Research Awards, February, 2014

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Dalton, Timothy J.,Dhuyvetter, Kevin C., Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), and Staggenborg, Scott A. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.,Dalton, Timothy J., Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), and Staggenborg, Scott A. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, $20,696, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS
Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Commission, $50,000, "Enhancement of Hays Wheat Breeding Program through Equipment Update."

AGRONOMY
Ciampitti, Ignacio,Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), Haag, Lucas A. (Northwest Area Office), Peterson, Dallas E., and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, $4,020, "K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas."

Dille, Johanna A., Dupont (E.I.) De Nemours & Co., $20,000, "Pollen-Mediated Gene Flow from Acetolactate Synthase-Inhibiting Herbicide-Resistant Sorghum to Johnsongrass."

Fritz, Allan K., Kansas Wheat Commission, $47,000, "Implementation of Advanced Breeding Technologies."

Janssen, Keith A.,Shoup, Douglas E., and Thompson, Curtis R., Multi- Sponsor, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, $22,000, "High Temperature Tolerance and Association Mapping in Finger Millet."

Pagadala, P. V. Vara,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Presley, DeAnn R., Rice, Charles W., and Staggenborg, Scott A., US Agency for International Development, $165,568, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, and Akhunov, Eduard D. (Plant Pathology), US Department of Agriculture, $144,707, "Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Environments."

Peterson, Dallas E.,Ciampitti, Ignacio, Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), Haag, Lucas A. (Northwest Area Office), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, "K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas."

Presley, DeAnn R.,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Rice, Charles W., and Staggenborg, Scott A., US Agency for International Development, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Rice, Charles W.,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Presley, DeAnn R., and Staggenborg, Scott A., US Agency for International Development, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Staggenborg, Scott A.,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Presley, DeAnn R., and Rice, Charles W., US Agency for International Development, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Stamm, Michael J., Monsanto Company, $940,000, "Winter Canola Research Thompson, Curtis R.,Janssen, Keith A., and Shoup, Douglas E., Multi- Sponsor, $5,000, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

COMMUNICATIONS
Boone, Kristina M., and Edwards, Elaine H., US Department of Education, $46,243, "Eat Smart, Play Hard Videos."

Edwards, Elaine H., and Boone, Kristina M., US Department of Education, "Eat Smart, Play Hard Videos."

ENTOMOLOGY
Cloyd, Raymond A.,Phillips, Thomas W., Reese, John C., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Multi-Sponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

McCornack, Brian P., and Zolnerowich, Gregory, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, $5,000, "Native Pollinator, Wildflower, and Wildlife Habitat Quality Responses to Patch-burn Grazing on Rangelands throughout the Flint Hills Ecoregion - Shelly Wiggam- Richetts."

Phillips, Thomas W.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Reese, John C., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Multi-Sponsor, $8,000, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Reese, John C.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Phillips, Thomas W., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Multi-Sponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Smith, C. Michael, and Whitfield, Anna E. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Commission, $4,788, "Identification of Wheat Curl Mite and Virus-Resistant Wheat Germplasm."

Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Phillips, Thomas W., and Reese, John C., Multi-Sponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Zolnerowich, Gregory, and McCornack, Brian P., Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, "Native Pollinator, Wildflower, and Wildlife Habitat Quality Responses to Patch-burn Grazing on Rangelands throughout the Flint Hills Ecoregion - Shelly Wiggam-Richetts."

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Alavi, Sajid, and Bhadriraju, Subramanyam, Multi-Sponsor, "Grain Science."

Ambrose, R. P. Kingsly, The Andersons, Inc., $75,000, "Intrinsic Characteristics of Modified DDGS and Development of Effective Handling Strategies."

Bhadriraju, Subramanyam, and Alavi, Sajid, Multi-Sponsor, $29,570, "Grain Science."

Fowler, Mark,Maier, Dirk E., and O'Neil III, Howard J., Kansas Wheat Commission, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program Support Project."

Maier, Dirk E., Kansas State University Foundation, $50,000, "Grain Science & Industry NAMA Instructor of Milling."

Maier, Dirk E.,Fowler, Mark, and O'Neil III, Howard J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $100,000, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program Support Project."

O'Neil III, Howard J.,Fowler, Mark, and Maier, Dirk E., Kansas Wheat Commission, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program Support Project."

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Bremer, Dale J., Kansas Turfgrass Foundation, $3,000, "Nitrous Oxide Emission and Carbon Sequestration in Turfgrass: Effects of Irrigation and N Fertilization (Match for Proposal # 28575)."

Bremer, Dale J., and Fry, Jack D., US Golf Association, Inc., $28,000 (includes $3,000 from KS Turfgrass Foundation), "Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Turfgrass: Effects of Irrigationand N Fertilization."

Fry, Jack D., and Kennelly, Megan (Plant Pathology), US Golf Association, Inc., $7,482, "Development of Fine-Textured, Large Patch-Resistant Zoysiagrass Cultivars with Enhanced Cold Hardiness for the Transition Zone."

