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Research @ the Beach - Fall 2017

In this issue:

Record Number of External Submissions and Awards

Simon Kim - Fall 2017

Dr. Simon Kim, Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to share that grant development activities at our institution continue to show growth, both in record numbers of faculty external proposal submissions and awards. Our good news also extends to several staff members that either have joined us in the past year or have received promotions.

New Orsp Employees

ORSP Recognizes Faculty Receiving External Funding

Fall 2017

Award Recognition logo

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs recognizes faculty who received external funding over the last six months from April 1, 2017, to September 30, 2017. View the data from the last six months.

Is Climate Changing? Secrets Are in the Mud

Lora Stevens - Fall 2017

Lora Stevens and Students in Vietnam

When people ask what Profressor Lora Stevens does for research, her stock reply is "I play with mud." Her work almost exclusively relies on measuring geochemical changes in the mud that collects at the bottom of lakes in order to derive Earth's climate history.

The Déjà vu of Virtual Reality Research

Heather Barker - Fall 2017

Heather Barker

Chances are, you’ve felt it. Usually, it comes on suddenly; a familiar but disconnected feeling… like you’ve been here before. You can’t quite place it but you know it’s true, somehow. Associate Professor Heather Barker asks: What if you could harness that déjà vu and use it to improve the outcome of a given situation?

Are You Ready to Pay for Each Mile You Drive on California Roads?

Shailesh Chandra - Fall 2017

Cars on a California Highway

Assistant Professor Shailesh Chandra's on-going research serves as a valuable reference guide for Caltrans of any future mandatory road usage charges implemented by the state.

Researching Gender and Sexual Politics

Shira Tarrant - Fall 2017

Shira Tarrant

After analyzing the GOP's interest in pornography during the 2016 Republican National Convention, Professor Shira Tarrant's current research looks at themes regarding gender and sexual politics.

Preparing Teachers for Success in the 21st Century

Corinne Martinez - Fall 2017

Corinne Martinez

Associate Professor Corinne Martinez discusses how Linked Learning promotes the integration of workplace knowledge with traditional content knowledge and provides a means for students to develop the skills they will need to be independently successful in college or the workplace.