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Hennepin County, Minn., funds by National Science Foundation

Listing $26,105,751.89 in stimulus funds from National Science Foundation for Hennepin

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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
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $7,104,536 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project involves a major renovation of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory G?? University of Minnesota. SAFL is a hydraulic research laboratory dedicated to research and training in energy and the Earth-surface environment. SAFL was dedicated in 1938 an National Science Foundation 9/20/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $1,389,500 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Objective: The ability to control and manipulate matter at a few tens of atoms allows researchers to investigate a regime between the atomic-scale where quantum mechanics dominate and the bulk-scale. The availability of this capability is critical to the National Science Foundation 5/10/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $1,094,801 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support 'Scientists and researchers from fields as diverse as oceanography and ecology, astronomy and classical studies face a common challenge. As computer power and technology improve, the sizes of data sets available to us increase rapidly. The goal of this pr
This spending item is part of a $1,889,993 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $829,110 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Many organisms exhibit a remarkable capacity for tissue regeneration. Most dramatic is the ability of free-living flatworms known as planarians to regenerate an entire new body plan from small excised pieces of tissue. This regenerative ability is driven National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $807,720 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The objective of this Major Research Instrumentation (MRI-R2) award is to develop a state-of-the-art, precise and highly flexible instrument for testing and measuring the fuel efficiency, emissions and performance of automotive propulsion systems. The cen National Science Foundation 1/14/2010
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $676,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this project supported by the Experimental Physical Chemistry Program, Professor Aaron Massari of the University of Minnesota will employ two-dimensional infrared vibrational echo spectroscopy (2D-IR VES) to understand how the molecular motions within National Science Foundation 7/19/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $630,000 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
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $520,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Understanding how the brain's neuronal networks perform computations remains a difficult challenge. The interaction of large populations of neurons leads to a complex repertoire of high-dimensional activity patterns that is difficult to analyze. The dimen National Science Foundation 7/22/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $516,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The award supports the University of Minnesota REU / RET physics site which introduces undergraduates to forefront research in physics by having them work wi National Science Foundation 6/04/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $500,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project strives for novel and transformative approaches to design automation guided by physical views of computation. A broad theme is the application of expertise from an established field, digital circuit design, to new fields, such as nanotechnolo National Science Foundation 9/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $498,560 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this project supported by the Experimental Physical Chemistry Program, Professor Kenneth Leopold and his group at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities will employ Fourier Transform microwave spectroscopy (FTMW) to investigate the intermolecular in National Science Foundation 7/17/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $486,418 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual merit. One of the many inhabitants in the leafy debris of the forest floors is social amoeba. These are ancient organisms that diverged and evolved independently from mammals quite early in evolution. Social amoeba are quite remarkable--they National Science Foundation 7/28/2009
AUGSBURG COLLEGE $444,081 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Major Research Instrumentation MRI: Acquisition of Advanced Scientific GPS Receivers for Magnetospheric and Ionispheric Research National Science Foundation 7/19/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $420,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The objective of this research is to develop solutions that ensure reliable power delivery in high-performance multicore systems. Technology trends for multicore chips show increased on-chip noise sources, decreasing supply voltage levels, and reduced hea National Science Foundation 8/06/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $416,456 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is the single most important experimental technique used by chemists to deduce the structure of new organic compounds. It capitalizes on the fact that certain types of atomic nuclei, most importantly hydrogen National Science Foundation 6/12/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $399,798 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support (a) Non-technical explanation of the project's broader significance and importance: Small amounts of melt that form deep beneath Earth?s surface rise slowly to feed volcanoes such as those observed in Iceland and Hawaii. As this melt moves upward through National Science Foundation 7/22/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $382,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Robotic Sensor Networks (RSNs) are finding increasing use in critical applications such as surveillance, environmental monitoring, emergency response and search-and-rescue. With recent advances in embedded technologies, devices that can be used as RSN uni National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $375,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support With the advent of new supercomputers that employ hundreds of thousands of processors and can compute at speeds approaching one quadrillion operations per second, many grand challenge science problems can be solved which were unsolvable even a few years a National Science Foundation 9/15/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $366,567 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support In this project the PI will study the physical principles of viral genome packaging using phi29 as a model system. The study will use previously developed technique based on optical tweezers for real time visualization of viral packaging processes. The pr
This spending item is part of a $900,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/22/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $355,221 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed project aims to develop new statistical theory and methodology for high-dimensional structured data. The project is inspired by challenging problems that arise in two important biological applications: disease gene identification and gene fun National Science Foundation 6/16/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $351,964 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project will assess evolutionary relationships among tiger moths and the evolutionary associations of moth feeding behavior with plant chemicals that serve to protect moths from predators. Relationships among tiger moths will be assessed using DNA dat
