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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for March and April. 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.

STAMI C. AL-HAZZA, assistant professor; CHARLENE E. FLEENER, associate professor; and JANE HAGER, professor, educational curriculum and instruction, “Teacher Reading Academy”; Old Dominion University, $60,000.

THOMAS ALLEN, associate professor of political science and geography, “Virginia Access - Phase 4”; George Mason University, $89,076.

ROBERT L. ASH, eminent scholar, and BRETT A. NEWMAN, associate professor, aerospace engineering, “Payload Development for Sub-orbital Launch”; Innovative Business Solutions Inc., $25,999.

JAY A. AUSTIN, research assistant professor, and ARNOLDO VALLE-LEVINSON, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: The Interaction of Estuarine Circulation and Wind-driven Shelf Circulation”; National Science Foundation, $265,863.

RICHARD BALDWIN, spaceport manager, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, “Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology - Executive Director”; Maryland Depart-ment of Business and Economic Development, $75,000.

OKTAY BAYSAL, dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, “Support Computation and Modeling Research and Partnerships”; Old Dominion University, $150,000.

JOHAN BOLLEN, assistant professor of computer science, “Expansion of Journal Recommendation and Log Analysis Systems”; Los Alamos National Laboratories, $57,974.

DANA D. BURNETT, vice president for student services; JENNIFER J. FOSS, director of student health services; and CYNTHIA DUNCAN, health education coordinator for student health services; “Tobacco Use Control Program”; Virginia Department of Health, $4,360.

MARK J. BUTLER, professor of biological sciences, “Collaborative Research: Disease Dynamics in Degraded Nurseries: A Viral Disease in Spiny Lobster”; National Science Foundation, $345,358.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director, and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, “Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Mail Survey”; Old Dominion University, $23,000. Also, “Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board”; Fairfax County, $4,325. Also, “Virginia General Super-vision Enhancement Grant”; University of Kentucky, $264,999. Also, with former director Jeffrey Y. Harlow, “Quality of Life Project”; Old Dominion University, $40,463.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, “Enhancing State Capacity to Address Child and Adolescent Health Through Violence Prevention”; Old Dominion University, $47,564. Co-Pi’s are: BRIAN PAYNE, chair of sociology and criminal justice; RANDY R. GAINEY, associate professor of SCJ; STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health; ELIZABETH MONK-TURNER, professor of SCJ; and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, SSRC.

DEAN CRISTOL, associate professor, and ROBERT Q. BERRY and WENDY M. FRAZIER, assistant professors, educational curriculum and instruction, “Transition to Teaching with Newport News Schools”; City of Newport News, $310,177.

NIDAL DAHMAN, assistant professor of engineering technology, and THOMAS ALLEN, associate professor of political science and geography, “Virginia Access and Middle Atlantic Geospatial Information Consortium Phase 4”; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $10,174.

ROBERT F. DIAS, assistant professor, and ELIZABETH C. MINOR, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, “Collaborative Research: Investigations into the Temporal and Source-dependent Chemical Com-positions and Reactivity of Natural Dissolved Organic Matter”; National Science Foundation, $576,513.

GAIL E. DODGE, associate professor of physics, “From Quarks to Nuclei – Continuation of Program”; U.S. Department of Energy, $1.72 million. Co-PI’s are physics colleagues: CHARLES HYDE-WRIGHT, professor; PAUL E. ULMER, associate professor; LARRY WEINSTEIN, professor; STEPHEN L. BUELTMANN, research assistant professor; MOSKOV AMARIAN, associate professor; and SEBASTIAN E. KUHN, professor.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Water Quality Monitoring Component of the Chesapeake Bay Program”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $494,005.

LAWRENCE G. DOTOLO, president of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium, “Serving the Adult Population of Hampton Roads”; U.S. Department of Education, $466,184.

HANI E. ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Fabrication and Charac-terization of Photoemission in Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes as a Potential Photocathode Material – University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing”; Southeastern Universities Research Association, $30,000.

ISAAC L. FLORY IV, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Child Seat Safety Device”; Hazel Smith, $1,872.

ROBERT A. GABLE, eminent scholar of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, and KERRY LAMBERT, director and co-PI of the Training and Technical Assistance Center, “Assistive Technology State-directed Priority Project”; Virginia Department of Education, $33,831.

ANN E. GARGETT, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Interactive Effects of UV and Vertical Mixing on Phytoplankton and Bacterioplankton in the Ross Sea”; National Science Foundation, $42,703.

RYAN GASKINS, senior research scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “CTA and Link Analysis”; Werner Anderson Inc., $4,500.

CHESTER E. GROSCH, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and ANDRES TEJADA-MARTINEZ, postdoctoral research scientist, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Studies in Time-varying, Forced Turbulent Flow and Temporally Filtered Large Eddy Simulation”; NASA Langley Research Center, $102,147.

