Grants awarded in 2002

Award Recipient Michelle Bushey, Chemistry.
Funding Agency American Chemical Society/ Petroleum Research Fund
Award Amount $50,000
Date of Notification 12/15/02
Period of Award Activity 1/1/03 – 8/31/06
Purpose of Award Undergraduate research in chemistry and bio-chemistry.
Other Details Porous Polymer Monoliths for Capillary Electrochromatography

Award Recipient Richard Reed, Anthropology and Sociology.
Funding Agency Texas Council for the Humanities
Award Amount $4,710
Date of Notification 12/11/02
Period of Award Activity 1/1/03 – 4/1/03
Purpose of Award Working with the Witte Museum and the Museo Americano, Trinity will sponsor discussions and performances of the corridos of Lydia Mendoza.
Other Details La Voz de la Londra: Rediscovering Women’s Voice in Corrido

Award Recipient Scott Chapman, Mathematics.
Funding Agency National Science Foundation
Award Amount $12,426
Date of Notification 11/22/02
Period of Award Activity 6/1/03 – 6/14/03
Purpose of Award To enable 6 undergraduates to undertake collaborative research in Austria.
Other Details The Trinity-Graz Mathematics Project: An International Research Experience on Zero-Sum Problems for Undergraduates in Austria

Award Recipient Scott Chapman, Allen Holder, Julio R. Hasfura-Buenaga & Vadim Ponomarenko. Mathematics.
Funding Agency National Science Foundation
Award Amount $71,197
Date of Notification 11/20/02
Period of Award Activity 6/1/01 – 5/31/04
Purpose of Award Renewal: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Mathematics
Other Details Research areas include Abstract Algebra, Difference Equations, Discrete Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Programming, Combinatorics, and Number Theory.

Award Recipient Department of Chemistry.
Funding Agency The Welch Foundation
Award Amount $120,000
Date of Notification 11/12/02
Period of Award Activity 6/1/03 – 5/31/06
Purpose of Award To support faculty research and to provide opportunities for students to study chemistry in less structured ways.
Other Details Each year, 7 undergraduates will receive scholarships to pursue 10-week research projects in chemistry.

Award Recipient Paul Kelleher, Education.
Funding Agency The Meadows Foundation
Award Amount $225,000
Date of Notification 11/11/02
Period of Award Activity 8/1/03 – 7/31/05
Purpose of Award Professional development for San Antonio teachers.
Other Details Mentoring for first year teachers to improve retention rates; professional development labs in schools; training and support for teachers to apply for National Board certification

Award Recipient Chris Pursell, Chemistry.
Funding Agency The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Award Amount $60,000
Date of Notification 10/30/02
Period of Award Activity 6/1/03 – 5/31/07
Purpose of Award Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Other Details Heterogeneous Chemistry on solid films of nitric acid, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide.

Award Recipient Michelle Bushey, Chemistry.
Funding Agency The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Award Amount $100,000
Date of Notification 10/22/02
Period of Award Activity 8/1/03 – 7/31/05
Purpose of Award Scholar-Fellow Award for research and mentoring.
Other Details Porous Polymer Monoliths for Capillary Electrochromatography

Award Recipient Brooks Hill & Tim Francis, Speech and Drama.
Funding Agency The Ann Bradshaw Stokes Foundation
Award Amount $5,000
Date of Notification 7/29/02
Period of Award Activity 8/1/02 – 5/31/03
Purpose of Award To purchase theater equipment
Other Details To help modernize the department’s lighting system.

Award Recipient Fred Loxsom, Physics.
Funding Agency Associated Colleges of the South (Environmental Program.)
Award Amount $1,740
Date of Notification 7/21/02
Period of Award Activity 9/1/02 – 5/31/03
Purpose of Award To develop a physics course on global sustainable development.
Other Details Collaboration with Barry Allen in the Environmental Studies Dept. at Rollins College.

