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FY13 NIU Awards to Date

ALLIED HEALTH AND COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

Boutin, Daniel, Department of Education, Rehabilitation of Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Chung, King, Phonak Hearing Systems, Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Binaural Wind Noise Reduction Algorithm

Ouellette, Sue, Department of Education, Certificate program in rehabilitation of persons who are deafblind

ANTHROPOLOGY

Kusimba, Sibel, Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion, Mobile Kin and Mobile Money: The Anthropology of International Remittances in Kenya

Porter, Leila, Leakey (Louis S.B.) Foundation, Direct and Indirect Benefits of Cooperative Behavior in Wild Saddleback Tamarins

Russell, Susan; Ong, Lina, Department of State, Philippine Youth Leader Program 2013: Environmental Leadership in the Philippines: Developing Youth as Agents of Change and Ecological Activism

ART MUSEUM

Burke, Josephine, Illinois Arts Council, NIU Art Museum 2012-2013 Exhibit Season

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Calvo, Ana, Department of Agriculture, Identification of Regulatory Genes in A. Flavus and A. Nidulans that are Involved in Mycotoxin Production, Morphogenesis, and Virulence

King, Richard, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Department of the Interior, Annual Census of Lake Erie Watersnakes

King, Richard, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Department of the Interior, Assessing Management Needs to Enhance the Recovery for the Eastern Massasauga

King, Richard, Chicago Field Office/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Department of the Interior, Continued Assessment of Management Needs to Enhance recovery for the Eastern Massasauga

Miller, Jon, Illinois State Board of Education, Integrating Math and Science with Content, Pedagogy, and Technology

Swingley, Wesley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Exploration of "biological dark matter" in geothermal springs

Zhou, Shengde, Iowa State University, Hybrid Processing for Robust Production of Biorenewable Fuels and Chemicals

CAMPUS CHILD CARE

Schulz, Kristin, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Playground Improvements at NIU's Campus Child Care

CENTER FOR BURMA STUDIES

Raymond, Catherine M, Asia Foundation, 2012 Burma Studies Conference

CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES

Ledgerwood, Judy, Department of Education, FY2010 Title VI National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Carnahan, Jon, Missouri State University, Molecular Mechanisms of Selective Activation of Liver X Receptors

Hagen, Timothy, Tetra Discovery Partners, LLC, Synthesis of methyl 1chloro3methyl5Hpyrido[4,3b] indole8carboxylate (5)

Hagen, Timothy, Tetra Discovery Partners, LLC, Synthesis of methyl 1chloro3methyl5Hbenzo[b]pyrido[4,3e][1,4] oxazine8carboxylate (4)

Hagen, Timothy, Tetra Discovery Partners, LLC, NIU / Tetra Master Agreement

Horn, James Richard, Medical College of Wisconsin, Biophysics of HDL Dysfunction

Xu, Tao, Argonne National Laboratory, Material Development for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Applications

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECH, DEAN'S OFFICE

Ghrayeb, Omar; Moraga, Reinaldo, Caterpillar, Inc., Aurora Campus Reverse Logistics Optimization

Ghrayeb, Omar; Moraga, Reinaldo, Caterpillar, Inc., Simulation and Scheduling for Building K

Santner, Joseph; Johnson, Richard Ned; Swiglo, A. Alan, U.S. Department of Defense (Rock Island Arsenal), Manufacturing and Engineering Advisory and Assistance Services

Tahernezhadi, Mansour; Santner, Joseph; Vohra, Promod, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Aerospace MicroMesoscale Manufacturing (AM3) Demonstration Facility

Tahernezhadi, Mansour, Kocanda, Martin, Lorin Industries, UVVis and FTIR Spectroscopic Analysis

COMMUNICATION

Vazquez, Laura, Rowan University, College Collaborative Documentary Project

COUNSELING, ADULT AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Pender, Debra, Kenneth Young Center, Project Educare

DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES, DEAN'S OFFICE

Bond, Bradley, XL Academics, Enhancing the XL Academic Website

Bond, Bradley, XL Academics, Support for Client Engagement Management at XL Academics

Freeman, Lisa, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 2012-2013 DFI Fellowships Freeman, Lisa; Kaplan, Anne, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, Regional Host Organization for Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Demir, Veysel, Polar Technology Development Centre Ind. Trade, Inc., Theoretical investigation on the use of microwave imaging for bone densitometry

Hashemian, Reza, Argonne National Laboratory, Collaboration with ANL Wireless Project

