PURC Center

Grant Recipients

Spring 2016

 

Undergraduate Student Assistantships

 

  • Anisha McDowell

    • Mentor: Prof. Joseph Begnaud, Dept of Art

    • Project: "The Body in Abstraction"

  • Andriy Alekseev
    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Screen-Printing Art Poster"

  • Katherine Davenport

    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Exploration of Contemporary Narratives in Reductive Serigraphy and Linocut"

  • Courtney Hockett

    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Creating and Installing Educational Outdoor Sculptures of North Carolinian Wildlife for Raven Rock State Park"

  • Robbie Juel

    • Mentor: Dr. Lisa Kelly, Dept of Biology

    • Project: "An Analysis of the Vascular Flora of Sampson’s Landing, Robeson County, North Carolina"

  • Ashley Nordquist 

    • Mentors: Dr. Carla Rokes, Dept of Art; and Prof. Amy Gross, Dept of Geology and Geography

    • Project: "Uncovering the Beauty of Mineralogy and Artistic Expression"

  • Brandon Smith 

    • Mentor: Dr. Rita Hagevik, Dept of Biology

    • Project: "Kinds in the Garden: Palynology and Bees"

  • Kaylee Buckley
    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Animal Symbolism and the Bestiary as a Vehicle to Develop Artistic Style"

  • Terri Smith
    • Mentor: Dr. Tim Altman, Dept of Music

    • Project: "Orchestral Excerpts for the Collegiate Trumpeter"

  • Christian Happel
    • Mentor: Prof. Adam Walls, Dept of Art

    • Project: "A Scultural Study of Surrealist Environments"

  • Lea Tardanico
    • Mentor: Dr. Ashley Allen, Dept of Psychology

    • Project: "Self-Compassion and Gravitation Toward Highly Motivated Individuals"

 

Student Scholarship Support

 

  • Rachel Hockett

    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • "Co-curating Exhibition for Faculty and Student Prints" and "Combining traditional Printoing method of Intaglio with Modern Polyester Plate lithography"

  • Rebecca Spruill
    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Curating Present and Previous Research for Solo Exhibit"

  • Katherine Davenport

    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Natrure in Woodcut"

  • Tod Frazer

    • Mentor: Dr. Marilu Santos, Dept of Biology

    • Project: "What is in that Soiled Baby Diaper: Bifidobacteria sp. Colonization of Infant Gut."

  • Christian Happel

    • Student:  Prof. Adam Walls, Dept of Art

    • Project: "The Influence of Genetics on the Hybridization Between Animals and Humans"

  • Hannah Grass

    • Mentor: Prof. Joseph Bregnaud, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Landscapes in Oil Paint"

  • Natasha Wells

    • Student:  Dr. Cornelia Tirla, Dept of Chemstry and Physics

    • Project: "Landscapes in Oil Paint"

 

Spring 2016

 

Undergraduate Student Assistantships

  • Vivienne Leaven

    • Mentor: Dr. John Labadie, Dept of Art

    • Project: "The Foundations of Animation"

  • Aysha Belem
    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Contemporary approches to Ukiyo-e, Sumizuri-e, Nishiki-e, and Aka-e"

  • Frida Mejia

    • Mentor: Dr. John Labadie, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Digital Magazine about UNCP Campus"

  • Jai Woods

    • Mentor: Dr. Scott Ziegler, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Sculpting Beyond the Bust: Advancing Technique for the Production of Life-Size Figurative Sculptures"

  • Amber Hester

    • Student:  Dr. Catherine Parisian, Dept of English, Theatre, and Foreign Language

    • Project: "Transcribing and encoding the Letters of Mary R. Mitford (1811) for Web Publication"

  • Zachary Lunn 

    • Mentor: Dr. Jessica Pitchford, Dept of English, Theatre, and Foreign Language

    • Project: "Editing an International Literary Magazine"

  • Dusty Smith 

    • Mentor: Prof. Jesse Rouse, Dept of Geology and Geography

    • Project: "Determining the Ideal Area for Renewable Energy in North Carolina by using Remote Sensing"

  • Desiree Thomas
    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Project: "Reductive Linocut"

  • Andrea Bound
    • Mentor: Dr. Renee Lamphere, Dept of Sociology and Criminal Justice

    • Project: "College Studdent's Alcohol & Substance Abuse: Religious Peers as Protective Factors"

  • Bobbi Sampson
    • Mentor: Dr. Ashley Allen, Dept of Psychology

    • Project: "Self-Compassion and Perceptions of Judgement"

  • Lea Tardanico
    • Mentor: Dr. Ashley Allen, Dept of Psychology

    • Project: "Is Self-Compassion an Observable and Valued Trait?"

