February 2021 Grants and Contracts

We are pleased to share the success of SJSU's principal investigators who were awarded grants and contracts during February 2021:

Monthly Awards at a Glance:
13 Awards Received: Valued at $2,011,387

Connie L. Lurie College of Education

Ellen Middaugh, Child & Adolescent Development
Y-Plan San José Initiative Grant
Sponsor: UC, Berkeley – $10,000

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Saeid Bashash and Mohamed Badawy, Mechanical Engineering
Research and Testing of Solar Power Integration with Second-Life Batteries in Grid Tied Systems
Sponsor: RePurpose Energy, Inc. – $99,999

Hiu Yung Wong, Electrical Engineering
CAREER: Understanding and Modeling of Cryogenic Semiconductor Device Physics down to 4.2K
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $407,179

College of Science

Dustin Carroll, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Impacts of Changing Sea-Ice on Arctic Ocean Biology
Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Laboratory – $43,741

Luke Gardner, Moss Landing Marine Lab
SJSURF/MLML - Aquaculture Services
Sponsor: Elkhorn Slough Foundation – $31,753

Michael J. Kaufman, Physics & Astronomy
Using the Astronomical Infrared Bands as Calibrated Probes of Astrophysical Conditions with the NASA Ames PAH IR
Sponsor: NASA – $133,000

Elizabeth Skovran, Biological Sciences
Efficient Recovery of Rare Earth using Methylobacterium Extorquens
Sponsor: UC Berkeley – $125,785

Julie S. Spitzer, Mathematics & Statistics
Just in Time: Online Mathematics Professional Development
Sponsor: UCLA – $30,716

College of Social Sciences

Katherine Kao Cushing, Environmental Studies
Cultivating a Community-Owned Vision for East San José Neighborhoods
Sponsor: Open Space Authority of SC Valley – $160,000

Katherine Kao Cushing, Richard Kos, and Jason Su,  Environmental Studies
Cultivating a Community-Owned Vision for East San José Neighborhoods (Alum Rock)
Sponsor: City of San José – $53,000

Sean P. Laraway, Psychology
Test Subject Recruitment Office – Task 1
Sponsor: ASRC Federal – $126,384

Human Systems Integration: Collaborative Human Factors Research to Improve the Safety, Efficiency, and Reliability of NASA's Aeronautics and Space Missions
Sponsor: NASA – $764,829

Susan M. Snycerski, Psychology
Future Vertical Lift: Collaborative Research on Flight Control, Autonomous Rotorcraft, and Human-Systems Interface Design
Sponsor: NASA – $25,000