvement in a faculty members research, or provide stipends to recruit excellent undergraduate researchers. (link to application information)
Dr. Holly A. H. Handley (Engineering Management and System Engineering Department). "Evaluation of Modeling Tools for Human Systems". $3000 to provide stipends to recruit outstanding undergraduate research assistants.The students worked with two modeling tools - the Improved Performance Research Integration Tool (IMPRINT) and the Command Control and Communication Techniques for Reliable Assessment of Concept Execution (C3TRACE), both provided by the Army Research Lab. The IMPRINT tool explores the workload and performance of humans interacting with technological systems.The C3Trace model evaluates the effects of different personnel architectures and information technology on system and human performance.
Dr. Anna Jeng (School of Community and Environmental Health). "Impact of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from particulate matter on male reproductive health." $3000 for additional laboratory animals and supplies for undergraduate research projects. Students worked on studies investigating the link between exposure to persistent organic compounds on particulate matter and reproductive toxicity using an animal model. Students participated experimental design, data collection,analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Dr. Lisa Horth (Department of Biological Sciences)."Assessing the evolution and heritability of ultraviolet cues in plants" $4000 for Portable Spectrometer, software and mini-greenhouse for undergraduate research projects. Students participated in research investigating the role UV reflecting areas on flowers play in attracting pollinating insects. Students raised orchids and brown-eyed susans, and took measurements of UV reflectivity. Used this data to assessed the genetic and environmental influences on UV reflectiveness in flowers.