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Research Awards, July 2017

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Hendricks, Nathan P., US Department of Agriculture, $30,000, "Marginal Cost of Carbon Abatement through Forest Restoration of Agricultural Land in the Mississippi Delta."

AGRONOMY
Knapp, Mary C.,DeWolf, Erick D. (Plant Pathology), Lollato, Romulo P., and Redmond, Christopher A., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $3,800, "Kansas Wheat Dashboard: Information about Emerging Stripe Rust Epidemics and Other Threats to Wheat Production."

Lollato, Romulo P.,DeWolf, Erick D. (Plant Pathology), Knapp, Mary C., and Redmond, Christopher A., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $3,800, "Kansas Wheat Dashboard: Information about Emerging Stripe Rust Epidemics and Other Threats to Wheat Production."

Presley, DeAnn R., US Department of Agriculture, $25,000, "Implementing Sustainable Landscape Designs for Great Plains Bioenergy Supply Systems."

Redmond, Christopher A.,DeWolf, Erick D. (Plant Pathology), Knapp, Mary C., and Lollato, Romulo P., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $3,800, "Kansas Wheat Dashboard: Information about Emerging Stripe Rust Epidemics and Other Threats to Wheat Production."

Stamm, Michael J., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $5,000, "Enhancing Winter Survival of Canola."

ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY
Bradford, Barry J., and McGill, Jodi L. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Cargill Animal Nutrition, $57,000, "In vitro Screening System for Immune-Modulating Feed Components."

Drouillard, James S., and Stark, Charles (Grain Science and Industry), Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, $173,278, "Steam Flaking."

Nelssen, Jim L., DSM Nutritional Products AG, $45,000, "The Effects of Material Dietary Supplementation of Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) in Conjunction with its Metabolite (250HD3) on Gestating Sow Pig Performance."

Woodworth, Jason C., PIC North America (PIC USA, Inc.), $30,000, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship."

DEAN OF AGRICULTURE AND DIRECTOR OF AES
Floros, John D., and Peters, Paula (Director of Cooperative Extension), University of Missouri, "Memorandum of Agreement."

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Stark, Charles, and Drouillard, James S. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, $173,278, "Steam Flaking."

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Ahlers, Adam A., and Ricketts, Andrew M., US Fish and Wildlife Service, $284,832, "Assessing Changes in the Spatial Distribution of Swift Fox (Vulpes Velox) in Western Kansas."

Pliakoni, Eleni,Rivard, Cary L., and Shoemaker, Candice A., US Department of Agriculture, "Urban Food Systems: Linking Inter-disciplinary Students to a Complex Food System."

Rivard, Cary L.,Pliakoni, Eleni, and Shoemaker, Candice A., US Department of Agriculture, "Urban Food Systems: Linking Inter-disciplinary Students to a Complex Food System."

Sharp, Ryan L., and Skibins, Jeffrey, US Department of the Interior, $19,946, "Evaluating Visitor and Manager Preferences for the Shenandoah National Park Visitor Mobile App."

Shoemaker, Candice A.,Pliakoni, Eleni, and Rivard, Cary L., US Department of Agriculture, $20,000, "Urban Food Systems: Linking Inter-disciplinary Students to a Complex Food System."

Skibins, Jeffrey, and Sharp, Ryan L., US Department of the Interior, $19,946, "Evaluating Visitor and Manager Preferences for the Shenandoah National Park Visitor Mobile App."

PLANT PATHOLOGY
DeWolf, Erick D.,Knapp, Mary C. (Agronomy), Lollato, Romulo P. (Agronomy), and Redmond, Christopher A. (Agronomy), Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $7,600, "Kansas Wheat Dashboard: Information about Emerging Stripe Rust Epidemics and Other Threats to Wheat Production."

Friebe, Bernd, and Gill, Bikram S., US Department of Agriculture, $9,735, "New Sources of Resistance to FHB and DON in Wheat."

Gill, Bikram S., and Friebe, Bernd, US Department of Agriculture, $9,735, "New Sources of Resistance to FHB and DON in Wheat."

