Student Grants & Awards

  • Anderson, M. (2010). Sustainable Mosquito Vector Management in Haiti, a plan developed in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake. HDC-Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).  April 2010 (2nd Place Oral Presentation Award, $200).
  • Das, P.  (2010). Phytoextraction of Monensin from Hydroponic Systems by Vetiver Grass.  HDC- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting (awarded 1st place in graduate student poster competition- $400).
  • Diglio, L.  (PI, advisor- Dr. P. Bologna) New Jersey Academy of Science Senior Academy;  ‘Relict Brook Trout Population Assessment In The South Branch Of The Raritan River Headwaters, Mt. Olive, New Jersey’ (Awards,  AAAS Best Overall Student Presentation in 2011, and Best Graduate Student Presentation in 2011).
  • Diglio, L. (PI, advisor- Dr. P. Bologna) The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Inc. (AWCF). Impact of dam removal upon the population dynamics of native relict brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and exotic brown trout (Salmo trutta) in the headwaters of a northern New Jersey stream system on the South Branch of the Raritan River below Budd Lake in Mt. Olive Township. (Award, $2,000).
  • Duchesne, R. (PI, advisor- Dr. Chopping, M.). The Geological Society of America (GSA), Mapping and assessing vegetation changes in the Alaskan Arctic tundra. 2010 (Award, $2,975).
  • Dolcemascolo, P. (PI, advisor- Dr. Monsen, K. Co-PI).  Gateway Research Learning Center Fellowship (National Park Service), “Diamondback Terrapins in Gateway National Recreation Area: Using Genetics to Inform Management Decisions.” May, 2011 (Award, $6,000).
  • Dolcemascolo, P. (PI, with advisor- Dr. Monsen, K. Co-PI ) New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI), Study of a water-borne fungal pathogen (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) and its effect on New Jersey amphibians and their habitat. Jan, 2011 (Award, $5,000).
  • Dolcemascolo, P. (PI, with advisor- Dr. Monsen, K.) New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI).  “Assessment of the water-borne pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in New Jersey amphibians and their habitat”. 2011 (Award, $5,000).
  • Justus, F. (PI, Advisor- Dr. Chopping, M.) The Geological Society of America (GSA), Quantify land use and land cover changes associated with increased production of high value horticultural crops for export markets, Kenya. 2010 (Award, $1,800)
  • Justus, F. (2010). New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals (NJSWEP) Scholarship. Award, $2,000)
  • Onel, N. (2010)   Graduate Research Poster Award “Impact of Eco-friendly Product and Packaging Strategies on Consumer Information Processing.” Fifth Annual Montclair State University Student Research Symposium. April (1st Place Award $500).
  • Pawlish, M. (Co-PI with PIs, S. Robila, M. Weistein, A. Varde) Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G). Decision Support System (DSS) for IT Management Project. 2011(2yrs)   (Award, $218,000).
  • Pawlish, M. (2009).  A “seed grant” from Colleges of Science and Mathematics and Humanities and Social Science; the School of Business; and MSU’s OIT. A baseline study to estimate energy usage and ambient conditions (temperature, relative humidity etc) at MSU’s data center.   2009 (Award, $15,000)
  • Punamiya, P. (PI with Dr. D. Sarkar, Co-PI and advisor). New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute (NJWRRI). “Green Remediation of Tetracyclines in Soil-Water Systems” 2010 (Award, $5,000).
  • Punamiya, P. (PI with Advisor- Dr. D. Sarkar). Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate student research grant. “Biogeochemical Fate of Veterinary Antibiotics in Soil-Water Systems.” 2009 (Award, $2390).
  • RoyChowdhury, A. (2012) Hudson/Delaware Chapter - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). "Optimization of algal growth parameters for production of low cost algal biofuel” 2012 conference held at Montclair State University (2nd prize Poster Award, $200).
  • Sidhu, V.S.(2012), Phytoremediation potential of Indian Mustard (Brassica Juncea), broccoli(Brassica campestris), Spinach(Spinach oleracea) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) for Cadmium Contaminated Soils. HDC- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting, Montclair State University. (awarded 3rd place in graduate student poster competition, $100)
  • Das, P. (PI; Advisor – Dr. Sarkar) Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant. Development of a chemically-catalyzed phytoremediation system for 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) contaminated soils. 2009, (Award, $2310).
  • Das, P. (2009). Chemically enhanced phytoextraction of 2, 4, 6 trinitrotoluene (TNT) by Vetiver grass from a low organic matter containing soil. HDC-Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual meeting (awarded 1st place in graduate student poster competition- $500).