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Research Grants Awarded 2014-2016

National Science Foundation

Pradeep BeheraNational Science Foundation, Project ID: NSF-1245883“Integrating virtual 3-D lab modules for flood modeling studies in civil engineering curriculum: An Inter-university implementation and evaluation”, September 2013 – August 2014, Amount: $193,382 (UDC Portion $10,000), Collaborative PIs: Dr. C. Viswanathan, Calumet.

Co-PIs: Kate L. Klein, Tarak Bhar, Esther Ososanya – NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Grant for project, entitled “Nanotechnology Education Workforce Development,” Period: July 2014-June 2016, $200,000.

Kate L. Klein, Tarak Bhar, Esther Ososanya – NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Grant for project, entitled “Nanotechnology Education Workforce Development,” Period: July 2014-June 2016, $200,000

Lily R. Liang, “PKAL Capital Region Network Workshop at UDC”, NSF grant, $49947.05, August 1, 2015-July 31, 2017

Briana L. Wellman – NSF, Robert Noyce Scholarship Program grant for “Project Firebirds Reinventing STEM Teaching (Project FRST),” PI: Lena Walton, Co-PIs: Briana L. Wellman and Tolessa Dekissa. $2,146,100 total, Sept 1, 2015-August 31, 2021.

Department of Defense

Dong Jeong DOD Grant on “Designing Robust Closed Loop Intrusion Detection Predictive Model in Cloud Computing Environment “, Total Grant: $448,000, UDC portion $89,000.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kate L. KleinNational Institute of Standards and Technology SURF Fellowship Grant, 2013 Award: $5,800; 2014 Award: $11,600.

(Update) Kate L. Klein – National Institute of Standards and Technology SURF Fellowship Grant, 2013 Award: $5,800; 2014 Award: $11,600; 2015 Award $23; 2016 Award $17,560.

Co-PI: Lily R. Liang, “Targeted Infusion: Enhancing Undergraduate Programs in Environmental Science and Sustainability”, NSF award, $298,421. September 1st, 2011 ~ August 31st, 2014.

Lara Thompson, Nian Zhang, and Sasan Haghani, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP): Targeted Infusion Project (TIP): Integration, Cultivation, and Exposure to Biomedical Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia,” National Science Foundation, $399,991, 7/15/15 – 6/30/18.

Nian Zhang, “Research Initiation Award Grant: An Intelligent Optimization, Clustering and Classification Framework for High Dimensional, Overlapped Classes, and Imbalanced Data,” National Science Foundation HBCU-UP Program. 7/15/15 – 6/30/17. $199,999.

Airforce Office of Sponsored Research Office of Naval

Pawan Tyagi and Kate Klein Airforce Office of Sponsored Research Office of Naval Research Research on Nanotechnology Major Research Instrumentation Grant, $200,000, 2012-2014.

MBCU/MSI

Paul Cotae – (MBCU/MSI) –Award No. W911NF-15-1-0481: “Performance Data-Driven Methods and Tools for  Computer Network Defense through Network Science”, Period: August 21, 2015- August 21, 2018 ($594,755.00).

NASA

Briana L. Wellman – NASA, District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium, “Adaptive Cooperation and Communication Paradigms in Multi-robot Systems,” $49,042, May 1, 2013-August 25, 2014.

Briana L. Wellman – NASA, District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium, “Title: Undergraduate Research Experiences for DC Space Grant Consortium,” $49,997, May 1, 2014-August 25, 2015.

Briana L. Wellman – NASA, District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium, “Title: Space Grant Summer Research and Programming Workshops,” $48,000, May 1, 2015-August 25, 2016.

NIFA

Samuel Lakeou – NIFA – National Institute of Food and AgricultureSolar Wells as Alternative Source of Water Supply for Sustainable Food Production, March 2014- February 2015, $60,000.

PI: Jiajun Xu, Co-PI: Tolessa Deksissa– NIFA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, “Development of a Novel Stormwater Runoff Collection and Treatment System for Urban Agriculture and Food Security”, August 2015- July 2018, $60,000.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

PI: Jiajun Xu, Co-PI: Xueqing Song– United States Geological Survey (USGS)/DCWRRI, Project ID: 2015DC171B, Title: “A Novel Water Treatment Solution Using Hybrid Mesoporous Materials Embedded with Metallic Oxide Nanoparticle”, March 2015- February 2016, $ 10,000

PI: Jiajun Xu, Co-PI: Xueqing Song– United States Geological Survey (USGS)/DCWRRI, Project ID: 2015DC172B, Title: “Water Pollution Prevention and Removal Using Nanostructured Smart Fluid with Switchable Surfactants”, March 2015- February 2016, $ 10,000

HBCU-UP

Lara Thompson, Nian Zhang, and Sasan Haghani, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP): Targeted Infusion Project (TIP): Integration, Cultivation, and Exposure to Biomedical Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia,” National Science Foundation, $399,991, 7/15/15 – 6/30/18.