Leslie, John F., Support Funds, $7,000, "APP Multi-Sponsor Research 50."

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
Gillen, Robert L., Support Funds, $14,000, "ANW Support Funds Research 37."

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BIOCHEMISTRY
Garcia, Brandon L., US Department of Health and Human Services, $238,450, "Classical Complement Pathway Evasion Mechanisms of Lyme Disease Spirochetes."

BIOLOGY
Govind, Revathi, US Department of Health and Human Services, $67,387, "Curtailing Virulence of Clostridium Difficile."

Haukos, David A., and Hope, Andrew, US Department of the Interior, "Climate Change Science in the Arctic: Temporal and Spatial Diversification among Arctic Shrews and their Parasites across the Northern Continents."

Hope, Andrew, and Haukos, David A., US Department of the Interior, $9,357, "Climate Change Science in the Arctic: Temporal and Spatial Diversification among Arctic Shrews and their Parasites across the Northern Continents."

Spooner, Brian S., Support Funds, $1,500, "OBO Biology Student Research Awards."

CHEMISTRY
Hua, Duy H., National Science Foundation, $390,200, "Catalytic Asymmetric Oxidation Reactions by Chiral-supported Bimetallic Nanoclusters."

Ito, Takashi, National Science Foundation, $255,645, "Collaborative Research: Understanding of the Design Principles of Modular Nanopores for Highly Efficient Chemical Sensing."

Li, Jun, and Liu, Bin (Chemical Engineering), National Science Foundation, $249,602, "A Novel Fuel Cell Catalyst and Support Architecture Based on Edge-site Pyridinic Nitrogen-doping on Vertically Aligned Conical Carbon Nanofibers."

McLaurin, Emily, National Science Foundation, $428,420, "CAREER: Microwave-Assisted Ionic Liquid Etching of Collioidal III-V Semiconductor Nanocrystals."

GEOGRAPHY
McLauchlan, Kendra K., National Science Foundation, $137,541, "Collaborative Research: Causes and Consequences of Fire-Regime Variability in Rocky Mountain Forests."

McLauchlan, Kendra K., National Science Foundation, $49,979, "Fire Ecology Research Priorities Across Space and Time: Support for the Future of Fire Workshop."

PHILOSOPHY
Terlazzo, Rosa, University of Illinois, $37,694, "Transformative Experiences in Public Education."

PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Monaco, Gregory E., and Young, Michael, University of Missouri, $37,473, "Funding for Executive Director - Great Plains Network."

Young, Michael, and Monaco, Gregory E., University of Missouri, "Funding for Executive Director - Great Plains Network."

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Sheshukov, Aleksey Y., National Science Foundation, $105,886, "Collaborative Research: Hydrologic and Permafrost Changes Due to Tree Expansion into Tundra."

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Liu, Bin, and Li, Jun (Chemistry), National Science Foundation, $180,747, "A Novel Fuel Cell Catalyst and Support Architecture Based on Edge-site Pyridinic Nitrogen-doping on Vertically Aligned Conical Carbon Nanofibers."

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Kulesza, Stacey E., US Department of Transportation, $110,742, "Predicting Critical Shear Stress of Fine-grained Soils in Kansas."

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Caragea, Doina, National Science Foundation, $200,000, "SaTC: Core: Small: Collaborative: Data-Driven Approaches for Large-Scale Security Analysis of Mobile Applications."

Bitsie-Baldwin, LaVerne, and Clark, Gary A., National Action Council for Minorities in Engg, $67,500, "NACME Scholars Program."

Clark, Gary A., and Bitsie-Baldwin, LaVerne, National Action Council for Minorities in Engg, $67,500, "NACME Scholars Program."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Prakash, Punit, Hologic, Inc., $89,895, "Investigation of Microwave Endometrial Ablation (MEA): Phase III."

Prakash, Punit, Hologic, Inc., $58,410, "Investigation of Microwaves for Thermally Mediated Tissue Remodeling with Application to Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence."

