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July Contract and Grant Awards

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Blanchette, C.A., Caselle, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $475,968, Oregon State University, “PISCO Science for an Informed Society, 2017.”

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,250,000, Department of Defense, “SIDEWAYS.”

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $657,959, National Science Foundation, “US GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect (GP-15): Resolving Silicon Isotope Anomalies in the Northest Pacific.”

Caselle, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $112,000, San Jose State University Foundation, “Statewide MPA Monitoring.”

Caylor, K.K. (Geography), Carvalho, L. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $481,730, National Science Foundation, “CC* Networking Infrastructure: UCSB Network Upgrade to 100 Gigabit.”

De Tomaso, A.W., Kassmer, S.H., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $409,611, National Institutes of Health, “Cellular and gene regulatory mechanisms of whole body regeneration in Botryllus Schlosseri.”

Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $55,664, Santa Barbara, County of, “Evaluation of California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) Grant for Crisis Facilities and Crisis Triage Grant.”

Feliciano, E., Student Health Service, $11,250, Santa Barbara County, “Education and Outreach to Students, Property Managers and Other Isla Vista Community Stakeholders on Binge Drinking Prevention.”

Fisher, M.P., Spinner Queenan, B.N. (Neuroscience Research Institute), Physics, $98,235, Heising-Simons Foundation, “LET THE GREAT MIND SPIN: An experimentally tractable approach to quantum processing in the brain.”

Fisher, S.K., Neuroscience Research Institute, $50,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, “Solving the Nanoscale Structural Organization of Mammalian Cone Photoreceptor Outer Segments in 3D using Intermediate Voltage Electron Tomography.”

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Miller, K.M. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $12,860, National Science Foundation, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Assessing the effects of tourism development on small-scale fisheries.”

Gossard, A.C., Materials, $6,528, UC San Diego, “Excitonic Approaches to solar Energy Conversion and Photodetection.”

Hawker, C.J. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $88,932, Washington University, (St. Louis, MO), “First-in-human trial of a receptor-targeted nano particle PET tracer for atherosclerosis.”

Jaeger, L.A., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $529,109, NASA Washington, D.C. HQ, “Resurrecting RNA polymerase ribozymes from the ribosome.”

Jones, M., Budden, A., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $208,479, UC Office of The President, “Making data count: Promoting a new normal.”

Kurin, D.S. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $8,000, UC Santa Cruz, “Genomic Pre-/Historic Human Population History and Health.”

Li, X. (East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $20,000, Chiang Ching-Kuo Fdn For Intl Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), “Fragrant and Dazzling: Sensual Poetry, Decadence, and Modernism in China (17th - 20th Centuries).”

Lien, P. (Political Science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $12,000, Chiang Ching-Kuo Fdn For Intl Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), “Understanding the Sources and Consequences of Racial Attitudes and Opinions of Immigrant Chinese Americans.”

Manjunath, B., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $66,334, Purdue University, “Collaborative Research: Biomechanical Control Mechanisms of Leaf Epidermal Morphogenesis: An Integrated Experimental and Computational Approach.”

Martin, C.L., Physics, $7,000, California Association for Research in Astronomy, “GLAO: Enhancing Multi-Object Spectroscopy with Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics at Keck.”

Mazin, B., Zobrist, N.R., Physics, $70,713, NASA Miscellaneous Centers, “Improving MKID Performance at the UVOIR Wavelengths.”

McCauley, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Stears, K., Marine Science Institute, $14,733, Eppley Foundation for Research Inc., “Climate change mediated effects on watersheds: conservation and management of the vulnerable common hippopotamus through spatial ecology research.”

Mcfarland, E.W., Gordon, M., Chemical Engineering, $435,000, Department of Energy, “Fundamental Mechanisms of C-X bond Transformations on Complex Molten Surfaces.”

Montell, C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $3,467,506, UC Riverside, “Safely engineering various classes of gene drives to control a major invasive disease vector Ae. aegypti.”

Morgan, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Vazquez, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $1,211, UC Mexus, “Resilience and/or Thriving in Formerly Incarcerated Latino Men in College.”

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $265,264, California Department of Education, “2017-2018 California Department of Education, CSPP.”

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $134,713, California Department of Education, “2017-2018 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR.”

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $67,535, California Department of Education, “2016-2017 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR.”

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $31,043, California Department of Education, “2016-2017 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR.”

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $50,611, California Department of Education, “2016-2017 California Department of Education, CSPP.”

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $23,245, California Department of Education, “2016-2017, California Department of Education, CSPP.”

Rana, S. (English), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $50,400, National Endowment for the Humanities, “Eccentric Characters in 20th-Century Ethnic Literature.”

Raymond, G.T. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $164,835, UC Berkeley, “Talking Justice: Identifying Interactional Practices to Improve the Quality of Police-civilian Encounters.”

Richman, J.D., Campagnari, C.F., Physics, $6,003,000, Department of Energy, “UCSB High Energy Physics Group Proposal.”

Saleh, O.A., Materials, $764,235, National Science Foundation, “NSF/MCB BSF: Direct force measurements and analysis of intrinsically disordered proteins.”

Seshadri, R. (Materials), Materials research laboratory, $150,000, UC Berkeley-UCB, “Rapid Microwave Preparation and Screening of Battery Materials: Lithium-ion Conductors and Related Materials.”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $36,000, Santa Barbara County, “Evaluation of Female-Specific Services: Transforming the Juvenile Justice Approach to Girls Year 3.”

Sherwin, M., Physics, $550,000, National Science Foundation, “Terahertz Electron-Hole Recollisions.”

Sherwood, T.P., Computer Science, $449,888, National Science Foundation, “SHF: Small: Exploring Architectural Support for Full-Stack Equational Reasoning in Critical Embedded Systems.”

Singer, G. (Education), Wang, M. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $62,786, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, “Cottage Children’s Medical Center in partnership with UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Improving Outcomes for Very Low Birth Weight Infants.”

Singer, M.D., Caylor, K.K. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $396,566, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Impacts of Dynamic, Climate-Driven Water Availability on Tree Water Use and Health in Mediterranean Riparian Forests.”

Smith, W.C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Manjunath, B. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Neuroscience Research Institute, $2,772,093, NIH Neurological Disorders & Stroke, Natl Institute Of, “The connectome and neurobiology of a novel model chordate, Ciona intestinalis.”

Speck, J.S., Materials, $736,500, Ohio State University (Includes Research Foundation), “Basic Radiation Studies in GaN Materials and Devices.”

Stucky, G.D. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), California Nanosystems Institute, $150,000, UC Berkeley, “Functional Porous Materials.”

Tessaro, S.M., Computer Science, $499,758, National Science Foundation, “SaTC: CORE: Small: Memory-hard Cryptography.”

Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $280,000, National Science Foundation, “SPX: Collaborative Research: Ula! - An Integrated DNN Acceleration Framework with Enhanced Unsupervised Learning Capability.”

Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $450,000, National Science Foundation, “SHF: Small: MECAR: Memory-Centric Architecture to Bridge the Gap Between Computing and Memory.”

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