THE BUSINESS OF EDUCATION:  Research Activities


151) What are the largest research projects at your school, in terms of funding? 
Included in the following data are all research projects at the $250,000.00 funding level and up, listed in decreasing order.  Information for Questions #151 and #152 are grouped together below.

152) What are the titles of the projects, affiliated campus departments and the levels of funding?

ECE Design Tools
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
$4,850,000.00

Meiko Supercomputer
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
$2,000,000.00

Area Agency on Aging- Older Americans Act Programs
Continuing Education
$1,661,512.00

Robotics and Assembly Line
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
$1,500,000.00

ME Solid Designer Tools
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
$1,000,000.00

Mountain Caregiver Resource Center
Continuing Education
$713,312.00

Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) 1999-2000
Continuing Education
$675,499.00

CalWorks Family Planning Outreach Project
College of Communication and Education
$600,000.00

Satellite Education Network 1998-99
Continuing Education
$492,600.00

Upward Bound Academic and Summer Residential Program
College of Communication and Education
$433,112.00

Mountain Caregiver Resource Center
Continuing Education
$410,775.00

Area Agency on Aging, Community Based Services Programs
Continuing Education
$392,964.00

CSU, Chico/IBM Partnership for Software Engineering Support at IBM (ASDM) San Jose
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
$392,000.00

Sierra Pacific Power Co., Alturas
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
$367,572.00

Student Assistance Project
Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects
$325,000.00

Educational Talent Search
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
$288,910.00

CDC Leadership Training Institute
Continuing Education
$277,056.00

EFF (Education for The Future)
College of Communication and Education
$275,000.00

NASA Learning Center 98/99
Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects
$273,000.00

Improving Air and Water Quality Through In-Vessel Composting of Agricultural Waste Products
School of Agriculture 
$259,420.00

Foster Grandparent Program 99-00
Continuing Education
$254,362.00

Upward Bound Academic and Summer Residential Program for ESL
College of Communication and Education 
$240,377.00

153) Name the research projects that deal with the subject of toxics or hazardous waste, including research on generation, use, and disposal of such materials, as well as occupational and environmental hazards involved.
Data for Questions #153-158 are listed together below in descending order in terms of funding.

154) Are there any projects to research pollution or hazardous waste reduction?  Yes.
156) What are the funding levels for these projects?
157) Who are the project sponsors?
158) Who are the participating faculty and departments?

Improving Air and Water Quality through In-Vessel Composting of Agricultural Waste Products
$259,420.00
California Urban Environmental Research/Education Center
Cindy Daley, School of Agriculture

Water Quality Improvement
$172,500.00
Tehama County Resource Conservation District
Kristin Cooper-Carter, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Attitudes Toward and Preferences for Smoking Policies for Shared Housing in Chico
$15,199.00
American Lung Association
James Fletcher, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Bioassessment Services, Redwood Regional Park Service Yard Fuel Leak Site, Oakland, CA
$9,466.00
Stellar Environmental Solution
Pete Ode, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Chico Urban Area Nitrate Compliance Plan Maps
$5,000.00
Butte County
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Electric ZAP Bikes
$4,688.00
Butte County Air Pollution Control District
Mike Minard, Office for Vice President of Business and Finance

159) Name the research projects that deal with the subject of solid waste.
Data for Questions #159-162 are listed together below, in descending order in terms of funding.

160) What are the funding levels for these projects?
161) Who are the sponsors?
162) Who are the participating faculty and departments?

City/County Solid Waste Joint Powers Agreement Telephone Survey 865-110-5400
$11,423.00
City of Chico
James Fletcher, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

JPA Solid Waste Recycling Survey Project
$3,934.00
City of Chico
James Fletcher, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

164) Are there any projects to research solid waste reduction and recycling?
Yes.  Please refer to Questions #159-162.

165) Describe any other environmentally related research efforts. Please provide information on funding, sponsors, and participating faculty and departments.
Projects are listed in descending order in relation to amount of funding.

