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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for July 2010. 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.

VINOD AGARWAL and GILBERT YOCHUM, professors of economics, "2010 Virginia Beach Overnight Visitor Profiles and Economic Evaluation of Tourism Advertising Expenditures"; Barker, Campbell & Farley, $96,048.

OKTAY BAYSAL, dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "ODU Engineering's Participation in the Naval Education Consortium"; University of Michigan Department of Parks & Recreation, $24,989. Co-PIs are: STEVEN WALK, assistant professor of engineering technology; GENE HOU, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; MILTIADIS KOTINIS, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; HAN BAO, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; ALOK VERMA, professor of engineering technology; DREW LANDMAN, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and ANTHONY DEAN, associate professor of engineering technology.

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, "Supplement to International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources"; World Conservation Union, $604,692.

ANDREW CASIELLO, interim associate vice president for distance learning, "Building a Web-based Resource to Expand Education and Professional Development Opportunities for Nurses in Southern and Southwest Virginia"; Old Dominion University, $100,000.

GIANLUCA DE LEO, assistant professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences, "An IPhone Application for the Hampton Roads Emergency Preparedness Guide"; Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, $7,500.

GAIL DODGE, professor of physics, "William Ford 2010-11 JSA/JLAB Graduate Fellowship" and "Dasuni Adikaram 2010-11 JSA/JLAB Graduate Fellowship"; Jefferson Lab, $26,000.

JAMES HENSON, assistant professor of psychology, "Subpopulation Differences in Intervention Efficacy for College Drinkers"; U.S. Public Health Service, $83,579.

JOHN MCCONAUGHA, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "The Role of Predation in Blue Crab Productive Output"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $51,928.

KURT MALY, professor and eminent scholar of computer science, "Latis System Software Development"; Hospice of Palm Beach County, $24,000.

HAROLD MARSHALL, Morgan Professor Emeritus of biological sciences, "Continuation of Virginia DEQ Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $129,243.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Deposition of Organic Materials"; Cermet Inc., $700.

VIRGINIA O'HERRON, university librarian, "Desegregation of Virginia Education Project"; Martin Luther King. Jr. Memorial Commission, $2,000.

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Effectiveness of Troops to Teachers Who Have Become School Administrators"; Office of the Secretary of Defense, $12,000.

JACK ROBINSON, associate professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Integrating Science, Literacy and Assessment for Powerful Learning"; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, $94,904. Co-PIs are: JODY SOMMERFELDT, lecturer, and CHARLENE FLEENER, associate professor, teaching and learning.

MARY SANDY, director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars"; NASA, $100,000. Also, "The Governor's Academy for Innovation, Technology and Engineering"; New Horizons Regional Education Centers, $28,600.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space & Technology, "Step Up Internship Program"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $75,000 and $2,592. Also, "Step Up Interns 2010 - Reach for the Stars"; Wicomico County Public Schools, $10,000. Also, "Step Up Interns 2010"; Worcester County, Md., $75,000.

DANIEL SONENSHINE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, "Renewal Proposal for: Endocrinology of Tick Reproduction: A New Perspective"; North Carolina State University, $95,478.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, "2010-11 Virginia Early Intervention Family Survey"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $59,066.

MICHELE WEIGLE, assistant professor of computer science, "Collaborative Research: CRI: CRD: Synthetic Traffic Generation Tools and Resources: A Community Resource for Experimental Networking Research"; National Science Foundation, $8,125.

QI "HARRY" ZHANG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, "Local Economic Conditions, Food Assistance Program Participation and Food Insecurity Among Households with Children"; U.S. Department of Agriculture, $184,995.

This highlight was posted on: September 7, 2010

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