The University of Nebraska-Lincoln awarded stipends to 87 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer. Five are in the School of Natural Resources.
UNL's Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Undergraduate students receive stipends of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week. The students' projects span across academic disciplines.
The students also will have opportunities to participate in mentoring workshops and activities with undergraduates from other institutions who are participating in UNL's Summer Research Program. In August, both groups of students will present posters on their research and creative activities at a campus research symposium. For more about undergraduate research at UNL, visit ucare.unl.edu/.
The following is a list of SNR students by hometown who received summer UCARE awards, with their academic major and project title.
Lincoln: Chris Elofson, environmental studies, "Change in Cell Abundance During Nitrate-Mediated Oxidation of Reduced Uranium (IV)"; Regan Gilmore, natural resource and environmental economics, "Implications of an Environmental Tax on Meat Consumption for the Livestock and Grain Sectors in the United States and Nebraska."
Colby, Kansas: Bridget Bickner, fisheries and wildlife, "Exploring the Effect of Octopamine on Male and Female Mating Behaviors in the Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira."
Kansas City, Missouri: Grace Bullington, fisheries and wildlife, "Determining Population Occupancy of the Western Barred Tiger Salamander in Southeastern Nebraska Habitats."
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Matthew Russell, water science, "Validation of the Cosmic-ray Neutron Method for Estimating Soil Moisture."
-- UNL Today
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