Faculty External Grants

2012-2014

Shannon Biros, NSF-REU, “The Tim Consortium: A Dispersed REU Site in Theoretically Interesting Molecules” ($330,000 total, $50,000 to GVSU).

 

2013

Bender, John.  Department of State Fulbright Fellowship "Bridge Building in the Chemical Sciences, GVSU - Babes-Bolyai University"  ~ $25,000

 

2012-2013

Grissom, Scott B. (PI), Biros, Shannon M. (Co-PI), Talbert, Robert N. (Co-PI), Menon, Shailey (Co-PI); National Science Foundation, "GVSU Inventory of Instructional Practices", Federal, $150,000, Funded.  (November 2012-August 2013).

George C. McBane and Jeremy Hutson, Teh Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship program, "Towards controlled ultracold chemistry" ($68.600).

 

2012

David Leonard, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-R15), “Class D carbapenemases: defining the role of of carbapenem conformational changes” ($394,210).

Rachel Powers, National Institutes of Health R15 AREA Grant.  Mapping the binding site of class D beta-lactamase enzymes for inhibitor design and discovery ($319,823). 

 

2011-2016

Deborah Herrington, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Further Development and Testing of the Target Inquiry Model for Middle and High School Science Teacher Professional Development"  ($1,105,406).

 

2011

Rachel Powers, National Institutes of Health R15 AREA Grant.  Mapping the binding site of class D beta-lactamase enzymes for inhibitor design and discovery ($319,823).

Pl, L. Witucki, co-PI Ashley Nickels, AAUW (American Association of University Women) Campus Action Project: Breaking through Barriers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for Women and Girls grant program:  Title of project: "WISE Program Multi-Level Mentoring", (4257.70).

Co-PI's: Jann Joseph, Paul Plotkowski, Elizabeth Schaner, Laurie Witucki.  NSF-MAS4; Submitted to Program NSF-09-567  Title of program:  "Mentoring, Academic Support, and Scholarships for Science Students (MAS4)"  ($600,000).

 

2010-2013

N. J. Barrows, National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education, Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement program to fund the implementation of a professional development workshop for general chemistry course coordinators to experience new research-based laboratory pedagogies. "Advancing Chemistry by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ACELL)" ($43,312).

Dalila Kovacs, Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse-Mobilizing Green Chemistry Innovation, collaboration with Aquinas College, Sustainability Research Group, and Blue Sphere, Inc., MI Department of Natural resources (DEQ, former DNRE) ($350,000).

 

2010-2012

George C. McBane, National Science Foundation, “RUI: Theoretical study of the removal of triplet Herzberg states of oxygen by collisions with nitrogen” ($49,821).

 

2009-2012

David Leonard, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-R15), Investigations of the role of key active site residues of two class D lactamases ($195,967).

 

2009-2010

John Bender, May 2009 - May 2010, Michigan Space Grant Consortium Faculty Seed Grant, "A Novel and Potentially Interesting Electronic Material, Phosphorus (III) Nitride" ($3,000).

Dalila Kovacs, Andrew Lantz, Cory M. DiCarlo, Min Qi, “Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse-Mobilizing Green Chemistry Innovation” MI Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, MI Department Natural Resources and Environment. ($176,791).

Dalila Kovacs, Andrew Lantz, Cory DiCarlo, and Min Qi, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, "Building Green Chemistry Educator Network" ($24,395).

George McBane, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Computational exploration of the origin of slow oxygen atoms from UV photodissociation of ozone", Undergraduate Fellowhip to Luan Nguyen, ($2,500).

Rachel Powers, Research Corporation (Cottrell College Science Award), Structural analysis of mutants of the antibiotic resistance enzyme P99 cephalosporinase ($53,895).

 

2008

Cory DiCarlo, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Functionalization of a Solvent Free Martian Bioelectrocatalytic System ($10,500).

Dalila Kovacs, Andrew Lantz, Min Qi, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Development a new course titled "Pollution Prevention, Green Chemistry, and Green Engineering" ($24,976).

B. Brehm-Stecher, A.W. Lantz. “Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Year 1: Formulation Testing, Blend Optimization, Expanded Pathogen Testing, Activity Enhancement and Alternative Delivery Strategies” Research Subcontract under Iowa State University and Van Beek Scientific. ($2,000).

D. Kovacs, M. Qi, A. W. Lantz. “P2, Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Principles” Course Development Grant, MI Department of Environmental Quality.  Submitted May 2008.  Funded August 15, 2008. ($24,799.86).

B. Brehm-Stecher, A.W. Lantz. “Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Year 2: Alternative Delivery Strategies” Research Subcontract under Iowa State University and Van Beek Scientific. ($2,000).

Andrew W. Lantz, Byron Brehm-Stecher,Van Beek Scientific and Iowa State University, Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils: Alternative Delivery Strategies ($4,000).

Robert Smart, Roderick Morgan, William Schroeder, Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Using carboxylic amides as antimicrobial agents ($114,738).

Brad Wallar, National Science Foundation (RUI), Elucidating Regulatory Mechanisms in the Diaphanous-related Formin Proteins using an Integrated Approach to Undergraduate Research and Education ($459,342).

