Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity (RSCA)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to extend congratulations to the winners of the 2019-2020 RSCA (Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity) competition.  We would like to thank all faculty who submitted an application this year. Of the 35 applications submitted, we were able to award 19.  

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.


 

2019/2020 RSCA Awardees:

 

Name

 

College/Dept.

Project Title

Hannah

Aird

GEOS/NSC

Magmatic Processes in the plutons of the northern Sierra Nevada

Zahrasadat

Alavi

EECE/ECC

Employing FTIR Spectroscopic Imaging techniques for evaluation of quality changes of fresh fruits and vegetables when processed for retailed baby food

Paul

Arpin

PHYS/NSC

Femtosecond Spectroscopy of Laser Dyes

Susan

Avanzino

CME/CMST

Organizational Transformation and Communication: A Decade of Employee Voice

Luciana

Braga

KINE/CME

Continuous Professional Development and Changes in Teachers’ Decision Making

Troy

Cline

BIOL/NSC

The role of feeding behavior on exposure of Northern shovelers to avian influenza virus

Chiara

Ferrari

MADT/CME

Documentary Project: Film-Induced Tourism and Cultural Heritage

Emily

Fleming Nuester

BIOL/NSC

Looking for Martian Life in Underground Gas-Gas Interfaces

Maria

Giovanni

NFSC/NSC

Sensory and Nutrient Quality of Almonds Grown with Regenerative Agricultural Practices

Sandrine

Matiasek

GEOS/NSC

Improving Storm Runoff Treatment in Biofiltration Systems

Shane

Mayor

GEOS/NSC

Quantifying the mixing efficiency of canopy waves

Asa

Mittman

ARTS/HFA

Mapping the Global Middle Ages

Andy

Potter

POLS/BSS

Area Agency on Aging Practices Relevant to Disparities in Use of AAA Services

Lauren

Ruth

HFA/ARTS

Humor as a Creative Device: Developing a Site-Specific Sculpture for Exhibition at the Pensacola Museum of Art

Hassan

Salehi

EECE/ECC

Low-Cost Photoacoustic Imaging System with Advanced Digital Processing Techniques for Cancer Detection

Cawa

Tran

BIOL/NSC

Designing a microfluidics device to investigate host-microbe interactions in the sea anemone Aiptasia, a model system for studies in coral symbiosis

Daniel

Veidlinger

CORH/HFA

In Other Words: Exploring Gender Bias in Top Collegiate Entrepreneurship Programs

Carly

Whelan

ANTH/BSS

Student Curation and Analysis of Cultural Materials from the North State

Ozgul

Yasar

MMEM/ECC

Mechanical Properties of Silicon Nanoparticle Embedded Scaffolds