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Research Awards, February 2016 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 

Leatherman, John C., US Department of Health and Human Services, $55,542, "Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation (CAPE): Curriculum Development and Rollout Workshops." 

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS

Zhang, Guorong, Kansas Wheat Commission, $65,000, "Genetic Improvement for Hard White Wheat." 

AGRONOMY

Asebedo, Antonio R., Lollato, Romulo P., and Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc., $35,483, "Developing Massive-parallel Phenotyping Systems for Winter Wheat." 

Asebedo, Antonio R., Dille, Johanna A., Du, Juan (Statistics), Hettiarachchi, Ganga M., and Kluitenberg, Gerard J., US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "Precision Crop Protection: Soil Management Zones for Optimizing Weed Control Efficacy." 

Ciampitti, Ignacio, Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, $11,558, "2016 K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas." 

Cramer, Gary L., Esser, Andrew R., Lollato, Romulo P., and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Wheat Commission, $5,820, "Kansas Yield-Enhancing Strategies (KYES). I) The Partial Contribution of Management Practices." 

Dille, Johanna A., Asebedo, Antonio R., Du, Juan (Statistics), Hettiarachchi, Ganga M., and Kluitenberg, Gerard J., US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "Precision Crop Protection: Soil Management Zones for Optimizing Weed Control Efficacy." 

Esser, Andrew R., Cramer, Gary L., Lollato, Romulo P., and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Wheat Commission, $5,820, "Kansas Yield-Enhancing Strategies (KYES). I) The Partial Contribution of Management Practices." 

Hettiarachchi, Ganga M., Asebedo, Antonio R., Dille, Johanna A., Du, Juan (Statistics), and Kluitenberg, Gerard J., US Department of Agriculture, $5,000, "Precision Crop Protection: Soil Management Zones for Optimizing Weed Control Efficacy." 

Jugulam, Mithila, and Thompson, Curtis R., Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $19,000, "Efficacy of Atrazine, Huskie, and Dicamba on Palmer Amaranth under Temperature Stress." 

Kluitenberg, Gerard J., Asebedo, Antonio R., Dille, Johanna A., Du, Juan (Statistics), and Hettiarachchi, Ganga M., US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "Precision Crop Protection: Soil Management Zones for Optimizing Weed Control Efficacy." 

Lollato, Romulo P., Asebedo, Antonio R., and Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc., "Developing Massive-parallel Phenotyping Systems for Winter Wheat." 

Lollato, Romulo P., Cramer, Gary L., Esser, Andrew R., and Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Kansas Wheat Commission, $5,820, "Kansas Yield-Enhancing Strategies (KYES). I) The Partial Contribution of Management Practices." 

Lollato, Romulo P., Kansas Wheat Commission, $6,720, "K-State Wheat Extension Program: Wheat Management by Growth Stage Guide and General Extension Activities." 

Pagadala, P. V. Vara, and Schapaugh Jr, William T., United Soybean Board, "Breeding and Physiological Approaches to Develop Stress Tolerant Soybean Varieties for Kansas (USB Project 1420-532-5613)." 

Peterson, Dallas E., United Soybean Board, $25,000, "Glyphosate Resistant Weed Project in Kansas." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $2,200, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Experiment Field 26." 

Pierzynski, Gary M., Multi-Sponsor, $8,000, "AGR Multi-Sponsor Public Service 35." 

Ruiz Diaz Suarez, Dorivar A., Cramer, Gary L., Esser, Andrew R., and Lollato, Romulo P., Kansas Wheat Commission, $5,820, "Kansas Yield-Enhancing Strategies (KYES). I) The Partial Contribution of Management Practices." 

Schapaugh Jr, William T., and Pagadala, P. V. Vara, United Soybean Board, $92,000, "Breeding and Physiological Approaches to Develop Stress Tolerant Soybean Varieties for Kansas (USB Project 1420-532-5613)." 

Thompson, Curtis R., and Jugulam, Mithila, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, "Efficacy of Atrazine, Huskie, and Dicamba on Palmer Amaranth under Temperature Stress." 

ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY

Brouk, Micheal J., Chr. Hansen A/S, $7,844, "Evaluation of SiloSolve FC Treated Silage on Fermentation and Aerobic Stability in Ag Bags." 

Goodband, Robert D., United Sorghum Checkoff Program, $5,000, "Update the Swine Feeding Guide." 

ENTOMOLOGY

Park, Yoonseong, US Department of Agriculture, $94,202, "Development of Honey bee- safe Acaricidal Peptidomimetics." 

