Exemplars in Engineering Research Live Webcast

“Exemplars in Engineering Research”

Live Webcast: Registration Link
Presented by the Department of Research
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Presentation: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
(Lobby opens 10 minutes prior to live session)

• Cutting-edge engineering research in the CSU
• Development of batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors for sustainable energy
• Multidisciplinary approach to create engineered tissues and scaffolds for tissue repair.
• Development of new materials for biomedical and water purification applications
• Bioelectrochemical systems for energy and nutrient recovery
• Development of tissue engineering strategies
• High energy density storage system development
• Study of interactions (or coupling) in complex dynamical systems
Chris Bachman , Cal State LA, Electrochemical Energy Storage for Sustainable Technologies
Perla Ayala , Cal State Long Beach, Engineering Models for Tissue Repair
Sankha Banerjee , Fresno State, Design and Fabrication of Electro and Photo-active Materials for Applications in Biomedical Devices and Water Purification
Christy Dykstra , San Diego State, Resource Recovery Using Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs)
Christopher Heylman , Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Vascularized Human Tumors on a Chip for Drug Screening
Dahyun Oh , San Jose State, Physical Chemistry: Incorporation of VR into Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Quantum Mechanics
Subhradeep Roy , CSUN, Study of Interactions in Complex Dynamical Systems
Register via this link by August 25th. When registering, you will need to provide:
1. Full name
2. Title and Department
3. Campus
4. Email address
6. Any additional topics and questions your campus would like addressed

2020-2021 SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Fund Awardees

2020-2021 SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Fund Awardees


College of Ethnic Studies

Falu Bakrania, Associate Professor, Race and Resistance Studies, “Silicon Indians: Model Minorities and Technology in the age of Neoliberal Governance”

Anantha Sudhakar, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, “Next Door Narratives: The Figure of the Neighbor in Asian American Women's Fiction”


Graduate College of Education

Christy Lao, Associate Professor, Elementary Education, “Project CIP: A Study of Effectiveness of Chinese Immersion Programs”

Kathleen Mortier, Assistant Professor, Special Education, “Inclusion Pilot Project”

Betty Yu, Associate Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, “A study of the interactional supports that help young children on the autism spectrum from minority-language families learn English”


College of Health and Social Sciences

Fang-Yu Chou, Professor, Nursing, “Central Obesity and Cancer Prevention for Chinese American Women (Continuation)”

Gretchen George, Assistant Professor, Family, Interiors, Nutrition, & Apparel, “Reducing Anti-Fat Attitudes and Weight Bias Among First Year Experience Students”

Casey Nesbit, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, “Perceptions of Student Success”


Lam Family College of Business

Todd Feldman, Associate Professor, Finance, “Too Big to Fail Implied in US Bank Stock Returns”

Minu Kumar, Professor, Marketing, “Wait, wait, please tell me what is the risk of the drug in that commercial?”

John Logan, Professor, Labor and Employment Studies, “Protecting California Food Chain Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic”


College of Liberal and Creative Arts

Michael Anderson, Professor, Classics, “Via Consolare Project and SF State Excavations in Pompeii 2020-2021”

Laura Green, Assistant Professor, School of Cinema, “Camp Widow Documentary”

Jenny Lederer, Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature, “Medium Shapes Message: What the New Era of Screen-to-screen Communication Teaches Us about Language Structure and Use”



Morning Star Padilla, Art and Humanities Librarian, Library Research and Instruction Services, “Mapping Information Literacy for Student Success”


College of Science and Engineering

Melissa Hagan, Assistant Professor, Psychology, “Coping with the COVID Pandemic and Other Traumatic Stressors: Identifying Targeted Techniques for Recurrent Negative Emotion Regulation”

Mary Leech, Professor, Earth and Climate Sciences, “Thermodynamic modeling of high-pressure/-temperature rocks from the Adirondack Highlands, New York”

Jingjing Qiu, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, “Electrifying organic synthesis: investigation of electro-oxidation of 4-(hydroxymethyl) benzoic acid”

Funding Opp: CZI Deep Tissue Imaging RFA

CZI Deep Tissue Imaging RFA


Sponsor: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Source: Private
Title of Funding OpportunityCZI Deep Tissue Imaging

Deadline: August 6, 2020 by 5 p.m. PST


Synopsis of offering:

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging program seeks to enable researchers everywhere to visualize, measure, and analyze the biological processes underlying health and disease. CZI invites applications for its new Deep Tissue Imaging Request for Applications (RFA) to help support innovations in deep tissue imaging technology, focused on obtaining critical, high-resolution data at the cellular level.

