To our friends, supporters and community members:
As the state’s youngest regional comprehensive university, UW-Green Bay has made an enormous impact on our region, state and beyond. That has been driven in no small part by the amazing research that is happening here.
The breadth of research at the University has grown tremendously in recent years. This reflects our high-quality faculty, staff and students across all campus locations, as well as our culture of continuous innovation and fearless efforts to improve the health of our people and environment for the next generation.
“We are so pleased that UW-Green Bay continues to build and contribute to real-world scholarship, discovery and creative inquiry that has wide-ranging transformational impact on the lives of our students, faculty and staff, community and beyond. Research is on the RISE!” — Kate Burns, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
This research is having increasing positive economic, social and environmental effects on our region and state through original intellectual and creative contributions across a wide range of disciplines. You’ll see in the pages of this report concrete examples of these contributions and how they have enriched the lives of our students, benefited the health of our ecosystem, and increased the educational outcomes and impact to our neighbors.
As you review the content in this report, if you have questions, would like more information about any of the projects described, other projects the University may be involved with or would like to discuss how you can support UW-Green Bay’s growing research activities, the Office of Grants and Research will be pleased to assist you. We are so excited to see how research continues to IGNITE the future!
— Michael Alexander Chancellor
“We are immensely proud of this report as well as the boundless energy and diligent work of those students and researchers highlighted herein — and all those across our University whose research and creative activity is making an impact on our campus, community, state and nation. Research and sponsored activity is truly foundational to the future of UW-Green Bay, and the Office of Grants and Research works tirelessly to support, guide and celebrate research, our researchers and the institution-wide initiatives that are moving UW-Green Bay forward.” — Dr. Pieter A.P. deHart Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies
“The UW-Green Bay Office of Grants and Research is thrilled to partner with the Office of University Advancement to highlight just a snippet of the terrific work taking place across our four locations of Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan. The office is privileged to work with faculty, staff, students, administrators and collaborators to nurture, support and celebrate research and sponsored program activity in all of its incarnations.” — Roger Wareham Director, Office of Grants and Research
ABOUT THE OFFICE OF GRANTS AND RESEARCH
The Office of Grants and Research supports faculty, staff and students in their research, creative and scholarly activity. We provide encouragement and guidance through the funding process, and answer all questions regarding grant funding. We celebrate research every day across our campus in each of our colleges, and are proud of our ever-growing student researcher population. We believe research and scholarly activities are not limited to the sciences but expand out to creative activities, social sciences, human studies, education and the arts.
We believe in building a better campus in order to serve our Greater Green Bay community.
Interested in learning more about grants and research?
CONTACT: Roger Wareham Director, Office of Grants and Research, email@example.com | 920.465.2565
2021 At a Glance
UW-Green Bay was awarded a competitive Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education in October 2020. The funding of more than $80,000 annually for four years is providing child care support for students with high financial need, as well as supporting planning for a potential child care facility.
Project Lead: Corey King, Vice Chancellor, Division of University Inclusivity & Student Affairs
Fund for Wisconsin Scholars, $4,368
The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars is a private sponsored program that provides needbased grants to graduates of Wisconsin public high schools attending University of Wisconsin four-year colleges and universities. The program also supports a peer mentorship component in which junior and senior scholarship recipients mentor first-year and transfer scholarship recipients. UW-Green Bay was awarded $4,368 for the 2020-21 FFWS Peer Mentoring Program.
Project Lead: Vince Lowery, Director of Student Success and Engagement
Upward Bound, $300,000
The Upward Bound Program is a comprehensive collegepreparatory enrichment program designed to serve high school students from low-income and/or first-generation families at no cost to them. UW-Green Bay has received funding from this federal TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education for the past 32 years. In 2021, UW-Green Bay received more than $300,000 to serve 80 students in East, Preble, Southwest and West high schools in Green Bay to provide tutoring, counseling and opportunities to prepare students for college success.
Project Lead: Michael Casbourne, Director, TRIO & Precollege Programs
Gear Up, $1.3 million
UW-Green Bay’s Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement has partnered with the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to provide services to participants in the DPI’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program. GEAR UP is designed to assist low-income students in grades six through 12 at target schools to obtain a high school diploma and prepare for college. Thus far, $1.3 million has been awarded to support GEAR UP programs including dual enrollment college credits, summer overnight camps on campus, STEM after-school programming, advising, college readiness workshops and campus visits.
