Sandia-Purdue Collaboration for FY21 Laboratory Directed Research Development

Sandia seeks Purdue faculty, including CLA, who might be interested in partnering with Sandia PI as collaborators in the upcoming FY21 LDRD proposals. In order to improve the timeline for university collaborations, Sandia is collecting faculty research summaries that align with Sandia’s research needs so that potential PIs can engage with faculty sooner to develop proposals.

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Stacey Lindshield

NSF-funded HUNTRESS Project Led by CLA Anthropology Faculty Stacy Lindshield Transforms our Understanding of Hunting and Sex Roles in Primates

Stacey Lindshield, who spends much of her research time in Senegal, studying chimpanzee behavior in their natural habitat, was awarded a NSF collaborative research grant to study “The Ecological Basis of Hunting and Meat Sharing in Female Savanna Chimpanzees.” The $610,000 grant, 61% will support Purdue work, reconsiders the origins of hunting in humans in view of recent findings regarding chimpanzee hunting behavior.

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Grad Student Opportunity for Community Service and Learning Grant

Purdue’s Office of Engagement provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students or student organizations for work on community service-learning projects. This program’s goal is to expand the community involvement of Purdue students in partnership with communities, nonprofit agencies, schools, and governmental bodies.

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Campaign on Climate Change Launched by Colombian Students Trained in Public Communication by Purdue CLA Scholars

Six Students from the Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia, along with their advisor, partnered with Purdue University scholars and graduate students to raise awareness of the plight of Colombian coffee farmers facing climate change. After a year of research and months of production in 2019, the students premiere “Uprooted” [Desarraigo], a digital campaign for social media.

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