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2013
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16 Research Projects Awarded $64,000

Listed are the faculty members whose proposals for Organized Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) were successful and recommended for funding with a start date of June 1, 2013.

 

ORCA REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - FY2013

PROPOSAL No.

Title

PI

Funded Amount

1

Developing Retinal Neurons as a Model for Understanding Cancer Metabolism: A Pilot Survey Jerry Johnson

4,916

2

Water Transport in Plants: Developing a Mathematical Model Michael Tobin,

5,962

3

Generalized Blossoming and Quantum B-Splines Plamen Simeonov

3,200

4

Job Applicant Who Individuate: A Field Study Investigation of Formal and Interpersonal Discrimination. Whitney Morgan

5,500

5

Normative Commitment Orientation: Development of a New Measure of a Mindset of Obligation Sara Perry

5,450

6

The Lure of Envy: Desire and Disgust in John Fowles's "The Collector" Paul Kintzele

4,309

7

Modeling and Analysis of Multi-product Inventory Systems in Dynamic Supply Chains Steve Zhou

3,950

8

Human Mucosal Response to Staphylococcus Aureus Gabriela Bowden

4,286

9

Spectral Properties of Large Chemical Graphs Sergiy Koshkin

3,200

10

Investigation of the Effect of Alkyl Chain on the Thermotropic Properties of Novel Catanionic Surfacants Robin Jose

3,636

11

Brain Waves Analysis Using EEG Data Hong Lin

3,200

12

Reliable and Secure Communications in Cloud Computing Shengli Yuan

3,200

13

Study of String Vibrations Used in Oil Drilling Katarina Jegdic

3,200

14

Pauline Hopkins: Novels of Literary Activism, Gender Manipulation, and African American Uplift JoAnn Pavletich

3,200

15

Relations among Financial Performance Measures: A Back-to-basics Approach Prakash Deo

3,200

16

A Qualitative Analysis of Mentoring Among African American and Latino College Students: What do they Value? Stacie DeFreitas

4,104

 

TOTAL

$ 64,513

Sandra Garcia, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs, offered her congratulations to the project participants and researchers and said, "There will be a great amount of exceptional research being conducted this summer on campus and I look forward to the outcome of these outstanding projects.

"The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) received a large number of very good proposals, which made for a very tough round of competition. Unfortunately, ORSP was unable to fund everyone this round, however there will be a new round of ORCA funding that will be available this fall. Everyone who is interested in pursuing their research should be on the lookout for the announcement which will be out at the beginning of this summer. Also, I thank the ORCA Review Committee for their time and effort on this process."