Featuring top accomplishments by Pacific University faculty and staff members Kevin Johnson, Dawn Salgado, Wilbur Ramirez-Rodriguez '10, Nancy Ann Neudauer and Isaac Gilman.
Dawn Salgado, assistant professor of psychology, along with student Samantha Cruz ’13, received one of two Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant Awards for $1,000 awarded by the international honor society Psi Chi for the 2013-2014 year. The grant supports Salgado’s project, Making College Campuses into Diverse Learning Communities: Associations Between Diversity Programming, Student Involvement, and Campus Climate.
Isaac Gilman, scholarly communication & research services librarian, is traveling this fall to Australia as part of the 2014 Endeavour Executive Fellowship offered through the Australian government. The six-week fellowship will take him to two universities to apprentice with their library-based presses: Sydney University Press and Australian National University E-Press.
Kevin Johnson, professor of chemistry and director of the Pacific University School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded an American Chemical Society Research Fund grant of $65,000 in support of his research project, Between Oil and Water: Computational Modeling of Molecular Structure and Interactions at Surfactant Modified Hydrophobic Interfaces. The grant will fund six undergraduate researchers, as well as a new 12-core computer workstation.
Nancy Ann Neudauer, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, was awarded a Fulbright Grant to support her work at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa, this winter. Her project allowed her to interact with members of the AIMS Research Centre and to establish connections with research groups.
Wilbur Ramirez-Rodriguez ’10, instructor in the School of Dental Health Sciences, was honored as the 2013 recipient of the Oregon Public Health Institute Emerging Leader Award, part of OPHI’s Genius Awards program. Ramirez-Rodriguez is involved in several projects that help provide oral healthcare to low-income and underserved migrant populations.