This spending item is part of a $583,552 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $350,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Achieving solar-to-electric energy conversion using inexpensive, abundant and nontoxic materials is an important goal. While silicon is a material that fits most of these criteria, highest efficiency solar cells are made from expensive single crystal wafe National Science Foundation 7/27/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $349,998 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The objective of this research is to realize efficient infrared electroluminescence using a hybrid organic-inorganic light-emitting device based on emissive group IV semiconductor nanoparticles including Si, Ge and Si1-xGex. Intellectual Merit: Group IV National Science Foundation 7/30/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $340,465 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The project investigates the role of deformation in the distribution of titanium (Ti) and other trace elements in quartz over a wide range of temperature and deformation conditions in nature and experiments. The mobility of Ti in deforming quartz is addre National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $327,590 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Energy-efficient wireless communication is critical for long-term sensor network applications, such as military surveillance, habitat monitoring and infrastructure protection. To reduce the energy costs of RF listening, a node has to reduce its duty-cycle National Science Foundation 8/01/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $315,059 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The immersed boundary method is a popular numerical scheme to simulate problems problems of fluid-structure interaction. Despite the popularity of the immersed boundary method, its convergence properties are poorly understood. The goal of this proposal is National Science Foundation 7/26/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $309,796 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project will investigate the theory of kinetic Alfven waves along auroral field lines in the Earth's magnetosphere. Such waves play a major role in carrying energy from the outer magnetosphere to lower altitudes where it accelerates the precipitating National Science Foundation 8/19/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The research objective of this project focuses on sub-centimeter sized battery-less wireless interface pressure sensors for biomedical application. Compartment Syndrome is a very serious complication that occurs in a cast due to swelling and can cause isc National Science Foundation 7/08/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $300,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support There are currently over two million people in the United States suffering from various degrees of paralysis with an additional eleven thousand new cases of spinal cord injury each year. A means to rehabilitate these individuals would thus have tremendous National Science Foundation 6/23/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $299,066 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This grant establishes a Census Bureau Research Data Center (RDC) at the University of Minnesota. The goals of the Minnesota RDC are twofold. First, the RDC will help Minnesota researchers, working in collaboration with the Census Bureau and the National National Science Foundation 9/29/2009
AUGSBURG COLLEGE $269,047 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Collaborative Research: Studies of Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions using Observations of ULF Waves at Manned Stations as Part of an Extensive Ground Array National Science Foundation 7/08/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $260,891 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This project carries out mathematical and numerical studies of potential flows of viscous and viscoelastic fluids. The Helmholtz decomposition divides the velocity into a rotational part and an irrotational part. In general, the rotational and irrotationa National Science Foundation 6/17/2009
AUGSBURG COLLEGE $257,283 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Collaborative Research: Imaging, Estimation, and Analysis of Density Distributions in the Conjugate Polar Ionospheres National Science Foundation 8/13/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $253,597 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic field varies in both time and space. As volcanic rocks cool they record a snapshot of the field and through careful laboratory experiments the evolution of the magnetic field during Earth's approximately National Science Foundation 7/23/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $249,900 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The research objective of this award is to build tools for analysis and synthesis of nonlinear systems with particular emphasis on Atomic Force Microscopy. E National Science Foundation 6/29/2009
AUGSBURG COLLEGE $238,409 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The PENGUIn team will continue investigating in depth a multi-scale electrodynamic system that comprises space environment of Planet Earth (geospace). Several science topics important to the space physics and aeronomy are outlines in this proposal that ca
This spending item is part of a $2,042,457 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 8/20/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $215,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Although geography is an organizing feature of K to 12 education, the U.S. lacks an integrated database that describes student populations living in school attendance boundaries. The lack of a spatial database of school attendance boundaries has hindered National Science Foundation 8/30/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $210,874 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Wax esters are a highly valued class of lipid utilized in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, as fine lubricants, and as fuels. The study of the pathways utilized by different organisms to produce and accumulate energy storage compounds such as lipids has tremend
This spending item is part of a $405,973 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 10/06/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $204,300 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Spatial and temporal integration of carbon and mineral fluxes: a whole watershed approach to quantifying anthropogenic modification of critical zone carbon sequestration. To quantify the impacts on the global carbon cycle of humans as geological agents, a
