CONCORD UNIVERSITY SCIENCE PROGRAMS RECEIVE GRANT AWARDS
ATHENS, W.Va. - The Concord University Division of Science, Mathematics, and Health has recently received more than $45,000 in grant awards to fund teaching and research in chemistry, environmental geosciences and physics.
Dr. Darrell Crick (chemistry) was awarded a grant entitled “Antiproliferative compounds from extremophile microorganisms.” The project will engage Concord students in research in biomedical chemistry and is funded by the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE).
Dr. Stephen Kuehn (geology) was awarded a grant from the WVHEPC Division of Science and Research to purchase a polarizing light microscope with a digital imaging system. The instrument will be used for teaching and faculty-student research in the environmental geosciences program. The microscope allows students and researchers to examine and photograph the microscopic structure of minerals and other natural and man-made materials. It is housed in Concord’s electron microprobe laboratory.
Dr. Timothy Corrigan (physics) was awarded a grant entitled “Multilayer infrared absorber for energy harvesting” from the WVHEPC Division of Science and Research. The grant will provide start-up funding to initiate development of a proposed materials science research program at Concord.
Dr. Joseph L. Allen (geology) was awarded a grant entitled “Dynamic earthquake rupture at the fault-system scale” from the WVHEPC Division of Science and Research. The grant will provide start-up funding to initiate a new field research project based in western Greenland. A Concord University student will travel to the field area and participate in development of the project.