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Grant Award Notices

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research at California University of Pennsylvania recognizes the achievements of our faculty and staff who secure funding for research and programs.

10/13/2014

Dr. Gregg Gould, Chemistry and Physics, awarded $3,000 from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh  to be used for the purchase of Chemistry laboratory equipment.

10/1/2014

Provost Bruce Barnhart, Academic Affairs, awarded $750 from the U.S. Department of Education through PASSHE to help support participation in the GEAR UP program.

9/24/2014

Professor Jim Bové, Art and Design, awarded $1,495 from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to supplement the cost of conducting a workshop to introduce a new salt water etching process for etching copper plate.

8/23/2014

Dr. Margaret Christopher, Social Work, received $11,904 from the PA Department of Health to provide test kits and educational outreach to rural and low-income families using social work students and faculty.

8/13/2014

Mr. Craig Butzine, Marketing and University Relations, received $375,000 from the PA DEP and US Army Corps of Engineers.  Cal U will use the funds to design, construct and monitor the wetland mitigation located on the Game Commission Property in New Stanton, PA.

8/7/2014

Professor Christine Crawford, Academic Development Services, awarded $269,861 from the US Department of Education to continue the Student Support Services 2013-2014 grant program.

8/1/2014

Dr. Michael Brna, Teaching with Primary Sources, awarded $185,000 from the Library of Congress to continue providing training for K-12 teachers, as well as pre-service teachers in Cal U's College of Education, in accessing and using the Library of Congress online primary sources for their classrooms.

7/30/2014

Dr. Daniel Harris, Earth Sciences, received approval from Midland Valley Exploration Ltd. to continue using MOVE software licenses which are valued at $117,963.

7/30/2014

Professors John Kula and Laura Giachetti, Academic Development Services, awarded $386,967 and $262,500, respectively, to continue the Upward Bound TRIO programs for Fayette and Greene counties.

7/17/2014

Dr. David Argent, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $5,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to sample twenty unassessed streams for brook trout.

7/15/2014

Dr. Lisa Kovalchick, Applied Engineering and Technology, awarded $3,000 from NSF through the EdLab Foundation Group to continue efforts in facilitating collaborative access to role model training materials developed for the Techbridge Role Models Matter Project.

7/1/2014

Dr. Thomas Mueller, Dr. Mario Majcen, Dr. Kyle Fredrick, Earth Sciences, and Professor Jeffrey Sumey, Applied Engineering and Technology, awarded $5,750 from NASA through The Pennsylvania State University to purchase an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) and continue to participate in the efforts of the PA Space Grant Consortium 2015.

6/23/2014

Dr. Gregg Gould, Chemistry and Physics, awarded $2,200 from the Society for Analytical Chemists in Pittsburgh to purchase materials and supplies for student researchers.

6/4/2014

Professors John Kula and Laura Giachetti, Academic Development Services, awarded $19,476 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the grant "Summer Food 2014."

6/3/2014

Dr. Thomas Mueller, Earth Sciences, awarded $53,630 from the NSF through Jefferson Community and Technical College for the grant "The National Geo Tech Center 2014-2015."

5/23/2014

Dr. Kevin Koury, College of Education and Human Services, awarded $392,800 from the US Department of Education for the grant "Cal U/IU 1 ESL Professional Development Project 2014-2015."

5/23/2014

Ms. Deborah Wojcik, Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO),awarded $205,325 from the Defense Logistics Agency to support this office, which has been highly successful  assisting businesses in obtaining government contracts.

5/23/2014

Ms. Fran Fayish, Wellness Center, awarded $1,000 from the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund to help support the 27th Health Fair at Cal U.

4/24/2014

Dr. Carol Bocetti, Professor Kelley Flaherty, and Dr. Sarah Meiss, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $2,965 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with a goal of establishing a service-learning program with the development of environmental education learning modules.

4/16/2014

Dr. Susan Ryan, Earth Sciences, awarded $8,500 from the Gettysburg Travel Council, Inc, to continue data collection and analysis for the Gettysburg visitor intercept survey and the Adams County-wide visitor self-complete survey.

4/10/2014

Dr. Derek Gray, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $9,896 from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) for the grant "Will plankton on the Great Plains be able to keep up with climate change?"

4/10/2014

Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $7,968 from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) for the grant "Documenting Toxoplasma gondii infection in native and invasion rodents in the rainforest of Madagascar."

4/10/2014

Dr. Laura Tuennerman, History and Political Science, Dr. Pamela Twiss, Social Work, and Professors Julia McGinnis and William Meloy, Louis L. Manderino Library, awarded $9,540 from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) for the grant "Transforming Our Classrooms Through the Exploration of Community History."

4/10/2014

Dr. Nancy Shaffer, Philosophy, awarded $3,500 from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) to assist with her travel expenses to attend the National Endowment of Humanities month-long institute, Dante's Divine Comedy.

4/8/2014

Dr. Anthony Pyzdrowski, Math, Computer Science and Information Systems, awarded $8,249 from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to continue providing technological assistance to the WvEB project.

3/31/14

Dr. David Argent, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $31,200 from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to continue Phase IV of the paddlefish status and restoration planning grant.


2/21/14

Ms. Donna George, Student Affairs, awarded $5,000 from the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc., to fund a day-long conference at Cal U with a goal of educating attendees on problem gambling.

2/12/14

Dr. Vanessa MacKinnon, Exercise Science and Sports Studies, awarded $950 from the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund to support her healthy lifestyle initiative project. 

1/29/14

Dr. Thomas Mueller, Earth Sciences, awarded $23,673 from US Geological Survey through AmericaView to continue the development and operation of the Pennsylvania StateView Program for 2014.

1/9/14

Dr. David Argent, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $50,483 from CONSOL for the continuation of biomonitoring and assessment of the streambank fencing installed by the Partners for Fish and Wildlife at Cal U.