News in brief 1-21-14

Reseach Equipment Reserve Fund

The Research Office received 36 proposals for the Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Fall 2013 solicitation with requests totaling $1,907,185. After review and evaluation the Research Council provided the Research Office with a prioritized list of proposals recommended for funding. The Vice President for Research has approved six proposals for funding with combined budgets of $386,240.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Carter, Rich (Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science): “Octet Red Biosensor System for Label Free Analysis of Proteins”
  • Graham, Matt (Dept. of Physics, College of Science): “Hyperspectral Absorptive and Fluorescence Surface Imaging Microscope”
  • Jander, Albrecht (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering): “Wide Temperature Range Magnetometer/Susceptometer System”
  • Kleber, Markus (Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Elemental Analyzer with Capacity for C, H, N, O and S”
  • Walker, Travis (School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “TA Instruments DHR-3”
  • Zhao, Yanyun (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “HunterLab The ColorFlex EZ”

OSU anthropologist awarded Junior Scholar Prize

The Anthropology & Environment Society has awarded its Junior Scholar Prize to Drew Gerkey, who recently joined the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University. The AES Junior Scholar prize is given annually to an early-career scholar for an exemplary article in the area of environmental anthropology. Gerkey won for his 2013 article “Cooperation in Context: Public Goods Games and Post-Soviet Collectives in Kamchatka, Russia” which appeared in Current Anthropology.

This innovative article combines ethnographic research with economic experiments to investigate cooperation among salmon fishers and reindeer herders on the Kamchatka Peninsula. His research uncovered connections between the abstract structure of economic games and naturally occurring contexts of cooperation in Kamchatka, illustrating how cultural norms, values, and institutions shape expectations and frame strategies for solving dilemmas inherent in cooperation.

General Research Fund (GRF) Fall 2013 Award Announcement

After review and evaluation the Research Council provided the Research Office with a prioritized list of proposals. The Vice President for Research has approved funding for the following five proposal.

Bisson, William (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Novel Inhibitors of the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase-Like Orphan Receptor 2 (ROR2) Enzyme for the Treatment of Cancer”

Burrows, Sean (Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science): “Development of In-Situ Biosensors and Time-Resolved Laser Based Detection of Cancerous Biomarkers”

Duringer, Jennifer (Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Association of Soy Phytoestrogens with Increased Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders”

Haapala, Karl (School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): “Exploring Sustainable Process Capability Windows for a New Electrically-Assisted-Machining (EAM) Process”

Kent, Adam (College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences): “A New Approach for Studying Massive Volcanic Eruptions”

 

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