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May 2011 Contract and Grant Awards

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Agrawal, D., El Abbadi, A., Computer Science, $199,934, National Science Foundation, "NSF EAGER: Data-Driven Framework for Analyzing User Interactions in Social Media."

Bazan, G.C. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, UES, Inc., "Integration of Biomolecules with Photonic and Electronic Devices."

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Martinez, C. (Office of Academic Preparation), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $2,500, UC MESA, "UCSB MESA NSF S-STEM."

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Martinez, C. (Office of Academic Preparation), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $2,500, UC MESA, "UCSB MESA NSF S-STEM Scholarship."

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Martinez, C. (Office of Academic Preparation), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $10,000, UC MESA, "2010-11 UCSB MESA MEP."

Busby, C.J. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $226,036, National Science Foundation, "Steady State to Flare-Up ARC Magmatism in the Largest Cenozoic Silicic Igneous Province on Earth: The Sierra Madre Occidental (Mexico)."

Cardinale, B.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Albertson, L.K. (Institute for Computational Earth System Science), Marine Science Institute, $15,000, National Science Foundation, "Dissertation Research:  Impacts of Biological Diversity on Sediment Transport Conditions in Streams."

Clegg, D.O. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $698,492, University of Southern California, "Stem Cell Based Treatment Strategy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)."

Davis, F.W. (Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $2,286,655, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Do Micro-Environments Govern Macro-Ecology?"

Doyle, F.J., Dassau, E., Chemical Engineering, $132,737, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, "Feasibility Clinical Study Assessing the HHM Algorithm with the Animas Insulin Pump."

Dugan, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $34,988, California Department of Boating and Waterways, "The Ecological Services of Open Coast Sandy Beaches."

Fisher, S.K. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Lewis, G.P., Neuroscience Research Institute, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, "Over the Brainbow:  Engineering Novel Methods for Studying Retinal and Optic Nerve Head Astrocytes."

Garcia-Cervera, C.J., Mathematics, $516,674, National Science Foundation, "FRG: Collaborative Research: Dynamical Processes in Many-Body Systems."

Glassow, M.A. (Anthropology), Thakar, H.B. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $19,900, National Science Foundation, "Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Risk- Reducing Subsistence Strategies and Prehistoric Population Growth: A Case-Study From Santa Cruz Island, California."

Hacker, B. (Earth Science), Gordon, S. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $266,136, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: The Suturing Process: Insight From the India-Asia Collision Zone."

Hawker, C.J. (Materials), Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Materials Research Laboratory, $124,154, DOW Chemical Company, "Directed Self Assembly for Advanced Patterning."

Hofmann, G.E. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $56,701, Oregon State University, "Understanding the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem under Climate Change: Delivering Sound Science for Policy."

Jacob, W.B., Mathematics, $75,000, Santa Barbara Foundation, "The UCSB-Harding 2011 Laboratory Summer School."

Lau, C.Y. (History), Spickard, P.R. (History), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $2,175, UC Pacific Rim Research Program, "Pacific Rim:  Loving in Capitalism:  Generation, Education and the Japanese American Family in the 1920s."

Leifer, I.S., Marine Science Institute, $45,500, Lockheed Martin Corporation, "Multibeam Sonar Application to At-Sea Fish Aquaculture."

Mayer, R., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $449,711, Office of Naval Research, "Designing Effective Computer-Based Games and Simulations for Learning."

Meiburg, E.H., Mechanical Engineering, $280,000, National Science Foundation, "Gravity and Turbidity Currents Interacting with Interfaces or Free Surfaces."

Mitragotri, S.S., Chemical Engineering, $438,686, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, "Nano-Engineered Drug Combinations for Breast Cancer Treatment."

Ohlmann, C., Earth Research Institute, $252,733, Oregon State University, "DYNAmics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation / DYNAMO Subsurface Fluxes."

Roberts, L.S. (History), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $5,000, Association for Asian Studies, Inc., "Workshop on Nationalisms in Japan."

Rothman, J.H., Goyal, S. (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics), Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, "Mitochondrial Genome Maintenance in Pathology, Aging, and Development."

Seubert, D.C., Brylawski, S.S., Davidson Library, $300,000, National Endowment for the Humanities, "Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Nelson, N.B., Earth Research Institute, $920,523, National Aeronautics & Space Administration Shared Services Center, "A Mechanistic Approach Towards the Remote Assessment of Carbon Export by Sinking Particles in the Open Ocean."

Still, C.J., Geography, $15,637, Department of Interior Office of Water Research and Technology, "Santa Rosa Island Fog Modeling."

Wang, M. (Education), Gerber, M. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Research Office, $21,520, UC Pacific Rim Research Program, "Consortium on Special Education and Disability."

Weimbs, T. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Wang, Y. (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $6,500, American Heart Association-Western States Affiliate, "Does Expression of C-Terminal PC1 Fragments Disrupt Normal Flow-Dependent Calcium Signaling in Kidney Epithelial Cells."

Xu, C., Physics, $50,000, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, "New States of Quantum Matter:  Integrating Strong Correlation and Topology."

Zhao, Y., Computer Science, $99,893, National Science Foundation, "Workshop on Effective Engagement and Collaboration of US CISE Researchers with Their Counterparts in China."

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