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Zhang, Meng (Peter), National Science Foundation, $82,689, "Collaborative Research: Creating An Upper Division Additive Manufacturing Course and Laboratory for Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Innovation."

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Betz, Amy R., National Science Foundation, $9,500, "Collaborative Research: Understanding, Mitigating, and Controlling Frost Formation Through the Use of Biphilic and Hybrid Surfaces Under Static and Dynamic Conditions."

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND DIETETICS
Kwon, Junehee, Kansas State University Foundation, $4,998, "Exploring Factors Leading to Customer Delight in Food and Beverage Services."

KINESIOLOGY
Ade, Carl, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $6,000, "Omics and Biochemical Markers of Cardiovascular and Bone Health: Relationship with Bedrest and Standard Physiological Measures."

Harms, Craig A., and Heinrich, Katie M., US Department of Health and Human Services, $49,725, "HIFT for Obesity Prevention, Fitness and Health Promotion in Military Personnel."

Heinrich, Katie M., and Harms, Craig A., US Department of Health and Human Services, $447,529, "HIFT for Obesity Prevention, Fitness and Health Promotion in Military Personnel."

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES
Jager, Shanna K., Kansas Department for Children and Families, $602,687, "Technical Support for the Department for Children and Families Strategic Development, Faith-based and Community Initiative."

Johannes, Elaine M.,Bolton, Debra (Southwest Area Office), Kiss, D. Elizabeth, and Wiles, Bradford B., US Department of Health and Human Services, $97,886, "Connecting Kids to Coverage: Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreement."

Kiss, D. Elizabeth,Bolton, Debra (Southwest Area Office), Johannes, Elaine M., and Wiles, Bradford B., US Department of Health and Human Services, $146,829, "Connecting Kids to Coverage: Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreement."

Wiles, Bradford B.,Bolton, Debra (Southwest Area Office), Johannes, Elaine M., and Kiss, D. Elizabeth, US Department of Health and Human Services, $146,829, "Connecting Kids to Coverage: Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreement."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Tamura, Masaaki, and Comer, Jeffrey R., euglena Co., Ltd, $14,328, "The Study of the T Cell Activation Potential of the Paramylon from Euglena Gracilis."

Xiong, Yulan, American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., $50,000, "Functional Analysis of LRRK2 Ensymatic Activities with Aging."

DEAN OF VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER
Beckham, Tammy R., Defense Threat Reduction Agency, $495,569, "Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement with DTRA."

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY
Cino Ozuna, Ada G., US Department of Health and Human Services, $27,083, "Expanding the Utility of Severe Combined Immuno-deficient (SCID) Pig Models."

McGill, Jodi L., and Bradford, Barry J. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Cargill Animal Nutrition, $57,000, "In vitro Screening System for Immune-Modulating Feed Components."

VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
Anderson, Gary A., Nebraska Department of Health, $9,500, "Rabies Lab Testing Contract."

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

DIRECTOR OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Peters, Paula, and Floros, John D. (Dean of Agriculture and Director of AES), University of Missouri, $68,374, "Memorandum of Agreement."

SOUTHWEST AREA OFFICE
Bolton, Debra,Johannes, Elaine M. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), Kiss, D. Elizabeth (School of Family Studies and Human Services), and Wiles, Bradford B. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), US Department of Health and Human Services, $97,886, "Connecting Kids to Coverage: Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreement."

K-STATE POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS

Fitzsimmons, Verna M., Kansas Department of Transportation, $338,990, "Airport Design and Planning Agreement."

Fitzsimmons, Verna M., Kansas Department of Transportation, $90,000, "Airport Preservation Agreement."

SALINA RESEARCH AND ENGAGEMENT
Carraway, Kurt J., and Meyer, Andrea C., PrecisionHawk USA, Inc., $7,397, "Task Order 3."

Meyer, Andrea C., and Carraway, Kurt J., PrecisionHawk USA, Inc., $7,397, "Task Order 3."