Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity (RSCA)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to extend congratulations to the winners of the 2018-2019 RSCA (Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity) competition.  We would like to thank all faculty who submitted an application this year. Of the 53 applications submitted, we were able to award 18.  

The California State University Chancellor’s Office allocates funds for RSCA, which represents a significant investment in faculty and its commitment to the university’s mission in serving California and the nation. We are appreciative of the work of the CSU, Chico faculty senate’s Internal Research Grants Committee (IRGC), who dedicated many hours to review and deliberation of this year’s applications. Given the number of applications and general excellence of the field of applicants, these decisions were very challenging.

 

2018/2019 RSCA Awardees:

 

Name

 

College/Dept.

Project Title

Nathan

Anderson

ECC/MMEM

Multiscale Simulation of DNA Nanostructures

Ariane

Belanger-Vincent

BSS/ANTH

Land Release and Mine Action Standards: Ethnography of Policy-Making for Landmine Eradication

Brian

Brazeal

BSS/ANTH

An Ethnography of Ethics in the Global Gemstone Trade

Jennifer

Brundidge

CME/CMST

Ideologically Aligned News and Affective Polarization: The Mechanisms of Mobilization

Jesse

Dizard

BSS/ANTH

CA Human Right to Water: An Ethnographic Film

Daniel

Everson

NSC/CHEM

New Donor materials for Organic Photovoltaics

Kristen

Gorman

NSC/BIOL

Gene identification for idiopathic scoliosis

Amy

Howard-Houk

AGR/AGR

Sustainable Agriculture in Iceland: Developing a New Learning Module and Exploring Study Aboard Opportunities

Jian (Emily)

Huang

BUS/FNMK

Effects of Message Framing and Mobile Technology to Improve College Students’ Financial Well-Being

Seth

Klobodu

NSC/NSFC

Assessing the Prevalence of Food Insecurity; and the Perceived Sociocultural, Environmental and Policy Determinants among CSU Chico DACA Students

Kendall

Leon

HFA/ENGL

Developing User-Centered Technical & Professional Writing Programs at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Matthew

Looper

HFA/ARTS

A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs: Updating Citations

Christopher

Marks

NSC/MATH

Periods of modular curves and CM Jacobians

Rachel

Middleman

HFA/ARTS

Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel

Fay

Mitchell Brown

NSC/NURS

Diabetes Research

Matthew

O'Brien

BSS/ANTH

Excavations at Wagontire Springs Cave

Monica

So

NSC/CHEM

Improving Filtration Efficacy of Nanosponges for Decontaminating Water

Benjamin

Van Dusen

NSC/SCED

Quantitative Methods for Large-Scale Multi-Level Quantitative Education Research