Rajashankar, Suma; Tahernezhadi, Mansour; Vohra, Promod, Motorola Foundation, NIU Enhancing Engineering Pathways (NIUEEP) Integrated Outreach and Mentoring Programs for Girl Scouts (Renewal)

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Azad, Abul, National Science Foundation, Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories with Collaborative Design

Guo, Liping, Argonne National Laboratory, Development of Matlab Models of the Digital Power Converters

Muthuswamy, Shanthi, DuKane Precast, Inc., NIUDuKane Applied Research Project

Muthuswamy, Shanthi, RTM & Associates, NIURTM Operational Improvements 2012-2013

Schroeder, David, Argonne National Laboratory, Integrated Laboratory/Industry Research Program (ILIRP)

GEOGRAPHY

Changnon, David, Argonne National Laboratory, Climate Change Impacts to Department of Defense Installations

Greene, Richard, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Regional Land Use Inventory 2010 Update

Krmenec, Andrew, DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, DCEDC Internship

Luo, Wei, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: WILSIM2, The Next Generation Landform Simulator

Murphy, David, Argonne National Laboratory, Joint Appointment: David Murphy

Rigg, Lesley; McCarragher, Shannon, National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Effects of Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle) on the regeneration and recruitment of Quercus alba (White oak) at Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois

GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES

Carpenter, Philip, U.S. Geological Survey/Department of the Interior, Seismic Monitoring of the Asian Carp Hydrogun Deployment in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and Calumet River

Powell, Ross, Nature Conservancy, Benthic Geologic Substrate and Benthic Geoform Data for Puget Sound, Washington

HISTORY

Fernandez, Damian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, An Invisible Class in a Silent Land: Aristocracies and Society in Atlantic Iberia during Late Antiquity (ca. 300600)

Montana, Ismael, British Library, Digitization and preservation of historical archives in the Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAAD) in Tamale, Northern Ghana

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Damodaran, Purushothaman; Muthuswamy, Shanthi, Caterpillar, Inc., Analyzing the Paint Lines at Caterpillar

Damodaran, Purushothaman, Brocade, Decision Making through Simulation Modeling

Damodaran, Purushothaman; Ghrayeb, Omar, Del Monte Foods, Improving Warehouse Operations at Del Monte Foods

Damodaran, Purushothaman; Ghrayeb, Omar, SPX Hydraulic Technologies, Process Improvement for Power Team Product Line at SPX

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Shibata, Tomoyuki; Wilson, James, Institute of International Education, Public Health and Health Education in Indonesia Pilot Summer Study Abroad Program

LEADERSHIP, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND FOUNDATIONS

Schmidt, Jennifer; Shumow, Lee; Durik, Amanda, National Science Foundation, Incremental Mindset and Utility for Science Learning and Engagement (IMUScLE): A QuasiExperimental Study of the Impacts of Targeted Classroom Treatments

OUTREACH, ENGAGEMENT, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, VP

Smith, Harvey; Bellert, Marilyn, Illinois State Board of Education, Interactive Illinois Report Card

PHYSICS

Chakraborty, Dhiman; Hedin, David; Zutshi, Vishnu, National Science Foundation, Searches for New Phenomena with High Energy Particle Colliders

Chakraborty, Dhiman; Blazey, Gerald, University of Chicago, MRI: Development of Ultrafast Tracking Electronics for the ATLAS Trigger

Chakraborty, Dhiman, Columbia University, US ATLAS Operations: Empowering US Universities for Discoveries at the Energy Frontier

Chmaissem, Omar, Argonne National Laboratory, Synthesis and characterization of Febased pnictide superconductors

Erdelyi, Bela, Argonne National Laboratory, Joint Appointment for Bela Erdelyi

Erdelyi, Bela, Department of Energy, Studies of Conventional and ERL-Based Recirculator Electron Cooling for an Electron Ion Collider

Glatz, Andreas, Argonne National Laboratory, Joint Appointment: Andreas Glatz

Martin, Stephen, National Science Foundation, Research in High Energy Physics: Theory and Phenomenology of Supersymmetry

Piot, Philippe, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Compact Dielectric Wakefield Accelerators

Piot, Philippe, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Beam Dynamics Studies for the MatterRadiation Interaction at Extreme (MARIE) Project at Los Alamos

Piot, Philippe, Vanderbilt University, Field-Emission Cathodes and Channeling Radiation for Advanced XRay Integrated Sources

