2012 CURO Summer Fellows Announced
Twenty-two University of Georgia undergraduates are awarded 2012 CURO Summer Research Fellowships. Through this funded opportunity, these undergraduate researchers will pursue investigative experiences in a faculty-guided research environment thanks to UGA's Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.
With support and advice from their faculty research mentors, the students spend the summer engaged in intensive, hands-on research projects in a variety of disciplines, including ecology, microbiology and history. The students also earn academic credit and are invited to submit their research for presentation at the CURO Symposium, the annual undergraduate research event held each spring.
"CURO Summer Fellows have the benefit of an intensive, immersive research opportunity, and through interaction with each other, they discover how research is approached in different disciplines," said David S. Williams, associate provost and director of UGA's Honors Program. "We are grateful for the strong support of the faculty members who will be mentoring the students this summer."
The 2012 CURO Summer Research Fellowships are sponsored by UGA's Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Instruction, Office of the Vice President for Research, the Alumni Association, the Honors Program, and the Jane and Bill Young Summer Research Fellowship.
The 2012 CURO Summer Research Fellows are (Fellow/Faculty Mentor, Department):
William Austin/Dr. William Kisaalita, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Conner Blackwell/Dr. Boris Striepen, Cellular Biology
Stephen Bocarro/Dr. Jacek Gaertig, Cellular Biology
Hope Foskey/Dr. James Lauderdale, Cellular Biology
Terese Gagnon/Dr. Virginia Nazarea, Anthropology
Devon Humphreys/Dr. Kelly Dyer, Genetics
Emily Kopp/Dr. Chris Cornwell, Economics
Brittany McGrue/Dr. Megan Lee, Furnishings and Interiors
Tuan Nguyen/Dr. Natrajan Kannan, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phillip Ogea/Dr. Arthur Roberts, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
Ronke Olowojesiku/Dr. Nicole Gottdenker, Pathology
Babajide Oluwadare/Dr. Duncan Krause, Infectious Diseases
Elliot Outland/Dr. William Dennis, Physics and Astronomy
David Parker, Dr. Jennifer McDowell, Psychology
Ani Popp/Dr. Dorothy Fragaszy, Psychology
Cameron Prybol/Dr. John Pickering, Odum School of Ecology
Nicholas Richwagen/Dr. K.C. Das, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
John Rodriguez/Dr. Donald Nelson, Anthropology
Cole Skinner/Dr. Michael Terns & Dr. Rebecca Terns, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brittany Truitt/Dr. Michael Tiemeyer, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Stephanie Wilding/Dr. Brian Cummings, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
Anna Wilson/Dr. William Kretzschmar, English
Author: Matt Jordan, CURO Program Coordinator.