June 01, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 17



Research and Sponsored Projects

Alyce Akers and Jerry Ann Harrel-Smith (Family and Consumer Sciences) have received $271,883 from the California Department of Health Services, in continuing support of a project titled "Vitality Across the Lifespan."

Behzad Bavarian (Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management) will receive $50,000 from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for the purchase and maintenance of new microcopy equipment for the Advanced Materials Engineering Laboratory, which he directs.

Christopher Brady (Office of Risk Management) has received $50,000 from the Public Entity Risk Institute, in support of a project titled "Developing a Worker's Compensation Risk Identification and Mitigation Program."

Gary Chapman and Ana Cadavid (Physics and Astronomy) received $103,312 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project titled "A Proposal Under the RISE Program to Support Observations and Analysis of Solar Irradiance Variations."

Irene Cota (Elementary Education) has received $602,786 from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), in continuing support of a project titled "Multiple Subject University Credential Program."

Cynthia Desrochers (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) received $20,000 from the CSU Office of the Chancellor in support of a project titled "Critical Junctures: Increasing Student Engagement in High Failure-Rate Courses."

Michael Fronmueller (Management) and Deborah Cours (Marketing) have received $2,635,986 from the Small Business Administration, in continuing support of a project titled "2004 Proposal for Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network Lead Center."

Norman Herr (Secondary Education), Steven Oppenheimer and Virginia Vandergon (Biology), and Gerry Simila (Geological Sciences) have received $273,294 from the California Postsecondary Education Commission in continuing support of a project titled "Los Angeles Super-Funded Science Leader Initiative at CSUN."

Jaime Kim (Computer Science) has received $6,914 from UC Irvine, in support of a project titled "Adaptive and Flexible Discovery Mechanisms for Mobile Network Services."

Steve Oppenheimer (Biology) has received $6,000 from the California Postsecondary Education Commission, as supplemental support of a project titled "Los Angeles Superfunded Science Leader Initiative at CSUN."

Sembiam Rengarajan (Electrical Engineering) has received $15,000 from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, in support of a project titled "Stripline Fed Slot Array." He also received the 2004л2005 Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Award for his proposal titled "Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Microstrip Reflectarray Antennas."

Maureen Rubin (Center for Community Service-Learning) and Debra Sheets, (Health Sciences) have received $5,000 from Temple University, in support of a project titled "Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders."

Carrie Saetermoe (Psychology) has received $298,172 from the National Institute of Mental Health, in continuing support of a project titled "Facilitating Minority Advancement in the Social Sciences."

Ryoichi Seki (Physics & Astronomy) has received $69,000 from the Department of Energy, in continuing support of a project titled "Theoretical Research in Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics."

Christine Smith and Janice Eckmier (Secondary Education) have received $964,458 from LAUSD, in continuing support of a project titled "Single Subject University Intern Program."

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $99,764 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project titled "Routes and Regulation of Cyanobacterial Carbon Catabolism."

Wei-min Sun (Philosophy), Zhong-Guo Zhou (Finance, Real Estate and Insurance) and Louis Rubino (Health Sciences) each received $1,000 faculty development grants from CSUN's China Institute, to conduct projects related to China.
Sun will travel to Beijing this summer to take part in a joint project with members of Beijing University's Philosophy Department, and to research the early development of Chinese Buddhism.
With a colleague in Shanghai, Zhou during the summer will examine the Chinese initial public offering (IPO) market. While in Shanghai, Zhou will deliver a research paper, "The Rise and Fall of the Government Bond Futures Market in China: 1993л1995," at the China International Conference in Finance.
The Guangzhou Medical College and the Guangzhou Municipal Health Bureau will help support Rubino's trip to China this month with ten health sciences students, to study the country's health care system.

Christopher Villa (Student Access and Support Services) received $20,000 from the Los Angeles Unified School District, in support of a project titled "GEAR-UP Project STEPS."

The Oviatt Library received a $27,500 grant to help set up a finders guide for the International Guitar Research Archive (IGRA), under the direction of professor emeritus Ron Purcell. The collection contains guitar music prints, journals and correspondence relating to the history of the instrument in the U.S. from 1880 to the present.


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