This spending item is part of a $4,315,607 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/18/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $200,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Traffic measurement is central to network operation, management, and security. Yet, support for measurement was not an integral part of the original Internet architecture. This project aims to develop a programmable measurement architecture that is versat National Science Foundation 8/01/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $180,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Recent research has demonstrated the prevalence and importance of a large scale organization in turbulent boundary layers thought to be caused by packets of individual eddies. Given that packets appear to have a specific spanwise spacing, the PI hypothesi National Science Foundation 8/21/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $168,445 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Conflicts continue to rage in the Levant, South Asia, and elsewhere. Governmental, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations are seeking a technology that will help them anticipate the outbreak of violence. Some progress has been made predictin National Science Foundation 9/11/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $162,335 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The boundary between Earth's rocky mantle and metallic core is home to a patchwork collection of partially molten structures. These structures, characterized by sharp peaks and valleys, are relatively thin (10s of km in thickness), dense (up to 10% denser National Science Foundation 7/01/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $158,649 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Are new international laws promoting the rights of children effective? Under what conditions? Since 1989, nearly every country in the world has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, making it the most widely ratified treaty ever. The world h National Science Foundation 7/26/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $142,897 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This proposal will fund a petrographic microscopy system and an SEM-EDX upgrade for rapid sediment core characterization at the Lacustrine Core Facility. The SEM with EDX/EDS elemental analysis will be user friendly and table top to facilitate core analys National Science Foundation 9/08/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $140,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The PI plans to develop a novel hybrid wall-modeling strategy for large-eddy simulation (LES) of compressible wall-bounded flows, After formally developing the model, hybrid LES of attached compressible boundary layers will be performed. The model will be National Science Foundation 8/20/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $109,845 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Intellectual Merit: This grant will support the development of calibrated, highly-resolved, and absolute-dated stable isotopic and trace-metal time series from multiple speleothems preserved in multiple cave systems along a N-S transect from East Tennesse National Science Foundation 8/26/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $102,370 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The award was to purchase a new FTIR spectrometer for use in the research laboratories of Marc Hirschmann and David Kohlstedt. National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
SVT ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED $100,702 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Semiconductor ultraviolet (UV) optical sources offer the possibility of compact, light-weight, low-cost, low-power-consumption optoelectronic systems that would enable a new generation of fieldable systems for applications that include biodetection, non-l
This spending item is part of a $149,122 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 6/09/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $100,426 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support There is a growing demand to assess various measures of human well-being (including socio-economic and health characteristics) at national and sub-national levels. However, data availability at the sub-national level is often limited owing to constraints National Science Foundation 8/24/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $100,376 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The investigator studies some mathematical models that occur in three specific areas: electromagnetism, solid mechanics, and fluid mechanics. In the first pr National Science Foundation 5/27/2009
MYTEK, LLC $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop a tunable, low power miniaturized laser which can be applied to a wide variety of sensing applications. The laser will use thermal tuning and is expected to provide a tuning range of > National Science Foundation 6/03/2009
ADVENTIUM ENTERPRISES, LLC $100,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) and is subject to the ARRA Terms and Conditions, dated April 2009. This grant is awarded pursuant to the authority of the National Science Foundation Act of 1 National Science Foundation 5/21/2009
UNIFIED SCIENCE LLC $99,900 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will research and develop selective chemical probes for use in froth flotation systems. Sulfide mineral froth flotation is a solid-solid separations process which dominates all other methods used in National Science Foundation 6/01/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $87,536 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS), located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory basecamp of Mt. Hopkins, AZ, became f
This spending item is part of a $411,608 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 9/02/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $79,586 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support 0853988, 0853568, 0853409 Boehm, Nelson, McNeill Current assessment of microbial pollution in recreational waters involves measurement of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) as proxies for human pathogens. FIB concentrations display diurnal variability such t National Science Foundation 6/21/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $74,970 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Prairie pothole lakes (PPL) are important hydrologic features in the glacial till of the Upper Midwest. A number of these lakes have developed unique water chemistries, including extremely high (10?s to 100?s of millimolar) levels of sulfate. Sulfate in National Science Foundation 7/19/2009
AUGSBURG COLLEGE $73,671 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Antarctic Aeronomy & Astophys PENGUin VI Space Physics Research Based In Antarctica National Science Foundation 8/20/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $73,020 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support Granted funds will support development of a cryostat capable of full vector magnetic remanence measurements in magnetic minerals to low temperatures (range 25 to 350 K). The cryostat design would mate to standard 2-G Enterprises RF and DC SQUID rock magne National Science Foundation 7/30/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $59,256 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This grant supports research on late Pleistocene and Holocene convective and hydrologic variability in Indonesia through the recovery and analysis of new sediment cores from two large lakes on the island of Sulawesi. This research builds upon seismic refl National Science Foundation 9/01/2009
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA $51,761 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support The proposed research is addressing the important question of the impact of human intervention on uncertainties that drive a particular system. Methods will be developed to assess whether interactions between decisions and uncertainties exist. If the answ
This spending item is part of a $135,892 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/16/2009
Regents of The University of Minnesota $25,000 Trans-NSF Recovery Act Reasearch Support This award is an outcome of the NSF 09-524 program solicitation 'George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Research (NEESR)' competition and includes Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas (lead institution), The Un
This spending item is part of a $1,226,000 allocation. See details
National Science Foundation 7/20/2009