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COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

The following grants are currently active
Multidimensional Conservation Laws - Training and Dissemination

Source: 2007 Norman Hackerman Texas Advanced Research Program Grant
Summary: The project is on analysis of solutions to multidimensional systems of conservation laws with an emphasis of introducing this area of mathematics to undergraduate students.
PI: Cleopatra Christiforou (University of Houston)
Co-PI: Dr. Katarina Jegdic (University of Houston - Downtown)
Grant duration: Summer 2008 - Summer 2010
Total amount funded to the UHD: $12,000
Total grant amount: $54,000
Partner school: University of Houston

Research Experiences in Algorithm Design and Analysis for Students in Undergraduate Institutions

Source: NSF
Pi: Dr. Ping Chen
Co-PI: Dr. Shengli Yuan
Grant duration: 06/01/2009 - 05/31/2012; extended through 05/31/2013
Grant amount: $308,288
Grant No: 0851984

UBM-Institutional: Team Research Training Program in Biology and Mathematics

Source:  NSF – UBM Program
PI:   Dr. Edwin Tecarro
Co-PI: Dr. Akif Uzman, Dr. Jeong-Mi Yoon, and Dr. Youn-Sha Chan
Grant duration:  Start on 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2012
Grant amount:  $ 899,750
Grant No: 0734294

UGI- CSTEM

Source: NSF - Undergraduate/Graduate Student Immersion Computer Science and Mathematics Grant
Summary: The UGI-CSTEM program seeks to (1) Increase recruitment and, retention of Computer Science, and Mathematics (CSTEM) students at UHD with a special focus on academically talented but financially disadvantaged (including traditionally underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities); (2) Enhance the undergraduate CSTEM learning environment at UHD to produce high quality and highly competitive undergraduate/graduate students; and (3) Strengthen transition programs to facilitate successful transfer Community Colleges to UHD and from UHD to graduate school.
PI: Dr Ali Berrached, Ph.D.
Co-PI: Richard Aló, Ongard Sirisaengtaksin, Ping Chen ,Craig Cassidy (UH)
Grant No: 0965952
Partner school: University of Houston

The following grants are active via no-cost extensions and/or end in 2009
Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Predication, Faculty and Student - Team Supplement – Summer Internship at Argonne National Laboratory

Source: NSF
PI: Dr. Richard Aló
Senior Personnel/Participants: Dr. Erin Hodgess and 2 students
Grant duration: Summer 2009
Grant mount: $21,000

Parallel Implementation of Graffiti.pc

Source: ORNL/DOE
PI: Dr. Ermelinda DeLaVina
Grant duration: 6/2008 - 8/2012  (extension pending approval)
Grant amount: $176,716

 

NATURAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

The following grants are currently active
Chemistry Departmental Grant

Source:  Robert A. Welch Foundation of Texas
PI: Dr. Byron Christmas and NS Chair: Dr. Azif Uzman
Grant duration:  June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2015 (continuously renewed since 1994)
Grant amount:  $40,000.00 per year
Grant No: BJ-0027

Differential Gene Expression of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa (GB514) in Response to European and American Hybrid
Grapevine Sap

Source: USDA-APHIS
PI: Lisa Morano
Grant duration: 3/1/2011-12/31/2012
Grant amount: $37,900
Grant No: TX PD Research and Education Program, sub award no: 570735

Increasing Geoscience Student Participation and Careers at Minority Institutions (IGSPY): A Collaboration among Minority Institutions, Track 2

Source:  NSF
PI: Dr. Penny Smith
Grant duration:  3 yrs, ending end of Sept 2010; extended through Aug 2012
Grant amount: $799,999
Grant No: 0703585

Increasing Underrepresented in the Nuclear Industries Program (IUNI).

Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
PI: Dr. Mary Jo Parker
CO-PI: Dr. Janusz Grebowicz, Dr. Maria Benavides
Grant duration: 5 Years
Grant amount: $450,000
Grant No: NRC-27-10-1121

Investigation of a Late Jurassic Paired Magmatic Belt (Blue Mountains, NE Oregon):  Evaluation of magmatic growth during contractional orogeny.

