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Boulder County, Colo., funds by National Science Foundation

Listing $54,475,375.75 in stimulus funds from National Science Foundation for Boulder

Note: For some programs where states do not report where money will be distributed across the state, we do not have the allocation for individual counties. Those programs include: Medicaid, unemployment benefits and food stamps. Those amounts are included in the totals for where the state agency receiving that money is located.

Amount refers to both the amount of stimulus funding going toward the project and the face value of the loan.

Recipient Amount Description Federal Dept./Agency Date
UNAVCO, INC $3,898,276 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The integrated observing systems that comprise the EarthScope Facility can be used to address fundamental questions at all scales from the active nucleation zone of earthquakes, to individual faults and volcanoes, to the deformation along the plate bounda National Science Foundation 10/01/2008
NATIONAL ECOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY NETWORK, INC. $2,895,753 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of this project is to reduce the risk associated with the production of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) airborne imaging spectrometer. The mitigation approach is to develop and testing a Design Verification Unit (DVU) to retire
This spending item is part of a $9,962,780 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/29/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $2,500,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has for several decades been the principal provider of high-performance computing (HPC), data storage resources, software engineering and visualization tools for the atmospheric and related sciences comm National Science Foundation 8/31/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $2,112,669 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support NSF/NCAR C-130 Modernization:To ensure that the NSF/NCAR C-130 remains a premier research platform, able to operate safely for the next 20 years, very important modernization efforts are planned: 1) Replace avionics to be compatible with the next generat
This spending item is part of a $10,700,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/20/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $2,000,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Graduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $1,911,677 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award supports the continued development of the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA). It provides data management and user support to facilitate the collection, preservation, exchange, and use of local observations and
This spending item is part of a $1,968,016 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $1,639,639 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The PIs are awarded a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program to develop a new time-resolved ultraviolet spectroscopy laboratory at the University of Colorado. The heart of the system will be a high power laser system which will create extremely shor National Science Foundation 3/16/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $1,587,712 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project is creating a carefully validated global model that addresses how sea salt from the oceans, soil dust from major deserts, and smoke particles from natural fires enter the atmosphere, are transported and then impact the climate. The work makes National Science Foundation 6/08/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $1,200,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Analytical and Surface Chemistry (ASC) Program of the Division of Chemistry and the Solid State and Material chemistry (SSMC) Program of the Division of Material Research (DMR) supports the highly synergistic collaborative research project of Profs. J National Science Foundation 7/28/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $1,073,993 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project is to deploy a field-proven Fe Boltzmann temperature lidar to the U.S. Antarctic station McMurdo, and to conduct there multi-year observations pursuing the following scientific objectives: (a) To establish a temperature record throughout the p
This spending item is part of a $1,200,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $917,124 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). Scaling Up is a program of research and development that will enable virtual organizations in the Earth sciences to scale to massive interdisciplinary commun National Science Foundation 9/11/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $895,017 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support New enzymes can evolve by recruitment of enzymes that have a promiscuous ability to catalyze a newly needed reaction. This project addresses the early stages of evolution of a new activity using the promiscuous N-acetyl glutamyl phosphate (NAGP) reductase National Science Foundation 7/20/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $805,415 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The vast range of scales occurring in the Earth's climate system cannot be explicitly captured in global climate models, even on emerging petascale computers. This project will further understanding of the effects of physics at a scale that is too small t National Science Foundation 6/22/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $800,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) is a partnership of 14 institutions (Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Howard University, , Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, University of
This spending item is part of a $10,000,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/17/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $776,475 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Very rapid change has been observed in the Polar Regions and is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. This change is ubiquitous across the system occurring within the atmosphere, terrestrial and marine components and encompassing the physical, National Science Foundation 8/03/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $751,443 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Arctic system is strongly defined by its seasonality. The extreme annual cycle of solar radiation, interactions between the Arctic and lower latitudes, within-Arctic interactions between the land, ocean, and atmosphere, and the energetics of freeze an
This spending item is part of a $862,974 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/29/2009
