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Research Awards, July, 2014

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Featherstone, Allen M., US Department of Agriculture, $15,000, "Effects of Farm and Off-Farm Income on Leverage of Farm Operator Households."

Leatherman, John C., US Environmental Protection Agency, $18,797 (includes $18,797 from Cooperator Match), "Hillsdale WRAPS Implementation FY 2014 - 2016."

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS
Zhang, Guorong,Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Miller, Rebecca (Grain Science and Industry), and Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Alliance, $5,750, "Quality Evaluation of Wheat for Molecular Marker Identification - 2014."

Zhang, Guorong,Aiken, Robert M. (Northwest Research Extension Center), and Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Kansas Wheat Alliance, "Screening Tools to Identify Drought Resistance in Promising Wheat Lines."

Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Alliance, $23,100, "Wheat Improvement through Double Haploid Technology."

AGRONOMY
Ciampitti, Ignacio,Duncan, Stewart R. (Southeast Area Office), Peterson, Dallas E., and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, "Update for the Soybean Production Handbook (K-State)."

Fritz, Allan K.,Poland, Jesse A., and Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Alliance, "Applying Genomic Selection in KSU Wheat Breeding Programs."

Fritz, Allan K.,Miller, Rebecca (Grain Science and Industry), Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Alliance, $5,750, "Quality Evaluation of Wheat for Molecular Marker Identification - 2014."

Fritz, Allan K.,Aiken, Robert M. (Northwest Research Extension Center), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Alliance, "Screening Tools to Identify Drought Resistance in Promising Wheat Lines."

Huss, Anne R.,Aldrich, Greg (Grain Science and Industry), Jones, Cassandra K. (Grain Science and Industry), and Stark, Charles (Grain Science and Industry), Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc., "Assessing the Efficacy of Chemical Treatment to Control Salmonella in Rendered Protein Meals."

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

Kluitenberg, Gerard J.,Caragea, Doina (Computing and Information Sciences), Das, Sanjoy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Welch, Stephen M., National Science Foundation, "TRMS: Agroecological Annotation of Gene Function and Computational Analysis of Gene Networks."

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, Kansas Wheat Alliance, $45,000, "Exploring Wheat Germplasm for Drought and Heat Tolerance."

Peterson, Dallas E.,Ciampitti, Ignacio, Duncan, Stewart R. (Southeast Area Office), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, $12,756, "Update for the Soybean Production Handbook (K-State)."

Poland, Jesse A.,Fritz, Allan K., and Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Alliance, $30,000, "Applying Genomic Selection in KSU Wheat Breeding Programs."

Schapaugh Jr, William T.,Todd, Timothy C. (Plant Pathology), and Trick, Harold N. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Soybean Commission, $3,817, "Enhancement of Soybean Through Genetic Engineering."

Thompson, Curtis R.,Janssen, Keith A., and Shoup, Douglas E., Multi-Sponsor, $12,900, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

Welch, Stephen M.,Caragea, Doina (Computing and Information Sciences), Das, Sanjoy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Kluitenberg, Gerard J., National Science Foundation, $74,025, "TRMS: Agroecological Annotation of Gene Function and Computational Analysis of Gene Networks."

ENTOMOLOGY
Cohnstaedt, Lee, and Ruberson, John R., Vestergaard Frandsen S.A., "Vestergaard Animal Health Impact Fellowship."

Ruberson, John R., and Cohnstaedt, Lee, Vestergaard Frandsen S.A., $24,000, "Vestergaard Animal Health Impact Fellowship."

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Aldrich, Greg,Huss, Anne R. (Agronomy), Jones, Cassandra K., and Stark, Charles, Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc., "Assessing the Efficacy of Chemical Treatment to Control Salmonella in Rendered Protein Meals."

Jones, Cassandra K.,Aldrich, Greg, Huss, Anne R. (Agronomy), and Stark, Charles, Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc., $46,288, "Assessing the Efficacy of Chemical Treatment to Control Salmonella in Rendered Protein Meals."

Miller, Rebecca,Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Alliance, $5,750, "Quality Evaluation of Wheat for Molecular Marker Identification - 2014."

Stark, Charles,Aldrich, Greg, Huss, Anne R. (Agronomy), and Jones, Cassandra K., Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc., "Assessing the Efficacy of Chemical Treatment to Control Salmonella in Rendered Protein Meals."

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Fry, Jack D., and Kennelly, Megan (Plant Pathology), National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, Inc., $750, "2012 National Tall Fescue Test Ancillary Trial-Brown Patch Tolerance (TF-12-16)."

KS CTR FOR AG RSRCES & THE ENV / KS WATER RSRCE RSRCH INST
Devlin, Daniel L., Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $51,107 (includes $51,107 from Cooperative Match), "Kansas Watershed Specialists."

Devlin, Daniel L., Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $42,217 (includes $8,787 from Cooperator Match, and $33,430 from McPherson County), "KS WRAPS: Little Arkansas River Watershed - Implementation."

