Research and Grants Report 2018

  • Research and grants:

    • Gene Ray received $60,000 from Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions Inc. for Center for Statistics and Analytical Research students to develop a model to improve the predictability of maintenance-related failures or process improvements in climate technologies.

    Publications:

    • Shah, L., Hao, J., Schneider, J., Fallin, R., Linenberger Cortes, K., Ray, H. E., & Rushton, G. T. (2018). Repairing Leaks in the Chemistry Teacher Pipeline: A Longitudinal Analysis of Praxis Chemistry Subject Assessment Examinees and Scores. Journal of Chemical Education.
  • Research and grants:

    • Jennifer Vandenbussche, Kadian Callahan, Laura Ritter and Eric Westlund received $93,249 from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to implement a course coordination program in Precalculus and Calculus 1 that will support the course instructors in adopting these proven practices. It is part of the SEMINAL project, funded by NSF, a large collaboration of 12 institutions nationwide seeking to increase the use of active learning in gateway mathematics courses.

    Publications:

    • Moazzez, B., & Soltani, H. (2018). Integer programming approach to static monopolies in graphs. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 1-33., & Soltani, H. (2018). Integer programming approach to static monopolies in graphs. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 1-33.
    • Kidonakis, N. (2018). Higher-order radiative corrections for b b→ H− W+. Physical Review D, 97(3), 034002.
    • Kidonakis, N. (2018). Higher-order corrections for tZ production via anomalous couplings. Physical Review D, 97(3), 034028.
  • Research and grants:

    • Tom Leeper received $30,801 from the University of Pittsburgh and National Institutes of Health to work with a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh trying to understand how a molecule named Larp1 regulates the many layers of protein synthesis. When Larp1 is deregulated, ovarian, cervical, liver, and breast cancer result. The team's work will reveal the mechanisms of Larp1 that can be targeted for the future design of chemotherapeutics to treat these diseases.

    Publications:

    • Peek J., Harvey C., Gray D., Rosenberg D., Kolla L., Levy-Myers R., Yin R, McMurry J., Kerscher O. (2018) SUMO targeting of a stress-tolerant Ulp1 SUMO protease. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191391.
  • Research and grants:

    • Bill Ensign received $15,000 to participate in a research project conducted by The Nature Conservancy, Paulding County, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service that seeks to eliminate a major barrier to fish passage in the Raccoon Creek aquatic community, home to 43 native fishes.

    Publications:

    • Hoffman, C., de la Rosa, M., Anderson, M. R., Rhodine, C., & Kuhr, W. G. (2017). Commercialization of Novel Electrochemical Sensors for Volatile Organics. ECS Transactions, 80 (10), 1319-1332.
    • Gabriel, K. T., Sexton, J. D. and Cornelison, C. T. (2017), Biomimicry of volatile-based microbial control for managing emerging fungal pathogens. J Appl Microbiol. Accepted Author Manuscript.
    • Garner, M. L., Watson, V., Rogers, B. and Head, C. (2017), Influence of a Mathematics Teachers' Circle on Elementary Teachers' Use of Problem Solving. School Science and Mathematics, 117: 317–328.
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