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2010-2011 Faculty and Professional Staff Awards


  • Joe Thompson
  • Joe Thompson receives award from The National Science Foundation
  • Joe Thompson, Associate Professor of Biology, has received a $10,107 award from the National Science Foundation.  This award will support his project, “EAGER: COLLABORATE RESEARCH:  A New Integrated Quantitative Metrics Approach for Identifying Coordinated Gaits in Swimming Animals,” a collaboration with Old Dominion University Research Foundation and Southern Methodist University.

  • Jaime Blair
  • Blair Receives USDA Grant to Examine Soybean Pathogen
  • Assistant Professor of Biology Jaime Blair received her second grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for her project titled “Integrated Management of Oomycete Diseases of Soybean and Other Crop Plants.”  F&M, which is one of 19 institutions on the project, will receive approximately $200,000 from the USDA over five years.

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  • Brewer Receives 5-year NSF Grant
  • Brewer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has received a five-year, $403,115 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to support his project, “Probing Protein Folding Using Site-Specifically Encoded Unnatural Amino Acids.”

  • Christina Weaver
  • Weaver Models Cognitive Decline with NIH Grant
  • Christina Weaver, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, recently began a five-year grant project with collaborators at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, N.Y.) and Boston University School of Medicine titled “Modeling Cellular Determinants of Cognitive Decline in Aging.” Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the project’s total budget at F&M is $352,000.

  • Gallagher Explores Coastal Environment with ONR and NSF Grants
  • Gallagher, Research Associate in the Department of Biology at Franklin & Marshall College, recently received a two-year, $142,708 grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for her project titled “Predictions of Bedforms in Tidal Inlets.”

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  • A New Window to the Secrets of the Universe
  • Andrea Lommen, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College, is one of five co-investigators who will direct a $6.5 million grant project from the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering and the Division of Astronomical Sciences. The award will establish an international team that will detect and study low-frequency gravitational waves, a key prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Read more >

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  • Pamela Vail, Assistant Professor of Dance, receives $15,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts
  • Vail's $15,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts allowed her to introduce F&M students to a performance that influenced her own career. Vail used the grant to reconstruct Trisha Brown’s Line Up, first performed in 1976. The project enabled F&M students to perform outreach to elementary and middle-school students in Lancaster. The central part of the grant project included multiple visits to campus and intensive rehearsals with Lisa Kraus, a Philadelphia-based dancer and member of Brown’s dance company.

2010 - 2011 Honors and Fellowships