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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for August and September. 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.



DENNIS ACKERMAN, director of the Bank of America Entrepreneurial Center, "CIT Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fund Persys"; Center for Innovative Technology, $4,500. Also from CIT: "CIT Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fund Echostorm," $4,500; "ODU Entrepreneurial Center, 2002-03," $90,000; "Electronic Admission Process Evaluation Study," $20,782; and "CIT Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fund, Privo Inc.," $4,500. Also, from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, "Graduate Student Support to Assist with the Center's Web Site," $5,000.



THOMAS ALBERTS, professor of aerospace engineering, "Power Regulator Design for Integrated Load Sensor System"; Oceana Sensors Technologies Inc., $17,000.



LARRY ATKINSON, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "NOAA/Office Research Space"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $39,881. Also, "Community Planning for Ocean Observations, Long-term Time Series and Observatory Systems"; National Science Foundation, $224,024.



LEE BELFORE, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Development of Tools and Methods for Augmenting Internet Virtual Reality Applications"; Loyola Enterprises, $29,839.



MICHAEL CORY, manufacturing specialist with the Technology Applications Center, and CHENG LIN, associate professor of engineering technology, "Pallet End Block/Truss Plate Assembly Fixture"; Brunswick Box Co., $11,525.



GLENN COTA, research professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Marine Bio-optical Measurement at Chesapeake Light Tower"; Science Applications International Corp., $33,000.



DANIEL DAUER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, "Benthic Biological Monitoring of the Elizabeth River - Year 4"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (Virginia Water Control Board), $38,258.



JULIE DODD, director of the Women's Center; SANDRA WASHINGTON, former senior lecturer of communication and theater arts; and JILL JURGENS, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, "NAFSA Co-op Grants Educators Program"; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, $5,000.



LAWRENCE DOTOLO, director of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "Serving the Adult Population of Hampton Roads"; U.S. Department of Education, $457,043.



DAVID DRYER, assistant professor of engineering management, "NASA Wallops Island Rapid Response Modeling and Simulation, Phase 1: Modeling Scenario Definition and Evaluation of Simulation Products"; Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, $3,500.



ROSS EDWARDS, visiting assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Characterization of Carbonaceous Aerosals from Summit Greenland"; National Institute of Standards and Technology, $10,825.



ANN GARGETT, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: A Two-body Towing System for Swath-mapping Ocean Turbulence"; National Science Foundation, $160,167.



ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar, STEPHEN TONELSON, professor, early childhood, speech language pathology and special education, and KERRY LAMBERT, director of the Training and Technical Assistance Center, "Training and Technical Assistantce Center, Old Dominion University (Serving Eastern Virginia)"; Virginia Department of Education (Vocational Student Organizations), $723,666.



JEFFREY HARLOW, director, and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, "The Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church"; The United Methodist Church Council of Ministries, $2,280.



CYNTHIA JONES, professor of biological sciences; DYANAND NAIK, professor of mathematics and statistics; and STEPHEN BOBKO, laboratory manager, Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology, "Support of Facilities to Provide Finfish Aging for Virginia Catches and Application of Virtual Population Analysis to Provide Management Advice"; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $220,477.



JOHN KLINCK and EILEEN HOFMANN, professors, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Hydrographic Studies and Analyses in Support of the U.S. AMLR Program"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $39,881.



THOMAS LANG and JOSEPH GROSEL, program managers, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Joint National Training Center"; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $265,030.



ROBIN LEWIS, professor of psychology, "Assistantship for Students in the Virginia Consortium Program"; Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, $3,250.



KURT MALY, eminent scholar; MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor; and MICHAEL NELSON, assistant professor, computer science, "ITR/IM Keplar - A Communal Digital Library"; National Science Foundation, $699,999.



ALICE MCADORY, director of admissions; JERRY ROBERTSON, director of the Technology Applications Center; and OKTAY BAYSAL, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, "Electronic Admission Process Evaluation Study"; Center for Innovative Technology, $37,200.



GARRETT MCAULIFFE, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, "NASA GSRP - Amy Williams"; NASA Langley Research Center, $24,000. Also, with KAREN ERIKSEN, adjunct associate professor of ELC, "Give Kids Their Chance"; William and Dorothy O'Neil Foundation, $24,671.



KEVIN MCCLESKEY, general manager of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "ITSEC JFCOM Support Range Integration Demonstrations and JBE Demonstration at I/ITSEC"; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $180,212.



KEITH PARKINSON, manufacturing specialist for the Technology Applications Center, "Business Development Project"; Synerject LLC, $6,000.



PHILIP RAISOR, associate professor of English, "Virginia Deep in Bones: Fiction Readings by Henry Taylor and Ellen Bryant Voigt"; Virginia Commission of the Arts, $500.



JERRY ROBERTSON, director of the Technology Applications Center, "Technology Applications Center at Od Dominion University, FY03"; Center for Innovative Technology, $265,000.



THOMAS ROYER, chair, GREGORY CUTTER, professor, and ARNOLDO VALLE-LEVINSON, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and GLENN COTA, research professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Major Research Instrumentation Program - Instrument Acquisition"; National Science Foundation, $129,937.



MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "NASA - USRP"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $1 million.



CONSTANCE SCHOBER, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, "Dynamical Systems Methods and Geometric Integrators for Nonlinear Wave Equations"; National Science Foundation, $109,000.



STEPHEN TONELSON, professor, ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar, and CHERYL BAKER, lecturer, early childhood, speech language pathology and special education, and JANE HAGER, associate dean of the Darden College of Education, "Commonwealth Special Education Enhancement Program"; Virginia Department of Education, $1.15 million.



RESIT UNAL, professor of engineering management, "Development of Approximation Models for Launch Vehicle Operations Analysis"; NASA Langley Research Center, $16,956. Also, with CHARLES KEATING, associate professor of engineering management, "Development of an Expert Judgement Elicitation and Calibration Methodology for Risk Analysis in Conceptual Vehicle Design"; NASA Langley, $71,500.



ARNOLDO VALLE-LEVINSON, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Proposed CODAR Current Pattern Analysis for the Lower Chesapeake Bay"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $27,268.