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August 2020College of Science and HealthDr. James Montgomery, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, in the College of Science and Health has been awarded a $1 million grant from
National Science Foundation to investigate strategies to recruit and retain science undergraduates. The project will conduct research to increase knowledge about the effects of learning communities on non-cognitive factors generally associated with students' academic persistence and outcomes. Understanding of the academic persistence of STEM scholars is viewed by NSF as critical to addressing national shortages in the nation’s STEM workforce.
August 2020College of Computing and Digital MediaDr. Alexander Rasin, Associate Professor in DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media, received a $249,870
NSF grant for a project to develop and evaluate techniques for detecting clandestine access to the contents of stored databases. As recent news indicates, data breaches have become an epidemic threat to businesses, governments, and society. As increasing amounts of personal, private, and proprietary data are being stored electronically, our lack of adequate means to prevent or detect breaches becomes increasingly concerning.
July 2020College of Liberal Arts and SciencesAssociate Professor of History Scott Bucking is undertaking the first comprehensive effort aimed at documenting the complex archaeological landscape south of the Middle Kingdom necropolis at Beni Hassan, with funding from the
American Research Center in Egypt/USAID's Antiquities Endowment Fund. Working collaboratively with the Egyptian ministry and Manila University, the project team will carry out urgent documentation and conservation on the archaeology at greatest risk due to illicit digging and agricultural development. The project also lays an important foundation for a large-scale preservation initiative that draws attention to the rich, multicultural heritage of the region and increases awareness of the significance of this region in multiple periods of Egyptian history.
July 2020College of Liberal Arts and SciencesDePaul received a $1.5 million gift from the
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to support its ongoing partnership with Tangaza University College in Kenta. The initiative, lead by
Sister Patricia Bombard, B.V.M., in the School of Public Service will help DePaul University in its efforts to deliver an array of continuing education and leadership training programs to Catholic sisters in Africa over the next three years.
April 2020College of BusinessDr. Maija Renko, Professor and the Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Driehaus College of Business, received $248,879 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the project “Promoting Entrepreneurship Among Low-Income Youth”. Together with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she will develop an evaluation and research tool for qualitative interview data collection and analysis of entrepreneurs’ experiences in support of this study of low-income youth with disabilities.
October 2019College of CommunicationDr. Juan Mundel, Assistant Professor in the College of Communication, will
investigate the effects of models' age in ads promoting plants in his project, “Age Identification for Plant Shoppers.” With funding from Michigan State University, Mundel’s lab will participate in a study to investigate if younger vs. older models in plant advertisements result in stronger purchase intentions.