Source:  NSF (EAR-0911735)
PI: Dr. Ken Johnson
Grant duration:  06/01/09 to 05/31/12
Grant amount:  $77,594
Grant No: 0911735

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)

Source: Texas Legislature
Summary: To support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a medical education. Student is guaranteed admission to a Texas medical school if all program requirements are met.
 PI: Dr. Tyra Montgomery
Grant duration: 09/01/2009 - 08/31/ 2010 (renewed annually)
Grant amount: $15,000.00
Partner Schools: all nine Texas medical schools.

MARC U*STAR Scholars Program at the University of Houston-Downtown

Source:  National Institute of Health
PI:   Dr. Jerry Johnson
Co-PI: Dr. Akif Uzman
Grant duration:  06/01/2007 – 05/30/2011; no cost extension 06-01-2011 - 12-30-2012
Grant amount:  $964,000
Grant No: 1T34GM079088

New Nanocomposites: Their Preparation, Application, and Curriculum Incorporation to Enhance the Undergraduate Chemistry Degree Plan.

Source:    Society of Analytical Chemists
PI: Dr. Mian Jiang
Grant duration:  2007 - 2010
Grant amount:   $5,100

Rocks to Wine: Connecting Urban Education and Research with the Texas Wine Industry

Source: USDA-NIFA
PI: Lisa Morano
Grant duration: September 2010 – August 2013.
Grant amount: 247,000
Grant No: 2010-38422-21232

Scholarships for Increasing Underrepresented in the Nuclear Industries Program (SHIUNI).

Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
PI: Dr. Janusz Grebowicz
Co-PI: Dr. Maria Benavides , Dr. Mary Jo Parker
Grant duration: 03/01/2012 – 03/01/2014
Grant amount: $200,000
Grant No.: NRC G000688

Struktura biotyczna i funkcjonalna ekosystemów podmorskich źródeł hydrotermalnych w dewonie Maroka (Biotic and functional structure of underwater ecosystems in hydrothermal vents in the Devonian of Morocco).

Source:  Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
PI: Błažej Berkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland); co-PI: Dr. Ken Johnson (UHD), Zdzisław Bełka (AMU), Stanisław Skompski (AMU)
Grant duration:  2009 - 2012
Grant amount:  173,690 zł (equivalent to $56,078)

Scholarship Program for the UHD/CST Scholars Academy

Source:  NSF - S-STEM
PI:   Dr. Akif Uzman
Grant duration: 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2010; no cost extension 10-1-2012 - 10-1-2012
Grant amount:  $552,000
Grant No: 0728408

Thermal Properties of Hydrocarbon Bearing Rocks

Source:  Shell Oil
PI: Dr. Janusz Grebowicz
Grant duration:  2007 - 2010
Grant amount:   $52,500
Grant No: Shell’s Contract/Purchase number 4510404335

UHD Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Source: NSF - Noyce Teacher Scholarship
PI: Brad Hoge
Co-PI: Dr. Akif Uzman , Dr. Ron Barnes, Dr. Brad Hoge, Dr. Jon Aoki
Grant duration:  Starts on 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2014
Grant amount:  $889,010
Grant No: 0934913

The following grants are active via no-cost extensions and/or end in 2009:
Equipping an Integrative Molecular Life Science Lab to Enhance UCSS/STEM

Source: Department of Defense
PI: Dr. Akif Uzman
Co-PI: Larry Spears
Grant duration:  10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008 (Equipment Grant); no-cost extension through 04/30/2010
Grant amount:   $489,000
Grant No: W911NF-07-1-0584

Enhancement of the UHD College of Science and Technology Scholars Academy

Source: Brown Foundation
PI: Dr. Larry Spears
Grant duration:  2007 - 2009
Grant amount: $900,000

Expanding Pathways to Success in Science at UHD and SJCN

Source:  NSF – STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
PI: Dr. Larry Spears
Co-PI: Dr. Akif Uzman, Sarah Janes, Scott Slough, Dr. Suzette Mouchaty
Grant duration:  10/1/2003 - 9/30/2008; no-cost extension through 09/30/2009
Grant amount:  $1,965,428
Grant No: 0336612

Urban Outreach Programming Space Science: A collaborative Effort between NASA, Hispanic serving and Black Universities, and School-age Minority Students.

