Mason 4-VA Grant Awards Honored

Provost Peter Stearns congratulates Dr. Amy VanMeter-Adams.

Provost Peter Stearns congratulates Dr. Amy VanMeter-Adams. Photo by Sean Hickey.

The first Mason 4-VA Innovation Grants were recently honored with a ceremony on May 13th. The award winners represent a cross section of the University academic community. We will profile each grant in the weeks ahead.

Systems Biology

  • Dr. David Luther was awarded a collaborative grant with Virginia Tech to study the impacts of conservation actions on the population trends of endangered species.
  • Drs. Monique van Hoek and Barney Bishop were awarded a collaborative grant with James Madison University to study antimicrobial activity in the bedbug, Cimex lectularius.

Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering

  • Dr. Deborah Goodings was awarded a grant to create a summer recruitment program for future civil engineering graduate students.

Environmental Science and Policy

  • Dr. Changwoo Ahn was awarded a grant to study patterns of hydrology, plant community and soil biogeochemistry to restore ecosystem services at Huntley Meadows Park.

Geography and Geoinformation Sciences

  • Drs. David Lattanzi and Laura Kosuglu were awarded a grant to develop civil engineering course modules utilizing 3-D printing technology.
  • Dr. Paul Houser was awarded a grant to develop a multi-disciplinary George Mason Water Forum web site.

Mathematical Sciences

  • Dr. Evelyn Sander and Dr. Chris Manon were awarded a collaborative grant with James Madison University to redesign Calculus I and III using mathematical software and 3-D printing technology.
  • Drs. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer and Claudette Davis were awarded a grant to conduct a STEM Boot Camp to engage incoming STEM majors.
Dr. Cabrera and Provost Stearns talk with Dr. Changwoo Ahn and Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer.

President Cabrera and Provost Stearns talk with Dr. Changwoo Ahn and Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer. Photo by Sean Hickey.

Office of the Provost

  • Dr. Andrew Wingfield received a grant to lay the groundwork for a new Center for Sustainable Solutions (CSS) at George Mason.

Proteometrics and Molecular Medicine

  • Drs. Lance Liotta, Virginia Espina, Cara Frankenfeld and Amy Vanmeter-Adams MS, were awarded a grant to support the 2014 Mason Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP).
  • Drs. Virginia Espina, Lance Liotta, Alessandra Luchini, Claudius Mueller and Amy Vanmeter-Adams MS were awarded a grant to create an interactive, enquiry-guided course to enhance STEM retention.

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation and The Mason Accelerator Program

  • Drs. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Reid Schwebach, Karen Dalfrey and Alonso Aguirre were awarded a grant to conduct a summer Governor’s School program at The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.

 

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