Albany State University awarded grants to develop new programs and conduct research
ALBANY, Ga – Albany State University (ASU) faculty and staff members recently received a total of $1,183,997 in grant funding to conduct research in a number of areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, early childhood literacy, DFCS training, and water planning. The ASU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs facilitates and supports faculty and staff in their pursuit of external funding for research, training and other scholarly activities.
Here is the list of programs receiving recent funding:
Dr. Ghislain Mandouma
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science
College of Sciences and Technology
Received new funding in the amount of $299,921, over a three year period, from National Science Foundation for the Research Initiation Award: Introducing Electrochemistry in Hydrophobic Media Using Weakly Coordinating Cations.
The overall goal of the project is to address the nation’s shortage in skilled, STEM-trained workers through training undergraduate students in advanced research techniques, as well as its need to diversify both the sources and storage of renewable energy. Novel electrolytes for the future which could impact the nation’s renewable energy map will be developed that will be applicable to a wider range of fields from organic synthesis/catalysis to biology.
Director, Early Learning Center
College of Education
Received new funding in the amount of $20,000, over a two year period, from Georgia Office of Student Achievement for the Albany State University Early Language and Literacy Grant. The overall goal is address the three of the four pillars of the Get Georgia Reading Campaigned: Language Nutrition, Positive Learning Climate, and Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness through the delivery of an early childhood literacy program that would have on-target language and literacy skills necessary for entry into Kindergarten.
Jamie Swain & Dr. Barbara Nowak
Clinical Field Coordinator & Interim Chair/MSW Coordinator
Department of Social Work College of Arts and Humanities
Received continued funding in the amount of $152,376 from Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) for the Albany State University Title IV-E Program. The overall goal of this program is to develop an educated and stable workforce committed to its mission, vision, values, and goals. It is designed to ensure that members of the DFCS’ workforce are prepared to deliver services professionally to the families of Georgia.
Georgia Water Planning & Policy Center
Received new funding in the amount of $711,700 from the Georgia Environmental Protection Agency and GA Rural Water Association for the Agriculture Meter Installation Project. The purpose of the project is to provide services for the installation of agricultural water use meters on those agricultural water withdrawals termed “state-funded meter sites” that do not currently have a meter in the Flint and Suwanee River Basins.