Trinity chemists to purchase NMR with NSF support

Trinity chemistry professor Nancy Mills, with colleagues Laura Hunsicker-Wang, Jessica Hollenbeck and Adam Urbach, have been awarded $498,500 by the National Science Foundation for the purchase of a 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer. This device will enhance the research programs of Trinity faculty as well as the experience of students in the summer research program. The device will also be used by Trinity biology professor Frank Healy, as well as Rafael Adrian and David Coleman, biochemistry professors at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Chemistry department chair Steven Bachrach points out that “this is a real coup for the university as we will now have an instrument comparable or better than any other PUI and on par with many R1 schools..”

This grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

See also KENS 5 blog April 22, 2010

NSF awards MacPherson Economics grant

New Trinity professor David Macpherson and collaborators at the University of Maryland and Florida State University have been awarded a grant of $125,866 to study “Incentives in the Workplace: An Experimental Examination of How Wage Differences Across Time and Among Peers Affect Productivity and Self-Selection.”

This grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Surpless receives Career Award

Dr. Kathleen Surpless of the Geosciences Department has been awarded a $402,985 grant from the National Science Foundation to support her project titled “Testing Models of Cretaceous Cordilleran Paleogeography: An Integrated Provenance Study of Four Basins.” The five-year grant is funded through the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, which supports professors who are likely to become academic leaders in the 21st century.

This grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Press release 9/2009

Trinity awarded NSF Noyce Fellowships, Scholarships

Paul Kelleher, Jeff Nordine, Patricia Norman, of Trinity University’s Department of Education, have successfully solicited two National Science Foundation grants to support the training of teachers in science and mathematics.

The first, Noyce Teaching Fellowships, will provide scholarships and salary supplements to individuals with professional degrees and work experience in STEM fields who are seeking to enter the teaching profession. The total grant amount of $1,487,725 will support ten “career-changers” over 6 years.

The second grant, titled “Noyce Scholarships”, provides $595,643 to support¬† scholarships for Trinity STEM majors to offset the costs of their senior and MAT years.¬† This grant will also support four undergraduate internships each summer to science students who want to work on curriculum development or other education projects.

Both grants also provide administrative and salary support.

The Teaching Fellows grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.