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Research Awards, October 2015

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., Featherstone, Allen M., and Ross, Kara, US Agency for International Development, $45,023, "Pulse Value Chain Initiative-Zambia (PVCIZ)." 

Featherstone, Allen M., Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., and Ross, Kara, US Agency for International Development, "Pulse Value Chain Initiative-Zambia (PVCI-Z)." 

Featherstone, Allen M., and Taylor, Mykel R., US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "ERS Ag Econ Scholars Mentoring Program." 

Ibendahl, Gregory, Cotton, Inc., $15,000, "Kansas Production Costs and Value of Water." 

Li, Xianghong, and Xia, Tian, Kansas Wheat Commission, "Consumer Preference for HRW-based Asian-style and Instant Noodles." 

Ross, Kara, Amanor-Boadu, Vincent R., and Featherstone, Allen M., US Agency for International Development, "Pulse Value Chain Initiative-Zambia (PVCI-Z)." 

Taylor, Mykel R., and Featherstone, Allen M., US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "ERS Ag Econ Scholars Mentoring Program." 

Taylor, Mykel R., Griffin, Jason (Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources), Pliakoni, Eleni (Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources), and Rivard, Cary L. (Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources), US Department of Agriculture, $19,597, "Strengthening Organic Sweet Potato Propagation Systems in the North Central Region." 

Xia, Tian, and Li, Xianghong, Kansas Wheat Commission, $9,500, "Consumer Preference for HRW-based Asian-style and Instant Noodles." 

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS

Martin, Terry J., and Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat for Kansas." 

Obour, Augustine K., and Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Commission, $24,420, "Improving Winter Wheat Production in Dryland Croppioong Systems: Role of Tillage, Varietal Selection and Nitrogen Fertilization." 

Perumal, Ramasamy, Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), and Yu, Jianming (Agronomy), The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board, $34,320, "Genomic Selection to Enhance Heterosis in Sorghum." 

Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Commission, $128,500, "Development of New Hard Red and Hard White Winter Wheat Varieties with Improved Levels of Disease Resistance for Western Kansas." 

Zhang, Guorong, Bockus, William W. (Plant Pathology), DeWolf, Erick D. (Plant Pathology), Friebe, Bernd (Plant Pathology), Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), and Gill, Bikram S. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Commission, $3,000, "Disease Phenotyping: Determining the Reaction of Wheat Lines to Important Diseases." 

Zhang, Guorong, and Obour, Augustine K., Kansas Wheat Commission, "Improving Winter Wheat Production in Dryland Croppioong Systems: Role of Tillage, Varietal Selection and Nitrogen Fertilization." 

AGRONOMY

Fritz, Allan K., Bockus, William W. (Plant Pathology), DeWolf, Erick D. (Plant Pathology), Friebe, Bernd 

(Plant Pathology), Gill, Bikram S. (Plant Pathology), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Commission, $3,000, "Disease Phenotyping: Determining the Reaction of Wheat Lines to Important Diseases." 

Fritz, Allan K., Kansas Wheat Commission, $50,000, "Implementation of Advanced Breeding Technologies." 

Fritz, Allan K., and Martin, Terry J. (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Commission, $235,000, "Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat for Kansas." 

Fritz, Allan K., Fellers, John P. (Plant Pathology), and Trick, Harold N. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Commission, $7,833, "Transgenic Approaches for Trait Enhancement in Wheat." 

Fritz, Allan K., Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., $281,460, "Hybrid Wheat Seed Production Agreement." 

Jagadish, Krishna, US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "Impact of Heat and Drought Stress on Sorghum and Wheat Grain Composition and Chemistry." 

Lin, Xiaomao, Baker, Lauri M. (Communications), and Tomlinson, Peter J., US Department of Agriculture, "Building the Climate Science Capacity of Extension Professionals." 

Lollato, Romulo P., Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc., $15,500, "K-State Wheat Demonstration Plots: Enhanced Uniformity for Improved Outreach." 

