Montana State University
Awards made in 2004

Below find a comprehensive, chronological list of grants and awards for women faculty and students (Name, MSU Department, Agency name, Title of grant, Amount). For stories and more information see Award News.

Recent Grants - December 2004

Weedon, Seldon and Pamela Forster, MSU Fire Services Training School, “Needs Assessment of USAR Capabilities,” $49,934.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, “Lone Mountain Retreat: Anticipating the Role of Emerging Technologies in Science Education,” $10,812.

Haynes, Deborah, Health & Human Development, National Council on Economic Education, “NCEE Teacher Training,” $14,848.

Haynes, Deborah, Health & Human Development, National Council on Economic Education, “NCEE Best Practices,” $9,840.

Pilgeram, Alice, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Transportation, “Using Odorants as Tools to Detect Dyed-Diesel,” $46,000.

Weinert, Clarann and Robert Kelley, Center for Research on Chronic Health Conditions, University of Wyoming, “Enhancing Undergraduate Opportunities in Biomedical Research,” $29,821.

Recent Grants - November 2004

Clairmont, Joel, and Sue Blodgett, Entomology, University of Wyoming, “EIRP Professional Development,” $3,000.

Gerlach, Robin, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Center for Innovation, Inc., “DOD Biofilm Based Remediation,” $131,500.

Goetting, Marsha, and Vince Smith, Ag Econ and Econ, USDA RMA, “Planning for the Passing of Agricultural Reservation Land to Avoid Further Fractionation,” $75,000.

Kaya, Kathy, and Maryanne Hansen, Libraries, National Agriculture Library, “Empowering Communities: Enhancing the Dissemination of Information and Technology Skills,” $15,000.

Luebeck, Jennifer, and Jean Howard, Mathematical Sciences, MT Office of Public Instruction, “Creating Opportunities in Mathematics for Exemplary Teaching,” $8,772.

Paul, Lynn, Health & Human Development, US Department Of Agriculture, “Tribal-based HACCP and Basic Meat Microbiology Training,” $40,000.

Pilgeram, Alice, Plant Pathology, Montana Dept of Transportation, “Using Odorants as Tools to Detect Dyed-diesel … ,” $46,000 Pre-Award.

Seifert, Chris, KUSM, Public Broadcasting System, PBS.org Companion Web Site to Ken Burn’s Lewis & Clark,” $5,000.

Seifert, Chris, KUSM, Wisconsin Public Television, “WPT Almost Home Montana,” $1,500.

Seifert, Chris, KUSM, PBS Ready to Learn, “PBS Ready to Learn Year 5,” $70,000.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing, Gilhousen Family Foundation, “Understanding Linkages Between Spirituality and Suicide,” $50,000.

Recent Grants - October 2004

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, Office of Public Instruction, “Team Nutrition Training Grant 2004-06,” $180,274.

Billedeaux, Verna, Blackfeet Reservation Extension Office, University of Wyoming, “WSARE Professional Development Program – EIRP Blackfeet,” $3,000.

Bowman, Janice, and Tom Blake, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA CSREES, “Feed Barley for Rangeland Cattle,” $691,831.

Dennee, Phyllis, HHD/Extension Food & Nutrition, MT Dept of Public Health & Human Services, “Food Stamp Nutrition Education, 2004-2005,” $887,846.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, National Park Service, “Monitoring Protocols for the Greater Yellowstone Inventory,” $130,221.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, US Fish and Wildlife Service, “Laboratory Studies on the impact of load following on listed …,” $150,000.

McClure, Marcella, Microbiology, NIH, “A Bioinformatic Approach to Inferring Protein Contacts,” $203,950.

Maxwell, Bruce, John Antle, Richard Aspinall, and Lisa Rew, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, USDA Economic Research Service, “Development and integrating tools for assessing the impacts of invasive plants for prioritization of management on federal lands,” $238,322.

Warford, Billie and Elizabeth Hancock, Health & Human Development – Early Childhood Project, DPHHS – Early Childhood Services Bureau, “Early Care and Education Professional Development,” $243,600 and 25,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, “Holocene fire-climate-vegetation linkages in western mid-latitude forests of North and South America,” $35,000.

Recent Grants - September 2004

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, MT Dept of Public Health & Human Services, “Montana Nutrition & Physical Activity Program,” $413,149.

Brewer, Tracy, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA, “Montana SKEEN Institute – Brewer 04,” $194,297.

Clark, Janet, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, NPS Intermountain Region, “Conduct Gardiner Basin Native Vegetation/Ungulate Winter Range,” $5,000.

