From the impact of a Universal Basic Income to safer nuclear fuel to muscle genes in trout – this year’s eight New Faculty Seed Grant awards span a wide range of topics and disciplines. The program, which is funded through WSU’s Office of Research and the President and Provost offices, awarded a total of $155,370 this year.

The New Faculty Seed Grant program helps junior faculty build a foundation for their research and creative programs. This kick-start funding also provides a basis for faculty to apply for extramural funding and creates opportunities for professional growth.

The four CAS faculty seed grant awardees are: Mariana Amorim in sociology; Xiaofeng Guo in chemistry; William Hall in mathematics and statistics; and Hallie G. Meredith in fine arts.

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