Montana State University
Awards made in 2008

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 2008

Boles, Jane A, Animal and Range Sciences, University of Wisconsin, "Development of a Natural Curing Process for Beef Jerky," $1820.

Cornish, Jamie S, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Department of Commerce, "Explore Yellowstone: Children's Discovery Center, "67,270.

Eidswick, Jaime L, Western Transportation Institute, Alaska Department of Transportation, "RWIS Implementation Plan," $47,500.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth J, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of California-Davis, $10,000.

George, Lynn D, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of Montana, "Contralateral Migration and Patterned Delamination of Neural Crest Cells, $5,000.

Irvine, Kathryn M, Mathematical Sciences, University of Idaho, "Statistical Assistance for National Parks Inventory and Monitoring Program," $47,288.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "4-H Center for Youth Development," $30,000.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of Montana, "The Role of Zic1 in Early Hindbrain Development," $12,500.

Schmalzbauer, Leah, Sociology and Anthropology, MSU - INBRE, "Latino Migrants Incorporating in a Nontraditional Settlement Area in the Mountain West," $19,803.

Tanner, Kathryn M, Community Involvement, University of Montana, "2008-2009 Non-Stipended Program-Montana Grant," $6699; and "2008-2009 Non-Stipended Program-Colorado Grant," $5188.

Young, Linda M, Political Science, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, "Promoting Open Agricultural Markets Through Capacity Building in Developing Countries," $240,000.

Recent Grants - November 2008

Hancock, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Early Care and Education Career Development - Budget A," $342,813.

Hancock, Elizabeth, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "CDA and National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Scholarships," $25,000.

Hansen, Mary, Libraries, National Network of Libraries, "NNLM Promotion, Training, Assessment," $5,000.

Burg, Glenna, Nursing Departments, University of Washington, "WWAMI Nursing Technology Collaborative," $3,211.

Hyman, Linda, WWAMI Medical Education Program, Arizona State University, "NASA Spaceflight Project with Candida Albicans," $27,625.

Leonard, Mary, Education, Anasphere, Inc., "Tools and Materials for Hands-on Climate & Weather Science Education," $8,250.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Cooperative State Research Service, "A decision support prioritization framework for non-indigenous plant population management," $490,987.

Recent Grants - October 2008

Bark, Katie, Health and Human Development, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "2008-2010 Montana Team Nutrition Training Grant," $224,882.

Blake, Victoria, Plant Sciences, Oregon State University, "The Barley QTL Community Curation Workbook: An Update and Completion of Consensus Map Sets," $13,700.

Colclough, Yoshiko, Nursing Departments, Lance Armstrong Foundation, "End-of-Life Decision Making and Quality Care for American Indians," $106,782.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, US Cooperative State Research, "Viral Strategies of Immune Evasions," $360,042.

Hardy, Michele, Veterinary Molecular Biology, National Institute of Health, "CAM's Hardy Project," $285,000.

Harmon, Alison, Health and Human Development, US Cooperative State Research, "Development, Integration and Assessment of Food and Agricultural Systems Education," $490,079.

Kaiser, Donna Coleen, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) - Reservation," $321,285.

Kaiser, Donna Coleen, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) - Non-Reservation," $369,085.

Kociolek, Angela, Western Transportation Institute, US Federal Highway Administration, "UTC Examining Paved Road Impacts on Birds," $15,000.

Obbink, Kimberly, Burns Telecommunication Center, US Cooperative State Research, "Geriatric Education for MT EMS Providers," $346,660.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Track 1, GK-12, Science and Society Fellows: Partnering with Rural Schools in The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," $104,715.

Rupp, Gretchen, Montana Water Resource Center, US Environmental Protection Agency, "Technical Assistance Center for Small Water Systems," $344,500.

Sexson, Lynda, History and Philosophy, Humanities Montana, "World Premiere, My Book and Heart Shall Never Part," $1,000.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, Montana Campus Compact, "2008-2009 Montana Campus Corps Stipend Programs, $33,513.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing Departments, US Cooperative State Research, "Enhancing the Health and Well-Being of Rural Elders," $309,409.

Recent Grants - September 2008

Black, Laura, College of Business, National Science Foundation, "VOSS: Constructing and Modifying Meaning in Complex Projects," $100,626.

Camper, Anne, Center for Biofilm Engineering, US Environmental Protection Agency, "Crystal Richards EPA Fellowship," $8,134.

Chafey, Kathleen, Nursing Departments, Health and Human Services, "Caring for Our Own: Nursing Education for American Indians," $349,508.

Cloninger, Mary, Chemistry, National Science Foundation, "MRI: Development of Fluorescence Microplate Readers," $363,823.

Goeres, Darla, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, "Standardizing a Comprehensive Biofilm Efficacy Test," $66,985.

Hedges, Jodi, Veterinary Molecular Biology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Enhancing innate immunity in bovine calves by stimulating gamma delta T cells with plant-derived polysaccharides," $100,000.

Higgs, Megan, Mathematical Sciences, National Park Service, "Analysis of Bison Disease, Demographic, Habitat Use, and Migration Data," $5,000.

