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Academic Senate Awards and Research Grants

 


ACADEMIC SENATE AWARDS

2021-2022

Dr. Fred Spiess Award for Distinguished Service to the Academic Senate Patti LiWang SNS
Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award for a Senate Faculty Elaine Denny SSHA
Distinguished Graduate Teaching/Mentorship Award Katrina Hoyer SNS
Distinguished Early Career Research Award Xuecai (Susan) Ge SNS
Distinction in Research Award Ashlie Martini SOE
Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award Edward Orozco Flores SSHA
Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award Josh Viers SOE
Contributions to Diversity Award Maria Martin SSHA
Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching for a Non-Senate Faculty Award Kristina Callaghan SNS

Award for Contributions to Shared Governance

Sarah Frey, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education

Chris Kello, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Education

Holley Moyes, Undergraduate Council Chair 

Erin Hestir, Graduate Council Chair 

Fatima Paul, Senate Executive Director 

Simrin Takhar, Senate Principal Analyst

Melanie Snyder, Senate Analyst

Sang Lee, Senate Analyst

Naoko Kada, Former Senate Staff Member

 

 

Nomination form

  (Past Recipients)

 


ANTIRACISM MINI GRANTS


Topic: Faculty Mini Grants to Combat Structural Racism to Promote a More Inclusive University

Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, May 20, 2022

Please click on this Call for further details.

Application is available here

Grant budget form is available here.

Email: senateminigrants@ucmerced.edu

 

 

 


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.


2021-2022 recipients  (Past Recipients)

PI

Co-PI(s)

Project Title

School(s)

Amount Funded

Adeyemi Adebiyi

-

Investigating the overlooked impacts of longwave dust-cloud interactions on the Earth’s climate system

SNS

$5,000.00

Chris Amemiya

-

Towards a paradigm shift: Mononclonal antibodies for the masses

SNS

$5,000.00

Harish S. Bhat

Boaz Ilan, Christine M. Isborn

Dynamic Learning of Potentials for More Accurate Simulations of Electron Dynamics

SNS

$15,000.00

François Blanchette

-

Simulating deep-sea mining’s impact on benthic (deep ocean) systems

SNS

$5,000.00

Carolin Frank

-

Microbiome of the drought tolerant blue oak

SNS

$5,000.00

Marcos E. García-Ojeda

-

The learning environment, affective factors and academic performance

 

SNS

$5,000.00

Linda Hirst

-

Effect of e-cigarette additives on lung surfactant

SNS

$5,000.00

Shilpa Khatri

Roummel Marcia, Kevin Mitchell

Machine Learning for Predictions of Pulsing Soft Corals

SNS

$15,000.00

Sora Kim

Claire Lukens, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

Geochemical tracing of California wildfire: implications for pyrogenic carbon distribution and paleofire reconstruction

SNS

$14,999.00

Jennifer O. Manilay

-

Pesticides and Bone Marrow Failure

SNS

$5,000.00

Michele K. Nishiguchi

Stefan C. Materna

Evolution and developmental origins of light organ lens in a squid bioluminescent bacterium mutualism

SNS

$10,000.00

Erica Rutter

Suzanne Sindi

Learning & analyzing differential equations from multiscale agent based models in mathematical biology

SNS

$10,000.00

Liang Shi

-

Understanding the Structure and Thermodynamics of Anti-Freeze Protein via Molecular Simulation and Computational Spectroscopy

SNS

$5,000.00

Mark Sistrom

-

Using Klebsiella pneumoiniae phage to treat drug resistant ventilator associated pneumonia in the age of COVID19

SNS

$4,964.00

Emilia Sogin

Clarissa J. Nobile, Aaron Hernday, Juris Grasis

 

 

Microbial communities associated with the seagrass Zostera marina

SNS

$20,000.00

Justin D. Yeakel

-

Exploring the relationships between morphological variation, dietary breadth, and patterns of extinction among Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Drepanididae)

SNS

$5,000.00

Roberto C. Andresen Eguiluz

Michael Findlater

Synthesis and characterization of novel ionic liquids for low viscosity lubrication

SOE, SNS

$10,000.00

Ahmed Sabbir Arif

Shijia Pan

Smart Kiosk for Raising Awareness of Recycling in the UC Merced Community

SOE

$10,000.00

Wei-Chun Chin

Changqing Li

Rapid automatic point of care system using functional nanomaterials for COVID-19 antibody detection

SOE

$10,000.00

Po-Ya Abel Chuang

-

Development of a New Rheo-Impedance Method to Characterize Catalyst Structure for Energy Conversion or Hydrogen Generation

SOE

$5,000.00

Jeanette Cobian

Ricardo Cisneros

Wildfire Emissions in the age of COVID-19: insights from indoor and outdoor air quality in a university campus

SOE, SSHA

$8,778.00

Jennifer Lu

-

Suppressing ion shuttling for high performance aqueous Zn-I2 batteries for integration renewable energies into electric grid

SOE

$5,000.00

Alexander Petersen

Jeffrey Jenkins

Empirical method for evaluating knowledge supply-demand alignment in the US National Parks to inform both management and sustainability science

SOE

$10,000.00

Pengfei Su

-

Towards Efficient Big-data Software Stacks

SOE

$5,000.00

Anand Bala Subramaniam

-

Gaint liposomes for sustainable, cost-effective lateral flow Covid-19 antigen tests

SOE

$5,000.00

Camila Alvarez

Charlie Eaton, Whitney Pirtle

Missing Pictures and Stories in STEM Education: W.E.B. Du Bois and Inclusive Curriculum for Quantitative Methods and Data Science Instruction

SSHA

$15,000.00

Justin Cook

-

Potatoes, Milk, and Old World Conflict

SSHA

$4,227.00

Sarah Depaoli

-

Observing the Unobservable: How to Statistically Identify Unobserved Groups

SSHA

$5,000.00

Christian Fons-Rosen

-

Novelty in Entrepreneurial Innovation

SSHA

$4,800.00

Rowena Gray

-

Police Jobs, Mobility, and Race in American Urban History

SSHA

$5,000.00

Haiyan Liu

-

A Novel Double Latent Space Modeling of Social Networks

SSHA

$5,000.00

Haifeng Huang

-

The Effects of American Public Diplomacy in China

SSHA

$2,500.00

Jayson Beaster-Jones

David Torres-Rouff, Anne Zanzucchi

Livingston Centennial Project

SSHA

$15,000.00

Holley Moyes

-

3D Mapping of Ancient Maya Cave Sites: A Revolution in Cave Archaeology

SSHA

$5,000.00

Ren Liu

-

Uncover the Meaning Behind Nonresponses: The Development of Three Novel Statistical Methods

SSHA

$5,000.00

Tesalia Rizzo

-

The Social Impact of Participatory Financial Inclusion Programs in Rural Mexico

SSHA

$5,000.00

Yehuda Sharim

-

Y Escalar: Documenting Prison Communities in Rural California

SSHA

$5,000.00

Yiran Xu

Paul Gibbons

A translingual approach to writing: Developing translingual dispositions and writing competence among students in upper division writing courses

SSHA

$9,564.00

        Total: $289,832