February 11, 2021
Ten graduate students receive Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research grants
Ten Kansas State University master's and doctoral students in arts, humanities and social science fields received grants of up to $1,000 to support research expenses for their final year of study.
In its seventh year, the Graduate School's Small Grant Program helps reduce students' financial burden in fields where there is often limited external funding. The grant program was highly recommended in the "Report of the Task Force on Needs of KSU Graduate Students in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Conducting Scholarly Activities" that was completed several years ago.
Funding is to support direct costs for the student's research, scholarly, or creative work. It is also used to assist in necessary expenses such as travel to use an archive, data collection, exhibition or performance expenses, material and supplies.
This year's recipients and their project titles:
- Justin DeBlauw, doctoral student in human ecology specializing in kinesiology, "HRV and Cycling Endurance Performance."
- Jaeyoung Ha, doctoral student in environmental design and planning, "The Effect of Landscape Biodiversity on Mental Health Among College Students: Perceived Biodiversity, Restorative Potential, and Preference."
- Zaw Wai Htoo, doctoral student in human nutrition specializing in public health nutrition, "Nutritional supplements on bowel and metabolic functions in healthy adults."
- Tucker Jones, doctoral student in psychology, "Unintended Barriers: Exploring First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students' Sense of Belonging and Their Perceptions of Instructors' Behaviors."
- Adelaide Klutse, master's student in family studies and human services specializing in applied family science, "Post COVID-19 Families: How Early Educators facilitate Socio-Emotional Development in their students during the COVID-19 Pandemic."
- Hailey Quick, master's student in fine art, "The Tipping Point."
- Lathan Mastellar, master's student in fine art, "TRANSCENDigital."
- Inneke Sarwono, doctoral student in human ecology specializing in hospitality administration, "What Motivates Customers to Help Restaurants During a Widespread Crisis? Exploration of Consumer Behaviors During COVID-19 Pandemic."
- Hannah Shear, doctoral student in agricultural economics, "Comparison of High Plains and Southern Region Cow-Calf Operation's Production Efficiency."
- Yanli Wang, doctoral student in human nutrition specializing in public health nutrition, "Prevent and manage high blood pressure using theory-based comprehensive nonpharmacological approaches."
The projects listed above are just a few examples of how these grants will make a difference in the lives of graduate students and those around them. Learn more about the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Small Grant Program.