Grant Recipients

Spring 2019

 

Semester-long Undergraduate Research Fellows

  • Megan Brinson

    • Mentor: Prof. Brooke Kelly, Dept of Sociology
    • Project: "UNCP Student Food Security Survey Analysis"
  • Brandon Cork
    • Mentor: Prof. Cornelia Tirla, Dept of Chemistry and Physics
    • Project: "Investigating Greener, More Affordable Synthesis of Ionic Liquid Precursors"
  • Savannah Melvin
    • Mentor: Prof. Bob Poage, Dept of Biology
    • Project: "A Novel treatment for LEMS in a Frog Model"
  • Alex Smith
    • Mentor: Prof. Peter Grimes, Dept of ETFL
    • Project: "Pembroke Magazine: Web Editing/Social Media Consultant"
  • Brianna Thompson
    • Mentor: Prof. Joong-lyul Lee, Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Project: "Using Blockchain for Secure IoT Framework"
  • Aaliyah Weatherington
    • Mentor: Prof. Michele Fazio, Dept of ETFL
    • Project: "Mapping the Underground Railroad: Documenting Cora's Journey to Freedom"

Fall 2018

 

Student Travel Funds

 

  • John Rhodes

    • Mentor: Brandon Sanderson
    • Conference: Morganton, WV - Portfolio Presentation
    • Presentation: Building Relationships Through Printmaking
  • Katherine Davenport
    • Mentor: Brandon Sanderson   
    • Conference: Morganton, WV - Portfolio Presentation
    • Presentation: Building Relationships Through Printmaking
  • Dana Lamberton
    • Mentor: Siva Mandjiny 
    • Conference: Greensboro, NC - NCS-AAPT Conference
    • Presentation: Constructing and Testing Wave Driver Apparatus

Summer 2018

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows

 

  • La-Teisha Allen

    • Mentor: Prof. Kaitlin Campbell, Dept of Biology
    • Project: "Understanding the interaction of vegetation, soil, and ant communities"
  • Ryan McGirt
    • Mentor: Prof. John Roe, Dept of Biology
    • Project: "Ecological Studies of Spotted Turtles at Lumber River State Park"

 

Spring 2018

  

Student Scholarship Support

 

  • Ashley Nordquist

    • Mentor: Prof. Carla Rokes, Dept of Art
    • Project: "The Artistic Representation of Mental Illnesses"
  • Dakota Young
    • Mentor: Prof. John Labadie, Dept of Art
    • Project: "A Study of Established Photographic Styles through Practice as Research"

 

Student Travel Funds

 

  • Kayla McCarty

    • Mentor: Renee Lamphere
    • Conference: New Orleans, LA - Academy of Criminal Justice
    • Presentation: Dreams of Graduate School? Advice from Professors in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Whitney Givens
    • Mentor: Renee Lamphere     
    • Conference: New Orleans, LA - Academy of Criminal Justice
    • Presentation: Prison Life: Female Prisoners
  • Dominique Perez-Jimenez
    • Mentor: Enrique Porrua         
    • Conference: Dallas, TX - National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies         
    • Presentation: Effects of Acculturation and Its Impact on Mexican-American population
  • Keily Ramirez 
    • Mentor: Enrique Porrua         
    • Conference: Dallas, TX - National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies         
    • Presentation: Interpreting Power in "Un dla de estos"
  • Jacob Newton
    • Mentor: Joe West      
    • Conference: Chicago, IL - Midwest Political Science Association's Seventy-Sixth Annual Conference         
    • Presentation: Gentrification & Displacement Resulting from Urban Renewal Efforts
  • Hannah Swartz          
    • Mentor: Rita Hagevik
    • Conference: Myrtle Beach, SC - Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference          
    • Presentation: Relationships between European Honey Bee Health and Foraging Preference
  • Grant Wood   
    • Mentor: Rita Hagevik
    • Conference: Myrtle Beach, SC - Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference          
    • Presentation: Changes in Social Fonn Dominance of Invasive Fire Ants in a Carolina Bay
  • Amy Kish        
    • Mentor: Rita Hagevik
    • Conference: Myrtle Beach, SC - Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference          
    • Presentation: Comparing the Home Ranges of Eastern Box Turtles
  • Mia Baxley     
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker         
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: The Influence of Cold War era Politics on US-China Foreign Policy
  • Aaliyah Weatherington         
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker         
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: A Geography of Dystopia
  • Jullienne Lim
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker         
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: Scoliosis: A Silent Medical Condition
  • Justice Pevia   
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: Understanding Attitudes toward Immunizations
  • Cassandra Barlogio
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker         
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: Discovering the Microbial Diversity of the Lumber River
  • Korrinne Bethel         
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker         
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: Height and Student Recognition on Campus
  • Neveen Issa   
    • Mentor: Teagan Decker         
    • Conference: Portland, OR - Alpha Chi National Convention  
    • Presentation: Types of Food and Healthy Lifestyle effect on Diabetes and Cholesterol
  • La-Teisha Allen          
    • Mentor:  Kaitlin Campbell     
    • Conference: Myrtle Beach, SC - Association of SouthEastern Biologists Conference          
    • Presentation: Understanding the interaction of vegetation, Soil, and Ant Communities
  • Aaliyah Weatherington          
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Edward Owen
    • Mentor:  David Walton
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Nicklaus Courmon      
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Tiara May       
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Ashton Gilbert
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Deja Rainey    
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Hakeem Abdur-Rahim
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Gary Cooper   
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Jazmyn Fogg  
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Ayanna Williams       
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist
  • Kourtnei Ashmon       
    • Mentor:  David Walton          
    • Conference: Atlanta, GA - National Council for Black Studies Annual Convention   
    • Panelist