DREW LANDMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, “Manual Balance Calibration Systems Optimization”; Florida State University, $16,155. Also, “Venturi Vent Wind Tunnel Testing”; Acrylife Inc., $5,240.

JOSEPH P. LAPLACA, manufacturing consultant, Technology Applications Center, “Angular/Adjustable Paint Brush Adapter Module”; Taylor/Kotaride and City of Norfolk, $1,666 and $3,397. Also, “Electrical Wire Dispenser – New Product and Licensing Partner Search Agreement”; David Wheeler, $2,983.

ROBIN J. LEWIS, professor of psychology, “Student Stipend for Third-year Advanced Training at the Pines Regional Treatment Center”; Alternative Behavioral Services, $7,000.

KURT J. MALY, chair of computer science, “General Dynamics Internal Research and Development Task for Process Modeling Support” and “General Dynamics Internal Research and Development Task for Integration and Engineering Support”; General Dynamics, $22,627 and $20,418. Also, “Eagle and MMIS Raytheon Services Co.’s Research and Development Task”; Raytheon Aircraft Co., $36,475.

MICHAEL E. MELO, acting director, Military Career Transition Program, “Spouse to Teachers Support”; Virginia Department of Education, $25,000.

ROLAND R. MIELKE, professor of electrical and computer engineering, two awards from the Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia): “JNTC Advanced Training Technology Support,” $947,689; and “Naval Surface Warfare Center,” $343,747.

MARTIN MIKULAS, research professor of aerospace engineering, “Advanced Space Structural Concepts”; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, $25,000.

MIKEL D. PETTY, research professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “University of Alabama - Huntsville Center for Modeling and Simulation”; University of Alabama, $37,716.

ROBERT E. RATZLAFF, associate professor, and ROLAND A. COOPER, assistant professor, biological sciences, “Collaborative Research: Disease Dynamics in Degraded Nurseries: A Viral Disease in Spiny Lobster”; National Science Foundation, $89,169.

JERRY B. ROBERTSON, director of the Technology Applications Center, “Prototype Construction of Training Machine Gimbals”; Davies Design LLC, $500. Also, “Redesign of a Panel Miter Saw”; IBRO Tech Inc., $8,741.

MARY L. SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “Phase IV – Virginia Access and Middle Atlantic Geospatial Information Consortium”; George Mason University, $100,000. Also, “Undergrad-uate Student Researchers Program - NASA Glenn”; NASA, $85,000. Also, “Undergraduate Student Research Program”; Los Alamos National Laboratories, $40,000. Also, three awards from NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center: “Virginia Space Grant College and Fellowship Program - National Space Grant Student Mission to Mars”; $20,000; “Workforce Development, Geospatial Extension specialist,” $100,000; and “National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program - Year 1,” $387,125. Also, five awards from NASA for the Under-graduate Student Researchers Program totaling $30,000. Also, two awards from the National Space Grant Foun-dations: “Coordination of National Student Involvement Program,” $77,637; and “Undergraduate Student Researchers Program,” $11,600. Also, “Undergraduate Student Resarchers Program for Marshall Space Flight Center”; Universities Space Research Association, $30,000. Also, “Math and Science Partnership Program - No Child Left Behind - Portsmouth”; Virginia Depart-ment of Education, $145,000.

KARL H. SCHOENBACH, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Experimental Studies on the Effect of Ultrashort Electrical Pulses on Adipose Tissue”; The Innovation Factory, $58,7444. Also, “Ultraviolet Generation by Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas - Phase II”; Ultraviolet Sciences Inc., $111,564. Also, with RICHARD L. NUCCITELLI, associate professor of ECE, “Scanning Disk Confocal System”; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $147,400.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Metropoli-tan Medical Response System”; Hampton Roads Plan-ning District Commission, $329,606.

LINDA L. VAHALA, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy: “Topics in Plasma Physics,” $10,000; and “Electron Berstein Waves Physics of Electron Cyclotron Emission in National Spherical Torus Experiment,” $174,225.

LEPOSAVA VUSKOVIC, professor of physics, “Effect of Microwave-generated Plasmas on Aerody-namic Flow”; NASA Langley Research Center, $2,000.

SILVANA M. WATSON, assistant professor of early childhood, special education and speech-language pathology, “Culturally Responsive Reading Comprehension Instruction for Urban Students with Disabilities”; University of South Florida, $15,000.

X. NANCY XU, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Real-time Molecular Study of Bystander Effect Using Living Cell Imaging and Nanoparticle Optics”; University of Texas Health Science Center, $25,000.

GUOQING ZHOU, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Urban True Orthophoto Generation and Its Standard Initiative - Phase II”; National Science Foundation, $112,000.

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