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Grant Will Combat Diabetes in Hmong Community
Sacramento State has received the first $200,713 of a $780,449 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to help members of the city’s Hmong community receive better treatment for advanced cases of diabetes. Professor Dian Baker is the project manager for this community-based participatory research project (January 3, 2013). ARTICLE>


Stem Cell Grant Extension Propels Grad Program
A recent $1.4 million stem cell grant extension will bolster Sacramento State’s Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program. (September 14, 2012) ARTICLE>

Sac State's McNair Scholars Program Receives Federal Grant
Sacramento State’s McNair Scholars Program will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $219,996 annually for five years, beginning Oct. 1. The program helps low-income and first-generation or underrepresented juniors and seniors in their academic preparation for graduate studies leading to a doctoral degree. ARTICLE>

The WellGrants bolster Sac State’s
Mental Health Programs

Sacramento State continues to offer a wide variety of mental health services to students, and now the University has a pair of grants to help support that work. In July the campus received a $300,000, three-year grant from the federal Center for Mental Health Services. Two months ago, it was awarded a $371,000 grant from California Mental Health Services Authority. (Aug. 6, 2012) ARTICLE>


OWPSac State Water Management Highlighted

Sacramento State’s Office of Water Programs (OWP), the largest self-funded center on campus, provides cost-effective solutions for protecting and enhancing water resources, public health and the environment through training, scientific research and public education. (July 30, 2012) ARTICLE>


Professor Warren Smith’s Biomed Device Patent Granted
Professor Smith’s breakthrough battery-operated fanny pack tracks the movements of youngsters who have cerebral palsy, documenting the frequency of their falls. The device was developed in collaboration with Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. Smith believes the fanny pack device is applicable to other medical treatments. He sees military veterans with leg prosthetics, individuals with muscular dystrophy, and the elderly as potential beneficiaries of the device’s data. (June 11, 2012) ARTICLE>


Sergans are Dynamic Research Duo
Professors Vassili and Tatiana Sergan are an academic powerhouse in Sacramento State’s Physics and Astronomy Department. Thus, it’s fitting that the talented pair have been honored by the Faculty Senate as co-recipients of an Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activities Award. ARTICLE>


Sac State, Sac City Unified Partner to Assist Laid-off Teachers

Sacramento State and the Sacramento City Unified School
District (SCUSD) have formed a partnership to ensure that laid-off teachers stay committed to the teaching profession during the recession. The University and the school district have received a $300,000 grant from the SD Bechtel Jr. Foundation to help teachers earn teaching credentials in mathematics and science. (January 19, 2012) ARTICLE>


Revised Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations for investigators seeking funding from agencies that fall under the purview of the US Dept of Health and Human Services. ARTICLE>


Dr. Janusz PrajsDr. Vassili Sergan Awarded the 2011-2012 President's Award
Sacramento State’s 2011-2012 President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 8 to Professor Vassili Sergan, Department of Physics and Astronomy. The ceremony will take place in the University Center Restaurant, and Sergan will give a lecture at 4 p.m. A reception will follow at 5. This annual honor recognizes extraordinary research and creative activity over the past five years by a member of the Sacramento State faculty. (November 1, 2011) ARTICLE>


Sac State Wins Federal Opportunity Grant

The five-year, $1.8 million grant, “Where Opportunity Comes Full Circle”, received by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies is designed  to increase Asian American and Pacific Islander student recruitment, retention and graduation rates by at least 10 percent; encourage those students’ involvement in a student  leadership program; expand and enhance service learning opportunities via Sac State’s nationally recognized 65th Street Corridor Community Collaboration Project; and synthesize data-gathering of Sacramento State students and those throughout the California State University system. (Oct. 10, 2011) ARTICLE>


Sacramento State Nets Another NSF Award Sacramento State has received a comprehensive National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, thanks to a collaborative effort by the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics on a five-year, $2 million project, “The Sacramento State PASS Program: Peer-Assisted Student Success.” The PASS program seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. (September 23, 2011) ARTICLE>


New NSF Grants will Help Train Teachers

A pair of National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $1.63 million will provide scholarships to several Sacramento State students and ultimately create more math and science instructors for middle and high schools in high-needs areas.(August 31, 2011) ARTICLE>


Professor’s Fanny Pack Awaits Patent

Professor Warren Drew Smith is patiently awaiting patent approval for a miniaturized measuring device he devised that could prove very beneficial to children with cerebral palsy. (Aug. 29, 2011)  ARTICLE>


CSU-HEP Helps Pave Migrant Path to  a Better Life

CSUS-HEP was founded in 1993 with a grant awarded to Sacramento State’s Cross Cultural Resource Center and the College of Education. It is one of 44 federally funded educational programs nationwide designed to assist seasonal agricultural workers and their families in obtaining their GED, the equivalent of a high school diploma. (August 11, 2011)  ARTICLE>


Sac State Leads with Cutting Edge Nursing Lab Sacramento State’s Nursing program has come a long way since its creation five decades ago. Nowhere is that progress more evident than in the state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab in the School of Nursing’s new facilities in Folsom Hall, the former CalSTRS building. (July 21, 2011)  ARTICLE>


-Environmental Studies Professor Helps Protect Vital Mideast WatershedEnvironmental Studies Professor Helps Protect Vital Mideast Watershed

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is not the only major watershed experiencing water shortages, sociopolitical tension and environmental degradation. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers, source of Mesopotamia and the world's Abrahamic religions, are also in sociopolitical and environmental crises. (June 27, 2011) ARTICLE>



Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Grant Writing - Call for Applicants

Applications are invited for those interested in participating in a FLC on grant writing. Participants will engage in a step by step grant writing process, including identifying funding sources, writing a persuasive project narrative, constructing a budget, and submitting a completed grant proposal ARTICLE>


Gifts vs. Grants Guidelines: Open Comment Period Through December 9, 2011
The Office of Research Administration and University Advancement/Development have prepared a summary of approaches and processes involving the pursuit and administration of gifts and grants for their respective offices.  A draft of these guidelines (PDF) is hereby made available for comment by members of the University community. Please send your thoughts and recommendations for improvement prior to December 9th to


New Science Degree Pays Off
The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree was born of a partnership between Sacramento State’s Department of Biological Sciences and the UC Davis Stem Cell Program. This academic alliance was forged three years ago to create a comprehensive program, including an internship, to prepare graduates for careers as stem cell professionals and is currently funded by a $1.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. ( May 10, 2011)  ARTICLE>


Anthropology Student Excels at CSU Competition
Sacramento State graduate student Gary Scholze captured a first place award and collected $500 during the 25th annual California State University Student Research Competition at Fresno State. (May 11, 2011) ARTICLE>


RCA Program Awardees Announced
Twenty-four faculty have been selected to receive Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Awards for projects to be undertaken in 2011-12 academic year.  (April 26, 2011)  DETAILS>


Public Policy and Administration Professor Receives Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award
Robert W. Wassmer, Professor and Chair of Public Policy and Administration, is the recipient of the 2010-11 Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award. The award ceremony will be held April 20 at 4 p.m. in the University Union, Foothill Suite, and will include a lecture presented by Wassmer entitled “The Recent Pervasive External Effects of Residential Home Foreclosure in the Sacramento Area.” (April 15, 2011) DETAILS>


College of Education Announces Faculty Research Fellows
Five College of Education faculty have been selected as Research Fellows for 2011.  Each will receive mentoring and assistance with developing grant proposals that further their research agendas, and the mission of the College.  In addition, each will receive a monetary award of $2000 upon the submission of a proposal for external funding.  (February 16, 2011) ARTICLE>


Research Changes Lives
Research developments at campuses such as Cal State Fullerton and Sacramento State could eventually contribute to the next cure for diseases like HIV and Alzheimer's. Student researchers play a major contribution in these developments. (February 4, 2011) ARTICLE>


Grant to Unlock High-Tech Creativity in Youths
The Sacramento State/UC Davis Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program will be able to help even more educationally disadvantaged students following the award of a $740,489 grant from the National Science Foundation. (February 2, 2011)   ARTICLE>


STEM Scholars Lecture Series Springs Forth
Samantha Hens, professor of anthropology at Sacramento State, will deliver the first presentation of the spring Sacramento State STEM Scholars Lecture Series from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the University Union, Redwood Room. Her presentation, “About Face: Using symmetry to measure the health of ancient Romans," explores fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of developmental stress in Imperial Roman populations. The concept of symmetry, which has many applications in biology, is considered an important indicator of good health and survival prospects in animals, including humans. It’s also believed to be a measure of an individual's genetic quality. (January 28, 2011) ARTICLE>

