Montana State University
Awards made in 2006

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 2006

Blodgett, Sue, Animal & Range Sciences, University of Davis, "Montana Pest Information Network," $24,228.

Codd, Sarah, Mechanical Engineering, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, "Acquisition of Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Equipment," $426,000.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Montana Health Research and Education, "MOU between Montana Health Research and Education Foundation and Montana State Office of Rural Health," $45,000.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "Montana 2007 Military 4-H Club Grant," $30,000.

Rupp, Gretchen, MT Water Resource Center, US Environmental Protection Agency, "Small Water Technical Assistance Center," $492,600.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, Inland Northwest Research Alliance, "INRA Water Research Consortium," $61,040.

Recent Grants - November 2006

Goetting, Marsha A., Agricultural Economics & Economics, US Department Of Agriculture, "Risk Management Educ: Avoiding Fractionantion/Res. Lands," $35,284.

Graham, Frances M., MT Water Resource Center, Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality, "Wetland Stewardship Education in Montana," $45,300.

Miles, Mary P., Health & Human Development, University of Massachusetts, "Clinical Trial Investigation: Proposal to Study Effects of Oral Glucosamine Supplementation on Muscle Soreness, Recovery, and Inflammation," $30,594.

Stein, Mary J., Health & Human Development, Amazing Grains Cooperative, "Amazing Grains SBIR Phase 1," $3,125.

Recent Grants - October 2006

Bark, Katie, Health & Human Development, Montana Office of Public Instruction, “2006 Montana Team Nutrition Training Grant,” $180,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce L., AES EARC, South Dakota State University, “FHB Epidemiology on Spring Wheat in SD (Collaborator Doing Barley Plots),” $2,000.

Gallagher, Susan M., Western Transportation Institute, US Department Of Transportation, “Education - New UTC Year 1,” $350,000.

Graumlich, Lisa J., Big Sky Institute, National Park Service, “Editing and Layout for Rocky Mountain Network Phase III Report - Draft Monitoring Plan,” $10,194.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, US Fish and Wildlife Service, “Montana's Statewide Noxious Weed Awareness & Education Campaign,” $11,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Gallatin Conservation District, “2007 Noxious Weed Calendar - GCD,” $7,500.

Peterson, Robert K., and Paula Macedo, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, US Army Space & Missile Defense, “Environmental Fate of Mosquito Insecticides Used as Space Sprays and Associated Human Health Risk Assessments,” $ 183,706.

Bauder, James W., Lucy Marshall, Holly Sessoms, and Suzanne Carrithers (Roffe), Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, US Cooperative State Research, “Reducing Irrigation Return Flow Contributions to Rural Drinking Water Supply and Drainage to the Yellowstone River,” $100,000.

Hiscock, William A., and Donna Minton, Physics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD),” $40,000.

Sherick, Heidi M., Sheree Watson, and Carolyn Plumb, Dean of Engineering, National Science Foundation, “EASE Enhancing Access Scholarships in Engineering and Computer Science,” $368,645.

Sing, Sharlene E., Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Nebraska at Kearney, “RELEASE: Risk Evaluation Learning to Explore Alien Species Establishment,” $52,378.

Sing, Sharlene E., and David Weaver, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Idaho, “Developing guidelines to assist land managers with implementation and assessment of biological control of Dalmatian and yellow toadflax using Mecinus janthinus, an introduced sstem-mining weevil,” $21,780.

Recent Grants - September 2006

Hardy, Michele , Veterinary Molecular Biology, U.S. Department of Defense, "Hardy Oral Adjuvants Yr. 3," $269,489.

Higgins, Susan, Montana Water Resource Center, Environmental Protection Agency, "Regional Geographic Initiative - Montana Watershed," $21,484.

Capalbo, Susan, Research, National Science Foundation, "Big Sky Leadership Initiative to Advance Women into Careers in Research Leadership," $299,222.

Jacobs, Gwen, Computational Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, "Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biology Program," $1,600,000.

Jacobs, Gwen, Bridget Garnesy, and Ben White, Computational Biology, Montana Board of Research and Commercialization, "NeuroSys: Innovative Computer Software for Rapid Database Generation," $200,000.

Graumlich, Lisa, and Henry Diaz, Big Sky Institute, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, "Second Mountain Climate Workshop," $10,000.

Hardy, Amanda, and Douglas Galarus, Western Transportation Institute, Virginia Department of Transportation, "An Integrated PDA/GPS System to Collect Standardized Road-Kill Data," $30,000.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, "U.S. Natural Resources Conservation, Protecting Eastern Montana Rangelands from Invasive Weeds," $74,919.

