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Top Awards from Public Sponsors, August 2019

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Posted October 7, 2019 by Ashley Washburn

The following list of awards from public entities includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between July 16, 2019, and Aug. 15, 2019, as reported through NUgrant, the university’s electronic research administration system.

Agricultural Research Division–Dean’s Office
A. Clutter
$1,500,000
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service
Support Effort for Developing Scientific Information and New Technology to Solve High Priority Problems for U.S. Beef, Sheep and SwiNebraskaIndustries

Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education/Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Department of Mathematics/Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
J. Lewis, A. Donsig, B. Duncan, A. Goodburn, P. Radu, B. Sharif, W. Smith, L. Soh
$3,580,869
National Science Foundation
Educating Undergraduate Students for STEM Career Opportunities in Nebraska: Networks, Experiential-Learning and Computational Thinking

Center on Children, Families and the Law
C. Lewis
$249,367
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nebraska Respite Network eLifespan Respite Secure OnliNebraskaSystem

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Biological Systems Engineering
D. Twidwell Jr., J. Keshwani
$745,202
Texas A&M University–Texas AgriLife Extension
Enhancing Livestock Production from Rangelands in the Great Plains

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture/Department of Agricultural Economics/School of Natural Resources
D. Twidwell Jr., C. Allen, S. Banerjee, D. Uden
$1,964,386
National Science Foundation
RII Track-2 FEC: Resilience Informatics for the Convergence of Critical Capacities to Address Regional-scale Environmental Change

Department of Chemistry
A. Sinitskii
$4,499,998
U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research-Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
DNA-Enabled Hierarchical Assembly of GrapheNebraskaElectronics

A. Moon
$300,112
National Science Foundation
Developing Educational Measurement Competency to Support Investigations of Students’ Conceptions of Light

Department of Civil Engineering/Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
J. Steelman, R. Bielenberg, R. Faller, K. Lechtenberg, J. Rasmussen
$750,000
Nebraska Department of Transportation
MASH Testing of Single Sign Supports (Florida)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
D. Swanson
$269,874
University of Missouri
CC*Team: Great Plains Regional CyberTeam

Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Department of Sociology/School of Natural Resources
L. Soh, M. Hayes, A. Samal, R. Werum
$256,906
Citadel University
Anticipating Social Unrest Using Integrated Model- and Data-driven Approaches: The Impact of Socio-demographic and Environmental Factors in Post-colonial Nations

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering/Department of Biochemistry/Department of Biological Systems Engineering
R. Pedrigi, F. Kievit, X. Sun, J. Turner, T. Wei
$231,000
American Heart Association
Ultrasound as a Mechanotherapy for Endothelial Cell Dysfunction in Atherosclerosis

Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences/Department of Animal Science/Department of Biochemistry/Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Department of Statistics/Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity-related Diseases
J. Zempleni, K. Hanford, S. Kachman, S. Natarajan, X. Sun, D. Swanson, Y. Wang, D. Yates, J. Yu
$11,655,208
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institute for General Medical Science
Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules

Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
D. Yuill
$749,792
U.S. Department of Energy
A Field Study to Characterize Fault Prevalence in Residential Comfort Systems

F. Alsaleem
$391,532
National Science Foundation
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Neural Integrated Sensing and Computing Units for Wearable Device Applications

IANR Global Engagement/Department of Agricultural Economics/Department of Food Science and Technology/Department of Plant Pathology
L. Calegare, J. Beghin, A. Bianchini Huebner, R. Goodman, C. Gustafson, B. Martinez Tellez, L. Nogueira-Rodriguez, S. Wegulo
$400,000
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service
FY19 Africa SPS TBT Scientific Exchanges

School of Biological Sciences
A. Christensen
$820,000
National Science Foundation
Double-Strand Break Repair in Plant Mitochondria: Products and Proteins

School of Natural Resources
C. Forbes
$749,964
National Science Foundation
INFEWS/T3 RCN: Cultivating a National Collaborative for Research on Food, Energy and Water Education (NC-FEW)

J. Dauer
$349,836
National Science Foundation
Bridging Science Education and Psychology Perspectives to Support Science Literacy Theory and Instruction

M. Shulski
$225,000
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Nebraska Mesonet

University of Nebraska State Museum/School of Biological Sciences
S. Gardner
$426,149
National Science Foundation
Digitization TCN: Digitizing Collections to Trace Parasite-Host Associations and Predict the Spread of Vector-borne Disease

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
A. Williams
$500,000
Grand Island Public Schools
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)–Grand Island Public Schools


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