Archive for Friday, May 11, 2012

KU researcher receives $410,000 National Science Foundation award

May 11, 2012


A Kansas University researcher is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award.

So-Min Cheong, an assistant professor of geography, will use the five-year, $410,000 award to further her research on how people and communities adapt to environmental change, according to a statement from KU.

The award recognizes outstanding junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars.

Cheong has been on the faculty at KU since 2005, serving in the geography department and in the KU Institute for Policy and Social Research.


Cant_have_it_both_ways 1 year, 11 months ago

What a freekin waste of tax dollars. If this needs to be studied, then study it on your own time then sell it to someone who values your effort more than their cash. Don't waste tax dollars on this kind of crap.

No wonder we are broke.


yourworstnightmare 1 year, 11 months ago

Mr. Hyland,

Congrats to Professor Cheong.

However, professors at KU receive CAREER awards every year, as well as other grants that are prestigious and for a lot more money.

$410,000 would not qualify for the Leading Light Award, which was bestowed in April on KU faculty who held grants of a million or more. I think something like 50 faculty were honored with a Leading Light.

How is it that this one winds up on the LJW site, and not all of the others? Is it simply a matter of publicizing?


beeline 1 year, 11 months ago

410 million (Headline)?? You can fight some science wars with that much money!


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