Recent Awards Received
Angelo Ancheta, Law - one-year renewal award of $21,334 from the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Program to provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals in workers' rights, immigration, and consumer rights.
Dan Lewis, Computer Engineering - $380,928 from the National Science Foundation to support Special Project: Expanding the Impact of Computer Science in Silicon Valley High Schools and Facilitating Adoption of the ECS Curriculum Elsewhere. This grant provides first year funding for an anticipated three year grant.
Nam Ling, Computer Engineering - $125,500 from Droplet Technology, Inc. to support Adaptive Bit-Rate Control for Wavelet-Based Video Coding
Amelia Fuller, Chemistry - $17,500 from Research Corporation for Efficient Identification of Protein Mimics
Kevin Quinn, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education - $30,000 from the Y & H Soda Foundation for Companians in Ignatian Service and Spirituality
Shannon Vallor Philosophy has received a subcontract from University of New Mexico/NSF to support "Geospatial Privacy: Legal, Social and Ethical Implications for Users of Geocoded Data. Funds will be used for the conceptual and intellectual preparation for a three-day curriculum preparation workshop.
Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received a grant from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support "Phase Change Material in Automated Window Shades." This award will provide funding for 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student.
The proposed project will develop a crescent-shaped louvers enclosed with a PCM that can be installed in front of or in between windows. While the flat side of the louver will be made of a high emissivity material to effectively absorb and release solar energy, the rounded edge will be comprised of a reflective surface. During the day, the flat side of the blind will face outwards, keeping the interior cool. The heat from the sun will melt the enclose PCM, yet will not permeate through the blind into the room because of the reflective, insulating surface. During the night, the blinds will be flipped so that the flat edges face inside and release the latent heat indoors.
Betty Young- Physics
Betty Young (Physics) has received year one funding from The Regents of the University of California/NSF to support "R&D Toward SuperCDMS at SNOLAB". This is the first-year of an anticipated two-year award.
TheSCU group will continue to focus primarily on detector-related aspects of CDMS including, e.g: performing cryogenic testing of CDMS detector test films run in the Oxford AST dilution refrigerator at Stanford, mentoring the Stanford graduate students and one undergraduate working on two additional Stanford cryogenic systems (including a 3He system for full detector screening to 400 mK, and an Oxford KO-15 dilution fridge for CDMS film characterizations and physics experiments), overseeing the use and maintenance of all three CDMS cryogenic facilities at Stanford, training new users, and supporting the CDMS fabrication team(s) at Stanford and other institutions whenever needed. The fabrication support will be a critical focus in 2012 when a new sputtering system arrives at Stanford for CDMS SNOLAB use exclusively.Support for undergraduates is included with this funding. The SCU PI has extensive experience with the type of machine that will be set-up at Stanford in Fall, 2012 and she will be involved in helping the Stanford fabrication team bring the system on-line expeditiously.