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College of Science & Mathematics

2010 CLAS Summer Grant Awards Reception held

Date: July 28, 2010


The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences held a reception on July 28th to honor its first group of Summer Grant Awards recipients.  With its new initiative to support scholarship and grant activity, the College has funded six research projects involving seven of our faculty from a variety of disciplines.  Congratulations to our award recipients receiving funding for the following projects:

Thomas Dinzeo, Psychology: "Cognitive Remediation in Patients with Schizophrenia"

Jeffrey Hettinger, Physics & Astronomy: "Synthesis and Characterization of Thin-films for Biomedical, Protective Coating, and "On-chip" Energy Storage Applications"

David Klassen, Physics & Astronomy: "Studies Using the Mars Odyssey GRS/HEND"

Lee Talley, English: "'Operation Pied Piper':  The WWII Evacuation of British Children and the Children's Literature it Inspired"

Louis Whaley and Lei Yu, Chemistry & Biochemistry: "Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in Designed Ionic Liquids – Greenhouse Gas Fixation and Conversion"

Ieva Zake, Sociology: "Ethnic Politics of the Republican Party and Presidential Administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford"