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Chemistry Undergraduate and Graduate Students Recognized in Graduation & Awards Ceremony

At the Graduation Celebration & Student Awards Ceremony, held Friday, May 5, 2017, in the Jacobs Science Building, several undergraduate and graduate students were recognized.

 

Undergraduate Awards:

Freshman Chemistry Award: Jacqueline Kowalke

General Chemistry Excellence Award: Nathaniel Morgan, Grace Anderson

Hammond Leadership Award: Amir Kucharski

Hammond Undergraduate Service Award: Jumanah Mahmoud

William Meredith Riggs Award: Aaron Snell

Nancy J. Stafford Award: Sarah Gobel

Introduction to New Maps Plus

Why New Maps Plus?

The New Maps Plus graduate programs at the University of Kentucky offer students a challenging, intensive, digital mapping curriculum that emphasizes the acquisition of technical skills—coding, GIS, web development—while also preparing students to critically address the complexity of today’s information ecosystem.

Read more about how New Maps Plus is unique: newmapsplus.uky.edu/all-about

First Annual UK Postdoctoral Symposium

They conduct lab research and teach classes, but they are neither faculty nor graduate students. Postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs, serve an important role at UK, a research institution. However, they are scattered across various departments and have not always had an opportunity to meet and share their work.

Biology Graduate Student Receives Fellowship to Present at Genome 10K Conference

Melissa Keinath, a graduate student in the University of Kentucky Department of Biology, has been awarded a Genome 10K fellowship to attend the 2015 Genome 10K Conference

Students Win Boren Awards to Study Languages Critical to National Security

A Big Catch: Biology Ph.D. Student Paul Hime Snags an NSF Fellowship for his Evolutionary Genomic Work on Amphibians

Salamanders, one of the oldest lineages of extant animals, are beloved by Biology Ph.D. student, Paul Hime. Some of Hime’s research subjects, however, may not be on the top of everyone’s cute animal list.

Ribble Graduate Fellow Research Seminar "Two Novel Functions for Insm1 in Retinal Development"

  

Marie Forbes-Osborne is the 2012-13 recipient of the Gertrude Ribble Graduate Fellowship.  During this period, she published the results of her research project on the role of the Insm1a gene on zebrafish photoreceptor differentiation in the journal Developmental Biology.  Marie will present the current status and recent results of her continuing investigations.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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116 TH Morgan Bldg.
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Second Video in Kentucky EPSCoR Series Features VOEIS Project

In 2009, the Virtual Observatory And Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS) project was launched. Funded by an NSF EPSCoR grant, VOEIS united researchers at five universities in Kentucky and two universities in Montana to research the consequences of environmental changes in freshwater ecosystems.

Biology Graduate Student Awards & Accomplishments

Kudos to our graduate students for their many successes!


Spring 2018

Awards

Cagney Coomer (Morris Lab) received the Community Service Award at the 2017 Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit, MI and received the 2018 MLK Leadership Award from the Kentucky MLK Commission.

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR success stories: Schyler Nunziata

 

 

Schyler Nunziata is a first-year Ph.D. student in biology at the University of Kentucky, and she's just one of the young scientists that can testify to the impact of Kentucky's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as Kentucky EPSCoR. Nunziata, who works in David Weisrock's lab that combines genetics, genomics and evolutionary biology, received two grants from the National Science Foundation through EPSCoR. The first $5,000 grant, while she was a masters student at Eastern Kentucky University, funded her entire thesis project which involved collecting two lined salamanders, developing genetic markers, and genotyping the salamanders. The second grant, as a Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky, allowed her to prepare a pilot study. Nunziata says, "EPSCoR helps get students into research, helps develop them as scientists. For me, it allowed me to delve deeper into a field that I was interested in and find out what research was like and what a career in research would entail. EPSCoR has had a huge impact on my career path."

Visit the Weisrock Lab website - sweb.uky.edu/~dweis2/The_Weisrock_Lab/Front_Page.html

Kentucky EPSCoR has been the channel for over $430 million in research funding to the Commonwealth's academic institutions. Over 80 percent of this funding has been competitively won from federal research programs. In addition to supporting 1,400 research jobs and providing research training for over 2,300 students, this funding has created 21 research centers and major research initiatives on Kentucky's campuses. For more, visit kyepscor.org and kynsfepscor.org.

This story first appeared on UKNow, the University of Kentucky's official news source. Visit uky.edu/UKNow. A direct link to this story is uknow.uky.edu/content/kentucky-nsf-epscor-success-stories-featured-video-series .

The UK videos were produced by REVEAL (research.uky.edu/reveal), a site that offers multimedia with the stories behind the leading-edge research under way in colleges across the University of Kentucky campus.

 

 

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