Montana State University

Awards made in 2007

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 2007

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Gallatin Conservation District, "2008 Montana Noxious Weed Calendar," $9,000.

Recent Grants - November 2007

Karell, Linda, English, Montana Committee for the Humanities, "Sudan Awareness Event," $1,000.

Lassacher, Susanne, Western Transportation Institute, US Federal Highway Administration, "Facilitating Special Event Congestion Management in Small Communities," $189,963.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "WNET Nature Opportunity Grant Round 2," $10,000.

Zarnt, Debra, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Fish & Wildlife, "Water Quality Education and Outreach," $12,000.

Recent Grants - October 2007

Bark, Katie, Health and Human Development, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "2007-09 Team Nutrition Training Grant," $180,000.

Bender-Keigley, Janet, Montana Water Resource Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Expanding Water Educational Activities (Girl Scouts)," $13,080.

Blake, Victoria, Plant Sciences, Montana Board of Research and Commercialization, "Identifying Genes Conferring Enhanced Cellulosic Ethanol Production Potential for Barley Straw and Forage," $68,200.

Denee, Phyllis, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Food Stamp Nutrition Education - Reservation," $267,048 and $411,168.

Gauss, Katherine, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health, "Regulation for Development of Immunotherapies to Zoonotic Diseases," $7,500.

Hancock, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Development of Infant Toddler Guidelines Part C," $40,250; "Early Care and Education Professional Development A," $342,813; and "CDA and Accreditation Scholarships Part B," $25,000.

Hedges, Jodi, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "Mechanism of an innate adjuvant in mouse models of Salmonella eterocolits," $7,500.

Hyman, Linda, WWAMI Medical Education Program, National Institute of Health, "Consortium for Community-Based Research in Native American Health," $1,353,626.

Jacobs, Gwen, Computational Biology, National Institute of Health, "NeuroSys - Neuroinformatics for Neural Systems," $510,077.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Rural Health Resource Center, "Rural Health Resource Center Subcontract," $61,400.

Lamb, Peggy, AES NARC, Institute for Biobased Products, "Institute for Biobased Products - Multi-specie evaluation and alternative oilseed crops for general dryland adaptation and northern Montana production for biobased fuel, lubricant and other end-use applications," $28,250.

Rumph, Janice, Animal and Range Sciences, Virginia Tech, "Solving an Educational Dilemma Through Collaboration: A Graduate Distance Learning Curriculum in Animal Breeding and Genetics," $110,096.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Thirteen/WNET, "Power of Art Educational Outreach," $10,000.

Watson, Sheree, Dean of Engineering, US Department of Education, "Minority Science Improvement," $199,192.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Bulking of Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Understory Vegetation in Alpine Ecosystems in Glacier National Park," $2,350.

Zarnt, Debra, Montana Water Resource Center, USDA CSREES, "Reducing Irrigation Return Flow Contributions to Rural Drinking Water Supply and Drainage to the Yellowstone River," $11,371.

Recent Grants - September 2007

Burrows, Mary E., Plant Sciences, Kansas State University, "Great Plains Diagnostic Network - Montana Plan of Work," $45,000.

Burrows, Mary E., Plant Sciences, University of California Davis, "Biological and Conventional Seed Treatments for the Control of Damping Off in Chickpea," $18,000.

Cripps, Cathy L., Plant Sciences, National Park Service, "Investigation of Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with Whitebark Pine Waterton Lakes Ecosystem," $1,175; and "Restoration Whitebark Pine Seedlings on Dunraven Pass," $5,000.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, Goddard Space Flight Center, "Crystal Compositions, Trace Impurities and Properties of Nonlinear Optical Materials," $110,045.

McClure, Marcella A., Microbiology, National Institute of Health, "Women in Bioinformatics Seminar Series," $20,000.

Pilgeram, Alice, Plant Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, "CAM-A-Lina, A Montana Fuel Additive," $43,700.

Rink, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health, "Fort Peck Sexual Health Project," $149,960.

Seifert, Christin E., KUSM State Base Fund, WETA, "NCO The War," $10,000.

