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February 2005

Release Date: February 14 , 2005

Faculty Research Grants Awarded at ASU

More than $100,000 in funding for a range of faculty research projects has been approved by the Angelo State University Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

The funds were divided among 11 projects that represent a variety of topics and academic areas. The projects and their proposal titles are as follows:

Dr. Loren Ammerman, assistant professor of biology, "DNA Sequence Variation in the Bonneted Bat," $10,000.

Dr. Bonnie Amos, professor of biology, "Replenishment of the Endangered Callirhoe Scabriuscula (Malvaceae) from the Soil Seed Bank," $10,000.

Dr. David Carter, assistant professor of chemistry, "Modification of an Electrochemical Method for Determining Arsenic in Water and its Application to the Study of Well Water in West Texas," $10,000.

Dr. William Davidson, head of the Department of Psychology and Sociology, "Validating the College Persistence Questionnaire," $5,996.

Dr. Robert Dowler, professor of biology, "Field Study of Rare Mammals in Booderee National Park, Australia," $9,400.

Dr. Gretchen Hilton, assistant professor of animal science, "Development and Consumer Acceptance of Pre-Cooked Lamb Leg Roasts and Pre-Cooked Goat Product," $10,000.

Dr. Leslie Mayrand, head of the Department of Nursing, "The Image of the Registered Nurse in Children's Literature," $5,678.

Dr. Christian Poppeliers, assistant professor of physics, "Creation of Seismological Computational Cluster," $10,000.

Dr. Steve Reames, assistant professor of management and marketing, "A Sampling and Estimation Strategy for Water Use in the Concho Valley Utilizing Aerial Videography," $10,000.

Dr. Toni Sauncy, assistant professor of physics, "Fabrication of Porous Silicon Thin Films on Crystalline Silicon Substrates," $10,000.

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Dr. Shelly Weise, head of the Department of Physical Therapy, and Dr. Molly Allison, assistant professor of nursing, "Community-based Screening of Women for Coronary Heart Disease: Minimally Structured Physical Activity, and Subsequent Outcomes," $10,000.

Awards were based on the quality of the research design. Preference was given to projects that involve students, show potential for attracting additional funding from external sources, seem likely to result in publication or establish a new line of research, said Dr. Carol Diminnie, ASU Graduate School dean.