Sac State Participates in Coastal Research
On Jan. 25, the California State University’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology – a system-wide consortium of marine scientists – will host a research-poster reception for the CSU Board of Trustees, presidents and others following the board’s meeting. Sacramento State’s entry, “The visualization of internal waves in Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon using a hydrodynamic model” examines the energy generated by these waves as well as the amplification and the “unusual physical consequences” that flow from this interaction. (January 21, 2011) ARTICLE>

Sac State Contracts with Department of Water Resources
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Sacramento State have signed a two-year, $300,000 contract to provide DWR with consulting, research, and education and training services. The co-principal investigators are Professors Saad Merayyan and Ramzi Mahmood of the Civil Engineering Department. (Jan. 18, 2011) ARTICLE>


Campus Based-Program Among Nation’s Best
For the second year in a row California’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program has been singled out as one of the nation’s best in preparing educationally disadvantaged K-12 students for college. (December 10, 2010) ARTICLE>


Security grant for Computer Science Department
The National Science Foundation has awarded Sacramento State’s Computer Science Department a $1.1 million grant that will enable 15 students to become information security specialists during the next four years. (December 8, 2010) ARTICLE>


Science Looks at New Capacities for Healing
Medical research into shocking ways to help people recover from injuries will be the topic of the next regenerative medicine lecture 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 in the University Union Redwood Room. (November 3, 2010) ARTICLE>

CKatherine McReynoldshemistry Professor Receives President's Award
Katherine McReynolds, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was selected as the recipient of the 2010-11 President’s Award for Research and Creative Activity. The award ceremony was held October 27th and included a lecture presented by McReynolds entitled “How Sweet It Is: Perspectives on the Importance of Carbohydrates in Biochemistry, Medicine and the Mainstream”. (December 1, 2010) DETAILS>


Sac State receives $755K science grant
A $755,000 federal grant awarded to Sacramento State by the National Science Foundation will be used to renovate and modernize the University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Biology Education, Research and Advancement (CIMERA). (October 25, 2010) ARTICLE>


Students Display Science Research Projects
Science research projects conducted at Sacramento State were viewed by a wide general audience recently during the College of Natural Science and Mathematics annual Undergraduate Research Reception. The projects were conducted by students, working in conjunction with University faculty. (October 18, 2010) ARTICLE>


Smart Grid Technology Promises Electrifying Results
There’s a smarter way to deliver electricity to homes and businesses, and Emir Jose Macari, dean of Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, will discuss the possibilities at the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lecture of the academic year at 6 p.m. Sept. 21, in the University Union Redwood Room. (September 17, 2010) ARTICLE>


Sac State Center Receives Conflict Resolution Award
Sacramento State’s Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) has been awarded the Warren Knight Award by the JAMS Foundation. The Center was selected because of its use of education and research to provide conflict resolution and reconciliation services for agencies, governments, organizations, businesses and communities. (August 5, 2010) ARTICLE>


Early Sac State Computer Missed Fame by Just a Bit
It is quite possible the world’s first microcomputer was developed at Sacramento State, according to a writer at CNET, an on-line media company specializing in technology reviews. Earlier this year, CNET senior writer Daniel Terdiman wrote an article detailing a microcomputer built on campus in 1972 by former Sacramento State researcher Bill Pentz. (July 13, 2010) ARTICLE>


Science and Engineering Program for Women
Sociology Professor Mridula Udayagiri and Madeleine Fish, director of the University's MESA Engineering and Computer Science Program, received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Gender in Science and Engineering Program to establish a program to teach gender-inclusive strategies to math educators. (June 24, 2010)  ARTICLE>


Education Study Receives $1.8 Million Grant
A Sacramento State, UC Davis and University of Minnesota study that will examine the readiness of high school students for the college classroom has received $1.8 million in federal funding. (June 23, 2010) ARTICLE>


Science Program Helps Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Summer is usually a quiet time for Sacramento State instructors, but a few are spending their time helping students from disadvantaged groups learn about science as part of a program called Introduction to Scientific Research, which is supported by a National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of General Medical Sciences "Bridges to the Baccalaureate" grant and a National Science Foundation "Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation" grant. (June 23, 2010) ARTICLE>


Nursing Students Get Grant Help
Nursing students enrolled in a joint Sacramento State, UC Davis program are getting help from a $22,032 grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. (June 10, 2010) ARTICLE>