National Awards

University Award

  • WSU Steward Engagement Award to be named the The Joan Francioni Steward Engagement Award upon my retirement

Selected Grants

  • “Our Drinking Fountains, Our Water,” State Of Minnesota – Department of Education, administered by Minnesota Campus Compact, $20,000, January 2008 – June 2009.
  • “Clinical Prototype of a Web-based Tool for Prediction of Lung Cancer Treatment Outcomes,” Center for Integrated Health Science Education and Practice, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, $25,249, January 2007 – June 30, 2007, with Mingrui Zhang and Tim Gegg-Harrison.
  • “Accessible Student-Directed Animations of Computer Organization Concepts,” IBM Eclipse Innovation Award 2004, $20,000, January 2004 – December 2004, with Chi-Cheng Lin.
  • “CREU: Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduate Women and Minorities,” National Science Foundation, $340,016, August 2004 – July 2007, with John Hurley.
  • “Managing Academic Careers - for Women Faculty at Undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering Institutions,” National Science Foundation, $46,405, January 2002 - January 2004, with Sheila Castaneda.
  • “Computer Science Program for Students with Disabilities,” National Science Foundation, $450,000, August 2000 - July 2004, with Ann Smith.