Ruberson, John R., Multi-Sponsor, $1,500, "AEN Multi-Sponsor Off-Campus 26." 

Zhu, Kun Yan, TechAccel, LLC, $30,000, "Development of Novel RNAi-Based Baits for Managing the German Cockroach." 

Zhu, Kun Yan, TechAccel, LLC, $30,000, "Evaluation and Possible Improvement of Solubility and Suspension Stability of Chitosan-based dsRNA Nanoparticles in Water." 

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $24,456, "Poultry and Swine Short Courses - Japan." 

Jones, Cassandra K., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Miller, Brandi M., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $4,076, "Poultry and Swine Short Courses - Japan." 

Miller, Brandi M., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., O'Neil III, Howard J., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $4,076, "Poultry and Swine Short Courses - Japan." 

O'Neil III, Howard J., Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., and Stark, Charles, US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $4,076, "Poultry and Swine Short Courses - Japan." 

Stark, Charles, Campabadal Teran, Carlos, Jones, Cassandra K., Miller, Brandi M., and O'Neil III, Howard J., US Soybean Export Council, Inc., $4,076, "Poultry and Swine Short Courses - Japan." 

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES

Bremer, Dale J., Braun, Ross C., and Hoyle, Jared, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, $3,965, "Performance and Recovery of Four Turfgrass Species Subjected to Golf Cart Traffice during Prolonged Drought.." 

Hoyle, Jared, Braun, Ross C., and Bremer, Dale J., Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, $3,965, "Performance and Recovery of Four Turfgrass Species Subjected to Golf Cart Traffice during Prolonged Drought.." 

Shoemaker, Candice A., Multi-Sponsor, $2,000, "AHF Multi Sponsor Extension 0." 

Shoemaker, Candice A., Multi-Sponsor, $72,000, "AHF Multi-Sponsor Research 0." 

KS CTR FOR AG RSRCES & THE ENV / KS WATER RSRCE RSRCH INST

Devlin, Daniel L., City of Hays, KS, $9,000, "Storm Water Educational Outreach Efforts." 

PLANT PATHOLOGY

Gill, Bikram S., Bayer CropScience, LP, $50,000, "Partner Agreement for I/UCRC." 

Poland, Jesse A., Asebedo, Antonio R. (Agronomy), and Lollato, Romulo P. (Agronomy), Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc., $1,868, "Developing Massive-parallel Phenotyping Systems for Winter Wheat." 

Poland, Jesse A., Kansas Wheat Commission, $50,000, "Small Plot Research for Wheat Genetics at KSU." 

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER

Holman, Johnathon D., Multi-Sponsor, $3,264, "ASW Testing of Forage Cultivars." 

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE/REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY PLANNING

Hahn, Howard D., Landscape Architecture Foundation, $7,840, "2016 Case Study Investigation (CSI) Program." 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

BIOCHEMISTRY

Geisbrecht, Brian V., US Department of Health and Human Services, $167,405, "The Multiple States of IpaB Shigella Type III Secretion." 

Geisbrecht, Erika R., US Department of Health and Human Services, $80,940, "Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Signaling in Muscle Maintenance." 

BIOLOGY

Chapes, Stephen K., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $50,000, "Collection of Immune/Stress-related Tissues from Mice Flown on ISS." 

Ferguson, Carolyn J., National Science Foundation, $6,250, "COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Polyploidy in Phlox and its Effects on Diversity." 

Johnson, Loretta C., Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, $1,000, "Matthew Galliart GIAR Award." 

Johnson, Loretta C., Sigma Xi, KSU Chapter, $400, "Samantha Sharpe GIAR Award." 

Nippert, Jesse B., Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., $3,468, "Service Project 1." 

Tobler, Michael, National Science Foundation, $157,573, "Collaborative Research: Physiological Adaptation to Extreme Environments: Genes, Function, and Evolutionary Patterns." 

CHEMISTRY

Maatta, Eric A., Kansas State University Foundation, $40,800, "Center for Basic Cancer Research: Fraternal Order of Eagles Fund." 

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Shaffer, Timothy J., Kettering Foundation, $25,740, "Planning, Develoopment and Implementation Agreement." 

GEOGRAPHY

Goodin, Douglas G., US Department of Defense, $37,817, "UP-2 CBR Project in Ukraine." 

PHYSICS

Bolton, Timothy A., Horton-Smith, Glenn A., Ivanov, Andrew G., Maravin, Yurii, and Ratra, Bharat, US Department of Energy, $123,000, "Research at Kansas State University into the Basic Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time." 

