The CSU Bioscience Plus Regulatory Affairs Initiative received federal funding from the National Science Foundation through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support master’s degree programs in science. Eric Suess (statistics and biostatistics) will coordinate the program for CSUEB.
AT&T has funded the CSU College Corps (CCC) Pilot Program, which serves low-income, first generation college-bound high school students to help them meet CSU admission requirements. CSUEB is one of the pilot sites for the program, which is implemented and directed by Planning, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
Danika LeDuc (chemistry and biochemistry) received a two-year award from Broadcom Inc. to develop a “model for the preparation and professional development of elementary and middle school teachers in California to strengthen science instruction and application of STEM principles."
With two recent awards, Jeffery Seitz (earth and environmental sciences) will have a busy 2011. The East Bay Science Project, a teacher training and exchange program, received continuation funding from the University of California Office of the President. NASA has also provided further funding for the Learning Inspires Fundamental Transformation by Opening Future Frontiers (NASA LIFT OFF) for high school STEM education, a subaward from the Alameda County Office of Education.
The Kaiser-East Bay Community Foundation has made a grant to CSUEB’s RN Residency program. Kimberly Kim (nursing and health sciences) directs the 12-week program, which provides recent nursing graduates and currently unemployed RNs with clinical time and seminars to improve their employability.
Nicholas Baham (ethnic studies) received funding from the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund for 2011.
Daniel Martin (management) received funding for the Alliance to Facilitate Commercial Relationships and Tourism through the Development of Human Resources in North America. The award comes via the University of Central Arkansas, funded by the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
Sarah Taylor (social work) received a grant for the Mental Health Curriculum Content Analysis Project, a subaward from Loma Linda University in Southern California, funded by the Zellerbach Foundation.