Seed Grants

Seed Grants

Seed Grants

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Committee on Research and Creative Works (CRCW)


The CRCW is thrilled to announce the 2020 winners:




Gia Barboza & Diep Dao

Assistant Professors, Criminal Justice & Geography and Environmental Studies

Project Title: Making Communities Safer Places to Grow Old


Melissa Benton

Professor, Nursing

Project Title: Metabolism, Body Composition, Sleep, and Quality of Life in Women


Dmytro Bozhko

Assistant Professor, Physics

Project Title: Creation and Investigation of Hybrid Reconfigurable Magnonic Crystals


Benjamin Kinsley

Assistant Professor, VAPA

Project Title: Tree Talks: Populus tremuloides


Yongjei Lee

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Project Title: Flag and Boost Theories for Hot Spot Forecasting: A Replication of NIJ's Real-Time Crime Forecasting Algorithm using Colorado Springs Crime Data


Phillip Morris

Assistant Professor, Leadership, Research & Foundations

Project Title: National Study of Veteran Wellness Characteristics


Oluwatosin Oluwasdare

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Project Title: Development of Algorithms and Computational Tools to Study the Spatial Organization of Bacteria Chromosomes and Genome Function Discovery


Rachel Thayer

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Project Title: Improving Measurement of Cannabis Use among Older Adults


Xin Yee

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Project Title: Regression Principal Component Analysis: A Supervised Dimension Reduction Method


Kay Yoon

Associate Professor, Communication

Project Title: Boundary-crossing Interactions and Virtual Knowledge Sharing in Multi-team Environment: An Exploratory Study


Yanyan Zhuang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Project Tile: Do Developer Perceptions Have Borders? Comparing C Code Responses across Continents