A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 10, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 7

CSU, Chico Faculty Receive Development, Research and Creative Arts Grants

Faculty awardees of internal research grants were announced in April by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at California State University, Chico. Faculty entered a campuswide competition for either professional development awards or CSU research grants.

The professional development awards were evaluated by the Faculty Research and Support Committee, and the CSU research proposals were evaluated by the Research and Sponsored Programs Research Committee.

“The richness of these research and creative activities demonstrates the varied interests of our faculty,” said Katie Milo, interim vice provost for research. “Their work on these projects will enhance their teaching, serve our community and bring positive recognition to our campus.” 

The faculty recipients are listed below:

Professional Development Awards2007



Project Title

Keiko Goto

Biological Sciences

Perspectives on Food Habits, Acculturation and Health among Hmong Women

Stephanie A. Hamel

Communication Arts and Sciences

The Health of Volunteerism in the North State

Aaron Quinn


Rehabilitating Journalism

Nanette Wylde

Art and Art History

Stimulating Critical Thinking: Project Completion


CSU Research and Creative Arts awards 2007



Project title

Sara E. Cooper

Humanities & Fine Arts

Humor and Post-Revolutionary Cuba: Knowing Cuba, Knowing Cubans

Sergei Fomin


Preparation of the textbook, “Mathematical Modeling of Mass Transport in Complex Media”

Todd J. Greene

Geological and Environmental Sciences

Outcrop Characterization of the Lower Tuscan Formation: Understanding the Aquifer of Butte County

Lynn Marie Houston


Mad Cow Disease as Cultural Crisis

Tanya W. Komas

Concrete Industry Management

Historic Concrete Investigations at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France

Matthew Looper

Art and Art History

Color Images for “Ancient Maya Dance” Book

Suzanne B. Miller

Communication Arts and Sciences

Errors with practice: Evidence of age-related inefficiency in memory.

Sherrow Pinder

Political Science

Welfare, Workfare, Single Mothers and their Re-entry into the Workplace: Canada and the United States

Quinn, Lisa
(from Sp.2006)

Psychological Counseling and Wellness Ctr

Engaging high-risk youth through cultural preservation

Masami Toku

Art and Art History

Children’s Minds and Society: Tradition and Innovation in Visual Culture

Andrea K. White

Biological Sciences

Investigation of Phosphorus Nutrient Cycling in Soil  Bacteria