Over seven months, 28 faculty and staff members received grants for their programs and departments, ranging in size from $1,000 to $3.7 million.
Wendy Allsbrook-Javier, Director, TRIO Talent Search, received $30,000 from the Moniker Foundation Scholarship Partnership to fund scholarships for Talent Search students planning to attend post-secondary institutions.
Liz Bahe, Director, Diversity Collaborative and the Native American Center, received $180,000 from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation to fund activities at the Native American Center for 2018-19.
Michelle Bonanno, Senior Lecturer, Writing Program, received $1,800 from the LPEA Educational Program to fund activities of the Bisti Writing Project Outpost for 2018-19.
Michael Campbell, Assistant Professor, Geosciences, received $30,522 from the US Department of Agriculture-Forest Service to fund the “USFS Wildland Firefighter Safety Escape Route Study” project.
Marya Corrigan, Director, TRIO Upward Bound, received $4,430 from the Colorado Department of Education Summer Food Service program to fund meals for Upward Bound students during its summer campus bridge program.
Steve Elias, Dean, School of Business Administration, received $10,000 from Wells Fargo Bank to fund the “Wells Fargo Native American Business Scholarship Program.”
Peggy Ferguson, Director, Campbell Child and Family Center, received $6,800 from Invest in Kids to fund The Incredible Years and Dinosaur School Curriculum programs for 2019.
Gary Gianniny, Professor, Geosciences, received $5,000 from the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service to fund “Supporting Climate Smart Decision Making in the Southwest” which will investigate and share case studies of climate smart agriculture via webinars, a webpage and in-person meetings.
Ryan Haaland, Professor, Physics & Engineering, received $3,690,000 from the National Science Foundation over six years to fund “PREM for functional nanomaterials.”
Ryan Haaland, Professor, Physics & Engineering, received $50,000 from the National Science Foundation over four years to fund “Darkside Collaboration 2017.”
Nik Kendziorski, Archives Manager, Center of Southwest Studies, received $9,000 from the National Film Preservation Foundation to digitize and preserve 29 films documenting the 1933-38 Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley expedition, the first interdisciplinary expedition dedicated to exploring, researching, and recording data on the American Southwest.
Nik Kendziorski, Archives Manager, Center of Southwest Studies, received $5,000 from the CO State Archives Colorado Historic Records Advisory Board for “Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition Film Preservation Project II” to continue digitization and preservation of the 1933-38 Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley expedition films.
Julie Korb, Professor, Biology, received $93,233 from the US Bureau of Land Management/Northern Arizona University to fund work on the “Long-Term Ecological Assessment and Restoration Network (LEARN) project” on the Lower Middle Mountain site on the San Juan National Forest
Caroline Kulesza, Assistant Professor, Biology, received $23,513 from The University of Alaska Fairbanks / National Institutes of Health for “Vital Long-Term Storage for Cell and Molecular Biology Research.”
Charles Leslie, Director, Community Concert Hall, received $5,000 from the Western Arts Federation-WESTAF to fund the 2019 performances and improvisation workshops of Jaribe Mexicano and Second City.
Bryant Liggett, Station Manager, KDUR, received $1,500 from the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado to fund Fall 2018 membership drive activities.
Megan Paciaroni, Associate Professor, Physics & Engineering, received $388,486 from the National Science Foundation over three years to fund “Enriching REU Opportunities for Native Students.”
Shirena Trujillo-Long, Coordinator, El Centro de Muchos Colores, received $1,000 from the Ballantine Family Fund to support mentor scholarships and dance instruction for its cultural arts dance program Ballet Folklorico.
Anne McCarthy, Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor, Mathematics, received $1,449,351 from the National Science Foundation for a five year cross-state collaborative “Four Corners Noyce Scholars program (FCNS)”, which, in collaboration with San Juan College in Farmington, aims to increase the numbers of well qualified STEM teachers in the region’s schools, particularly in the many high-need, rural communities located in the Four Corners region.
Ross McCauley, Associate Professor, Biology, received $8,595 from the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit / National Park Service to fund a two year study “Determination of genetic diversity and structure in the rare endemic legume Astragalus schmolliae.”
Jesse Peters, Provost, received $10,000 from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for “Indigenizing the Curriculum” to support the formation of an American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Retention and Student Success Committeethat will develop a strategic plan for improving retention of AI/AN students using high impact practices gleaned from professional development and study of retention practices for AI/AN students successful at other institutions.
Kendra Reichle, Coordinator, Student Wellness, received $1,920 from San Juan Basin Health to fund a mini-grant for mental health / behavioral health training for suicide prevention.
Mary Shepherd, Deputy Director, Small Business Development Center, received $142,500 from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEIDT) to fund activities and services at the SBDC for the upcoming year.
Mary Shepherd, Deputy Director, Small Business Development Center, received $6,500 from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEIDT) to fund “2018-19 Certified Small Business Community” to set up a satellite SBDC office in the City of Silverton.
Ryan Smith, Associate Professor, Physics & Engineering, received $12,500 from the State of Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety for “Robotic Exploration of Abandoned Mines in Silverton, CO-Exploring the Gold King Mine.”
Heidi Steltzer, Associate Professor, Biology, received $8,030 from The University of Alaska Fairbanks / National Institutes of Health for “Monitoring the health of rivers and forests that support human well-being in the Four Corners Region.”
Andrew Young, Assistant Professor, Physics & Engineering, Michael Valdez, Associate Professor of Management, School of Business Administration, and Paul Clay, Associate Professor of Management, School of Business Administration, received $49,955 from Sandia National Labs for “Structural Dynamics Data Reduction Techniques and Machine Learning Project.”
Jenn Wagnon, Director, TRIO Student Success Center, received $1,000 from LPEA RoundUp for flash drives and academic planners for TSSC students.
Megan Wrona, Assistant Professor, Psychology, received $7,375 from the American Psychological Association to fund “CEMRRAT2 Task Force Implementation Grant for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology.”