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Fall 2018

Wei Cheng, School of Engineering and Technology
Enhancing Mobile Security Education by Creating Eureka Experiences
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Dr. Cheng’s work responds to a critical need to train the future workforce on fundamental aspects of mobile security and advanced cyberinfrastructure in order to improve the ability to identify, prevent, and respond to emerging threats. Dr. Cheng and his team will design a variety of hands-on laboratories designed to create ‘Eureka’ (“aha!”) moments about a challenging concept through Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) activities. The primary purposes of the hands-on laboratories are: 1) to spark the interests of high school and community college students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in cybersecurity and mobile ecosystems (exploratory labs); 2) to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for cybersecurity careers by promoting enduring understanding of key security concepts and technologies (core labs); and 3) to introduce emerging security technologies and threats and inspire student research (advanced labs). Through these experiences, students will learn how to secure mobile devices and wireless systems, protect large scale and streaming data from mobile and other sources, ensure user privacy, and prevent intrusion. Furthermore, by engaging stakeholders in developing the Eureka Experiences, the project will increase the likelihood of wide adoption in academic and professional communities.

Joel Baker, Center for Urban Waters
Benthic Index of Biotic Indicators – Implementation Strategies
Washington State Department of Ecology / Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Wei Cheng, School of Engineering and Technology
Coverage, Capacity, and Resilience Enhancement in Limited Public Safety Networks
George Washington University / National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Jose Rios, School of Education
The Next Generation of STEM Teacher Preparation in Washington State (NextGen-WA)
Western Washington University / National Science Foundation (NSF)

Theory to Practice: Elementary STEM Teacher Preparation for Hispanics (co-PI; PI: Anita Lenges, UW College of Education)
Heritage University / U.S. Department of Education

Michael Forman & Amos Nascimento, SIAS/Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (with UW Seattle co-Investigators)
Normative Innovation, Human Rights, and Democracy: Concepts and Strategies for a New Global Agenda
UW Global Innovation Fund


Summer 2018

Ed Kolodziej (PI), Center for Urban Waters
Diagnosing Urban Stream Syndrome: Identifying Novel Contaminants and Toxicants in Our Stormwater
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Congratulations to Ed Kolodziej for his successful proposal submitted to the NSF Environmental Engineering program. His project is one of the 5-7% of several hundreds of proposals to be funded through this very selective program. Ed and his colleagues at the Center for Urban Waters will focus on identifying toxic chemicals in urban stormwater, with a particular focus on understanding the link between stormwater pollution and acute mortality in adult coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest. By identifying harmful pollutants in stormwater, the project will inform management of urban water quality through chemical source control and optimization of treatment technologies, thus protecting the economically and culturally important coho salmon and ecosystem health. Ed will lead a team of citizen scientists in monitoring watersheds for salmon mortality so that researchers are able to collect water and tissue samples during acute mortality events. In addition to local citizen scientists, this work will be conducted in collaboration with: Washington State University-Puyallup’s Stormwater Center; Puget Sound Institute; local, regional, state, and tribal communities; and regional and federal agencies, including NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service. Support from the NSF for this project indicates Center for Urban Water’s substantial capability for cutting edge research and community engagement around issues of stormwater quality and environmental health

Kathleen Beaudoin and Laura Feuerborn, School of Education

Improving Safety Conditions for All Special Education Personnel through Collaborative Safety Protocol Training
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Wei Cheng, School of Engineering and Technology
Acquisition, Collection and Computation of Dynamic Big Sensory Data in Smart Cities
National Science Foundation

Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, SIAS/Sciences and Mathematics
Sampling Conducted by Utilities for Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water Sources in Washington State Starting in 2018
Washington State Department of Health

Andy James, Center for Urban Waters
Evaluating Chemical Tracers of Boat Waste Discharges to Puget Sound
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Jarek Sierschynski, School of Education (co-Investigator; Lead PI: Scott Spaulding, UW College of Education)
Development of a Web-based Integrated Behavior Support and Teacher Coaching System for Early Childhood Settings (ibestt-EC)
Institute of Education Sciences


Spring 2018

Sarah Hampson, SIAS/Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (with co-Investigator Jamie Huff, Bridgewater State University)
Mobilizing Title IX: Assessing Activist Goals and Institutional Responses
UW Royalty Research Fund

Sunny Cheng, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Psychosis Risk Syndrome Experience of Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia in the US: A Mixed Methods Study
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

John Finke, SIAS/Science and Mathematics
Sugar profiling of antibody drugs used to treat Alzheimer's Disease
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Tessa Francis, Center for Urban Waters
Subtidal monitoring of shoreline restoration effectiveness
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Jim Gawel, SIAS/Science and Mathematics
Clark's Creek 2017 Quality Assurance Project Plan
Brown and Caldwell/Pierce County

Ed Kolodziej, Center for Urban Waters
Identification and treatment of toxicants in highway runoff using green stormwater infrastructure and bioassays
Washington State Department of Transportation

Water quality characterization for stormwater treatment and ecotoxicology assessment
Washington State University/Washington State Department of Ecology

Danica Miller, SIAS/Social and Historical Studies (Lead PI: William Hartmann, UW Bothell)
Creating Survivance: Art and indigenous wellness
UW Simpson Center for the Humanities Large-scale Collaboration Grant

Winter 2018

Karen Cowgill, SIAS/Science and Mathematics
Bringing PRONTO to Democratic Republic of the Congo
UW Office of Global Affairs Global Innovation Fund

Charles Emlet (Investigator), Social Work and Criminal Justice
Addressing Health Disparities in Washington State: The Role of Social and Economic Inequities in Intersectional Marginalized Populations
UW Population Health Initiative Pilot Research Grant

David Hirschberg, Center for Urban Waters
Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement with U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Andy James, Center for Urban Waters
Skagit County Pollution Identification and Correction Project
Skagit County, WA/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Larry Knopp, SIAS/Social and Historical Studies
Shifting Spatialities and Ontologies of LGBTQ Life in Four U.S. Cities
UW Royalty Research Fund

Jarek Sierschynski, School of Education
Decolonizing STEM Practices and Technology Integration
UW Royalty Research Fund

Weichao Yuwen (PI) with Uba Backonja (co-I), Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Sleep Innovations for Preschoolers with Arthritis (SIPA): Designing and Pilot Testing a Self-Management Intervention
Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management, UW School of Nursing/
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research


Fall 2017

Uba Backonja, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership 
Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest (co-Director; Lead PI: Betty Bekemeir, UW School of Public Health)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Joel Baker, Center for Urban Waters
Puget Sound Action Agenda Implementation
Puget Sound Partnership/Environmental Protection Agency

Tessa Francis, Center for Urban Waters
Marine and nearshore grant program
WA State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife/Environmental Protection Agency

Jim Gawel, SIAS/SAM
Wapato Lake alum treatment study
Metro Parks Tacoma

Andy James, Center for Urban Waters
Characterization of contaminants of emerging concern in regional waters
WA State Dept. of Ecology/Environmental Protection Agency

Ed Kolodziej, Center for Urban Waters
Stormwater chemical characterization and watershed prioritization
WA State Dept. of Ecology/Environmental Protection Agency
Assessment of hyporheic zone water quality in Thornton Creek
Seattle Public Utilities

Jose Rios, School of Education
The next generation of STEM teacher preparation in Washington State
Western Washington University/National Science Foundation

Matt Tolentino, Institute of Technology
Characterization and accelerating real-time IoT applications using FPGAs
National Science Foundation