Eidswick, Jaime and Douglas Galarus, Western Transportation Institute, Yellowstone National Park, $250,000.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse/Project WET, MT Dept of Environmental Quality, “Water Quality Education and Outreach,” $146,574.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse/Project WET, US Environmental Protection Agency, “Tools for Wetland Protection Conference & Building a Western Strategy,” $45,000.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse/Project WET, Montana State Library, “GIS Training for DES Coordinators,” $9,486.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, U.S. Geological Survey, “Linking Long-Term Local and Regional Climatic Variation to … ,” $62,000.

Nelson, Dennis and Jeanne Moe, Watercourse/Project WET, Bureau of Land Management, “Project Archeology Curriculum Project,” $10,000.

Rusoff, Anne and Sara Young, AIRO, National Institutes of Health , “Bridging Tribal Colleges to MSU,” $206,478.

Tanner, Kathy, Community Involvement, University of Montana, “MSU Campus Core 2004-2005,” $22,487 Pre-Award.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, USDA Forest Service, “Historical fire regimes of the Willamette Valley: providing a long-term context for fire and fuels management,” $60,230.

Recent Grants - August 2004

Beck, Carina, Career Services, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, “Erika Peckham Internship,” $8,739.

Wraith, Jon, and Janet Clark, Land Resources and Plant Management, USDI Bureau of Land Management, “Center for Invasive Plant Management,” $889,000.

Dunkel, Florence, Entomology, USDA CSREES, “Discovery Based Undergraduate Opportunities: Collaborative Research,” $298,876.

Weedon, Seldon and Pamela Forster, Fire Services Training School, Dept of Homeland Security, “DHS NFA Training Grant,” $28,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Biology, Dept of Interior – BLM, “Partner to Implement Statewide Campaign,” $17,830.

Hansen, Andrew and Linda Phillips, Ecology, National Council of Air and Stream Improvement, “Biodiversity Potential in the Pacific and Inland Northwest: Phase II – Applications to Industry Planning Areas,” $45,808.

Redman, Regina, Rusty Rodriguez, Richard Stout, and Joan Henson, Microbiology, National Science Foundation, “Evolution and survival of plants in high stress environments through adaptive symbiosis,” $207,015.

Starkey, Jean, Microbiology, MT Board of Research and Commercialization, “Imaging studies to test the Efficacy of targeted Photodynamic Therapy for the Noninvasive Treatment of …”, $160,263.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, University Collaborative Research Program Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, “Establishing a Chronology for postgradlacial forest development in the biologically diverse Klamath Mountains, northern California,” $1,500.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, Yellowstone National Park, “Climatic and ecohydrologic variability of the Northern Range …”, $25,300.

Jacobsen, Barry, Nina Zidack, and Cliff Bradley, Plant Sciences, MT Board of Research and Commercialization, “Commercialization of BmJ as a Broad Spectrum Microbial Disease Control Agent,” $104,400.

Recent Grants - July 2004

Boles, Jane, Animal & Range Sciences, Food Safety Inspection Service/USDA, “New interventions and verification for the control of pathogens in the processing of jerky,” $30,403.

Callan, Nancy, Western Ag Research Center, USDA, “Fungicide Efficacy for Dill Blight,” $3,000.

Dungan, Erica Howe, Art, National Endowment for the Humanities, “Contemporary Approaches to Assemblage,” $6,400.

Dunkel, Florence, Entomology, USAID, “Higher Education Partnerships for African Development,” $399,984.

Eidswick, Jaime, Western Transportation Institute, MT Dept of Transportation, “MDT/WTI Liaison,” $40,000.

Erickson, Joanne, Education, Wallace Foundation, “State Action for Educational Leadership Project II,” $570,000.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, National Park Service – Glacier National Park, “Write Information pamphlets on current research efforts in Glacier National Park that inform management decisions,” $4,512.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, LigoCyte, “Baculovirus Research Training Agreement,” $6,000.

Jacobsen, Jeffrey, and Kim Goodwin, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Center for Invasive Plant Management, $20,000.

Keddington, Linda, Animal & Range Sciences, Montana Department of Livestock, “Montana Department of Livestock website,” $24,950.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, MT Water Center, “Evaluation of increased survival of Young-of-the Year Wild Rainbow trout in the Upper Madison River,” $9,571.

McClure, Cynthia, Chemistry and Biochemistry, American Chemical Society, “Women in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, at the ACS National …,” $1,200.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, “Role of zic1/opl in Neural Patterning and in Mid-/hindbrain Boundary formation,” $120,000.

Miles, Mary, Health and Human Development, Pacific Mountain Affiliate of the American Heart Association, “Downregulation of inflammation: Are individuals at risk for CHD less capable of turning off the inflammatory process?” $198,000.

