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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

$21.6m in science grants awarded

The National Science Foundation has awarded $21.6 million in 42 grants to Massachusetts colleges, universities and one educational center.

The grants range from $125,240 to Smith College for a high-performance computing network to $3 million to UMass-Amherst for interdisciplinary research training in cellular engineering.

The Education Development Center in Newton won $199,891 for its program to encourage middle-school girls to see what it means to be a scientist or an engineer.

Here are the schools, awards, projects and directors:

Boston College
$438,806
"CAREER: Land use, geological and climatic controls on stream processes in northern New England using airborne laser swath mapping"
Noah Snyder

Boston University
$273,166
"IDBR: Simultaneous tracking of multiple particles in confocal microscopy"
Sean Andersson

$286,239
"Bright field galaxies and their dark matter halos"
Tereasa Brainerd

$325,000
"Influence of eye movements on visual input statistics and early neural representations"
Michele Rucci

$480,000
"Collaborative research: Social organization, behavioral development and functional neuroplasticity in the Ant Genus Pheidole"
James F. Traniello

$570,000
"Perpetual and attentional topography of human posterior parietal cortex"
David Somers

$700,000
"Mathematical analysis of neural dynamics with multiple frequencies"
Nancy Kopell

Brandeis University
$157,624
"Research in geometric group theory: Artin groups and automorphism groups"
Ruth Charney

Education Development Center
$199,891
"GSE/COM girls communicating career connections (GC3)"
Sarita Nair-Pillai

Harvard University
$280,999
"Collaborative research: Dual standards in affective forecasting and experience"
Daniel Gilbert

$300,000
"Collaborative research CSR-EHS: Integrated power delivery Hardware-software techniques to eliminate off-chip regulation from embedded systems"
David Brooks

$309,780
"Biogenic organic aerosol experiment in Amazonia"
Scot Martin

$330,000
"NeTS-FIND: A network-wide hashing infrastructure for monitoring and
measurement"
Michael Mitzenmacher

$499,730
"RCN: Coordinated computing in structural biology"
Piotr Sliz

University of Massachusetts Amherst
$200,000
"CSR-SMA: Measurement, modeling and analysis of large complex data centers"
Prashant Shenoy

$300,067
"Terahertz transport and ultrafast detection in metallic single wall carbon nanotubes"
Sigfrid Yngvesson

$316,365
"GOALI: Integrated product and processes design for emulsified products"
Michael Henson

$350,001
"NeTS-WN: Collaborative research: Cooperative wireless networking:
Foundations and practice"
Donald Towsley

$404,132
"III-COR: Searching archives of community knowledge"
W. Bruce Croft

$442,000
"NeTS-NBD: Packet spacing in small-buffer networks"
Tilman Wolf

$513,600
"MRI: Acquisition of instrumentation for a biofuels research laboratory"
George Huber

$597,503
"IPY STEM polar connections"
Morton Sternheim

$600,000
"NeTS-FIND: A swarming architecture for Internet data transfer"
Arunkumar Venkataramani

$979,098
"Visual modeling strategies in science teaching"
John Clement

$1,500,000
"CBCI: Fueling the future Fabricating new molecules and materials for renewable energy"
Sankaran Thayumanavan

$3,000,000
"IGERT: Interdisciplinary research training in cellular engineering"
Susan Roberts

University of Massachusetts Lowell
$150,000
"NeTS-WN: Collaborative research: Cooperative wireless networking:
Foundations and practice"
Benyuan Liu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$172,330
"MSPA-MCS: Collaborative research: Algorithms for near-optimal multistage decision-making under uncertainty: Online learning from historic samples"
Retsef Levi

$300,000
"Collaborative research: CT-T: Towards a more accountable Internet"
Hari Balakrishnan

$321,171
"New tests for dark energy and modified gravity"
Edmund Bertschinger

$330,000
"A convergent synthesis approach to the uranium-carbon triple bond"
Christopher Cummins

$500,000
"CT-ISG: Applications and evolution of trusted platform module technology"
Srini Devadas

$701,449
"HCC: Collaborative research: Social-emotional technologies for Autism spectrum disorders"
Rosalind Picard

$716,676
"Terrascope youth radio"
Rafael Bras

$800,000
"CRI: CRD Development of Alloy tools, technology and materials"
Daniel Jackson

Smith College
$125,240
"RUI: A high performance computing environment at Smith College"
Ruth Haas

$315,760
"MRI: Acquisition, of instrumentation for aqueous biogeochemistry
investigations"
Elizabeth Jamieson

Tufts University
$444,620
"HCC: Human-computer interaction and brain measurement using fNIR
spectroscopy"
Robert Jacob

$597,433
"Neural substrates of perceiving status and solidarity"
Nalini Ambady

$638,000
"CAREER: Interactions between error-prone and error-free DNA double-strand break repair pathways in Drosophila Melanogaster"
Mitch McVey

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
$180,000
"Collaborative research: Nanoscopic metal-semiconductor hybrid elements and arrays"
L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan

$1,498,428
"ASSISTments meets inquiry"
Janice Gobert

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:03 AM
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