2015/16 ORSP Small Grant Program Awardees

The ORSP Small Grants Program fosters the professional development of investigators and creative artists at San Francisco State University by supporting original projects that contribute significantly to the professional achievement and growth of applicants.

The 2015/06 Small Grants Program awardees are listed below.

Diane Allen
Physical Therapy, College of Health and Social Sciences
“Long-term Effects of Balance-Based Torso-Weighting: Pilot Study for NIH Grant”

Darius Bost
Sociology and Sexuality Studies, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
“Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence”

Karen Crow
Biology, College of Science and Engineering
“The Role of the Hox Limb Building Toolkit Genes in the Evolution of Novel Vertebrate Features”

Juanita Darling
International Relations, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
“Latin American Media Philosophy”

Trevor Getz
History, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
“Abina: A Young Woman’s Journey Through Slavery and Colonialism”

Sarah Holley
Psychology, College of Science and Engineering
“Emotional Processes in Neurodegenerative Diseases”

Julietta Hua & Kasturi Ray
Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
"In the Glare of the State"

Jeff Jacoby
Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
“Capturing Audio for Video / Lynda.com”

Stephen Kane
Physics and Astronomy, College of Science and Engineering
“Towards the Precise Timing of Exoplanetary Orbits”

Misty Kuhn
Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science and Engineering
“Polymyxin Antibiotic Acetylation”

Chun Kit Lai
Mathematics, College of Science and Engineering
“Exponential Frames in Fractals”

Berenice LeMarchand
Foreign Languages/French Program, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
“Contes de Fées Littéraires du XVIIe Siècle : Avatar Théâtral / 17th Century Literary Fairy Tales: A Theatrical Form”

Edward McCaughan
Sociology and Sexuality Studies, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
“Queerly Mexican: Art, Identity, and LGBT Movements in Mexico”

A.K.M. Newaz
Physics and Astronomy, College of Science and Engineering
“Nanocrystalline {001}-Faceted Anatase TiO2 film Applications: From Photovoltaics to Water remediation”

Pleuni Pennings
Biology, College of Science and Engineering
“Is There Scientific Evidence for "Always Finish Antibiotics Course" Advice?"

Jillian Sandell
Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
“Community Representation Through Short Films”

Monica Sharif
Management, College of Business
“Joseph Johnson or Yousef Johnson? Individual Perceptions in the Evaluation of Biculturals”

Jennifer Shea
Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, College of Health and Social Sciences
“Community Resilience: Generating Evidence to Inform Scholarship & Practice”

Valerie Soe
Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies
“Love Boat: Taiwan Documentary Film Project”

Mary Soliday
English, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
“The Engagement Challenge: SF State Students Talk About Writing in School”

Patti Solomon-Rice
Special Education and Communicative Disorders, Graduate College of Education
“Facilitating Vocabulary Production in Toddlers with Cognitive Impairment Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication”

Andrea Swei
Biology, College of Science and Engineering
“Genotypic Variation of a Key Virulence Factor in Borrelia Burgdorferi”

Deanna Wang
Marketing, College of Business
“Modeling New Product Diffusion in Social Networks Using Big Data: An Interdisciplinary Study”

Ilmi Yoon
Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering
“Crowd-Sourced Game-Based Sustainability Science of Complex Ecological Networks”