Associate Professor Marco Gerosa was awarded a 250k grant to sponsor his research project titled Collaborative research: Scaffolding skill acquisition to onboard OSS ecosystems. This research aims to develop broadly applicable principles and methods to scaffold the newcomers’ skill acquisition as they onboard into an Open Source Software (OSS) project, which in recent years has become an integral part of software development.
Assistant Professor Crystal Hepp received a New Investigator Award (75k per year for 3 years) from the Arizona Biomedical Research Center (ABRC) to investigate the circulation and source locations of West Nile virus in Arizona.
Professor Kiona Ogle leads a team of SICCS faculty who were awarded a 3 million dollar grant to train graduate students in tackling big ecological questions through informatics, collaboration and better communication.
Dr. Teki Sankey was awarded a $244,800 grant from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for a project titled “Riparian Remote Sensing and Mapping Along the Colorado River for Monitoring and Invasive Species Research.” This work will develop a partnership between USGS and NAU to address questions of mutual interest related to mapping and monitoring vegetation and landcover within the riparian zone of the Colorado River.
Dr. John Georgas, with collaborators Dr. Chris Doughty, Dr. Crystal Hepp, and Dr. James Palmer, was awarded a $325,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project titled “Increasing Participation in Undergraduate Informatics Education and Research.” This work will fund the introduction of informatics learning opportunities for NAU students of all backgrounds through project- and research-based coursework.