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Curriculum Vita of Dr. Diola Bagayoko: [Narrative] [Grants] [Publications] [Presentations]

Grants



ACTIVE AND PAST SPONSORED PROJECTS
(GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS)
(Research, Mentoring, Training, and Institutional Enhancement Projects)

CURRENT SUPPORT

(In a free market society, it takes some funds or resources, more often than not, to promote, to sustain, and to enhance excellence)

Current Projects Directed by Bagayoko

Title: Louisiana EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement:  Computational Materials SUBR Subcontract
Funding level: $1,888,169 (Proposal No. 1003897)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Duration: 2010-2015
Others: Project Directed by D. Bagayoko at SUBR. Other SUBR investigators are Drs. G. L. Zhao, L. Henry, G. Li, and A. Jana. Louisiana Alliance for Simulation Guided Materials Applications (LASIGMA)  is a state wide research project led by Mark Jerrall and Randy Hall at LSU, and administratively housed at the Board of Regents with Dr. Michael Khonsari as the overall project director.

Title: SUBR Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI)
Funding level: $105,000
Funding Agencies: Louisiana Board of Regents ($70,000 in 2009 and $35,000 in 2010)
Duration: Annually beginning in 2009
Others: Project Directed by D. Bagayoko and other faculty members. Please visit http://www.loni.org/ for details on results.

Title: Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP) Senior Alliance Statewide
Funding level: $5,000,000
Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF), $500,000 per year, and Louisiana Board of Regents ($500,000 per year) for five years.
Duration: 2010-2015
Others: Project Directed by D. Bagayoko with Dr. Kerry Davison, Dr. Luria Stubblefield, and Dr. Ella Kelley as co-principal investigators. The project was partly built on the successful model of the Timbuktu Academy (as recognized by NSF reviewers). It is successfully replicating the systemic mentoring of the Academy throughout the State of Louisiana. Please visit http://www.ls-lamp.org for details on results.

Title: The Sankofa Academy, 21St Century Community Learning Center
Funding Agency: Louisiana Department of Education
Funding level: $1.8 Million
Duration: June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2013
Other: Project Director: D. Bagayoko (SUBR). Co-Director: Janet Reed. This project is to provide academic enhancement services to 400 high school students per year for three years. This work is to “export” the expertise of the Academy to selected high schools.

Title: Faculty and Student Team (FaST) – Brookheaven 2
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $22,000 (Proposal No. 1033076)
Duration: May 2010-March 2011
Other: Project Director: D. Bagayoko. This project supports a faculty member and three students to conduct research at Brookheaven National Laboratory for the summer.

Title: Faculty and Student Team (FaST) – Argonne National Lab
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $26,750 (Proposal No. 1033077)
Duration: May 2010-March 2011
Other: Project Director: D. Bagayoko. This project supports a faculty member and two students to conduct research at Argonne National Laboratory for the summer.

Title: Faculty and Student Team (FaST) – Brookheaven 1
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $26,750 (Proposal No. 1033073)
Duration: May 2010-March 2011
Other: Project Director: D. Bagayoko. This project supports a faculty member and three students to conduct research at Brookheaven National Laboratory for the summer.

Title: Space Grant Scholars (SGS) at the Timbuktu Academy
Funding Agency: Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE)
Funding Level: $50,000 per year
Duration: May 2010-March 2011 (for Year 1)
Other: Project Director: D. Bagayoko. Dr. Ella L. Kelley is the co-principal investigator. The project is to provide financial support to 10-20 high performing undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and to immerse them in the systemic environment of the Timbuktu Academy.  These scholars are expected to add to the future research workforce for space science and related fields.

Title: “LS-LAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program)” Phase III (BDP-IV)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Funding Level: $987,000
Duration: July 2008 – August 2010
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko (SUBR); Co-investigators: Drs. Su-Seng Pang, Isiah Warner, and Steve Watkins (LSU). As per its title, this project is to support 12 doctoral students for the first 2 –years of their studies. The host institution, LSU guarantees financial support for these students for the Ph.D. studies after the first two years of NSF support.  

Title: Faculty and Student Team (FaST)
Funding Source: National Science Foundation (NSF), through LA Board of Regents
Funding Level: $56,500
Duration: 04/24/2007 – 03/24/2010
Other: Project directed by Dr. D. Bagayoko. This project was to support financially two faculty and student teams to conduct research at Brookheaven National Laboratory [Dr. Shaban and two (2) students] and at Argonne National Laboratory [Dr. Reese and three (3) students].

Title: “LS-LAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program)” Phase III (BDP-III)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Funding Level: $987,000
Duration: July 2007 – August 2010
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko (SUBR); Co-investigators: Drs. Su-Seng Pang, Isiah Warner, and Steve Watkins (LSU). As per its title, this project is to support 12 doctoral students for the first 2 –years of their studies. The host institution, LSU guarantees financial support for these students for the Ph.D. studies after the first two years of NSF support.  