Morris, Geoffrey, and Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), US Department of Energy, $235,917, "A Reference Phenotyping System for Energy Sorghum." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $38,870, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Experiment Field 26." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $26,500, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Public Service 35." 

Stamm, Michael J., National Crop Insurance Services, $12,000, "NCIS Gift." 

Stamm, Michael J., US Department of Agriculture, $200,000, "Development and Management of Canola in the Great Plains Region." 

Tesso, Tesfaye, Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Yu, Jianming, The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board, $69,680, "Genomic Selection to Enhance Heterosis in Sorghum." 

Tomlinson, Peter J., Baker, Lauri M. (Communications), and Lin, Xiaomao, US Department of Agriculture, $29,999, "Building the Climate Science Capacity of Extension Professionals." 

Yu, Jianming, Perumal, Ramasamy (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), and Tesso, Tesfaye, The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board, "Genomic Selection to Enhance Heterosis in Sorghum." 

Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Dairy Research Institute, $2,000, "Understanding the Effects of Electromagnetic Fluid Conditioning on Physical, Chemical and Functional Properties of Milk and Milk Products." 

Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Dairy Research Institute, $9,200, "Use of Novel Surface Modification Techniques to Reduce Biofilms on Plate Heat Exchanger Plates." 

Blasi, Dale A., Bayer Corporation, $57,078, "BRD Therapy in High Risk Feeder Calves." 

DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, Kemin Industries, "Comparing the Influence of ButiPearl Source and Inclusion Level on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, Micronutrients, "5470-2 Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Cu from either Intellibond C or Mintrex Cu on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, New Fashion Pork, $16,000, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship." 

DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, Zinpro Corporation, "The Effects of Increasing Levels of Cu from Combinations of Availa Cu and CuSO4 or CuSO4 Alone on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Economics of Finishing Pigs." 

Goodband, Robert D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, Kemin Industries, "Comparing the Influence of ButiPearl Source and Inclusion Level on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Goodband, Robert D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, Micronutrients, "5470-2 Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Cu from either Intellibond C or Mintrex Cu on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Goodband, Robert D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, New Fashion Pork, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship." 

Goodband, Robert D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Tokach, Michael D., and Woodworth, Jason, Zinpro Corporation, "The Effects of Increasing Levels of Cu from Combinations of Availa Cu and CuSO4 or CuSO4 Alone on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Economics of Finishing Pigs." 

Gragg, Sara E., Roberts, Kevin R. (Hospitality Management and Dietetics), Sauer, Kevin L. (Human Nutrition), and Shanklin, Carol W. (Dean of Graduate School), US Department of Agriculture, $40,000, "Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs." 

Tokach, Michael D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Woodworth, Jason, Kemin Industries, "Comparing the Influence of ButiPearl Source and Inclusion Level on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Tokach, Michael D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Woodworth, Jason, Micronutrients, "5470-2 Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Cu from either Intellibond C Tokach, Michael D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Woodworth, Jason, New Fashion Pork, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship." 

Tokach, Michael D., DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Woodworth, Jason, Zinpro Corporation, "The Effects of Increasing Levels of Cu from Combinations of Availa Cu and CuSO4 or CuSO4 Alone on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Economics of Finishing Pigs." 

Woodworth, Jason, DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Tokach, Michael D., Kemin Industries, $25,000, "Comparing the Influence of ButiPearl Source and Inclusion Level on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Woodworth, Jason, DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Tokach, Michael D., Micronutrients, $20,000, "5470-2 Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Cu from either Intellibond C or Mintrex Cu on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Woodworth, Jason, DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Tokach, Michael D., New Fashion Pork, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship." 

Woodworth, Jason, DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Tokach, Michael D., Zinpro Corporation, $25,000, "The Effects of Increasing Levels of Cu from Combinations of Availa Cu and CuSO4 or CuSO4 Alone on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Economics of Finishing Pigs." 