Lamb, Peggy and Gregg Carlson, AES NARC, Institute for Biobased Products, "Oilseed Crops for General Dryland Adaptation," $23,450.

Winters, Charlene, Nursing, Health Resources and Services, "Descriptive Analysis of the Health Status of a National Asbestos-Related Disease Cohort," $149,994.

Weedon, Seldon and Pamela Forster, FSTS Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, "DHS NFA Training Grant," $28,000.

Aaron Pruitt and Lisa Titus, KUSM State Base Fund, Greater Montana Foundation, "11th and Grant with Eric Funk 2006/2007," $6,000.

Dennee, Phyllis, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Food Stamp Nutrition Program Non-Reservation," $425,044.

Dennee, Phyllis, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Food Stamp Nutrition Program Reservation," $231,222.

Sing, Sharlene, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, "Fire Effects on Noxious Weeds: Evaluation of Integrated Dalmation Toadflax Management in Fire-Affected Forest and Range," $3,500.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Point Defects Created by Radiation in Non-Linear Optical Crystals Used for Space-Based Laser Systems," $110,045.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Montana Water Resource Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "Wild Fish Habitat Initiative Phase V," $485,000.

Stein, Mary, Dean of Agriculture Office, Institute for Biobased Products,"Product Development, Sensory Evaluation, Compositional Testing and Label Development for Three Montana Products," $24,845.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Institute for Biobased Products, "Gluten Free Crops," $3,000.

Blodgett, Sue, and Kevin O'Neill, Animal and Range Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Alfalfa Seed Management Pocket Guide 2007," $5,787.

Pilgeram, Alice, Plant Sciences, Institute for Biobased Products, "Cold-refined Omega-3 Camelina Oil and Improvement of the Nutritional Value of Baked Products and Spreads (peanut butter)," $24,000.

Pilgeram, Alice, Plant Sciences, Institute for Biobased Products, "Value-added Omega-3 products from Goats and Dairy Cows ," $20,000.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Network," $13,530.

Graumlich, Lisa, and Cathie Jean, Big Sky Institute, National Park Service, "Monitoring Protocols for the Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Program. Prepare, test and report on Arid land Soil Stability & Structure Monitoring Protocol." "$44,664.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "Voyich COBRE Start Up," $21,225.

Recent Grants - August 2006

Blodgett, Sue, Animal and Range Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Evaluation of Spring Wheat for Hessian Fly Infestation and Tolerance," $4,675.

Carleton-Hug, Annelise, Science Math Resource Center, National Park Service, "Windows into Wonderland eTrip Evaluation," $20,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Early Generation Durum Selection and Germplasm Improvement," $10,000, "Evaluation of Small Grains for Ethanol Production," $5,000, and Evaluation of Various Materials and Practices Contributing Toward Economic Crop Production Under Flexible, Continuous and Other Cropping Systems in Montana, $18,000.

Goeres, Darla, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, "Research Support for the Development and Manufacturing of a Rapid Biofilm Analysis Test Kit," $75,125.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Coordinated weed-free border protection," $10,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Partner-Statewide Noxious Weed Awareness & Education Campaign," $90,000.

Huang, Yikun, Electrical Engineering, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, "Smart Adaptive Antennas for Wireless Communications," $199,431.

Johnston, Mareike, Plant Sciences, American Malting Barley Association, "Epidemiology and Control of Barley Leaf Diseases Caused by Fungal Pathogens," $6,000.

Johnson, Mareike, Plant Sciences, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Precise Phenotyping for Barley Stripe Rust Resistance Gene Introgression," $9,800.

McKamey, Sheldon, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Cultural Trust, "Opening Doors for School Children," $7,100.

Shanahan, Elizabeth, Political Science, Inland Northwest Research Alliance, "INRA Needs Assessment Project," $11,629.

Sherman, Jamie, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Breeding Between Market Classes of Wheat," $40,000.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "Role of the SaeR/S gene regulatory system in S.aureaus pathogenesis," $264,244.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing, National Institute of Health, "Rural Chronically III Women: Online Support Network," $318,375.

Young, Linda, Political Science, Washington State University, "Promoting Open Agricultural Markets through Capacity Building in Developing Countries," $176,112.

Recent Grants - July 2006

Brewer, Tracy, Animal and Range Sciences, Utah State University, "Does Timing of Defoliation Affect Spotted Knapweed Seed Viability and Germination?" $22,040.

Chafey, Kathleen, College of Nursing, Health Resources and Services, "CO-OP II: Healthy Futures Through Workforce Diversity," $312,941.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences, USDA Forest Service, "Assessment of Post-Fire Treatments to Restore Whitebark Pine Forest," $5,000.

