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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for October 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.

LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Endowed Professor of Oceanography, "Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System"; State University of New Jersey, $98,795.

JAMES BLISS, associate professor of psychology, "Fused Realities Assessments Modules for Automated Human and System Performance Assessment in Operational Environments"; Advanced Anti-terror Technologies Corp., $26,000.

STELLA BONDI, assistant professor of engineering technology, "Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Composite Material - Analyzing Mechanical Properties"; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $10,000.

NIKOS CHRISOCHOIDES, professor of computer science, "CSR-CSI: Software Environment for Real-time Non-rigid Registration Using Commodity and Grid Computing"; National Science Foundation, $16,000.

KONSTANTIN CIGURALOV, assistant professor of psychology, "Enhancing Safety Through Leadership"; Colorado State University, $24,800.

SHARON DAVIS, senior lecturer, and MICKEY KOSLOSKI, assistant professor, STEM education and professional studies, "Virginia Assistive Technical Support 2012"; Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, $85,000.

GAIL DODGE, professor of physics, "Jefferson Lab GRA Support"; Jefferson Lab, $8,667.

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "Serving the Higher Education Needs of Adults in Tidewater, Virginia: A Consortium Approach"; U.S. Department of Education, $480,170.

KATHERINE FILIPPINO, self-supporting research professional, and MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Estimating Nutrient Inputs Through Stochastic Events in a Lower Chesapeake Bay Tributary"; Virginia Environmental Endowment, $23,417.

RICHARD HELLER, director of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, "Wound Healing Using Platelet Gel"; General Electric Global Research, $36,000.

CYNTHIA JONES, professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Professional Services for Otolith Chemistry Analysis"; U.S. Geological Survey, $9,827.

JINGDONG MAO, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "NMR Study of Organic Matter from Paleosol"; Old Dominion University, $14,000.

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Troops to Teachers: A Mixed-methods National Follow-up Study"; Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support, $269,400. Co-PIs are: JOHN NUNNERY, executive director, The Center for Educational Partnerships; PAMELA ARNOLD, research associate, TCEP; SHANA PRIBESH, associate professor of educational foundations and leadership; SHANAN CHAPPELL, research assistant professor, TCEP; and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center.

IORDANK PANAYOTOVA, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, "High Altitude Clear Air Atmospheric Turbulence: Improving the Forecasting Through Increasing the Fundamental Understanding of Causes and Mechanisms Leading to Turbulence"; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $10,000.

BRYAN PORTER, associate professor of psychology, "Virginia DMV Occupation Protection - Impaired Driving Target Areas and Programs"; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $192,043. Also, "VDMV Seat Belt Survey 2012"; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $133,681.

BILLIE REED, executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "Physical Security and Remote Monitoring Surveillance System"; Federal Aviation Administration, $125,000. Also, "VCSFA Spaceport Launch Pad OA Final Integration, Test and Certification"; Virginia Department of Transportation, $5 million.

JERRY ROBERTSON, associate vice president, ODU Business Gateway, "Manufacturing Extension Partnership FY12"; Genedge Alliance, $140,000.

MARY SANDY, director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "NASA Main Grant 2010-2015"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $575,000. Also, "New Horizons GAITE Teacher Professional Development 2011"; New Horizons Regional Education Centers, $25,000.

GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Deammonification Pilot-Plant Study at the Chesapeake-Elizabeth Wastewater Treatment Plant"; Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission, $39,136.

ROCCO SCHIAVILLA, professor of physics, "JSA/JLab Distinguished Theory Studentship for Alessandro Baroni"; Jefferson Lab, $21,000.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, "STEM Rocket Project"; Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore Inc., $3,500.

MALCOLM SCULLY, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "ODU Contribution to the US IOOS Coastal Modeling Testbed"; Southeast University Research Association, $20,000.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center, and TIMOTHY BOSTIC, assistant professor of English, "Academy of Music Focus Groups"; The Academy of Music, $6,380.

CHRISTIAN ZEMLIN, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Fiber Organization in the Myocardial Sleeves of the Pulmonary Veins and the Initiation of AF - Transfer from SUNY Upstate Medical University"; American Heart Association, $51,664.

This highlight was posted on: December 1, 2011

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