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. $750,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project will employ a sophisticated meteor radar at the Brazilian Antarctic station Comandante Ferraz on King George Island for a number of synergetic research efforts of high interest to the international aeronomical community. The location of the ra National Science Foundation 8/06/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $747,124 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Scaling Up is a program of research and development that will enable virtual organizations in the Earth sciences to scale to massive interdisciplinary 'communities of communities.' A key element is commodity governance, which encodes social and technical
This spending item is part of a $917,124 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/11/2010
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $736,951 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will deploy a new Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI) at the U.S. Palmer Station located in the Antarctic Peninsula. The FPI will observe mesospheric and thermospheric neutral winds and temperatures using multiple nightglow emissions (OH, 892 nm National Science Foundation 8/18/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $694,462 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award supports a field campaign that will expand the Arctic Observing Network (AON) by adding cloud, atmosphere, and precipitation measurements, and associated higher-order data products, to Summit, Greenland, at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet. T National Science Foundation 7/02/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $685,013 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Rapid changes in the arctic climate system that occurred in the relatively recent past can be compared with the output of climate models to improve the understanding of the processes responsible for nonlinear system change. This study focuses on the trans National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $670,103 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The primary goal of this project is to investigate the mechanisms underlying the seasonal response of the climate system to Arctic sea ice loss within the context of anthropogenic climate change. This research will utilize the NCAR Community Climate Syste National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $616,822 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of our interdisciplinary effort between computational scientists, physicists, engineers and applied mathematicians is to build an all scales unified simulation system that can exploit the next generation of petascale systems and beyond. The advan National Science Foundation 9/05/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $610,286 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Warming of the upper Indian Ocean since the 1950s has been detected and shown to have a complex vertical structure: near-surface warming accompanies upper-thermocline cooling in the tropics and weaker warming underneath. Causes for the complex structure a National Science Foundation 8/03/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $608,962 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The increase in obesity and related chronic illnesses has motivated academic, government, and commercial sectors to address this epidemic. Assistive technology interventions provide an inexpensive method to disseminate information, track health metrics, a National Science Foundation 7/10/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $604,327 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support To date, E. coli serves as the only cellular system for which a complete replication fork can be reconstituted from purified proteins. In this project, a highly divergent bacterium, Baccilus subtilis, will be explored to learn what principles established National Science Foundation 8/10/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $579,965 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Continuing climate change poses uncertainties on future water resources. The water cycle encompasses fundamental processes that link various elements of climate and water resources. Holding approximately 30% of Earth's fresh water, groundwater?s enormous National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $576,514 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of most climate research is to detect change over time. Much of the data are in the form of spatiallyarranged remote sensing data or model output. These data sets are voluminous and tend to be organized as separate geo-referenced files for a sing National Science Foundation 8/26/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $574,785 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project aims to better delineate the global manifestations of non-migrating tides from the stratosphere through the thermosphere and to better determine the origin of the non-migrating tides which is largely in the troposphere. The investigation of t National Science Foundation 8/12/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $566,517 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project is an interdisciplinary effort to systematically document, model, and interpret key linkages between physical, biological and human systems in the context of changing seasonality (phenology) due to global and local climate change. In line wit National Science Foundation 8/14/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $533,416 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder will construct and deploy a number of low powered UV photometers to be placed on long duration stratospheric super pressure (constant volume) balloons to be launched during the joint US-French CONCORD National Science Foundation 5/22/2009
CENTER FOR SEVERE WEATHER RESEARCH INC, THE $530,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual Merit: Under this Cooperative Agreement the Principal investigator will provide as a national facility a three-system ground-based mobile radar fleet, the Doppler On Wheels (DOWs). The three systems include two mobile X-band Doppler on Wheels National Science Foundation 9/15/2009
CENTER FOR SEVERE WEATHER RESEARCH INC, THE $512,826 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Prior analysis of high-resolution mobile Doppler radar observations collected during Hurricane Fran (1996) has revealed evidence of highly organized sub-kilometer scale circulations termed boundary-layer 'rolls,' which embody organized rotation about a h National Science Foundation 9/18/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $505,331 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support A three-year interdisciplinary research program will be undertaken at Cape Espenberg, located on the northern coast of the Seward Peninsula (Alaska), with a focus on the history of human settlement and response to climate change between AD 800 and 1400. D
