Nebraska EPSCoR awards grants for 2021 research at state’s small colleges/universities

March 27, 2021

Nebraska EPSCoR announces funding recipients for Small College Undergraduate Research Experiences in 2021

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 2021 are:

  • Dr. Dane Bowder, Doane University, Dept. of Biology
    Investigation of MxB and APOBEC3C as Restriction Factors of Cyprinid Herpesvirus-3
  • Dr. Haishi Cao, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Dept. of Biology
    Investigating the role of H2S in cancer cells by using nanoparticle based fluorescence sensors
  • Dr. Dirk Charlson, Central Community College, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences
    Utilizing Unmanned Aerial System-Aquired Aerial Imagery in Urban Forestry
  • Dr. Blake Colclasure, Doane University, Dept. of Environmental and Earth Sciences
    Voices in Graduate School and the Workforce: A Qualitative Study on the Value of the Undergraduate Research Experience in STEM at a PUI
  • Dr. Katherine Moen, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Dept. of Psychology
    I Can’t Forget You: Memory Stability and Motivated Forgetting
  • Dr. Stacie Turnbull, York College, Department of Biology
    Areas of the Upper Big Blue River and the Issue of Excess Nitrogen (and Other Pollutants) in Groundwater

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 ###