Spring 2014 Recipients for Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

| March 28, 2014
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The Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants support undergraduate student research under the direction of a faculty member.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, awarded for the Spring 2014 semester. The grant provides assistance to undergraduate students conducting research that results in a work product and that is done under the direction of a faculty member. It offers students the opportunity to gain insight and experience into their professional or research fields and to develop real-world skills.

Spring 2014 Recipients
  • Melissa George, international human rights major, is exploring the gender gap in statelessness, with faculty sponsor Lindsey Kingston.
  • Sarah Graham, biological sciences major, is studying the influence of footrests on lower leg volume and psychological fatigue following prolonged standing, with faculty sponsor Mary Preuss.
  • Jeanette Guellil, international human rights major, is exploring the connection between making a purchase from a social enterprise and participating in human rights activism, with faculty sponsor Lindsey Kingston.
  • Emily Mason, who is majoring in psychology and women & gender studies, is researching thought pattern changes in participants of a Batterer’s Intervention Program, with faculty sponsor Don Conway-Long.
  • Sara McMullin, psychology major, is investigating the physiological stress response of anti-obesity advertisement among adults, with faculty sponsor Eric Goedereis.
  • Ian Simpson, psychology major, and Kayla Theberge, who is majoring in psychology and English with an emphasis in creative writing, are working together to research the implications of the rise in use of electronic (or “e”) cigarettes, with faculty sponsor Eric Goedereis.

“This diverse array of projects is a great start for this new grant opportunity for students,” said Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “I look forward to hearing of the results of these projects – the findings, of course, but also the ways in which these academic accomplishments are shared with the Webster community and beyond.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to take charge of their education and delve deeper into specific topics of interest,” said Preuss, assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department. “Providing resources for these projects is great for students.”

Applications for Summer and Fall Grants

Grants are awarded in two funding cycles each academic year. Applications for summer and fall 2014 will be accepted through May 1. For more information on this grant opportunity for students, visit the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant webpage.

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