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Nearly 40 students win 2018 SURE Science awards

Students in the College of Science had another rewarding summer of research, thanks to the financial support from SURE Science scholarships. In 2018, 38 students received $5,500 each for a total of $209K. This is a substantial increase from previous years, thanks to a generous contribution to the 2018 SURE Science program, which is supported by generous science alumni and friends.

SURE Science is a competitive program designed to support undergraduate summer research opportunities for College of Science students, which can be invaluable for student success. Besides the hands-on learning experience, students build connections with world-class scientists and are able to actively participate in groundbreaking research. The award is most appreciated by students who already have jobs working in labs during the school year, and use the scholarship to be able to stay and work in Corvallis when they could not otherwise.

Beginning last year, students were able to participate in an information session geared to help them make the most of the research opportunities available on campus. Additionally, they will participate in three valuable professional development workshops:

  • Team dynamics
  • Scientific writing and presentations
  • Informal scientific communication

What makes these workshops so important is that they provide a critical link between the knowledge learned in the classroom and the work they are conducting on a professional level. This prepares students for graduate school or a professional job upon graduation.

As always, students gain valuable experience by presenting their work in a professional setting. For example, several SURE Science scholars presented their research posters at the College’s Fall Faculty and Staff Awards this month.

While SURE Science is only open to undergraduate majors in the College of Science, several SURE Science scholars have faculty mentors from departments in the Colleges of Public Health and Agricultural Sciences.

Congratulations to these impressive SURE Science Scholars!

2018 SURE Science Scholars

  Student Major Faculty Mentor
1 Nicolas Arevalo Mathematics Sastry Pantula
2 Molly Austin Chemistry Sandra Loesgen
3 Carlos Avendano Biology Bruce Menge
4 Connor Bailey Chemistry Claudia Maier
5 Andrew Baker Biochemistry Molly Burke
6 David Bemis Chemistry Vincent T. Remcho
7 Sophia Bethel Biology Michael Freitag
8 Jenna Beyer Biochemistry Richard Cooley
9 Rebekah Cleary Biochemistry Dee Denver
10 Zachary Colbert Physics Matt W. Graham
11 Andrew Collins Physics Ethan Minot
12 Jamison Cozart Microbiology Martin Schuster
13 Lam Duc BioHealth Sciences Alvaro Estevez
14 Joseph Edgerton Biology Jeff Chang
15 Clark Embleton Physics Ethan Minot
16 Mary English Microbiology Ryan Mueller
17 Franco Felix Biology Michael Bouin
18 Brooke Frey Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Arup Indra
19 Samuel Fu Biology Jaga Giebultowicz
20 Sonia Grutzius Biochemistry & Biophysics Ryan Mehl
21 Kaito Hioki Biochemistry & Biophysics Andrey Morgun
22 Lylan Ho Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Wei Kong
23 Tera Hurst BioHealth Sciences Emily Ho
24 Sophia Jadzak Microbiology Stephen Atkinson
25 Marija Jozic Biology Andrew Annalora
26 Nadia King Biology Shauna Tominey
27 Austin Martin Microbiology Maude David
28 Blake Migaki BioHealth Sciences Gary Merrill
29 Cocoro Nagasaka Chemistry May Nyman
30 Elora Ormand Zoology Rebecca Terry
31 Mikayla Pivec BioHealth Sciences Kelly D. Chandler
32 Tristan Reynolds Chemistry Douglas A. Keszler
33 Rachel Sousa Math Cory Simon
34 Sean Trobaugh Biology Virginia Weis
35 Oliver Valdivia Camacho Biochemistry & Biophysics Maria Clara Franco
36 Daniel Whittle Biochemistry & Biophysics Adrian F. Gombart
37 Kaseylin Yoke Physics Heidi Schellman
38 Bahiya Zahl Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Steven Strauss


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