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April 25, 2005


The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) in February. The list represents only new proposals awarded, and excludes continuations. The list is supplied to the Advance by the OSP. Additional grants received in February will be published on May 2.
Prin. Investigator
Award Period
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal Science Nadeau, J. Distributors Processing $4,139 2/05-6/05
Effectiveness of a Product Designed to Lower Ammonia Production in Horse Barns
Cooperative Extension Centers Broderick, S. Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $60,000 1/05-1/07
Forest Research, Education, and Stewardship Together (FOREST) Program
Cooperative Extension Centers Prisloe, M. Middlesex County Community Foundation $2,500 1/05-12/05
A Study of Changes to Agricultural Land Use in Middlesex County from 1978 to 2004
Natural Resources Management & Engineering Warner, G. Dept. of Interior/Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $71,580 1/05-12/06
Validation of In-Stream Habitat Models for the Fenton River, Storrs, Conn.
Natural Resources Management & Engineering Vokoun, J. Dept. of Interior/Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $89,764 1/05-12/06
State-Endangered Burbot in Northwestern Connecticut: Investigation of Habitat Use and Population Demographics
Nutritional Sciences Ferris, A. Dept. of Agriculture/University of Rhode Island $56,000 10/04-9/05
USDA Food Stamp Nutrition Education Project/Senior Nutrition Awareness Project
Plant Science Ellis, D. Dept. of Agriculture/Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service $14,850 1/05-12/05
Giant Hogweed Survey and Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife
Plant Science Ellis, D. Dept. of Agriculture/Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service/Conn. $50,277 1/05-12/05
FY 2005 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program
Neag School of Education
Curriculum & Instruction Leu, D. Learning Point Associates $77,622 12/04-10/05
Evaluating Gains in Online Learning from Instruction in the New Literacies of the Internet
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Eastconn $9,116 11/04-6/05
Psychological Services to the Schools, Eastconn, Conn.
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Futures Inc. $9,117 11/04-6/05
Psychological Services to the Schools
Educational Psychology Kehle, T. Futures Inc. $18,223 11/04-6/05
Psychological Services to the Schools
Kinesiology Armstrong, L. National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health/Centers for Disease Control/Sekos Inc. $43,989 1/04-8/06
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Oximetry for Fire Fighter Physiologic Monitoring
School of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Achenie, L. Nat’l Science Found’n. $234,231 2/05-1/08
Collaborative Research: Large-Scale Optimization Strategies for Design Under Uncertainty
Chemical Engineering Fenton, J. Conn. Innovations Inc. $299,758 11/04-10/06
Reformed Methonol MEMS Fuel Cell Chipset for Consumer Electronics: New Reformer Catalysts and Unitization of High Temperature Membrane Electrode Assemblies
Chemical Engineering Zhu, L. Dept. of Defense/Navy/Office of Naval Research $800,000 2/05-9/07
Molecular and Nano Composite Dielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors
Civil & Environmental Engineering Accorsi, M. Dept. of Defense/Army Natick Soldier Center $45,022 2/05-1/07
IPA for Advanced Parachute Simulations 2005
Civil & Environmental Engineering Ivan, J. Dept. of Transportation/Conn. Dept. of Transportation $130,000 8/04-8/06
Network-Based Highway Crash Prediction Using Geographic Information Systems
Civil & Environmental Engineering Malla, R. National Aeronautics and Space Administration/University of Hartford $15,000 1/05-6/05
Dynamic Response of a Lunar Base Structure
Computer Science & Engineering Huang, C. National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine $100,000 1/05-1/10
Workshop on Biomedical Computations on the Grid
Electrical & Computer Engineering Enderle, J. Paul Konz $15,000 1/05-12/05
Design of a Wireless Reflectance Pulse Oximeter
Electrical & Computer Engineering Fox, M. Pfizer Inc. $140,000 2/05-8/06
Supersolution Ultrasound Measurement of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness


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