Huang, Yikun, Electrical Engineering, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, "A Frequency Agile Digital Antenna for WiMAX Radio Wireless Networks," $79,197.

McClure, Marcella, Microbiology, National Science Foundation, "ADVANCE: Bio-Informatics Lecture Series," $7,358.

Starkey, Jean, Microbiology, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, "PDT Cancer Treatment Depth Efficacy Studies," $30,000.

Whitlock, Cathy, Earth Science, National Science Foundation, "Ecosystem Develop During Rapid Environmental Change: Yellowstone in the Late-Glacial and Early-Holocene Periods," $110,000.

Winters, Charlene, Nursing Departments, National Institute of Health, "Exploring Research Communication and Engagement in a Rural Community: The Libby Partnership Initiative," $50,991.

Recent Grants - August 2008

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Role of wheat variety, weed biotype, and stress on virus transmission and crop-weed competitive interactions," $282,010.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Susceptibility of Great Plains Wheat Varieties and Weeds to Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus," $20,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Role of wheat variety, weed biotype, and stress on virus transmission and crop-weed competitive interactions," $18,000.

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

Huang, Li, Plant Sciences, Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, "Characterization and Transfer of New Rust Resistance Genes," $10,000.

Marshall, Lucy, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, "Methods for characterizing the temporal and spatial variability of solar radiation across Montana for improved use of solar collector," $74,376.25.

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

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

Swanson, Elisabeth, Science Math Resource Center, Montana Office of Public Instruction, "Science & Inquiry Learning in Classrooms," $59,188.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, U.S. Cooperative State Research, "Expression and function of bovine CCL28," $100,000.

Recent Grants - July 2008

Bark, Katie, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Public Health, "MT Nutrition and Physical Activity Program," $774,687.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences, National Park Service, "Soil Microbes Sustain Whitebark Pine Forests," $5,000.

Galli-Noble, Elizabeth, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Missouri River Watershed Coalition-Project Coordination," $100,000.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "Coordinated Weed-Free Border Protection-III ," $110,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Department of Agriculture, "What's In Your World? Pilot Project," $37,350.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Gallatin Conservation District, "What's In Your World Outdoor Science Education Project?," $1,567.50.

Kaiser, Donna Coleen, Health & Human Development, Fort Belknap Community Council, "FY2008 Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Nutrition Education," $5,546.74.

Malovychko, Galyna, Physics, National Science Foundation, "Multifrequency Spectroscopy of Rare-Earth and Transition Ions in Optical Materials," $342,000.

Murphy, Mary, History and Philosophy, National Science Foundation, "A History of Animal Exchanges and Displays in Yellowstone," $8,000.

Myers, Carrie, Education, Institute for Higher Education, "The Transition to College for Cohort 5 of the Washington State Achievers Program," $10,000.

O'Rourke, Christine, Animal Resource Center, National Institute of Health, "Expansion of Biocontainment (ABSL2) Animal Housing," $301,346.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM State Base Fund, HIT Entertainment, "PBSKids in Great Falls," $2,500.

Zarnt, Debra, MT Water Resource Center, Montana Department of Environment, "Water Quality Education for Diverse Audiences," $80,000.

Recent Grants - June 2008

Brewer, Tracy, Extension Service Administration, New Mexico State University, "Montana Skeen Institute Brewer 06," $120,654.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences, Northern Pulse Growers Association, "Investigating the Persistence and Effectiveness of Rhizobial Inoculants Affected by Previous Pea Rotation History," $5,400.

Juliar, Kristin, Montana AHEC, Montana Department of Public Health, "Health Provider Recruitment," $25,000.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, U.S. Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service, "Montana Sustainable Community Project," $100,000.

Recent Grants - May 2008

Brewer, Tracy, Extension Service Administration, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep--Montana Chapter, "Habitat Comparison of Historically Stable and Less Stable Bighorn Sheep Populations," $3,000.

Cripps, Cathy, Plant Sciences, USDA Forest Service, "Mycorrhizal Inoculation with Native Fungi, $7,800.

Harmon, Alison, Health and Human Development, Montana Department of Agriculture, "MSU Towne's Harvest Garden: Infrastructure, Organization and Marketing Development," $12,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, U.S. Department of Agriculture, "What's In Your World? Youth Education Program," $29,600.

McKamey, Shelley, Museum of the Rockies, Montana Cultural Trust, "Opening Our Doors for School Children," $6,000.

Sing, Sharlene, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Survey of Invasive Toadflax and Associated Arthropod Fauna," $31,080.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, University of Montana, "Campus Corps Non-Stipended Program," $3,408.

Recent Grants - April 2008

Burroughs, Elizabeth, Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Enhancing the Secondary Mathematics Education Program Through Research," $3,820.50.

Burrows, Mary, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Uniform Fungicide Trial for Fusarium Head Scab Control in Montana Spring Wheat," $5,681.

Campbell, Christina, Health & Human Development, MSU INBRE, "Dietary and Physical Activity Assessment of Pregnant Montana Women," $20,000.

