Sharpe Seed Grant Awards

2018 Sharpe Innovation Commons Seed Grant Awards:

The department is pleased to announce two awards based on the recently completed call for proposals.
Each investigator has assembled a multifaceted team to accomplish the project goals.


James White ( Project Leader, Undergraduate Senior

Project: Macroscale-Charcoal in Meadow Cores as a Proxy for Wildfire Activity in Great Basin National Park

James’ team has Bryan Mark as Faculty Advisor and includes:

Nischay Soni, Environmental Science (Undergrad)

Forrest Schoessow, Geography (Graduate)

Emily Sambuco, Atmospheric Science (Graduate)


Forrest Schoessow ( Project Leader, Graduate Student

Project: 3D-Mapping of high-mountain tropical glacier retreat using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Lidar remote sensing

Forrest’s team has Bryan Mark as Faculty Advisor and includes:

Andrea Stanic, Department of Geography

Nischay Soni, EEDS Program, College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences

Evan Vega, Department of Computer Science Engineering

Joseph Warner, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dean Langenkamp, Department of Welding Engineering


We are grateful for the Sharpe’s support and look forward to sharing the results in due course.