  

Fall 2017

 

Student Scholarship Support

 

  • Andrew Alekseev

    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art
    • Project: "Narrative Woodblock Carving Exhibition"
  • Brittany Crooker
    • Mentor: Prof. Carla Rokes, Dept of Art
    • Project: "Pop-up engineering"

 

Student Travel Funds

 

  • Jose Acosta

    • Mentor: Cornelia Tirla
    • Conference: Charlotte, NC  - Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS)
    • Presentation: Study of the Benzoin condensation reaction
  • Macie Bethea
    • Mentor: Cornelia Tirla
    • Conference: Charlotte, NC - Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS)        
    • Presentation: Study of the Benzoin condensation reaction
  • Kiana Perez-Jimenez
    • Mentor: Ashley Allen
    • Conference: Atlantic Beach, FL - Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists       
    • Presentation: Investigating the Relationship between Self-Compassion's Positive and Negative Subscales and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in a Military Population

 

 

Spring 2017

  

Student Scholarship Support

Coming Soon!

 

Student Travel Funds

  • Kiana Perez-Jimenez

    • Mentor: Dr. Ashley Allen
    • Presented: "Self-Compassionate and Social Preferences: Do Self-Compassionate People Favor Motivated Individual" at Society of Personality and Social Psychology Conference
  • Lea Tardanico
    • Mentor: Dr. Ashley Allen
    • Presented: "Self-Compassion and Motivated Others" at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Conference
  • Kimberly Taylor
    • Mentor: Dr. Ashley Allen
    • "I'm Poor! Can Self-compassion Protect Me? How Socioeconomic Status and Self-compassion Influence Academic Outcome and Affect" at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Conference
  • Sharon Ayioka
    • Mentor: Dr. John Parnell
    • Presented "Technology and Business Development in Sub-Saharan Africa" at the NAMS Conference

  

Fall 2016

 

Student Scholarship Support

  • Courtney Hockett

    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art
    • Project: "Experimenting with Pip Pens and Curating the results"
  •  Anisha McDowell
    • Mentor: Prof. Joseph Begnaud, Dept of Art
    • Project: "Manipulation of Self via Digital Media"
  • Carli Thompson
    • Mentor: Dr. Catherine Parisian
    • Project: "Transcribing and Encoding the Letters of Mary Russell Mitford from 1811 for Web Publication"
  • Courtney Hockett
    • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Dept of Art
    • Project: "Experimenting with the Art of Aquascaping and Creating a Living Educational Biorama"
  • Robbie Juel

    • Mentor: Dr. Lisa Kelly, Dept of Biology
    • Project: "An Analysis of the Vascular Flora of Sampson’s Landing, Robeson County, North Carolina"
  • Vivienne-Sarai Leaven

    • Mentor: Dr. John Labadie, Dept of Art
    • Project: "Teaching the Foundations of Animation: From Concept to Completion"

Student Travel Funds

  • Dr. Serina Cinnamon

    • Laura Spillman, Mark Czechowski, Alta Davis, Zachary Freeman and Jared Kaiser
    • National Council for Social Studies Conference, Washington D.C.

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