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Osher Institute announces faculty grant awards

Dana Thorp Patterson, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Osher Institute Faculty Grant. Eighteen applications were reviewed by the institute’s faculty grant committee, chaired by Rick Ogle and assisted by five other Osher Institute members. The committee selected the following individuals and their research proposals:

  • Daniel Fologea, Department of Physics, “Liposomes as Adjuvants for Antimicrobial and Antiviral Therapy.”
  • Brian Jackson, Department of Physics, “Developing a Statewide Astronomy Public Outreach Program.”
  • Amy Moll, Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering, “New Paths for On-Campus Recycling of Single Use Plastics.”

A total of $20,000 was awarded this year to support research and projects of the three successful candidates.

The Osher Faculty Grant is supported by the generosity of the Osher Institute and its members for the benefit of Boise State faculty. Funding is intended to defray expenses related to the proposed project; it is not a faculty stipend. The program has awarded over $135,000 to Boise State faculty since it was established in 2011.

Past recipients include Bhaskar Chittoori, College of Engineering; Leslie Kendrick, Department of Radiologic Sciences; and Alessandro Meregaglia, Albertsons Library.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program that offers a wide variety of college-level, non-credit offerings for intellectually curious adults aged 50 and over. It is housed in the Division of Extended Studies.