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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

5/5/2015

Dr. David Argent, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $4,968 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to assess 20 streams in SW PA in support of the PA Fish and Boat Commission's Unassessed Waters Program.

4/22/2015

Drs. Denise Joseph, Samantha Procaccini,  and Professor Nancy Carlino, Communication Disorders, awarded $9,408 from PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council to study "The effect of the Supervision, Questioning, Feedback (SQF) Model on critical thinking skills in speech language pathology graduate students".

4/22/2015

Dr. Kimberly Vanderlaan, English, awarded $5,184 from PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council  to implement the grant Directed Reading of Literature Improves Brain Functioning and Test Scores in Local High School Students.

4/22/2015

Dr. Keat Murray, English, awarded $8,100 from PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council to conduct research and digital repatriation for the grant Recovering and Revitalizing Haudensaunne Names: Digital Repatriation of Indigenous Knowledge in William Martin Beauchamp's Papers on Personal Iroquois Names.

4/22/2015

Dr. Dawn Moeller, Student Affairs, Counseling Center, awarded $2,716 from PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council to implement a new pilot program "Hive Experience" on campus.

4/22/2015

Dr. Sarah Meiss, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $8,250 to from PASSHE Faculy Professional Development Council to establish a community based food system in Fayette, Greene and Washington Counties.

4/22/2015

Dr. Justin Hackett, Psychology, awarded $10,000 from PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council for the project Needs Assessment for the Child and Family Studies Institute.

4/22/2015

Dr. Weifeng Chen, Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems, awarded $4,100 from PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council to conduct the project A Novel Authentication Framework to Protect Smartphones.

4/20/2015

Dr. Clover Wright, Childhood Education, awarded $5,380 from YWCA/Southwest Regional Key; funds will be used to cover the cost of hosting an Early Childhood Science and Nature Mini-Coference.

4/13/2015

Dr. Jennifer Wilburn and Professor Joseph Schickel Applied Engineering and Technology, awarded $24,586 from the National Science Foundation through the Community College of Allegheny County to develop, adapt, and implement a Mechatronic's Associate's degree program at Cal U which will ultimately lead to an articulation agreement for a 2+2 program.

4/13/2015

Ms. Fran Fayish, Wellness Center, awarded $1,500 from the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund to help support the 28th Health Fair at Cal U.

3/18/2015

Dr. Sheri Boyle, Social Work, awarded $10,000 from the US Department of Education through CONNECT, Inc. to continue the grant Evaluation Services for the 21st Century Community Learning LEARN Afterschool Program.

3/12/2015

Mr. Craig Butzine, Marketing and University Relations, awarded an additional $25,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  to be used for the Marchezak Farm Stream Mitigation Project.

1/20/2015

Dr. David Argent, Biological and Environmental Sciences, awarded $52,125 from CONSOL Energy to continue the biological monitoring of sites which have received streambank fencing.

1/6/2015
 
Dr. Thomas Mueller, Earth Sciences, awarded $24,900 from US Geological Survey through AmericaView to continue the development and operation of the Pennsylvania StateView Program for 2015.

12/29/2014

Dr. Katherine Mitchem, Special Education, awarded $75,000 from The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust for the grant Technologies to Support Students with Intellectual Disabilities with a goal of purchasing additional technology for the Assessment and Teaching Practice Lab (ATP Lab) at Cal U.

12/23/2014

Mr. Robert Mehalik, Student Affairs, awarded $2,500 from the Cardinal Health Foundation to cover costs associated with presenting six community forum events.

11/21/2014

Mr. Craig Butzine, Marketing and University Relations, awarded $75,000 from the Pennsylvania DEP and the US Army Corps of Engineers to implement the Marchezak Farm Stream Mitigation Project.

10/30/2014

Ms. Donna George, Student Affairs, awarded $5,000 from the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. to help fund the second annual Gambling Conference at Cal U.

10/28/2014

Mr. C. J. DeJuliis, Teaching and Learning Center, awarded $700 from EDUCAUSE.  These funds will be applied to the cost of attending the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in October, 2015.

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 $11,989 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.