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Academic Senate Awards and Research Grant Winners

ACADEMIC SENATE AWARDS

2018-2019 Recipients (Past Recipients)

Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award Eric Walle                SSHA
Distinguished Graduate Teaching/Mentorship Award Miriam Barlow SNS
Distinguished Early Career Research Award Anand Bala Subramaniam SoE
Distinction in Research Award Deborah Wiebe SSHA
Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award Katrina Hoyer SNS
Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award Tanya Golash-Boza SSHA
Contributions to Diversity Clarissa Nobile SNS
Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching for a Non-Senate Lecturer Award 

Emily Reed

Carles Ferrando Valero

SNS

SSHA


ACADEMIC SENATE FACULTY GRANTS


The Academic Senate offers grants to Senate faculty through its annual faculty grants program.  The grants program is managed by the Senate Commitee on Research.


2018-2019 recipients  (Past Recipients)

PI

Co-PI(s)

Project Title

School(s)

Amount Funded

Anna Beaudin

Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, Kirk Jensen

Influence of maternal infection during pregnancy on infant

immune development

SNS, SSHA

$10,000

Chih-Chun Chien

-

Characterization of topological effects on thermal transport in 2D systems

SNS

$5,000

Changho Kim

Mayya Tokman

Multiscale Modeling of Cell Membrane Electroporation

SNS

$10,000

Mike Colvin

Patti LiWang

Interdisciplinary Investigation of the vCCI: Chemokine Binding Interaction

SNS

$9,500

Juris Grasis

Chris Amemiya

Generation of Monoclonal Antibodies ‘Lampribodies’ for Basal Metazoan Holobionts

SNS

$10,000

Roummel Marcia

-

Photon-Limited Imaging via Deep Learning

SNS

$3,214.65

Son C. Nguyen

Mehmet Z. Baykara

Atomic-Resolution Mapping of Ion Adsorption at Water-Metal Interfaces by Atomic Force Microscopy

SNS, SOE

$10,000

Maxime Theillard

-

Shining the light at active interfaces:  Multi-scale modeling of multi-species active fluids

SNS

$5,000

Fred Wolf

-

Valence encoding in Drosophila motivational circuit elements

SNS

$3,214.65

Venkattraman Ayyaswamy

-

Irrigation water enrichment using ambient air plasmas

SOE

$4,999.20

Miguel Á. Carreira-Perpiñán

-

Learning decision trees and deep nets with the TAO algorithm

SOE

$5,000

Po-Ya Abel Chuang

-

High Performance Catalyst Design and Preparation for Urea Water Electrolysis

SOE

$5,000

Tom Harmon

-

Socio-Environmental Strategies for Adaptive Freshwater Ecosystem Management

SOE

$4,500

Anand Bala Subramaniam

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Actualizing large-scale synthesis of mesoscale amphiphilic compartments for drug delivery, vaccines, and artificial cells

SOE

$5,000

Kristina Backer

Heather Bortfeld

Dissociating Lexical and Statistical Influences on Bilingual Speech   Perception

SSHA

$10,000

Christina Torres-Rouff

-

Coastal Influence on Formative Period (300BC-AD500) Oasis Populations in Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert

SSHA

$5,000

Charlie Eaton

-

Asymmetry by Design? Identity Obfuscation and Consumer Predation in For-Profit Higher Education

SSHA

$4,700

Christian Fons-Rosen

-

How Access to Distant Knowledge Has Shaped Innovation Over the Last Decades

SSHA

$5,000

Haifeng Huang

-

Experiencing Advanced Democracy: How International Education Affects Political Attitudes of Students from a Developing and Authoritarian Society

SSHA

$5,000

Jayson Beaster-Jones

Anne Zanzucchi

Gateway to Merced

SSHA

$10,000

Dalia Magaña

-

How Spanish-speakers talk about mental health: Metaphor analysis in depression and anxiety discourse

SSHA

$4,998.63

Denise D. Payán

-

A Systematic Review of Obesity Policies in California (1999-2018)

SSHA

$4,872.88

Ren Liu

-

A Novel Psychometric Model for Personality Classification and Diagnoses of Behavioral and Mental Disorder

SSHA

$5,000

Karl E. Ryavec

-

India Historical GIS: 1891 Census Pilot Study

SSHA

$5,000

Melissa Sands

Alexander Theodoridis

Partyism in the Wild

SSHA

$10,000

Michael Spivey

Jeffrey Yoshimi

VR Eye-tracking for Perception & Consciousness Research

SSHA

$10,000

Fanis Tsoulouhas

-

Business Commonality, Standardization, Fragmentation and Product Cycles

SSHA

$5,000