Fry, Jack D., and Bremer, Dale J., US Golf Association, Inc., "Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Turfgrass: Effects of Irrigationand N Fertilization."

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS
Lilja, Nina,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), and Staggenborg, Scott A. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

PLANT PATHOLOGY
Akhunov, Eduard D., and Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), US Department of Agriculture, $241,178, "Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Garrett, Karen A., International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, $10,000, "Climate Change Analysis of Pigeonpea Diseases in Semi-Arid Tropics to Develop Appropriate Disease Management Strategy."

Garrett, Karen A.,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Jumpponen, Ari M. (Biology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), and Staggenborg, Scott A. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, $10,348, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Kennelly, Megan, and Fry, Jack D. (Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources), US Golf Association, Inc., $7,482, "Development of Fine-Textured, Large Patch- Resistant Zoysiagrass Cultivars with Enhanced Cold Hardiness for the Transition Zone."

Leslie, John F., US Department of Agriculture, $79,999, "Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Environments."

Whitfield, Anna E., and Smith, C. Michael (Entomology), Kansas Wheat Commission, $4,788, "Identification of Wheat Curl Mite and Virus-Resistant Wheat Germplasm."

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BIOCHEMISTRY
Chen, Jianhan, National Science Foundation, $144,207, "CAREER: Implicit Modeling of Non-polar Solvation: Towards Reliable Atomistic Simulation of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins."

Geisbrecht, Brian V., US Department of Health and Human Services, $184,360, "The Multiple States of IpaB Shigella Type III Secretion."

Klebba, Phillip E., Kansas State University Foundation, $7,420, "Cancer Center Research Core."

BIOLOGY
Gido, Keith B., New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, $170,076, "Effects of the Whitewater-baldy Complex Fire on Warmwater Fishes in the Gila River Basin, New Mexico."

Jumpponen, Ari M.,Dalton, Timothy J. (Agricultural Economics), Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (Agricultural Economics), Garrett, Karen A. (Plant Pathology), Lilja, Nina (International Agricultural Programs), Pagadala, P. V. Vara (Agronomy), Presley, DeAnn R. (Agronomy), Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), and Staggenborg, Scott A. (Agronomy), US Agency for International Development, $10,348, "Improving Soil Quality and Crop Productivity through Farmers' Tested and Recommended Conservation Agricultural Practices in Cropping Systems of West Africa."

Mather, Martha E., Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, $307,499, "Early Spawn and Natural Spawn Age-0 Largemouth Bass: Food Habits and Habitat Use Evaluation."

GEOGRAPHY
McLauchlan, Kendra K., National Science Foundation, $99,173, "RCN: The Novus Project for Integrating Paleo- and Neo-ecosystem Ecology."

HISTORY
Breen, Louise A., Kansas State University Foundation, $25,000, "NEH Faculty Enhancement Award in Military History."

Lynn-Sherow, Bonnie, Kansas State University Foundation, $40,000, "Chapman Center for Personnel."

KINESIOLOGY OLD
Barstow, Thomas J.,Day, Dwight D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Gruenbacher, Don M. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kuhn, William B. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Natarajan, Balasubramaniam (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), and Warren, Steven (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kansas Board of Regents, $4,200, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long-duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

PHYSICS
Chakrabarti, Amitabha, and Sorensen, Christopher M., National Science Foundation, "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Light Scattering from Irregularly Shaped Particles."

Khalil, Sadia, US Department of Energy, $42,229, "Fermilab Partial Salary Support for Dr. Sadia Khalil to Collaborate on the CMS Experiment."

Sorensen, Christopher M., and Chakrabarti, Amitabha, National Science Foundation, $111,481, "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Light Scattering from Irregularly Shaped Particles."

PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Kirkpatrick, Kimberly, US Department of Health and Human Services, $256,410, "Timing, Reward Processing and Choice."

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Allen, David S.,Shroyer, Margaret G., and Spears, Jacqueline D. (Dean of Education), Kansas Board of Regents, "Supporting Transitions."

Shroyer, Margaret G.,Allen, David S., and Spears, Jacqueline D. (Dean of Education), Kansas Board of Regents, "Supporting Transitions."

DEAN OF EDUCATION
Middendorf, B. Jan, US Department of Health and Human Services, $12,000, "Project ATTAIN: Increasing Participation of Xavier Students in the NIH Workforce - Evaluation."

Spears, Jacqueline D.,Allen, David S. (Curriculum and Instruction), and Shroyer, Margaret G. (Curriculum and Instruction), Kansas Board of Regents, $24,701, "Supporting Transitions."

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Devin, Mary E., US Department of Education, $19,500, "Kansas Educational Leadership Institute."

SPECIAL EDUCATION, COUNSELING, AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Hughey, Judith K., US Department of Education, $27,026, "Summer Academy for School Counselors."