Title: “ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EM-BHSSC).”
Funding Agency: ExxonMobil Foundation – through Bernard Harris Foundation 
Funding Level: $80,000 per year for two years
Duration: February 2007 – January 2008 and Feb. 2008 – Jan. 2009; Feb 2010 – Jan. 2011
Others: Project Director: Dr. D. Bagayoko; Dr. Ella L. Kelley, Co-principal Investigator. As per its title, this project is to serve 48 rising middle school students in the Baton Rouge area. They will be in residence, on SUBR campus, for two weeks, and will be engaged in academic enrichment activities in science and mathematics and will execute field trips.  Dr. Bagayoko is a co-principal investigator and Dr. Kelley is the project director for the 2010-2011 grants and subsequent ones.

Title: “LS-LAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program)” Phase II (BDP-II)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Funding Level: $987,000
Duration: July 2006 – May 2010
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko (SUBR); Co-investigators: Drs. Su-Seng Pang, Isiah Warner, and Steve Watkins (LSU). As per its title, this project is to support 12 doctoral students for the first 2 –years of their studies. The host institution, LSU guarantees financial support for these students for the Ph.D. studies after the first two years of NSF support.  

Title: “LS-LAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program)” Phase I (BDP-I)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Funding Level: $987,000
Duration: July 2005 – May 2010
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko (SUBR); Co-investigators: Drs. Su-Seng Pang, Isiah Warner, and Steve Watkins (LSU). As per its title, this project is to support 12 doctoral students for the first 2 –years of their studies. The host institution, LSU guarantees financial support for these students for the Ph.D. studies after the first two years of NSF support.  

Title:  "The Timbuktu Academy"
 Funding Agency:  Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Funding Level: $950,000 
Duration: June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2010.
Others: Bagayoko (Director, and PI), Dr. Ella L. Kelley (Co-PI)
Bagayoko's responsibilities include: principal authorship of the proposal and the directorship of the overall institution-wide project that is housed in the College of Sciences.  Dr. Kelley directs the entire pre-college outreach operations, including summer programs, the pre-college Science Bowl, and the Learning Olympiads (Year round ACT/PSAT/SAT preparation). This project has 4 components that are (1) Residential Summer Enrichment for 40 high school students (the Summer Science Institute), (2) Summer Bridge Program for 30 incoming freshmen, (3) Research participation and financial support for 20-50 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at SUBR, and (4) rendering professional services to the educational community (K-Graduate School) partly through pertinent publications, extensive presentations, and others for “avoiding and closing academic achievement gaps” from pre-K to graduate school and beyond. Please see (for details on the paradigm, programs, and results of the Academy.)  http://www.phys.subr.edu/timbuktu.htm .

Title: Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP), Phase 3  
Funding level: $5,000,000
Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF), $500,000 per year, and Louisiana Board of Regents ($500,000 per year) for five years.
Duration: 2005-2010
Others: Project Directed by D. Bagayoko with Dr. Kerry Davison and Dr. Luira Stubblefield as co-principal investigators. The project was partly built on the successful model of the Timbuktu Academy (as recognized by NSF reviewers). It is successfully replicating the systemic mentoring of the Academy throughout the State of Louisiana. Please visit http://www.ls-lamp.org for details on results.

Title:  "The Timbuktu Academy"
 Funding Agency:  Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); Award No. N00014-04-1-0587; SUBR Account No. 05-02-20906.
Funding Level: $1,000,000 from 2004-2011. 
Duration: June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2010.
Others: Bagayoko (Director, and PI), Dr. Ella L. Kelley (PI)
Bagayoko's responsibilities include: principal authorship of the proposal and the directorship of the overall institution-wide project that is housed in the College of Sciences.  Dr. Kelley directs the entire precollege outreach operations, including summer programs, Pre-college Science Bowl, and Learning Olympiads (Year round ACT/PSAT/SAT preparation). This project has 4 components that are (1) Residential Summer Enrichment for 40 high school students (the Summer Science Institute), (2) Summer Bridge Program for 30 incoming freshmen, (3) Research participation and financial support for 20-50 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at SUBR, and (4) rendering professional services to the educational community (K-Graduate School) partly through pertinent publications, extensive presentations, and others for “avoiding and closing academic achievement gaps” from pre-K to graduate school and beyond. Please see (for details on the paradigm, programs, and results of the Academy.)  http://www.phys.subr.edu/timbuktu.htm .

