Recent Grants (*undergraduate)

Acquisition of a Triple Quadrupole GC-MS with Multiple Sample Introduction Capabilities to Enhance Undergraduate Research and Training at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI), AE Sathoff (Investigator), K Baker (Investigator), D Droge (Investigator), JA Maloney (Investigator), E Kreider (Investigator). In preparation for submission to the NSF Major Research Infrastructure (MRI) Program by January 20, 2020. Requesting $400,000.

Beyond the 2020 Vision: Building Research, Education and Innovation Partnerships for South Dakota. NSF and South Dakota EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 Program. Ustead, M (PI), Winter R (co-PI) et al. Awarded $20 million. MO Gaylor (Investigator) awarded $125,000 to support 25 undergraduate research fellows during the award period 2019-2024. 

Bringing Undergraduates to the Forefront of Astrobiology Research: Investigating Mineral-Catalyzed Conversion of Representative Solar System PAHs to Prebiotically Important Reaction Products Under Simulated Planetary Conditions. MO Gaylor (PI), P Videau (co-PI), LM Barge (Investigator), BP Theiling (Investigator). Submitted to the NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Program. Requesting $500,000. 

Bringing Undergraduates to the Cutting Edge of Origins of Life Research: Investigating Mineral-Catalyzed Conversion of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Potentially Bioactive Quinones Under Plausible Prebiotic Planetary Conditions. MO Gaylor (PI), LM Barge (co-PI), P Videau (co-PI), BP Theiling (co-PI), *HL Juntunen (co-PI), *VA Swenson (co-PI), *LJ Leinen (co-PI). DSU Supporting Talent for Research Trajectories (START) Program. Awarded $3,000.

  • A seed grant award to strengthen NSF RUI grant application above. 

 

Growing Undergraduate Research in the Chemical Sciences at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI). Submitted to the Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Program (nominated by DSU President and Provost). Requested $75,000. Not funded. Resubmission requested.

 

Acquisition of a Triple Quadrupole GCMS with Multiple Sample Introduction Capabilities to Enhance Undergraduate Research and Training at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI), SE McKay (co-PI), K Baker (Investigator), D Droge (Investigator), JA Maloney (Investigator). Submitted to the NSF MRI program. Requested $400,000. Not funded. Resubmission requested.

Bolstering the Computational Capacity of DSU’s New Analytical Science Degree Program. MO Gaylor (PI), JA Maloney (co-PI). DSU Teaching Technologies Grant Program. Awarded $30,000 for purchase of computational workstations and software.  

Investigating Clay Mineral-Catalyzed Conversion of Meteorite-Derived Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Potentially Biologically Active Quinones in the Context of Origins of Life Studies. MO Gaylor (PI), HL Juntunen (co-PI)*, LJ Leinen (co-PI)*, VA Swenson (co-PI)*, P Videau (co-PI), BP Theiling (co-PI), LM Barge (co-PI). DSU Faculty Research Program. $2,000.

 

The STEM Institute: Capitalizing on Recruitment and Retention Successes of Two Years of Experiential Summer STEM Institute Programs to Establish a More Inclusive Year-Round STEM Institute at Dakota State University. JA Maloney (PI), M Geary (co-PI), MO Gaylor (co-PI), B Jones, (co-PI), S McKay (co-PI). NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. $20,000.

Assessing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions One-Mile Below South Dakota at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) Using Consumer Plastics-Based Passive Samplers. MO Gaylor (PI), *LJ Leinen (co-PI), *BK Pitts, *VA Swenson (co-PI), *HJ Juntunen (co-PI), P Videau (co-PI), D Bergmann (co-PI). Dakota State University Faculty Research Initiative. $2,000.

 

Genomic Sequencing and Analysis of a Novel Marine Streptomyces Strain that Produces a Potent Cytotoxin. P Videau (PI), MO Gaylor (co-PI), *E Johnson (co-PI), *X Henderson (co-PI), *VA Swenson (co-PI), *S Thomas (co-PI). Dakota State University Faculty Research Initiative. $2,000 

 

Preserved Pumpkin as a Scientific Time Capsule? Fungal and Chemical Analysis of Pumpkin Preserve From 1920. *HL Juntunen (PI), *VA Swanson (co-PI), *LJ Leinen (co-PI), *K Mackoy, P Videau (co-PI), and MO Gaylor (co-PI). Experiment.com. $6,100.

 

The STEM Institute: An Interdisciplinary Program for Continued Student Recruitment and Retention in STEM Majors at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI), BF Jones (co-PI). Great Plains Education Foundation. $17,000.

Using the SFE PrimeTM System to Transform Dakota State University’s Chemistry Curriculum to One Centered on Green Chemistries and Guided Inquiry-Based Pedagogies. Applied Separations Education Grant Program. MO Gaylor (PI), *GM Estridge (Co-PI). $35,000.

Characterizing Microplastics in Consumer Products, Land-Applied Sewage Sludge and Product- and Sludge-Exposed Soil Invertebrates with Light Microscopy: A Proposal for a New Research Microscope to Enhance Undergraduate Research and Research-Based Teaching at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI), *GM Estridge (co-PI), *LJ Leinen (co-PI), *TS Telkamp (co-PI), *HL Juntunen (co-PI). DSU Science Curriculum Development Initiative. $20,000

The STEM Institute: A Proposed Interdisciplinary Program for Maximizing Student Recruitment and Retention in STEM Majors at Dakota State University. B Szczerbinska (PI), MO Gaylor (co-PI), G Berman (co-PI), D Dittman (co-PI), D Hazelwood (co-PI), J Nash (co-PI), C Noteboom (co-PI), A Podhradsky (co-PI), K Smith (co-PI). NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. $10,000.

 

Characterization of Changes in Gut Microbiota in Soil Invertebrates Exposed to Pesticides and Contaminated Wastewater Residues Under Lab and Field Conditions. *GM Estridge (PI) and MO Gaylor (co-PI). US EPA Greater Research Opportunity (GRO) Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. $50,000.

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