Thompson LA (PI), Haghani S, Zhang N ($399,991). Targeted Infusion Project: Integration, Cultivation, and Exposure to Biomedical Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), National Science Foundation (July 15, 2015- June 30, 2015)

Xu J (PI), Tyagi P, Thompson LA (Co-PI), Klein K, Shetty D ($496,442). Acquisition of a Laser Rapid Manufacturing System, BEAM: Broadening Education through Advanced Manufacturing at UDC. HBCU/MI Instrumentation Grant Application, Department of Defense (June 2016)

STEM Pathways

Co-PI: Lily R. Liang, “Department of Education award: Pathways to a STEM Baccalaureate and Beyond (STEM Pathways) at the University of the District of Columbia”, $249,999, for the first year of a three year grant, 2011 ~ 2014.

Provost’s Title III Grant

Jiajun Xu, “Design and Development of Non-point Stormwater Runoff Collection and Treatment System,” Provost’s Title III Grant #P031B120519, $5,000, 6/1/2015-8/1/2015.

Nian Zhang, “Development of Innovative Feature Selection Algorithms on Imbalanced Class Data,” Provost’s Title III Grant #P031B120519, $5,000, 6/1/2015-8/1/2015.

Jiajun Xu, “Design and Development of Non-point Stormwater Runoff Collection and Treatment System,” Provost’s Title III Grant #P031B120519, $5,000, 6/1/2015-8/1/2015.

USGS Grant under D.C. Water Resources Research Institute (DCWRRI)

Nian Zhang and Pradeep Behera, “Potomac River Stage Forecasting Using a Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization and Evolutionary Algorithm (PSO-EA) Algorithm with LS-SVM,” USGS Grant under DC Water Resources Research Institute (DCWRRI) Seed Grant, 3/1/2015 – 2/28/2016. $33,217.

Nian Zhang and Pradeep Behera, “Prediction of Water Supply Sources for the District of Columbia Using the Least Squares Support Vector Machine (LS-SVM) Method,” USGS Grant under DC Water Resources Research Institute (DCWRRI) Seed Grant, 3/1/2014 – 2/28/2015. $28,800.

Travel Award Grant

Jiajun Xu, Travel Award Grant INCREASE Workshop at Brookhaven National Laboratory, July 2014, $1,000.

Jiajun Xu, Travel Award Grant for Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) sponsored by the AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) Educational Foundation. June 2014, $1,000.

Thompson LA. Travel Award Grant Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) October 2014, $1,850.

Verizon Foundation Grant

Kate Klein, Devdas Shetty, Abiose Adebayo “Strengthening STEM Education through Technology- STEM Workforce Education and Research Development,” Verizon Foundation Grant (Awarded $20k Fall 2015).

US State Department

Samuel Lakeou – US State Department, Bahir Dar University/University of the District of Columbia – Research Partnership on Renewable Energy, October 2011-September 2015, $15,000.

Office of Naval Research

Bradley D. Taylor, Office of Naval Research, Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP) Fellowship and Travel, “Integrated Imagery & Intelligence (I3) Microservice Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Resource Monitoring Utilities Capability Package (CP),” SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, Philadelphia, PA, Award: $16,500. (July – August 2016)

University of the District of Columbia Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellowship

Thompson LA. University of the District of Columbia Myrtilla Miner Faculty Fellow Recipient. Award: $1,500. (May 2015)

UDC STEM Center Mini-Gran

Nian Zhang, “Development of a Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Evolutional Algorithm (EA) Based Feature Selection Algorithm with LS-SVM Classifier,” UDC STEM Center Mini-Grant, $4,000, 06/01/2015 – 07/31/2015.

University of the District of Columbia Faculty Incentive Research Grant

Thompson LA (PI) ($7,500). Investigating Forceplate-based Measures in Non-Athlete andAthlete Populations. University of the District of Columbia Faculty Incentive Research Grant (June 2016)