Title: Master's Degree Program in Physics (expenditures handled as done with grants)
(Treated in every respect as a grant--funded pursuant to a competitive proposal)
Funding Agency: Louisiana Legislature and Board of Regents, General Appropriations
Funding level: Between $300,000 and $500,000 per year
Duration: 1996-indefinite: this is a new graduate degree program
Other: Bagayoko is the director of this program and the principal author of the proposal that led to its inception at SUBR. The entire graduate faculty of the department participates in the successful operation of this program including several highly competent and dedicated staff members and students. Even though it is an academic program, it is operated as a sponsored program with its separate budget, quarterly and annual reports, etc.

 

Current Projects Significantly Involving Bagayoko (but not Directed by him)

Title: Physics and Mathematics at the Timbuktu Academy (PMTA)
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation, NSF Award No. DUE-0631151       
Funding Level: $496,800
Duration: January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010.
Others: This project is directed by Dr. Joseph Meyinsse, with Dr. D. Bagayoko and Dr. Luria Stubblefield as Co-Principal Investigators. It is to provide up to $4000 to 17 eligible Physics and Mathematics major, per year and for four (4) years, fro their BS degree pursuits. These students are to be immersed in the systemic mentoring model of the Timbuktu Academy.

Title:  "Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE)"
Funding Agency:  NASA
Funding Level:  $150,000 NASA; $100,000 La. Board of Regents
Duration:  March 1, 1991- February 28, 1998.  and 1998 to 2011
Others: A Consortium of 16 Louisiana Institutions. Dr. John Wefel of LSU is the Director and Bagayoko, at SUBR, is the Associate Director. A $60,000 LaSPACE subcontract to SUBR was acquired and directed by Bagayoko from 1992 to around 1998. As of 2006, LSU and SUBR have earned the status of Space Grant Colleges, pursuant to the continued funding for LaSPACE.

 

PREVIOUS SUPPORT
[Over thirty seven (37) Projects. Project Directors named first, under Other.]

Title: “Program to Enhance the Pursuit of Education and Learning in Engineering and
Science (PIPELINES)”
Funding Source: NASA, Through Iowa State University (ISU)
Funding Level: $419,954
Duration: Spring 2005 to Fall 2008
Other: This project is directed by Dr. Diola Bagayoko. Dr. Terrence Reese is a co-principal investigator. The project’s aim is to promote science and mathematics education reforms in selected schools through professional development, parental involvement activities, and others.
NASA Earth System Science and other resources are utilized, when applicable.

Title: Science Mission to Planet Earth (SMPE) – an NSF ITEST Project
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $1,585,956
Duration: October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2008
Others: This project is directed by Dr. Fulbert Namwamba, with Dr. D. Bagayoko, Dr. Luria Stubblefield, and Dr. Michael Stubblefield as Co-Principal Investigators.  This major project entails professional development for K-12 teachers, with emphasis on the middle school, summer institutes (in Madison Parish and at SUBR) for middle school students. A subcontract to Carnegie Learning deals with some aspects of the Curriculum Development while another subcontractor deals with the comprehensive, external evaluation.

Title: “SUBR LS-LAMP”
Funding Sources: NSF and LA Board of Regents
Funding Level: $125,000
Duration: November 1, 2006 to October 31, 2007
Other: Project Director: Dr. D. Bagayoko; Co-principal investigator: Dr. Ella L. Kelley. This project is for the implementation of LS-LAMp at SUBR. It provides systemic mentoring and financial support for deserving STEM students at SUBR, in 10 different departments.

Title: Faculty and Student Team (FaST)
Funding Source: National Science Foundation (NSF), through LA Board of Regents
Funding Level: $56,500
Duration: 05/12/2006 – 04/12/2007
Other: This project was to support financially two faculty and student teams to conduct research at Brookheaven National Laboratory [Dr. Shaban and two (2) students] and at Argonne National Laboratory [Dr. Reese and three (3) students].

Title: Recovery Initiative for Summer Enrichment (RISE) at the Timbuktu Academy
Funding Agency: Louisiana Family Recovery Corps (LFRC).
Funding Level: $77,000
Funding Period: Spring 2007 to December 2007
Others: D. Bagayoko is the project Director, Ms. Tamiara Wade the project Manager, and Ms. Brenda McNeely is the Program Administrator for LS-LAMP. RISE is to engage up to sixty (60) Katrina or Rita Displaced Students (Rising 4th to rising 9th graders) in the East Baton Rouge Parish in a 4-week, non-residential, academic enrichment, recreational, and emotional uplifting activities on the campus of Southern University and A&M College, in the month of July 2007.

Title: Summer Training and Enhancement Program (STEP) at the Timbuktu Academy
Funding Agency: The Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF)
Funding Level: $49,000
Funding Period: Spring 2007 to December 2007
Other: D. Bagayoko is the project Director, Ms. Tamiara Wade the project Manager, and Ms. Brenda McNeely is the Program Administrator for LS-LAMP. STEP is to engage up to thirty two (32) Katrina or Rita Displaced Students (Rising 6th to rising 9th graders) in East Baton Rouge Parish in a 2-week, residential, academic enrichment, recreational, and emotional uplifting activities on the campus of Southern University and ARM College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) from July 9 to July 20, 2007.

