October 2013 Awards
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE
Jones, Taylor S., KEMA, LLC, $20,000, "Phase I-Evaluate Potential for Phosphate Recovery from Ethanol Plant Byproduct Stream through Bobierrite Precipitation."
Kramer, Bradley A., Jones, Taylor S., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multi- Sponsor, $170,000, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Rice, Charles W. (Agronomy), Hutchinson, John A. (Geography), and Stacy L., Harrington Jr., National Science Foundation, $941,470, "Understanding Climate Change in the Great Plains: Source, Impact, and Mitigation."
Dissanayake, Sunanda, Kansas Department of Transportation, $69,000, "Gravel Road Paving Guidelines."
Mladenov, Natalie, National Science Foundation, $49,537, "The Role of Dust on Snow and Other Aeolian Inputs in Soil Formation and Biogeochemical Cycling in Barren, Alpine Catchments."
COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
Sayre, Eleanor C. (Physics), Hsu, William H., Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, $422,603, "Collaborative Research: Community Implementation: WIDER: Data Explorer and Assessment Resources for Faculty."
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Kuhn, William B., Barstow, Thomas J. (Kinesiology), Natarajan, Balasubramani, Gruenbacher, Don M., Day, Dwight D., Warren, Steven, and Sobering, Timothy J. (Vice President Electronics Design Laboratory), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $261,682, "Developing BioSensor Networks and Telecommunication Sub-systems for Long-duration Missions, EVA Suits, and Robotic Precursor Scout Missions - Coordinated Research Spanning Early-stage Innovations through Game Changing Technologies."
INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Easton, Todd W., Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company, $30,000, "Optimizing Energy Planning for Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company."
KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES
Snead, Bruce C., and Hanson, Brian R., US Environmental Protection Agency, $124,000, "Radon Projects for Kansas."
Snead, Bruce C., US Environmental Protection Agency, $5,000, "Training for the Nebraska State Radon Program 2013-14."
MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
McGregor, Douglas S., US Navy, $102,038, "High Efficiency Solid State Neutron Detector."