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Paul Blakemore standing in front of Kidder Hall

Science faculty sweep General Research Fund awards

Paul Blakemore, professor in Chemistry

Professors across mathematics, physics and chemistry have received Oregon State University’s General Research Fund (GRF) awards this year. The competitive, university-wide award enables faculty to launch new research projects in their fields of expertise to attract more funding sources, as the project expands, and to help develop ambitious research/scholarly activities.

Faculty from the College of Science performed extremely well in this year’s GRF awards. Of the six proposals approved for funding, four come from science faculty. Each research project was awarded annual funds of approximately $10,000. The Research Office chose the successful projects from a pool of 15 proposals.

The GRF research committee encourages proposals from young faculty and it is one of several incentive programs offered by OSU’s Research Office. The incentive programs support Oregon State scientists whose research has the potential to positively impact local and global communities and can contribute to the mentoring and training of the next generation of scientific leaders.

Hearty congratulations to the following exceptional science faculty for receiving GRF awards this year:

Mary Beisiegel
Department of Mathematics
“Mathematics Graduate Students’ Perception of Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics”

Paul Blakemore
Department of Chemistry
“A New Method for the Preparation of Alkenes”

Matt Graham
Department of Physics
“Filming the Growth Morphology of Graphene with Video-Rate Transient Absorption of Microscopy”

David McIntyre
Department of Physics
“Micromechanical Evolution of Growing Tumors”