Title: “Graduate Research in Energy and the Environment”
Funding Source: Louisiana Board of Regents (BORSF Enhancement)
Funding Level: $22,000
Duration: July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008
Others: Dr. E. L. Kelley is the director of this project. Other investigators are Dr. Jing-Fong Wei, Dr. S. Hasan, and Dr. D. Bagayoko. This enhancement project is for fuel-cell related research that is expected to lead to environmentally friendly technologies.

Title: “SUBR LS-LAMP”
Funding Sources: NSF and LA Board of Regents
Funding Level: $125,000
Duration: November 1, 2005 to October 31, 2006
Other: Project Director: Dr. D. Bagayoko; Co-principal investigator: Dr. Ella L. Kelley. This project is for the implementation of LS-LAMp at SUBR. It provides systemic mentoring and financial support for deserving STEM students at SUBR, in 10 different departments.

Title: Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP). 
Funding level:$14.7 Millions.
Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF), $1,000,000 per year, and Louisiana Board of Regents ($200,000 in 1995-96, and $500,000 per year thereafter).
Duration: 1995-2000 for Phase I (7.2 Million) and 2000-05 for Phase II. $7.5 Million).
Duration: Fall, 1995 - Spring 2000; and 2000-2005 for Phase II.
Others: Project Directed by Dr. Robert L. Ford with  Dr. Kerry Davison, Dr. Milton Slaughter, and D. Bagayoko as other principal investigators for Phase I. Phase II was directed by Ford up to June 30, 2003.  Bagayoko assumed the directorship as of July 1, 2003. The project was partly built on the successful model of the Timbuktu Academy (as recognized by NSF reviewers). It is successfully replicating the systemic mentoring of the Academy  throughout the State of Louisiana. Please visit http://www.ls-lamp.org for details on results.

Title: “Predictive Calculations of Electronic Properties of Wide-gap Semiconductors and Nanomaterials.”
Funding Agency: The Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Funding Level: $268,000
Duration: October 1, 2004 to December 31, 2006
Others: This research project is directed by Bagayoko and Dr. G. L. Zhao is another principal investigator. The work to be performed is as per the title of the project. One postdoctoral associate and one graduate assistant are supported by this project for its duration.

Title: "Joint Faculty Positions in High Energy Astrophysics"
Funding Agency: NSF and LEQSF - LaSER Program
Funding Level: $400,000 per year for first 4 years, $300,000 per year till 2006.
Duration: August, 1996 to July 2006.
Others: This project is directed by Dr. M. Cherry at LSU. Co-PIs include Dr. Joe Tholine at LSU, Dr. A. Fazely at SUBR, and D. Bagayoko at SUBR. Bagayoko's role to date included assisting M.  Cherry in the development of the proposal and  particularly the defense of the proposal during the site visit. Reviewers' report explicitly noted the positive impact of the Timbuktu Academy. Bagayoko's main role is to serve as a senior faculty mentor to the jointly appointed scholars (G. Stacy and James Matthews).

Title:  "Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry (EPC) at the Timbuktu Academy" 1993-98
          “Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (SEM) at the Timbuktu Academy” 1998-05
            (ONR Grant No. N00014-93-1-1368 and No. N00014-98-1-0748)
Funding Agency:  Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Funding Level: $584,034 per year for five (5) years; total of $2,920,170 for 5 years (1993-98).
$577,000 per year from 8/1/98 to 7/31/2001; total of  $1,731,000 for 3 years;      $690,000, 2001-05 for SEM 
Duration: September 30, 1993 - September 30, 1998 for EPC; 8/1/98 to 7/31/2004 for SEM
Others: Bagayoko (Director, and PI), Dr. Ella L. Kelley (PI) [and Dr. Reza Mirshams (PI) before he left SUBR for the University of North Texas].
Bagayoko's responsibilities include: principal authorship of the proposal and the directorship of the overall project that is housed in the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (CEES).  This project has 4 components that are (1) Residential Summer Enrichment for 40 high school students (the Summer Science Institute), (2) Summer Bridge Program for 30 incoming freshmen, (3) Research participation and financial support for 20 engineering, 20 physics, and 10 chemistry undergraduate majors, and (4) rendering professional services to the educational community (K-Graduate School) partly through pertinent publications. Please see (for details on the paradigm, programs, and results of the Academy.)  http://www.phys.subr.edu/timbuktu.htm . Over 25 publications have resulted from this project, from 1993 to present.