Award Recipient Paul Kelleher, Education.
Funding Agency Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Award Amount $15,000
Date of Notification 6/27/02
Period of Award Activity 9/02 – 3/04
Purpose of Award To enable Trinity Faculty from all disciplines to offer seminars for area K-12 teachers.
Other Details Teachers as Scholars grant.

Award Recipient Claudia Stokes, English.
Funding Agency The Gilder-Lehrman Institute
Award Amount $2,000
Date of Notification 6/23/02
Period of Award Activity 7/1/02 – 8/1/02
Purpose of Award For study of the Brander Mathews collection at the Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Archive.
Other Details This research is part of a book project: The Production of American Literary History, 1880-1915

Award Recipient Robert Blystone, Biology.
Funding Agency U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Award Amount $100,000
Date of Notification 6/15/02
Period of Award Activity 7/1/02 – 4/30/05
Purpose of Award To research the effects of microwave radiation on live tissue. 4 Trinity undergraduates will be involved in this research.
Other Details Part of a larger project at Brooks Air Force Base.

Award Recipient John D. Spence, Chemistry.
Funding Agency American Chemical Society
Award Amount $35,000
Date of Notification 5/9/02
Period of Award Activity 9/1/02 – 8/31/04
Purpose of Award To support faculty research with undergraduate students.
Other Details Research on: Azacalix[4]arenes: Nitrogen-Bridged Analogs of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene

Award Recipient Carl Leafstedt, Music.
Funding Agency National Endowment for the Humanities
Award Amount $5,000
Date of Notification 4/15/02
Period of Award Activity 6/1/02-8/1/02
Purpose of Award Research in Music History
Other Details Study of Bartok in America, 1940-45.

Award Recipients PI: David Ribble, Biology. CO-PI: Mark Brodl, Lawrence Espey, Brenda Rushing, & Nelson Young, Biology.
Funding Agency National Science Foundation
Award Amount $102,142
Date of Notification 4/15/02
Period of Award Activity 8/1/02 -8/1/05
Purpose of Award Major Research Instrumentation
Other Details Multi-User equipment: for Image-acquisition instrument.

Award Recipients Don Miller, Biology & William Webster (TU undergraduate.)
Funding Agency Council on Undergraduate Research
Award Amount $3,500
Date of Notification 3/15/02
Period of Award Activity 5/1/02 – 6/30/02
Purpose of Award To involve undergraduate students in significant research.
Other Details Project on the evolution of social behaviors; study of aphids.

Award Recipients Don Miller, Biology & John Greene, Physical Plant.
Funding Agency Associated Colleges of the South/ Rasmussen Foundation.
Award Amount $1,400.
Date of Notification 2/28/02
Period of Award Activity 5/1/02 – 6/30/02
Purpose of Award To establish an ACS Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability
Other Details Expands and studies the campus recycling program in tandem with Centre College, KY.

Award Recipients Nancy Mills, Chemistry. Bill Kurtin, Chemistry. Mark Brodl, Biology. Michelle Bushey, Chemistry. Jon King, Biology. John Spence, Chemistry. Ned Young, Biology.
Funding Agency Merck Corporation/ American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Award Amount $60,000
Date of Notification 2/15/02
Period of Award Activity 5/1/02 to 4/30/05
Purpose of Award To formalize research collaboration between Chemistry and Biology.
Other Details The grant involves three different projects, each of which will be overseen by one pair of scientists. Funds are for student stipends, supplies, housing, and travel to meetings.

Award Recipients Jeff Lawson & Allen Holder, Mathematics.
Funding Agency National Science Foundation/ Intermath
Award Amount $10,000
Date of Notification 1/15/02
Period of Award Activity 6/1/02 – 6/1/05
Purpose of Award Curriculum Reform in Mathematics
Other Details Combined Grant for Mathematics and Engineering

Award Recipients Barbara MacAlpine, Library.
Funding Agency National Endowment for the Humanities
Award Amount $1,000
Date of Notification 1/10/02
Period of Award Activity 2/1/02- 8/31/02
Purpose of Award To enable the traveling “Frankenstein” exhibition to come to Trinity.

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