This RFA supports the development of technologies that will allow researchers to view information at cellular resolution, in complex tissue and through skin and bone, in living organisms. Awards are $1 million in total over 2.5 years for each pilot project, and successful pilots will be eligible to apply for additional four-year follow-up grants.

More information here 


To meet the goals of catalyzing new ideas and inspiring innovative science, the Deep Tissue Imaging RFA is structured as a two-phased funding opportunity.

Phase 1: In the first phase, we invite letters of intent (LOI) where applicants will provide a short proposal detailing the current state-of-the-art technology they are working on and how their project advances this technology. ○ A subset of the LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application for 2.5-year (30-month) pilot awards ($1 million total costs/award).

Phase 2: At the conclusion on the 2.5-year pilot period, successful pilot projects in Phase 1 will be eligible for application and evaluation for an extended 48-month grant award ($10 million total costs/award, or $2.5 million total costs/award/year), for a total of up to $11 million total over six-and-a-half years for the entirety of the project (Phase 1 and Phase 2). We anticipate awarding Phase 2 four-year grants to a subset of the eligible Phase 1 pilot projects.

More information here



  • Applications may be submitted by non-profit and for-profit organizations, public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government, companies, and eligible agencies of the federal government. As part of the application process, for-profit organizations may need to provide additional information on the charitable purposes of the proposal. Grants are not permitted to individuals; only to organizations.


Application Specifics: All applications must be completed and submitted through CZI’s online grants management portal at It is recommended that applicants familiarize themselves with this portal well in advance of the application deadline. Detailed application instructions are available on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative website, as well as in the grants management portal.

More information here

Salivary Bioscience Training: Free Webinars


Salivary Bioscience Training: Free Webinars


1pm-1:45pm (CDT)
10am-11am (PT)
10am-11:30am (PT)

Designed to support experienced and new investigators, project coordinators, core lab associates and graduate students, the Salivary Bioscience Webinar will explore routinely published methods for integrating Salivary Bioscience into research and provide a knowledgeable overview of methods and techniques that can maximize the opportunity for a successful study. Based on a solid foundation of Salivary Bioscience Research, the Salimetrics team will also share best practices for increasing participant compliance, saliva collection efficiencies, and scientific explanations for why specific methods produce better quality results than others. The Workshop presentation is followed with training and a demonstration of common saliva collection methods and devices and concludes with an open-discussion and Q&A session, where researchers are encouraged to share questions.


Mini-workshops – focus on 1 topic and run about 30 mins. This workshop simply goes over how to preform home collections safely and efficiently in the COVID-19 era.


Full workshops – are what would be normally presented at Universities and run the full 1.5-2.5 hours. They include a more in-depth review of biology, biomarkers, study designs, and collection techniques. This is essentially all of the mini workshops rolled into 1 course (so it includes the home collections as well).


NEH: Funding Opportunities from the Division of Education

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Funding Opportunities from the Division of Education

The Humanities Initiatives grant programs offer 1-3 year awards of up to $150,000.
Application Deadline: July 16, 2020
Optional Preliminary Review Due: June 18, 2020
Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones.
These grants serve:


Informational Webinar – Tuesday, June 9th at 2 pm EST

Interested in applying for an NEH Humanities Initiatives grant? Attend this live webinar to learn more about this grant program and how to apply – NEH staff will be on hand to answer questions!

Optional Preliminary Review

Interested in getting feedback from program officers on your project, to help strengthen your proposal? Email a 1-2 page concept paper / summary and optional 1-page work plan as attachments to