 

Title: “Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Needs (GAANN)”
Funding Agency: The US Department of Education via the University of South Carolina
Funding Level: $130,000
Duration: 2001-2005
Others: This project is directed by Dr. Bagayoko. It support 2 graduate students at SUBR for their MS Degree in order for them to join the Department of Physics at the University of South Carolina for the Ph.D. degree. Two students have already completed their stay at SUBR and are at USC (Philip Jones and Brandon Moncriffe). Two other are pursuing their MS degrees at SUBR (Karla Horton and Neshana Shaw).

Title:  "NASA Undergraduate Student Researchers Program (NASA-USAR)"
Funding Agency:  NASA
Funding Level:  $8,000 - $12,000 per student and per year (5 students from 1992 to 2000; 10 from 2000 to their graduation)
Duration:  August 1992 - July 2006
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko serves as the mentor of the NASA student fellows.  Alumni  include T. D. Williams, R. J. Smith, Tracee Thomas, Anthony  Stewart, Jeremiah Grey, and Anthony Pullen. Four of the five are pursuing the Ph.D. in physics or materials sciences. Nine (9) students are currently supported and mentored to excellence.

Title: Computation of Materials Properties for Electronic Technology and Engineering (COMPETE) Contract No. LEQSF(2002-03)-ENH-TR-57
Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents
Funding Level: $49,330
Duration: July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2004
Other: This project, directed by Bagayoko, is to enhance the high performance computing laboratory in Room 130, James hall, for the purposes of supporting expanded calculations of properties of materials. Other co-investigators are Dr. Saleem Hasan and Dr. G. L. Zhao.

Title: Program to Increase the Pursuit of Education and Learning in Engineering and Science (PIPELINES); NASA Grant No. NAG5-8552.
Funding Agency: NASA
Funding Level: $1,000,000,  $950,000, and $975,000
Duration: 6/1/99 to 5/31/00, 06/01/00-05/31/01,  and 06/01/01 – 09/30/03
Others: A partnership between SUBR and Iowa State University (ISU), directed by Bagayoko. Dr. Karen Webb and Dr. Robert Ford are other SUBR investigators. Dr. Aaron Davenport is the ISU director of the subcontract to be issued by SUBR ($300,000). Extensive teacher in-service, pre-service centered on Earth Science content--with emphasis on systemic reform, utilizing the Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) as a tool.  High school and undergraduate student research.

Title:  Strengthening Minority Access to Research and Training (SMART)
           NSF Cooperative Agreement No. HRD-9815451
Funding source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding level:
Duration: 10/1/1998 to 09/30/2001
Others: This project is directed by Dr. Mildred Smalley, currently serving as the Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Bagayoko is one of the co-principal investigators. His contributions include participation in the development of the proposal and leadership in the reforming of undergraduate education

Title: "New Models for Teaching, Mentoring, and Learning" US Education Department's Award No. to SUBR: PO31B970098-99.
Funding Agency: US Department of Education (US-ED)
Funding level: $1,500,000 for five years ($300,000 per year)
Duration: October, 1997 to September 30, 2002
Other: This project, developed by Bagayoko, is directed by him for the purpose of integrating
telecommunication and Internet technologies into new models for teaching, mentoring, and learning at SUBR. Several other SUBR faculty and staff members participate in the  implementation of this systemic reform and mentoring project. In January 1997, SUBR formally established Systemic Mentoring in all its eleven (11) SEM departments. This project supports this effort and expands it to the entire campus. It first, very successfully, expanded, enhanced, and stabilized the Campus Backbone network.

Title Graduate Research Excellence at the Timbuktu Academy (GREAT-IV);
Funding Agency: the Louisiana Board of Regents
Funding Level: $84,000
Duration: 8/1/2000 to 7/31/2002
Other: This project is directed by Bagayoko and involves Dr. C. H. Yang as a co-principal investigator. The fellowship is to support three (3) superior MS students at the level of $14,000 per student  and per year, for two years.  (Proposal written in the fall of 1998)

Title:  "Graduate Research Excellence (GREAT-I, II & III) at the Timbuktu Academy,"
Funding Agency: LEQSF/BRSF (Board of Regents' Support Fund)
Funding Level: I: $60,000 (1993-99), II: $30,000 (1998-2000), II: $24,000 (1999-2001)
Duration: 1993-99, 1998-2000, and 1999-2001 respectively
Others: Project Directors: Dr. D. Bagayoko and Dr. C. H. Yang. These superior graduate
fellowships support two Physics graduate students (scholars of the Academy). The Funding of GREAT-I, in 1993, sped-up the review and approval, by the Regents, of the Physics M.S. Degree proposal. The program started in the fall of 1996.