Carjuzaa, Jionna, Education, Office of Public Instruction, "MSU IEFA Professional Development Implementation Project," $15,000.

Eckhoff, Joyce, AES EARC, Montana Board of Research & Commercialization, "Durum with Low Cadmium Uptake for Production in Montana," $54,000.

Eitle, Tamela, Sociology & Anthropology, National Science Foundation, "Advancing a New Research Agenda Through Collaboration, Networking, and Mentoring," $12,439.27.

Gallagher, Susan, Western Transportation Institute, Montana Dept of Transportation, "2008 Summer Transportation Institute-MSU," $31,828.

Goeres, Darla, Center for Biofilm Engineering, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Antimicrobial Test Methodology Research: Statistical Support on Experimental Data Analysis," $171,082.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, National Forest Foundation, "What's In Your World? Pilot Project," $35,000.

Hoopes, Carla, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "What's In Your World? Pilot Project," $30,000.

Luebeck, Jennifer, Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, "Enhancing the Secondary Mathematics Education Program Through Research," $3,820.50.

Martz, Jill, Extension Service 4-H, Kansas State University, "4-H Center for Youth Development," $30,000.

Merzdorf, Christa, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "Establishment of a Mentoring Relationship to Investigate the Role of Zic1 in Neural Development," $14,150.

Pulcini, Elinor, Center for Biofilm Engineering, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, "Effects of Antibiotic Resistance on Biofilm Formation Capabilities in Clinical Isolates," $15,000.

Rew, Lisa, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund, "Evaluation of Weed Dispersal by Off-Road Vehicles," $17,181.

Ruppel, Kristin, Native American Studies, National Science Foundation, "The Tribal/Individual Divide Over Undivided Lands: A Comparative Study," $13,961.81.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, MSU Montana Water Resources, "Modeling the Potential for Transport of contaminated Sediment from a Mine-Impacted Wetland," $17,000.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Western National Parks Association, "Vegetative Characterizations of Spring Ecosystem Microhabitats in Bighorn Canyon NRA," $7,500.

Simpson, Patricia, Modern Language & Literature, U.S. Dept of Education, "International Studies," $173,104.

Recent Grants - March 2008

Clark, Janet, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, US Federal Highway Administration, "People-Powered Projects: National Cooperative Weed Management Area Conference," $25,000.

Halonen, Sandra, Microbiology, Stanley Medical Research Institute, "Schizophrenia and Toxoplasma gondii Brain Pilot Study," $86,250.

Kerans, Billie, Ecology, National Park Service, "Whirling Disease Infection Risk Cutthroat Trout," $5,622.

Metz, Anneke, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, "REU in Cell Biology and Neuroscience," $188,700.

Schmitz, Denine, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, National Park Service, "Monitoring Water Quality and Quantity in Bighorn Canyon NRA: Seeps, Springs and River Locations," $28,837.

Seifert, Christin, KUSM, KCET TV, "KCET A Place of Our Own FY2008," $7,500.

Williams, Donna, Nursing Departments, National Institute of Health, "Shear Stress and Cellular Control of Capillary Function," $62,791.41.

Recent Grants - February 2008

Brewer, Tracy, Animal and Range Sciences, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, "Habitat Comparison of Historically Stable and Less Stable Bighorn Sheep Populations," $3,000.

Hansen, Katherine, Earth Science, University of Montana, "Jerry O'Neal Fellowship Program," $3,525.

Marshall, Lucy, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Inland Northwest Research Alliance, "Subsurface Hydrologic Observations for Improved Predictions in Ungauged Basins," $16,500.

Qiu, Jiong, Physics, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Magnetic Reconnection - An Observational Investigation," $475,906.

Qiu, Jiong, Physics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "ROSES: An Observational Study on the Dynamics of Solar Active Corona," $364,280.

Voyich, Jovanka, Veterinary Molecular Biology, MSU-INBRE, "MRSA on the Apsalooke Reservation, $20,000.

Weinert, Clarann, Nursing, SC Ministry Foundation, "Women to Women Project: Enhancing Self Care," $80,000.

Recent Grants - January 2008

Dunkel, Florence, Plant Sciences, US Cooperative State Research, "New Paradigm for Discovery-Based Learning: Implementing Bottom-Up Development by Listening to Farmers' Needs and Using Participatory Processes and Holistic Thinking," $462,329.

Goodwin, Kim, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, "Invasive Weed Control in eastern Montana III," $75,000.

Hyman, Linda, WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, "Medical Student Counseling," $8,100.

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

Richards, Abigail, CBIN Center for Bioinspired Nanomaterials, Office of Naval Research, "Bio-Inspired Materials - Richards," $30,471.

Tanner, Kathryn, Community Involvement, University of Montana, "2007-2008 Montana Campus Corps Stipend Award," $23,399.

Zarnt, Debra, MT Water Resource Center, Greater Gallatin Watershed Council, "A New Approach for Protecting Water Quality through Development Standards in Gallatin County," $4,000.

Zarnt, Debra, MT Water Resource Center, Trees Water & People, "Protecting Water of the Arid West," $100,000.