Latest grants

Faculty external grants and contracts

May – August 2018

Barbara Sorg. “Perineuronal Nets and Cocaine-associated Memories.” Funded by NIH, $39,586

Clay Mosher. “Office of Juvenile Justice’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities Initiative.” Funded by Clark County – Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice, $25,000

Dene Grigar. “A Comprehensive Online Portal for Electronic Literature Works: Migrating the Electronic Literature Archives to Samvera”, Funded by the Mellon Foundation, $42,000

Feng Zhao. “Research on High-voltage Gallium Nitride Power Transistors for Energy Conversion and Power Management.” Funded by Gan Systems, $20,000

Linda Eddy. “Children's Behavioral Health Workforce Collaborative.” Funded by WA Dept. of Social and Health Services, $98,900

Louise Kaplan. “ARNP Work Force Characteristics and Impact of Actions taken by the WA State Health Plan.” Funded by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, $2,500

Steve Sylvester. “Bromate Toxicity Testing and Analysis.” Funded by Hazen and Sawyer – Water Research Foundation, $341,942

Jordan Blacktop. “Role of Lateral Hypothalmic Area Perineuronal Nets in the Reinstatement of Cocaine-Seeking Behavior.” Funded by NIH, $105,585

Christine Portfors. “Development of a Mammalian Model of Vocal Learning.” Funded by NIH, $229,500

Jonah Piovia-Scott. “Bsal Susceptibility Trials for Species of Conservation Concern.” Funded by the Association of Fish WL Agencies, $25,000

Michael Dunn. “Transformative Math Assessments (TMA).” Funded by ESD 112, $2,870

Cheryl Schultz. “Mediated Phenological Shifts Affect Population Viability? A Test with Butterflies on Department of Defense Lands.” Subcontract to Tufts – DoD – Army Corps of Engineers, $116,139

Kristin Lesseig & Michael Dunn. “Collaboration between ESD 112 and the University for the Transformative Math Assessment (TMA) grant.” Funded by ESD 112, $4,175.

Stephen Bollens & Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens. “2018 Dreissenid Mussel Early Detection Monitoring in the Columbia River Basin –Sample Collection and Laboratory Processing.” Funded by Pacific States Marine Fish Community, $154,954

Amy Salazar. “Support to conduct Jim Casey Initiative Authentic Youth Engagement Study.” Funded by the Annie E Casey Foundation, $40,000

Tutku Karacolak. “REU Supplement: Collaborative Research: Full-Duplex Cognitive Radio: Theory and Hardware.” Funded by NSF, $7,000

Alex Dimitrov. “ESD112 nPower Girls project.” Funded by ESD 112, $700.

Gisela Ernst-Slavit. “Equity for Language Learners—Improving Practices and Acquisition of Culturally-Responsive Teaching (ELL-IMPACT).” Funded by the Department of Education, $509,071

Hua Tan. “Collaborative Research: Evaporation-Driven Optofluidic Biosensors using Photonic Crystal Biosilica.” Funded by NSF, $8,250

Stephanie Porter. “RUI: Collaborative Research: Genetic and Ecological Drivers of Microbial Adaptation to High-nickel Serpentine Soils.” Funded by NSF, $374,831

Jonah Piovia-Scott. “Assessing the Use of Montane Meadows by Native Amphibians and Invasive Aquatic Species using Environmental DNA.” Funded by USDA, $30,500

Kevan Moffett. “CAREER: Research and Education on Landscape, Climate, and Biophysical Controls of the Urban Water Cycle Amid Urban Warming and Global Change.” Funded by NSF, $207,795

Cheryl Schultz. “Restoration Tools for Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.” Subcontract to University of Washington – Department of the Interior/USGS, $31,513

Bala Krishnamoorthy. “RUI: Robust Feasibility and Robust Optimization using Algebraic Topology and Convex Analysis.” Funded by NSF, $200,000

Zachary Garfield & Ed Hagen. “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Testing Evolutionary Theories of Leadership in a Population of Transitional Foragers.” Funded by NSF, $24,350

Nancy Youlden. “Summer MESA Program at WSU Vancouver.” Funded by the League of Latin American Citizens, $6,000


January – April 2018

Connie Nguyen-Truong & Shelly Fritz. “Influence of Culture on Adoption of Smart Home Monitoring for Health Assistance by Asian American Adults and Older Adults.” Funded by Sigma Theta Tau Intl (Beta Psi Chapter), $2,000

Christine Portfors. “Neuromodulation in the Auditory System.” Funded by NIH, $329,404

Alex Dimitrov. “ESD 112 nPower Girls project”, Funded by ESD 112, $3,500

Kristin Lesseig. “Collaboration between ESD 112 and the University for the Transformative Math Assessment (TMA) grant.” Funded by ESD 112, $10,377

Paul Krouss. “21st Century 2016-2018 Professional Development Project Grant Program.” Funded by ESD 112, $5,625.