Devlin, Daniel L., US Environmental Protection Agency, $46,125 (includes $46,125 from Stakeholders), "KS WRAPS - Big Creak Middle Smoky Hill River Watershed WRAPS (Kanopolis Reservoir) Implementation Years 5 - 7 SFY 2014 - 2016."

Devlin, Daniel L., US Environmental Protection Agency, $10,765 (includes $10,765 from Stakeholders), "KS WRAPS: Lower Smoky Hill River Watershed (Upper Portion) - Implementation."

Leatherman, John C., US Environmental Protection Agency, $2,089 (includes $2,089 from Cooperator Match), "Hillsdale WRAPS Implementation FY 2014 - 2016."

NORTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
Aiken, Robert M.,Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Alliance, $7,479, "Screening Tools to Identify Drought Resistance in Promising Wheat Lines."

PLANT PATHOLOGY
Kennelly, Megan, and Fry, Jack D. (Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources), National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, Inc., $750, "2012 National Tall Fescue Test Ancillary Trial-Brown Patch Tolerance (TF-12-16)."

Poland, Jesse A.,Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Miller, Rebecca (Grain Science and Industry), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Alliance, $5,750, "Quality Evaluation of Wheat for Molecular Marker Identification - 2014."

Stack, James P., US Department of Agriculture, $42,500, "Plant Diagnostic Information System, Michigan State University."

Stack, James P., US Department of Agriculture, $44,000, "Plant Diagnostics Information System, Cornell University."

Todd, Timothy C.,Schapaugh Jr, William T. (Agronomy), and Trick, Harold N., Kansas Soybean Commission, "Enhancement of Soybean Through Genetic Engineering."

Trick, Harold N.,Schapaugh Jr, William T. (Agronomy), and Todd, Timothy C., Kansas Soybean Commission, $72,521, "Enhancement of Soybean Through Genetic Engineering."

Trick, Harold N., National Science Foundation, $280,618, "Targeting MicroRNAs for Destruction in Crop Epigenome by Short Tandem Target Mimic (STTM)."

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
Kisekka, Isaya, and Sheshukov, Aleksey Y. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Vietnam Education Foundation, $27,750, "Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship."

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BIOLOGY
Blair, John M., National Science Foundation, $74,485, "Collaborative Research: Does the Legacy of Long-Term Chronic Climate Change Alter Ecosystem Responses to Short Term Climatic Extremes."

Brown, Susan J., Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., $26,560, "Bioinformatics Service Agreement."

Cully, Jr., Jack F., US Department of Agriculture, $3,600 (includes $3,600 from Texas Animal Health Inspection Service), "Black-tailed Prairie Dog Monitoring on the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands."

Gido, Keith B., New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, $56,692, "Effects of the Whitewater-baldy Complex Fire on Warmwater Fishes in the Gila River Basin, New Mexico."

Johnson, Loretta C., American Society of Plant Physiologists, $700, "Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship (SURF) for Matthew Galliart."

Zeglin, Lydia H., National Science Foundation, $117,948, "Microbial Mechanism of Drought Tolerance and the Implications for Grassland Soil Carbon Storage."

CHEMISTRY
Aikens, Christine M., US Department of Energy, $359,950, "Understanding Electron Transfer in Plasmon-Enhanced Photocatalysis using Nonadiabatic Electron Dynamics."

Higgins, Daniel A., National Science Foundation, $140,000, "Collaborative Research: Characterization of Functionally-Graded Sol-Gel-Derived Silica Films on Multiple Length Scales, from Single Molecules to Macrosopic Properties."

GEOLOGY
Kirk, Matthew, National Science Foundation, $119,505, "Kansas NSF EPSCoR: Experimental and Modeling Analysis of CO2 as a Control on Microbial Activity in Anoxic Environments."

HISTORY
Lynn-Sherow, Bonnie, Brunswick Corporation, $9,000, "Brunswick Graduate Student Award in History."

PHYSICS
Ivanov, Andrew G., US Department of Energy, $150,000, "Quest for a Top Quart Partner and Upgrade of the Pixel Detector Readout Chain at the CMS."

Sayre, Eleanor C.,Hsu, William H. (Computing and Information Sciences), and Vasserman, Eugene (Computing and Information Sciences), National Science Foundation, $10,691, "Collaborative Research: Community Implementation: WIDER: Data Explorer and Assessment Resources for Faculty."

Szoszkiewicz, Robert, National Science Foundation, $19,962, "Controlling the Chemistry at the Nanoscale: Parallelization, Robustness, and Registration."

PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Cain, Mary E., US Department of Health and Human Services, $72,938, "The Effects of Differential Rearing on Glutamate Homeostasis and Addiction."

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DEAN OF EDUCATION
Middendorf, B. Jan, US Department of Defense, $225,000, "Braiding STEM Early."