COMMUNICATIONS

Baker, Lauri M., Lin, Xiaomao (Agronomy), and Tomlinson, Peter J. (Agronomy), US Department of Agriculture, $29,999, "Building the Climate Science Capacity of Extension Professionals." 

DEAN OF AGRICULTURE AND DIRECTOR OF AES

Dalton, Timothy J., US Agency for International Development, $3,039,460, "The Management Entity of the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab." 

ENTOMOLOGY

Chen, Ming-Shun, Schwarting, Holly N., Smith, C. Michael, and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessien Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Cloyd, Raymond A., Gloeckner Foundation, Inc. (Fred C.), $1,500, "eGRO Instructional Videos." 

Johnson, Wendy, McCornack, Brian P., Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), Rotenberg, Dorith (Plant Pathology), and Smith, C. Michael, Kansas Wheat Commission, "Integrative and Innovative Approaches to Diminish Barley Yellow Dwarf Epidemics in Kansas Wheat." 

McCornack, Brian P., Johnson, Wendy, Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), Rotenberg, Dorith (Plant Pathology), and Smith, C. Michael, Kansas Wheat Commission, $60,000, "Integrative and Innovative Approaches to Diminish Barley Yellow Dwarf Epidemics in Kansas Wheat." 

Phillips, Thomas W., and Zhu, Kun Yan, US Department of Agriculture, $15,000, "Postharvest Pest Control using Oxygenated Phosphine Fumigation and Nitric Oxide Fumigation." 

Ruberson, John R., US Department of Agriculture, $55,000, "Wheat-Hessian Fly Interaction and Plant Resistance Mechanisms." 

Schwarting, Holly N., Chen, Ming-Shun, Smith, C. Michael, and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessien Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Smith, C. Michael, Chen, Ming-Shun, Schwarting, Holly N., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessien Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Smith, C. Michael, Johnson, Wendy, McCornack, Brian P., Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), and Rotenberg, Dorith (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Integrative and Innovative Approaches to Diminish Barley Yellow Dwarf Epidemics in Kansas Wheat." 

Smith, C. Michael, US Department of Agriculture, $117,726, "Principles Underlying the Spread of Sorghum Halepense, Toward its Containment and Mitigation." 

Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Chen, Ming-Shun, Schwarting, Holly N., and Smith, C. Michael, Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessien Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Zhu, Kun Yan, and Phillips, Thomas W., US Department of Agriculture, $15,000, "Postharvest Pest Control using Oxygenated Phosphine Fumigation and Nitric Oxide Fumigation." 

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Aldrich, Greg, Renew Biomass, $87,360, "Evaluation of Miscanthus as a Source of Fiber in Dog and Cat Diets." 

Huss, Anne R., Jones, Cassandra K., and Stark, Charles, BASF Corporation, "Evaluation of Amasil NA and Pelleting to Mitigate Salmonella in a Broiler Diet." 

Jones, Cassandra K., Huss, Anne R., and Stark, Charles, BASF Corporation, $44,570, "Evaluation of Amasil NA and Pelleting to Mitigate Salmonella in a Broiler Diet." 

Jones, Cassandra K., and Miller, Brandi M., National Renderers Association, $5,000, "Rendering Code of Practice Online Curriculum." 

Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., and Stark, Charles, US Department of Health and Human Services, $84,655, "Compilation of a Food Safety Preventive Controls Animal Food Training Curriculum." 

Miller, Brandi M., and Jones, Cassandra K., National Renderers Association, $5,000, "Rendering Code of Practice Online Curriculum." 

Miller, Brandi M., Jones, Cassandra K., and Stark, Charles, US Department of Health and Human Services, $5,644, "Compilation of a Food Safety Preventive Controls Animal Food Training Curriculum." 

Miller, Rebecca, Kansas Wheat Commission, $4,000, "Preferred Hard Winter Wheat Varieties for Kansas: Milling & Bread Baking Quality Rankings." 

