HAMMOND | Six professors—one from each Purdue Calumet academic school—received Outstanding Achievement in Sponsored Programs Awards for the significant academic benefit their grants have contributed to Purdue Calumet and its students.
Those honorees, their grant project title, sponsor and grant amount are as follows:
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Bin Chen, “Laser Technology for Improving Beach Monitoring for Bacteria”, Environmental Protection Agency, $249,785;
Professor of Management Sue Connors, “Equine Survey Project”, Multi-Sponsored Industrials, $138,550, and Equine Survey Phase II”, Indiana State Budget Agency, $36,000;
School of Nursing Dean/Professor Peggy S. Gerard, “Bridges to the Doctorate for Nursing”, University of Illinois at Chicago; $171,543 and Professional Nurse Traineeship (submission phase 1/2), Health Resources and Services Administration, $34,852;
Professor of History George Hong, “Establishing a Spatial Information Network for the Studies o”, The Henry Luce Foundation Inc., $300,000;
School of Technology Dean Niaz Latif, “Meeting Workforce Needs for Mechatronics Technicians”, National Science Foundation, $613,862; and
Thomas Ray Crowel Professor of Science and Technology Robert Rivers, “Exploration Earth: Introduction of Project Mission Ocean”, Office of Naval Research, $310,000.