March 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm

A&S Students Get Half the Spring Student Enhancement Awards

College of Arts & Sciences graduate and undergraduate students received half of the spring 2016 Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards announced this week.

The Student Enhancement Award program provided 23 students with a total of $127,833 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work. The awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and administered by the Council for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, which is appointed by Faculty Senate.

2016 A&S Recipients

McKaila Boarman, (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Shawn Kuchta), received $5,600 for Natural Selection on the Damselfy Banded Demoiselle.

Mary Gemmel, (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Soichi Tanda), received $5,617 for Effect of Developmental Antidepressant Exposure on Offspring Neurobehavioral Outcomes.

Anthony Gilbert, (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Donald Miles), received $6,000 for Can Color Polymorphism Buffer Lizard Species From Global Climate Change?

Brandan Gray, (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Donald Miles), received $5,986 for Parental Behavior and Reproductive Success in the Hooded Warbler following Human-mediated Habitat Disturbance.

Charlotte Klimovich, (undergraduate student, HTC  Biological Sciences/Biomedical Sciences; mentor Susan Williams), received $6,000 for Investigations Into the Physiological and Biomechanical Basis of Different Success in Oral Rabies Vaccination between Skunks (Mephitis mephitis) and Raccoons.

Melissa Liotta, (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Molly Morris), received $5,930 for Intralocus Tactical Conflict as a Constraint on the Evolution of Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Xiphophorus Multilineatus.

Verenea Serrano, (graduate student, Psychology; mentor Dr. Julie Sarno Owens), received $4,397 for Exploring Social Information Processing of Emotion Content and its Relationship with Social Outcomes in Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Jacob Sieg, (undergraduate student, HTC Chemistry and Biochemistry; mentor Dr. Jennifer Hines), received $4,560 for Spectroscopic Methods for Identifying Novel Inhibitors of Shigella Dysenteriae Virulence.

Mark Slayton, (graduate student, Biological Sciences/Molecular and Cellular Biology; mentor Bonita Biegalke), received $6,000 for Examining the Interactions Between Virus and Host with ChIP-seq.

Mitchell Smith, (graduate student, History; mentor Dr. Chester Pach), received $6,000 for The Politics of Assent: Popular Support for America’s Vietnam War, 1965-1973.

William Woody, (graduate student, Psychology; mentor Dr. Peggy Zoccola), received $5,986 for A Test of the Perseverative Cognition Hypothesis using Hair Cortisol in a Sample of Dementia Caregivers and Non-caregiver Controls.

Yonry Zhu, (undergraduate student, HTC Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy; mentor David Burnette), received $6,000 for Investigation of Plasma Use in Rotating Detonation Wave Engines.

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