Stark, Charles, Jones, Cassandra K., and Miller, Brandi M., US Department of Health and Human Services, $22,575, "Compilation of a Food Safety Preventive Controls Animal Food Training Curriculum." 

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES

Griffin, Jason, Schmidt, J. Frank, Family Charitable Foundation, $4,000, "Evaluation of Ornamental Species for the Great Plains." 

Griffin, Jason, Pliakoni, Eleni, Rivard, Cary L., and Taylor, Mykel R. (Agricultural Economics), US Department of Agriculture, $58,790, "Strengthening Organic Sweet Potato Propagation Systems in the North Central Region." 

Pliakoni, Eleni, Griffin, Jason, Rivard, Cary L., and Taylor, Mykel R. (Agricultural Economics), US Department of Agriculture, $58,790, "Strengthening Organic Sweet Potato Propagation Systems in the North Central Region." 

Rivard, Cary L., Griffin, Jason, Pliakoni, Eleni, and Taylor, Mykel R. (Agricultural Economics), US Department of Agriculture, $58,790, "Strengthening Organic Sweet Potato Propagation Systems in the North Central Region." 

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER

Akhunova, Alina, Akhunov, Eduard D. (Plant Pathology), Friebe, Bernd (Plant Pathology), and Gill, Bikram S. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Whole Exome Re-sequencing of Grass Species Valuable for Wheat Breeding in Kansas." 

PLANT PATHOLOGY

Akhunov, Eduard D., Akhunova, Alina (Plant Biotechnology Center), Friebe, Bernd, and Gill, Bikram S., Kansas Wheat Commission, $60,000, "Whole Exome Re- sequencing of Grass Species Valuable for Wheat Breeding in Kansas." 

Bockus, William W., DeWolf, Erick D., Friebe, Bernd, Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Gill, Bikram S., and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Commission, $24,000, "Disease Phenotyping: Determining the Reaction of Wheat Lines to Important Diseases." 

DeWolf, Erick D., Bockus, William W., Friebe, Bernd, Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Gill, Bikram S., and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Disease Phenotyping: Determining the Reaction of Wheat Lines to Important Diseases." 

Fellers, John P., Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), and Trick, Harold N., Kansas Wheat Commission, "Transgenic Approaches for Trait Enhancement in Wheat." 

Friebe, Bernd, Bockus, William W., DeWolf, Erick D., Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Gill, Bikram S., and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Disease Phenotyping: Determining the Reaction of Wheat Lines to Important Diseases." 

Friebe, Bernd, Gill, Bikram S., and Koo, Dalhoe, Kansas Wheat Commission, $43,200, "Identification and Evaluation of Novel Sources of Barley Yellow Dwart Resistance." 

Friebe, Bernd, Akhunov, Eduard D., Akhunova, Alina (Plant Biotechnology Center), and Gill, Bikram S., Kansas Wheat Commission, "Whole Exome Re-sequencing of Grass Species Valuable for Wheat Breeding in Kansas." 

Gill, Bikram S., Bockus, William W., DeWolf, Erick D., Friebe, Bernd, Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), and Zhang, Guorong (Agricultural Research Center-Hays), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Disease Phenotyping: Determining the Gill, Bikram S., Friebe, Bernd, and Koo, Dalhoe, Kansas Wheat Commission, "Identification and Evaluation of Novel Sources of Barley Yellow Dwart Resistance." 

Gill, Bikram S., Akhunov, Eduard D., Akhunova, Alina (Plant Biotechnology Center), and Friebe, Bernd, Kansas Wheat Commission, "Whole Exome Re- sequencing of Grass Species Valuable for Wheat Breeding in Kansas." 

Gill, Bikram S., Limagrain Cereal Seeds, LLC, $50,000, "Partner Agreement for I/UCRC." 

Gill, Bikram S., Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., $50,000, "Partner Agreement for I/UCRC." 

