The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced the winners of the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Research Awards and the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 John Marshall Scholars Award program.
The 14 awardees of the Summer 2023 Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Research Awards will receive a $4,000 stipend and the participating faculty member will receive $1,000. The four awardees for Fall 2023 will receive a $1,750 stipend and mentors will receive $750.
The program is open to qualifying students in the College of Science, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Media, College of Education and Professional Development, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, College of Health Professions and the Honors College.
Summer 2023 awardees are:
Al-Qawasmi, Hamzeh (CECS) — Electrospinning and Filament Construction for Bone Scaffold Fabrication: An Assessment of Effectiveness, Producibility, and Practicality
Blizzard, Jacob (Honors) — Using Mass Spectrometry to Determine the Presence and Function of Antimicrobial Proteins in Tardigrades
Clark, Trace (COS) — Using Antioxidant Assays and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Determine the Defensive Role of Antioxidants in Tardigrades
Combs, Claire (COS) — Studying behavior and cardiometabolic changes in adolescent-age vaping mice.
Ellison, Jaden (COLA) — 4rtificial: Recoll3cting A B1onic Life
Kushner, Dawn (CAM) — Against the Odds [Working Title]
Law, Rebecca (CAM) — Singing the News: Music as Journalism in America
Lee, Jacob (CECS) — Optical and Transport Property Investigations on Multi-Layer Metal-Oxide Thin Films for Thermal Protection Applications
Mitchell, Hunter (COS) — Synthesis Expansion and Limitations of Pyridoimidazolium Cation Formation using Vilsmeier Hack Reagent
Perdue, Olivia (COB) — Supporting Art and Design Students in the Personal Branding Process as a Non-Art Major
Perkins, Kate (COS) — Systematic analysis of adverse conditions using bioluminescent Serratia marcescens
Riley, Alice (COS) — Determining How Diet-Induced Obesity Accelerates Disease Progression in Blood Cancers
Thacker, Callie (CAM) — The Stitch of a Quilt on a Barn in Appalachia
Williamson, Julia (COEPD) — Supporting Childhood Grief using Children’s Literature
Andrew-Vaughan, Olivia (Honors) — Diving into the Archives: Processing Histories of Marshall University
Martin Hidalgo, Alejandro (Lexi) (COLA) — Dietary effects on aggressive behavior
Perry, Colby (CECS) — Active Title: Immersive VR Active Shooting Training vs Traditional Training
Waite, Jasmine (COLA) – Just a Little
The four total awardees of the John Marshall Scholars Award Program will each receive a semester-long, four-course reassigned time commitment to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research. Since its inception, the John Marshall Scholar program has supported the creative discovery and research work of faculty members from the College of Science, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Media, College of Education and Professional Development, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, College of Health Professions and the Library.
Fall 2023 awardees are:
Gratchev, Slav (COLA) — Teaching Foreign Languages Through Virtual Synchronous: The New Development in Teaching Methodology in Today’s World
Puppo, Pamela (COS) — Plants foraged by alfalfa leafcutter bees for nest construction and brood provision
Spring 2024 awardees Are:
Canady, Brittany (COLA) — Preparing the Healthcare Workforce to Provide High-Quality Chronic Pain Treatment
Cyphert, Holly (COS) — The interplay of bile acids and the microbiota in metabolic disease
For more information about the research awards or upcoming proposals, visit www.marshall.edu/murc.