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OSU undergrads awarded $171,000 in Wentz Research Grants

Tue, August 09, 2016

Unique opportunities await Freshman Research Scholars

 

Thanks to the generosity of the Lew Wentz Foundation, 38 Oklahoma State University undergraduates of all areas of study and representing every college on the Stillwater campus will receive a total of $171,000 in financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year. Last spring, The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research coordinated the competitive selection process for these awards. 

The Wentz Research Grant recipients will each receive $4,500 to conduct an original research project under the guidance of an OSU faculty member. These students submitted research proposals, which underwent a rigorous blind review process by the 20-member Wentz Research Committee and will present the results of their projects at the annual Scholar Development Undergraduate Research Symposium in April 2017.

For more information about the Wentz Research Grant program and other academic opportunities at Oklahoma State University, please contact The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research at 334 Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74078, 405-744-7313, jessica.roark@okstate.edu or visit http://okstate.edu/scholars.

2016-17 Wentz Research Grant recipients listed by hometown:

Oklahoma

Adair

Rendi Rogers, Microbiology and Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marianna Patrauchan, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Bethany

William Funk, Natural Resource Ecology and Management / Integrative Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sue Fairbanks, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Broken Arrow

Marysa Cloeter, Physiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marianna Patrauchan, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Riley Lawson, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Loss, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Coalgate

Jerad Stephens, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Allen Apblett, Chemistry

Edmond

Mary Davis, Nutritional Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dingbo Lin, Nutritional Sciences

Nicholas Foster, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jamey Jacob, Mechanical and Aereospace Engineering

Matthew Hart, Nutritional Sciences / Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Winyoo Chowanadisai, Nutritional Sciences

Kristen Sigl, Geology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tracy Quan, Geology

Elmore City

Bethany Howard, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramesh Kaipa, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Langley

Jordan Fleming, Microbiology

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

Oklahoma City

Kazsa Fahrenthold, Physics / Math

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mario Borunda, Physics

Sapulpa

Kristina Baker, Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Puni Jeyasingh, Integrative Biology

Skiatook

Brittany Helmer, Human Development and Family Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amanda Harrist, Human Development and Family Science

Stillwater

Emily Fry, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Misty Hawkins, Psychology

Susan Pham, Chemistry / Biochemistry / Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Toby Nelson, Chemistry

John Tobola, Electrical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Stine, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tulsa

Will Bruhn, Finance

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Lovern, Integrative Biology

Ahmad Jamaleddine, Microbiology / Anthropology / Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gabriel Cook, Chemistry

Barrett Lee, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Manimala, Mechanical and Aereospace Engineering

Mariah Nacke, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. DeMond Grant, Psychology

Caleb Wilson, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Canaan, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Arkansas

Cave Springs

Tyler Goldsmith, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clint Aichele, Chemical Engineering

Fort Smith

Rachel Davis, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heather Fahlenkamp, Chemical Engineering

Little Rock

Kelsey Brass, Zoology / Physiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Polly Campbell, Integrative Biology

Colorado

Aurora

Tyler Martin, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clint Aichele, Chemical Engineering

Beulah

Jacquelyn Lane, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ashlee Ford Versypt, Chemical Engineering

Iowa

Keota

Sage Becker, Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang, Animal Science

Illinois

Huntley

Taylor Brooks, Zoology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shawn Wilder, Integrative Biology

Island Lake

Joseph Petralia, Geology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eliot Atekwana, Geology

Moline

Josh Seaberg, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Weckler, Biosystems Engineering

Kansas

Wichita

Mitchell Meyer, Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Fili, Mathematics

Texas

Canyon

Molly Meyer, Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blake Wilson, Animal Science

Cedar Hill

Sydney Stewart, Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Zhang, Animal Science

Coppell

Jacqueline Nichols, Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leon Spicer, Animal Science

Humble

Amber Hemple, Animal Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leon Spicer, Animal Science

Magnolia

Emily Allen, History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Zeide, History

Plano

James Darling, Industrial Engineering and Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Camille DeYong, Industrial Engineering and Management