Koo, Dalhoe, Friebe, Bernd, and Gill, Bikram S., Kansas Wheat Commission, "Identification and Evaluation of Novel Sources of Barley Yellow Dwart Resistance." 

Little, Christopher R., United Soybean Board, $34,261, "Seedling Diseases of Soybean: Characterization and Education." 

Poland, Jesse A., Johnson, Wendy (Entomology), McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), Rotenberg, Dorith, and Smith, C. Michael (Entomology), Kansas Wheat Commission, "Integrative and Innovative Approaches to Diminish Barley Yellow Dwarf Epidemics in Kansas Wheat." 

Poland, Jesse A., US Agency for International Development, $1,016,218, "Rapid Development of Climate Resilient Wheat Varieties for South Asia using Genomic Selection." 

Poland, Jesse A., and Morris, Geoffrey (Agronomy), US Department of Energy, $116,198, "A Reference Phenotyping System for Energy Sorghum." 

Rotenberg, Dorith, Johnson, Wendy (Entomology), McCornack, Brian P. (Entomology), Poland, Jesse A., and Smith, C. Michael (Entomology), Kansas Wheat Commission, $90,000, "Integrative and Innovative Approaches to Diminish Barley Yellow Dwarf Epidemics in Kansas Wheat." 

Rotenberg, Dorith, and Whitfield, Anna E., US Department of Agriculture, $53,893, "Advancing Innovative Technologies and Integrated Strategies for Sustainable Management of Thrips-transmitted Tospoviruses." 

Stack, James P., US Department of Agriculture, $60,000, "Plant Diagnostic Information System, Michigan State University (North Central Plant Diagnostic Network)." 

Todd, Timothy C., and Trick, Harold N., North Central Soybean Research Program, $68,089, "Engineering Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematodes via Induced Gene Silencing (RNA)." 

Trick, Harold N., Fellers, John P., and Fritz, Allan K. (Agronomy), Kansas Wheat Commission, $31,333, "Transgenic Approaches for Trait Enhancement in Wheat." 

Trick, Harold N., and Todd, Timothy C., North Central Soybean Research Program, $68,089, "Engineering Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematodes via Induced Gene Silencing (RNA)." 

Whitfield, Anna E., and Rotenberg, Dorith, US Department of Agriculture, $53,893, "Advancing Innovative Technologies and Integrated Strategies for Sustainable Management of Thrips-transmitted Tospoviruses." 

Holman, Johnathon D., Agrinos, Inc., $10,000, "Wheat Trials." 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

BIOCHEMISTRY

Durrett, Timothy P., US Agency for International Development, $44,334, "Targeted Engineering of Brassica juncea Seed Biochemistry to produce Reduced-viscosity Plant Oils for direct use as Biofuel." 

BIOLOGY

Herman, Michael A., US Department of Health and Human Services, $13,959, "Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (mentor for Dr. Veeman)." 

McDonald, Jocelyn A., National Science Foundation, $305,000, "Phosphatase Control of Collective Cell Migration during Development." 

Veeman, Michael, US Department of Health and Human Services, $290,500, "Morphogenetic Effector Networks in Ciona Notochord." 

Veeman, Michael, US Department of Health and Human Services, $165,000, "Morphogenetic Effector Networks in the Ciona Notechord." 

CHEMISTRY

Aakeroy, Christer B., US Department of Defense, $148,400, "Theory and Experiment of Cocrystals: Principles, Synthesis and Properties." 

GEOLOGY

Oviatt, Charles G., National Science Foundation, $87,034, "Collaborative Research: New Constraints on the Geodynamics of the Lake Bonneville Basin." 

PHYSICS

Corwin, Kristan L., and Washburn, Brian R., US Department of Defense, $60,000, "Hollow Core Optical Fiber Gas Lasers (HOFGLAS): Toward Novel and Practical Systems in Fused Silica." 