 

2005-2011

Yezierski, E. J. and Herrington, D. G.., National Science Foundation "Target Inquiry: Investigating the teacher and student effects of a new model in chemistry teacher professional development"  ($1,307,990).

 

2005-2006

D. G. Herrington and E. J. Yezierski , Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Special Grants Program in the Chemical Sciences to fund implementation and evaluation of the new M.Ed. chemistry concentration "Target Inquiry - Bringing Inquiry to the Classroom Through Research, Inquiry Materials Adaptation, and Implementation: A New Professional Development Model for High School Chemistry Teachers" ($116,750).

C. P. Lawrence, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, "Water Evaporation in Tropospheric Aerosols" ($5,000).

C. P. Lawrence, Petroleum Research Fund, "Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy as a Probe of Molecular Dynamics: A Molecular Modeling Study" ($35,000).

George C. McBane, Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, "Quantum scattering calculations for Li2-Ne rovibrational excitation", 2006, 40,000 CPU hours.

 

2004-2005

George C. McBane, National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), "Fully quantum calculations of vibrationally inelastic scattering rates on parallel processors", 2004, 10,000 CPU hours.

Robert P. Smart, Department of Defense (Missile Defense Agency), "Innovative Thermal Insulation Technologies", ($100,000).

Robert P. Smart, Department of Defense (Missile Defense Agency), "Lightweight Innovative Composite Tank Concepts", ($750,000).

Robert P. Smart, Department of Defense (US Navy), "Lightweight Passive Fire Protection System for Composite Structures"  Contract N65538-04-M-0090 ($100,000). 

 

2003-2004

George C. McBane, Council on Undergraduate Research, "Diode Laser Spectrometer for use in H. Pylori diagnosis", ($3,000).

Stephanie Schaertel, Michigan Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Fellowship, "Carbon Isotope Ratio Measurement Using Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy".

Robert Smart, Department of Defense (Missile Defense Agency), "Lightweight Innovative Composite Tank Concepts"  Contract #F-29601-03-M-0278 ($100,000).

 

2002-2003

Stephen Matchett, NASA Summer Fellowship Program, "Synthesis of Organometallic Polymers", ($2,500).

George C. McBane, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, "Diode Laser Spectrometer for Determination of C and N isotope Ratios in the Upper Atmosphere", Undergraduate Student Fellowship, ($2,500).

 

2000-2001

Stephen Matchett, NSF-CCLI grant, "FT-NMR: Hands on Access Across the Curriculum", ($274,000).

 

1998-1999

Stephanie Schaertel, American Physical Society, Laser Science Division Summer Research Fellowship, "Photophysical Study of a Fluorescent Molecule".

 

1997-1998

Mary Karpen and Stephanie Schaertel, National Science Foundation Instrument and Laboratory Improvement Award, "Applying Computational Chemistry to the Undergraduate Laboratory: A "Wet" Lab-"Dry" Lab Experience", ($59,524).

Mary E. Karpen, Michigan Space Grant Consortium, Higher Education Incentive Program Award, for the production of animations for the college classroom, May 1997, ($10,500).

Stephanie Schaertel, American Physical Society, Laser Science Division Summer Research Fellowship, "Fluorescence Lifetime Studies on Molecular Probes With Solar Energy Conversion Potential".

 

1995-1996

Stephen Matchett, The Michigan Space Grant Consortium Research Initiation Grant, "Cationic Silyl Enol Ether Complexes", ($5,000).

Stephen Matchett, National Science Foundation, ILI Program, "Acquisition of an Inert Atmosphere Glove Box for the GVSU Air-Sensitive Synthesis Teaching Laboratory: Completion of a Unique Teaching Facility", ($22,000).

Stephen Matchett, Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Award, "Structure Activity Relationships of Olefin Derivatives of Organic Carbonyls pi-Bonded to Iron", ($3,300).

Stephen Matchett, NASA Summer Fellowship Program, "Structure Activity Relationships in Iron Olefin Complexes", ($2,500).

Stephanie Schaertel, Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Opportunities for Research Fellowship, "Study of Rhodium (II)-Aminopyrene Complexes as Models for Long Lifetime Fluorescent DNA Probes".

Min Qi, National Science Foundation, ILI Program, "Upgrading Gas-Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry in the Undergraduate Laboratory", ($43,200).

Min Qi, Michigan Space Grant, "Assessment of PCB Congeners - Their Uptake, Bioaccumulation, and Pharmacokinetics in Fish", ($2,500).

Min Qi, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, "Introducing Supercritical Fluid Extraction into the Environmental Chemical Analysis at Undergraduate Level", ($16,500).

 

1993-1994

Stephen Matchett, Council on Undergraduate Research Academic-Industrial Undergraduate Research Partnership Award, "Synthesis of Cationic Silyl Enol Ether Complexes", ($2,500).

Stephen Matchett, The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant in the Chemical Sciences, "Development of an Air-Sensitive Synthesis Teaching Laboratory at Grand Valley State University", ($20,000).

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