10 KU students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for summer

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LAWRENCE — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal under the guidance of a mentor. Faculty reviewers evaluate the applications based on the merit of the applicant’s proposal, the applicant’s academic record and a recommendation from the mentor.

The Center for Undergraduate Research will begin taking applications for the Spring 2019 UGRA competition during the fall semester. More information can be found here. 

Students receiving awards for the summer of 2018 are listed below in alphabetical order along with hometown (if available), major, project title, mentor and mentor’s department:

D’Arlyn Bell, senior, majoring in public administration: “Poverty Governance: Neoliberal Economics in Kansas Welfare Policy,” mentored by Charles Epp, University Distinguished Professor of public administration

Anna Goddard, a sophomore from Lincoln, Nebraska, majoring in mathematics: “Effects of Selection on Partial Clonality on Phenotypic Evolution and Evolutionary Lag,” mentored by Maria Orive, associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology

Olivia Hollman, a senior from Shawnee majoring in English and history: “Livingstone in Emotion: Imperial Sentiment in Myth and Legend,” mentored by Andrew Denning, assistant professor of history

Brandon Kannady, a junior from Overland Park majoring in ecology, evolutionary & organismal biology: “Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations Effect Water Chemistry in the Lower Kansas WRAPS,” mentored by Amy Burgin, associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and environmental studies

Garet Melton, a sophomore from North Little Rock, Arkansas, majoring in chemistry: “Enrichment of Nitrated Peptides using a Boronate Affinity Microchip,” mentored by Susan Lunte, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Kelci Schilly, graduate student

Dasy Resendiz, a senior from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, majoring in Latin American & Caribbean studies: “Curanderismo: Healing among Mexican American and Mexican Women in Kansas,” mentored by Brent Metz, associate professor …

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