Voyich, Jovanka M., Vet Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "COBRE Yr 4 saeR/S System of S Aureus," $199,224.93.

Young, Linda M., Political Science, Washington State University, "Promoting Open Agricultural Markets Through Capacity Building in Developing Countries," $165,227.

Recent Grants - August 2007

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Coordinated Weed Free Border Protection," $130,000.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation, "Improving Early Weed Control Performance in Eastern Montana," $54,000.

Johnson, Mara, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Salish Kootenai College, "Spatial Modeling of Invasive Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) in the Columnbia River Headwaters," $18,720.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Health Resources and Services, "Montana Basic Area Health Education Center," $408,571.

Lefcort, Frances, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "Live Imaging of the Genesis and Differentiation of the Symnpathetic Nervous System," $104,251.

Palmer, Betsy, Education, Pennsylvania State University, "Subcontract for Prototyping the Engineer of 2020: A 360-degree Study of Effective Education," $86,973.

Sing, Sharlene, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bureau of Reclamation, "Biocontrol of Dalmation Toadflax," $2,492.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Rocky Mountain Research Station, "Restoration of Pile Burned Areas to Reduce Risk of Post-Fire Weed Expansion after Fuels," $52,734.23.

Recent Grants - July 2007

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Biological Control Concepts of IWM Strategies Youth Library and Activity Kit," $5,000.

Massey, Laura J., Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Education, "Early Childhood Education Distance Partnership," $296,332.

McNeely, Gretchen, Nursing Departments, Health Resources and Services, "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship," $31,296.

Monahan, Suzanne, Sociology and Anthropology, Japan Foundation, "Staff Expansion in Japan Studies (Anthropology)," $29,099.50.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Natural Resources, "Channel response assessment for the Upper Blackfoot - How to maximize development and preservation of water quality, riparian function, and fish habitat," $100,000.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Monitoring Water Quality and Quantity: Seeps, Springs, and River and Stream Locations," $13,758.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, Greater Montana Foundation, "GMF The WAR: Montana Stories," $6,000.

Sing, Sharlene, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Rocky Mountain Research Station, "Evaluation of Potential New Biological Control Agents for Yellow Toadflax," $96,770.

Starkey, Jean, Microbiology, Montana Board of Research and Commercialization, "Image-Guided Photodynamic Therapy to Prevent Secondary Lymphedema," $118,500.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Holocene Fire-Climate Linkages in Southern South America: Explaining Regional Responses to Large-Scale Climate Forcing," $290,289.

Winters, Charlene, Nursing Departments, Health Resources and Services, "Enhancing Rural Health with Clinical Nurse Leaders," $264,240.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, U.S. Cooperative State Research, $28,000.

Recent Grants - June 2007

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Addressing Plant Disease and Communication Needs in Montana," $20,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Early Generation Durum Selection and Germplasm Improvement," $10,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Support for Research Centers-Eckhoff," $10,000.

Graham, Frances, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, "Volunteer Water Monitoring Certification Pilot," $19,890.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition, "DOD Proteomics R&D for Improved Drugs and Diagnostics," $41,830.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "2009 Montana Noxious Weed Calendar," $9,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks, "Noxious Weed Awareness Program," $12,000.

Johnson, Mara, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Weed Models and Weed ID Cards," $20,000.

Johnston, Mareike, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Development of Germplasm in Winter and Spring Wheat with Resistance to Newly Developing Races of Stem Rust," $15,400.

Marshall, Lucy, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, MSU Water Center, "Predictive Modeling of Snowmelt Dynamics: Thresholds and the Hydrologic Regime of the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest, Montana, $17,000.

McKamey, Sheldon, Public Service Museum, Museum of the Rockies, "Museum Support," $1,600,000.

Nash, Deanna, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, "Improved Quality of Montana Hard Red and Hard White Wheat," $33,000.

Obbink, Kimberly, Burns Telecom Center, Institute for Global Environment, "NTEN - The ESSEA Geoscience Connection," $39,873.60.

Sherman, Jamie, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, "Marker Assisted Breeding in Spring and Winter Wheat," $40,000.