This spending item is part of a $991,956 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/28/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $500,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Dr. Begelman will study the formation and growth of the most massive black holes in the cosmos. These are the powerhouses for the luminous active nuclei that are found at the centers of luminous galaxies. The black holes must grow rapidly, since luminous National Science Foundation 8/08/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $497,774 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Although the distribution of every species is limited to a particular range, the fundamental ecological processes that determine species' range boundaries are not understood well enough to predict how species will respond to environmental change. This pro National Science Foundation 7/31/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $495,539 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Researchers at NCAR aim to address Antarctic climate variability on interannual, multidecadal and longer timescales over the past ~250 years as a means to better understand the underlying physical mechanisms controlling climate change in the southern pola National Science Foundation 5/26/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $495,308 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The research project will examine the relationship between physical drivers, biogeochemical processes, and microbial community composition in streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The investigators will use molecular phylogenetic techniques, genomic network National Science Foundation 7/02/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $495,093 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The U.S. is currently pursuing technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. One approach, which is the focus of this research, involves embedding geothermal heat exchange systems within deep foundations to gain improved energy efficiency of National Science Foundation 7/31/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $490,780 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Under what conditions do people become environmentalists? What causes translocal and transnational efforts to protect biodiversity to be adopted and connected with local interests? What are the implications of trends in global conservation practice toward National Science Foundation 6/04/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $480,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The intellectual merit of this work stems from the desire to develop a new approach for scalable, neutral atom based, quantum computation and quantum simulation that exploits the electronic and nuclear degrees of freedom in alkaline-earth atoms. The uniqu National Science Foundation 7/07/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $449,984 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of this research is to determine the role of key biological and physical factors on fertilization rates in broadcast spawning, the reproductive strategy used by many benthic invertebrates. The objectives are to quantify the effect of gamete trait National Science Foundation 6/05/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $432,046 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This collaborative project outlines a series of studies investigating the role of individual differences in executive functions (EFs) in expression of implicit racial bias. Executive functions refer to higher-order control processes that regulate thought National Science Foundation 7/15/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $430,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will renovate the Bi-State Optical Network (BiSON), a high-speed optical network comprised of fiber optic links that serves a collaboration of research and educational institutions in Colorado and Wyoming. BiSON links these institutions toget National Science Foundation 7/12/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $425,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This CAREER award will support an integrated research and education program in the field of theoretical biophysics, with interdisciplinary support from the Division of Materials Research, the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosystems, and the Division National Science Foundation 7/31/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $410,736 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The El Ni'o-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) corresponds to a sloshing of water in the equatorial upper Pacific: during an ENSO cycle water moves back and forth north to south and east to west. This suggests that the time-mean effects of ENSO are to homogenize National Science Foundation 6/05/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $392,630 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a novel suite of infrastructure now being designed to support experimental research in network science and engineering. The majority of this award is to fund 38 subcontractors, consisting of collabo
This spending item is part of a $11,546,106 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/02/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $385,644 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Visualization is one of the most important and commonly used methods of analyzing and interpreting digital assets. For many types of computational research, it is the only viable means of extracting information and developing understanding from data. Howe
This spending item is part of a $7,000,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/25/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $357,357 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Scaling Up is a program of research and development that will enable virtual organizations in the Earth sciences to scale to massive interdisciplinary communities of communities. A key element is commodity governance, which encodes social and technical as National Science Foundation 9/11/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $357,357 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Scaling Up is a program of research and development that will enable virtual organizations in the Earth sciences to scale to massive interdisciplinary 'communities of communities.' A key element is commodity governance, which encodes social and technical National Science Foundation 9/11/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $350,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The multidisciplinary research team assembled for this proposal will apply an integrated chemical, biological, and hydrological approach in field and laboratory studies to investigate the relationships between nutrient loading, endocrine-disrupting compou National Science Foundation 9/16/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $343,717 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).Recent progress in ultrafast laser technology has enabled new spectroscopies for probing matter in fundamentally new optical regimes with regard to frequency
