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ORED RISE Jumpstart Program Awardees Announced

May 06, 2019

Seven U of I faculty members from CALS, CLASS, Engineering and CNR were awarded seed funding from ORED to support research, scholarly or creative efforts that significantly differ from those currently being pursued. This funding will help the principal investigators become proficient in a new arena of investigation in preparation for the future development of a competitive extramural proposal. Congratulations to:

  • Marek Borowiec, CALS, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology
  • Katherine Lee, CALS, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
  • Clarissa Richardson, CLASS, Psychology and Communications Studies
  • Dilshani Sarathchandra, CLASS, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Dakota Roberson, Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ting-Yen Shih, Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mark Kimsey, CNR, Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences

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