Horton-Smith, Glenn A., Bolton, Timothy A., Ivanov, Andrew G., Maravin, Yurii, and Ratra, Bharat, US Department of Energy, $123,000, "Research at Kansas State University into the Basic Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time." 

Ivanov, Andrew G., Bolton, Timothy A., Horton-Smith, Glenn A., Maravin, Yurii, and Ratra, Bharat, US Department of Energy, $123,000, "Research at Kansas State University into the Basic Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time." 

Maravin, Yurii, Bolton, Timothy A., Horton-Smith, Glenn A., Ivanov, Andrew G., and Ratra, Bharat, US Department of Energy, $123,000, "Research at Kansas State University into the Basic Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time." 

Ratra, Bharat, Bolton, Timothy A., Horton-Smith, Glenn A., Ivanov, Andrew G., and Maravin, Yurii, US Department of Energy, $123,000, "Research at Kansas State University into the Basic Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time." 

Sayre, Eleanor C., Rebello, Nobel S., and Zollman, Dean A., National Science Foundation, $147,866, "Foundational Research on Problem Mathematization in Undergraduate Physics." 

Zollman, Dean A., Rebello, Nobel S., and Sayre, Eleanor C., National Science Foundation, $49,289, "Foundational Research on Problem Mathematization in Undergraduate Physics." 

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND SOCIAL WORK

Ritterbush, Lauren W., and Allen, David B. (Library), Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, $7,465, "Curation of Dr. Donna Roper's Archaeological Research." 

STATISTICS

Du, Juan, Asebedo, Antonio R. (Agronomy), Dille, Johanna A. (Agronomy), Hettiarachchi, Ganga M. (Agronomy), and Kluitenberg, Gerard J. (Agronomy), US Department of Agriculture, $5,000, "Precision Crop Protection: Soil Management Zones for Optimizing Weed Control Efficacy." 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

DEAN OF EDUCATION

Shuman, Cindy, US Department of Health and Human Services, $12,075, "Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)." 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Rogers, Danny H., and Aguilar, Jonathan P. (Southwest Area Office), US Department of Agriculture, $25,211, "Promoting Sensor-based Technology to Improve Land and Water Resources Conservation." 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Hossain, Mustaque A., US Department of Transportation, $700,985, "Implementation of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Design Guide (AASHTOWare Pavement me Design) for Pavement Rehabilitation." 

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Andresen, Daniel A., DeLoach, Scott A., Hatcliff, John M., Ou, Xinming (Simon), and Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, "Building the National Cyber Workforce: New SFS Program at Kansas State University." 

DeLoach, Scott A., Andresen, Daniel A., Hatcliff, John M., Ou, Xinming (Simon), and Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, "Building the National Cyber Workforce: New SFS Program at Kansas State University." 

Hatcliff, John M., Andresen, Daniel A., DeLoach, Scott A., Ou, Xinming (Simon), and Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, "Building the National Cyber Workforce: New SFS Program at Kansas State University." 

Ou, Xinming (Simon), Andresen, Daniel A., DeLoach, Scott A., Hatcliff, John M., and Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, $596,299, "Building the National Cyber Workforce: New SFS Program at Kansas State University." 

Vasserman, Eugene, Andresen, Daniel A., DeLoach, Scott A., Hatcliff, John M., and Ou, Xinming (Simon), National Science Foundation, "Building the National Cyber Workforce: New SFS Program at Kansas State University." 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Fund, Andrew D., and Kuhn, William B., Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC, $59,732, "RF Design/Layout of High-Frequency Electronics in Advanced PC Board Techologies." 

Kuhn, William B., and Fund, Andrew D., Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC, $89,598, "RF Design/Layout of High-Frequency Electronics in Advanced PC Board Techologies." 

Miller, Ruth D., and White, Warren J. (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $4,000, "Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2016." 

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Kramer, Bradley A., National Science Foundation, $38,000, "Workshop: 2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop." 

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Eckels, Steven J., and McCullough, Elizabeth A., Multi-Sponsor, $1,200, "Thermal Properties of Textile Products." 

McCullough, Elizabeth A., and Eckels, Steven J., Multi-Sponsor, "Thermal Properties of Textile Products." 

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Carter, David A., and Snead, Bruce C., US Department of Energy, $44,100, "Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Program Evaluation." 

Carter, David A., US Department of Energy, $51,200, "Kansas Corporation Commission: Energy Education Services." 

Snead, Bruce C., and Carter, David A., US Department of Energy, $18,900, "Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Program Evaluation." 

