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  September 29, 2003


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in July. The list represents only new proposals awarded, and excludes continuations. The list of grants is supplied to the Advance each month by the Office for Sponsored Programs.

Department Principal
Sponsor Award Award Period
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture and Resource Economics Cotterill, R. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $455,071 9/03-8/06
Food Marketing Policy Center for Research
Cooperative Extension Centers Mangle, H. National 4-H Council $1,400 4/03-12/03
John Deere 4-H Afterschool Supplemental Grant Project
Cooperative Extension Centers Worthley, T. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $47,000 7/03-6/04
Connecticut Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator
Natural Resources Management Civco, D. National Aeronautical and Space Admin.-Univ. of Hartford $10,000 6/03-8/03
Space Grant Geospatial Fellowship: Brian Holdt
Nutritional Sciences McGrane, M. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $290,762 7/03-6/06
Vitamin A Regulation of Gene Expression in Liver: From a Single Gene to Multi-Gene Profile
Plant Science Li, Y. U.S. Dept. of Energy $40,000 12/02-11/30
Characterization Transgenic Aspen for Wood Productivity and Quality
Plant Science Li, Y. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $160,000 9/03-8/06
Biotech Approach to Neutralize the Potential Invasiveness of Rosa Multiflora and Euonymus Alatus
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Best, S. True Insight $20,800 7/03-12/03
Foster Care
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Mehrhoff, L. The Nature Conservatory $11,000 6/03-11/03
Invasive Plant Identification and Evaluation Project
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Wagner, D. Federal Aviation Admin.-Conn. Dept. of Transportation $6,900 6/03-10/03
Insect Fauna of Bradley International Airport
Geography Cromley, E. National Institutes of Health $22,889 6/03-9/03
Center for Geographic Information Analysis and Database Development for the Connecticut Environmental Health Tracking Program
Marine Scis./Marine Scis. Technology Center Kremer, J. Environmental Protection Agency/Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $49,880 6/03-12/04
Eelgrass Habitat and Ecosystem Metabolism Relation to Nitrogen Loading in Shallow Embayments and Estuaries of Long Island Sound
Marine Scis./Marine Scis. Technology Center Torgersen, T. National Science Foundation $118,595 7/03-7/04
IPA/NSF Assignment in Hydrological Sciences Program
Modern & Classical Langs. Herzberger, D. Defense Advance Research Professional Agency $475,000 6/03-6/04
Multimedia/Advanced Technology Center for Critical Languages
Molecular & Cell Biology Lynes, M. National Institutes of Health $1,579,235 7/03-4/04
A Mechanism of Metal-Mediated Immunosuppression
Physics Gibson, G. National Science Foundation $180,000 7/03-7/04
Extreme Multiphoton Coupling in Molecules
Psychology Henning, R. National Institutes of Health $204,548 7/03-6/04
Work Organization and Health Psychology
Statistics Chen, M. National Institutes of Health-Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill $176,752 6/03-5/04
Bayesian Approaches to Model Selection for Survival Data
Neag School of Education
Educational Psychology Brown, S. U.S. Dept. of Education $61,835 3/03-6/04
Husky Educational Technology Assessment Program-Hartford
Educational Psychology Karan, O. Cheshire High School $29,339 8/03-8/04
Counseling Services to the School
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Sprague Dept. of Education $17,362 8/03-6/04
Psychological Services to the Schools
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Voluntown School System $10,997 8/03-6/04
Psychological Services to the Schools
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Glastonbury Board of Education $25,730 8/03-6/04
Psychological Services to the Schools
Educational Psychology Renzulli, J. The Gulf Arab States Educational Center $800,000 7/02-12/04
Consultancy Services for Staff Development and the Development of Thinking Skills Package
Kinesiology Armstrong, L. National Collegiate Athletic Association $27,998 6/03-9/04
Monitoring Heat Acclimatization of Football Players During Initial Summer Workouts
Office of the Vice Provost for Multicultural Affairs
Multicultural & International Affairs Mahan, E. U.S. Dept. of Education $195,119 7/03-12/04
Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program
Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education
Environmental Research Institute Anagnostou, E. National Science Foundation $189,436 4/03-3/06
Spatial Averaging of Oceanic Rainfall Variability Using Underwater Sound
Environmental Research Institute Or, D. National Aeronautical and Space Administration $157,738 8/02-3/04
Flow and Distribution Phases Through Porous Plant Growth Media in Microgravity
National Undersea Research Center Babb, I. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration $190,000 6/03-5/04
Mountains in the Sea-Exploring the New England Seamount Chain
School of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Accorsi, M. U.S. Dept. of Defense $15,000 7/03-2/04
Computer Simulation and Evaluation of Static Line Deployment Procedure
Computer Science & Engineering Rajasekaran, S. National Science Foundation-University of Florida $101,022 1/03-8/04
An Algorithmic Evaluation of Optical Architectures
Electrical & Computer Engineering Enderle, J. MIRA Inc. $48,880 8/03-8/05
UConn Biomedical Engineering Industrial Internship Program at MIRA Inc.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Luh, P. Southern California Edison $8,333 5/03-12/03
Simultaneous Optimal Auction and Unit Commitment for Deregulated Electricity Markets
Electrical & Computer Engineering Wang, B. National Science Foundation $335,000 7/03-6/06
Information Technology Research: Reconfigurable Multi-User Quantum Key Distribution Using Optical Sagnac Interferometer
Mechanical Engineering Kazerounian, K. Osim International Ltd. $30,845 7/03-6/04
Detailed Design and Proof of Concept of Various Massage Equipments
Mechanical Engineering Tang, J. United Technologies Corp.-Pratt and Whitney $80,999 6/03-9/04
Damage Detection for Integrally Bladed-Rotor Utilizing Vibration Localization
Metallurgy Blackburn, M. Defense Advance Research Professional Agency-Timet Corp. $113,908 6/03-6/07
Low-Cost Titanium
Metallurgy Padture, N. U.S. Dept. of Energy $546,468 7/03-6/04
Superior Thermal Barrier Coatings for Industrial Gas-Turbine Engines
School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Science Pikal, M. National Science Foundation $60,000 9/03-8/05
Continuation of UConn Research Site of IUCRC for Pharmaceutical Process Research
Pharmacy Practice White, C. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. $1,000 9/02-7/04
An Evaluation of the Electrocardiographic and Hemodynamic Effects of Metabolife/PHRM 299 Course
School of Social Work
Social Work Parks, C. National Institutes of Health $114,061 7/03-6/04
Sexual Identity Development and Drinking Cohort Risks