Research corporation announces 2021 summer research awards

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the winners of its summer 2021 John Marshall Scholars Award program.

The nine awardees will receive a $6,500 stipend to pursue their research projects over the summer term. Since its inception, the John Marshall Scholars program has supported the creative discovery and research work faculty members from the College of Science, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Media, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and the library.

Summer 2021 awardees are:

  • Bumgarner, Tijah (CAM) – Picture Proof
  • Diener, Laura Michele (COLA) — A World Perilous and Beautiful: A Life of Sigrid Undset
  • James, Elizabeth (Library) — Using Metadata as Data for Reparative Archival Description: A Case Study
  • Konz, Suzanne (COHP) – An Investigation into the Behaviors and Attitudes of Athletic Trainers Towards Sports Betting
  • Na, Sukjoon (CECS) – Plane-strain Fracture Resistance of 3D Printed Recycled HDPE/Nanoclay Composites
  • Otunuga, Michael (COS) – Estimating the time-dependent transmission, recover, temporary immune rates and reproduction number for the Covid-19 virus using a stochastic SEIRS epidemic model with vital dynamics
  • Peckham, Rachael (COLA) — The Aviatrix: Flights of Prose
  • Perkins, Wendy (COS) — Victim Participation in the Prosecution of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Offenses in Cabell County WV
  • Schoberlein, Stefan (COLA) – Writing the Brain: Cerebral imaginaries of the Transatlantic Sphere

Proposals are being accepted for Fall 2021 and winners will be announced in the spring. The request for proposals can be found at and then by clicking on John Marshall University Scholar Awards on the right side of the page. The site also includes more information about the research awards and upcoming proposals.