Grants Report: June 1 - 30, 2009

Title: Long Term Training Vocational Evaluation
Agency: US Department of Education

Project director: Charles Arokiasamy/John Lloyd
Amount of Award: $100,000
Purpose: To increase the supply of qualified personnel available for employment in public and private agencies providing vocational rehabilitation and independent living, especially for persons with severe disabilities.
College/School: Kremen School of Education and Human Development/CSER/RCEC

Title: Electrochemical and Optical Spectroscopic Studies on Gold Nanoparticle Properties (Yr 1)
Agency: Research Corporation

Project director: Jai-Pil Choi
Amount of Award: $27,150
Purpose: To understand the effect of nanoparticle surroundings in the electrochemical and optical properties of few nm-sized gold nanoparticles.
College/School: Mathematics and Science/Chemistry

Title: CAMSP
Agency: Fresno Unified School District

Project director: Rajee Amarasinghe
Amount of Award: $19,873 (Yr 1)
Purpose: To provide support and services to the secondary math teachers during Summer Institutes and workshops.
College/School: Mathematics and Science/Mathematics

Title: Alternative Certification Program – Intern Program Augmentation
Agency: Fresno County Office of Education

Project director: Richard Firpo
Amount of Award: $57,588
Purpose: To provide professional and/or technical assistance services to the Fresno County Office of Education.
College/School: Kremen School of Education and Human Development/C&I

Title: Eco-friendly System Technology for Lye Peeling of Tomatoes
Agency: State of California, Department of Food and Agriculture

Project director: Gour Choudhury
Amount of Award: $119,120
Purpose: To determine the geometrical configurations of the system and peel removing fluid characteristics.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/Center for Food Science and Nutrition Research

Title: Nutrition on the Go Program Evaluation
Agency: FoodLink for Tulare County

Project director: Marlene Bengiamin
Amount of Award: $10,000
Purpose: For evaluation planning, data collection tools development and pilot testing, volunteer training, data analysis/interpretation, and report/dissemination.
College/School: Health and Human Services/Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Title: Employment Training Panel year 2
Agency: State of California, Employment Training Panel

Project director: Emil Milevoj/Bryan Moe
Amount of Award: $74,946
Purpose: To provide training in business and management skills.
College/School: Craig School of Business/central California Small Business Development Center

Title: CCROPP Evaluation
Agency: Samuels and Associates

Project director: John Capitman
Amount of Award: $26,000
Purpose: For the evaluation activities for the Central Valley Regional Obesity Prevention Program.
College/School: Health and Human Services/Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Title: Central Valley Science Project – NCLB X
Agency: University of California, Office of the President

Project director: James Marshall
Amount of Award: $80,000
Purpose: To enhance content knowledge, develop literacy skills and promote teach leadership in selected partner school districts in Fresno County.
College/School: Kremen School of Education/Curriculum and Instruction

Title: California Subject Matter Project
Agency: University of California, Office of the President

Project director: Joanne McKay
Amount of Award: $28,000
Purpose: To support the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project in Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties.
College/School: Kremen School of Education/LEE

Title: California Reading and Literature Project
Agency: University of California, Office of the President

Project director: Rose Arenas
Amount of Award: $25,780
Purpose: To support the California Reading and Literature Project with in the Fresno/Central Valley Region.
College/School: Kremen School of Education/LEE

Title: San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project
Agency: University of California, Office of the President

Project director: Carol Fry Bohlin/Lisa Portela
Amount of Award: $34,200
Purpose: To support the San Joaquin Valley Mathematics with in the Fresno/Central Valley Region.
College/School: Kremen School of Education/Teaching and Learning

Title: San Joaquin Summer Program 2009 CAHSEE and ELD and Math Academy
Agency: San Joaquin County Office of Education, Migrant Education

Project director: Ofelia Gamez
Amount of Award: $204,000
Purpose: To advance performance of migrant high school students of San Joaquin County schools in English reading, writing, and speaking skills, and Math as well prepare them for the California High School Exit Exam.
College/School: Administration/Student Success Services/CAMP Program

Title: Monterey County Summer Program TRACS (Science) and ELD and Math Academy
Agency: Monterey County Office of Education, Migrant Education

Project director: Ofelia Gamez
Amount of Award: $204,000
Purpose: To advance student performance in Science for those students who participate in the Monterey County TRACS Program and English and math skills for those students who participate in ELD and Math Academy.
College/School: Administration/Student Success Services/CAMP Program

Title: Monterey County Summer Program Math and English Development
Agency: Monterey County Office of Education, Migrant Education

Project director: Ofelia Gamez
Amount of Award: $306,000
Purpose: To advance student performance in Algebra, English language development, and obtain a GED for those students who participate in the Monterey County Math Scholars Program, English Language Development Institute and Out-of-School Youth.
College/School: Administration/Student Success Services/CAMP Program

Title: Development of Management Strategies and Outdoor Recreation Research
Agency: US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

Project director: James Kus
Amount of Award: $25,000
Purpose: To perform Outdoor Recreation Research and for evaluating various management structures for use in the land management agreements being developed under the RMPs.
College/School: Social Sciences/Geography

Title: CA Pumping Efficiency Program Year 1
Agency: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Project director: Peter Canessa/David Zoldoske
Amount of Award: $817,982
Purpose: To perform certain numbers of tests for certain type, size, or location of pump.
College/School: Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology/ICWT

Title: Longitudinal Study for the California Partnership
Agency: Great Valley Center (passthrough UC Merced)

Project director: James Mullooly
Amount of Award: $6,666
Purpose: To design and perform research activities for a joint project with UC Merced and University of Pacific.
College/School: Social Sciences/Anthropology

Title: College Assistance Migrant Program 2009-2010
Agency: US Department of Educat
ion
Amount of Award: $425,000
Purpose: To provide services to 65 commuter, first time freshman who are migrant and seasonal farm worker students from the San Joaquin Valley in California.
College/School: Administration/Student Success Services/CAMP Program

Title: Air Quality PM 2.5 Part II
Agency: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Amount of Award: $124,993
Purpose: To provide funding for a study to understand the health effects of initiatives to reduce PM 2.5 and ozone emissions in urban areas of the region.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CVHPI


Title: MESA Summer Bridge “Boot Camp”
Agency: The Regents of University of California

Amount of Award: $5,000
Purpose: To provide funding for the Math Bootcamp workshop.
College/School: Lyles College of Engineering/MESA Program


Title: Knowledge Representation and Design for Managing Product Obsolescence Year 1
Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount of Award: $60,862
Purpose: To investigate two research approaches to obsolescence challenges.
College/School: Lyles College of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Title: PROMSE (Noyce II) Year 3
Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount of Award: $13,500
Purpose: To support three Fresno State Noyce II scholars to participate as research interns in the Science Teacher and Researcher program.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/Biology

Title: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Baccalaureate Nursing)
Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA

Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $93,140
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to disadvantaged nursing students.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CCCEN