Title: Enhancement of Physics Instruction and Research (PHI-IV); Contract No. LEQSF(1999-200)-ENH-TR-59
Funding Agency: The Louisiana Board of Regents’ Support Fund (BRSF)
Funding Level: $112,000
Duration: 7/1/99 to 6/30/2000
Other: Enhancement project directed by Bagayoko and involving Mr. Rahman Tashakkori, Dr. John Dyer (Computer Science), and others as co-principal investigators. To build  a 30 processor parallel machine and to integrate it into research, teaching, and learning. (Proposal written in the Fall of 1998).

Title: "Studies of Piezoelectric Materials and Devices"
Funding Agency: Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research
Funding Level: $540,000
Duration: April, 1996 to May, 1999
Others: Project directed by Dr. J. T. Wang. Other PIs include J. D. Fan, D. Bagayoko, and C. H. Yang. Several publications resulted from this project.

Title: Videoconferencing Facility for Research; Contract No. NSF (1998-99) AV-03
Funding Agency: the Louisiana Board of Regents with EPSCoR funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $50,000
Duration: 10/1/1998 to 9/30/99
Other: Bagayoko was the sole investigator and director of this project that established a video-conferencing facility, at SUBR, for research and related tasks (i.e. graduate education).  This facility has been used to conduct thesis defense while the student and his advisors were in Hawaii.
 
Title: Summer Undergraduate Research at NIST-Gaithersburg, Maryland
Funding Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Funding Level: $20,000
Duration: May, 1999 to December, 1999
Other: Project directed by Bagayoko with the able assistance of Ms. Karen Simms who led the development of the proposal.  All three students became co-authors of refereed articles!

Title: "Effects of Aerosol and Clouds Interactions on UV, PAR, and Crop Yields"
Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Funding level: $135,678, $141,977, $147,298 for 1996-97 to 1998-99
Duration: 1996 to 1997
Others: Project Director: Dr. C. H. Yang. Other investigators included D. S. Guo, D. Bagayoko, and scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Bagayoko lent logistical support.

Title: US Presidential Award for Excellence in SME Mentoring.
NSF Award No. HRD-9612453
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding level: $10,000
Duration: 1996-1998
Others: This funding was pursuant to Bagayoko's receipt of one of the first 10 individual, US Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Funds were spent on mentoring, instructional enhancement, and professional development activities as per the award letter from NSF. This project partly led to the institutionalization of systemic mentoring at SUBR. Several publications (on teaching, mentoring, and learning) resulted from it.

Title: "Materials Science Instrumentation for Research and Graduate Education,"
NSF Grant No. 9601860.
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation (NSF). 
Funding Level:  $294,089
Duration: Fall, 1996 to Summer, 1998-Extended to 1999
Others: Dr. Bobba Rambabu was the director of this project that  acquired state-of-the-art
research instrumentation for the M.S. program. Bagayoko's role including bringing the         guidelines from Washington to Dr. Bobba and assisting in the finalization of the proposal,  written by Bobba and Saleem, and in supporting the implementation that was successfully completed.  Other PIs include Drs. L. Henry, J. T. Wang, and Saleem Hasan.

Title: "Enhancement of Physics Instruction (PHI-III) and Research"
Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents (LEQSF)
Funding level: $170,000
Duration: July, 1996 to June 30, 1998
Others: Infrastructure enhancement project directed by Bagayoko.  Several research active faculty members are also principal investigators. The project acquired high a performance computing system [Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) Origin 2000 server with seven (7) O2 workstations] for the M.S. program and the undergraduate program at SUBR. Six MS theses and numerous research articles have been made possible by the resulting High Performance Computing Lab (HPCL).

Title: "NIST Fellows at the Timbuktu Academy"
Funding Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Funding Level: $11,5000 per year (SU Grant# 0951)
Duration: May, 1997 to December, 1997
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko; to support two (2) Academy Scholars for their summer
research at the Physics Laboratory of NIST, Gaithersberg, Maryland.

Title: "Enhancement of Physics Instruction at the CMSET"
Funding Agency: US Department of Energy through the Center for Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology (CMSET) at the Southern University System.
Funding level: $72,270 and $61,049 respectively in 1995-96 and 1996-97.
Duration: Two years
Others: This component of CMSET was directed by Dr. Diola Bagayoko. The project upgraded the instructional computer laboratory of the Department, first established with another grant of Bagayoko in 1989.

Title: "NIST Fellows at the Timbuktu Academy"
Funding Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Funding Level: $14,000 per year
Duration: January, 1996 to December, 1996
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko, two Student Fellows.

Title: "Technology Integrated, Mathematics Empowered Science (TIMES)” Inservice for Grades 5 thru 8.
Funding Agency: LaSIP and the Louisiana Board of Regents
Funding level: $15,000 for 1996-97.
Duration: Summer 1996 to May 1997
Others: Project Co-directed by Mr. James Machen, the Principal of SUBR Laboratory School and D. Bagayoko, Department of Physics. Bagayoko led the development of the proposal. A 1997 update of this proposal, known as TIMES-II, has been funded by Exxon Foundation.

