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Research Awards, August 2006

Anderson, Gary A., and Stockham, Steven L., US Department of Agriculture, $50,000, "NAHLN:KS."

Andresen, Daniel A., Erickson, Howard H., Poole, David C., Spire, Mark F., and Warren, Steven, National Science Foundation, $219,999, "Infrastructure for Veterinary Telemedicine - Proactive Herd Health Management for Disease Prevention from Farm to Market."

Blair, John M., National Science Foundation, $38,275, "Konza Prairie LTER V: Long-Term Research on Grassland Dynamics and Global Change."

Blair, John M., National Science Foundation, $55,000, "Convergence and Contigencies in Savanna Grasslands."

Bockus, William W., US Department of Agriculture, $90,000, "Marker-Assisted Characterization and Selection of Wheat Cultivars for Scab Resistance."

Bockus, William W., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $4,000, "Validation and Continued Production of Wheat Germplasm with Improved Resistance to Barley Yellow Dwarf."

Brown, Susan J., and Welti, Ruth, US Department of Health and Human Services, $59,716, "Bioinformaticsl Core R & D Project: Lipidome DB, Lipidomics Data Mining Tools and Improvements in Lipidomics Data Processing."

Carey, Edward E., US Department of Agriculture, $10,000, "Opportunities in Organic Sweetpotato Production."

Chapes, Stephen K., and Williams, Larry G., US Department of Health and Human Services, $3,900, "K-INBRE Summer Scholarship - Jennifer Martin."

Day, Dwight D., and Devore, John J., US Department of Energy, $75,000, "Hardware and Software Evaluation, Development, and Testing Supporting a New Generation Computer for Airborne and Space Applications."

DeLuccie, Mary L., US Department of Agriculture, $2,122, "Federal Aid in Support of the Child and Adult Care Food Program."

Devlin, Daniel L., and Barden, Charles J., US Department of Agriculture, $73,165, "Heartland Integrated Water Quality Coordination Initiative."

Dissanayake, Gamage P., Kansas Department of Transportation, $45,000, "Speed Limit Related Issues on Gravel Roads."

Doll, Gayle, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, $12,014, "Good Samaritan Staffing Pattern Study."

Eberle, William M., Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $14,998, "Compost Site Development and Operation and Compost Operator Educational and Technical Assistance."

Edgar, James H., McGregor, Douglas S., and Rys, Andrew, National Science Foundation, $154,636, "Acquisition of a Hall Effect Measurement System for Characterizing Novel Semiconductors."

Erickson, Larry E., Eckels, Steven J., Guikema, James A., and Leven, Blase A., US Department of Defense, $410,000, "Urban Operations Laboratory Research."

Freeman, Lisa C., and Blecha, Frank, Merck Company Foundation, $21,372, "Veterinary Research Scholars."

Fritz, Allan K., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $8,000, "Development of Hard Winter Wheats with Tolerance to Heat and Drought."

Gill, Bikram S., and Li, Wanlong, US Department of Agriculture, $300,000, "Genetic Dissection of the Lignocellulosic Pathway of Wheat to Improve Biomass Quality of Grasses as a Feedstock for Biofuels."

Gipson, Philip S., US Department of the Interior, $4,717, "Changes in Vegetation, Small Mammal Communities, and Soil Compaction Associated with Military Training at the Smoky Hills Air National Guard Range, Kansas."

Gipson, Philip S., Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, $17,000, "For Riley and Surrounding Area Elk Study #3."

Goodin, Douglas G., Hargrove, William L., and Marston, Richard A., US Environmental Protection Agency, $15,000, "Mapping Burns in Tallgrass Prairie Using Remote Sensing."

Greene, Kathleen V., US Department of Education, $240,043, "Ronald E. McNair Post- Baccalaureate Achievement Program."

Greene, Kathleen V., US Department of Education, $211,478, "Student Support Services - KSU Salina."

Greene, Kathleen V., US Department of Education, $274,712, "Student Support Services."

Ham, Jay M., Coyne, Patrick J., and Owensby, Clenton E., US Department of Energy, $63,800, "Net Ecosystem Carbon and Water Vapor Exchange of Tallgrass Prairie: Component Fluxes and Spatial Heterogeneity."

Hargrove, William L., US Department of Agriculture, $148,000, "Development of Rapid Watershed Assessments."

Hargrove, William L., US Environmental Protection Agency, $150,000, "Water Quality Improvement through Service Learning -- Part 2."

Harrington Jr, John A., US Department of the Interior, $40,000, "NPS LIDAR Map Production."

