Nebraska EPSCoR awards grants for 2019 research at state’s small colleges/universities

March 27, 2020

Nebraska EPSCoR announces funding recipients for Small College Undergraduate Research Experiences in 2020

Grants add faculty-led undergraduate research at state’s small colleges/universities

To increase undergraduate research opportunities at Nebraska’s smaller colleges and universities, Nebraska EPSCoR offers funding up to $5,000 per project for collaborations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas. Faculty and students involved in the selected proposals report their project results to Nebraska EPSCoR and often present their research in scientific publications and at conferences. Recipients for 2020 are:

  • Dr. Maria Becker, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Dept. of Physics
    Acoustic Double-Slit Experiment: A Quantum Mechanical Analogue to Investigate Decoherence in Quantum Systems
  • Dr. Erin Doyle, Doane University, Dept. of Biology
    Incorporation of Transcriptome and Genetic Variation Data Into a Computational Prediction Workflow to Identify Disease Resistance Genes in Rice
  • Dr. Lauren Gillespie, Central Community College, Dept. of Biology
    Partial Albinism Discovered in a Nebraska Barn Swallow Population
  • Dr. Nicholas Hobbs, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Dept. of Biology
    Effect of Food Availability on Anxiety and Gonadal Hormones and Their Receptors in Mice
  • Dr. Katherine Moen, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Dept. of Psychology
    I Can’t Forget You: Memory Stability and Motivated Forgetting
  • Dr. Jason Price, Wayne State College, Physical Sciences and Mathematics
    Constraining Timing of an Abrupt Increase in Phosphorus to Aquatic Ecosystems of the Loch Vale Watershed, Colorado During the Younger Dryas: an Analog for Present-Day Climate Change

Funding is provided through National Science Foundation awards, including OIA#1557417. The next funding opportunity in this annual competitive selection process will be posted at Nebraska EPSCoR’s Request for Proposals page in Fall 2020; for more information about this program, see ###