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Faculty and Staff Grants From June 2022

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Matt Meyer



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Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in June 2022:

Jonathan Moyer
David Bohl
Anajulia Barney
Taylor Hanna

Jonathan Moyer, David Bohl, Anajulia Barney and Taylor Hanna, faculty and staff at the Pardee Center for International Futures at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

  • Grant from Institute for Security Studies
  • Project abstract: Review of AFI studies on four countries per year. In 2022 these will likely focus on Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. For each country, Pardee will comment and review the Current Path amendments including project data file (if any), review the scenarios/interventions and the associated report/interpretation.
Steven Hick

Steven Hick, professor of the practice of GIS; director, GIS Distance Learning Program at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Grant from National Park Service (NPS)
  • Project abstract: Due to the sensitivity of cave ecosystems and park-specific management practices, until recently, there was no centralized database of cave and karst features in the National Park Service. To more strategically, intentionally and consistently manage cave and karst resources with relatively limited funding and staffing, a centralized NPS database and reporting tool was prototyped early in 2022 with data input validation initiated via a Scientists In The Parks (SIP) intern. Building upon the NPS SIP internship in spring-summer 2022, NPS staff, University of Denver staff and student(s), and National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) staff will identify the operational parameters of the database and design and develop and expand appropriate data entry.
Kristin Klopfenstein

Kristin Klopfenstein, director of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab

  • Grant from Colorado Department of Early Childhood
  • Project abstract: Colorado Community Response (CCR) is a voluntary prevention program providing services to families who are reported for child abuse or neglect but whose circumstances do not rise to the level of child welfare service involvement. The evaluation of CCR is designed to determine the impact of the program on the child welfare involvement of caregivers at risk of child maltreatment due to financial difficulties.

Deborah Han, graduate research assistant studying psychology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Grant from National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project abstract: The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.