Source: NASA
PI: Dr. Penny Smith
Grant duration:  3 yrs-no cost, extension, ending Nov 2009
Grant amount:   $810,000
Grant No: NNG04GD68G

UHD Urban Center for Student Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Source:  U.S. Army Research Office
PI: Dr. Larry Spears
Co-PI: Dr. Akif Uzman
Grant duration:  10/1/2003 - 9/30/2008; no-cost extension through October 31, 2009
Grant amount:  $3,986,000
Grant No: W911NF-04-1-0024

CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION (CCSDS)

‘FEMPROF - Advancing Females to Professoriate in computing’

Source: CAHSI, the NSF supported Computing alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions http://cahsi.cs.utep.edu/
Summary: To increase number of female students that continue doctoral studies in computing.
PI: Dr. Richard Aló
Co-PI: Dr. Sangeeta Gad
Grant duration:  02/01/2009 - 01/31/2011
Grant amount: $161,825
Partner schools: University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

CI-TEAM Implementation Project: Minority Serving Institution (MSI)-Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Empowerment Coalition (MSI-CIEC)

Source: NSF CI-TEAM
Summary: Prepares current and next generation scientists at MSI’s to use, support, deploy, develop or design CI.
PI: Dr. Richard Aló
Co-PI: Geoffrey Fox, Algirdas Kuslikis, Alexander Ramirez, Karl Barnes, Diane Baxter
Grant duration: 10/01/2006 - 09/30/2010.
Total amount funded to UHD: $721,000
Grant amount: $900,000
Partner/Collaborating Institutions: American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, University of California-San Diego Super Computer Center
Grant No: 0636352

Collaborative Research: Tablet PC based Indexed Captioned Searchable Videos for STEM Coursework

Source: NSF CCLI-Phase 2 (Expansion)
Summary: The project goal is to automatically generate enhanced lecture videos, with logical index points, text captions, and keyword search capability, and evaluate their usefulness in light of student learning outcomes.
PI: Richard Aló
Grant duration: Started 07/15/2008, ending 07/31/2011.
Total Amount funded to UHD: $40,286
Total grant amount: $40,286

Collaborative Research: BPC-DP: Paving the Road to Professorship for Female Students

Source: NSF – Broadening Participation in Computing
Summary: To establish a model of significantly increasing the number of undergraduate female, especially Hispanic, students that pursue a professorship career in computing.
PI: Richard Aló
Co-PI: Sangeeta Gad
Grant duration: 02/01/2008 - 01/31/2011
Grant amount: $177,825
Grant No: 0739213

The following grants are active via no-cost extensions and/or end in 2009:
SGER: Alliance for Enhanced Computing Education Bridges (AECEB)

Source: NSF – ITR –Broadening Participation
Summary: To explore the potential for an alliance of the Center for Computational Science and Advanced Distributed Simulation at the University of Houston-Downtown, the San Diego Supercomputing Center, and the West Houston Center for Science and Engineering of the Houston Community College System to significantly impact the number of Hispanic students earning post secondary degrees in computing.
PI: Richard Aló
Co-PI: Bartlett Sheinberg, Diane Baxter
Grant duration: Started 10/01/2007, ending 09/30/2009
Total Amount funded to UHD:
Total grant amount: $31,945
Partner schools/organizations: San Diego Supercomputing Center, West Houston Science and Engineering Center of HCC System.
Award No: 0739194

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