NHS Student Research Fund Recipients

The College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS) launched in spring 2006 a new UNC Foundation account entitled the NHS Student Research Fund, which is intended to support research and research-related travel by NHS students. The fund has been supported through generous donations by faculty, staff, and friends of the College, as well as proceeds generated by the NHS Student Research Celebration. This new Foundation account is still in the building stages; however, the College designated some funds in order to allow a funding competition in the current academic year. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website at http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.

The recipients of the NHS Student Research Fund for fall 2009 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Megan Bonney, undergraduate student - Project: St. John’s Wort reduces Tribromoethanol-induced sleep times in human-SXR transgenic mice

Gerald Besowar, graduate student - Project: Introduction to population-level studies

Mary Hart, undergraduate student - Project: BFN 1 gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana under environmental stressful conditions

Stephanie James, graduate student - Project: Development of the IHC procedure and the quantitative evaluation of viral load.

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Geneva Laurita, undergraduate student - Project: Synthesis and Characterization of the Solid Solution Cd2Nb2O7-xSx (x = 0, 1, 7)

School of Earth Sciences and Physics

Sage Andorka, undergraduate student - Project: SloshSAT

School of Human Sciences

Adriane Zachary, undergraduate student - Project: A pilot study to evaluate the appropriateness of using existing procedures for conversational language sample analysis, developed for use with monolingual preschool children, for bilingual (Spanish & English) preschool children in the Greeley area to identify their level of language acquisition. 

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Heather Muir, graduate student - Project: Female Collegiate Hockey Players’ Continued Participation in Hockey beyond College        

The next funding competition will take place in the Spring 2010. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website: http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.