University of Houston Downtown's Program to Support Undergraduate Sustainable Technology and Agricultural Instructional Needs (SUSTAIN). 2019. National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) USDA. PI: L. Morano and co-PI V. Tzouanas. $246,550 over four years.
Adding Mushrooms to Urban Agriculture: Collaboration for Improved Mushroom Cultivation through Research and Education. 2018. UH System Synergy Grants. UH PIs: V. Balan and D. Benhaddou. UHD PI: L. Morano and co-PI V. Tzouanas. $24,000 for UHD.
Peer-Reviewed Short Reports (last 3 years):
Wood, G. Diaz, S., Tzouanas, V. and L. Morano. 2019. Solar Powered Aquaponics: Modeling Real World Solutions through Engineering Technology, paper ID# 25081. 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, June 16-19, 2019. Tampa, Florida.
Gilmore, J., Patterson, S., Morano, L. and V. Tzouanas. 2017. Sustainable Development and Engineering Technology, paper ID#18960. 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, June 25-28th, 2017, Columbus, OH.
Publications (last 3 years):
Morano, L. and V. Tzouanas. 2017. Urban agriculture and sustainability program at Houston's downtown university: Combining new curriculum, hands-on projects, and a hurricane. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. ISSN: 2152-0801 online, 7(4):1-11. https://www.foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/article/view/539
- 2019 UHD Distinguished Faculty Award
- 2018 UHD Excellence in Service Award Finalist
- 2010 UHD Teaching Excellence Award
- 2009 T.V. Munson Award, Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association