James Phillips, chemistry, has been awarded The Excellence in Mentoring Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, which honors a mentor who has been at UW-Eau Claire five years or more. Emerging Mentor in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards were given to Saori Braun, kinesiology, and Bart Dahl, chemistry. The three faculty were honored at CERCA for their skill and dedication in mentoring student scholarly projects. A total of 86 faculty were nominated by students and alumni for these new mentoring awards, which will be given annually. Learn more about mentoring here.
Drs. Stephen Drucker, Jim Phillips, and Kurt Wiegel were recently awarded National Science Foundation grants for their respective research projects. "To have three independent NSF-funded research programs ongoing in the chemistry department at the same time speaks to the high quality of the cutting-edge research being conducted by our faculty and students," said Dr. Warren Gallagher, chair of the chemistry department. "It is our ability to offer these types of opportunities within an undergraduate liberal arts setting that makes our students highly competitive for top-notch graduate programs and employment situations upon graduation." Learn more about external grants here.
Dr. Jennifer Dahl will be honored by the Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (REDI) Committee at the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents' Feb. 5 meeting in Madison. The $50,000 Regent Scholars Award will allow Dahl and undergraduate co-researchers to pursue a project involving nanoparticles and nanomedicine. Learn more about UW System grants here.
Tayo Sanders II, a senior materials science major and University Honors program participant, is among the 32 Americans named as 2015 Rhodes Scholars. He has been engaged in research all four years of college, including summers. As a Rhodes Scholar, Sanders will have a full ride to attend Oxford University in England, where he plans to pursue a doctorate in materials. Learn more about student research opportunities.
June 8Call for Student Member on Institutional Review Board: Contact Mike Axelrod , IRB Chair, to apply. Include a resume, paragraph describing research experiences, and contact info for a faculty reference.
Recent survey results from faculty, students, and alumni:
Undergraduate Research and Alumni: Perspective on Learning Gains and Post-graduation Benefits published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.
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