Students in the College of Science had another rewarding summer of research, thanks to the financial support from SURE Science scholarships. In 2018, 38 students received $5,500 each for a total of $209K. This is a substantial increase from previous years, thanks to a generous contribution to the 2018 SURE Science program, which is supported by generous science alumni and friends.
SURE Science is a competitive program designed to support undergraduate summer research opportunities for College of Science students, which can be invaluable for student success. Besides the hands-on learning experience, students build connections with world-class scientists and are able to actively participate in groundbreaking research. The award is most appreciated by students who already have jobs working in labs during the school year, and use the scholarship to be able to stay and work in Corvallis when they could not otherwise.
Beginning last year, students were able to participate in an information session geared to help them make the most of the research opportunities available on campus. Additionally, they will participate in three valuable professional development workshops:
- Team dynamics
- Scientific writing and presentations
- Informal scientific communication
What makes these workshops so important is that they provide a critical link between the knowledge learned in the classroom and the work they are conducting on a professional level. This prepares students for graduate school or a professional job upon graduation.
As always, students gain valuable experience by presenting their work in a professional setting. For example, several SURE Science scholars presented their research posters at the College’s Fall Faculty and Staff Awards this month.
While SURE Science is only open to undergraduate majors in the College of Science, several SURE Science scholars have faculty mentors from departments in the Colleges of Public Health and Agricultural Sciences.
Congratulations to these impressive SURE Science Scholars!
2018 SURE Science Scholars
|1||Nicolas Arevalo||Mathematics||Sastry Pantula|
|2||Molly Austin||Chemistry||Sandra Loesgen|
|3||Carlos Avendano||Biology||Bruce Menge|
|4||Connor Bailey||Chemistry||Claudia Maier|
|5||Andrew Baker||Biochemistry||Molly Burke|
|6||David Bemis||Chemistry||Vincent T. Remcho|
|7||Sophia Bethel||Biology||Michael Freitag|
|8||Jenna Beyer||Biochemistry||Richard Cooley|
|9||Rebekah Cleary||Biochemistry||Dee Denver|
|10||Zachary Colbert||Physics||Matt W. Graham|
|11||Andrew Collins||Physics||Ethan Minot|
|12||Jamison Cozart||Microbiology||Martin Schuster|
|13||Lam Duc||BioHealth Sciences||Alvaro Estevez|
|14||Joseph Edgerton||Biology||Jeff Chang|
|15||Clark Embleton||Physics||Ethan Minot|
|16||Mary English||Microbiology||Ryan Mueller|
|17||Franco Felix||Biology||Michael Bouin|
|18||Brooke Frey||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Arup Indra|
|19||Samuel Fu||Biology||Jaga Giebultowicz|
|20||Sonia Grutzius||Biochemistry & Biophysics||Ryan Mehl|
|21||Kaito Hioki||Biochemistry & Biophysics||Andrey Morgun|
|22||Lylan Ho||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Wei Kong|
|23||Tera Hurst||BioHealth Sciences||Emily Ho|
|24||Sophia Jadzak||Microbiology||Stephen Atkinson|
|25||Marija Jozic||Biology||Andrew Annalora|
|26||Nadia King||Biology||Shauna Tominey|
|27||Austin Martin||Microbiology||Maude David|
|28||Blake Migaki||BioHealth Sciences||Gary Merrill|
|29||Cocoro Nagasaka||Chemistry||May Nyman|
|30||Elora Ormand||Zoology||Rebecca Terry|
|31||Mikayla Pivec||BioHealth Sciences||Kelly D. Chandler|
|32||Tristan Reynolds||Chemistry||Douglas A. Keszler|
|33||Rachel Sousa||Math||Cory Simon|
|34||Sean Trobaugh||Biology||Virginia Weis|
|35||Oliver Valdivia Camacho||Biochemistry & Biophysics||Maria Clara Franco|
|36||Daniel Whittle||Biochemistry & Biophysics||Adrian F. Gombart|
|37||Kaseylin Yoke||Physics||Heidi Schellman|
|38||Bahiya Zahl||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Steven Strauss|