Hatcliff, John M., National Science Foundation, $37,493, "Program Analysis Techniques to Support Dependable Real-time Specification for Java Applications."

Hatcliff, John M., National Science Foundation, $52,341, "Community Resource to Support Controlled Experimentation with Program Analysis and Software Testing Techniques."

Havlicek, Barbara J., Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, $8,882, "Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom."

Herrera, Socorro G., US Department of Education, $245,232, "Project Maestra."

Herrera, Socorro G., US Department of Education, $275,866, "Making the Grade."

Herrera, Socorro G., US Department of Education, $271,933, "Project Synergy."

Holland, Kenneth M., Peace Corps, $15,800, "Peace Corps Recruitment."

Hossain, Mustaque A., Kansas Department of Transportation, $17,500, "Administration of KDOT/KTRAN Program 2007."

Howard, John E., Kansas Wheat Commission, $174,820, "Market Development Grant - International Grains Program Support Project."

Jankowiak, Ryszard J., US Department of Defense, $160,000, "Novel Concept for Desalination of Seawater."

Johnson, Barbara L., US Environmental Protection Agency, $13,400, "Beyond Rehab the Lab."

Kramer, Bradley A., and Becker, Gina Y., US Department of Agriculture, $50,000, "Development and Demonstration of a Phosphate Recovery Device that is Economical for CAFO's."

Kuhn, William B., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $58,278, "Proximity Microtransceiver for Interoperable Mars Communications."

Kulakow, Peter A., US Department of Agriculture, $17,050, "Phytoremediation Associated Information."

Lee, Charles D., Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, $13,396, "Extension Education Position Support."

Leslie, John F., US Agency for International Development, $22,500, "Agroecology and Biotechnology of Fungal Pathogens of Sorghum and Millet."

Leslie, John F., US Department of Agriculture, $61,400, "Molecular Genetics of Virulence and Resistance to Wheat Diseases."

Lynch, Michael L., US Department of Education, $255,743, "Upward Bound Math and Science Program."

Lynch, Michael L., US Department of Education, $220,000, "Upward Bound Program - Salina Campus."

Maghirang, Ronaldo G., US Department of Agriculture, $16,600, "Improved Handling of Grain in Commercial Elevators."

Mankin, Kyle R., Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $75,000, "Pomono Lake Assessment Support."

Martin, Richard P., National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, $8,014, "2006-07 Performance Series."

Martin, Terry J., Bockus, William W., and Seifers, Dallas L., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $9,800, "Use of Virus Induced Stress to Create Genome Mutations that Restore or Create Resistance to Different Fungal Diseases in the Popular Wheat Varieties Jagger, 2137, Karl 92, and Ike."

McGregor, Douglas S., Dunn, William L., and Shultis, J. Kenneth, National Science Foundation, $618,283, "IMR-MIP: High-Detection-Efficiency and High-Spatial-Resolution Thermal Neutron Imaging System for the Spallation Neutron Source Using Pixelated Semiconductor Neutron Detectors."

Medeiros, Denis M., and Adhikari, Koushik, US Department of Agriculture, $50,000, "Acquisition of Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) for the Human Nutrition Department to Study the Quality of Fuctional Foods."

Middendorf, B. Jan, and Thurston, Linda P., Kansas Board of Regents, $425,000, "Kan-ed Evaluation - Phase V."

Mora Fayos, Silvia, and Spooner, Brian S., US Department of Health and Human Services, $43,800, "Protein Interactions that Regulate Leptin Secretion."

Muthukrishnan, Subbarat, Arakane, Yasuyuki, Beeman, Richard W., Kanost, Michael R., and Kramer, Karl J., National Science Foundation, $253,042, "An Integrated Functional Genomics Investigation of Chitin Metabolism and its Role in Insect Growth and Development."

Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G., Oberst, Richard D., Renter, David G., Sanderson, Michael W., and Zurek, Ludek, US Department of Agriculture, $186,692, "Ecology of E. coli O157:H7 in Beef Cow-Calf Operations from Ranch to Feedlot."

Nechols, James R., US Department of Agriculture, $55,000, "Facilitate Multiple Pest Resistant Wheat Germplasm Research."

Nelson, Richard G., Rice, Charles W., Staggenborg, Scott A., and Williams, Jeffery R., US Department of Energy, $96,394, "National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System."

O'Halloren, Steven P., and Hosni, Mohammad H., Visteon, $25,000, "Experimental Measurements and Numerical Simulations of Two-Phase Flow in a T-Junction."

Olson, Brian L., Aiken, Robert M., Claassen, Mark M., Falk, Jeanne S., Gordon, Walter B., and Schlegel, Alan J., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $13,390, "Certified vs. Bin-Run Seed: A Field Perspective."