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Singh, Gurpreet, Kansas State University Research Foundation, $10,000, "Synthesis of Boron-Modified Polyureasilazane for Synthesis of Si (B) CN Ceramic." 

White, Warren J., and Miller, Ruth D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $4,000, "Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2016." 

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY 

HUMAN NUTRITION

Chambers IV, Edgar, Chambers, Delores H., and Koppel, Kadri, PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., "Chocobakery Sensory Analysis Project." 

Chambers IV, Edgar, Chambers, Delores H., and Koppel, Kadri, PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., "Salty Snacks, Cookies and Crackers Training." 

Chambers IV, Edgar, Chambers, Delores H., and Koppel, Kadri, PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., "Sensory Panel Certification Project." 

Chambers, Delores H., Chambers IV, Edgar, and Koppel, Kadri, PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., $19,500, "Salty Snacks, Cookies and Crackers Training." 

Chambers, Delores H., Chambers IV, Edgar, and Koppel, Kadri, PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., $4,450, "Sensory Panel Certification Project." 

Haub, Mark D., Isagenix International, LLC, $2,700, "Gylcemic Index of Food and Dietary Supplements." 

Koppel, Kadri, Chambers IV, Edgar, and Chambers, Delores H., PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., $35,500, "Chocobakery Sensory Analysis Project." 

Koppel, Kadri, Chambers IV, Edgar, and Chambers, Delores H., PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., $19,500, "Salty Snacks, Cookies and Crackers Training." 

Koppel, Kadri, Chambers IV, Edgar, and Chambers, Delores H., PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL MEXICO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., $4,450, "Sensory Panel Certification Project." 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Tamura, Masaaki, Kansas State University Foundation, $18,500, "Local Chemotherapy with a Hyaluronan-cisplatin Aerosol Formulation for the Treatment of Human Lung Cancer." 

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY

Beckham, Tammy R., and Holmstrom, Lindsey K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $24,987, "Preventing Zoonotic Diseases in Kenya." 

Chang, Kyeong-Ok, US Department of Health and Human Services, $734,295, "Norovirus 3CL Protease-Based Anti-Norovirus Therapeutics." 

Clavijo, Alfonso, Faburay, Bonto, and Richt, Juergen, US Department of Homeland Security, $75,000, "Development and Evaluation of DIVA Diagnostics for RVFV." 

Faburay, Bonto, Clavijo, Alfonso, and Richt, Juergen, US Department of Homeland Security, $75,000, "Development and Evaluation of DIVA Diagnostics for RVFV." 

Holmstrom, Lindsey K., and Beckham, Tammy R., US Department of Health and Human Services, $74,961, "Preventing Zoonotic Diseases in Kenya." 

Nguyen, Thu A., Kansas State University Foundation, $56,525, "Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research Funding - 3D Tissue/Tumor Model." 

Richt, Juergen, Clavijo, Alfonso, and Faburay, Bonto, US Department of Homeland Security, $100,000, "Development and Evaluation of DIVA Diagnostics for RVFV." 

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY

Anderson, Gary A., and Bai, Jianfa, Zoetis LLC, $4,080, "Service Protocol Agreement: Bovine Virus Diarrhea Antigen Test Kit Suitability Study Protocol." 

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE 

NORTHEAST AREA OFFICE

Duncan, Stewart R., Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), and Shoup, Douglas E. (Southeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, $642, "2016 K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas." 

SOUTHEAST AREA OFFICE

Shoup, Douglas E., Ciampitti, Ignacio (Agronomy), and Duncan, Stewart R. (Northeast Area Office), Kansas Soybean Commission, $642, "2016 K-State Soybean Production Schools for Kansas." 

SOUTHWEST AREA OFFICE

Aguilar, Jonathan P., and Rogers, Danny H. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), US Department of Agriculture, $75,633, "Promoting Sensor-based Technology to Improve Land and Water Resources Conservation." 

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST 

DEAN OF GRADUATE SCHOOL

Herman, Michael A., National Science Foundation, $46,000, "National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award." 

LIBRARY Allen, David B., and Ritterbush, Lauren W. (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work), Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, $7,465, "Curation of Dr. Donna Roper's Archaeological Research." 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH 

BIOSECURITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Webster, John E., US Department of Agriculture, $124,758, "2016 High Containment Laboratory Practices and Techniques Course." 

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL BIOSECURITY CENTER

Burton, Kenneth R., US Department of Homeland Security, $57,150, "Evaluation of State Plans and the Livestock Emergency Response Plan (LERP)."