Currently Active External Awards - Research and Sponsored Programs - Penn State Altoona

Currently Active External Awards

The faculty and staff of Penn State Altoona seek a variety of external awards from foundations, agencies, and other sponsors to support their research, teaching, creative activities, and service responsibilities.

Listed below are those awards that are currently active, the faculty or staff member responsible, and the source of funding.

Externally Funded Projects

Dr. Peter Shull, Associate Professor of Engineering
Dr. Mark Johnson, Professor of Mathematics
Title: Sustainable Summer Bridges from Campus to Campus: Retention Models for Transitioning Underrepresented Engineering Students
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 1/01/16 to 12/31/20
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Dr. Jungwoo Ryoo, Interim Division Head of Business and Engineering
Title: Building a Big Data Analytics Workforce in iSchools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 9/1/15 to 8/31/18
Project Description:

Dr. Carolyn Mahan, Professor of Biology
Title: Plant and Animal Community Response to Long Term Vegetation Management Practices on Right-of-Way
Sponsor: Asplundh Tree Expert Company
Award Period: 7/1/15 to 6/30/18
Project Description:

Dr. Ed Levri, Interim Division Head of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Title: Characterizing the Invasive New Zealand Mud Snail Population in Central Pennsylvania
Sponsor: University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science (USDI)
Award Period: 10/1/14 to 9/30/16
Project Description:

Dr. Carolyn Mahan, Professor of Biology
Title: National Park Natural Resource Assessments: Synthesizing and Interpreting Existing Natural Resource Information and Studies to Better Inform Park Planning in New River Gorge
Sponsor: National Park Service
Award Period: 9/16/14 to 3/31/17
Project Description:

Dr. Hai Huang, Assistant Professor of Engineering
Title: Development and Testing of a Low Solar Absorption Coating for Rail Buckle Prevention
Sponsor: Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey (FRA)
Award Period: 8/1/13 to 9/30/15
Project Description:

Dr. Corien Bakermans, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Title: STEM Academic Research Training Engaging Underrepresented Pennsylvanians (START-UP)
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Award Period: 9/11/13 to 9/10/16
Project Description:

Dr. Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Distinguished Professor of English & American Studies
Title: The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Award Period: 10/1/13 to 9/30/16
Project Description:

Dr. Darin Zimmerman, Interim Associate Dean for Research
Title: Collaborative Research: Electro-optical Studies of Nanoscale, Geometrically-Asymmetric Tunnel Junctions for Collection and Rectification of Light from Infrared through Visible
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 11/1/12 to 10/31/15
Project Description:

Dr. Hai Huang, Assistant Professor of Engineering
Title: Field Investigation and Modeling of Track Substructure Performance Under Trains Moving at “Critical Speeds”
Sponsor: Federal Railroad Administration
Award Period: 9/17/12 to 9/16/15
Project Description:

Dr. Rebecca Strzelec, Professor of Visual Arts
Title: EFRI-ODISSEI: Multi-field Responsive Origami Structures – Advancing the Emerging Frontier of Active Compliant Mechanisms
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 8/1/12 to 7/31/16
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Dr. Peter Shull, Associate Professor of Engineering
Title: Improved Retention and Recruitment Through Academic & Financial Support
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Award Period: 10/1/07 to 9/30/15
Project Description: