The Ohio University Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) program has announced the student recipients of it's fall 2021 program. The PURF program has awarded 13 students from the College of Fine Arts over $14K in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work.
The program received 52 proposals in the fall 2021 cycle, and a total of 28 students were awarded support. The Provost Undergraduate Research Fund awards are administered by the Research Division.
Congrats to our students from the Schools of Art + Design and Music, recognized for their creative research proposals developed this fall in collaboration with faculty mentors and peers.
Awardees from the College of Fine Arts:
School of Art + Design, College of Fine Arts
McKayla Biniker (mentor: Brad Schwieger) received $661 for "A Women's Choice"
Naila Latham (mentor: Cassidy Brauner) received $1,267 for "Smoke Brain"
Jade Lewis (mentor: Brad Schwieger) received 1,027 for "Fragmented Artifacts"
Nick Licata (mentor: David LaPalombara) received $1,358 for "Normalizing Queer Expression"
Molly Marek (mentor: Shelley Gruendler) received $1,473 for "Environmental Disaster Vessels"
Abby Martin (mentor: John Sabraw) received $1,395 for "It's Just Not Fair"
Abigail Pennington (mentor: David LaPalombara) received $656 for "Lucid Dreaming"
Katie Schroeder (mentor: Jennie Klein) received $586 for "Something in the Water"
Mallory Stowe (mentor: John Sabraw) received $1,435.57 for "Painting the People of Sunday Creek"
Caleb Sunderhaus (mentor: John Sabraw) received $1,293 for "What the Cloud Doeth"
Kristy Vargo (mentor: Tom Bartel) received $1,500 for "Why is it Still Raining?"
Jessica Zhao (mentor: David LaPalombara) received $1,192.74 for "Caught in the Middle"
School of Music, Honors Tutorial College
Taae Hamid (mentor: Christopher Fisher) received $306 for "Classical Music Performance in Southeastern Ohio"
Read the full University Provost Awards story.