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OSU students awarded $166,500 in Wentz research grants

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wentz Research Scholars share their projects with visitors.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lew Wentz Foundation, 37 OSU undergraduates representing five of the six colleges on the Stillwater campus have been named Wentz Research Scholars and will receive a total of $166,500 in financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Each Wentz Research Scholar will receive $4,500 to conduct an original research project under the guidance of an OSU faculty member during the 2019-2020 academic year. The students submitted research proposals that underwent a rigorous blind review process by the 20-member Wentz Research Selection Committee earlier this spring. They will present the results of their projects at the annual Wentz Research Scholars Symposium next April.

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research coordinates the competitive selection process for these awards.

For more information about the Wentz Research Scholars program and other academic opportunities at Oklahoma State University, contact the Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research at 334 Student Union, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74078, 405-744-7313, latasha.tasci@okstate.edu or online at okstate.edu/scholars.

 

The 2019-2020 Wentz Research grant recipients, by hometown:

Oklahoma

Ardmore

Destinee Elliott, Nutritional Sciences/Allied Health

Faculty mentor: Dr. Sam Emerson, Nutritional Sciences

Bixby

Robert Luke Stevenson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Jamey Jacob, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Broken Arrow

Jacob Cowing, Chemical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Clint Aichele, Chemical Engineering

Roukaya El Mokadem, Chemistry

Faculty mentor: Dr. Jimmie Weaver, Chemistry

Collinsville

Emilie Tindle, History

Faculty mentor: Dr. Richard Boles, History

Duncan

Colin Thornton, Computer and Electrical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. He Bai, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Edmond

Christopher Jones, Geology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Natascha Riedinger, Geology

Jackson Moore, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Jamey Jacob, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Emma Turner, Biochemistry and Microbiology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Divya Jaroni, Animal and Food Sciences

Jenks

Tyler Blackshare, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Okarche

Kara Robinson, Nutritional Sciences

Faculty mentor: Dr. Brenda Smith, Nutritional Sciences

Okemah

Abby Haddox, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Aurelie Azoug, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Oklahoma City

Alexis Barry, Marketing and Management

Faculty mentor: Dr. Sarah Whitley, Marketing

Nicole Clapp, Physiology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Michael Reichert, Integrative Biology 

Ashley Gin, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang, Animal and Food Sciences

Tanner Luther, History, Philosophy

Faculty mentor: Dr. Holly Karibo, History

Truc Ngo, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Owasso

Ryder Snap, Psychology, History

Faculty mentor: Dr. Tonia Sharlach, History

Perry

Claire Ringer, History

Faculty mentor: Dr. Laura Arata, History

Stillwater

Trevor Anderson, Aerospace Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sydney Bellah, Human Development and Family Science

Faculty mentor: Dr. Alex Bishop, Human Development and Family Science

Lyndee Branen, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Madhan Subramanian, Physiological Sciences

Bethany Hatter, Nutritional Sciences

Faculty mentor: Dr. Brenda Smith, Nutritional Sciences

Sergio Mares, Biochemistry/Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Faculty mentor: Dr. Mariana Patrauchan, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Ryan Sloan, Microbiology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Randy Morgenstein, Microbiology

J.W. Wallace, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Aurelie Azoug, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Talala

Braden Kellogg, Civil Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Greg Wilber, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tulsa

Omid Darbandi, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Erika Lutter, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Weleetka

Kable Kleck, Geology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Jim Puckette, Geology

Arkansas

Fayetteville

Jacob Gray, Nutritional Sciences

Faculty mentor: Dr. Tay Kennedy, Nutritional Sciences

Greenwood

Blake Bartlett, Chemical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Ashlee Ford Versypt, Chemical Engineering

Kansas

Prairie Village

Joel Quarnstrom, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Yujiang Xiang, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Louisiana

Thibodaux

Donald Robichaux, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Haejun Park, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

Texas

Abilene

Cameron Davison, Multidisciplinary Studies

Faculty mentor: Dr. Kalianne Neumann, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Aviation

Dallas

Elizabeth Dworkin, Plant and Soil Sciences

Faculty mentor: Dr. Josh Lofton, Plant and Soil Science

Lewisville

Macy McAnally, Apparel Merchandising

Faculty mentor: Dr. Hyejune Park, Design, Housing and Merchandising

Richardson

Caitlin Haug, Chemical Engineering

Faculty mentor: Dr. Ashlee Ford Versypt, Chemical Engineering

CONTACT: Latasha Tasci | Program Coordinator | 405-744-7313 | latasha.tasci@okstate.edu

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