PURC Center

2010-2011 Grant Recipients

SUMMER 2011 PURC-NASNTI STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

The PURC Center and the Native American Serving NonTribal Intuitions (NASNTI) grant joined forces to offer paid summer internship/research assistantships for Summer 2011. Each proposal was qualified, interesting, and provided important opportunities for student engagement, which made selection very difficult. Thanks to all who applied.

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

  • Mr. George Harrison, Dept. of Mass Communications
    • Project: The Use of Native American Athletic Mascots, Nicknames, Logos, and Imagery in America's Universities:  An Opportunity for Public Relations Practitioners to Build Mutual Understanding.
    • Student Assistant:Elizabeth Locklear, Junior 
                      Major: Public Relations
  • Dr. Timothy Hayes, Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    • Project: Crime and Violence in North Carolina
    • Student Assistant:  Kellie Van Dyke, Junior
                      Major: Criminal Justice
    • Student Assistant: Rebekah Oxendine, Senior
                 Major: Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, Dept. of American Indian Studies
    • Project: Rural high school student's perception of the college application process
    • Student Assistant: Lindsay Brock, Senior
                      Major: Social Work
  • Dr. Jaime Martinez, Dept. of History
    • Project: Wilmington During the Civil War
    • Student Assistant:  Rebecca Davis, Junior
                      Major: History
  • Dr. Maria Pereira, Dept. of Biology
    • Project: Staple Crops Germination and Growth Rates Affected by Ultrasound and Magnetic Fields
    • Student Assistant: Maria Lea Chavis, Sophomore
                      Major: Elementary Education
    • Student Assistant: Rebecca F. Panter, Senior
              Major: Chemistry
  • Dr. Meredith Storms, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics
    • Project: Ready, Set, Read: Teaching Science With Children’s Literature
    • Student Assistant:  Michelle Campbell, Junior
                      Major: Elementary Education
  • Drs. Rose Stremlau and Jaime Martinez, Depts. of History and AIS
    • Project: The Lumbee Veterans Project
    • Student Assistant:  James Brigman, Senior 
                      Major: History

2010-11 STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS

STUDENT NAME

FACULTY MENTOR

MEETING

Joanna Cooper

Ben Bahr

Neuroscience 2010

Project Title: Amplitude-specific AMPA receptor modulator protects against excitotoxicity in hippocampus and is well tolerated with respect to stable GluR subunit levels after prolonged treatment.

 

Kimberly Brassard

Brian Postek

21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Project Title: Catalyzing the reaction: high school seniors --> college chemists

 

Floyd Inman, III

Len Holmes

2010 Meeting of the North Carolina Branch of the American Society for Microbiology

Project Title: Symbiotic Properties of the Entomopathogenic Bacterium,Photorhabdus luminescens, and its Nematode Partner, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora.

 

Annette Hagens

Hanmer & Mandjiny

2010 Geological Society of America

Project Title: Sorption Characteristics of Imidacloprid on Biochar

 

Cheron McMullen

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Ryan Wise

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Lonnie Cox

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Kim Stepp

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Troy Cotten

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Wellington Howard

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Kim Brassard

Teagan Decker

Writing Center Fall 2010 Conference

Project Title: Assessing and Adapting to the needs of Non-tradaitional Students in the Writing Center

 

Stephanie Edwards

Marilu Santos

2010 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Project Title: Prevalence of Phenol Resistant Bacteria in a Biochar Farm in Claden County, NC

 

Armando Corona, Cynthia Correa, Josh Ellerbe, Nicholus Faulkner, Austin Griffen, Rebecca Howell, Daisy Irra, Jasmine Rowlett

Bahr, Brandon, Flowers, Mandjiny, Poage, Sellers

2010 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

 

 

Laurie Bryant

Lee Phillips

Annual Meeting of the SE Section of the Geological Society of America

Project Title: Characterization of the Orangeburg Scarp boundary by mapping density and distribution of Carolina Bays in Hoke County, NC

 

Anna Sanford

Lee Phillips

Annual Meeting of the SE Section of the Geological Society of America

Project Title: Delineating the Orangeburg Scarp in Scotland County, NC by mapping the westernmost extent of Carolina Bays

 

Amanda Kuhfahl

Kally Charlton

2011 Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention

Project Title: That sexy elf: How do we evaluate online characters?