Title: "Research Careers for Minority Scholars (RCMS): The Timbuktu Academy"
NSF Award No. HRD-9108590.
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $65,550 per year (1991-93), and $74,000 per year (1993-95)
Duration: September 1, 1991 - 1996
Others: Bagayoko (Director), Drs. J. D. Fan, B. Rambabu, Ali Fazely, Roy Goodrich (LSU), Doyle Temple (LSU) and others scientists and engineers served as research mentors to the Academy Scholars. This project led to the formal establishment of the Timbuktu Academy for systemic mentoring.

Title: "NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)"
Funding Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Funding Level: $18,000 in 1992 (SU Grant# 0951); $14,460 in 1993 (SU Grant# 0952),
 $33,600 in 1994 (SU Grant# 0953)
Duration: May 1993 - December 1993
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko. These projects supported the Summer research of two (2) to three (3) physics majors at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD.

Title:  "Materials Science Education and Research (MASER) at the Timbuktu Academy"
Funding Agency: Louisiana Stimulus for Excellence in Research (LaSER) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level:  $82,400
Duration:  March 1, 1993 - December, 1995
Others: PIs: D. Bagayoko (Director), J. Fan, W. Brown, B. Rambabu

Title:  "SUBR-Model Institution for Excellence (MIE)" NSF Award No. HRD-9354120
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $74,000 (and eligibility to apply for $2.5 Million/year for 5 years)
Duration: Fall 1993 to Spring 1995
Others: While Bagayoko was a principal author of this planning proposal, the actual planning process was be directed by Dr. Robert L. Ford. Bagayoko served as the technical project director.  Other key investigators include Dr. William E. Moore, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dr. V. T. Montgomery. The project  developed a five year strategic plan for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM) education and research enhancement.

Title: "Enhancement of Physics Instruction (PHI-II) and Research"
Funding Agency: LEQSF (Louisiana Board of Regents)
Funding Level: $100,000
Duration: July 1993 - June 1995
Others: Project Director: D. Bagayoko. This project  acquired an IBM RISC/6000 for the Department of Physics and built the departmental local area network (LAN) and web site.

Title: "Integrating Advanced Technology (Multimedia) Into Science Instruction"
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Funding Level: $298,000
Duration: September 1993 - August 1996
Others: Project Director: Exie Ryder. D. Bagayoko  is the PI from Physics. His contributions included responding to 1992 review comments and resubmitting the proposal. Involved units include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

Title: "Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Science"
Funding Agency: Louisiana Systemic Initiative (LaSIP), a State Systemic Program
        funded by NSF($10 Million), and Louisiana ($10 Million)
Funding Level: $170,000 per year
Duration: May 1993 - August 1995
Others: This in-service project was directed by Dr. Nusrat Naqvi, Biology. Other co-directors were Dr. Diola Bagayoko and Dr. Ella L. Kelley.  Additional Investigators were Professor Huey Lawson and Dr. Ann Anderson.  This 4 week and intensive (8 AM - 4 PM) teacher in-service program recruited and trained 33 4th-8th grade science teachers in the Summer. Six follow-up workshops and regular classroom visits were other key features of this reform guided project. Dr. Bagayoko's role, in addition to serving as an instructor, included the development of cognitive science and pedagogy imbued guides for participant teachers and the development of a review, with colleagues, of the pertinent pedagogical and reform literature for participants' use. Both of these documents were produced and distributed to over 200 teachers in four states, in early 1993, before the official starting date of the project!

Title:  "SUBR Connection to NSFnet via SURAnet" NSF Award No. NCR-9119003
Funding Agency:  National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level: $35,051
Duration:  April, 1992 - September, 1993.
Others: Project Director: Husam Yaghi; PIs: A. Johnson, I. Dabipi, and D. Bagayoko. Bagayoko’s contributions include assistance in the proposal development. This project brought the first T1 line to SUBR and connected the entire campus to the Internet (and the World Wide Web).

Title:  "Research and Educational Analysis Program (REAP)"
Funding Agency:  National Aeronautics and space Administration (NASA)
Funding Level: $180,000
Duration:  March, 1992 - December, 1992.
Others: Officer in Charge, Dr. Robert L. Ford; Project Director Ms. Sandra Stewart; Project Advisor, D. Bagayoko, partly responsible for instrument design and for the analysis of the impact of research involvement, training, and mentoring on students. This partly led by and utilized the design of the Timbuktu Academy.

Title:  "Enhancement of Physics Instruction (PHI) and Research"
Funding Agency:  Louisiana Board of Regents (8(g)/LEQSF Program).
Funding Level: $85,000
Duration:  July 1, 1990 - December 31, 1991
Others: D. Bagayoko, PD & PI, I. Ruffin, PI. This project provided computers to all faculty members in order to promote the integration of same in instruction.  (The students' lab was established in 1989 by the US ED grant listed below.)

