Provost Congratulates Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Recipients

Mar. 8, 2016

Student/Faculty Research Grant
Left photo, L to R: Beltran Torres, Raphael Makarewicz, Provost Schuster and Nathan Coleman. Right photo, L to R: Seth Stevenson, Karen Opp (2015 recipient), Provost Schuster, Jesse Koons and Rosemary Jones.

Provost Julian Schuster recently met with several student researchers to congratulate them on the acceptance of their Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant proposals.
The Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program, ffunded by the Office of the Provost, provides assistance to current undergraduate students conducting research under the direction of a faculty member that results in a work product. Collaborative research is an activity that is recognized as providing high impact learning, offering students the opportunity to gain insight and experience into their professional or research fields and to develop relevant skills.
Now in its third year, the Grant Program has funded more than 50 research and creative projects. Many students have presented their research at conferences like the Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference sponsored by Webster, as well as at professional conferences in other cities.
Applications are reviewed twice each academic year by a Grant Program committee. This academic year, applications are due no later than Friday, April 1, 2016, for funding to be used in Summer/Fall 2016.  For more information, visit the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program page.

Congratulations to all Spring 2016 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant recipients:

  • Nathan Coleman, The introduction of keyboard instruments into Latin American Society, International Languages and Cultures/Music, faculty mentors Silvia Navia and Jeffrey Carter
  • Vaughn Davis, Non-Violence Neon Lights, Art, Design and Art History, faculty mentor Tate Foley
  • Joshua Embry, Bacteriophage, Biological Sciences, faculty mentor Mary Preuss
  • Melanie Harvengt, The Living Space (A choreographic exploration of current events), Dance, faculty mentor James Robey
  • Rosemarie Jones, Listening to the Other Within: Developing Irigaray’s Approach to Subjectivity, Philosophy, faculty mentor Kate Parsons
  • Jesse Koons, Post-War Reconciliation in Refugee Communities: the Experience of the American Bosniak Diaspora, History, Politics and International Relations, faculty mentor Amanda Rosen
  • Raphael Makarewicz, Gaslight Square: Autopsy of an arts district, Music, faculty mentor David Werfelmann
  • Kayla Miller, Bacteriophage, Biological Sciences, faculty mentor Mary Preuss
  • Tara Pavić, Communicating Affection through Facebook: Sex Differences and Comparison with Face-to-Face Interactions, Psychology, faculty mentor Marc Mehu
  • Hannah Price, Student Perceptions of the Global Citizenship Program, Dance, faculty mentor Bruce Umbaugh
  • Evan Smith, Connections, Art, Design and Art History, faculty mentor Brian Zimmerman
  • Seth Stevenson, Performance of Originally Composed Music, Music, faculty mentor Kim Portnoy
  • Beltran Torres, Magnetoreception and light response of western harvester ants, Biological Sciences, faculty mentors Ravin Kodikara and Victoria Brown-Kennerly
  • Shelby Wratchford, French Collections at Kemper Art Museum, International Languages and Cultures, faculty mentor Lionel Cuillé


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