Spring 2019 UMSL Research Awards

  • Badri Adhikari, Mathematics & Computer Science, awarded $6,450 for “Protein Structure Scoring using Deep Learning.”
  • Eike Bauer, Chemistry and Biochemistry, awarded $8,300 for “"Green" Iron-based Catalysts for the Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Relevant Products.”
  • Amber Candela, Educator Preparation & Leadership, awarded $5,100 for “The Gateway Initiative: Teachers’ and Researchers' Perspectives of Professional Development in Kenya”.
  • Deborah Cohen, History, awarded $7,020 for “Beyond '68: Gender and Political Culture in the 1968 Mexican Student Movement and Its Legacies.”
  • Andresa DeSouza, Educator Preparation & Leadership, awarded $3,800 for “Training the Trainer: Pyramidal Training for Behavioral Therapists in Brazil.”
  • Fredrik Inglis, Biology, awarded $7,736 for “The evolution of rate-yield tradeoffs in microbial systems.”
  • Shea Kerkhoff and Lynn Navin, Educator Preparation & Leadership, awarded $5,490 for “The Inquiry Initiative: Strengthening Global Teacher Education in St. Louis and Kenya.”
  • Yuguo Liao, Political Science, awarded $3,350 for “Blame attribution in a food safety crisis: Bureaucratic responsiveness and normative expectation.”
  • Jianli Pan, Mathematics & Computer Science, awarded $7,000 for “Permissioned blockchain for IoT convergence and security.”
  • Amber Reinhart, Communication, awarded $6,865 for “Increasing Minority Organ Donation Education.”
  • Florian Sichling, Social Work, awarded $10,540 for “St. Louis Bosnian Family and Youth Study”.
  • Ann Steffen, Psychological Sciences, awarded $6,680 for “Behavioral Health Needs Assessment for Professional Training in Aging.”
  • Umit Tokac, Nursing, awarded $8931 for “Using Partially Observed Markov Decision Process to Implement a Response to Intervention Framework for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
  • Bethany Zolman, Biology, awarded $12,500 for “Developmental and Physiological Alterations Resulting from Changing Levels of Free Fatty Acids.”