Title:  "Computer and Laboratory Resources for Physics Instruction."
Funding Agency:  US Department of Education
Funding Level:  $110,000 for Computers and $115,000 for Lab. Equipment
Duration:  October 1989 - September 1991
Others: D. Bagayoko, PD & PI, and I. Ruffin Co-project investigator. This project established a first rate students' computer laboratory and provided new equipment for regular laboratories.

Title:  "Materials Science Education and Research (MASER) at the Timbuktu Academy"
Funding Agency: Louisiana Stimulus for Excellence in Research (LaSER)
                   and National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding Level:  $30,000
Duration:  May 1, 1991- December, 1992
Others: PIs: D. Bagayoko (Director), J. Fan, B. Rambabu. The project financially supported five (5) high school students and five (5) undergraduates that engaged in research.

Title:  "Advanced Materials Science Computations" -- LaSER
Funding Agency:  National Science Foundation/Louisiana EPSCOR
Funding Level:  $5,000
Duration:  May 15, 1990 - April 15, 1991
Others: Other Principal investigators are Drs. S. Dhar and J. Fan

Title:  "National Conference of Blacks Physicists and of Black Physics
            Students"
Funding Agency:  NASA Johnson Space Center & Goddard Space Flight Center
Funding Level:  $10,000 JSC and $5,000 GSFC
Duration:  March 1990 - February 1991
Others: Funds for NSBP-90 and NCBPS-90 Conferences, March 1990, the first time for the two conferences to be jointly held for optimum interactions between the two groups (mentoring).

Title:  "Enhancement of Academic and Research Computing."
Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents -- LEQSF
Funding Level: $250,000
Duration:  July 1987 - June 1990
Others: While this investigator was the director of the project and had the overall responsibility for the development of the proposal, several other researchers made contributions to SUBR's efforts.  The research section pertaining to this investigator consists of building the base at SUBR for advanced large-scale scientific computing. This project launched SUBR in the area of networking. By its end, underground conduits led to academic buildings, dormitories, etc. Over 40 personal computers were acquired and utilized in instruction, research, and proposal development!

Title:  "Electronic and Structural Properties of Materials."
Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents -- LEQSF
Funding Level: $125,000
Duration:  July 1987 - June 1990
Others: Pure research project directed by this investigator. Several publications resulted from this project.

Title:  "SUBR MRCE Planning Effort."  NSF Award No. RII-8713637
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Funding Level: $75,000
Duration:  June 1987 - November 1987
Others: This investigator was a PI along with three other faculty members. The project was directed by Dr. Robert L. Ford, in Chemistry.  The development of the proposal involved other researchers in the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering.  The research efforts of this investigator addressed the development and validation of survey instruments that conform to the standards of evaluative methods in developmental psychology and in teaching and learning.

Title:  "Integrating Advanced Technology into Science Instruction."
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Funding Level: $261,000
Duration:  September 1988 - August 1991
Others: Bagayoko was a senior investigator on the project.  The development of the
proposal involved others in the College of Sciences. Dr. E. Ryder was the Project Director.

Title:  "Computer and Information Science and Engineering Planning."
NSF Award No. CDA-8810781
Funding Agency: The National Science Foundation
Funding Level: $49,000
Duration:  July 1988 - June 1989
Others: This project was directed by Drs. V.T. Montgomery and Dabipi. Bagayoko was a PI who also contributed to the proposal development.

Title:  "EPA Fellowships"
Funding Agency: Environmental Protecting Agency
Funding Level:  $7,500 ($2,500 per student)
Duration:  1986 - 1987; 1988 - 1989, and 1991 - 92
Others: Four physics students working under the direction of this researcher were awarded national EPA fellowships.  This researcher was responsible for the proposal development and the supervision of students' research. Scholars: D. Wallace, Z. E. Gills, D. Washington, and A. Turner. Gills, Washington, and Turner subsequently earned their Ph.D. degrees, in Physics, from Georgia Tech, the University of Houston, and Georgia Tech, respectively.

Title:  "Aurora and Airglow Modeling"
Funding Agency:  Business Concerns
Funding Level: $48,000
Duration:  1984 - 1985
Others: This investigator was a PI on the project directed by Dr. W.  E. Collins.

Title:  "The Total Energy of Iron"
Funding Agency:  SUBR
Funding Level: $4,700
Duration: Fall 1985 - June 1986

Title:  "Variational Solutions of the Dirac Equation"
Funding Agency:  SUBR
Funding Level: $10,000
Duration:  Fall 1984 - June 1985
Others: Publication with students.

 

 
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