 

Student Travel Funds

  • Jordyn Roark, Honors College Student

    • Mid-South Sociological Association: Gender Research in Progress

    • "The Bitch of Buchenwald: An Exploration of Gender among SS Guards"

  • Natasha Wells, RISE Fellow

    • SERMACS-SWRM

    • "Synthesis of Organic Compounds with Biological Properties"

  • Joan Blackwell and Jessica Wyre

    • NCAEA Professional Development Conference

    • "Workshop Innovative Ways to Teach Native American Art"

  • Lyndsie Elliot

    • ABRCMS

    • "Developing the PADK Catrepsin B activating agent"

  • Sandra Torres

    • Guest Lecturer UNC-CH

    • "Voices of the Lumbee Documentary"

  • Hannah Anderson and Raymond Hunt

    • Rural Freaks Conference

    • "Freaking" Out the Rural Classroom

  • Dana Reijerkerk, Honors College Student

    • National Chinese Language Conference

    • "How Trace Theory Affects Chinese Langauge Learning"

  • Zachary Lunn, Honors College Student

    • Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference

    • "Editing an International Literary Magazine"

  • Madeleine Smith, Nicholos Palmer, and Jessica Wyre

    • Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference

    • Representing Ethiopia, Bulgaria, and Russia

  • Mingyu Liao

    • Alpha Chi Honor Society Convention

    • "Native Tongues"

  • Brittany Roberts

    • Alpha Chi Honor Society Convention

    • "Policing Police: A Critical Analysis on UNC Pembroke Campus Police"

  • Cassidy Miles

    • Alpha Chi Honor Society Convention

    • "An Examination of the Relationship Between Specific Cell Phone Uses and Anxiety"

  • Russell Reed

    • American Association of Geographers

    • "The Impact of Technology Firms in NC"

  • Tyler Scoville and Mary Grace Curiale

    • Southern Regional Honors Council Conference

    • "Finding the History and Place: Ecocritical Approach"

  • Sonya Hunt

    • Sothern Sociological Society Conference

    • "Food for Success: Promoting Summer Feeding Programs"

  • Cassandra Cisneros

    • Conducting Research

    • Interview elder members of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Arikara, Hidatsa, Mandan) of Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

 

Fall 2015

 

Undergraduate Student Assistantships

  • Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art

    • Student: Courtney Hockett

    • Project: "Learning the Complex Art Form of Paper Engineering While Expirementing with the Printmaking Technique"

  • Dr. Lisa Kelly, Dept of Biology

    • Student: Haylee Trotter

    • Project: "Social Form of Invasive Fire Ant Colonies in Wetland Ecosystems in North Carolina"

  • Dr. Daren Nelson, Dept of Geography and Geology

    • Student: Jay Ritchie

    • Project: "Mapping Potential Hazards of the Gold Hill Historic Mines Using Ground Penetrating Radar"

  • Dr. John Labadie, Dept of Art

    • Student: Vivienne Leaven

    • Project: "The Foundations of Animation"

  • Dr. Jason Hutchens, Dept of Mass Communication

    • Student: Rodnesia Jeffries

    • Project: "Growing Change Documentary Film"

  • Dr. Catherine Parisian, Dept of English, Theatre, and Foreign Language

    • Student: Amber Hester

    • Project: "Transcribing and encoding the Letters of Mary R. Mitford (1811) for Web Publication"

  • Dr. Jessica Pitchford, Dept of English, Theatre, and Foreign Language

    • Student: Zachary Lunn

    • Project: "Editing an International Literary Magazine"

  • Prof. Scott Ziegler, Dept of Art

    • Student: Desiree Thomas

    • Project: "Approaches to Spraying Glazes on Ceramic Ware"

  • Prof. Carla Rokes, Dept of Art

    • Student: Jai Woods

    • Project: "An Investigation of Drawing Medium: techniques for Creating Narrative Illustrations"

  • Ms. Yuanyuan Lin, Dept of English, Theatre, and Foreign Language

    • Student: Dana Reijerkerk

    • Project: "How Trace Theory Affects Chinese Language Learning"

  • Dr. Ben Bahr, Dept of Biology

    • Student: Donna Porter

    • Project: "Diabetes and Alzheimer's: The Diseases of the Aging Population"

 

Student Travel Funds

  • Hannah Anderson, Writing Center Hawk Assistant

    • Research and Observation

    • "Canines for Service"

  • Jeremy Deck, Honors College Student

    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

    • "The Business of Marijuana: An examination of the effects of US Legalization"

  • Brandon West, William Camps, Allison Sontag, Angelis Hernandez, Hunter Baxley, Melody Strupe, Darius Dawson; UNCP Percussion Ensemble

    •  PASIC Convention

    • World Premiere Performance of David Macbride's "Flam" for percussion ensemble

  • Ethan Sanford, Honors College Students

    • North Carolina Honors Association

    • "Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors on Marine Bivalves"

  • Cora Bright, Honors College Student

    • North Carolina Honors Association

    • "The Study of Planarian Reaction to Light on a Vertical Plane"

  •  Elizabeth Wessinger, Honors College Student

    • North Carolina Honors Association

    • "How Walmart Affects Small Businesses"

 

 

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