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- The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) of the College of Education and Public Policy at the University of Delaware has received an initial award of $36,848 for work on the first of two main broadband project components over a five-year timeframe -- broadband mapping.
At left workshop attendees use automated-polling technology to register their preferences for broadband applications.
- What does Delaware need to do in order to go green? That is the latest question that the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR) is tackling, thanks to an $889,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
"It's a substantial project," said CADSR researcher Dan Brown (shown at left).
- A research team in UD's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has received a nearly $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a highly specialized 750-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that will serve as a valuable resource for scientists throughout the region.
- Researchers in UD's School of Nursing, with colleagues from the Cancer Care Connection and the Christiana Care Center for Outcomes Research, have been awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at supporting older adults affected by cancer and their caregivers in Delaware.
- Rachel Davidson, UD associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won a $796,255 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop models that support the design of a regional natural disaster risk management system. The three-year project will also demonstrate application of the new models in case studies focusing on earthquake risk in Los Angeles and hurricane risk in North Carolina.
- In a three-year, $1.1 million project funded by the National Science Foundation, Christopher Sommerfield, associate professor of oceanography at UD, in collaboration with a colleague at Rutgers, is working to determine just how efficient the estuary is at trapping sediment supplied by rivers. The research could shed light on how human or natural changes to the flow of sediment could affect the estuary.
- A University of Delaware research team led by Thomas Gaisser has won a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support data analysis associated with the “IceCube” neutrino telescope at the South Pole, which UD is helping to construct as part of an international team. Neutrinos are weakly interacting, high-energy particles that can tell us more about the sun’s activity and Earth’s structure, to the origins of cosmic-ray particles in the early universe.
- The University of Delaware is part of a multi-state team that has been awarded a total of more than $14 million from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to improve networking capabilities among the Northeast Regional IDeA and EPSCoR states--Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- Roberta Golinkoff, H. Rodney Sharp Professor in UD’s School of Education (far left in photo), has received a $904,828 grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine young students' geometric abilities. She will lead a study of 150 preschool children over a span of two years to determine what children know about shapes at three years of age and how this predicts their future mathematics achievement. The research will lead to new teaching curricula.
- The University of Delaware has won a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to lead a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research project to develop the next generation of high-performance permanent magnets.
Led by George Hadjipanayis, UD’s Richard B. Murray Professor of Physics and chairperson of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the project is among 37 projects selected nationwide.
- Eleftherios Papoutsakis, the Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical Engineering at UD and a faculty fellow at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, has received $961,000 from the Department of Defense to explore the development of complex phenotypes in microbial cells so that the cells can better withstand stressful bioprocessing conditions such as the accumulation of toxic products and byproducts.
University of Delaware, in collaboration with Stroud Water Research Center
in Avondale, Pa., has received a $4.3 million grant from the National
Science Foundation to establish the Christina River Basin as a new “Critical
Zone Observatory” for researching questions relating to climate change. It
is one of six in the United States.
Wu, Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
at UD, has won a $473,350 grant from the National Institutes of Health
to support ongoing efforts to develop a Protein Ontology (PRO) to
facilitate protein annotation and functional discovery, enabling the
identification of pathways of disease.
team of UD faculty members has received a $1,064,500 grant from the National
Science Foundation to conduct research on multiscale modeling of turbulent
clouds on petascale computers. They will be working in collaboration
with scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
“Petascale” refers to a computer system capable of reaching a speed of
quadrillion operations per second.
has been awarded $17.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish
an Energy Frontier Research Center. Led by faculty in the College of
Engineering, the new interdisciplinary center will develop innovative
technologies to convert biomass such as grasses and trees into electricity,
chemicals, and fuels. Outreach and education also will be key components.
support from the National Science Foundation, E. Fidelma Boyd, assistant
professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences,
is examining Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a pathogen that lives
in seawater, to determine how bacteria adapt to changes in the marine
coastal ecosystem. Although V. parahaemolyticus has been around
for a long time, it is now expanding its range in North America.
oceanographic instrumentation is being added to the University of Delaware's
146-foot coastal research vessel Hugh R. Sharp, thanks to funding
from the National Science Foundation. The ship serves researchers throughout
the Mid-Atlantic region as a member of the University-National Oceanographic
Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet. The vessel is operated by the College
of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the Lewes campus.
funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, UD's Center
for Disabilities Studies in the College of Education & Public Policy
is continuing the successful New Directions Early Head Start (NDEHS)
program. The NDEHS consortium brings together the University with a diversity
of nonprofit community agencies to provide child care and disability
support services to over 100 children and families in New Castle and
team of researchers at UD, led by Cole Galloway, associate professor
of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, has received additional
funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue to develop
a miniature power chair, armed with a robotic brain and affectionately
known as “UD2,” that keeps kids safe and empowers them to explore the
world while providing researchers with valuable data.
by the National Institutes of Health, Harsh Bais, assistant professor
of plant and soil sciences in the College of Agriculture & Natural
Resources, will mine the root exudates of plants for novel antimicrobial
agents and therapeutics to thwart Enterococcus species. These bacteria
are highly resistant to antibiotics, and some particularly virulent strains
have emerged recently in infections of hospitalized patients in the United
Below is a chart summarizing the amount of ARRA funding the University has received by sponsor. Select a heading to sort this list. For a detailed list of proposals by agency select a sponsor's name.
|Corporation for National and Community Service||$155,250|
|Department of Health and Human Services||$1,967,790|
|National Institutes of Health||$17,266,873|
|National Institute of Standards & Technology||$796,254|
|National Science Foundation||$18,296,121|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||$678,999|
|U.S. Department of Commerce||$371,419|
|U.S. Department of Defense||$342,376|
|U.S. Department of Education||$997,115|
|U.S. Department of Energy||$23,841,209|
|U.S. Department of Labor||$889,404|
Intent to Submit Concept Paper: 4/2/2010
Intent to Submit Concept Paper: 4/2/2010
Intent to Submit Concept Paper: 4/2/2010
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