April 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Eight A&S Students Get OHIO Student Enhancement Awards

Eight College of Arts & Sciences graduate students received Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards in spring 2017. Three of them are from Environmental & Plant Biology. And Dr. Viorel Popescu‘s lab in Biological Sciences features two winners. History and Psychology also were represented.

The Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program has provided 26 students with a total of $138,149 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring.

The Student Enhancement 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. The program received 62 proposals with a total funding request of $332,768. Students may request up to $6,000 per proposal.

2017 College of Arts & Sciences Recipients

Heidi Bencin (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Viorel Popescu) received $6,000 for Determining Occurrence, Density and Predictors of Road Mortality for Recovering Bobcat Populations in Ohio.

Amanda Biederman outside

Amanda Biederman

Amanda Biederman (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Lisa Crockett) received $4,430 for Gill Membranes and Oxygen Uptake in Antarctic Notothenoid Fishes.

Jason Doom (graduate student, History; mentor Dr. Chester Pach) received $5,400 for A Window for Human Rights: Carter Era Public Diplomacy in Latin America.

Colin Kruse in the lab

Colin Kruse

Colin Kruse (graduate student, Environmental & Plant Biology; mentor Dr. Sarah Wyatt) received $5,711 for From Earth to Space and Back Again: Characterizing Core Gravity Response Genes.

Andrew Manigault

Andrew Manigault

Andrew Manigault (graduate student, Psychology; mentor Dr. Peggy Zoccola) received $6,000 for Habituation and the Mindfulness Stress Buffering Account.Peter Slepian (graduate student, Psychology; mentor Chris France) received $5,824 for Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Prefrontal Cortex on Emotional Control of Pain and Nociception.

Harlan Svoboda

Harlan Svoboda

Harlan Svoboda (graduate student, Environmental and Plant Biology; mentor Dr. Harvey Ballard) received $5,239 for Novel Phylogenetic and Morphological Studies in an Enigmatic Group of Passionflowers.

Marcel Weigland (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor Dr. Viorel Popescu) received $5,400 for Predicting the Impacts of Roads on Herptofauna: an Evaluation of the Nelsonville Bypass’ Effects on Eastern Box Turtle Populations.

Danny Wolf

Danny Wolf

Danny Wolf (graduate student, Environmental & Plant Biology; mentor Dr. Morgan Vis) received $5,400 for A Multi-Marker Metabarcoding Study of Biofilms from Streams along an AMD-recovery gradient.

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