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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for September 2011. 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.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Management and Implementation of U.S. Geotraces Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect"; National Science Foundation, $561,412.

JOZEF DUDEK, assistant professor of physics, "Germany-U.S. Nuclear Theory Exchange Program for QCD Studies of Hadrons and Nuclei 'GAUSTEQ'"; U.S. Department of Energy, $105,000. Also, "Meson Spectroscopy From QCD"; U.S. Department of Energy, $750,000.

JOANNA GARNER, research assistant professor, Center for Educational Partnerships, "Needs of Military-connected School Divisions in Southeastern Virginia"; CNA Corp., 15,450. Co-PIs are PAMELA ARNOLD, research associate, and JOHN NUNNERY, executive director, Center for Educational Partnerships.

MARK HAVEY, professor and eminent scholar of physics, "Disorder Effects in Ultracold Atomic Physics"; National Science Foundation, $165,000.

RICHARD HELLER, director of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, "Continuation of Bioelectrics Research for Casualty Care and Management"; Army Medical Research and Materials Command, $1,049,000. Co-PIs are LOREE HELLER, research associate professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences; YEONG-HER CHEN, research assistant professor, Reidy Center; JUERGEN KOLB, assistant professor, Reidy Center; STEPHEN BEEBE, research professor, Reidy Center; and BARBARA HARGRAVE, associate professor of biological sciences.

VICTORIA HILL, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "2012 Crab Bowl"; Consortium for Oceanographic Leadership Inc., $ 7,500.

CHARLES HYDE, professor of physics, "DIRC-based PID for the EIC Central Detector"; Brookhaven National Laboratory, $53,290.

CYNTHIA JONES, professor and eminent scholar, and JASON SCHAFFLER, self-supporting research professional, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Use of Otolith Chemistry to Delineate Multiple Nursery Areas of Summer Flounder"; State University of New Jersey, $144,000.

SOOKYUNG JOO, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, "Mathematical Study of Smetic Liquid Crystals"; National Science Foundation, $85,852.

BRENDA NEUMON LEWIS, associate vice president for graduate studies, "Collaborative: The Virginia Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate"; National Science Foundation, $7,000.

STEVE MYRAN, educational foundations and leadership, "Partnership for Teaching and Leading Quality Mathematics Education"; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, $174,746. Co-PIs are SUZANNE DOVIAK, senior lecturer of mathematics and statistics; MELVA GRANT, assistant professor of STEM education and professional studies; PETER BAKER, adjunct instructor of teaching and learning; and KAREN SANZO, associate professor of educational foundations and leadership.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Year 2 of Growth and Control of Ingan Nanostructures for Solar Cell Applications"; Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, $20,000.

MICHAEL PEARSON, professor of English, "ODU 34th Annual Literary Festival, 'The Lie that Tells the Truth'"; city of Norfolk, $1,000. Co-PIs are FRED BAYERSDORFER, arts assistant to the dean, College of Arts and Letters, and JOHN MCMANUS, assistant professor of English.

CESAR PINTO, assistant professor of engineering management, "The Fourth Annual Conference of the Next Generation Infrastructures, Challenges and Research for the 21st Century"; National Science Foundation, $25,680.

JERRY ROBERTSON, associate vice president, ODU Business Gateway, "Supplement to SBA VBOC"; Small Business Administration, $10,000.

MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, and MENION CROLL, senior project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "A Secondary Task for Measuring Laparoscopic Skill"; U.S. Public Health Service, $322,237.

GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Supplement and Extension to Operation and Optimization of the Ostara Crystallization Process"; Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., $19,167.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, "Reach for the Stars Middle School 2011"; Maryland Space Business Roundtable, $4,000. Also, "Reach for the Stars Camp 2011"; National Space Grant Foundations, $2,500. Also, "Step-Up Interns 2011 - Reach for the Stars"; Wicomico County Public Schools, $10,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation"; Old Dominion University, $224,119.

DANIEL SONENSHINE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, "Transcriptomics of Tick Olfactory Systems"; North Carolina State University, $49,993.

OLLIE TOLLIVER, director, Upward Bound, "Upward Bound Program"; U.S. Department of Education, $326,069.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center, "Voice of the Victim Statewide Analysis of Victim Compensation"; Georgia State University, $12,118. Also, with JESSE RICHMAN, assistant professor of political science and geography, "Political Polling Project"; Old Dominion University, $49,145.

JOSEPH WARGO, director of Virginia Troops to Teachers, "Troops to Teachers, Old Dominion University, 2011-2013"; U.S. Department of Defense, $150,000.

LARRY WEINSTEIN, professor of physics, "Short Distance Structure of Nuclei - Mining the Wealth of Existing Jefferson Lab Data"; U.S. Department of Energy, $756,000.

HARRY ZHANG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, and HUA LIU, assistant professor of political science and geography, "Availability and Accessibility of Emergency Food Assistance and Food Insecurity Among American Children"; University of Kentucky, $74,928.

This highlight was posted on: November 2, 2011

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