Washburn, Brian R., and Corwin, Kristan L., US Department of Defense, $60,000, "Hollow Core Optical Fiber Gas Lasers (HOFGLAS): Toward Novel and Practical Systems in Fused Silica." 

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND SOCIAL WORK

Briggs, Jeremy, and Williams, L. Susan, Riley County, KS Police Department, $1,500, "Community Focus Groups to Determine Public Attitudes." 

Williams, L. Susan, and Briggs, Jeremy, Riley County, KS Police Department, $1,500, "Community Focus Groups to Determine Public Attitudes." 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

DEAN OF EDUCATION

Herrera, Socorro G., US Department of Education, $28,617, "DESTINY 2." 

Shuman, Cindy, US Department of Defense, $150,000, "Achieving Excellence through STEM - Evaluation." 

Shuman, Cindy, US Department of Health and Human Services, $103,500, "Building Integrated Pathways to Independence for Diverse Biomedical Researchers (Project Pathways) - Evaluation." 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Yelich Biniecki, Susan M., Adult Education Research Conference, $10,464, "Adult Education Research Conference (AERC)." 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fitzsimmons, Eric J., and Kulesza, Stacey, Kansas Department of Transportation, $27,500, "Class III / Short Line System Inventory to Determine 129, 844 kg. (286,000 lb) Railcar Operational Status in Kansas." 

Hossain, Mustaque A., City of Salina, KS, $6,645, "Distress Survey and Pavement Condition Reporting for Microsurfacing Test Sections in the City of Salina." 

Kulesza, Stacey, and Fitzsimmons, Eric J., Kansas Department of Transportation, $22,500, "Class III / Short Line System Inventory to Determine 129, 844 kg. (286,000 lb) Railcar Operational Status in Kansas." 

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES Hatcliff, John M., Mizuno, Masaaki, and Neilsen, Mitchell L., US Department of the Interior, $60,503, "Modeling Security/Safety Interactions in Buildings for Compositional Security/Safety Control." 

Mizuno, Masaaki, Hatcliff, John M., and Neilsen, Mitchell L., US Department of the Interior, $60,503, "Modeling Security/Safety Interactions in Buildings for Compositional Security/Safety Control." 

Neilsen, Mitchell L., Hatcliff, John M., and Mizuno, Masaaki, US Department of the Interior, "Modeling Security/Safety Interactions in Buildings for Compositional Security/Safety Control." 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Darabi Sahneh, Faryad, and Scoglio, Caterina M., US Department of Agriculture, $1,500, "Long-distance Dispersal and Disease Outbreaks: Effects of Initial Prevalence, Basic Reproduction Number, and Control Tactics." 

Scoglio, Caterina M., and Darabi Sahneh, Faryad, US Department of Agriculture, $6,000, "Long-distance Dispersal and Disease Outbreaks: Effects of Initial Prevalence, Basic Reproduction Number, and Control Tactics." 

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Goode, Barbara L., US Environmental Protection Agency, $5,000, "Environmental Sustainability for the Salina, Kansas Community Level II." 

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY 

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND DIETETICS

Roberts, Kevin R., Gragg, Sara E. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Sauer, Kevin L. (Human Nutrition), and Shanklin, Carol W. (Dean of Graduate School), US Department of Agriculture, $360,000, "Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs." 

HUMAN NUTRITION

Procter, Sandra B., and Peters, Paula (Director of Cooperative Extension), US Department of Agriculture, $2,010,415, "Kansas Food Assistance Nutrition Education Plan 2016." 

Sauer, Kevin L., Gragg, Sara E. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Roberts, Kevin R. (Hospitality Management and Dietetics), and Shanklin, Carol W. (Dean of Graduate School), US Department of Agriculture, $360,000, "Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs." 

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES Griffin, Charles L., and Jager, Shanna K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $248,753, "Technical Support for the Department for Children and Families Strategic Development, Faith-Based and Community Initiatives." 

