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Announcement of 2021 Osher Faculty Grants Awards

Dana Thorp Patterson, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Osher Faculty Grant awards. The Osher Faculty Grant Committee, chaired by Rick Ogle and other Osher members, reviewed 12 applications. The committee selected the following individuals and their research proposals:

  • “Improving Literacy Skills & Science Knowledge for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Augmented Reality.” Daibao Guo, Eun Hye Son, Evelyn Johnson, and Patricia Hampshire.
  • “Letting Loose the Hounds: A Film Adaptation.” Rulon Wood.
  • “Reclaiming the Past: LGBTQ+ Idahoans Take Their Place in State History.” Lisa McClain.

The Osher Institute awarded $16,856 this year to support research and projects of the three successful candidates.

The Osher Institute and its members support the Osher Faculty Grant. Funding is intended to defray expenses related to proposed projects; it is not a faculty stipend. The program has awarded over $151,000 to Boise State faculty since 2011.

Past recipients include Brian Jackson, Department of Physics; Daniel Fologea, Department of Physics; and  Amy Moll, Micron School of Material Science and Engineering.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program offering a wide variety of college-level, non-credit programs for intellectually curious adults age 50 and over. The Osher Institute is part of the Extended Studies Division at Boise State University.