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  September 13, 2004


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs in June. 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
Academic Affairs
Academic Center for Entering Students Jarvi, S. Health and Human Services / University of Connecticut Health Center $29,276 6/04-8/04
Pre-College Enrichment Program (3000 x 2000)
Provost & Executive Vice Provost of Academic Affairs Maryanski, F. Davis Educational Foundation $47,500 4/04-3/05
Service Learning Planning Grant
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agriculture & Resource Economics Cotterill, R. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture / Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service $543,249 9/04-8/07
Food Marketing Policy Center for Research
Animal Science Venkitanarayanan, K. National Cattlemen's Beef Association $41,666 3/04-4/05
Enhancing the Heat Sensitivity of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Ground Beef by Monocaprylin
Nutritional Science Shanley, E. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture / University of Massachusetts $111,794 4/04-3/08
Tween Power: Preventing Obesity Through Wise Expenditure of Resources
Pathobiology Frasca, S. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture / Freshwater Institute $30,843 4/04-12/05
Molecular Characterization and Phylogeny of Chlamydia-Like Bacteria from Branchial Epithelium of Farmed Salmonids
School of Business
Conn. Small Business Development Center Gruell, D. Conn. Dept. of Economic Community Development $5,000 6/04-9/05
New to Exporting Workshops
School of Education
Educational Psychology Brown, S. U.S. Dept. of Education / Greenwich Public Schools $1,107 4/04-12/04
Husky Educational Technology Assessment Program — Greenwich Public Schools
Educational Psychology Shaw, S. U.S. Dept. of Education-Office of Special Education / Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation $17,734 6/04-10/04
Capacity Building with American Indian Tribes
Kinesiology Volek, J. Nutraquest Inc. $99,365 3/04-12/04
Weight Loss and Health-Promoting Effects of Adding a Soluble Fiber Supplement (Tetrazene KGM-90) to a Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet
School of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering Accorsi, M. Dept. of Defense-Army $34,040 6/04-1/05
Development and Application of Two Simulation Capabilities for Airdrop Systems
Civil & Environmental Engineering Accorsi, M. United Technologies-Pratt & Whitney $56,460 5/04-12/04
Computation Modeling of Ceramic Matrix Composites (Amendment No. 1 to Task #7)
Mechanical Engineering Bergman, T. Dept. of Defense / United Technologies-Pratt & Whitney $50,000 5/04-9/04
Acoustic Energy Anti-Ice Concept
Mechanical Engineering Sammes, N. Nanocell Systems Inc. $22,673 5/04-7/04
Fabrication of a Micro-Fuel Cell
Electrical & Computer Engineering Jain, F. National Science Foundation / Directorate for Engineering $100,000 7/04-6/06
Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Plan of Study
Electrical & Computer Engineering Taylor, G. Dept. of Defense-Air Force / OPEL Inc. $25,000 5/04-2/05
Integrated Transponders
Electrical & Computer Engineering Wang, B. Dept. of Defense-Army $169,300 6/04-5/05
Multi-User Quantum Key Distribution Using Multi-Wavelength Optical Networks
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Chemistry Suib, S. Aerogel Composite LLC $18,885 5/04-4/05
Characterization and Evaluation of Aerogel Composite Material
Chemistry Suib, S. Catelectric Corp. $10,000 6/04-9/04
Reaction Rate Studies via Electrocatalysis
Economics Carstensen, F. Economic Development Administration / Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative Inc. $15,000 4/04-8/04
An Economic Impact Analysis of a Proposed High Technology Center at Rentschler Field
Economics Carstensen, F. Anthem Foundation of Connecticut Inc. $6,050 5/04-8/04
The Cost of Uninsurance in Connecticut
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Elphick, C. WindMar Renewable Energy Inc. $7,256 5/04-7/04
Modeling Endangered Brown Pelican Populations
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jones, C. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / California State University, Fullerton Foundation $30,554 7/04-6/05
Hydraulic Segmentation and Axis Splitting in Desert Shrubs
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Les, D. Griffin LLC $57,758 3/04-2/05
Fluridone Resistance in Submersed Aquatic Plants
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Lewis, L. National Science Foundation / Directorate for Biological Sciences $10,516 7/04-6/06
Systematics, Colony Form Evolution, and Phenotypic Plasticity Within the Family Hydrodictyaceae (Shaeropleales, Chlorophyta)
English Miller, R. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation $40,000 9/04-8/05
The Jewish Discovery of America 1881-1914
Marine Sciences/ Marine Science & Technology Koerting, C. Pel Associates $5,000 6/04-10/04
Analysis and Evaluation of Coated Microspheres II
Marine Sciences/ Marine Science & Technology O'Donnell, J. U.S. Coast Guard / Anteon Corp. $245,261 8/03-9/05
Integration of Coastal Ocean Dynamic Application Radar (CODAR) Surface Current Data and Short Term Predictive Systems (STPS) into the Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS)
Molecular & Cell Biology Giardina, C. National Institutes of Health / UConn Health Center $74,350 5/04-4/09
Molecular Characterization of Aberrant Crypt Foci
Physics Joo, K. U.S. Dept. of Energy $212,000 4/04-4/07
Q2 Evolution of Quadruple Strength of N Delta (1232) Transition
Physics Stwalley, W. National Science Foundation / Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences $303,000 6/04-5/05
Group Research on Ultracold Science and Spectroscopy
Physics Yelin, S. National Science Foundation / Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences $60,000 7/04-6/06
Collective Effects in Optically Dense Atomic Clouds
Physiology & Neurobiology Renfro, J. National Science Foundation / Directorate for Biological Sciences $592,782 7/04-6/07
Vertebrate Renal Anion Transport
Psychology Henning, R. United Technologies-Pratt & Whitney $1,945 5/04-12/04
Participatory Ergonomics Program Survey Project
Psychology Michaels, C. National Science Foundation / Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences $402,419 6/04-5/07
The Information for Learning to Act
Statistics Wang, Y. Public Health Service / National Institutes of Health / UConn Health Center $15,228 6/04-8/04
Exploratory Program Grant for Frontier Medicine Research
School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice Coleman, C. Purdue Pharma L.P. $93,558 7/04-6/06
Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellowship
Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education
Environmental Research Institute Dahmani, A. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development / Town of Vernon $4,970 3/04-5/04
Feasibility Tests of Treatment of PAH-Contaminated Soil with Persulfate for the Roosevelt Mills Site, Vernon, Connecticut
Environmental Research Institute Perkins, C. Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $315,000 5/04-12/06
Laboratory Analysis Services: Saline Water, Fresh Water, Biological Tissue, Soil, and Sediment
Babb, I. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration $1,333,754 1/04-12/04
The National Undersea Research Center Program — Phase 2
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