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2018 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

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FHSU students recently traveled to Topeka for the annual Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on February 14, 2018. The event showcases the work of up to 40 Kansas undergraduate students representing each of the state’s eight public 4-year institutions. It also emphasizes higher education’s role in developing educated citizens and preparing a workforce with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of the state.  Winners of this year’s competition were:

  • Mr. Russell Krug, College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Mentor: Dr. Hendratta Ali
  • Ms. Ashley Lockwood, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Mentor: Mrs. Brooke Mann
  • Ms. Sara Nansel, College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Mentor: Ms. Claudia da Silva Carvalho
  • Ms. Annie Hinds, College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Mentor: Ms. Linda Smith
  • Mr. Jarred Penton, College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Mentor: Dr. C.D. Clark III

The 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarly Activity Award winners:

  • Ms. Meagan Englert, College of Education, Mentor: Dr. Lexey Bartlett
  • Ms. Nicole Feyerherm, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Duffy
  • Ms. Chelsea Marcotte, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Mentor: Dr. Trey Hill
  • Ms. Ashley Roth, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Mentor: Dr. Sam Schreyer
  • Mr. Nicholas Varvel, College of Science, Technology and Mathematics, Mentor: Dr. Brian Maricle

2016 Winners:

  • Mr. Daniel Cano (College of Business and Entrepreneurship),
  • Ms. Taylor Willits (College of Health and Behavioral Sciences),
  • Ms. Paige Evans (College of Science, Technology and Mathematics).

Sponsored by the URE Steering Committee, this prestigious award recognizes undergraduate students who exemplify scholarly activity. Qualities that make a student successful in scholarly activities characterize those same qualities FHSU seeks to develop in students: original thought, creative ideas, communicating with professional colleagues, critical reasoning, analysis of research, translation of evidence into practice, and first-hand knowledge of how work is performed within a professional discipline. All disciplines are eligible for this award. One award for each college is available. Names of nominees were submitted by faculty and staff, and describe the scholarly qualifications and products of the students--for example, published papers, professional presentations, on-campus research activities, musical/artistic performance, or other novel scholarly activity. All awardees and nominees will be recognized at the Spring URE reception, held during National Undergraduate Research Week (April 9- April 13, 2018).

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