2021-22 RSCA grant awardees

Research, Economic Development & Graduate Education (R-EDGE) is pleased to announce the awards for the 2021-22 cycle of the Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) grant program.   

R-EDGE received 70 proposals requesting a total of $1.1M. Using the criteria outlined in the RSCA Request for Proposals (available on our website), and guided by the review and rankings of the Academic Senate Grants Review Committee, we have awarded funds to 14 projects. 

On behalf of the full team in R-EDGE, congratulations to those who were awarded grants and thank you to all who submitted proposals. We also give a special thank you to the members of the Academic Senate Grants Review Committee for their contributions to this important program. 

 The awarded projects are listed below: 

“Exploring the options: Visualizing housing policies with procedural modeling”; Dave Amos (CAED- City and Regional Planning) and Amir Hajrasouliha (CAED- City and Regional Planning) 

“How do livestock guardian dogs reduce coyote predation on sheep?”; Tim Bean (CSM- Biological Sciences) and Beth Reynolds (CAFES- Animal Science) 

“Trigger warnings and exposure to emotionally provocative stimuli: Implications for education”; Kelly Bennion (CLA- Psychology and Child Development) 

“The Initial Condition: Preparing for Systemic Change in Computer Engineering”; Lauren Cooper (CENG- Mechanical Engineering) and Lynne Slivovsky (CENG- Computer Engineering) 

“The Politics of Queer Religion: Assessing the Effect of Religion on LGBTQ+ Identity and Political Development”; R.G. Cravens (CLA- Political Science) 

“Interaction of gender (sex) and race while carrying the burden of relational (in)equity: Relational maintenance strategies and coping mechanisms for mothers in higher academia during the pandemic”; Anuraj Dhillon (CLA- Communication Studies) and Megan Lambertz-Berndt (CLA- Communication Studies) 

“Inferring functional neuronal connectivity from experimental data”; Elena Dimitrova (CSM- Mathematics) 

“Nudging Women into Business and Economics”; Jacqueline Doremus (OCOB- Economics) and Katya Vasilaky (OCOB- Economics) 

“Bridging the gap between food microstructure and sensory perception using machine learning – an implication for sodium reduction in dairy foods”; Yiming Feng (CAFES- Food Science and Nutrition), Amy Lammert (CAFES- Food Science and Nutrition), and Samir Amin (CAFES- Food Science and Nutrition) 

“Documenting bilingual practices on the Central Coast: From home to the public space”; Silvia Marijuan (CLA- World Languages and Cultures) 

“Real-time Digitization of Agricultural Machinery Performance using Controlled Area Network (CAN) data”; Mohammad Sadek (CAFES- BioResource and Agricultural Engineering) and Nasir Eisty (CENG- Computer Science and Software Engineering) 

“Using Community Science to Evaluate the Behaviors of a Secretive and Misunderstood Animal”; Emily Taylor (CSM- Biological Sciences) 

“Sensing Nanocomposites for Detecting Spatially Distributed Impact Damage”; Long Wang (CENG- Civil and Environmental Engineering) 

“Saving a species from extinction on Anacapa Island”; Jenn Yost (CSM- Biological Sciences) and Dena Grossenbacher (CSM- Biological Sciences) 

View the proposal abstracts for these projects.

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