Mini grants awarded to faculty

2018 mini grant recipients

The Office of Research and Graduate Education has awarded $50,728 in mini grants to faculty members for the 2018 year.

  • Bayaner Arigong
    Han Ren

    $5,000
    College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Intelligent Mirror for High Quality Virtual Reality
  • Avantika Bawa
    $5,000
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Coliseum-Solo shows at the Portland Art Museum & Ampersand Gallery
  • Bonnie Hewlett
    $5,000
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Mothers, Fathers and Their Children: Child Relinquishment in Ethiopia
  • Alexander Kier
    Benjamin Warnick
    Carrie Cuttler

    $5,000
    Carson College of Business
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Business Idea Creativity and Cannabis Use
  • Benjamin Ladd
    $3,800
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Relationship Between Acute Stress and Cannabis Use Decision-Making: Leveraging Laboratory Tasks
  • Fariborz Musavi
    $4,922
    College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Ultra-Compact On-Board Charger for Electric Vehicles: Thermal Management
  • Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong
    Roschelle Fritz

    $4,000
    College of Nursing
    Discovering the influence of culture on health-assistive smart home adoption by Asian immigrant older adults for infusion in artificial intelligence: Community-engaged research
  • Johanna Phelps-Hillen
    $2,000
    College of Arts and Sciences
    The Collision of Policy and Practice: Rhetorical Moves in public Docket Comments
  • Stephanie Porter
    $5,000
    College of Arts and Sciences
    The breakdown of plant-microbe symbiosis during domestication
  • Amy Salazar
    $4,342
    Human Development
    Pilot Test of Fostering Higher Education
  • Robert Schimelpfenig
    $4,664
    Archivist, Library
    Native American Archives: Preparing Professionals for the Future
  • Li Xu
    $2,000
    Carson College of Business
    Universal Demand laws and the Monitoring Device Role of Accounting Conservatism

2017 mini grant recipients

The Office of Research and Graduate Education has awarded $50,432 in mini grants to faculty members for the 2017 year.

  • Cory Bolkan
    $2,500
    Human Development
    An Evaluation of the Technology to Support Aging in Place (TSAP) Pilot Program
  • Zhi Chen
    $2,000
    Engineering and Computer Science; College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Coordinated Expansion Planning of Generation and Transmission
  • Allison Coffin
    $5,000
    Neuroscience; College of Arts and Sciences
    Is hearing regeneration linked to evolutionary changes in protein sequences?
  • Cynthia Cooper
    $4,000
    Molecular Biosciences; College of Arts and Sciences
    G protein 15 promotes melanin synthesis in zebrafish melanocytes
  • Laurie Drapela
    $5,000
    Criminal Justice, Public Affairs; College of Arts and Sciences
    Inculpable Intentions: Youth with Autism and Juvenile Justice Practitioners in Canada and the United States
  • Steven Fountain
    $2,000
    History; College of Arts and Sciences
    The Trouble with "Tribe": Indigenous Peoples and Federal Recognition on the Lower Columbia River
  • Luz Maria Gordillo
    $3,000
    Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies; College of Arts and Sciences
    Patients, Philanthropists, and Field Workers: A Hidden History of Women's Cross-Cultural, Scientific, and Social Networks in the Age of Eugenics, 1904-1939
  • Edward Hagen
    $432
    Anthropology; College of Arts and Sciences
    Resolving
  • John Harrison
    $5,000
    School of the Environment; College of Arts and Sciences
    Developing fundamental new knowledge of Storm water nitrogen pollution removal by unsaturated bioswales: testing novel methods and generating compelling preliminary data
  • Zaixin Lu
    $2,500
    Computer Science; College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Cache Design for Device-to-Device Sharing in Mobile Social Networks
  • Jonah Piovia-Scott
    $5,000
    Biological Sciences; College of Arts and Science
    Effects of ecosystem engineering by beaver on amphibians
  • Nikolay Strigul
    $7,000
    Mathematics; College of Arts and Science
    Development of a hyperspectral remote sensing approach for detection of algae blooms and methane emissions from SW Washington lakes
  • Hua Tan
    $3,500
    Mechanical Engineering; College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Spontaneous Flow of Evaporating Droplets through Nanoporous Material of a Novel Optofluidic Biosensor
  • Xinghui Zhao
    $3,500
    Computer Science; College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Learning with Elasticity: A Self-Adaptive Distributed Framework for Deep Learning