Students benefit from mass spectrometry training when applying for grad school, internships, jobs, and research opportunities
(2005 to Present)
Wildlife Conservation Society, Climate Adaptation Grant, 2018: $113,000 to support "Adapting to drought: building genetic resilience to climate change into oak woodland ecosystems." Blair McLaughlin, PI.
National Science Foundation, Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research, 2018: $189,828 to support "Projecting Arctic Soil and Ecosystem Responses to Warming using SCAMPS: A Stoichiometrically Coupled, Acclimating Microbe-Plant-Soil Model." Seeta Sistla, PI.
National Geographic Society, 2018: $30,000 to support "The trailing edge rescue project." Blair McLaughlin, PI.
U.S. Department of Energy, 2018: $39,064 to support "The "Who" and "How" of Microbial Control Over Soil Carbon Dynamics: A Multi-omics, Stable Isotope Probing, and Modeling Approach" (subcontract with UMASS). Seeta Sistla, Co-PI.
The Whiting Foundation, 2018: $9,750 to support "Connecting the Living and Built Environment: Developing a Network of Educators and Professionals to Support Sustainability Research and Education." Christina Cianfrani, Sarah Hews, Co-PIs.
National Science Foundation, 2018: $196,283 to support "MRI: Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer: A Hub for Fundamental Interdisciplinary Chemical Research." Dula Amarasiriwardena and Alan Goodman, Co-PIs.
LLK Charitable Fund, 2016: $35,000 to support "Kern Living Lab Research (Integrated Sciences First Year Program)." Christina Cianfrani, Sarah Hews, Seeta Sistla, and Jason Tor, Co-PIs.
National Science Foundation, 2015: $270,000 to support "Research Scholars: Interdisciplinary Summer Research and Mentoring in the Science," summer internships for students working with faculty in the sciences. Jane Couperus, John Castorino, and Steve Roof, Co-PIs.
Transforming the Natural Sciences, 2014: $1,000,000 to provide direct support to the School of Natural Science for lab, classroom, and meeting space upgrades and improvements, faculty and student research, teaching innovation, faculty development, and conference attendance by faculty and students. Jason Tor and Steven Roof, Co-PIs.
George I. Alden Trust, 2014: $140,000 for science equipment and renovations. Megan Dobro, Charles Ross, and Jason M. Tor, Co-PIs.
Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE), 2014: $400,000 implementation grant, "Beyond Sustainable Agriculture to Sustainable Communities." Kay Johnson, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Brian Schultz, Kimberly Chang, and Sue Darlington, Co-PIs.
Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG), 2014: $9,000. Dula Amarasiriwardena, PI.
Keck Geology Consortium, 2012: $40,000 to support, "A Geobiological Approach to Understanding Dolomite Formation at Deep Springs Lake, CA." Jason M. Tor and David Jones (Amherst College), Co-PIs.
Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE), 2012: $50,000 exploration grant. Kay Johnson, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Brian Schultz, Kimberly Chang, and Sue Darlington, Co-PIs.
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2011: $10,000 Undergraduate Analytical Research Program Award, Summer Research in Analytical Chemistry. Dula Amarasiriwardena, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2011: $181,159 to support "Four College Biomath Consortium," by training undergraduates in biomathematics and generating online pedagogical materials, Lee Spector (PI), Sarah Hews (co-PI).
NASA, 2011: $100,000 to UIUC, subgrant $16,000 to ISIS institute at school of NS, NIAC phase I, "Entanglement-assisted Communication System for NASA's Deep-Space Missions: Feasibility Test and Conceptual Design." Prof. H Bernstein, Co-PI.
National Science Foundation, 2010: $441,550, "DUE - S-STEM: Attracting and Retaining Promising Transfer Students into STEM Fields." Jaime Davila and Chris Jarvis, Co-PIs.
National Science Foundation, 2009: $340,830 to support "Use of Diagnostic Question Clusters to improve student reasoning in introductory biology courses," Charlene D'Avanzo, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2009: $119,908, "MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 213 nm UV Laser Ablation System to Advance Micro Spatial Trace Element Research and Research Training Across Fields." Dula Amarasiriwardena, PI.
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, 2009: $50,000 for Hampshire's Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program.