This spending item is part of a $679,482 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/09/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $339,089 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is a serious environmental problem resulting from oxidation reactions in sulfidic rock, which is mediated by iron-oxidizing bacteria (IOB). The principal objective of this proposal is to develop a fundamental quantitative understa National Science Foundation 6/17/2009
UNAVCO, INC $323,814 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Major Research Instrumentation Recovery and Reinvestment (MRI-R2) Program grant supports acquisition of 20 dual-frequency GPS receivers and automatic weather stations (Met stations) that measure wind speed and direction, liquid precipitation, barome National Science Foundation 3/23/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $305,887 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Proxies in continuous deep-sea sedimentary archives document slow cooling through much of the Cenozoic until a threshold was crossed leading to the onset of Northern Hemisphere continental glaciation ca. 2.8 Ma ago. Glacial cyclicity followed the obliquit National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Reliable weather and climate prediction at local-to-global scales ultimately depends on a full and quantitatively accurate understanding of microphysical processes governing interactions of individual cloud droplets and their interplay with cloud-scale dy National Science Foundation 8/15/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This three year REU site program will engage nine undergraduate students each year in hands-on-research in the area of functional materials. In addition, two international participants, from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, will join the student National Science Foundation 7/06/2009
LC VISION, LLC $299,981 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support STTR:Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) Gels for Facile Processing and High Yield Manufacture of Hardened FLC Displays. This goal of this project is to develop a new class of polymer materials that dramatically improve the properties of the liquidf cryst
This spending item is part of a $499,981 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/15/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $299,416 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The objective of this research is to develop a low-cost non-destructive, non-contact probing method for surface and sub-surface characterization of inhomogeneous materials and devices. New artificial and nano-material development requires fast, low-comple National Science Foundation 8/21/2009
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. $298,413 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Meteor Crater Experiment (METCRAX) was performed in Arizona's Meteor Crater in October 2006 because of the frequent occurrence there of stable cold pools accompanied by benign boundary layer flows. Motivations for the METCRAX studies were a better und National Science Foundation 9/14/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $295,099 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual Merit: Metamaterials are a new class of nano/bio related materials which possess unique optical properties derived from the structural design of the constituents rather than their individual chemistry. The PIs propose to use an integrated app National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $282,710 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Erosion of bedrock in river channels is a fundamental process governing the evolution of landscapes that has not yet been evaluated fully. The rate of this erosion and its location within a river channel depend on a river's energy available to do work on National Science Foundation 7/26/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $280,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed research will provide new fundamental insights into the transport and rejection behavior of solutes through uniform pores on the sub-1-nm size regime (i.e., the realm of individual small molecules). Currently, very little is known or experime National Science Foundation 6/16/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $275,233 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The formation of crosslinked thermosetting polymers is ubiquitous in our society in applications such as coatings, adhesives, composite materials, dental materials and rapid prototyping. Unfortunately, the same crosslinked structure that is the origin of National Science Foundation 6/17/2009
UNAVCO, INC $274,134 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The LISSARD project (Lake and Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling) is one of three research components of the WISSARD integrative initiative (Whil
This spending item is part of a $1,899,641 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/25/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $265,801 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Glacial erosion is accomplished by quarrying of rock from rough edges of the subglacial bed, and abrasion of rock that smoothes and polishes the bed. Yet there is little quantitative data how rock hardness and the degree of rock fracturing govern quarryin National Science Foundation 7/19/2009
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. $261,016 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will significantly expand our knowledge of the dust environment of our solar system by tracking the speeds and directions of incoming meteors, thereby allowing their orbits to be reconstructed. This will be enabled by an upgrade to the Southe
This spending item is part of a $400,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/26/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $250,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support 'This award will be used to augment the project team with key staff to complete the design efforts, prepare for construction start, support recommended risk reductions and assist in vendor contracting preparation in support of the construction phase. The
This spending item is part of a $3,100,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/16/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $249,998 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Recycling concrete aggregates from demolished infrastructure is becoming an important research topic for sustainable development of the construction industry in the U.S. and the world. To addresses this issue, the objective of the present research is to i National Science Foundation 6/02/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $248,054 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Many important dynamical processes take place on networks. Examples include epidemic propagation, genetic regulation, synchronization, information propagation, and many more. Often, these dynamical processes have a modifying effect on the network structur National Science Foundation 8/14/2009
Whitestone Construction Services, Inc. $238,240 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support While cryospheric research at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) documents evidence of climate change, it is ironic that the carbon footprint of its computing systems is large. NSIDC is installing an energy-efficient, carbon footprint reduction upg
