The NS Education & Outreach Center prides itself on helping faculty strengthen their Broader Impacts section of their federal and private grant applications by leveraging the STEM Kit building infrastructure the staff has created (science/math education expertise, 3D printing custom parts, lending library, school visits to CSU, etc.). Faculty interested in collaborating with the NSEOC on their next grant should contact Andrew Warnock at least 3 months prior to the deadline.

Below is a list of the grants that the NSEOC has been a part of since it was started in Fall 2010 either as the lead or as a collaborator.

Collaborative Research: A North Pacific Ice Core Record of Summer Climate and Wildfire History During the Last 1500 Years

Collaborator: Dominic Winski – Climate Change Institute at University of Maine
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #2002470
Grant Timeline: September 2020 – August 2022
EOC Contribution: TBD STEM Kit (currently in development)

P2C2: Evaluating North Pacific Hydroclimate During the Holocene Using the Delani Ice Core Archive

Collaborator: Karl Kreutz – Climate Change Institute at University of Maine
Collaborator: Andrei Kurbatov – School of Earth and Climate Sciences at University of Maine
Collaborator: Dominic Winski – Climate Change Institute at University of Maine
Collaborator: Seth Campbell – School of Earth and Climate Sciences at University of Maine
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #2002483
Grant Timeline: June 2020 – May 2023
EOC Contribution: TBD STEM Kit (currently in development)

CAREER: From the Forest to the Stream: Exploring Forest Land Cover Controls on Dissolved Organic Matter Character and Aquatic Ecosystem Respiration in Headwater Streams

Contributor: Tim Covino – Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant #1945504
Grant Timeline: May 2020 – April 2025
EOC Contribution: – TBD STEM Kit (currently in development)

CAREER: Sub-picosecond Spectroscopy and Imaging of Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Redox

Collaborator: Jesse Wilson – Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant #1943595
Grant Timeline: January 2020 – December 2024
EOC Contribution: Absorption Spectroscopy STEM Kit (currently in development)

CAREER: Multicolor Imaging of Single mRNA Translational Heterogeneity in Living Cells

Collaborator: Timothy Stasevich – Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant #1845761
Grant Timeline: July 2019 – June 2024
EOC Contribution: Shadow Scopes at the Gardens on Spring Creek and GetWET

CAREER: What Governs Salt Mobilization and Transport in Upland Semi-Arid Catchments?

Collaborator: Ryan Bailey – Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant #1845605
Grant Timeline: January 2019 – December 2023
EOC Contribution: Dissolved Salts STEM Kit (currently in development)

Collaborative Research: Testing Mechanisms of Microgeographic Adaption

Collaborator: Cameron Ghalambor – Dept. of Biology at Colorado State University
Collaborator: T. Scott Sillett – Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Collaborator: W. Chris Funk – Dept. of Biology at Colorado State University
Collaborator: T. Brandt Ryder – Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1759821
Grant Timeline: August 2018 – July 2021
EOC Contribution: Scrub Jay Beak STEM Kit (currently in dvelopment)

EAGER: Toward Magnetic Selectivity with Molecular Clock Qubits

Collaborator: Joseph Zadrozny – Dept. of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Collaborator: Sandra Eaton – Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Denver
Collaborator: Gareth Eaton – Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Denver
Funding Source: National Science Foundation EAGER Grant #1836537
Grant Timeline: September 2018 – August 2020
EOC Contribution: Magnificent Magnetization STEM Kit (currently in development)

Topological Analysis of Pattern-Forming Systems

Collaborator: Patrick Shipman – Dept. of Mathematics at Colorado State University
Collaborator: R. Mark Bradley – Dept. of Mathematics at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1814941
Grant Timeline:September 2018 – August 2021
EOC Contribution: Mathematical Optimization STEM Kit (currently in development)

Thermoplastic Electrodes for Sensing and Batteries

*Collaborator: Chuck Henry – Dept. of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1710222
Grant Timeline: August 2017 – July 2021
EOC Contribution: Chem-o-Meters/Quím-o-Metros STEM Kit

*Andrew Warnock is a Co-PI on this grant.

This kit was developed by  Chloe Beardsley as her undergraduate honors thesis.

CAREER: Towards a Paradigm of Molecular-Level Control of Solid State Chemistry

Collaborator: Jamie Neilson – Dept. of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant #1653863
Grant Timeline: July 2017 – June 2022
EOC Contribution: High-Tech Rocks! STEM Kit
Publication: Journal of Chemistry Education (manuscript in preparation)

This grant also has a Research Experience for Pre-service Teachers component that the EOC helps with.

