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Drs. Mary Ebeling, assistant professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at CoAS, and Amy Slaton, associate professor of history and politics at CoAS, received a $325,000 National Science Foundation grant for “Two-Year Colleges and the Invention of Nano-Labor: Between Promise and Possibility.“ The project will officially commence on September 1, 2010.
Victoria Egerton, biological sciences doctoral student, and her advisor, Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, associate professor of biology and director of the Paleontology and Geology Program at CoAS, received a $2,500 award from the Jurassic Park Foundation to perform analytical work at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales in Buenos Aires to complete data collection for Egerton’s dissertation.
Dannielle Figueroa, graduate student in BIOMED (advisor: Dr. Alisa Morss Clyne, P.C. Chou Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics), received a $42,000 2010 United Negro College Fund–Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship for the 2010-11 academic year.
Drs. Surya Kalindindi, professor of materials science and engineering at CoE (principal investigator), and Roger Doherty, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at CoE (senior investigator), and Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation received a $1.4 million grant from the Office of Naval Research for “Integrated Thermo-Mechanical Processing, Microstructure and Property Simulation for Aluminum Alloys—Phase II.” Drexel’s portion of the grant is $375, 532.
Dr. Karen Moxon, associate professor in BIOMED, will receive $140,000 from the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IFP) Foundation Council (Zürich) for the period May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011 for her project “Neurorobotic Control for Restoration of Lower-Limb Function in a Rat Model of Complete Spinal Cord Transection.”
Karen Sullam, Ph.D. candidate in biology at CoAS (advisors: Drs. Susan Kilham, professor of biology at CoAS, and Jacob Russell, assistant professor of biology at CoAS), received $400 in Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) to help cover her research project expenses, which focuses on intestinal microbial communities of the Trinidadian Guppy (Poecilia reticulata). The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20 percent of applicants receive any level of funding.
Dr. Barry Waterhouse, professor of neurobiology and anatomy at DUCoM, received a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse for the project “Locus Coerulues Function and Methylphenidate.”