This spending item is part of a $525,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/12/2010
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $232,984 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The paucity of conventional meteorological observations over the Antarctic continent represents a major challenge to both weather forecasts and climate analysis. This puts a premium on the productive use of satellite data, including non-traditional approa
This spending item is part of a $481,405 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 5/26/2009
Clean Energy Solutions Inc. $213,500 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support While cryospheric research at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) documents evidence of climate change, it is ironic that the carbon footprint of its computing systems is large. NSIDC is installing an energy-efficient, carbon footprint reduction upg
This spending item is part of a $525,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/12/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $210,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Advances in laser technology and computing power that have been made in the first few years of the 21st century allow one to enter a fundamentally new regime, where the inner workings of an atom or molecule - that is the complex, correlated dance of elect National Science Foundation 7/07/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $208,582 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This collaborative investigation into the forest atmosphere photochemistry will apply a unique set of collaborative approaches, focused on the chemistry occurring in the near-canopy environment. It is now well known that forests emit biogenic volatile org National Science Foundation 9/11/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $208,542 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The origin of flowering plants represents one of the most significant evolutionary radiations of plants during the last 475 million years. With over 250,000 extant species, angiosperms are the largest and most diverse group of plants to have evolved. It h
This spending item is part of a $500,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/16/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $200,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This group project aims to delve into a broad range of problems stemming from the desire to understand gases of ultracold atoms and molecules in full detail, and how to manipulate these gases to engineer systems of interest. Of particular interest will be National Science Foundation 8/08/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $189,379 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project entails quantifying how rapid, extensive changes in forest structure and composition associated with Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) infestation of western montane forests affect the coupling of water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles. MPB infestation a National Science Foundation 9/18/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $184,400 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support A theoretical study of magnetic reconnection involving magnetic field approaching and exceeding the quantum critical field of 40 terraGauss is the subject of this award. This is a fundamental plasma physics problem with important applications in high-ener National Science Foundation 9/07/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $178,291 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This research program addresses the fundamental science of jet and vortex propulsion by Cephalopods (squid, cuttlefish, etc) and Medusa (Jellyfish) in contrast to more well-investigated aquatic locomotion through body and fin undulations like most fish. W National Science Foundation 8/04/2009
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. $173,283 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project focuses on modeling studies of mesospheric bores. These wave features occur in the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere and are identified as a sharp wave front with a large horizontal extent (on the order of 500 km) followed by a train of National Science Foundation 8/07/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $173,196 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support While the number of women receiving advanced degrees in the geosciences has been rising, the face of scientific leaders in academia remains dominantly male. Through the establishment of infrastructure to support the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), t National Science Foundation 8/06/2009
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. $165,336 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project aims to conduct a comprehensive investigation of meteoric smoke particles in the polar mesosphere using D-region observations from the Poker Flat incoherent scatter radar (PFISR) in Alaska as well as extensive measurements previously obtained National Science Foundation 9/01/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $154,025 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support A major objective of the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Focus Group on Space Radiation Climatology is to investigate the relationships between interplanetary conditions and trapped radiation belt particles and how these relationships change on long t National Science Foundation 6/05/2009
ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES $152,398 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The goal of this project is to increase understanding of the conjugate nature of the polar ionospheres, which is in part a means to understanding the multi-scale global solar wind, magnetosphere, and ionosphere system. To accomplish this we intend on depl National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $150,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support On March 24, 1989, the tanker vessel Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, a well-marked navigational hazard in the Valdez Arm of Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the surrounding ecosytem. In various ways, National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $125,024 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Parallel, distributed, and Internet-based computing, communication, and information systems are heterogeneous mixtures of machines and networks. They frequently experience degraded performance due to uncertainties, such as unexpected machine failures, cha National Science Foundation 7/24/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $114,868 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The primary goal of this project is to investigate the mechanisms underlying the seasonal response of the climate system to Arctic sea ice loss within the context of anthropogenic climate change. This research will utilize the NCAR Community Climate Syste National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
