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24 Huskers receive Layman Awards to boost research | Nebraska today

The Office of Research and Economic Development is supporting 24 research projects in 2022-23 through its Layman Awards program, which funds work that enhances a researcher’s ability to secure external funding to support fellowships. leading studies.

The program offers two tracks – the Layman Seed Program, which funds new projects by early-career faculty who are not tenured at the time of submission; and the New Directions Program, which funds full professors who are moving into new research directions or who need funding to support pilot or developmental work toward the next stage of a funded research program. Scholarships of up to $10,000 per application for each program are made possible through support from the University of Nebraska Foundation.

2022 Layman Seed Program Award

  • Dena Abbott, Nebraska Center for Child, Youth, Family and School Research; “Promote women’s sexual well-being using comprehensive, rights-based adult sexuality education.”
  • Mona Bavarian, chemical and biomolecular engineering; “Continuous fabrication of microelectronic polymers via a combination of data science and macroscopic modeling.”
  • Lindsey Crawfordbiochemistry, “Beta-herpesvirus (PCS-6) control of T cell differentiation.”
  • Aziza Cyamaniinterior design, “Impacts of a transdisciplinary learning-by-doing approach on student achievement skills.”
  • Irina Filinaearth and atmospheric sciences, “Structures and Crustal Variations of the Mid-Norwegian Margin from an Integrated Geophysical Analysis.”
  • João Carlos Gomes-Netofood science and technology, “Population-based exploration of accessory genomic loci to identify cryptic genotypic units of the zoonotic pathogen Salmonella Monophasic.”
  • Jason Hawkincivil and environmental engineering, “Environmental and economic systems as networks of dynamic networks.”
  • Taeyeon KimNebraska Center for Child, Youth, Family and School Research, “Understanding Equity in Nebraska School Accountability: An Exploration of School Leaders’ Narratives.
  • Salvador Lindquistlandscape architecture, “Beyond Compliance: Accessibility in Greenway Planning and Design”.
  • Qiang LiuSchool of Computing, “Automated Offline Simulator Augmentation with Real-to-Simulation Learning in Mobile Networks.”
  • Nitesh Namamechanical and materials engineering, “Bubble-based acoustic microswimmers”.
  • Leslie Raultentomology, “Development of molecular markers for the census of mosquito species in pollinator gardens.”
  • Arman RoohiSchool of Computing, “Enabling Robust Acceleration of Quantized Neural Networks in Federated Edge Computing.”
  • Brenden TimpeEconomics, “Parenthood and the Gender Pay Gap in the United States.”

New Directions Lay Grants 2022

  • Moe AlahmadDurham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, “Statistical Analysis and Prediction of Variability in Time Series Data.”
  • Steven ComfortSchool of Natural Resources, “A biological and chemical approach to eutrophic pond restoration in Nebraska.”
  • Cressler ClaySchool of Biological Sciences, “The role of the Daphnia microbiome in controlling harmful algal blooms in Nebraska.”
  • Erica DeFrainUniversity Libraries, “Online Information Seeking Habits of Student Researchers and Mediated Advice from University Libraries.
  • John DeLongSchool of Biological Sciences, “Understanding the Ecological Implications of Virology.”
  • Emilie Kazyaksociology, “Intergenerational support, health and well-being in minority families.”
  • Srivatsan Kidambichemical and biomolecular engineering, “Synthetic biomimetic environment (BEASTS) to investigate the role of stiffness in impaired redox signaling and inflammation of the placenta during HDP.”
  • Daniel Linzelcivil and environmental engineering, “The individual-level factors that and their impact on the retention of women in the construction industry.”
  • Etsuko MoriyamaSchool of Biological Sciences, “Potential for interaction between non-humans SARS-CoV-2 proteins and human cell proteins using co-evolutionary frameworks.
  • Hongfeng YuSchool of Computing, “Knowledge-Based Hierarchical Visual Analytics for Oncology Diagnosis.”
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