Constraining Rifting and Magmatism in the West Antarctic Rift Using Geodynamic Modeling

Collaborator: Dennis Harry – Dept. of Geosciences at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1644251
Grant Timeline: April 2017 – March 2021
EOC Contribution: Rifting in Colorado STEM Kit (currently in development)

Endocannabinoid Regulation of Bone Metabloism in Hibernating Marmots

*Collaborator: Seth Donahue – Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Collaborator: Greg Florant – Dept. of Biology at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1555196
Grant Timeline: May 2016 – October 2018
EOC Contribution: Secrets of the Hibernators STEM Kit
Publication: Viney, M. D., G. L. Florant, A. C. Warnock, C. M. Butler, S. W. Donahue, and J. A. Maertens, Secrets of the hibernators: Investigating metabolism, bone structure and the impacts of climate warming, American Biology Teacher, in press, 2020.

Hibernators Kit
Utilizing Natural Resource Information to Create STEM Lessons for K-12 Students

Funding Source:National Park Service
Grant Timeline: September 2015 – December 2020
EOC Product: Vital Ice STEM Kit

The EOC also provided a number of science teacher professional development workshops as a part of this grant.

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NSMDS: Computational Design and Synthetic Exploitation of Earth-Abundant-Sourced Photocatalysts for C-X Activation

Collaborator: Anthony Rappe – Dept. of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Collaborator: Tomislav Rovis – Dept. of Chemistry at Columbia University
Collaborator: Matthew Shores – Dept. of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Collaborator: Niels Damrauer – Dept. of Chemistry at University of Colorado, Boulder
Collaborator: Eric Ferreira – Dept. of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1339674
Grant Timeline: September 2013 – August 2019
EOC Contribution: CO2 experiment development

This grant also had a Teacher-in-Residence component that the EOC supported.

RAPID: Full Accounting of Pyrogenic-C Dynamics at the Watershed Scale: A Unique Opportunity Offered by the High Park Fire

Collaborator: Francesca Cotrufo – Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences at Colorado State University
Collaborator: Keith Paustian – Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences at Colorado State University
Collaborator: Mazdak Arabi – Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation RAPID Grant #
Grant Timeline: December 2012 – November 2014
EOC Contribution: Soil Carbon STEM Kit

Soil Carbon Kit
Signaling Mechanisms in the Crustacean Molting Gland

Collaborator: Donald Mykles – Dept. of Biology at Colorado State University
Collaborator: David Durica – Dept. of Biology at University of Oklahoma
Collaborator: Ernest Chang – Bodega Marine Laboratory at University of California, Davis
Collaborator: Lars Tomanek – Department of Biological Sciences at California Polytechnic State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation Grant #1257732
Grant Timeline: March 2013 – February 2018
EOC Contribution:

CAREER: The Landscape of Differentiation: Understanding the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Response to the Topography and Geometry of their Environment

Collaborator: Ashok Prasad – Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant # 1151454
Grant Timeline: September 2012 – August 2018
EOC Contribution: NetLogo Modeling Workshops

Teaching Inquiry Using NASA Earth System Science: Preparing Future and Current Educators to Use Observation and Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom

Collaborator: Todd Ellis – Mallinson Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University
Funding Source: NASA Grant #NNX11AH27G
Grant Timeline: August 2011 – July 2015
EOC Contribution: Earth System Science Teacher Professional Development Support

AIR: Next Generation CdTe Photovoltaic Technilogy

Collaborator: W. S. Sampath – Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University
Collaborator: James Sites – Dept. of Physics at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation AIR Grant #1127362
Grant Timeline: August 2011 – January 2015
EOC Contribution: Solar Car STEM Kit

This grant also had a Research-Experience-for-Teachers component that the EOC helped with.

Solar Car Kit
Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Collaborator: Gary Caile – Kee Energy
Funding Source: Department of Energy Grant
Grant Timeline: 2011 – 2013
EOC Contribution: Regenerate STEM Kit

This grant also held Teacher Professional Development workshops that the EOC helped with.

Developing Communications Materials for Natural Resource Topics, Management Activities and Issues

Funding Source: National Park Service
Grant Timeline: April 2012 – December 2015
EOC Product: Anchialine Pool STEM Kit
EOC Product: School Water Budget STEM Kit
EOC Product: The Waters of Kaloko-Honokohau Hiking Guide

The EOC also provided a number of science teacher professional development workshops as a part of this grant.

Anchialine Pools Kit
CAREER: The Role of Phenotypic Plasticity in Adaptive Evolution

Collaborator: Cameron Ghalambor – Dept. of Biology at Colorado State University
Funding Source: National Science Foundation CAREER Grant #0846175
Grant Timeline: February 2009 – September 2015
EOC Contribution: Small Fish-Big Questions STEM Kit
Publication: Kane, E., D. Broder, A. Warnock, C. Butler, L. Judish, L. Angeloni, C. Ghalambor, Small fish, big questions: inquiry kits for teaching evolution, American Biology Teacher, v. 80, n. 2, p. 124-131, 2018.

Guppy Kit
Triunfo Mentoring Program

Collaborator: El Centro at Colorado State University
Funding Source: Bohemian Foundation
Grant Timeline: Annual since 2010
EOC Contribution: Coordination and organization of the Triunfo Mentoring Program for 3rd – 5th grade students from Harris Bilingual Elementary School

Triunfo