ATMOSPHERIC & SPACE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES $114,834 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The project seeks continued support of investigations of the polar mesosphere, thermosphere, and ionosphere over Sondrestromfjord through coordinated optica
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National Science Foundation 8/11/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Recent changes in the flow dynamics and overall geometry of the Greenland Ice Sheet have been concurrent with increased surface melting: the velocity of some outlet glaciers has increased, the ice sheet margins have thinned, and the overall mass of the ic National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
ENDOSHAPE, INC. $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop the next generation of vascular embolization coils using proprietary shape memory polymer (SMP) technology. Coils are used to occlude or isolate vessels for treatment of malfor National Science Foundation 6/10/2009
EVOLUTIONARY GENOMICS, INC. $99,628 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project makes use of algorithms and expertise derived from the intersection of molecular biology and evolutionary biology, a field known as molecular evolution. The project uses the Ka/Ks algorithm to ident National Science Foundation 6/10/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $99,621 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This collaborative team plans to investigate the evolution of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) at large distances from the Sun. They expect to identify the reasons that existing models do not accurately describe this ICME evolution. With this National Science Foundation 9/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $90,912 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will apply the geometric theory of exterior differential systems and Cartan\\\'s method of equivalence to a variety of problems arising in differential equations. Clelland will continue the study of sub-Finsler geometry, originally introduced National Science Foundation 8/07/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $90,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This funding enables three types of network infrastructure to handle large-scale experiments. One type uses the OpenFlow protocol developed by Stanford University to allow deep programming of Ethernet switches. Another type of GENI-enabled infrastructure
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National Science Foundation 9/09/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $86,911 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project is to investigate the role of convection on dynamic stability of the three-dimensional incompressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations. The main objective is to show that convection together with incompressibility plays an essential role in National Science Foundation 5/21/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $77,451 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Airborne Campaign for Imaging Polar Mesospheric Clouds During the Deep Solar Minimum National Science Foundation 7/06/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $75,763 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The second part of the 20th century was notable for the development of earth observation systems providing an unparalleled view of a changing world. In the 21st century, a new frontier is real time monitoring biological systems and how those systems are c National Science Foundation 8/17/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $74,965 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support While the number of women receiving advanced degrees in the geosciences has been rising, the face of scientific leaders in academia remains dominantly male. Through the establishment of infrastructure to support the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), t National Science Foundation 8/06/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $73,260 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support While cryospheric research at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) documents evidence of climate change, it is ironic that the carbon footprint of its computing systems is large. NSIDC is installing an energy-efficient, carbon footprint reduction upg
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National Science Foundation 7/12/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $72,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The award is for a pilot program to explore two areas related to OH masers: an OH maser survey of the Andromeda galaxy (M 31) to study the dark matter distribution and kinematics in the Local Group, and an OH megamaser survey at redshift ~1 close to the p National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $58,634 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This engineering education research award to Tufts University in collaboration with University of Colorado-Boulder and Michigan Technological University will study how service learning activities can best be used to enhance student learning about sustaina National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $54,417 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed research will extend the program initiated by the PI in recent work, namely (a) to study topological and enumerative properties of CW subcomplexes of highly symmetric polytopes, (b) to understand the relationships between these polytopal subc National Science Foundation 8/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $52,051 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The Investigator will develop a simple, effective, and inexpensive method of obtaining very high-vertical-resolution atmospheric measurements made in close proximity to the SOUSY radar beam in Jicamarca Peru (a NSF Upper Atmospheric Facilities funded cent National Science Foundation 7/06/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE $44,702 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Integration of Spatial and Social Network Analysis in Vaccine Trials This project will develop and test spatial analytical and social network analysis methods for vaccine trials and disease transmission modeling. Existing methods limit the extrapolation o
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National Science Foundation 8/16/2009
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH $31,972 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Parallel, distributed, and Internet-based computing, communication, and information systems are heterogeneous mixtures of machines and networks. They frequently experience degraded performance due to uncertainties, such as unexpected machine failures, cha National Science Foundation 7/24/2009