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Office of Grants and Research

NAS Seminar: “No Place Like Home Anymore!”

Please join us Friday, September 12th for the next NAS Seminar Series with Dr. Stephen Mullin, Professor of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University, as he presents “No Place Like Home Anymore!: Colubrid snakes coping in modified habitats in the Midwest”.

Seminar at 3:00 pm in ES 301

Social gathering at 4:00 pm in ES 317


NAS Seminar: “Volcanic Versus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions”


Please join us Friday, November 22nd for the next NAS Seminar Series with Terrence M. Gerlach, retired U.S. Geological Surveyor, as he presents “Volcanic Versus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions.”

 Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Lecture at 3:30 pm in ES 301


NAS Seminar: “Energy Options for Cleaner Air”

Please join us Friday, November 8th for the next NAS Seminar Series with Dr. Tracey Holloway, Associate Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies of University of Wisconsin – Madison as she presents “Energy Options for Cleaner Air.”

Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Lecture at 3:30 pm in ES 301

NAS Seminar: “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Challenges Faced by Litigants in Environmental Cases at the Court of Appeals”

Please join us Friday, October 25th for the next NAS Seminar Series with Elizabeth Wheat, Assistant Professor of and Pre-Law Coordinator Project Leader in the Department of Public & Environmental Affairs as she presents “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Challenges Faced by Litigants in Environmental Cases at the Court of Appeals.”

Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Presentation at 3:30 pm in ES 301

Featured Researcher: Associate Professor Susan Gallagher-Lepak

Associate Professor Susan Gallagher-Lepak and Dr. T. Heather Herdman received funding for development of a clinical support tool (CST) using the NANDA-I  nursing diagnosis taxonomy for use by nursing students, nursing educators and nurses. The process of nursing diagnosis is central to nursing practice. Nursing diagnoses are used in the United States as well as across the world (especially Japan and Latin America).
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NAS Seminar: “The Costs and Benefits of Coloniality in Cliff Swallows: Insights from a 30-Year Study”

Please join us Friday, September 27 for the next NAS Seminar Series with Dr. Charles Brown, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Tulsa as he presents “The Costs and Benefits of Coloniality in Cliff Swallows: Insights from a 30-Year Study.”

Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Presentation at 3:30 pm in ES 301

NAS Seminar: “Wildlife Research in West China: Threats and Conservation”

The Fall 2013 NAS Seminar Series begins Friday, September 13th.  Dr. Dajun Wang will present “Wildlife Research in West China: Threats and Conservation.” 

Social gathering at 3:00 pm in ES 317

Presentation at 3:30 pm in ES 301 

 Dr. Dajun Wang

Federal Funding Priorities for FY13-14

Communications regarding federal funding priorities for FY 13-14 have been received.  It is clear that individuals from UW-Green Bay seeking funding for their research activities will have the greatest opportunity for success in gaining that funding if their proposals are addressed to one of the priorities.  As such, the UWGB Office of Grants & Research (OG&R) will be focusing on identifying grant opportunities that meet one of the following federal priorities:

  • STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) – Research focused on increased learning in STEM areas, broadened participation in STEM activities, and activities focused on building the STEM workforce of the future.  The STEM priority is integrated into the mission and focus of all agencies.
  • Education – Many of the federal Agencies will be focusing funding on improving the educational experience (undergraduate and graduate levels) and increasing participation of underrepresented populations.  Those projects that also address STEM education will have the greatest opportunity for success.  Funding opportunities will recognize that instructor enhancement, especially in the undergraduate effort, is a valid outcome and that not all funds need to be directly dedicated to student outcomes.
  • Energy – High interest areas for the Department of Energy are battery development and battery energy management, grid control/management, rare earth conservation/replacement, and carbon capture/storage.  The Department of Energy is focused on providing funding for collaborative projects that focus on the transition from development to marketing and implementation of technologies.

 An important criterion for all proposals by all Agencies will be the use of evidence-based outcomes.

 In order to assist in the search for funding of research projects OG&R will submit to the Log funding priority announcements within these categories on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, upon request faculty who are interested in submitting a proposal within these initiatives will be provided funding opportunities based upon their specific field of interests (keywords provided by potential PIs). When available, examples of funded proposals will be obtained and shared with faculty/staff to assist in their proposal development. OG&R will also provide budget templates and all other necessary forms to the PIs and assist with budget and proposal development as requested.  

 It is suggested that student research projects, especially those that will have the potential for presentation as part of Posters in the Rotunda, be focused on one of the priorities noted above.






Featured Researcher: Professor Ryan Currier

I am curious about the behavior of magmas. Rock melt at depth, lava pours forth from volcanoes, but what happens in between? A challenging question considering active magma bodies typically reside several kilometers deep, and the ancient ones have cooled, weathered, and eroded away much of their information. We still don’t have a clear understanding of how these magmatic systems grow and evolve.
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Posters in the Rotunda 2013 in Review


Posters in the Rotunda: Explore the Power of Undergraduate Research


Zona Fang

Zona presenting her findings to Chancellor Harden

An International Approach to Examining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Studies in the United States: Comparing a Topic in Statistics between IB and Chinese High School Mathematics Textbooks

Abstract: Hoping to find the evidence of how International Baccalaureate (IB) programs may help U.S. students compete academically with students from other countries, I examined textbooks from an IB math program and a Chinese high school to determine similarities and differences in a purposefully selected topic on a basic statistics concept.


Holly James

Luteolin Suppresses Daidzein Induced Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer Cells

Abstract: We evaluated the effects of luteolin, a phytoestrogen found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, and daidzein, a phytoestrogen found in soy, alone and in combination on cell proliferation in MCF-7 BOS breast cancer cells.  We found that luteolin suppressed daidzein induced cell proliferation and daidzein antagonized the anti-proliferative effects of luteolin.  These findings have broader implications in regards to using dietary phytochemicals as chemotherapeutic agents.


Daniel Mueller

Daniel walking Chancellor Harden through his research

German Media and the 2012 US Presidential Election: How Ideology, Regionalism, and Issue Coverage Shape the German Public Attitude toward US Politics

Abstract: This research project, under the guidance of Dr. Levintova, investigates German media coverage of the 2012 US presidential election. Using 247 articles across the ideological spectrum during the period from July 2012 through mid-November, three questions are explored: how the political orientation of each news source affects its coverage of the candidates, how the regional coverage of each source affects its portrayal of the election, and what issues each source covered and how its regional or ideological orientations affect issue coverage. 


Robyn Nielsen

Robyn and Professor Katia Levintova

Brown County Zero Waste

Abstract: UW-Green Bay Environmental Policy and Planning student Robyn Nielsen presents the findings of the Brown County Waste Stream Committee’s year-long work to establish a business plan and long-term strategy for redirecting waste from landfills, by turning it into marketable materials, as part of a more environmentally sustainable local economy.


Mai Chee Vang

Mai Chee and her faculty advisor, Gaurav Bansal

Role of Cultural Congruence and Trust in Online Charitable Giving

Abstract: We study the influence of cultural-congruence on the relationship between trust and intention to donate online. We created two exact website homepages – with different images in order to manipulate the cultural congruence. Each respondent saw only one type of homepage, and answered the questions. We got 352 useful observations.


Emily Vogels

Emily presenting to Professor Christopher Martin

Hidden Intelligence: Downplaying Intelligence in Social Settings

Abstract: This study was aimed at better understanding why people might downplay their intelligence. Participants took a survey which consisted of scenarios and questions measuring personality characteristics. A regression analysis will be performed to see what predicts hiding one’s intelligence. Revisions will be made to create a measure. Results are pending.