Research in the Rock

LATEST AWARDS

Jodie Mahony Center receives over $55,000 to provide workshops for Arkansas teachers

The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education has received $55,241 from the Arkansas Department of Education to provide workshops and trainings to candidates seeking National Board Teacher Certification. Read more…

Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya receives $1,000,000 to study heat tolerance of rice

Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, biology professor and interim associate dean in the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences will receive $1,000,000 over a four-year period to study the genetic qualities of rice to determine its heat tolerance. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.  Read more…

Dr. Shawn Bourdo receives $85,500 to study how nanomaterials affect bone regeneration

Dr. Shawn Bourdo, research assistant professor at the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has received an $85,500 R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how certain nanomaterials may enhance healing in bone wounds. Read more…

Dr. Yupo Chan awarded nearly $25,000 to monitor earth’s atmosphere

Dr. Yupo Chan of the systems engineering department has received $24,900 from NASA to measure the earth’s atmosphere to monitor its health and future climate.  Chan is working with Dr. Edmond Wilson of Harding University and Dr. Po-Hao Adam Huang of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Read more…

Dr. Kieng Bao Vang-Dings receives nearly $50,000 to study effects of nanomaterials in immune systems

Dr. Kieng Bao Vang-Dings, research assistant professor at the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences, has received $49,509 from the Center for Advanced Surface Engineering to study the effects of tunable nanosystems on the human immune system. The project was awarded through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s seed grant program. Read more…

Arkansas Economic Development Institute receives $102,000 to create feasibility study for leadership institute in four-state region

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $102,100 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to create a feasibility study on the development of a leadership institute in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas-Oklahoma region. Read more…