Science Research Roundup: April 2018

This month, Arts & Sciences researchers were awarded grants from organizations including NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Alex Meshik, research professor in the Department of Physics, received a $1.1 million award from NASA in support of a project titled "Analyses and interpretations of noble gases delivered by Genesis and Stardust missions – Phase 2."

Kevin Moeller, professor of chemistry, was awarded $1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health for a research project titled "New methods for the synthesis and analysis of addressable molecular libraries."

Yanli Song, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, was awarded $161,000 from the National Science Foundation for his research on applying equivariant index theory. 

Raymond E. Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and professor of earth and planetary sciences, received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence Medal, which honors individuals who have made major contributions to both scholarship and public service.

Ian Dobbins, professor of psychological & brain sciences, was awarded $40,000 from the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience toward research on "Mapping the dynamics of pupillometry onto functional brain networks during recognition."

Mica Jones, a graduate student in archaeology working with Fiona Marshall, James W. and Jean L. Davis Professor in Arts and Sciences in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a $7,500 grant from the National Science Foundation toward his doctoral research on "Technological response to environmental variation."

Bradley Jones, a graduate student in sociocultural anthropology working with Glenn D. Stone, professor of anthropology and of environmental studies, received a $7,300 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in support of his doctoral research on "Cultivating skill, growing knowledge: A comparative study of skilling institutions in alternative agriculture."

Todd Kuffner, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, received a $7,000 conference grant from the National Science Foundation in support of the "Third workshop on higher-order asymptotics and post-selection inference."

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Crystal Gammon, grants and science writer in Arts & Sciences.

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