Santa Clara University


Grants & Awards

Brian Granger, physics, has received an award from the National Science Foundation that provides $40,000 to support "RUI: Ultracold Atomic Collisions in Low-Dimensional Systems."  The award provides year 1 funding for an anticipated three year award.


This research project will have significant and long-lasting effects on the theory of low-dimensional many-body systems and on experiments designed to observe these systems.  The training of undergraduate students in the classroom and research settings also is a major project component.  In addition, the scientific discoveries of the project will be “translated” into high-quality 3D visualizations that are accessible to general audiences.  The images will be distributed widely at SCU and beyond to maximize the impact of the work and to communicate the abstract ideas of physics to the general public.


Leilani Miller, biology, has received $7,000 in supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation to support “RUI: Functional Analysis of the C. elegans Winged-Helix Transcription Factor, LIN-31.”

The funds will be used to support an advanced undergraduate student's research effort on the project during summer 2004 and the 2004-05 academic year.


Cynthia Mertens, law, was honored in Janaury by the School of Law's Women & Law Society as one of two Woman of the Year recipients.  Also receiving the award was U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey of Marin.


Al Hammond, law, has been acknowledged for his service to the California Legislature by Assemblyman Dave Cogdill on the subject of telecommunications to rural areas.

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