Illinois State University: ISU geology professor awarded $1.7 million NSF grant

Illinois State University: ISU geology professor awarded $1.7 million NSF grant. “Illinois State Associate Professor of Geology Catherine O’Reilly is serving as principal investigator for a $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to fund Project EDDIE, a series of classroom modules for undergraduate biology, geology, and environmental science students…. Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) is designed to help students and faculty work with large data sets. In addition, the project aims to improve students’ skills in quantitative reasoning, understanding of the nature of environmental science, and scientific discourse.”

University of Rochester: Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

University of Rochester: Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money. “The project, a collaboration between the University’s Department of History, the River Campus Libraries’ department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, and the Digital Scholarship Lab, brings together students in the humanities and computer science, residents of retirement communities, and retired volunteers from the greater Rochester area to help transcribe the thousands of Seward family letters, all written in Victorian-era cursive handwriting.”

Cornell University: Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database

Cornell University: Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database. “The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, housed at Cornell, has been awarded a grant to provide an easily searchable portal on the public’s views about health dating back to 1935.”

University of North Florida: UNF Professor Gets $600,000 Grant To Accelerate Science With Chemical Database Project

University of North Florida: UNF Professor Gets $600,000 Grant To Accelerate Science With Chemical Database Project . “To help his vision materialize, Stuart Chalk has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to be spread out over three years on the project. The framework he’s started creating, called SciData, is focused on chemical data, which is used in many industries like pharmaceuticals, agriculture, toxicology and materials. The project aims to create a digital infrastructure that will allow data to be integrated, so humans and machines can pose complicated questions and extract new knowledge automatically.”

University of Virginia: UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

University of Virginia: UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. “The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a two-year $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the University of Virginia. This effort will help to ensure that The HistoryMakers Digital Archive becomes a canonical research tool in the academic community.”

San Francisco State University: New grant aims to flip stereotypes about scientists, one story at a time

San Francisco State University: New grant aims to flip stereotypes about scientists, one story at a time. “Reading through her middle schooler’s science homework one day, Kimberly Tanner noticed a glaring absence: examples of women and people of color doing science. Two years later, Tanner is part of a collaborative project to diversify the scientists featured in middle and high school science lessons, funded by a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health….Over the next two years, students at San Francisco State and Foothill College will create hundreds of ‘Scientist Spotlights’ — short science assignments that highlight currently practicing scientists from a variety of backgrounds. Since the spotlights also teach important course concepts, teachers can use them in their own curricula as homework assignments or replacements for textbook readings.”

Institute of Museum and Library Services: $4.8 Million In Grants Go To “Save America’s Treasures”

Institute of Museum and Library Services: $4.8 Million In Grants Go To “Save America’s Treasures”. “The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced (link is external) $4.8 million in Save America’s Treasures grants (link is external) to help fund 16 projects in 12 states. The funds will support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections throughout the country.”