SEU Portfolio of Significant Active Government Grants, Subawards, and Contracts - Spring 2020

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

SC2, National Institute of General Medical Sciences: A Biomimetic Approach to Elucidating the Role in Disease of the Oxygenase Enzyme Acireductone Dioxygenase (ARD). PI: Santiago Toledo Carrion. Award amount $330,602; grant period 2020-2023.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

DUE, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Maker Education and Community Building as Tools to Recruit, Develop, and Retain STEM Teachers. PI: Steven Fletcher; Co-PIs Glenda Ballard, Gary Morris, Mitch Phillipson, and Santiago Toledo. Award amount $1,181,608; grant period 2020-2025.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program): Institute for Interdisciplinary Science (I4): Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial Revolution. PI: Andrea Holgado, Biological Sciences. Co-PIs: Raychelle Burks, Charles Hauser, Bilal Shebaro, and Paul Walter. Award amount $1,499,950; grant period 2018-2023.

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Acquisition of a versatile, user-friendly, automated fluorescence microscope to promote research performed by faculty and undergraduates at a Hispanic-serving institution. PI: Andrea Holgado, Biological Sciences. Co-PI: Daniel Gold, Biological Sciences. Award amount $207,310; grant period 2018-2021.

RUI, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems: Examining Molecular Players Integrating Autophagy and Neuronal Development and Maintenance.  PI: Andrea Holgado, Biological Sciences. Award amount $600,000; grant period 2017–2021.

DUE, S-STEM: Rewarding Achievement in Mathematics and Science (RAMS) Scholarships. PI: Richard Kopec, Computer Science. Award amount $729,390; grant period 2014-2021.

IUSE: SEU Living Learning Community/Active Learning (LLCAL) Project. PI: Richard Kopec, Computer Science. Co-PIs: Jason Callahan, Tricia Shepherd, Michael Kart, and Teresa Bilinski. Grant amount $1,608,224; grant period 2015-2021.

IRES: Assessing the Effects of Human Activity Related to Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation on Tropical Forests and Primates. PI: Peter Beck, Environmental Science and Policy. Award amount $250,000; grant period 2016–2021.

IRES Track I: Comparing the influence of economic incentives and land use patterns on the conservation of tropical forests and primates in Panama, Cost Rica, and Uganda. $299,877 awarded to Indiana University; Subrecipient PI: Peter Beck, Environmental Science and Policy. Subaward amount $51,000; grant period 2019-2022.

IUSE: Digital Imaging and Vision Applications in Science (DIVAS). Awarded to Doane College; Co-PI: Raychelle Burks, Chemistry, receiving up to a quarter of total award amount $300,000; grant period 2017–2019.

Department of Education

College Student Migrant Program (CAMP). PI: Sonia Briseno, CAMP Director. Award Amount $2,125,000; grant period 2020–2025.

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. PI: Molly Minus, Associate VP Academic Affairs. Award amount $1,189,650: grant period 2017–2022.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

NIFA; The Agricultural-STEM Pipeline: Progressive Experiential Learning Linking Three HSI Academic Tiers (Ag-STEM). PI: Fidelma O’Leary, Biological Sciences. Co-PIs Bill Quinn, Raelynn Deaton Haynes, and Chuck Hauser. Award amount $275,000; grant period 2015–2021.

U.S. Forest Service Agreement: Washington Office Civil Rights Multicultural Workforce Strategic Initiatives. PI: Bill Quinn, Biological Sciences. Agreement amount to date $219,412; contract period 2015–2021.

NIFA; A Conference Proposal for “Building STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics) at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. PI: Gloria White, Director Sponsored Programs. Award amount $50,000; grant period 2019–2021.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA, Universities Space Research Association (USRA/GESTAR): S02 Validation Project in Costa Rica. PI: Gary Morris, Physics. Award amount $255,707; award period 2017–2021.

State of Texas

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); Air Quality Research Program (AQRP), The University of Texas at Austin subaward to University of Houston: Galveston Offshore Ozone Observations (GO3). SEU subrecipients: Paul Walter and Gary Morris. Subaward amount: $68,260. Grant Period: 2020-2021.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ): Ozonesonde Launches in San Antonio and El Paso. Prime Contractor is the University of Houston.  Subcontractor PI: Paul Walter, Physics. Subcontract amount $87,794; subcontract period 2019­–2020.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB): Work-Study Mentorship Program. PI: Gloria White, Director Sponsored Programs. Award amounts total $165,000; Annual funding from 2012–2021. Additional $17,243 awarded for 2020-2021.