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  July 19, 2004


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in April. 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 and is printed in one or more issues, depending on space available.

Principal Investigator
Primary Source
Award Total
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal Science Riesen, J. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $21,354 9/03-8/06
Digital Image Galleries to Improve Teaching Animal Science
Cooperative Extension Centers Prisloe, M. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration / Dept. of Commerce $25,000 3/04-2/06
Development of a High-Resolution Satellite Image Database and Interpreted GIS Data to Support Connecticut Coastal Resource Management Programs
Natural Resources Management Clausen, J. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $6,140 4/04-9/06
Constructed Wetlands to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution
Natural Resources Management Warner, G. U.S. Dept. of the Interior / U.S. Geological Survey $25,296 4/04-3/05
Dual Influence of Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, on Inland Water Quality
Nutritional Sciences Koo, S. National Institutes of Health $369,792 4/04-3/06
Hypocholesterolemic Action of Green Tea Extracts
Nutritional Sciences Lammi-Keefe, C. American Dietetic Association $5,000 9/04-12/05
Impact of Maternal DHA Supplementation During Pregnancy on Infant Neurodevelopment: a Comparison of Vision, Memory, Temperament, and Problem Solving Abilities in a Population at Increased Risk for Developmental Delay
Plant Science Berkowitz, G. National Science Foundation $492,857 4/04-3/07
Plant Cyclic Nucleotide Gated Channels: Functional Characterization Using Cloned Channels and Native Plant Membranes
Dept. of Campus Activities
Campus Activities Daniels, E. Annie E. Casey Foundation $5,000 1/03-12/03
Public Affairs Programming
School of Education
Educational Psychology Brown, S. U.S. Dept. of Education $2,430 1/04-12/04
Husky Educational Technology Assessment Program — Wintergreen Magnet School
School of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Parnas, R. Dept. of Energy / Sandia National Labs $48,000 2/04-2/05
Sandia/UConn Collaboration on Polymer Gels and Filled Polymers
Chemical Engineering Weiss, R. Dept. of Energy / Oxford Performance Materials $25,000 4/04-3/05
Synthesis and Characterization of Sulfonated Polyether Ketone Ketone (SPEKK)
Civil & Environmental Engineering Aultman-Hall, L. Connecticut Dept. of Transportation $300,383 5/04-5/05
Connecticut Cooperative Highway Research Program (Joint Highway Research Advisory Council Work Program 2004-2005)
Civil & Environmental Engineering Bagtzoglou, A. U.S. Dept. of the Interior / U.S. Geological Survey $24,934 5/04-2/05
Chaotic Advection Enhanced Remediation
Civil & Environmental Engineering Ogden, F. Dept. of Defense-Army $93,135 5/04-4/05
Measurements of Evapotranspiration Interception and Runoff Production in the Seasonal Tropics, Panama
Conn. Transportation Institute Mahoney, J. Dept. of Transportation / Connecticut Dept. of Transportation $48,215 1/04-8/04
Evaluating the Long-Term Performance of Pavements Thermally Imaged During Construction
Electrical & Computer Engineering Pattipati, K. Dept. of Defense-Navy $77,000 4/04-4/05
Hardware for Integrated Distributed Dynamic Decision-Making Simulator and the Knowledge Web for Investigating Multi-Echelon Command Decision-Making
Institute for Materials Science Scola, D. National Aeronautics & Space Administration / University of Hartford $10,000 3/04-11/04
Novel Fluorinated Polyimide Silsesquioxane (POSS) Hybrid Materials as Nanostructured Composite Matrix Materials
School of Law
Law School Leyden, D. Internal Revenue Service $255,000 1/04-12/06
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Center for Survey Research & Analysis Barnes, C. New Jersey Dept. of Labor / Rutgers University $55,500 7/03-12/04
New Jersey Workforce Investment Act — Round 6
Economics Carstensen, F. Bob's Discount Furniture $19,110 4/04-6/04
Understanding Market Structure and Store Location
Geology & Geophysics Byrne, T. Joint Oceanographic Institutions $5,000 3/04-2/05
Administrative Support for the Earth's Interior Science Steering and Evaluation Panel (ISSEP) Chair
Geology & Geophysics Robbins, G. U.S. Dept. of the Interior / U.S. Geological Survey $24,907 3/04-2/05
Investigating the Influence of Purging on Long-Term Containment Compliance
Mathematics Solomon, D. National Science Foundation $86,005 6/04-5/07
Computability Theory, Reverse Mathematic and Countable Algebraic Structures
Marine Sciences Bohlen, W. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration $25,000 4/04-2/05
A Biological-Physical Numerical Simulation Model for the Investigation, Prediction, and Management of Oxygen Production and Consumption in Long Island Sound: Data Analysis and Model Formation
Marine Sciences Kremer, P. National Science Foundation $266,847 6/04-6/07
Collaborative Research: Salpa thompsoni in the Southern Ocean: Bioenergetics, Population Dynamics, and Biogeochemical Impact
Marine Sciences Visscher, P. National Aeronautics & Space Administration $99,998 4/04-3/06
Production and Consumption of Volatile Reduced Organic Carbon Compounds — Signatures of Life Under Anoxic Conditions?
Molecular & Cell Biology Lynes, M. Ciencia / National Science Foundation $108,521 3/04-10/05
Biosensor for Label-Free, Real Time Monitoring of Environmental Pathogens
Molecular & Cell Biology Lynes, M. Ciencia / National Aeronautics & Space Administration $130,000 2/04-12/05
Cytometer on a Chip, Phase II SBIR: NASA Project
Molecular & Cell Biology Sekellick, M. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture / Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service $200,000 4/04-3/07
Replication Characteristics of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Strains
Physics Cote, R. National Science Foundation $180,000 9/04-8/07
Ultracold Collisions to Probe Fundamental Physics
Physics Javanainen, J. National Science Foundation $210,000 7/04-6/07
Theory for Dynamical Phenomena in Quantum Degenerate Gases
Political Science Best, S. Workers Compensation Research Institute $111,750 12/03-12/04
Workers Compensation Research Institute
Psychology Johnson, B. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues $1,000 9/03-8/05
A Relationship of Social Issues Oriented Model of HIV Risk Behavior
Psychology Kalichman, S. National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism $941,841 4/04-3/07
Alcohol and HIV Risk Reduction in South Africa
School of Nursing
Nursing Shellman, J. John A. Hartford Foundation / American Academy of Nursing $100,000 7/04-6/06
The Effects of a Structured Reminiscence Intervention on Depression and Life Satisfaction in African-American Elders
School of Social Work
Social Work Hesselbrock, M. National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism / UConn Health Center $44,134 9/03-8/04
Consortium on the Genetics of Alcoholism
Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education
Environmental Research Institute Perkins, C. United Technologies Research Center $11,250 4/04-7/04
Sample Analysis
Sea Grant College Program Balcom, N. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Cornell University $8,864 12/03-9/04
Exotic Species in Long Island Sound: Raising Awareness Through Education
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