- January 18, 2011
In November 2010, Cameron Davidson, Associate Professor of Geology, received a $20,000 grant from the Keck Geology Consortium to undertake field research in Alaska. Working with a collaborator at Union College (Schenectady, NY) and six undergraduate researchers, Davidson will seek to understand the tectonic evolution of unusual geological features on Kodiak Island and western Prince William Sound. The fieldwork will take place in summer 2011.
- December 20, 2010
In fall 2010, Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received subaward funding for services provided collaboratively:
- Through the National Science Foundation (NSF) via subawards from: Montana State University, Columbia University, North Carolina State University, TERC, Glendale Community College;
- Through the United States Department of Education (USDE) FIPSE program via subaward from Evergreen State College;
- Through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) via subaward from University of Utah.
- September 14, 2010
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton was awarded $2,096,215 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a five-year collaborative undergraduate geosciences education project, “Collaborative Research: On the Cutting Edge: A Community Resource Transforming Geoscience Education” with Hamilton College, Montana State University, and the College of William and Mary.
- September 7, 2010
In early September Dan Hernandez (Biology) was awarded $184,021 for a Research Initiation Grant to Broaden Participation in Biology (RIG BP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His project, “RIG: Aboveground and belowground effects of multi-species herbivory across a successional gradient in tallgrass prairie” will mentor undergraduate researchers and develop a new lab exercise in his Ecosystem Ecology course. The field and laboratory research in the Carleton Arboretum involves studying the effects of mammalian herbivory on insect communities in tallgrass prairie. The project will also develop K-12 outreach activities in collaboration with arboretum staff.
- August 27, 2010
Carleton’s Science Education Resource Center (SERC) received $17,000 toward contracted services for an NSF NSDL-funded program at University of Wisconsin “Expanding the ChemEd DL to Enhance Pedagogic Impact.”
- August 16, 2010
- August 4, 2010
Jennifer Wolff (Biology) was awarded $517,912 for a Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her three-year project “Identifying new regulators of sex-specific neurogenesis.” This project involves undergraduate researchers, high school students participating in Carleton’s Summer Science Institute, and a postdoctoral fellow.
- July 14, 2010
In July 2010, Deborah Gross (Chemistry) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Opportunity Award (ROA) as a subaward from St. Louis University for her project “Inclusion of the ATOFMS in Measurements and Models in Summer 2010.” The project entails the measurement of air pollution in Milwaukee by Deborah and two Carleton undergraduate research students.
- July 1, 2010
In summer 2010, Dave Musicant (Computer Science) received a National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award for the proposal "Mentoring in Wikipedia: Improving the Experience for Newcomers." This funding supports the summer portion of a sabbatical with the GroupLens project at the University of Minnesota.
- June 4, 2010
Alex Freeman, Assistant Professor of Music, in conjunction with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), a New York-based ensemble, received an Encore grant from the American Composers Forum for his composition, Blueshift. Read more on recent grants.
- May 24, 2010
A travel research grant was awarded to George Vrtis, Assistant Professor of History and Environmental Studies, from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming to support research on his book project, "Gold Rush Colorado: An Environmental History." Read more on recent grants.
- May 12, 2010
The Research Corporation granted $35,000 to Dwight Luhman, Assistant Professor of Physics, for his research “The Effect of Disorder on the Superfluid Transition in Two-Dimensional Liquid Helium Films.” This Cottrell College Science Award supports two undergraduate student researchers along with needed lab supplies and equipment. Read more on recent grants.