Project Lead: Meaghan Strehlow, Executive Director, K-12 & Community Relations, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, $10,000
The Microsoft Journalism Initiative in collaboration with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awarded the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences $10,000 in spring 2021 to support the creation of Fourth Estate Media – a faculty and student-run campus platform for multimedia content. This platform will host content including news, podcasts, videos, vlogs/blogs, data visualization, investigative journalism, television, entertainment, streaming radio, social media and other media resources.
Project Lead: Chuck Rybak, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The Teagle Foundation / National Endowment for the Humanities, $30,000
Professor Mark Karau and a team of humanities faculty were notified in June 2021 of a $30,000 award for a oneyear planning project from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Teagle Foundation. The team will work on a common core of courses in the humanities that will illuminate pathways to help students navigate a coherent and meaningful set of general education courses.
Project Lead: Mark Karau, Professor, History and Humanities
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
WiSys and Fund for Lake Michigan, $187,999
Dr. Mike Holly, an engineer in the new interdisciplinary Water Science program, has received funding for his work in the environmental fate and treatment of chemicals created or concentrated by human activity, including excess agricultural phosphorus and the “forever chemicals” PFAS. The Fund for Lake Michigan has provided $48,000 to support a project in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee to design and test new media for filtering phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Funded by a $139,999 grant from UW System research partner WiSys, Holly will lead a multicampus investigation into PFAS and nitrate content of sewage sludge and treatment options for safe land application of the sludge.
Project Lead: Mike Holly, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering
American Philosophical Society, $6,000
Assistant Professor of Geoscience Shawn Malone arrived in fall of 2020 having just received a $6,000 grant from the American Philosophical Society to support field work in Wyoming to involve students in sampling and age-dating some of the oldest samples of the Earth’s crust in North America. This data will help to improve models of early plate tectonics while exposing students to research-driven applications of their classroom learning.
Project Lead: Shawn Malone, Assistant Professor, Geology
COLLEGE OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK
Wisconsin Department of Family and Children, $400,000
UW-Green Bay is one of four state universities contracted by the state Department of Family and Children to provide training for the state’s child welfare workforce. Associate Professor of Social Work Jolanda Sallmann leads the Public Child Welfare Training Stipend Program at UW-Green Bay. This program provides student scholarships and an approved curriculum to students who agree to work in the child welfare sector in Wisconsin after graduation. In fiscal year 2021, UW-Green Bay received more than $400,000 for curriculum support through this program.
Project Lead: Jolanda Sallmann, Associate Professor, Social Work
Badger Nurses Collaborating on Covid-19 Vaccine Education and Delivery (BN-CoVED), $40,000
In late 2020, Professor Christine Vandenhouten, chair of UW-Green Bay’s Nursing and Health Studies department, teamed with the UW-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health to engage nursing students to help deliver vaccines and education to the campus and the greater Green Bay community. A $40,000 grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program helped support this rapid mobilization.
Project Lead: Christine Vandenhouten, Professor and Chair, Nursing & Health Studies
COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS
Since March of 2020, the federal government has provided a series of emergency funding infusions to colleges and universities to help them respond to the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate the financial challenges experienced by students and campuses.
$24M+ Total federal emergency funding received by UW-Green Bay as of 2021
$3M+ Direct student aid disbursed to more than 2,000 UW-Green Bay students. Another $6M will continue direct support to students.
$500,000+ Support for COVID-19 testing facilities at UW-Green Bay’s four campuses
OTHER USES OF COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS:
- Hardware, software, IT infrastructure and training for instructors and students
- Reconfiguration, additional materials and increased cleaning of classrooms and labs to continue with limited in-person activities
- Emergency support resources for students including housing, meals and travel expenses when dorms closed mid-semester, and internet access for students without home access
- Refunds of student fees for housing, food service and other campus services
- Restoration of almost $1.5M budget cut from UW-Green Bay’s FY20 allocation of general purpose revenues