Foreman, Christine, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana Space Grant Consortium, "Bacterial Pigments: Examining their potential role as cryo- and ultraviolet radiation protectants," $29,305.

Goetting, Marsha, Agricultural Economics and Economics, Washington State University, "The Financial Risks of Dying Without a Will in Montana," $40,000.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Weed alert fact sheets," $5,400.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, National Science Foundation, "A novel approach for improving records of long-term, multi-scale snowpack variability in western North America," $89,267.

Hyman, Linda, WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Washington, "WWAMI Medical Education Program," $8,100.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, Montana Water Center, "Myxobolus Cerebralis Risk to Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Related to Variation in T. Tubifex Abundance and Susceptibility - Continuation in Year 2," $44,905.

Marlow, Clayton and Sarah Rothschiller, Animal and Range Sciences, "National Park Service, "Wetland Mapping and Impacts of Irrigation on Wetlands Elk Ranch," $4,080.

McGlynn, Brian, Kristin Gardner, and Pete Schade, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "Upper Gallatin Watershed Nutrient Assessment: Phase II," $66,000.

Moore, Frances, MT Water Resources Center, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "NPS Watershed Education," $75,290.

Nash, Deanna, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, "Improved Quality of Montana Hard Red and Hard White Wheat," $30,000.

Peck, Walter and Alice Pilgeram, Dean of Agriculture, U.S. Cooperative State Research, "Institute for Biobased Products (WD 2006-06124)," $520,336.

Pruitt, Aaron and Lisa Titus, KUSM State Base Fund, Greater Montana Foundation, "Montana Focus News and Public Affairs Segments 2006/2007 Season," $6,500.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University Bozeman, "Voyich MOU," $15,000.

Zabinski, Cathy, Richard Stout, and Ylva Lekberg, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Space Grant Consortium, "Utilizing existing temperature and CO2 gradients within Yellowstone National Park to elucidate symbiotic plant-fungal responses to global environmental change," $31,245.

Recent Grants - June 2006

Bauder, James, and Holly Sessoms, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bureau of Reclamation, "Water Monitoring and Management Projects," $81,434.

Billedeaux, Verna, Animal & Range Sciences, University of Wyoming, "Implementation of SARE Professional EIRP - Billedeaux," $3,000.

Broderick, Joan, Chemistry, National Institute of Health, "Evaluation of Alternate Anti-Icing and Deicing Compounds Using Sodium," $260,735.

Graumlich, Lisa, Big Sky Institute, U.S. Geological Survey, "Developing a Regional Information Node for the 6-State Mountain Prairie Region," $146,500.

Kerans, Billie, and Thomas McMahon, Ecology, Montana Water Center, "An ecological assessment of large-scale spatial and temporal patterns of whirling disease risk and salmonid population," $245,605.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, U.S. Army Research Office, "Multifrequency system for the study of defects in solids," $264,886.

Kott, Rodney, Patrick Hatfield, and Virginia Nollmeyer, Animal & Range Sciences, U.S. Cooperative State Research, "Wool Research, TX, WY, and MT 2006," $27,542.

Perez, Kathleen, Animal & Range Sciences, University of Wyoming, "Implementation of SARE Professional EIRP - Perez," $3,000.

Sands, David, Alice Pilgeram, and James Jacobs, Plant Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Novel Uses for Amino Acids in Weed Control," $34,900.

Rew, Lisa, and Tracy Dougher, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Center for Invasive Plant Management, "The Use of a Native Plant Sod Buffer," $5,000.

Kott, Rodney, Patrick Hatfield, James Moore, and Lisa Surber, Animal & Range Sciences, U.S. Cooperative State Research, "Montana Sheep Institute 2006-2008, $551,759.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, National Park Service, "Mammoth Crystal Springs Sediment Core Collection and Analysis, Yellowstone National Park, $36,873.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, U.S. Forest Service, "Historical Disturbance (insects and fire) of forests within the Sawtooth," $10,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, National Park Foundation, "Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Subalpine Forest Fire Regimes During the Late Holocene, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, $120,000.

Recent Grants - May 2006

Dungan, Erica, Art, U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, "Access to Artistic Excellence," $9,200.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Montana Water Resource Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "Whirling Disease Initiative 06-07," $985,386.

Graumlich, Lisa, and Stephen Gray, Big Sky Institute, National Park Service, "Development of a Conceptual Framework for Climate Products for Intermountain I & M," $20,034.

Higgins, Susan, Montana Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "Montana Watersheds, Headwaters to a Continent," $5,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "2008 Noxious Weed Education Calendar," ($17,600) and "2006 Publications" ($5,000).

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, Bureau of Reclamation, "Snake River Physa Survey and Study," $43,117.

