Recent Grants (*undergraduate)

Growing Undergraduate Research in the Chemical Sciences at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI). Submitted to the Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Program. Requested $75,000. In review.

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 National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. Requested $400,000. In review.

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 Geochemical Conditions. MO Gaylor (PI), P Videau (co-PI), LM Barge (co-PI). In preparation for submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Program by September 2019. Requesting $650,000.

 

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 Geochemical 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). Submitted to the DSU Supporting Talent for Research Trajectories (START) Program. $3,000.

  • Seed funding to generate robust preliminary data set to strengthen NSF RUI proposal above.

 

Acquisition of a Triple Quadrupole GC-MS System with Multiple Sample Introduction Capabilities to Forge a Robust Culture of Undergraduate Scientific Research and Training at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor (PI), P Videau (co-PI), S McKay (co-PI), K Bakker (co-PI), D Droge (co-PI), JA Maloney (co-PI). Submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Requested $350,000. Not funded. Resubmission requested.

 

Bringing Outer Space to the Great Plains: A Proposal to Host a Live In-Flight Education Downlink with the Crew of the International Space Station at Dakota State University. JA Maloney (PI), MO Gaylor (co-PI), P Videau (co-PI), J Nash (co-PI), J Utecht (co-PI), B Schamber. In preparation for submission to the NASA In-Flight Education Downlinks Program. Awarded downlink with ISS for August 27th, 2018.

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. $17,000.

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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