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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry awards summer research and travel grants

Monday, March 21, 2016 

 

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry has selected eight students for summer research and travel grants.

"Undergraduate research and its associated travel offer challenging but interesting summer plans for K-State students," said Anita Cortez, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, or OURCI.

"More and more students see the benefits of experiential learning and faculty enjoy interacting with curious, engaged learners," Cortez said. "This summer five students will pursue their research interests through OURCI grants, and three more have received travel grants pertaining to their research. They have the opportunity to network with other researchers and make contributions to their research field. Awardees are expected to present, perform or exhibit their work publicly."

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative inquiry is now accepting applications for fall research and travel awards. The application deadline is April 18.

The following students have received an Undergraduate Research Award or Travel Award for this summer semester from the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry; included is the name of each student's research mentor:

• Alyssa Belford, junior in biochemistry and pre-medicine, Emporia, received an Undergraduate Research Award and will work with Saurav Misra, research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular physics.

 •Anna Brokesh, junior in biological systems engineering, Manhattan, received an Undergraduate Research Award and will work with Richard Todd, associate professor of plant pathology.

• Kseniya Chumachenko, junior in microbiology, Manhattan, received an Undergraduate Research Award and will work with Annelise Nguyen, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology.

• Alexander Fees, senior in nutrition and health, Manhattan, received an Undergraduate Travel Grant and will work with Timothy Musch, professor of kinesiology.

• Brandon Hulet, sophomore in mechanical engineering, Olathe, received an Undergraduate Travel Award and will work with Amy Betz, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

• Tiffani Lawrence, sophomore in secondary education, Overland Park, received an Undergraduate Travel Award and will work with Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor of English.

• Michaela Gustafson, junior in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation, Spring Hill, received an Undergraduate Research Award and will work with Alice Boyle, assistant professor of biology.

• Katherine Reininger, senior in English, Colorado Springs, Colorado, received an Undergraduate Research Award and will work with Traci Brimhall, assistant professor of English.



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Anita Cortez
75-532-5864
cortez@k-state.edu

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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

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Emporia, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park and Spring Hill, Kansas; and Colorado, Springs, Colorado