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Stout University Foundation supports research with special grants

April 23, 2013

Seven University of Wisconsin-Stout students benefited during the 2012-13 academic year from special research grants awarded by the Stout University Foundation.

The Foundation Board and Funding Committee, with support from Research Services at UW-Stout, approved $10,000 for Opportunities for Undergraduate Student Research grants. Part of the funding also will go toward the annual campus Research Day and awards ceremony Tuesday, April 30.

Three students received summer research stipends. Four others received travel funding to co-present their research with advisers at national conferences.

The students also will present their research and discuss their experiences Saturday, April 27, on campus at the Foundation Board meeting.

Stout University Foundation“The Foundation is extremely pleased to see how well its recent grant was utilized for undergraduate student research at UW-Stout. In making this grant, our Funding Committee wished to invest in undergraduate research because it was convinced this was an increasingly important dimension to the undergraduate UW-Stout experience,” said Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing.

“We are delighted to learn of the diverse research projects and outcomes resulting from summer research and travel grant awards. We thank the students for their participation and Research Services for an excellent job in stewarding these Foundation grant funds.”

Summer research grants were awarded to:

•   Kimberly Kadlec, of Menomonie, with adviser Jennifer Grant, biology, for “Utilizing Oxidizers to Destroy Microcystin and Measuring Success Rates Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry”

•   Michael Krueger, of Milwaukee, with adviser Jim Burritt, biology, for “Telomere-specific Effect of Chaga Extract on HFF1 Cells”

•   Dylan Meyer, of Lake Elmo, Minn., with adviser Jennifer Grant, biology, for “Determining Rates of Peptide Citrullination Representing Glial Fibrillary Acidic Proteins in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis”

Travel grants were awarded to:

•   Amber Booth, of Spooner, with adviser Julie Zaloudek, human development and family studies. They presented “No Special Accommodations Needed: Universal Design for Online Learning,” at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Phoenix.

•   Brock Bollin, of Litchfield, Minn., and Hillary Noll, of Plymouth, Minn., with adviser Sarah Wood, psychology. They presented “Don’t Tell Anyone … The Influences of Anticipatory Cues on Self-Report of Psychological Responses to Revelations of Secret Information,” at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in New Orleans.

•   Noah Holzman, of Fond du Lac, with adviser John Kirk, chemistry. They presented “Gold-Silica Nanoparticles for Chemical Sensing,” at the American Chemical Society National Conference in New Orleans.

For more information, go to Stout University Foundation and Research Services.

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