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Faculty, Student and Department Grants Awarded The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology received an $18,300 grant from The Coleman Foundation to establish Philadelphia’s first and only quarterly entrepreneurial forum, the Entrepreneurial Breakfast Series, geared toward experienced and emerging entrepreneurs and dedicated to entrepreneurship in technology. The first event, “Growing Gazelles in Your Own Backyard” was held January 28.
Dr. Hande Benson, assistant professor of decision sciences, received a $30,000 Office of Naval Research grant for the proposal “Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming with Applications in Sensor Optimization.”
Drs. Mun Choi, associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering, and Nihat Bilgutay, electrical and computer engineering department head, received a $50,000 grant from Lockheed Martin for their team’s systems engineering research project that addresses issues relevant to protecting intellectual property.
The Drexel Collection received a $100,000 grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation to assist with photographing and cataloging the Collection’s 9,000 objects for an online gallery.
Dr. Patricia Gerrity, CNHP professor and associate dean for community programs, received a two-year, $150,000 Nurse Managed Primary Health Care Grant from the Independence Foundation to support health, education and outreach programs and implement an electronic medical record and practice management system.
Drs. Bahram Nabet, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and associate dean for special projects in the College of Engineering, Timothy P. Kurzweg, assistant professor of ECE, Adam K. Fontecchio, assistant professor of ECE, Fernand Cohen, professor of ECE and director of the Imaging and Computer Vision Center, Milan Amin, assistant professor of medicine, and James Reynolds, professor of medicine, received a $100,000 tobacco fund grant for the project “In-Vivo Pre-Cancer Detection with Optoelectronically Enhanced Endoscopy.
Jing Zhang, materials science and engineering doctoral student, received a $500 travel scholarship for the 2004 The Materials Society Annual Meeting, to be held in Charlotte, N.C., March 14-18. Zhang will present two technical posters at the meeting.