Rew, Lisa and Shana Wood, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, “Intermountain Region Weed Inventory and Mapping Program,” $51,683.

Rew, Lisa, Bruce Maxwell and Fabian Menalled, Land Resoruces and Environmental Sciences, National Commission of Science and Sustainability, “Understand how forest management practices affect species in …, $97,816.

Peterson, Robert, David Weaver and Sharlene Sing, Entomology, MT Dept. of Agriculture, “A Pilot Project to Demonstrate the Feasibility of Managing Toadflax with Biological Control in Burned Areas,” $27,233.

Spangler, Brenda, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Sensopath Technologies, Inc., “Kits for the Detection of Pathogens,” $14,539.

Taylor, Suzanne, Extension Services, MT Dept. Of Agriculture, “2004 Noxious Weed Publications,” $6,100.

Zabinski, Catherine and Mari Eggers, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, NSF/U of MT, “UMEB: Project TRAIN: Training American Indians in Environmental Biology,” $15,000.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, North Coast and Cascades Learning Network, National Park Service, “Recreation Impacts on Soil Structure and Function,” $14,865.

Recent Grants - June 2004

Ballard, Elizabeth, Western Transportation Institute, City of Bozeman, “Montana Four City Parking Generation/Land Use,” $5,000.

Young, Mark, and Sarah Boomer, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, National Science Foundation, $62,595 Pre-Award.

Hardy, Amanda, Western Transportation Institute, MT Department of Transportation, “Bozeman Pass Wildlife Channelization ITS Project,” $208,000.

Cherry, John, and Kim Keating, Math Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, $42,011.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, MT Water Center, “Myxobolus cerebralis is a pristine environment: The role of American white pelicans as a dispersal vector,” $17,620.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, MT Water Center, “Use of high resolution thermal imagery as a tool to local Tubifex ….”, $39,453.

Obbink, Kim, Burns Telecommunications Center, Department of Education, “A National Model for Online Professional Development for Science,” $248,525.

Maxwell, Bruce and Lisa Rew, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Center for Invasive Plant Management, “Yellow Toadflax Population Dynamics in Different Environments,” $4,989.

Rupp, Gretchen, MT Water Center, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, “Whirling Disease Initiative,” $948,467.

Seifert, Chris, KUSM TV, National Center for Outreach, UWEX, “NCO Constructive Community Responses in the Northwest,” $3,800.

Starkey, Jean, Microbiology, MT Board of Research and Commercialization, “Imaging studies to test the Efficacy of targeted Photodynamic Therapy for the Noninvasive Treatment of …”, $160,263 Pre-Award.

Zidack, Nina, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, MT Bureau of Land Management, “Biological Control of Weeds with Plant Pathogens on Public Lands,” $10,040.

Recent Grants - May 2004

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks, “Parker Powell 2004 FWP Internship,” $4,711; and “Ashley Beyer 2004 FWP Internship,” $4,711.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MT Department of Commerce, “Thomas Fox 2004 MT DOC Internship,” $4,277.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks, “Jared Lampton 2004 FWP Internship,” $3,944.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, MSE Inc., “Luke Mauritsen 2004 MSE Internship,” $10,200.

Beck, Carina, Career Services, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, “Erika Peckham Internship,” $8,739.36 (Pre-Award).

Lanier, Will, and Sue Blodgett, Entomology, National Park Service, “Integrated Pest Management Plan for Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Powell County Museum,” $5,000.

Dungan, Erica, Art, National Endowment For The Arts, “Artists as Activists,” $8,000

Eckhoff, Joyce, Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, “Early generation durum selection and germplasm improvement,” $10,000.

Bergman, Jerald, and Joyce Eckhoff, Eastern Agricultural Research Center, Joint Sidney Sugars, Inc. / MonDak, “Sugarbeet Production Research,” $19,529.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, USGS-BRD Glacier Field Station, “Linking Long-Term Local and Regional Climatic Variation to Physical and Ecosystem Processes,” $62,000. (Pre-Award)

Halonen, Sandra, Microbiology, NIH-BRIN, “Interferon y inhabitation of Toxoplasma gondii in astrocytes,” $25,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, MT Dept. of Agriculture, “2005 & 2006 Calendar Noxious Weed Education,” $31,003.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, MT Dept. of Agriculture, “Update Montana Weed Management Plan Public Relations Program for Summit Steering Committee,” $56,014.

Lund, Priscilla, Education, Salish Kootenai College, “Evaluation of Efforts to Implement Elementary Teacher Education,” $10,000.

Nash, Deanna, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, “Improved Quality of Montana Hard Red and Hard White Wheats,” $25,000.

