LAS awards first Summer Grants to faculty

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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) at Rowan University recently honored seven faculty members with its first-ever Summer Grant Awards, seed money that will fund six research projects in various disciplines.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) at Rowan University recently honored seven faculty members with its first-ever Summer Grant Awards, seed money that will fund six research projects in various disciplines.

The faculty and their research are:

·      Dr. Thomas Dinzeo, Psychology, of Glassboro: "Cognitive Remediation in Patients with Schizophrenia"

·      Dr. Jeffrey Hettinger, Physics & Astronomy, of Cherry Hill: "Synthesis and Characterization of Thin-films for Biomedical, Protective Coating and ‘On-chip’ Energy Storage Applications"

·      Dr. David Klassen, Physics & Astronomy, of Media, Pa.: "Studies Using the Mars Odyssey GRS/HEND"

·      Dr. Lee Talley, English, of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia: "'Operation Pied Piper':  The WWII Evacuation of British Children and the Children's Literature it Inspired"

·      Dr. Louis Whaley and Dr. Lei Yu, Chemistry & Biochemistry, of Woodbury and Cherry Hill, respectively: "Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in Designed Ionic Liquids – Greenhouse Gas Fixation and Conversion"

·      Dr. Ieva Zake, Sociology, of Pitman: "Ethnic Politics of the Republican Party and Presidential Administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford"

The professors will use their $3,000 grants to continue their research, and they are encouraged by the College to include students in their work. Additionally, they must apply for external funding for their research and/or for a national fellowship.

LAS Dean Dr. Parviz Ansari said the grant process was competitive. “These are the faculty who have been at the forefront of their research,” he said. “We need to recognize the importance of faculty as the best investment we have.”

 

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