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The following grants were received by the Research Foundation in November:
Those with UConn listed under "source" represent a redistribution of a larger federal award to the University:
Department Researcher Project Total & Source
Agricultural economics Boris Bravo-Ureta Socioeconomic impacts of alternative peanut production-marketing systems in Senegal $70,681 Agency for International Development
Animal sciences Robert Milvae Endothelin-1 and bovine luteolysis $140,000 USDA-National Research Initiative
Ecology and evolutionary biology Robert Colwell Arthropod biodiversity in a lowland tropical forest III $14,939 Duke University
Marine sciences Edward Monahan Degradation and restoration of Lake Michigan: past and future of species $23,897 UConn-Sea Grant program (redist.)
Marine Sciences & Technology Center Ivar Babb Advanced technologies for education $8,000 Dreyfus Foundation
Pathobiology Mazhar Khan Development of CDNA probes for the detection of reovirus in chickens $2,500 Spafas Inc.
Pathobiology Herbert Whiteley Research support agreement $9,887 USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Pharmaceutical sciences Robin Bogner Exploring careers in pharmaceutics $4,000 Pfizer Inc.
Pharmaceutical sciences Edward Kelly Pharmacist's role in HIV prevention and public health $5,000 Conn. Dept. of Public Health
Pharmaceutical sciences Alexandros Makriyannis Probes for cannabinoid receptors (Post-doctoral fellow: Atmaram Khanolkar) $32,500 PHS-SAMHSA-Drug Abuse
Total life sciences this listing: $311,404
Chemical engineering Jeffrey Koberstein Molecular engineering of smart polymer surfaces $70,000 U.S. Dept. of Defense-U.S. Army
Chemistry Harry Frank The structure and photochemistry of carotenoids in photosynthetic systems $5,621 North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Chemistry Michael B. Smith The synthesis of pancratistatin $3,360 Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau
Electrical and systems engineering Lang Tong Multiuser blind equalization for wireless communication $32,000 Univ. of Southern California-Los Angeles
Electrical and systems engineering Peter Willett Hybrid Bayes/GLRT signal detection $96,775 U.S. Dept. of Defense-Office of Naval Research
Geology Gary Robbins An evaluation of vertical contaminant spreading in ground water at underground storage tank sites $38,913 Conn. Dept. of Public Works
Institute of Materials Science Steven Boggs Development of electronics to measure ac capacitive, ac resistive and dc ground current during water needle treeing tests $25,000 Union Carbide Corp.
Institute of Materials Science Steven Boggs, Thomas Seery and Montgomery Shaw Development of improved extrudable dielectrics $60,000 Electric Power Research Institute
Mechanical engineering Amir Faghri and Eric Jordan Senior design projects $5,000 United Technologies Research Center
Mechanical engineering Amir Faghri and Eric Jordan Senior design projects $4,000 Structural Integrity Monitoring Systems
Mechanical engineering Amir Faghri and Eric Jordan Senior design projects $223 Olin Corporation
Mechanical engineering Amir Faghri and Eric Jordan Senior design projects $8,000 DBS Bank
Mechanical engineering Amir Faghri and Eric Jordan Senior design projects $5,000 U.S. Surgical Corp.
Metallurgy Nitin Padture Fundamental studies of novel contact-damage resistant ceramics $102,000 U.S. Dept. of Defense-U.S. Air Force
Physics Virginia R. Brown Appointment of Virginia R. Brown as research professor $128,235 NSF-Division of Physics
Physics William Stwalley Perturbation studies in diatomic alkali molecules by optical multiple spectroscopy $14,000 National Research Council
Statistics Dipak Dey Editorial assignment for the IMS Bulletin $77,900 Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Total physical sciences this listing: $676,027
Anthropology Robert Dewar Late woodland subsistence and the transition to agriculture in the Northeastern United States $8,329 NSF-Small Business Research
Communication sciences Antonia Maxon and Marion Cohen An improvement in the childhood hearing impairment program: an M.A. training program for audiologists $146,760 U.S. Dept. of Ed.-Spec. Ed. and Rehab. Svs.
Educational psychology Kay Norlander and Pamela Campbell The Center of Pedagogy: interdisciplinary curriculum at Quirk Middle School $16,978 Hartford Public Schools
Geography Ellen Cromley Expanded GIS for water supplies implementation project $36,486 Conn. Dept. of Public Health
Psychology Susan Essock Mental health services research project $1,106,454 Conn. Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Total social sciences this listing: $1,315,007