Featured Awards Announcement

Please join Montclair State University in announcing recent awards received by its faculty.

Montclair State University has received the following grants:

Anna Feldman, Linguistics, CHSS, received $16,000 from the National Science Foundation to support “Undergraduate Research for Resource-light Morphosyntactic Tagging of Morphologically Complex Languages,” a grant to develop a tagging method that relies neither on target-language training data nor requires bilingual dictionaries and parallel corpora.

Eileen Fitzpatrick, Linguistics, CHSS, was awarded $32,200 from ITT for a grant entitled “Advance Engineering and Sciences for the Verbal Analysis of Laboratory Screening Interviews,” for faculty and students to develop remote, non-invasive automated sensor technology capable of detecting hostile intention and deception in interviews with research participants.

Paul Bologna, Biology and Molecular Biology, CSAM, received $2,669 from the Barnegat Bay National Estuary for the “Assessment of Sea Nettle Polyps in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey,” a grant that will focus on fixed substrates, such as docks and bulkheads, and compile data that will provide critical life history information useful in predicting future population fluctuations.

Stefanie Brachfeld, Earth and Environmental Studies,  CSAM, received $132,443 from the National Science Foundation for the “Acquisition of a Spinner Magnetometer and Ancillary Paleomagnetic Equipment at Montclair State University,” to complement the existing rock-magnetic capabilities and allow faculty to conduct inhouse paleomagnetic analyses in support of geosciences, environmental science, physics research, and laboratory research.

Matthew Gorring, Earth and Environmental Studies, CSAM, $28,050 from the National Science Foundation for the “Upgrade of the Optical Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) at Montclair State University” computer system that supports geochemistry research and education in Department of Earth and Environmental Studies.

David Trubatch, Mathematics Sciences, received $142,168 from the National Science Foundation for the “Dynamics of Soliton Interactions and their Applications,” a grant to study the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLS) and develop the Inverse-Scattering Transform (IST) and soliton dynamics for defocusing the vector generalization VNLS system.

Stefan Robila, Computer Science, CSAM, was awarded a grant for $129,372 from the National Science Foundation for the “MRI-R2: Acquisition of Scientific Computing Capacity,” a grant which will provide high performance computing for faculty who have computationally intensive extensions to their ongoing research activities.  Co-Principal Investigators Drs. Lora Billings, Hao Chen, Anna Feldman, Bogdan Nita are involved in the project.