Pilgeram, Alice, and Dave Sands, Plant Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, “Endemic Rust Pathogens for Biocontrol,” $26,703.

Recent Grants - April 2004

Ballard, Elizabeth, Western Transportation Institute, Modoc county Transportation Commission, “Modoc Rural Trip Planning Tool Concept of Operations,” $10,000.

Codd, Sara, Joseph Seymour and Giles Cokelet, Chemical Engineering, MSU NASA EPSCoR, “NMR Microscopy Measurements of Colloid Suspension,” $34,398.

Foreman, Christine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Proposal: Biogeochemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter in Pony Lake, Ross Island,” $188,906.

Hardy, Amanda, Western Transportation Institute, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, “Assessment of Wildlife-Transportation Impacts and Prioritization of Potential Migration Efforts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem,” $6,311.

Peterson, Mary, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Cultural Trust, “Operational Support,” $15,000.

Sands, David, and Alice Pilgeram, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Dept of Agriculture, “Novel uses for amino acids in weed control,” $35,947.

Pritchard, Sara, History & Philosophy, National Science Foundation, “Recreating the Rhone,” $1,891.

Young, Sara, AIRO, College of Letters and Science, “BRIN Support for Initiative for Minority Student Development,” $12,900.

Recent Grants - March 2004

Ward, David, and Janet Ambrose, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, “MSU Thermal Biology Institute, “Linking TBI Science with Yellowstone’s Educational Expertise and Venues,” $150,000.

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, MT Department of Public Health and Human Resources, “Native American, School Nutrition, Diabetes,” $10,000.

Brewer, Tracy, Animal & Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, “Joe Skeen Rangeland Restoration,” $191,688.

Camper, Anne, College of Engineering, National Science Foundation, “International: Modeling the Survival and Potential Proliferation of …,” $5,100.

Clark, Janet, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, USDA APHIS, “Invitational Workshop to Determine the Status and Needs for the …,” $30,000.

Clark, Janet, Land Resources & Environ Sciences, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, “Protecting Montana Agriculture and Environment from Invasive Weeds,” $101,200.

Codd, Sara, Chemical Engineering, National Science Foundation, NMR Microscopy of Microfluidics and Structure-Function in Bio…,” $387,498.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, MSU Northwest Ag Experiment Center, “Gluten-free and High-value Cereal Products,” $12,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, “Value-Added Crops for Irrigated & Dryland Production in Montana,” $96,000.

Filipovich, Karen, Watercourse/Project Wet, Bureau of Reclamation, “Water Conservation Education BOR,” $20,084.

Keddington, Linda, Animal & Range Sciences, USDA, “Livestock and Wildlife Interactions,” $14,370.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, MSU Water Center, “Interactions Between Potamopyrgus Antipoarum,” $11,194.

Hiscock, Bill, and Michelle Larson, Physics, NASA, “MIMIC-Multiconsortium Mars,” $25,000.

McClure, Marcie, Microbiology, NIH-NIAID, “Computer Based Sequence Analysis and RNA Virus Evolution,” $247,625.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Center, U.S. Geological Survey, “Assistance to Water Resources Research Institutes,” $87,523.

Surber, Lisa, Animal & Range Sciences, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, “Developing Improved Hay Barley Varieties for Montana,” $36,764.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources & Environ Sciences, University of Montana, “ADVANCE: The University of Montana,” $52,745.

Recent Grants - February 2004

Obbink, Kim, Burns Telecommunications Center, U.S. Dept. of Education, "U.S. Arabic Distance Learning Network," $26,103.

Kuntz, Sandra, and Wade Hill, College of Nursing, University of Montana, "Basic Biodefense for Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health," $34,871.

Recent Grants - January 2004

Goeres, Darla, and Martin Hamilton, Center for Biofilm Engineering, MT Board of Research & Commercialization, “Research Support for the Manufacturing and Marketing of the Drip Flow Biofilm Reactor,” $146,608.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, USDA, “Antiviral Signaling Mechanisms,” $240,000.

Hyman, Linda, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, NASA, “Genotypic and Phenotypic Changes in Yeast,” $36,000.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, MSU BRIN, “Role of Zic1/opi in Neural Patterning,” $15,000.

Miles, Mary, Health and Human Development, MSU BRIN, “Downregulation of Inflammation: Risk of CHD,” $19,816.

Seifert, Chris, KUSM, Twin Cities Public Television, “The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimers,” $10,000.

Young, Linda, Ag Econ & Econ, National Science Foundation, “The WTO and Food Aid; Preserving Humanitarian and Development,” $50,000 Pre-Award.