Graduate Studies

New Presidential Research Grant Recipients

Graduate Presidential Research Grants are awarded three times per year, corresponding with the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer semesters.

Four students received awards for Winter 2012 research, ranging from $578 to $1000.00. At the present time, their research is underway and should be completed soon after the semester end, with their final reports submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies by July 1, 2012.

Eight out of twelve applicants received awards for Spring/Summer 2012 research, all of which were awarded close to or at the maximum award of $1,000.00.  

Award recipients are listed below, along with their graduate research advisors.
 

Winter 2012 Grant Recipients
Nicole Horne, Grant Recipient

HORNE, Nicole. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biology-Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Dr. Bopiaih Biddanda.
Title: Assessing the Efficacy of Biosand Filters in the Removal of Toxic Materials


MARTIN, Laurelin. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biology-Natural Resources Management. Advisor: Dr. Neil MacDonald.
Title: Biodiversity Establishment in a Native Prairie Restoration: Assessing the Impacts of Centaurea Maculosa Control

PAGE, Kathryn. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biomedical Science. Advisor: Dr. Dan Bergman.
Title: Effects of Nonylphenol on Mate Recognition by the Crayfish, Orconectes Propinquus

SISSON, Andrew. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biology-Aquatic Sciences. Advisor: Dr. Rick Rediske.
Title: Testing Field Practice of the Biosand Point of Use Water Filtration System Performance in the Laboratory
 

Spring/Summer 2012 Grant Recipients


Gereaux, Leon. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biology-Aquatic Biology. Advisor: Dr. Bopaiah Biddanda.
Title: Earth's Eyes: A Time -Series Lake Observatory for Tracking Ecosystem Change

Green, Josh. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Biology – Natural Resources Management. Advisor: Dr. Shaily Menon.
Title: American Marten (Martes americana) Habitat Suitability Analysis with Predicted effects of climate change at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Hillman, Tamara. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Biology – Natural Resources Management. Advisor: Dr. Paul Keenlance.
Title: Population Estimate of American Marten in Michigan's Lower Peninsula Using Noninvasive Hair Snares

Martin, Alynn. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Biology. Advisor: Dr. Amy Russell.
Title: Analyzing population limits and gene flow in perimyotis subflavus with application to white nose syndrome

Neal, James.  College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Biology. Advisor: Dr. James Dunn.
Title: Evaluating the success of wetland mitigation along M-6

Schmidt, Thomas.  College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Biology.Advisor: Dr. Gary Greer.
Title: Predictive niche modeling of pteridophyte community reestablishment in secondary forests of Puerto Rico

Testori, Marian. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Cell and Molecular Biology. Advisor: Dr. Dawn Hart.
Title: The interaction of Midland and F-actin in fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Zhu, Huijing. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Cell and Molecular Biology. Advisor: Dr. Sheila Blackman.
Title: Sleeping Beauties: Understanding the Contribution of the Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins to Survival in Dormant Orchid Seeds

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