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LAS Faculty Among Recipients of 2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund Award

Jun 16, 2014
Projects proposed by a number of LAS departments and their respective faculty members have been awarded 2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research grants for further research.

First, associate professor of physics Robert Klie, along with Assistant Professors Zheng Yang and Jingjing Li from the College of Engineering, have received a $40,000 grant for their project, "Growth and bandgap engineering of ZnO nanowires towards plasmonic-enhanced high-efficiency water splitting."

Next, Assistant Professor Courtney Bonam, from the psychology department, and Visiting Assistant Professor Noah Kaplan and Assistant Professor Alexandra Filindra of the Department of Political Science, have been funded $40,000 for their project, "Racial threat and American's Gun Policy Preferences." More information regarding their respective projects can be found on the 2014 awards page.

The purpose of this program is to foster academic inquiry that draws on the expertise and innovations of multiple disciplines, to nurture the research career trajectories of promising early stage investigators, and to help awardees leverage extramural funding.  The Chancellor’s "Discovery Fund" program supports multidisciplinary pilot research projects in the Basic Life Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Natural Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, and Humanities.