Jager, Shanna K., and Griffin, Charles L., US Department of Health and Human Services, $248,753, "Technical Support for the Department for Children and Families Strategic Development, Faith-Based and Community Initiatives." 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY

Cernicchiaro, Natalia, US Department of Agriculture, $120,000, "Use of Epidemiological Approaches to Investigate the Risk of Emergence of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus in USA." 

Dritz, Steven S., DeRouchey, Joel M. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Goodband, Robert D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), and Woodworth, Jason (Animal Sciences and Industry), Kemin Industries, "Comparing the Influence of ButiPearl Source and Inclusion Level on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Dritz, Steven S., DeRouchey, Joel M. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Goodband, Robert D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), and Woodworth, Jason (Animal Sciences and Industry), Micronutrients, "5470-2 Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Cu from either Intellibond C or Mintrex Cu on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs." 

Dritz, Steven S., DeRouchey, Joel M. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Goodband, Robert D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), and Woodworth, Jason (Animal Sciences and Industry), New Fashion Pork, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship." 

Dritz, Steven S., DeRouchey, Joel M. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Goodband, Robert D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Tokach, Michael D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), and Woodworth, Jason (Animal Sciences and Industry), Zinpro Corporation, "The Effects of Increasing Levels of Cu from Combinations of Availa Cu and CuSO4 or CuSO4 Alone on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, and Economics of Finishing Pigs." 

Faburay, Bonto, US Department of the Interior, $172,073, "Development of a Novel Subunit Vaccine for Heartwater: A Proof-of-principle Study." 

Ganta, Roman Reddy R., US Department of Health and Human Services, $18,147, "Mentor for Dr. Jodi McGill - KU COBRE CMADP Award." 

Ma, Wenjun, and Richt, Juergen, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $88,464, "Efficacy Test of Influenza Vaccines in the Pig Model." 

McGill, Jodi L., US Department of Health and Human Services, $150,566, "Alternative Functions for yo T Cells in the Immune Response to Mycobacterium." 

Richt, Juergen, and Ma, Wenjun, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $22,116, "Efficacy Test of Influenza Vaccines in the Pig Model." 

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE 

DIRECTOR OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION KANSAS FOREST SERVICE

Atchison, Robert L., US Department of Agriculture, $85,600, "NRCS Technical Service Provider." 

NORTHEAST AREA OFFICE

Duncan, Stewart R., Lollato, Romulo P. (Agronomy), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc., "K-State Wheat Demonstration Plots: Enhanced Uniformity for Improved Outreach." 

SOUTHEAST AREA OFFICE

Shoup, Douglas E., Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), and Lollato, Romulo P. (Agronomy), Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc., "K-State Wheat Demonstration Plots: Enhanced Uniformity for Improved Outreach." 

SOUTHWEST AREA OFFICE

Aguilar, Jonathan P., Kansas Department of Agriculture, $8,419, "Irrigation Water Probe Sensor Demonstration Project - Year Two." 

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST 

DEAN OF GRADUATE SCHOOL

Shanklin, Carol W., Gragg, Sara E. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Roberts, Kevin R. (Hospitality Management and Dietetics), and Sauer, Kevin L. (Human Nutrition), US Department of Agriculture, $40,000, "Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs." 

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

Niehoff, Ruth A., Kansas State University Foundation, $8,380, "Spainhour Faculty Chair for KAWSE." 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH 

BIOSECURITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Higgs, Stephen, US Department of Agriculture, $120,000, "Use of ABSL3 Animal Laboratories and Other Space at BRI." 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE AND DEAN OF STUDENTS 

KSU CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC.

Mitchell, Rose M., US Department of Defense, $22,000, "Child Development Center Quality Improvement Plan." 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE AND DEAN OF STUDENTS

Bosco, Pat J., and Cortez, Anita R., Kansas State University Foundation, $54,500, "Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholars Program."