Annie Dandavati, Professor of Political Science, recently received a $3,400 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Global Crossroads Initiative.
This project will bring Dr. Poonam Gandhi from FLAME University to talk on the topic of diversity and global learning in today’s higher education landscape and to meet with students and faculty during the Fall 2022 semester.
Kate Finley, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently received a $26,209 award from the John Templeton Foundation via the University of St. Andrews. The project is titled Mental Disorder, Religious Engagement, and Emotional Stability.
This project is part of Professor Finley’s larger research project on the intersections and interactions between mental disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.) and different facets of religious engagement (including religious beliefs, experiences, and practices). This project will focus on mood swings and emotional stability, their role as key symptoms of various mental disorders, their centrality to our experience as selves, and the implications of all of this for how we understand our religious engagement.
Anne Heath, the Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Associate Professor of Art History, recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award for $6,000. The project is titled The Holy Tear of Christ: Visual and Performance Culture at the Benedictine Abbey of La Trinite, Vendome, ca. 1150-1550.
Mike Jipping, Professor of Computer Science, and Deborah Van Duinen, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Big Read Lakeshore, recemtly received a $3,500 award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association Opening Doors of Dialogue: Pursuing College/Community Engagements and Partnerships Program. The project is title Deila Project for The Big Read.
This project will broaden the capacity of Big Read Lakeshore to better serve students and educators through the development and deployment of an app titled Deila, which is Icelandic for sharing. The app will allow students and teachers to better share ideas, content, discussions, and other programming across The Big Read Lakeshore region.
Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope and Assistant Professor of Engineering Instruction, recently received a $2,250 award from the Holland Junior Welfare League. The project is titled Afterschool Enrichment Boxes.
This project will create up to 50 program boxes to share with various afterschool programs in Holland. Each box will contain enrichment activities in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and earth/space sciences; each box is designed to provide materials for 10 students.
Susan Ipri Brown, Director of ExploreHope and Assistant Professor of Engineering Instruction, recently received a $24,914 award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) Community Anchor Award (CAAT). The project is titled Linking Student Driven Data to NASA Data: Authentic Air Quality Data Inquiry for Improved Student Self-Efficacy.
Marsely Kehoe, Assistant Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Initiatives, recently received a $10,000 fellowship from the Omohundro Institute/National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan Fellowships Program. The project is titled Visualizing Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market, 1602–1795.
Visualizing Textile Circulation is a data-driven, digital exploration of archival, visual, and material evidence of the global textile trade through the lens of Dutch company trade. Resources from this fellowship will allow for archival research, connections to textile and restoration specialists, and database editing and refinement.
Benjamin Kopek, Associate Professor of Biology, recently received a $19,790 award from the Fulbright Scholar Program for a six-month fellowship at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. The project is titled Preventing the Next Viral Pandemic by Deciphering Antiviral Immunity in Insect Vectors.
The overall objective of this research project is to improve human health by identifying the unique features of the insect immune system that allows insects to survive infection with a pathogenic human virus. Understanding the relationship between virus infection and insect immune system could allow one to control insect to human transmission of these pathogens, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lives (mostly children) saved each year. This project will be carried out in the laboratory of Carla Saleh, Ph.D., a premier virology researcher and laboratory at the Institut Pastuer.
Faculty, staff, and students from Hope College received 16 new Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) awards totaling 86,400 for 2022-2023! Details regarding the individual projects appear below.
MSGC creates, develops, and promotes programs to reflect the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) strategic interests and support cooperation between academia, industry, state and local governments in science and technology in Michigan.
Congratulations to our faculty, staff, and students on their MSGC awards!
Mentor (If Applicable)
Effects of Urbanization on House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Songs
Kelly Ronald, Natalia Gonzalez-Pech
How iron oxide nanoparticles impact the auditory physiology and antipredator response of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Quantifying the Utility of a Truncated Eigenmode Expansion in the Collisionless Plasma Tearing Instability
Developing efficient algorithms to compute the exact QED resonant Compton scattering cross section in strong magnetic fields
β-decay intensity function of 54,52 Co
Effects of hypoxia in recovery of the lesioned olfactory system of zebrafish
Experimental Characterization of Constrained Arches for Active Structure Applications
Experimental validation of real-time, weighted control algorithm
Olfactory Dysfunction Following Oxygen Deprivation in Zebrafish
Brooke Odle, Fola Olagbemi
Estimating Low Back Loading using Inertial Measurement Units
Multipurposed Dry Lubricant Surface Coatings from Strain-Controlled Composite Nanomaterial Systems
Understanding the Radiation Tolerance of Halide Perovskite Materials
Kelly Ronald, Natalia Gonzalez-Pech
A NEW CANARY IN THE COALMINE: THE HOUSE SPARROW (PASSER DOMESTICUS) AS A MODEL FOR STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF NANOPARTICLE MATTER IN AIR POLLUTION
Marissa Doshi, Associate Professor of Communication, recently received a $34,200 award from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC). The project is titled ORWAC Editorship of Women’s Studies in Communication.
Women’s’ Studies in Communication is a leading outlet in the communication discipline for diverse and intersectional feminist scholarship, providing a forum for research, reviews, and commentary that advance our understanding of the relationships between communication and gender. Marissa’s editorship will span Winter 2022 to Winter 2025, which involves the publication of three journal volumes of four issues each (2023, 2024, and 2025).