Butte Creek Riparian Protection and Restoration Project Phase 1 of 2
$187,128.00
CALFED
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Cottonwood Creek Restoration Project
$130,000.00
California Department of Fish and Game
Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences

Big Chico Creek Watershed Phase II
$127,517.00
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Butte Creek Ecological Reserve (McAmis Acquisition)
$100,00.00
Wildlife Conservation Board
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Upper Sacramento River Fisheries and Riparian Habitat Management Program (SB 1086) Implementation: Watershed Management Planning
$98,760.00
California Department of Water Resources
Kristin Cooper-Carter, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Central Coast Rapid Bioassessment Project
$88,000.00
State Water Resources Control Board
James Harrington, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Butte Creek Riparian Restoration Demonstration
$76,348.00
CALFED
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Stormwater Quality Studies Survey- Economic Analyses
$66,547.00
University of California
James Fletcher, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Working at a Watershed Level
$63,500.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mapping of Vernal Pools in Tehama, Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties
$58,511.00
California Department of Fish and Game
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Greater Redding Area Vernal Pool Conservation Program
$48,086.00
California Department of Fish and Game
Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences

Butte Creek Watershed Restoration and Recreation Project
$43,000.00
Placer County RCD
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Field Studies at Manton Plateau, Dales Lake Ecological Reserve, and Hog Lake Plateau
$39,499.95
California Department of Fish and Game
Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences

Jelly’s Ferry Restoration
$36,054.00
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Patricia Delwiche, School of Agriculture

Ranch Management Research Project
$25,000.00
Pacific Coast Producers
Lal Singh, School of Agriculture

Mapping for Big Chico Creek Watershed
$25,000.00
Environmental Protection Agency
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Butte Creek/Big Chico
$25,000
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Kristin Cooper-Carter, Graduate School, International, and Sponsored Projects

Impacts of Intensive Forest Management on Soil Microbial Composition and Function
$20,306.00
U.S. Forest Service
Sam Beattie, College of Natural Sciences

California Wildlife Festival Survey
$16,300.00
California Department of Fish and Game
Emilyn Sheffield, College of Communication and Education

Callequas Creek Characterization Study- Bioassessment Water Sampling
$15,345.00
Callequas Municipal Water District
Pete Ode, Graduate School, International and Sponsored Projects

Management of Two Riparian Ecosystems: A Study of Management and Water Quality Functions
$14,500.00
National Research Council
Lee Altier, School of Agriculture

Turtle Creek Survey and Inks Creek Geomorphology
$12,500.00
Bureau of Land Management
Greg White, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Guadalupe River Aquatic Analysis
$11,000.00
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sponsored Programs, Graduate School, International and Sponsored Projects

Aquatic Analysis of Aquatic Invertebrates- Dairy Creek
$10,000.00
County of San Luis Obispo
Sponsored Programs, Graduate School, International and Sponsored Projects

Sacramento River Watershed Program Web Site
$9,967.00
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Restoration Monitoring of PGT- PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project
$9,699.92
California Department of Fish and Game
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Nature Conservancy Vegetative Assessment
$9,233.00
The Nature Conservancy
Jean Hubbell, College of Natural Sciences

Desert Tortoise Highway 58 Mitigation Monitoring Study Area and Harper Lake Road Fence Study Area Mapping
$7,000.00
CSU Trustees
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Turtle Creek and Inks Creek Geomorphology
$6,000.00
Bureau of Land Management
Greg White, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Salmon and Steelhead from Eggs to Fry in the Classroom
$5,000.00
Environmental Protection Agency
Paul Maslin, College of Natural Sciences

Resource Mitigation Plan for Riparian Habitat Enhancement for the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle
$4,000.00
United States Department of the Interior
Tom Dickinson, The School of Agriculture

Butte Creek Watershed Educational Workshop and Field Tours Series
$3,811.00
CALFED
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mapping for Butte Creek Riparian Education and Geomorphology Analysis
$3,000.00
CALFED
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Studying Waterfowl Use of Northern California Vernal Pool Habitats in Eastern Tehama County
$3,000.00
The Nature Conservancy
Raymond Bogiatto, College of Natural Sciences

Map of River Vista Unit of the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, depicting outline of restoration sites
$2,500.00
The Nature Conservancy
Charles Nelson, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Winema National Forest Portable Displays
$2,450.00
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Emilyn Sheffield, College of Communication and Education

Effects of Prescribed Burning on Rare Alkali Plants at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge
$800.00
California Native Plant Society
Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences

Native Plant Greenhouse
$500.00
Butte County Fish and Game Commission
Donald Holtgrieve, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

166) Does your campus have Department of Defense contracts? What is the nature of this research?
There were no projects awarded during 1999 that included Department of Defense Contracts. 

167) Does your campus have Department of Energy contracts? 
No. 
 

 

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