Faculty and Staff Grants from December 2018
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in December 2018:
- Grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services for "Denver First Competency Restoration Project"
- Project abstract: The purpose of this project is to provide competency restoration education services to adult, juvenile or both clients involved with the criminal or juvenile justice systems and deemed by the court to be incompetent to proceed.
Benjamin Ingman, principal investigator and research assistant professor at the Center for Rural School Health & Education at the Morgridge College of Education
- Grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for "AIM-XL II for Rural School District"
- Project abstract: Collaborate with 21 school districts in Southeastern Colorado and the San Luis Valley to develop comprehensive health and wellness plans in alignment with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.
Elysia Clemens, deputy director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise
- Grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for "Rapid Response for Runaway Youth"
- Project abstract: Perform a randomized controlled trial of an intervention that deploys rapid responders to quickly provide runaway youth and their caregivers with social services. The overall goal is identifying programs that reduce criminal behavior and out-of-home placements by stabilizing the family situations of youth in this population.
Douglas Clements, professor and Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning at the Morgridge College of Education; and co-executive director of the Marsico Institute of Early Learning and Literacy
Julie Sarama, professor and Kennedy Endowed Chair in Innovative Learning Technologies at the Morgridge College of Education
- Grant from the University of North Carolina and subaward from the U.S. Department of Education for "STEM Center"
- Project abstract: DU's Marsico Institute will lead the STEM knowledge and development activities and ensure alignment of these activities with other Center activities in collaboration with other leads in areas such as inclusion and disability services.
Bradley Davidson, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science and director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory
Kevin Shelburne, research professor at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science
- Grant for "Performance Augmentation Project"
Cullen Hendrix, associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, affiliated with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy
- Grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for "Rigor, Relevance, and Responsibility: Promoting Ethical Approaches to Policy Engagement"
- Project abstract: Project on promoting ethical approaches to policy engagement. Build a knowledge base and network to assist policy-engaged academics to interact responsibly and constructively with governmental and nongovernmental policy actors.
Chadd Clary, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science
Paul Rullkoetter, professor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science
- Grant for "Evaluation of peri prosthetic femoral fixation"
Derigan Silver, associate professor in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies at the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; adjunct faculty member at the Sturm College of Law and faculty director of the Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts (CILCA)
- Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts (CILCA)"
- Project abstract: CILCA is a breakthrough model of educational development. It identifies and supports passionate entrepreneurial faculty on early stage projects whose scope is limited by existing resources. This funding will support developing three major initiatives in the next 12 months.
Robin Tinghitella, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
- Grant from the National Science Foundation for "CAREER: Integrating contemporary evolution of animal communication in the field with science communication in our communities"
- Project abstract: This project is an unprecedented opportunity to document the emergence of a new sexual signal in species well known for rapid sexual signal evolutions, and to track the coevolution of the new signal with preferences and sensory capabilities of intended receivers (females) and unintended receivers (natural enemies).