College faculty and staff recently awarded grants

A review of recent grants awarded to Union College faculty and programs.
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College faculty and staff recently awarded grants


Faculty and staff have been successful for securing grant funding for various initiatives, academic research and programming at the College. They are:

Union College Concert Series Receives $10,000 Grant from the NEA
National Endowment for the Arts
ART WORKS
Led by artistic director Derek Delaney, the Union College Concert Series has received a $10,000 grant in support of "The American Sound: Modernism and Eclecticism," a project featuring recent works and a Union-commissioned piece by some of today's leading American composers.

Kehlbeck, Cotter Awarded NSF Scholarships in STEM Track 2 Grant
National Science Foundation
Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)
Joanne Kehlbeck, associate professor of chemistry, and David Cotter, professor of sociology, have been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs to provide scholarship support to high-achieving students from under-resourced, rural high schools and to improve the retention rates and success of these students in the STEM fields, specifically by addressing the unique challenges they face.

Smith secures NYS DEC Grant for Microplastics Research
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Environmental Protection Fund (EPF)
Jacqueline Smith, research professor of geology, received one of six grants from the Mohawk River Basin Program's 4th round of funding, enabling her to continue her research on microplastic pollution in the Mohawk River.

Stahl awarded grant for Carbon Cycling at River Confluences project
The Bender Scientific Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
The grant from The Bender Scientific Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region enables Mason Stahl, the James M. Kenney Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, to collect samples on the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers and conduct chemical and microbiological analyses along with laboratory experiments to characterize the influence of river mixing on the consumption of organic carbon.

Walker is awarded 2017 Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research Grant
National Eating Disorder Association
Feeding Hope Fund
The prevention grant from the National Eating Disorder Association supports Visiting Assistant Professor D. Catherine Walker's research aims to examine whether positive body image and decreased eating disorder symptoms can be fostered through weekly functionality-based mirror exposure and body functionality gratitude "journaling" text prompts that promote attention toward body functionality and gratitude.

For more information on grants at Union, click here. https://muse.union.edu/grants/

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