FRSG Awardees FY2013-2014 Competition 2



Awardee Department College Project Title Amount
Awarded
Joshua Reece Biology Arts &
Science
Speciation in Atlantic Coral Reef Fishes:
A Case Study of Moray Eels
$5,000
Ronald Stunda Accounting &
Finance
Business The Role of Derivatives in the Financial Crisis
and their Impact on Security Prices
$5,000
Jenny Vu Chemistry Arts &
Science
Cycloaddition of Fienes and Nitrile Oxides $5,000
Yakov Woldman Chemistry Arts &
Science
Nitric Oxide Nanosensors $5,000
Gary Futrell Marketing &
Economics
Business The Role of Self- Discrepancy in Patient Deception $5,000
Li-Mei Chen English Arts &
Science
An Analysis of International Students' Writing Errors
and Causes: A Pilot Study of VSU
$5,000
Zhiguang Xu Mathematics &
Computer Science
Arts &
Science
The GPU Accelerated and Flocking Based Large Scale Data Clustering $4,997
Matthew Grant  Kinesiology & 
Physical Education
Education An Examination of Sport Psychological Strategies and
Influences of Elite and Sub-Elite US Divers
$4,300
Anne Price Sociology,
Anthropology &
Criminal Justice
Arts &
Science
Change in Women's Willingness to Participate in
Political Action in the Middle East
$5,000
Alicja Rieger &
Gina Doepker
Early Childhood &
Special Education
Education Using "Toon" Books and Graphic Novels to
Increase Children's Literacy
Attitude, Motivation, Confidence, and Skills
$7,025
Jemal Mohammed-Awel Mathematics &
Computer Science
Arts &
Science
A New Mathematical Model with Optimal Control to
Study Bed-net Efficacy on Malaria Transmission
$5,000
Regina Suriel &
Crystal Randolph
Middle, Secondary.
Reading & Deaf Ed.
Education Accessibility of Middle Grade Science Curricula $7,500
Jennifer Beal-Alvarez
& Nanci Scheets
Middle, Secondary,
Reading & Deaf Ed.
Education Sign Language Development Across Students
who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
$7,500
Stephanie Hinnershitz History Arts &
Science
A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American
and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South
$4,746
Matthew Carter &
Jade Coston
Communication
Sciences & Disorders
Education The Effects of Reading Acceleration and Frequency
Altered Feedback on Language Abilities
$7,425
Timothy Henkel Biology Arts &
Science
Distribution of Temperate and Tropical Brittlestars
on Gray's Reef Naitonal Marine Sanctuary
$5,000
Shaun Ault Mathematics &
Computer Science
Arts &
Science
Investigating the HIT Problem Using Stable Module Theory $5,000
Richard Schmertzing &
Lorraine Schmertzing
Curriculum,
Leadership &
Technology
Education Experiences Impacting the Retention & Completion
of African American VSU Undergraduates
$4,450
Ubaraj Katawal English Arts &
Science
Violence and Literature: Contemporary South Asian Fiction $5,000
Daesang Kim &
Herb Fiester
Curriculum,
Leadership &
Technology
Education K-12 Mobile Learning: Students' Perceptions and Experiences $7,500
Shirley Serini Communication
Arts
Arts Integration & Socialization of Millennials into
the Public Relations Workplace
$5,000