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Faculty grants: 2013-2014

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on March 24, 2014
Colored laser beams

Colgate professor Jonathan Levine and his collaborators are designing a novel mass spectrometer to try to better determine the ages of rocks on Mars.

Two interdisciplinary science research projects featuring collaborations among faculty from Colgate University and around the world have been awarded funding from the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate.

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Faculty grants: 2012-2013

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on May 24, 2013

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The Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute announces the award of grants supporting interdisciplinary approaches in innovative research. The grants bring together Colgate faculty and other researchers with complementary expertise to open new areas of study and to tackle existing problems in creative new ways. This year, the awards go to two research teams:

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Faculty grants: 2011-2012

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on March 7, 2012
An archaeological dig

Rebecca Ammerman will study a large and diverse set of ceramics recovered by excavations on the coast of southern Italy.

Two Colgate professors — Rebecca Miller Ammerman, classics, and Randy Fuller, biology — along with seven collaborative partners across the globe, received major research grants from Colgate’s Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute. Both projects, as envisioned by Harvey M. Picker ’36 when he established the institute in 2006, extend the reach and resources of Colgate faculty members so they can tackle scientific problems in creative new ways.

“An Integrated Approach to the Study of Ceramic Technology at Metaponto, a Greek City-state in Southern Italy”
$125,000 for two years to Rebecca Miller Ammerman, Department of the Classics, and Ioannis Iliopoulos, University of Patras, Greece.

“Whole-ecosystem Restoration Through Liming of Acidified Tributary Streams in the Honnedaga Lake Basin in the Adirondack Mountains”
$70,000 for one year to Randy Fuller, Department of Biology; Cliff Kraft and Don Josephson of Cornell University; Colin Beier and Mark Dovciak of SUNY-ESF; and Barry Baldigo and Greg Lawrence of the US Geological Survey.

Learn more at the Colgate news site.

 


Faculty grants: 2010-2011

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on May 16, 2011
Sculpture displayed in Colgate's Clifford Gallery

This sculpture by DeWitt Godfrey, associate professor of art and art history, helped spur a research project about applying mathematical methodologies to art and design.

The Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute recently awarded grants supporting collaborative research teams led by Colgate faculty members who will combine their expertise from across disciplines to address questions in science and mathematics.

“I continue to be impressed by the breadth of inquiry and caliber of proposals from our Colgate faculty,” said Damhnait McHugh, director of the institute.

“The Implications of Maturational Timing and Racial Stressors on the Mental Health of Racial Minority Young Adults”
$70,000 for two years to Janel Benson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Brandon Yoo, Arizona State University

“Mathematical Methodologies for Art and Design”
$150,000 for two years to DeWitt Godfrey, Department of Art & Art History; Tom Tucker, Department of Mathematics; Tomaz Pisanski, University of Ljubljiana; and Daniel Bosia, Expedition Engineering, U.K.

Learn more at the Colgate news site.

 


Faculty grants: 2009-2010

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on March 21, 2010

“Sociogenomics of circadian rhythms and task behaviors in ants”
$78,476 for two years to Krista Ingram, Department of Biology; Ian Bloch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Rudolf Meier, National University of Singapore

“Ecophysiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Mechanisms of Desiccation Tolerance in Ferns”
$188,467 for two years to James (Eddie) Watkins, Department of Biology; Nancy Pruitt, Department of Biology; and Melvin Oliver, USDA-ARS at the University of Missouri.


Faculty grants: 2008-2009

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on March 21, 2009

“Investigating the role of Sulf1 in control of stem cell maintenance and activation in sensory organs of frogs and fish”
$64,050 for two years to Jason Meyers, Department of Biology, and Elizabeth Pownall, University of York

“Monitoring Infectious Disease Dynamics in Ugandan Mountain Gorilla, a Critically Endangered Species”
$67,400 for a second year to Frank Frey, Department of Biology; Peter Scull, Department of Geography; and Ellen Kraly, Department of Geography

“Synchronization of Networks of Neurons Using Josephson Junctions”
$78,000 for a second year to Dan Schult, Department of Mathematics; Ken Segall, Department of Physics & Astronomy; and Patrick Crotty, Department of Physics & Astronomy


Faculty grants: 2007-2008

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on March 21, 2008

“Monitoring Infectious Disease Dynamics in Ugandan Mountain Gorilla, a Critically Endangered Species”
$87,400 for one year to Frank Frey, Department of Biology and Peter Scull, Department of Geography.
Learn more at the Colgate news site.

“Synchronization of Networks of Neurons Using Josephson Junctions”
$78,000 for one year toDan Schult, Department of Mathematics; Ken Segall, Department of Physics & Astronomy; and Patrick Crotty, Department of Physics & Astronomy.

“Comparative Analyses of Larval Development”
$90,000 for two years to Damhnait McHugh, Department of Biology, with co-investigator Bruno Pernet, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach.


Faculty grants: 2006-2007

By Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute on March 21, 2007

“Multimodal Learning of Second Language Speech Sounds”
$74,800 for two years to Yukari Hirata, Department of East Asian Languages and Spencer Kelly, Department of Psychology

Read more from the Colgate University News.

 

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