Chris Turlington awarded Discovery Institute grant

Dr. Chris Turlington, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was awarded $5,720 in funding from the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC) to synthesize water-soluble polymers that increase oxygen solubility in water, with the long-term goal of making artificial blood which would ease the dependence on donations and prevent blood shortages. The Discovery Institute is …

CASA and Step Up awarded United Way grant

Kate Lozon, Director of CASA and Step Up, was successful in receiving a $6,970 award from United Way for CASA and Step Up educational outreach programming. CASA and Step Up are after-school educational programs that provide academic assistance for underrepresented elementary and middle school students in the greater Holland area. Reaching between 100-130 students annually, …

Gina Kling awarded MAA – Neff Outreach Fund grant

Dr. Gina Kling, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, was awarded a $6,000 grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) – Neff Outreach Fund. Dr. Kling’s project, Hope College Family Math Festivals: Building Positive Mathematical Dispositions for K-8 Students and their Caregivers, includes two community Family Math Nights, inclusive of activities, games and a welcome environment. …

Faculty-led undergraduate research receives AOS award

Dr. Kelly Ronald, Assistant Professor of Biology, and undergraduate student, Natalie Leake-Jara, received an American Ornithological Society (AOS) award for $2,033 in support of their project “Effects of urbanization on stress levels, auditory and visual processing of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)”. The study aims to uncover how house sparrow influences functions like hearing and …

Aaron Best receives award continuation for MDHHS grant

Dr. Aaron Best, the Harrison C. and Mary L. Visscher Professor of Genetics in the Biology Department, received an official notice of continuation for the project titled “SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology – Waster Evaluation and Reporting (SEWER) Network for FY 2025 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The project will receive an additional …

NSF Award Terms and Conditions updated

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced it has updated the Award Terms and Conditions to be consistent with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide 24-1 (PAPPG 24-1), effective May 20, 2024. The revised award terms and conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards made on …

Step Up program receives CFHZ mini-grant award

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, a local foundation that support high-impact projects and community-level initiatives, awarded a $750 mini-grant in support of the 2024 Summer Step Up College Visit Program. This program introduces Step Up middle school students to different types of college experiences through visits to a community college offering two-year and …

Mike Philben awarded prestigious NSF CAREER grant

Michael Philben, Assistant Professor in the departments of Chemistry and Geological & Environmental Sciences, was recently awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant with the National Science Foundation for $507,824. The project is titled CAREER: Detecting warming impacts on carbon accumulation across a climate transect of Michigan peatlands. The National Science Foundation (NSF) …

Tom Bultman receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Tom Bultman, Professor of Biology, has received a Fulbright US Scholar Award that will take him to the University of Turku, Finland for the second half of the 24-25 academic year. The Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award, jointly funded by the Fulbright Finland Foundation and the University of Turku, provides US scholars with the …

Meagan Elinski named 2024 Cottrell Scholar

Dr. Meagan Elinski, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been named a 2024 Cottrell Scholar and awarded $120,000 by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Dr. Elinski’s proposal, Chemical-Mechanical Control Over Nanoparticle-Hydrogel Sliding Interfaces, which incorporates both research and science education, was one of 19 proposals selected for the esteemed award after a rigorous peer-review process. …