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Top Awards from Public Sponsors, September 2018

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Posted November 2, 2018 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 Aug. 16, 2018, and Sept. 15, 2018, as reported through NUgrant, the university’s electronic research administration system.

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities/Department of English
A. Jewell, M. Homestead
$278,000
National Endowment for the Humanities
Complete Letters of Willa Cather: Stage 2

Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education/Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools/Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
L. Soh, G. Nugent, W. Smith, G. Trainin
$2,000,000
National Science Foundation
Adapt, Implement and Research at Nebraska: A Statewide Implementation Study of a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership for K-8 Computer Science Education

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/Department of Biochemistry/Department of Chemistry
W. Niu, J. Guo, M. Wilson
$335,516
NSF
Engineering Carboxylic Acid Reductase for the Biosyntheses of Industrial Chemicals

Department of Civil Engineering
Y. Li, X. Li
$230,011
NSF
Real-time Investigations of Anisotropic Nanoparticle Aggregation and Consequences for Deposition in Porous Media

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
B. Ramamurthy
$450,000
NSF
NeTS: Small: Intelligent Optical Networks using Virtualization and Software-defined Control

Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
J. Vuran, R. Faller, C. Stolle
$319,513
NSF
NeTS: Small: Connected Barriers: Vehicle to Barrier Communication and Networking for Single-vehicle Crash Safety

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
A. Houston
$725,926
NSF
Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells (TORUS)

Department of English
M. Homestead
$50,400
NEH
The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering/Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research
J. Wang, M. Nastasi
$799,270
Department of Energy
Bridging Microscale to Macroscale Mechanical Property Measurements and Predication of Performance Limitation for FeCrAl Alloys under Extreme Reactor Applications

Department of Physics and Astronomy
T. Gay
$570,000
NSF
Polarized Electron Physics

D. Sellmyer, X. Xu
$330,530
NSF
MRI: Acquisition of a Low-temperature High-magnetic-field Multifunctional Scanning Probe Microscopy System

X. Xu
$750,000
Department of Energy
Non-volatile Active Control of Spin Transport using Interfaces with Molecular Ferroelectrics

Department of Psychology
R. Bevins
$234,460
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Methamphetamine Mediated Neurotoxicity

Department of Sociology/Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education/Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film/School of Art, Art History and Design/Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium/University of Nebraska State Museum
J. McQuillan, J. Diamond, K. Dombrowski, M. Elliott, K. Gocchi Carrasco, B. Khan, W. Smith, A. Spiegel, C. Syron, T. Wonch Hill
$1,235,707
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Worlds of Connections: Engaging Youth with Health Research through Network Science and Stories in Augmented Reality

Nebraska State Forest Service
J. Erixson
$1,972,906
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service
Cooperative Forestry Program

Public Policy Center
D. Bulling, M. DeKraai, K. Speck
$250,000
Nebraska Military Department-Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
Developing Nebraska’s Homeland Security Planning Capacity

School of Biological Sciences
B. Yu
$1,570,405
U.S. DHHS-NIGMS
Understand the Function of the MOS4-associated Complex in MicroRNA Biogenesis

J. Storz
$1,437,536
U.S. DHHS-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Mutational Pleiotropy, Epistasis and the Adaptive Evolution of Hemoglobin Function


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