Kelly, Michael and Suzanne Lassacher, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "A High Fidelity Driving Simulator as a Tool for Design and Evaluation of Highway Infrastructure Upgrades," $26,202.

Bauder, James and Holly Sessons, and Kimberly Herschberger, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Natural Resources, "Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge Salinity Impact Review," $30,000.

Sing, Charlene, and David Weaver, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bureau of Indian Affairs, "Biological Control of Noxious Weeds," $7,500.

Sing, Charlene, and James Jacobs, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Integrating herbicides and biocontrol to manage Dalmation Toadflax," $21,392.

Tian, Mingzhen and Wm. Babbitt, Physics, U.S. Army Research Office, "Quantum Computing in Rare-Earth Doped Crystals," $172,366.

Recent Grants - April 2006

Billedeaux, Verna, Extension Agent, MSU Agricultural Economics & Economics, "Risk Management Estate Planning Education Planning to Avoid Fractionalization," $6,985.

Juliar, Kristin, Office of Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, "NRHA Technical Assistance Grant," $9,500.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, U.S. Civilian Research and Development, "Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Crystals - Application to Wavelength - Conversion Devices," $6,000.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "Role of zic1/opl in neural patterning and in mid-/hindbrain boundary formation," $369,398.

Miettinen-Granger, Heidi, Microbiology, American Heart Association, "Characterization of the functional differences of naturally-occuring formyl peptide receptor variants in human neutrophils," $198,000.

Sexson, Lynda, History and Philosophy, Montana Committee for the Humanities, "ABC: Alphabet, Book, Child," $2,200.

Recent Grants - March 2006

Broderick, Joan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Michigan State University, "Exploring the Genome and Proteome of Desulfitobacterium hafniense in Metal Reduction and Dehalogenation," $60,307.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Science Foundation, "REU Site: Mountains and Minds: A Chemical Biology Program," $69,200.

Bergman, Jerald and Joyce Eckhoff, AES EARC, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, "Integration of microbial and cultural control measures with reduced rate insecticides to manage the sugar beet root maggot," $20,000.

Graumlich, Lisa and Glenn Plumb, Big Sky Institute, National Park Service, "Winter Use Management - Bison Experiment Workshop," $13,000.

Henson, Joan, Microbiology, Precision Laboratories, Inc., "Fungal Seed Dosage Treatments," $5,000.

Higgins, Susan, MT Water Resource Center, U.S. Geological Survey, "Annual Base Program: Assistance to Water Resource Research Institutes," $92,335.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, University of Washington, "HCOP/U-DOC Summer Program 2006," $84,478.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, Montana Space Grant Consortium, "Identification of atomic defects due to radiation in non-linear optical crystals used for space-based laser systems," $30,220.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Science, Yellowstone Ecological Research, "Intern to work in Yellowstone National Park," $9,720.

Recent Grants - February 2006

Lanier, William, and Sue Blodgett, Animal and Range Sciences, University of California-Davis, "Western Region IPM/Distribution & Evaluation of the MSU Museum IPM Starter Kit in MT," $5,000.

Menalled, Fabian, Perry Miller, and Sue Blodgett, Land Resources andEnvironmental Sciences, University of California-Davis, "Western Region IPM/Research and Extension on Integrated Biological and Cultural Management of Canada Thistle," $23,563.

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, University of Minnesota, "Biodegradation of HAAs in Distribution Systems," $94,998.

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, University of Minnesota, "Investigation of the Mode of Action of Stannous Chloride as an Inhibitor of Lead Corrosion," $10,000.

Fee, Sharon Sweeney, Nursing, National Association of Health, "Evaluating Outcome and Quality Indicators for Montanans who Travel for Health Care," $20,637.

Obbink, Kimberly, Burns Telecommunications Center, U.S. Department of Education, "Education Technology Leadership Institute" $461,000.

Roll, Thomas, Sue Monahan, and Jeanne Moe, Sociology, Bureau of Land Management, "Project Archaeology Electronic Database Development and Distribution," $30,000.

Bark, Katie, Health andHuman Development, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "YRBS Analysis," $2,000.

Recent Grants - January 2006

Camper, Anne, and Andreas Nocker, Center for Biofilm Engineering, American Waterworks Association, "Document Molecular Techniques for Drinking Water," $96,237.

Eidswick, Jaime, Western Transportation Institute, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "511 Traveler Information," $41,331.

Lockhart, Marilyn, Education, Pacific Northwest National Lab, "High Temperature Electrochemistry (HiTEC), $65,756.

Rick Lawrence, and Christine Sommers-Austin, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of North Dakota, "Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment," $100,000.