Mark Chopping, Earth and Environmental Studies, CSAM, received $20,000 of an anticipated total $39,975 supplemental request for the project entitled “
Amy Ferdinand, Environmental Health and Safety, Division of University Facilities, received an award from The State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the amount of $23,125 for the project entitled “Montclair State University Waste Management Program: Food Waste Recycling Demonstration Project”. The grant provides for the purchase of an in-vessel composter for on-site treatment of organic wastes. It is estimated that with this grant, MSU will be able to expand the food waste recycle program from one, to four food areas serviced.
Robert McCormick, Center for Child Advocacy, CHSS, received a $131,702 subcontract from
Sandra Passchier, Earth and Environmental Studies, CSAM, was awarded a three year grant for her research titled, “Expedition Objective Research: Early Pliocene Record of Antarctic Ice Rafting and Paleoenvironmental Conditions, Wilkes Land Margin, Antarctica,” for $183,565. Dr. Passchier along with a Graduate Assistant will analyze core samples from Antarctica to reconstruct
Elena Petroff, Biology and Molecular Biology, CSAM, was awarded $320,657 for a three year grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Interaction of ASIC and BK Channels and Its Role in Glial Proliferation”. This study will determine the role of acid sensing ion channels (ASICs) as endogenous inhibitors of cell growth through inhibition of voltage activated K+ channels (BK). A Graduate Assistant and three undergraduate research assistants will be assisting Dr. Petroff in her research.
Brian Smith, Political Science and Law, CHSS, has received an award from National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $19,505. This funding will be used to prepare a course titled "What Sustains Liberty?" The course will be an entirely new course at MSU and will lead students to analyze and discuss a wide range of texts on the subject of maintaining liberty.