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2011-2012 Grant and Scholarship Recipients

Gateway Research Seed Grant

The Offices of Research, Undergraduate Education, and International Affairs have awarded grants to develop active research collaboration proposals in the Gateway countries of Brazil, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Kenya, Nicaragua and Turkey. Successful projects aligned with Ohio State's Centers of Excellence that explore global issues in a regional context: Climate, Energy and the Environment, Health and Well-Being, Human Behavior and Bioinformatics, State, Regional and Urban Development, Food Production, Supply and Safety, Materials, Manufacturing Technologies and Nanotechnology. Six grants totaling $50,000 were awarded during the Spring 2012 competition.


  • Pablo Jourdan, Horticulture and Crop Science
    "Enhancing a Partnership for Collaboration in Seed Science Research and Education"


  • Cathy Xia, Integrated Systems Engineering
    "Enabling the Green Development of Large‐scale Urban Transportation Systems via Operation Research with China‐US Collaboration"


  • Ouliana Ziouzenkova, Human Nutrition
    "Geonutrition: Global Optimization of Nutrition with 3D Multibiosensors"


  • Wondwossen Gebreyes, Veterinary Preventive Medicine
    "Survey of Disease Conditions at the Human‐Livestock‐ Wildlife Interactions at Rimpa Estates in Kiserian, Kajiado County, Kenya"


  • Barbara Piperata, Anthropology and Kammi Schmeer, Sociology
    "Food Security and Maternal/Child Health: Innovative Research in Nicaragua"


  • Jeffrey Cohen and Douglas Crews, Anthropology 
    "Defining a New Gateway: Toward a Biosocial Model of Migration and Mobility in Turkey"