Five SNR undergrads receive stipends for summer research projects

(clockwise from upper left) Josie Ivy, Lindsey Blehm, Sunny Mellick, Ella Humphrey and Megan Snow
(clockwise from upper left) Josie Ivy, Lindsey Blehm, Sunny Mellick, Ella Humphrey and Megan Snow

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to five School of Natural Resources undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience Program supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Students receive stipends of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week. The students’ projects span academic disciplines including engineering, chemistry, modern languages and literatures, psychology, art and art history, architecture, special education, and fisheries and wildlife.

Students from the Nebraska Summer Research Program and UCARE will present posters on their research and creative activities at a campus research symposium Aug. 3. For more information on undergraduate research at Nebraska visit

Josie Ivy, junior, fisheries and wildlife, “Expanding Access to Outdoor Recreational and Educational Opportunities for Marginalized Communities in Central Nebraska.”

Ella Humphrey, sophomore, fisheries and wildlife, “The Thermal Tolerances and Heat Shock Protein Regulation of Bigmouth Shiners From Nebraska Sandhills Streams.”

Lindsey Blehm, senior, environmental science, “Wildfire Ash Effects on Primary Production and Water Chemistry in Nebraska Lakes.”

Megan Snow, senior, fisheries and wildlife, “Genetic Analysis of Bullfrog Populations in Nebraska.”

Sunny Mellick, senior, fisheries and wildlife, “Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans) Nesting Behavior and Vocalizations.”

These five students are part of 148 undergrad students receiving stipends in the summer 2023.

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