spea magazine

In the Money


Who. What. How Much. A Sampling of Current Research and Funding

Ron Hites, IUB
$686,860 from the Environmental Protection Agency. The funding will be used to continue the Great Lakes Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network. The work by the network focuses on sampling rural areas in the U.S. and Canada to measure nonpoint sources pollution.

Alfred Ho, IUPUI
$112,000 from Working Partners, Inc., a nonprofit working with the Academy of Public Administration under the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The project was used to support a month-long professional development program for 27 master’s students from Kazakhstan.

Timothy M. Koponen, IUPUI
$61,000 from the Indiana Secretary of State to build “Hoosier Scholars Helping Democracy”, a program to recruit, train, and place undergraduate students at Indiana colleges and universities to be poll workers in their home counties. The grant coordinates efforts of the Indiana Secretary of State’s “Help America Vote Act” legislation with the Indiana Campus Compact and the American Democracy Project.

David McSwane, IUPUI
$100,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture via Purdue University. The money will be used to support a three-year project associated with the development, delivery, and evaluation of graduate level and professional development curricula for food safety and food defense.

John R. Ottensmann, IUPUI
Center for Urban Policy and the Environment contract for $109,000 with the Joint Transportation Research Program, Purdue University, funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). Work involves the development of a modified version of the luci2 Urban Simulation Model to forecast future residential and employment-related development for the entire state of Indiana for transportation planning.

John R. Ottensmann, Jamie Palmer, Drew Klacik, IUPUI
Center for Urban Policy and the Environment contract for $190,000 with the Indiana Department of Transportation in partnership with HNTB Corporation. Work involves the development and implementation of the I-69 Community Planning Program. This program will provide grants and planning assistance to local communities along the I-69 corridor to enable them to develop plans to respond to anticipated impacts and opportunities associated with the interstate’s development.

Evan Ringquist, IUB
$90,000 from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The funding will be used to complete environmental, economic, legal, and effectiveness analyses of various policy options for managing waste tires in Indiana. A team led by Ringquist will provide a set of waste tire policy recommendations that Indiana might adopt. Team members include Jim Barnes, Deb Backhus, and Ken Richards.

Todd Royer, IUB
$114,500 from the National Science Foundation via the University of Notre Dame. The money will be used to support a project investigating carbon cycling in small streams in agricultural landscapes such as northwest Indiana where research sites are located. The
money will also be used to fund an MSES student this fall who will be doing a thesis on some of the aspects of carbon cycling in agricultural streams.

Phil Stevens, IUB
$96,500 supplemental grant from the National Science Foundation, to fund the Mexico City Metropolitan Area 2006 experiment. The experiment, using Prof. Stevens’s OH radical measurement instrument, was part of MILAGRO—the Megacity Initiative: Local and Global Research Observations. Measurements of OH and HO2 there were included as part of a major international atmospheric measurement campaign.

Kurt Zorn, John Mikesell, IUB
$40,000 from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The funding will be used to investigate land value taxation to support local government in Russia. Associate Dean Kurt Zorn and Professor John Mikesell are the principal investigators for the project. The Lincoln Institute’s David C. Lincoln Fellowship in Land Taxation program funded the research. This is the second year Zorn and Mikesell have received funding for this project from the program.