James Underwood Crockett Agricultural Technology Growth Fund, 2009: $1,800, mini-grant to supplement SARE grant proposal project using Hampshire cows for yogurt and cheese production/working with local dairy farmers. Christopher Jarvis, PI.
NASA, 2009: $68,000 for "Deep GALEX Observations of Stripped Spiral Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster." Hugh Crowl, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2009: $372,502, "Evolution and Islam: Acceptance of biological evolution and perspectives on science & religion among Muslim physicians and medical students." Salman Hameed, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2009: $450,000, "MRI: Acquisition of an RFID Testbed Using Renewable Energy for Object Identification and Habitat Monitoring.” Charles Ross and Kevin Fu, Co-PI's.
The Whiting Foundation, 2009: $13,360 includes award to Charles Ross to support his research on using variation in fritillary butterflies (Speyeria) to understand speciation.
Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG), 2008: $10,000. Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
Northeast SARE Farmer/Grower Grant: 2008: $4,271, awarded to vegetable grower Nancy Hanson for her proposal "Perimeter and Internal Trap Cropping in Organic Winter Squash," with Brian Schultz and Ruth Hazzard.
Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2008: $50,000 to sponsor "Darwin and Evolution in the Muslim World," conference, Salman Hameed, principal investigator.
The Whiting Foundation, 2008: $5,600 support to Jason Tor for his research on geomicrobiology in the Mojave desert.
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture), 2008: $5,000 for research on research on organic control of cucumber beetle with perimeter and additional internal trap crops. Brian Schultz, Nancy Hanson and Ruth Hazzard, Co-PIs
National Science Foundation, 2008: $13,600 for Workshop: Training and Mentoring for Theoretical Physics Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. Herb Bernstein, Pi.
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, 2008: $34,000 for Summer Math Studies support (David Kelly, director)
National Science Foundation, 2008: $132,962 for CCLI proposal, "Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses." Charlene D'Avanzo, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2007: $924,974 for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Proposal: Svalbard, Iceland. Steve Roof, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2007: $25,805 for CCLI proposal "Discovering Science Through Fermentation: Equipment for an Investigative Approach," Jason Tor and Chris Jarvis, Co-PIs.
National Science Foundation, 2007: $31,900, subaward for Development and Operation of National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program project, Charlene D'Avanzo, PI.
National Science Foundation, 2007: $25,000 subaward for RUI-Research Opportunity Award, Larry Winship, PI.
Research Corporation, 2007: $34,909 Cottrell Young Investigator award for junior faculty member in the physical sciences, Rayane Moreira, PI.
Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2007: $10,000, for summer research project for students, Dula Amarasiriwardena, PI.
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, 2007: $34,000, to support Summer Studies in Math program (David Kelly, director)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, 2006: $29,441 research subaward for astronomy observation and data analysis, Salman Hameed, PI.
The Mathematical Association of America, 2007: $3,000 for Summer Studies in Math (David Kelly, director)
National Science Foundation, 2007: $21,500 supplement to "Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses," for workshop, Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
National Science Foundation, 2006: $44,480 for Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal for an ultracentrifuge, equipment essential to faculty and student research in microbiology, environmental microbiology, and immunology, Jason Tor and Chris Jarvis, principal investigators.
National Science Foundation, 2006: $10,000, Workshop to Develop a Biology and Ecology Misconceptions Inventory, Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, 2006: $19,729 towards support of Chris Cianfrani's research in Moscow, Idaho, investigating stream and river ecosystems.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2006: $5,258 for Farmer/Grower Grant, "Winter squash perimeter trap cropping for the organic grower," Nancy Hanson, Brian Schultz, Ruth Hazzard.
National Science Foundation, 2006: $6,880 REU supplement for student researchers' conference travel, Debra Martin, principal investigator.
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (Stonyfield Farm), 2005: $31,155 for WIC/CSA project of the Farm Center. Elizabeth Conlisk and Nancy Hanson, principal investigators.
Massachusetts Water Resources (subcontract through University of Massachusetts), 2005: $8,264 (subcontract value) for watershed ecology research, Christina Cianfrani, principal investigator.
National Science Foundation, 2005: $125,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates renewal for "Feeding the Family in Troubled Times," Debra Martin and Margaret Cerullo, principal investigators.