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Ruth Cook and Steve Johnson, education, have received year-four funding of $199,722 from the U.S. Department of Education to support “Preparing Special Educators to be Experts in Implementation of the California Reading Initiative in Language Diverse Communities.” The project will prepare special education teachers to become leaders in the effort to include all children in implementation of the California Reading Initiative. Cumulative funding for the five-year project totals $774,107.
Julie Mueller and Patrick Hoggard, chemistry, have received $53,000 in year-three funding from the National Science Foundation to support “REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Santa Clara University.” The program integrates undergraduate research in chemistry with a scientific ethics program. Eight chemistry faculty members serve as research mentors.
Craig Stephens, biology, received $10,000 in supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation to support “RUI: Genomic Analysis of Metabolic Regulation in Caulobacter.” The award, including this supplement, now totals $251,650. The money will be used to purchase fermentation equipment required for growth and chemostat experiments with caulobacter crescentus and other microorganisms. The availability of modern fermentation equipment at SCU is expected to allow dramatic improvement of experiments in the current microbiology laboratory curriculum, through which students explore first hand the growth behavior of microbes.
Deborah Freedman Lustig, a liberal studies lecturer at SCU, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at Egerton University, Kenya during the 2004–05 academic year. She will conduct teacher education courses and do research on academic achievement and gender among high school students. Lustig is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the upcoming academic year through the Fulbright Scholar program. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.