Peterman, Robert J., High Concrete Structures, Inc., $42,280, "Evaluating the Bond Performance of Self-Consolidating Concrete in Prestressing Applications."

Peterson, Jeffrey M., and Golden, Billy B., US Department of Agriculture, $83,500, "Evaluation of Policy Options Aimed at Achieving a Reduction in Groundwater Consumption in Western Kansas."

Pierzynski, Gary M., US Department of Agriculture, $202,374, "Facilitate Development of Abiotic Stress Resistant Wheat Germplasm."

Pierzynski, Gary M., and Stamm, Michael J., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $5,000, "Improving Shatter Resistance of Winter Canola."

Prasad, P. V. Vara, Fritz, Allan K., and Martin, Terry J., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $10,000, "Pre-Harvest Sprouting Resistance in Hard White Wheat."

Reddi, Lakshmi N., and Leven, Blase A., US Environmental Protection Agency, $22,600, "Training and Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TTAB) Grants."

Reddi, Lakshmi N., US Department of Transportation, $150,000, "University Transportation Center Tier II."

Reese, John C., Schapaugh Jr, William T., Smith, C M., and Whitworth, Jeff, North Central Soybean Research Program, $19,558, "Management of Soybean Aphid in the North Central States."

Render, Lorne E., National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, $8,014, "Beach Museum of Art General Opening Support, 2007."

Render, Lorne E., and Schlageck, Kathrine W., National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, $7,500, "Growing up ARTSmart at the Beach Museum of Art."

Render, Lorne E., and Schlageck, Kathrine W., National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, $7,500, "Sandzen to Sudlow: Beach Museum of Art Curriculum Development Project."

Rezac, Mary E., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $23,673, "Improved Polymer- Based Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries."

Schapaugh Jr, William T., Kansas Crop Improvement Association, $6,100, "Soybean Variety Development."

Schapaugh Jr, William T., North Central Soybean Research Program, $11,848, "Breeding and Management Strategies for Overcoming Iron-deficiency Chlorosis in Soybeans."

Shanklin, Carol W., Kansas State University Foundation, $3,500, "Perceptions of Customer Satisfaction with the Dining Experiences in Assisted Living Facilities - Amber Howells."

Snead, Bruce C., US Environmental Protection Agency, $10,500, "Radon Workshops for Nebraska."

Sorensen, Christopher M., National Science Foundation, $5,000, "NIRT: Multi-Scale Simulation of Nanoparticle Aggregation for Scale Up of High-Rate Synthesis Methods."

Stevenson, Jeffrey S., Select Sires, $15,000, "Use of hCG and Resynch Timed AI Options for Dairy and Beef Producers without Employing Detection of Estrus."

Thumm, Uwe, National Science Foundation, $45,000, "Quantum Dynamics in Particle Interactions with Complex Surfaces."

Trewyn, R. W., Kansas State University Research Foundation, $805, "KSU Research Foundation Staff Compensation."

Trost, Stewart G., United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, $9,088, "Healthy Kansas Kids."

Tuinstra, Mitchell R., and Hancock, Joe D., US Agency for International Development, $11,500, "Enhancing the Utilization of Grain Sorghum and Pearl Millet through the Improvement of Grain Quality via Genetic and Nutrition Research."

Turner, Margaret A., US Department of Education, $414,116, "Upward Bound Program."

Valent, Barbara S., US Department of Agriculture, $399,940, "On the Mechanism of Secretion of Rice Blast Effector Molecules Inside Living Rice Cells."

Vontz, Thomas, US Department of Education, $18,970, "Kansas We the People Program."

Wei, Qize, US Department of Health and Human Services, $87,600, "Roles of MyoGEF and its Interacting Partners in Cell Division and Cell Signaling."

Weiss, Mark L., US Department of Health and Human Services, $263,753, "Neural Circuitry of the Kidney."

Whaley, Paul M., US Department of Energy, $38,600, "University Reactor Sharing Program."

White, Warren N., National Science Foundation, $126,909, "Control of Underactuated Mechanical Systems Through Lyapunov Direct Methods."

With, Kimberly A., SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, $7,280, "Interactions Between Grassland Birds and Their Snake Predators and the Poential for Conservation Benefits or Conflicts in Tallgrass Prairie - Page Klug."

Yu, Jianming, US Department of Agriculture, $140,000, "Genetic and Statistical Aspects of Association Mapping."

Zhang, Naiqian, AGCO Corporation, $9,597, "Embedded System Development for ISO Virtual Terminal and ISO Task Controller."

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