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Grants Awarded Spring 2011


David Goldenberg and Linda Moran, Hillyer College and Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley, College of Arts and Science
"Bridge to the Future Leadership Project"
$10,000.00 awarded to David Goldenberg, professor of business in the Hillyer School, Linda Moran, assistant professor of academic studies, Hillyer, and Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley, coordinator of academic studies, psychology, and adjunct professor at A & S. Twenty of the University's newest women students participated for women in the only University-wide Summer Bridge program, focusing on leadership and psychology.


Bhin Zhu and Betsy Kadapuram, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
"Study of Environmental Estrogens in North Branch of Park River"
$10,000.00 awarded to Bhin Zhu, assistant professor, biology, in the College of A & S and student Betsy Kadapuram.  This student-professor research team examined water quality in different streams of the North Branch Park River watershed for the presence of environmental estrogens that can cause breast cancer and early onset of puberty for girls.


Ivana Milanovic, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)
"NASA Coherent Structures Development Research"
$10,000.00 awarded to Ivana Milanovic, associate professor, mechanical engineering at CETA.  Four students from various engineering majors formed a research team and were mentored by Ivana Milanovic. Together, the team engaged in research through NASA's Exploration Development Theme using computational fluid dynamics.


Mary Arico, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture CETA, and Ingrid Russell, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
"Mad About Science Summer STEM Camp"
CETA, Summer Place, WELFund, and the office of Communication coordinated efforts to offer an intensive, engaging Summer Place experience for middle school girls from the communities surrounding the University. Grant funds supported program development and provided scholarships for interested participants not otherwise able to attend.


Paige Bray, College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP)
"Veteran Teachers of Color Stories"
$7,457.45 awarded to Paige Bray, assistant professor, early childhood education at Hillyer.  Bray and her team of women student researchers compiled the stories of local veteran teachers of color, building on Bray's research of the life of Dr. Nettie Webb, who served for over 30 years in a New York area school district integrated before the Brown v. Board of Education decision.  Student research assistants include Chanelle Peters, Natasha Robinson and Keisha Ellis. 


Jenni Freidman, Hartford Art School
"Women in Contemporary Printmaking"
$4,429.80 awarded to Jenni Friedman, visiting assistant professor, art printmaking, at the Hartford Art School.  Two women students in the Art School's printmaking program joined Freidman in attending the Southern Graphics Council National Conference. The students attended "open portfolio" sessions, sharing their work and receiving critique on a national scale. These students then shared their experiences in an on-campus forum for other members of the University community.  Students included Mirra Goldfrad and Amanda Keating. 


T. Stores, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
"First Time in Every Time"
$2,000.00 awarded to T. Stores, associate professor of English in the School of A&S.  Students in Stores' first-year seminar compiled oral histories of residents of the Duncaster retirement living facility, creating connections between populations that are both in a state of transition. A team of senior women students served as editors of a final compilation of the residents' stories.


Karen Tejada, Hillyer College
"Las Mujeres Pueden Tambien"
$2,000.00 awarded to Karen Tejada, assistant professor of sociology at Hillyer, and student Meria Arroy '13, who interviewed and compiled qualitative data on the political practices of Salvadoran women residing in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Expanding on earlier research completed by Tejada, this study sought to enhance understanding of the women's unique change and mobilization strategies.


Susan Coleman, Barney School of Business
"Financial Strategies for Women-Owned Firms"
$2,000.00 awarded to Susan Coleman, professor of economics/finance/insurance at the Barney School of Business and a co-author from the Kauffman Foundation will complete final research and writing for A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms. This book on women entrepreneurs and their quest for funding was the first of its kind, and a first for Coleman as well.

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