Sing, Sharlene, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, USDA Forest Service, "Long Term Evaluation of the Post-Release Biological Control Efficacy of Mecinus Janthinus Against Dalmation Toadflax," $21,554.

Sing, Sharlene, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Integrating Herbicides and Biological Control to Manage Dalmation Toadflax in Montana," $20,820.

Swanson, Elisabeth, Science Math Resource Center, Salish Kootenai College, "Big Sky Science Partnership (BSSP)," $234,413.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, Montana Campus Compact, "Community Partners Ameri/Corps Program 2006-2007," $500.

Recent Grants - May 2007

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, "Effect of Nitrification on Corrosion in the Distribution System," $50,046.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Parks Canada, "Assessment & cultivation of the extomycorrhizal fungi crucial to whitebark pine: Waterton-Glacier, $10,800.

Davis, Lisa, Mathematical Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, "Sensitivity Analysis and Computation for Partial Differential Equations," $14,427.

Redman, Regina, Microbiology, California Rice Commission Board, "Salt Tolerance and Yield Enhancement in Rice Plants Through Fungal Symbiosis," $27,000.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Army Corps of Engineers, "Develop a Science-Based Vehicle Cleaning Program to Reduce Transport of Non-Native Invasive Plant Species," $724,522.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, Montana Campus Compact, "MSU Campus Corps Program", $20,537.

Recent Grants - April 2007

Campbell, Christina, Health & Human Development, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Women Into Careers - Campbell," $10,612.50.

Carjuzaa, Jioanna, Education, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "Montana Teacher Education Institute - Indian Education for All," $12,000.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Women Into Careers - Cripps," $8,773.

Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Department of Transportation, "2007 Summer Transportation Institute at Montana State University," $35,941.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, University of Washington, "Montana AHEC/Office of Rural Health," $63,867.

Miles, Mary, Health & Human Development, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Women Into Careers - Miles," $10,612.50.

Quinn, Beth, Sociology & Anthropology, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE Women Into Careers - Quinn," $3,396.

Recent Grants - March 2007

Hyman, Linda, AIRO, National Institute of Health, "Montana American Indian Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity," $312,431.

Nielsen-Preiss, Sheila, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Institute of Health, "NIAMS Small Grant for New Investigators Subcellular Control of Osteoblastic Mineralization," $69,087.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, KCET TV, "A Place of Our Own," $7,500.

Sexson, Lynda, History & Philosophy, Montana Committee for the Humanities, "My Book and Heart Must Never Part," $8,000.

Zabinski, Catherine, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, "US Dept of Agriculture, "Increasing Native Forb Diversity of Great Basin Revegetation Communities," $27,460.

Recent Grants - February 2007

Bark, Katie, Health and Human Development, MT Office of Public Instruction, "School Wellness - Summer Nutrition Education Project," $6,000 and $12,000.

Codd, Sarah, Mechanical Engineering, National Science Foundation, "CAREER - Engineering Applications of Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (MRM)," $400,000.

Gesink Law, Dionne, Microbiology, University of North Carolina, "Spatial Epidemiology of Syphilis and Gonorrhea in North Carolina," $45,891.

Obbink, Kimberly, Burns Telecommunication Center, National Science Teachers Association, "NSTA SciPacs," $256,186.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Bighorn Canyon NRA: Seeps, Springs and River and Stream Locations," $21,389.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM, Thirteen/WNET, "WNET NATURE Event," $10,000.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM, Talaris Research Institute, "Parenting Counts in Montana 2006-2007," $4,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Science, National Science Foundation, "Maori Transformation of the New Zealand Landscape Through the Use of Fire: A Case Study from South-Central South Island," $274,789.

Recent Grants - January 2007

Hardy, Amanda, Western Transportation Institute, U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "UTC-Bozeman Pass Post Fencing Wildlife Monitoring," $15,000.

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

Kittle, Rene, Extension, University of Wyoming, "Implementation of SARE Professional Development Program Plan for Montana," $1,833.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "AgCam Science Applications Team," $36,781.