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 2012 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Mario Bretfield - Graduate student – Project: The effect of inter- and intraspecific competition on flowering events of the clonal grass "creeping red fescue”

Conner Jordan – Undergraduate student – Project: Biophysical Applications with Optical Tweezers

Cassandra Modahl– Graduate student – Project: Investigating Viperidae Three-finger Toxins

Anthony Saviola – Graduate student – Project: Rear-fanged Snake Venomics: A Collaborative International Project

Nathaniel Warning– Graduate student – Project: Rock wren nest attributes in the northern Colorado foothills

Peter Graham– Graduate student – Project: Isolation of Luteal Cells from the Bovine Corpus Luteum

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kevin Ryan - Undergraduate student – Project: Optimizing Synthesis Parameters and Characterizing PrlnAu2 Using Diffraction and Microscopy

School of Earth Sciences and Physics

Travis Day – Undergraduate student – Project: Biophysical Applications with Optical Tweezers

Adam LeWinter – Graduate student – Project: Characterizing active volcanic processes at Kilauea volcano using LiDAR scanning

School of Human Sciences

Kittra Gonzales – Undergraduate students – Project: The Impact of Residence on Dietary Intake, Food Availability, and Meal Patterning Among University Undergraduate Students

Matt Markve – Graduate student – Project: Influences on the Ethical Orientation of Practicing Certified Rehabilitation Counselors

School of Mathematical Sciences

David Glassmeyer – Graduate students – Project: Constructing a model elicitin activity for mathematics teachers: Supporting teacher in the common core era

 

The next funding competition will take place in the Spring 2013. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website: http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.

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