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K-State Today

February 1, 2016



13 graduate students receive grants to support their research

By Kelsey Peterson

For the second year, through the support of the Graduate School, graduate students in the arts, humanities and social science fields received funding through the small research grant program.  

Grants up to $1,000 were awarded to master's and doctoral students, who are in their final year, to help support direct research costs such as travel to an archive, data collection, exhibition and performance expenses, materials and supplies. A panel of faculty in the arts, humanities and social science fields reviewed applications.

The 2016 recipients are: 

  • Trias Mahmudiono, doctoral student in human nutrition, "Nutrition Education for Overweight/Obese Mother with Stunted Children."
  • Erik Garcia, doctoral student in psychology, "Metabotropic glutamate receptors and the incubation of drug craving."
  • David Arndt, doctoral student in psychology, "Role of HDAC Inhibition and Environmental Condition in Altering Phases of Amphetamine Self-Administration."
  • Brittany Hollerbach, master's student in kinesiology, "The First 20 Exercise Training Program and Fire Academy Recruits' Fitness and Health."
  • Stephanie Kurti, doctoral student in human ecology, "Does physical activity status modify airway oxidative stress associated with aging?"
  • David Kaye, master's student in mass communications, "Same Song, New Dance: Analyzing Market Structure and Competition in the Digital Music Aggregation Industry."
  • Myra Holt, master's of fine arts student in photography, "Windows on Time."
  • Erin Schwant, master's student in family studies and human services, "Inter-Individual Differences in Regulatory Strategies in Infancy."
  • Parker Ruskamp, professional master's student in landscape architecture, "Investigating Stress Triggers and Characteristics of the Built Environment."
  • Kelly Yarbrough, master's of fine arts student in drawing, "MFA Thesis Spring 2016."
  • Elizabeth Musoke, doctoral student in environmental design and planning, "Understanding the Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Practices in the Mara River Basin, Kenya."
  • Brian Anderson, master's student in musicology, "Afro-Cuban Percussion: Its Roots and Uses in Orchestral Percussion."
  • Jared Sickmann, professional master's student in landscape architecture, "ParkingScape: Implementing Portable Landscapes to Enhance Aggieville's Streetscape."

To learn more about the arts, humanities and social science small grant program, please visit the Graduate School's webpage