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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has announced the recipients of this year’s Presidential Research Grants – funding awarded annually to professors who partner with and engage students in ground-breaking research projects.

After receiving another record number of proposals, Harrisburg University President Dr. Eric Darr awarded the grants to help continue or launch new projects during HU’s fiscal-year 2019-2020.

“Again this year, a record number of PRG proposals were received,” Dr. Darr said to HU professors who submitted proposals. “Thank you for a tremendous demonstration of thought, effort and interdisciplinary collaboration! I warmly congratulate all of the grant winners! ”

The funded projects/recipients are as follows:

How Information Filters Change Our CultureUsing Machine Learning and Social Simulation to Evaluate DiversityE. Andre L’Huillier
Towards a Greater Understanding of the Pharmacology of Extracts of the West African Plant Propsopis africana:  Potential for the Treatment of Dermatological Conditions and Reducing Food WastageCatherine T. Santai, Omar Janneh
Monitoring Blue Iguana Population GrowthAlbert Sarvis, Christine Proctor
A Comparison of Media to Determine Optima Growth in Aquaponics – ExtensionRachel Fogle, Andrea Nagy, Mylik Jupiter
Enhancing the Performance of Wildlife Detection in Digital Images Using Deep Neural NetworkSangwhan Cha, Mina Gabriel, Nushwan Yousif B. Al-Nakash, Daqing Yun
Using Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery to design LEAN Smart CitiesIheb AbdellatifJohn Quigley
Phase II Proposal: Spaceship – Mobile Game for Learning Space ScienceSa LiuMina Gabriel, Brian Grey
The Virtual Field Experience: Sustaining GrantMichael Meyer, Albert Sarvis
Its (far from) Alive – Sustaining GrantMichael Meyer, Christine Proctor
Creating Enhanced Shared Decision Making through a Migraine Tracking ApplicationErin M. Buchanan, Philip Grim
Phase II: Deep Learning-based SRBC Multi-Parameters Monitoring and Predictive Dashboard SystemSiamak Aram, Michael Meyer, Roozbeh Sadeghian, John Quigley
HU Aquaponics Monitoring and Control System (HU AqMCS)Rachel Fogle, Terrill Frantz, Glenn Williams, Mylik Jupiter
Effects of Bacterial Cell Wall Crosslink Density on Cellular Growth, Shape and MobilityAkeisha Belgrave, Catherine Santai
Investigating the use of tabletop role playing games as a potential therapeutic intervention for at-risk youthAdams Greenwood-Ericksen, Jack Berkenstock, Jr., Matthew Varrete, Anthony Ortega, Tamara Peyton
Defeating Deep Learning Based Spam Filters with Adversarial Machine Learning in Online Social NetworksMeikang Qiu, Daqing Yun
Personal ecologies of the visual qualified self-Phase 2: Building a visuality app for cognitive off-loadingTamara Peyton, Sa Liu, Brian Grey, Adams Greenwood-Eriksen
Creating/Designing a Hybrid Bacterium for Ammonia FixationRachel Fogle, Jacquelyn Maddox, Leena Pattarkine, Mylik Jupiter

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