Barb Sorg. “Perineuronal Nets and Cocaine-associated Memories.” Funded by NIH, $356,275.

Linda Eddy. “Service Description: WA STY-I.” Funded by WA Dept. of Social and Health Services, $27,500.

Jong Hoon Kim. “Studies on Benzenetetramine and Optimal Flow Generation for Effective DNA Sample Preparation.” Funded by Core Biosystems, $9,059.

Jonah Piovia-Scott. “Research on a Lethal Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal).” Funded Global Wildlife Conservation, $7,500.

Johanna Hillen. “Federal Grant Programs and Corollary Institutional Review Board Protocols: An Analysis of Reciprocity in Policy Determination, Implementation, and Impact on Writing Studies.” Funded by the National Council of Teachers of English, $2,784.

Stephen Solovitz. “Collaborative Research: Measurement of Particle Aggregation in Laboratory-scale Flows for Improved Models of Ash Fallout and Entrainment.” Funded by NSF. $99,682.

Amy Salazar. “The Academy for Family Support and Preservation.” Subcontract to University of Washington, NIH, $9,009.

Marc Kramer. “Strengthening Seed Grant: Climatic Thresholds and Carbon Storage in Dryland Wheat Agroecosystems.” Funded by USDA, $149,500.

Michael Rabby. “Fort Vancouver Mobile: Spruce Mill Research and Development Expansion.” Funded by Clark County, $9,500.

John Bishop. “RUI: Impacts of Insect Herbivory on the Pace and Pattern of Primary Successional Change at Mount St. Helens.” Funded by NSF, $7,000.

Allison Coffin. “Development of a Novel High Throughput Zebrafish Model for the Study of Noise-induced Hearing Loss.” Funded by NIH, $154,396.

Linda Eddy. “Youth Professional Leadership Expansion.” Funded by WA Dept. of Social and Health Services, $30,000.

Kevan Moffett. “CAREER: Research and Education on Landscape, Climate, and Biophysical Controls of the Urban Water Cycle Amid Urban Warming and Global Change.” Funded by NSF, $223,397.

Louise Kaplan. “SA ARNP Survey.” Funded by the WA Center for Nursing, $10,000.


October – December 2017

Cheryl Schultz. “CCS: Long term effects of new treatments across multiple Fender’s blue butterfly sites within the West Eugene Wetlands.” Funded by Department of the Interior; $8000

Linda Eddy. “Children's BH Workforce Collaborative Statewide Certified Peer Counselor Training and Testing.” Funded by WA Dept. of Social and Health Services; $202,000.

Nancy Youlden. “SW WA MESA,” subcontract from the University of Washington; $115,000

Clay Mosher. “Clark County Department of Community Services 2016-A-14.” Funded by Clark County; $10,000

Sue Peabody. “Clark County Stories: How We Came to this Place.” Funded by Humanities WA; $5,000.

Linda Eddy. “Ombuds and QRT training.” Funded by WA Dept. of Social and Health Services; $85,000.

Leslie New. “PCOD+: Developing widely-applicable models of the population consequences of disturbance.” Funded by DOD Navy; $89,517.

Zhi Chen. “HYG Capstone Financial Support.” Funded by Hyster-Yale Group; $1,350.

Linda Eddy. “Thurston Mason Leadership Coordination.” Funded by WA Dept. of Social and Health Services; $113,000.

Hua Tan. “Integration of Gerris+ into FM3 for Multiphysics Simulation of FUJIFILM Dimatix Printheads.” Funded by Fujifilm Dimatrix Inc.; $13,000.

Nikolay Strigul. “Ecosystem Model Comparison at Multiple Scales and Sites.” Subcontract to PSU, DOD Army; $312,884.

Leslie New. “Assessing population consequences of disturbance to oceanic dolphins.” Funded by DOD Navy; $30,001.