Day: April 1, 2013

SURF Awards 2013

SURF 2013This summer, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) will fund 26 students from across the University with funds from the Vice President for Research, the Honors Institute, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, the Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute, and the Department of Physics. The total funding for the program this year is $85,800.

From Tech Today.

Recipients from Physics are Joseph Charnawskas, Mick Small, Angela Small, and Kevin Rocheleau. Audra Winter in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Madeline Topitzes in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are SURF 2013 award recipients. Marie Rene Mets in Exercise Science, Michael Johnson III in Mathematics, Kimberly Stanke in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Adam Cary in Biological Sciences will also receive awards.


World Water Day Poster Awards

Miles CorcoranThe Center for Water & Society World Water Day poster competition was held at the Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday March 21, 2013. Awards were made in two categories: Original Research (presentation of thesis or project research) and Coursework/Informational (presentation of coursework or literature-based research). CWS Faculty presented a showcase of CWS research, followed by A dinner in the Atrium overlooking the lake.

Miles Corcoran received the First Place Award Original Research for “Respiration and Consumption Rates of Lake Superior Diporeia.” His advisor is associate professor of biological sciences Nancy Auer.

Nancy Auer’s BL4465 Biological Oceanography class placed first in the Coursework/Informational category:

First Place
“Plastic and Pharmaceutical Accumulation in the Great Lakes: A Local Problem with Global Impacts”
Presenter: Barbara Michel, BL4465 Biological Oceanography (Barbara Michel, Jade Ortiz, Amanda Miller, Kyle Schueller, Melissa Patterson, Eryn Grupido, Eric Dipping, Erin Collins)
Advisor: Nancy Auer

Many excellent posters were presented at World Water Day 2013.