Please join the Great Lakes Research Center in congratulating the Spring 2022 GLRC Student Research and Travel Grant recipients.
The GLRC student grants are intended to provide undergraduate and graduate students advised by GLRC members an opportunity to gain experience in writing competitive grants, to perform research they would not be able to attempt due to funding limitations or to travel to a professional conference to present a poster or paper about their research.
Student grants also provide seed research data for advisors to use in pursuing externally funded research support, and travel grants help amplify areas of research expertise at Michigan Tech. Funded students are expected to participate/volunteer for at least one GLRC activity during the grant period.
- Michelle Kelly, Ph.D. student — Biological Sciences
GLRC member advisor: Amy Marcarelli
Research proposal: “Quantifying whole-stream denitrification and nitrogen fixation with integrated modeling of N2 and O2 fluxes”
- John McCall, M.S. student — Biological Sciences
GLRC member advisor: Gordon Paterson
Research proposal: “Evaluating genotoxicity of mine tailings (“Stamp Sands”) on two game fish in a spawning reef in Lake Superior (MI)”
- Benjamin Reuss, M.S. student — Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
GLRC member advisor: Cory McDonald
Research proposal: “Effects of Climate Change on Polymictic Lakes: A Case Study of Goose Lake, Marquette Co. MI”
- Laura Schaerer, Ph.D. student — Biological Sciences
GLRC member advisor: Stephen Techtmann
Research proposal: “Impact of Diversity on Resistance to Invasion in Plastic Degrading Microbial Communities”
- Gary Swain, M.S. student — Biological Sciences
GLRC member advisor: Charles Kerfoot
Research proposal: “Stamp Sand Toxicity LD50 Test using Daphnia”
- Tessa Tormoen, B.S. student — Biological Sciences
GLRC member advisor: Jill Olin
Research proposal: “Using DNA Metabarcoding to Evaluate Resource Partitioning Among Two Sympatric Tilefish”
- Aritra Chakrabarty, Ph.D. student — Social Sciences
GLRC member advisor: Richelle Winkler
Event: International Public Policy Association: Third Workshop on Public Policy
Presentation: “Decentralized Climate Policy: Role of Community in Policy Making”
- Carleigh Lenard, B.S. student — Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
GLRC member advisor: John Lenters
Event: Advancing Earth and Space Science, ASLO, The Oceanography Society
Presentation: “Assessing the Accuracy of Wave-Derived Wind Velocity Data Collected by Spotter Buoys on the Great Lakes”
- Julia Petersen, Ph.D. student — Social Sciences
GLRC member advisors: Nancy Langston and Richelle Winkler
Event: Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2022
Paper: “Pandemic Migration in Rural America” co-authored with Winkler,
who will present it at an oral session titled “Covid-19 in Rural America.”
GLRC Student Travel Grant applications are accepted anytime and reviewed on the last Friday of each month. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of travel.
GLRC Student Research Grant applications are accepted three times each year: November 1, March 1 and July 1.
By the Great Lakes Research Center.