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Original Work Grant and Travel Award Recipients

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The Original Work Grant (OWG) supports research and creative work. It is intended to fund direct, project-related expenses such as travel, lodging, materials, and equipment related to research.

The Travel Award (TA) supports travel to present original work, including research and creative works. The Travel Award is intended to enhance graduate education through participation in seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Click the sections below for recipient lists for each award per term for this academic year.

2021 Fall Original Work Grant (OWG) Recipients

Name Degree Program Title of Proposal
Deependra Budhathoki Mathematics Education Formative Assessment in Entry-Level Undergraduate Quantitative Reasoning
Remington Burwell Plant Biology Field investigations to complete integrative taxonomic studies of the Affinis and Edulis groups of Viola
Roseanna Crowell Plant Biology Phylogeography of the freshwater red alga Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) in eastern North America
Madeline Deshazer Clinical Psychology  Understanding Factors that Moderate the Relationship Between Student ADHD Behaviors and Teacher Stress
Nichole Mazzone Environmental Studies The Effects of Subtrate on Treatment Efficiency of Vertical Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands in Cold Climate
Hattie Phillips Printmaking Artificial Recollection: Deconstructing Memory
Akshayaa Venkataraghavan Plant Biology Elucidating the glucuronidation mechanism of heteroxylan in monocots
Brian Waldron Biological Sciences How did woodland salamanders respond to ancient climate change?  Post-glacial expansion of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander
Emily Watts Biological Sciences The effects of gene flow on range limit evolution in the Cumberland Plateau salamander, Plethodon kentucki

2021 Fall Travel Award Recipients

Name Degree Program
Richa Bhatia Counselor Education
Madison Burris Physical Therapy
Chiderah Jessica Chukwuka Chemical Engineering
Kubra Civan Counselor Education
Roseanna Crowell Plant Biology
Marissa Dyck Biological Sciences
Andrew Fernandez Sculpture
James Kelly COMS - Health Communication
Md Nazimuddin Chemistry
Sarah Newkirk Physical Therapy
Babatunde Ibrahim Ojoawo Chemical Engineering
Hattie Phillips Printmaking
Abigail Schneider Printmaking
Xiaorui Sun Instructional Technology
Matthew Vince Chemistry
Taylor Wester Physical Therapy 

2022 Spring Original Work Grant (OWG) Recipients

Name Degree Program Title of Proposal
Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe Higher Education and Student Affairs By the Numbers and from their Own Voices: Identifying and Understanding Pathways to Student Thriving at a Public University in Benin. 
Nancin Yusufu Dadem Communication Studies Advancing Social Support Through Interpersonal Communication to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening in North-Central Nigeria
Wren Edwards Biological Sciences The use of wild and cultivated plants for Buraiga chimpanzees in Kibale National Park
Alyssa Embry Theater  Accessible Arts Project 
Tyler Goerge Biological Sciences Assessing the influence of heat hardening on boldness behavior in tree lizards
Robert Green History  The Curtain Falls: Cambodia and the Collapse of American Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia, 1969-1973
Andrew Howard History  Fixing the 'Happy Valley': British Sentimentality and Their Era of Preponderance in Kashmir, 1884-1925
Iman Ikram Communication Studies Evaluation of relationship between men and their willingness to communicate about menstruation: Mediating and moderating factors
Freda Akosua Lekey Communication Studies Cultural Construction of Infertility: The Embodied Experience of Involuntary Childless Women in Ghana
Selene Charnelle Lisbey Geological Science Testing relationships between "hot" and "cold" HP/LT metamorphic rocks in the Rio San Juan and Samana Metamorphic Complexes, Dominican Republic
Kathleen Madsen Environmental and Plant  Biology The Fitness Consequences of Gypsum Endemism
Khairun Nahar Biochemistry Development of photo-affinity label peptides for mapping therapeutically-relevant protein-protein interactions
Gbolaga Oluwasegun Olanrewaju Molecular and Cellular Biology  Investigating the Optimal Protocol for Fixing Protein Cysteine-S-Nitorsation in Arabidopsis
Daniel Asamoah Opoku Graphic Design Identimatics: Deciphering the Mathematical Grammar of Kente Patterns
Brooke Ripley Painting & Drawing Revival Tract

2022 Spring Travel Awards Recipients

Name Degree Program
Zachary Arnett Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Samba Bah Higher Education and Students Affairs
Ellie Becklund Plant Biology
Nancin Yusufu Dadem Health Communication 
Emily Davis Molecular and Cellular Biology
Marissa Dyck Biological Sciences
Melanie Kasaris Osteopathic Medicine
Shiya Liu Counseling and Higher Education
Christian McCall History
Ryan McKnight Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Jacob Murphy Physics
Khairun Nahar Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kehinde Moyosola Ositimehin Environmental Studies
Stefana Rafiroiu Osteopathic Medicine
Hammad Ur Rehman Mechanical Engineering
Ashley Rutkowski Costume Technology
William Schuerman Photography
Jingwen Song Molecular and Cellular Biology
Christopher St. John Ceramics
Xiaorui Sun Instructional Technology
Cassandra Thompson Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Ashley Tudder Experimental Health Psychology
Brian Waldron Biological Sciences
Nicholas Whitticar Translational Biomedical Sciences
Jordan Zdinak History
Yiyue Zhang Experimental Psychology

2022 Summer Travel Awards Recipients

Coming soon!