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Wang, Donghai, Heartland Plant Innovations, Inc., $11,000, "Seed Characterization to Enable Development and Implementation of a Doubled Haploid Breeding System for CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Berry, Vikas, MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., $37,774, "Growth and Transfer of Large- Area Graphene on Silicon and Silica Substrates and its Surface Engineering."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Day, Dwight D.,Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology OLD), Gruenbacher, Don M., Kuhn, William B., Natarajan, Balasubramaniam, Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), and Warren, Steven, Kansas Board of Regents, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long- duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

Gruenbacher, Don M.,Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology OLD), Day, Dwight D., Kuhn, William B., Natarajan, Balasubramaniam, Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), and Warren, Steven, Kansas Board of Regents, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long- duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

Kuhn, William B.,Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology OLD), Day, Dwight D., Gruenbacher, Don M., Natarajan, Balasubramaniam, Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), and Warren, Steven, Kansas Board of Regents, $15,750, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long-duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

Natarajan, Balasubramaniam,Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology OLD), Day, Dwight D., Gruenbacher, Don M., Kuhn, William B., Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), and Warren, Steven, Kansas Board of Regents, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long-duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

Prakash, Punit, Novian Health, Inc., $14,749, "Theoretical Modeling of the Novilase Interstitial Laser Therapy System for Treatment of Breast Tumors."

Warren, Steven,Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology OLD), Day, Dwight D., Gruenbacher, Don M., Kuhn, William B., Natarajan, Balasubramaniam, and Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), Kansas Board of Regents, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long-duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

APPAREL, TEXTILES, AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Kaup, Migette L., and Doll, Gayle (Dean of Human Ecology), US Department of Health and Human Services, "PEAK 2.0 Evaluation."

DEAN OF HUMAN ECOLOGY
Doll, Gayle, and Kaup, Migette L. (Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design), US Department of Health and Human Services, $120,780, "PEAK 2.0 Evaluation."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

CLINICAL SCIENCES
White, Bradley J., US Department of Agriculture, $156,815, "A Study to Investigate the Impact of Oral Meloxicam on the Behavior, Innate Immune Response, Health, Performance and Carcass Traits of Feedlot Cattle after Long Distance Transportation."

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY
Rowland, Raymond R. R., US Department of Agriculture, $277,914, "Genetically Improving Resistance of Pigs to PRRS Virus Infection."

Zhang, Weiping, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), $194,379, "A Toxoid Vaccine Against Heat-Stable Enterotoxin of E. Coli."

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
Anderson, Gary A., Pfizer, Inc., $8,710, "Service Protocol Agreement: Evaluation of the 1 Year Duration of Immunity of the WNV Innovator VEWT + Rabies Vaccine - Rabies Challenge (Addendum to MSA Exhibit A-12)."

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

AGRONOMY
Shoup, Douglas E.,Janssen, Keith A., and Thompson, Curtis R., Multi- Sponsor, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

DIRECTOR OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Lindquist, Jack W., Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc., $40,842, "Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc.."

NORTHEAST AREA OFFICE
Duncan, Stewart R.,Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), Haag, Lucas A. (Northwest Area Office), Peterson, Dallas E. (Agronomy), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, "K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas."

NORTHWEST AREA OFFICE
Haag, Lucas A.,Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), Peterson, Dallas E. (Agronomy), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, "K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas."

SOUTHEAST AREA OFFICE
Shoup, Douglas E.,Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), Haag, Lucas A. (Northwest Area Office), and Peterson, Dallas E. (Agronomy), Kansas Soybean Commission, $6,029, "K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas."

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Tolar, Mary H., Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, $50,000, "Leadership Manhattan."

SALINA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND AVIATION

SALINA APPLIED AVIATION RESEARCH CENTER
Barnhart, Richard K., and Blanks, Mark T., Westar Energy, "Aerial Inspection and Suveying Techniques of Power Infrastructure."

Blanks, Mark T., and Barnhart, Richard K., Westar Energy, $57,993, "Aerial Inspection and Suveying Techniques of Power Infrastructure."

SALINA ARTS, SCIENCE AND BUSINESS
Brockway, Kathy J.,Norlin, David D., and Stephens, Gregory F., City of Salina, KS, "CECD Equipment Incentive - North Salina Community Development."

Norlin, David D.,Brockway, Kathy J., and Stephens, Gregory F., City of Salina, KS, "CECD Equipment Incentive - North Salina Community Development."

Stephens, Gregory F.,Brockway, Kathy J., and Norlin, David D., City of Salina, KS, $500, "CECD Equipment Incentive - North Salina Community Development."

VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
Geisbrecht, Brian V., US Department of Health and Human Services, "The Multiple States of IpaB Shigella Type III Secretion."

VICE PRESIDENT ELECTRONICS DESIGN LABORATORY
Sobering, Timothy J.,Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology OLD), Day, Dwight D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Gruenbacher, Don M. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kuhn, William B. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Natarajan, Balasubramaniam (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Warren, Steven (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kansas Board of Regents, $1,050, "Biosensor Networks and Telecommunication Subsystems for Long-duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions."

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE AND DEAN OF STUDENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Booker, Monshonda, US Department of Education, $236,925, "Kansas State University - Salina Upward Bound Program-Central Kansas."

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES
Mailey, Chaz D., City of Manhattan, KS, $34,000, "Youth Oriented Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program."