Anna Wenzel, associate professor of chemistry at Claremont McKenna College and chair of the chemistry division in the Keck Science Department, has received a prestigious grant to provide mentorship this summer that will support the ongoing research of Ellen Berkley ’18.
Claremont McKenna College packs a punch when it comes to faculty scholarship. So as a way of celebrating its distinguished faculty and their brilliant work, CMC is hosting its Inaugural Community Celebration of Faculty Publications and Grants on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at McKenna Auditorium on campus. More than 100 professors from 10 different departments are expected to have their work on display from publications and grants awarded in 2016.
Cathy Reed, the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, will share a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the teaching of cognitive neuroscience at undergraduate institutions. Reed will share the money with two colleagues from the University of Richmond and Hampshire College.
Government Prof. Aseema Sinha's research on the intersection between India and the United States received a significant boost this year when it received a Fulbright award.
The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award will support Professor Sinha's research into the roles non-state actors such as business people, students, diaspora communities, and others play in two “estranged democracies” becoming strategic partners.
Ronald Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at CMC, continues to build upon a research project that provides invaluable insight into long-term linkages between early childhood development, leadership, and success.
The research project, “Early Life Predictors of Adult Success,” is supported by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
It’s not every day that college undergraduates author an article published in a leading science journal. But that’s just what happened for CMC seniors Becky Cheng ’17 and Nitin Kuppanda ’17 last spring. They did the heavy lifting on a Current Biology paper about a bacterium that attacks and kills only males of a certain fruit fly species.
Shana Levin, Crown Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow, has been named Associate Dean of the Faculty for Research, effective July 1.
In this role, Levin will support the College’s faculty research efforts, chairing the Faculty Research Committee, overseeing all of the research institutes, serving as a member of the senior academic cabinet in the Dean of the Faculty’s office, and as a member of the College’s senior staff. She will continue to teach in the psychology department. Lee Skinner will continue in her role as Associate Dean of the Faculty for Teaching.
Assistant Psychology Professor Stacey N. Doan has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.
The $450,000 grant will support research titled "Rescuing Cognitive & Emotional Regulatory Processes to Aid Smoking Prevention."
Doan will work in collaboration with colleagues from Boston University to improve the effectiveness of standard informational smoking prevention programs by improving cognitive and emotion regulatory abilities among at-risk adolescents.
Ferguson, Missouri, a once obscure suburb of St. Louis, found itself on the national stage for an issue that dominated headlines and public debate for much of the last six months. The death of Michael Brown in an encounter with a police officer focused attention on the issue of fatal use of force by police. Confusion over the facts of the encounter between Michael Brown and the officer, Darren Wilson, left a vacuum that was quickly filled by allegations of police brutality and charges of police racism.
Rose Institute of State and Local Government research assistants Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben ’17 and Jessica Jin ’16 took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, for presentations related to second- and third-striker prison population data at the Association for Criminal Justice Research (ACJR) (California) conference on “Criminal Justice in a Community Perspective” March 26-27 in Sacramento.