Junior/Senior Faculty Research Grants

Cycle: Spring
Deadline: CLOSED

All full-time faculty, lecturers, coaches, counselors and librarians are invited to submit proposals for junior/senior grant funding intended “to stimulate faculty research and creative activities, to support such research and creative activities, and to assist faculty in successful competition for external funding, where appropriate” (UPS 650.000). Ideally, funded activities should lead to competitive externally funded projects; e.g., donors, private/public grants, contracts).  


 

2019-20 JUNIOR/SENIOR FACULTY GRANT RECIPIENTS

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
John Koegel, 
School of Music
Musical Theater in Mexican Los Angeles, 1840-1940

Chen Wang, Visual Arts
An interdisciplinary book design project

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS
Michael McAlexander
, Communications
LOCKDOWN promotional film project

Alyssa Samek, Human Communication Studies
Examining 1970s Lesbian-Feminist Rhetoric: Identity Politics, Coalition, and Activism

Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, Human Communication Studies
An Experimental Study Examining the Use of Virtual Reality in Intercultural Communication Education

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Armando Garza
, Elementary and Bilingual Education
Demystifying Spanish Language-Use & Empowering Spanish-Speaking College Students: Bilingualism, Social Justice Education, and Sociopolitical Consciousness

Terri Patchen, Elementary and Bilingual Education
Prioritizing Pedagogy: A Textbook for K-12 Educators in the 21st Century

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Ankita Mohapatra
, Computer Engineering Program
California Load Demand Forecasting for 2019-2030 using Hybrid Meta-Heuristic Approaches

Shawn Wang, Computer Science
A Software Tool for Discovery of Patterns on Protein Surfaces

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Christa Greenfader
, Child and Adolescent Studies
Examining how the executive function of young Latino students relates to their academic performance

Alice Lee, Public Health
Insight into endocrine disruptors and their role in female health risks

Sharrica Miller, School of Nursing
Exploration of Black and Hispanic Nursing students’ Perception of Inclusion in the College Setting

Raymond Austin Nation, School of Nursing
THE STATE OF LGBT HEALTH CARE ACCESS IN ORANGE COUNTY

Derek Pamukoff, Kinesiology
Novel Analysis of Walking Patterns in Adults with Obesity

Bo Young Park, Public Health
Effect of maternal obesity and hormone imbalance on maternal and child morbidity and mortality

Jennifer Piazza, Public Health
The role of coping styles in responsiveness to emergency alert messaging

Michelle Ramos, Child and Adolescent Studies
Childhood Positive Family Relationships and Health in Middle Adulthood: A 30-year Prospective, Longitudinal Investigation

Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, Public Health
Does parental nutrition knowledge translate to healthy snack choices for their children at home?

Sasha Zeedyk, Child and Adolescent Studies
NeuroPREP: An empirically-derived approach to enhancing professors’ knowledge of and pedagogical practices for students with neurodevelopmental differences

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Juan Gallego
, Modern Languages and Literatures
Exploring the complexities of raising a bilingual child

Siobhan King, African American Studies
Shunned Lives: LGBT Black and Latinx Hate Crimes and Family Impact in the United States

Aaron Lukaszewski, Psychology
Using information from life insurance policies to test the predictive effects of individual mortality risk on present vs. future-oriented behavioral strategies

Adam Roberts, Psychology
Formation of Whole-Brain Functional Connectomes in Larval Zebrafish

David Sandner, English
Frankenstein By the Numbers: A Digital Humanities Approach

LaTosha Traylor, Sociology
‘Ordering my steps:’ Decision-making sequencing used by formerly incarcerated women during post-incarceration reintegration

MIHAYLO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Chiranjeev Kohli
, Marketing
SEARCHING FOR THE ROOTS IN THE AGE OF AI. STUDYING STUDENTS’ LEARNING STYLES AND STUDY HABITS TO ENHANCE INSTRUCTION (A DEPARTMENT- WIDE INITIATIVE)

Yinfei Kong, Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Identification of Subgroups More Vulnerable to Racial Disparities to Access Opioid Disorder Treatment

David Nanigian, Finance
The Historical Record on Active vs. Passive Mutual Fund Performance

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
Patricia (Kwangping) Cheng
, Physics
Using Molecular Bands to Study Star Spots

Michael Groves, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vitamin C for Electricity: Discovering the Next Generation of Fuel Cell Fuels

Erin Paig-Tran, Biology
Do commercially important Pacific sardines ingest and assimilate microplastics?

James Parham, Geological Sciences
The Lost Bonebed of Orange County

Maria Ramirez, Biological Science
Is Staphylococcus aureus altering the virulence of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) allowing Bcc to persist in the CF lung?

Ionel Tifrea, Physics
FUNDAMENTAL THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF MONOLAYER GRAPHENE SYSTEMS

Marcelo Tolmasky, Biological Science
A strategy to overcome the problem of antibiotic resistance


 

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