Center for Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship CLAS Winners

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) awarded their annual Summer Fellowship grants recently, with four College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) students out of 17 total awardees receiving this honor. Each student is given $3,000 to further their research in the coming months.

The winners are:

Gwyneth Roberts, a mathematics major working with advisor Laura Ross, Asst. Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her project is entitled, “An analytical model of tidal propagation and volume transport in a shallow and narrow estuary: an application of the Navier-Stokes equation”.

Timothy Bruce, computer science major, working with advisor Justin Dimmel, Asst. Prof. of Mathematics Education and Instructional Technology. Timothy and Justin are working on research entitled “Geometrical Solar System”.

Ashleigh Beaulieu, psychology major working with advisor Kristy Townsend, Asst. Prof. of Neurobiology. The pair’s research is called, “Using Mouse Behavioral Assays to Detect Differences in Olfactory Bulb Neurogenesis”.

Joseph Haney, computer science major working with advisor Justin Dimmel. They research is on “Locomotion within immersive Rendered Environment”.

All of these students worked with faculty advisors who are not within CLAS, showcasing the interdisciplinary strengths that our college provides. Interestingly enough, earlier in the semester, seniors from various majors within CLAS were asked their thoughts on what the greatest benefit to being a CLAS student was. Out of ~100 responses, a major trend that emerged was the ability to pair a CLAS major with a non-CLAS minor, or to focus areas of study in various disciplines.

These Fellowship Award Winners showcase the ability to utilize all disciplines that is so valued in a CLAS degree. Congratulations to all the winners on campus.