Student awards, scholarships and fellowships are an important part of what makes the College Of Science a special place that is full of opportunities for research, discovery and sharing. In fact each year dozens of students in our college, from each department, are recognized for their outstanding efforts inside the classroom, in the lab and in field. Students are selected for various awards based on their experience, passion, research and project goals, and support from faculty member. Also taken into consideration is how well a student’s research or project goals match up to current award opportunities available.
Brian and Gayle Hill Undergraduate Research FellowshipsFor example, competition for this year’s Brian and Gayle Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships was extremely tight because of the number of applications received and the volume of high-caliber students seeking these awards. The four proposals selected for this year's Hill Fellowships are:
- Dale Guenther (Chemistry, working with Professor Patrick Hrdlicka), "Development of C5-Functionalized LNA for Enabling Therapuetic Applications"
- Eben Blake Hodgin (Geology, working with Professor Jerry Fairley), "Geomorphology Research Proposal in Baker County, Oregon: Investigating a Flood Event"
- Laurel Pegorsch (Biology, working with Professor Deb Stenkamp), "Environmental Teratogens and Microphthalmia"
- Chris Roske (Chemistry, working with Professor Tom Bitterwolf), "Mesoporous Silica Drug Delivery Material"
Contact faculty and staff members in your department as well as your advisor for more information about other student awards and opportunities available.