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SWOSU Receives Over $800,000 in Grants and Contracts

August 7, 2006

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has received confirmation of one contract and 20 grants totaling over $800,000.

Anita Blankenship, director of the sponsored programs office at SWOSU, said the actual amount of the awards is $847,795 and will impact various aspects of the university.

The awards include:

  • $367,565 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Upward Bound program at SWOSU.  The grant supports the outreach program, as well as a residential summer program, that is designed to encourage first generation, economically disadvantaged high school students to meet the academic and social challenges of higher education.  Principal investigator of the grant is Jamie Ayers.
  • $95,850 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce through the Economic Development Administration to support the Center for Economic and Business Development at SWOSU, which provides technical assistance and promotes economic development throughout southwestern Oklahoma.  Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Marvin Hankins.
  • $89,760 contract from the Office of Juvenile Affairs to provide four additional beds at the Lawton Adventure Program, operated by SWOSU. The contract supports an on-site increase number of beds.  Principal investigator of the contract is Dr. Ken Rose.
  • $55,317 grant from the National Institute of Health to support biomedical research for faculty. The principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Jason Johnson.
  • $54,115 grant from the National Institute of Health to support biomedical research for faculty. The principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Arden Aspedon. 
  • $38,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support a manufacturing extension and fiscal agent who works with existing small to medium-sized manufacturers to improve the manufacturers' ability to compete in the international market place. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Marvin Hankins.
  • $29,445 grant from CDF Associates, Inc., to support internships for computer science majors to gain hands-on experience through an internship arrangement with CDF Associates, Inc. The SWOSU students will be given various opportunities including but not limited to learning a new-object oriented language, how to design applications in the NET environment, and how to use state-of-the art CASE tools for software design, testing, and implementation. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Harpal Dhillon.
  • $29,095 grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology to support internships for computer science majors to gain hands-on experience through an internship arrangement with CDF Associates, Inc. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Harpal Dhillon.
  • $20,000 grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to support scientific research that will enhance the professional and scholarly development of faculty. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Timothy Hubin.
  • $13,050 grant from the National Institute of Health to support scientific research in a lab at one of Oklahoma’s research-intensive institutions.  The research will enhance the professional and scholarly development of faculty at an undergraduate institution.  Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Lisa Appeddu.
  • $10,000 grant from Western Technology Center to support a manufacturing extension agent who works with existing small to medium sized manufacturers to improve the manufacturers’ ability to compete  in the  international market place.   Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Marvin Hankins.
  • $9,700 grant from the National Institute of Health to support the purchase of laboratory equipment to enhance research infrastructure for interdisciplinary biomedical research involving undergraduate students.  Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. William Kelly.
  • $8,369 grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to support summer salary for faculty at SWOSU in curriculum redesign and course development intended to improve the preparation of future biomedical researchers. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Yefim Kats.
  • $6,914 grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to support summer salary for faculty at SWOSU in curriculum redesign and course development intended to improve the preparation of future biomedical researchers. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. William Kelly.
  • $5,000 grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to support the development of a better appreciation and understanding of jazz among the students, faculty and public that are served by SWOSU. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Terry Segress.
  • $5,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration  to support scholarships for students interested in pursuing space related educational programs and support students to attend space related workshops.  Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Harpal Dhillon.
  • $3,615 grant from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to support a police agency in sharing and receiving information/intelligence with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (O.S.B.I) and all other police agencies across the state of Oklahoma. Principal investigator of the grant is Rick Bolar.
  • $2,500 grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to support  the development of a visiting artist program to promote a better appreciation and understanding of  a community arts program by introducing various styles and genres of arts to the surrounding communities served by SWOSU.  The principal investigator of the grant is E.K. Jeong.
  • $1,500 grant from the National Institute of Health to support biomedical research for students at SWOSU. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Arden Aspedon.
  • $1,500 grant from the National Institute of Health to support biomedical research for students at SWOSU. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Jason Johnson.
  • $1,500 grant from the National Institute of Health to support biomedical research for students at SWOSU. Principal investigator of the grant is Dr. Muatasem Ubeidat.

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