Posts Tagged ‘ Prem Paul ’

New Life Sciences grant competition open to Dec. 21

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, November 18

Vice chancellors Ronnie Green and Prem Paul have announced the 2011 UNL Life Sciences competitive grants program, which includes opportunities for enhancing interdisciplinary teams and facilitating UNL and industry partnerships, all in the life sciences. Faculty interested in competing for the awards are required to submit letters of intent no later than 5 p.m., Dec. […]

$4M bolsters math, science education

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

The National Science Foundation has awarded UNL two grants totaling more than $4 million to support improved mathematics and science education in Nebraska schools that need it most. The grants are through NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, which aims to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics […]

$2M grant to enhance laser research

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

UNL has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The $1,825,345 grant will enable UNL to renovate the sub-basement and basement of Behlen Laboratory. The project will convert outdated physics labs and offices into a state-of-the-art, high-power laser collaborative laboratory, […]

Engineer helps ID genome of Rabbit Fever

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 11, 2010

As an electrical engineer, Khalid Sayood studies the need to efficiently store, manipulate and transmit large masses of information. The UNL professor’s specialty – data compression – looks at how information is organized and then compacts the data so its applications, such as cell phones and computer programs, don’t become unwieldy. Now, a partnership with […]

Second ‘Water For Food’ conference planned

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, February 4, 2010, Issue

The University of Nebraska’s Global Water for Food Institute drew more than 100 faculty and staff from across campus disciplines to a Jan. 28 forum in the East Union. During the lunch meeting, Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, outlined the creation of the institute, talked about the importance of maintaining momentum […]

UNL’s slice of stimulus funds climbs to $15.7M

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 29, 2009

UNL faculty have been awarded $15.7 million in grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through Sept. 30 to support research projects, according to UNL’s Office of Research and Economic Development. As of Sept. 30, UNL had received 45 competitive grants totaling $15,722,674 from federal agencies through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, […]

UNL earns $3M for national security ed consortium

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Issue, October 1, 2009, Research

UNL received a $3 million grant sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to establish the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium, as a part of the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence program. The consortium will provide academic, research, cultural immersion and outreach activities focused on national security-related topics to students […]

New Fellows

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Employee News, Issue, September 10, 2009

The following UNL faculty were named fellows during the 2008-09 academic year. • Prem Paul, vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science • Daniel Walters, professor of soil science, fellow of the American Society of Agronomy • James Goedert, associate professor of construction systems engineering, fellow […]

Research dollars clear record $122M

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: August 20, 2009, Issue, Research

Total research funding at UNL increased nearly 13 percent this year to a record of more than $122 million, according to the Office of Research. Total research funding, which includes all external funds awarded for university research, was $122,452,344 in the fiscal year ending June 30. The increase, up from $108.3 million in fiscal 2008, […]

Field research earns IDEA honor

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: April 2, 2009, Campus News, Issue

More than a few years ago, Don Weeks was working in a laboratory with his research team when he realized they had made an important discovery. So important, in fact, that it is expected to help increase productivity for farmers around the world. Weeks learned that by isolating a gene from a bacterium that degrades […]