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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for May and June. 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.

HAN BAO, professor of mechanical engineering, "Emission Inventory Study of Ocean-cruising Vessels"; Maersk Line Limited Inc., $11,451.

IAN BARTOL, assistant professor of biological sciences, "Locomotive Role of Fins in the Brief Squid Lolliguncula brevis"; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $10,000.

DANA BURNETT, professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Hampton Schools Gear Up Program 2008-09"; Hampton Public Schools, $57,157.

CHRIS CARTER, assistant director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Geospatial Technician Education Through Virginia Community Colleges"; National Science Foundation, $298,487.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Sampling Facility for U.S. Geotraces and Other Trace Element Biogeochemistry"; National Science Foundation, $46,825.

DECLAN DE PAOR, research professor of physics, "Collaborative Research: Geological and Geophysical Data Analysis Using a Virtual Globe"; National Science Foundation, $21,000.

FRED DOBBS, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and ANDREW GORDON, professor of biological sciences, "Evaluation of Methods for Biological Control of Bacteria in Ships' Ballast Water, Stage 1 - Literature Review"; Sea Knight Corp., $26,154.

LAUREL GARZON, associate professor of nursing, "Health Resources and Services Administration Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $67,823.

JENNIFER GEORGEN, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Dynamics of Oceanic Triple Junctions, Hotspots and Bathymetric Plateaus"; National Science Foundation, $78,444.

CHESTER GROSCH, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Integrating Indicators: Co-variation, Periodicity and Amplitude of Key Biological Signals from Central Oregon and Northern California"; Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research, $15,000.

ZHILIA HAO, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and GWEN LEE-THOMAS, assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Project-based Modeling and Simulation and Experimental Modules for MEMS Undergraduate Education"; National Science Foundation, $149,455.

WU HARRIS, assistant professor of information technology and decision sciences, "Collaborative Classification of Large, Growing Collections with Evolving Facets"; National Science Foundation, $16,000.

RICHARD HELLER, executive director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, "Transfer of NIH NCI Grant: Therapeutic Potential of IL-15 Plasmid Delivery to Tumors Using Electroporation"; National Science Foundation, $334,194.

JAMES HENSON, assistant professor of psychology, "Growth Mixture Modeling and Response to an HIV Prevention Intervention" and "Substance Use Risk Education Project Study 3"; Syracuse University, $37,923 and $18,589.

FANG HU, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Suppression of Instability Waves for Linear Aeroacoustics Computations in Time Domain"; Ohio Aerospace Institute, $74,546.

MOHAMMAD KARIM, vice president for research, "Virginia Space Grant Consortium ODU Scholar/Fellow 2009-10"; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $33,000.

RAFAEL LANDAETA and PILAR PAZOS, assistant professors of engineering management and systems engineering, "Refreshing Communities of Practice at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers"; Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, $2,400.

DREW LANDMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, "Testing Drag of the ALVADS Parachute System"; Army Natick Contracting Division, $48,300. Also, "Graduate Student Research Program - Tom Johnson"; NASA Langley Research Center, $30,000.

GUANG LEE and GAIL TAYLOR, associate professors, and KAAVONIA HINTON JOHNSON, assistant professor, teaching and learning, and REN ZHONGTANG, research assistant, the Center for Educational Partnerships, "Big Read 2009-10"; National Endowment for the Arts, $10,300.

JIANG LI, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and M'HAMMED ABDOUS, director of the Center for Learning Technologies, "Cognitive Modeling for Closed-loop Task Mitigation"; Intelligent Automation Inc., $15,000.

JOHN MCCONAUGHA, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and LISA HORTH, assistant professor of biological sciences, "New Reproduction Norm for the Blue Crab: Male and Female Contributions"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $84,633.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Bioavailability of Effluent Organic Nitrogen in Virginia Coastal Waters"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $27,476.

BRYAN PORTER, associate professor of psychology, "Virginia Occupant Protection Survey 2009"; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $52,436.

BILLIE REED, executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "Launch Site Services Supporting Government Launches Conducted at the Wallops Flight Facility"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $10 million. Also, "Demo Launch"; Orbital Science Corp., $180,000.

STEVEN RISCH, director of international admissions, "U.S. Based Training Reconnect - Travel to Peru"; College Board, $4,030.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Governor's Academy for Innovation, Technology and Engineering"; Edmonds Community College, $3,624. Also, "Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $50,000. Also, "Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars"; NASA, $1.4 million. Also, "Global Climate Change Education"; NASA Langley Research Center, $357,827.

MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, "Evaluation of Simulation Training on Hospital Team Performance"; Axiom Resource Management Inc., $15,152. Also, with RICK MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Standardized Patients: Selection, Refinement and Augmentation"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $130,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, interim director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Extension of Alion Director, Defense Research and Engineering R&D"; Alion Science and Technology Corp., $19,132. Also, "IPA for Denis K. Scott"; Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office, $184,129. Also, "IPA for Michael Olmstead"; Office of the Secretary of Defense, $183,365. Also, with Michael McGinnis, former director, "Provide Expertise on M&S Best Value Practices and Technology Development Integration," Alion Science and Technology Corp., $100,608.

ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, "Supplemental Funding for Political, Military, Economic, Infrastructure, Information; Conservation of Information"; General Dynamics, $4,025. Also, "ODU VMASC Scope of Work in Support of Technologies Engineering Inc."; Technologies Engineering Inc., $9,999. Also, with SAIKOU DIALLO, project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Joint Composable Object Model and Joint Training Enterprise Ontology Workshop"; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, $146,033. Also, with PATRICK HESTER, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, and CHARLES TURNISTA, senior project scientist, VMASC, "Configurable Aggregation Layers"; Referentia Systems Inc., $9,000.

JOHN TWEED, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Graduate Student Research Program - Candice Rockell"; $29,700. Also, with JOHN HEINBOCKEL, professor emeritus, and JOHN NEALY, research assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, "Analytical and Computational Procedures for Space Radiation Transport Studies"; NASA Langley Research Center, $196,658.

JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, "Viscous Effects on the Interfacial Motion Between Air and Water"; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $20,000.

WAYNE WOODHAMS, deputy executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "Development of Worchester County Marketing Materials"; Worchester County, Md."; $2,000.

XIUSHI YANG, professor of sociology, "2009 Early Intervention Family Survey"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $27,853.

RUHAI ZHOU, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, "Collaborative Research on Mathematical Constructs for Multiphase Complex Fluids"; National Science Foundation, $171,739.

This article was posted on: September 4, 2009

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