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE
Kramer, Bradley A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Kansas Department of Commerce, "Project 17 Kansas Department of Commerce Matching Funds."

Tucker, Jeffrey W., and Kramer, Bradley A., Kansas Department of Commerce, $120,000 (includes $120,000 from KS Dept. of Commerce In-Kind), "Project 17 Kansas Department of Commerce Matching Funds."

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Sheshukov, Aleksey Y., and Kisekka, Isaya (Southwest Research Extension Center), Vietnam Education Foundation, $27,750, "Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship."

Wilken, Lisa R., National Science Foundation, $90,591, "Integrated Process Development for Protein and Oil Recovery from Microalgae Biomass."

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Liu, Bin, National Science Foundation, $115,672, "Determination of the Molecular Structures of Cu/Fe-modified ZSM-5 Catalysts for Methane-to-methanol Conversions from First-principles Method."

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
Caragea, Doina,Das, Sanjoy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kluitenberg, Gerard J. (Agronomy), and Welch, Stephen M. (Agronomy), National Science Foundation, $9,421, "TRMS: Agroecological Annotation of Gene Function and Computational Analysis of Gene Networks."

DeLoach, Scott A., and Ou, Xinming (Simon), US Department of Defense, $194,639, "Understanding and Quantifying the Impact of Moving Target Defenses on Computer Networks."

Hsu, William H.,Sayre, Eleanor C. (Physics), and Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, $7,429, "Collaborative Research: Community Implementation: WIDER: Data Explorer and Assessment Resources for Faculty."

Ou, Xinming (Simon), and DeLoach, Scott A., US Department of Defense, "Understanding and Quantifying the Impact of Moving Target Defenses on Computer Networks."

Vasserman, Eugene,Hsu, William H., and Sayre, Eleanor C. (Physics), National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Community Implementation: WIDER: Data Explorer and Assessment Resources for Faculty."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Das, Sanjoy,Caragea, Doina (Computing and Information Sciences), Kluitenberg, Gerard J. (Agronomy), and Welch, Stephen M. (Agronomy), National Science Foundation, $51,144, "TRMS: Agroecological Annotation of Gene Function and Computational Analysis of Gene Networks."

Gruenbacher, Don M., and Schulz, Noel N., Kansas State University Foundation, "Power Affiliates."

Schulz, Noel N., and Gruenbacher, Don M., Kansas State University Foundation, $88,500, "Power Affiliates."

Scoglio, Caterina M., National Science Foundation, $499,542, "CIF: Small: Spreading Processes over Multilayer and Interconnected Networks."

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Geuther, Jeffrey A.,McGregor, Douglas S., Roberts, Jeremy A., and Ugorowski, Philip B., US Department of Energy, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power."

McGregor, Douglas S.,Geuther, Jeffrey A., Roberts, Jeremy A., and Ugorowski, Philip B., US Department of Energy, $334,967, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power."

Roberts, Jeremy A.,Geuther, Jeffrey A., McGregor, Douglas S., and Ugorowski, Philip B., US Department of Energy, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power."

Ugorowski, Philip B.,Geuther, Jeffrey A., McGregor, Douglas S., and Roberts, Jeremy A., US Department of Energy, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power."

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES
VerBrugge (Glasscock), Marlene K., US Department of Agriculture, $600,000, "Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk 4-H Military Partnership Project."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Tamura, Masaaki, Kansas State University Foundation, $11,536, "Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research Funding."

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY
Hardwidge, Philip R., US Department of Health and Human Services, $187,500, "An Enterotoxigenic E. coli Protein that Antagonizes the NF-kappaB."

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
Anderson, Gary A., and Bai, Jianfa, US Department of State, "Iraq Science Fellowship Program of the US Department of State, Nadira Salman Mohamed Mohamed."

Bai, Jianfa, and Anderson, Gary A., US Department of State, $7,500, "Iraq Science Fellowship Program of the US Department of State, Nadira Salman Mohamed Mohamed."

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Hadley, Gregg L., and Rice, Trudy M., Hansen Foundation, Dane G, $525,000, "Leading Locally - Working Together for Lasting Solutions."

Rice, Trudy M., and Hadley, Gregg L., Hansen Foundation, Dane G, "Leading Locally - Working Together for Lasting Solutions."

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

KANSAS FOREST SERVICE
Biles, Larry E., US Department of Agriculture, $2,102,822, "2014 Consolidated Payment Grant."

SOUTHEAST AREA OFFICE
Duncan, Stewart R.,Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), Peterson, Dallas E. (Agronomy), and Shoup, Douglas E., Kansas Soybean Commission, "Update for the Soybean Production Handbook (K-State)."

Shoup, Douglas E.,Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), Duncan, Stewart R., and Peterson, Dallas E. (Agronomy), Kansas Soybean Commission, "Update for the Soybean Production Handbook (K-State)."