Faculty and Staff Grants from November 2021
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in November 2021:
Ali Azadani, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Grant for "Work Order #1 — Engineering Consultation"
- Project abstract: Engineering consulting services including review and theoretical fluid dynamic assessment of two designs.
Alvin Jason Camba, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- Grant from Tufts University and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation for "Climate Policy Inventory for Malaysia and Philippines"
- Project abstract: This project will create a climate policy inventory for Malaysia and the Philippines, respectively, related to the respective countries' efforts to limit greenhouse gases and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as well as policies designed to respond to climate change by building resilience to the physical consequences of global warming, such as extreme weather, sea level rise and other climate impacts.
Elysia Clemens, deputy director and chief operating officer, and Courtney Everson, senior researcher and project director, at the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab.
- Grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services for "Rigorous Evaluation Family First"
- Project abstract: We propose a coordinated system for rigorous evaluation efforts in Colorado to meet outlined Family First requirements and ensure strategic investments in evidence-building for services/programs positioned to meet the needs of Colorado's children, youth and families. The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the University of Denver will serve as the coordinator of Family First rigorous evaluation efforts on behalf of the state and provide ongoing strategic guidance..
- Grant from the Colorado Department of Education for "Evaluation of the Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program"
- Project abstract: Colorado's School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) aims to improve high school graduation rates and postsecondary readiness and participation by increasing the availability of effective school-based counseling services within secondary schools. Given the growth in the pool of grantees over the past several years and expansion of the program to serve elementary schools, the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab will conduct an updated rigorous evaluation that measures the program's outcomes, implementation and return on investment.
Bradley Cummings, clinical fellow at the Sturm College of Law
- Grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust for "Veterans Advocacy Project"
- Project abstract: The Veterans Advocacy Project (VAP), through its novel partnership with the Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy Project, provides legal assistance to veterans in Colorado and across the Rocky Mountain region, focusing primarily on homeless and low-income veterans. The VAP is the only legal advocacy organization in the state dedicated to providing legal assistance to veterans and their families for VA disability benefit compensation. Law students and local attorneys (private practice attorneys and Denver Law faculty) work together to represent veterans on VA disability compensation cases.
Justin Marceau, professor at the Sturm College of Law
- Grant from the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy, Inc. for "Animal Cruelty Response Research Project"
- Project abstract: The Animal Cruelty Response Research Project (ACPR) grant will fund a research on the legal response to animal cruelty and create a comprehensive landscape map. The work product will also entail a research agenda for future quantitative and qualitative research about how best to respond to animal cruelty and neglect.
Nicholas Perry, research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Grant from Washington Park Research & Evaluation, LLC, subaward from the Administration for Children and Families for "Evaluation of Responding to Relationships"
- Project abstract: The research scientists and project coordinators will support WPRE's independent evaluation of Responding to Relationships to assess program performance, and provide a final, summative evaluative judgement that synthesizes our findings into a final report.