Piot, Philippe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Compact, Coherent XRay Sources Based on Laser Acceleration and Inverse Compton Scattering

Piot, Philippe, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Beam Dynamics Studies for the Matter-Radiation Interaction at Extreme (MARIE) Project at Los Alamos

Piot, Philippe, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Joint Appointment NIU/FNAL

Shin, YoungMin, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Joint Appointment NIU/FNAL

Van Veenendaal, Michel, Northeastern University, Computational Time-Resolved and Resonant XRay Scattering of Strongly Correlated Materials

LITERACY EDUCATION

Cohen, James; Stahl, Norman, Department of Education, DREAMS: Development of Reading, ESL, Early Childhood, Math, and Science.

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Khoury, Helen; Shafer, Mary, Illinois State Board of Education, Institute for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Hedin, David; Pohlman, Nicholas Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Development of the MU2E Preliminary Design Pohlman, Nicholas, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, g2

NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Bostwick, Wendy, American Institute of Bisexuality, Understanding Mental Health Disparities among Bisexual Women: The Role of Everyday Insults

Stone, David; Ciesla, James, Kane County Health Department, Evaluation of the Kane County Planning Cooperative

PSYCHOLOGY

Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine E, Communities in Schools of Aurora, Inc., 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for Herget Middle School

Durik, Amanda, Learning Partnership, An Examination of the Qualities of Interactive Science Learning Environments that Promote Optimal Motivation

Finkelstein, Lisa, U.S. Army Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), Specification of Effective Mentoring Behaviors for Leadership Competency Development and Adaptability

Grippo, Angela, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS, Mechanisms of Social Isolation and Environmental Enrichment in an Animal Model

Millis, Keith; Wiemer, Katja, Educational Testing Service, Assessing Reading for Understanding: A Theory-Based, Developmental Approach

Orcutt, Holly, National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS, Biomarkers for Posttraumatic Stress in Women Following a Campus Mass Shooting

Sagarin, Brad, CommunityAcademic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS), The Causal Effects of Consensual Sadomasochistic Activity

Waas, Greg; Rosenbaum, Alan, DeKalb County Court Services, Psychology Externship at DeKalb County Court Services

Waas, Greg; Pittman, Laura, Susan Myket, Ph.D. & Associates, Psychology Externship at Susan Myket & Associates Waas, Greg; White, Karen, School District # 86, Joliet, Psychology Externship at Joliet School District

Waas, Greg; Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine, MidValley Special Ed Cooperative, Psychology Graduate Externship at MidValley Special Education Cooperative

Waas, Greg; Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine, School District # 303, St. Charles, Psychology Externship at St. Charles School District

Waas, Greg; Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine, Genoa-Kingston Community Unit School District 424, Psychology Externship at GenoaKingston School District

PUBLIC OPINION LAB

Olson, Lorayn, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Ann and Robert H., Communities Putting Prevention to Work

RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND POLICY STUDIES

Wholeben, Brent; Burgin, Ximena, Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri Foundation for Health: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluation

Wholeben, Brent; Burgin, Ximena, School District # 33, West Chicago, Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program at West Chicago #33

Wholeben, Brent, West Chicago School District #33, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Evaluation Plan

SOCIOLOGY

Markowitz, Fred, Illinois Institute of Technology, ADHERENCE AND EMPOWERMENT: Service Participation and Meaningful Outcomes

SPECIAL AND EARLY EDUCATION

Kapperman, Gaylen, Department of Education, Program for Training of Teachers and Orientation and Mobility Instructors of Students with Visual Impairments, with On-campus and Summer-based Components with Additional Training in Assistive Technology

Kapperman, Gaylen, Department of Education, Preparation of Rehabilitation Teachers and Orientation & Mobility Specialists to Serve Adults with Visual Disabilities

Kapperman, Gaylen, Salus University, Fellowship Support for Sean Tikkun

STATISTICS

Ebrahimi, Nader, National Science Foundation, Application of Statistics in Assessing Nanoreliability

Hosmane, Balakrishna, AbbVie Inc., Support for Linear and Nonlinear Mixed Models and Their Applications to Clinical Data

Lingham, Rama, Abbott Laboratories Fund, Abbott Laboratories Externship

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICE

Wright, Jerry, Department of Education, Student Support Services for Northern Illinois University

V&PA EXTERNAL PROGRAMMING

Booth, Deborah, National Endowment for the Arts/National Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities, Expanding Our Reach: NIU Community School of the Arts Project 2012-2013