2011-12 DISCOVERY GRANTS

Discovery Grants support the travel costs associated with ongoing undergraduate research and creative projects.  The funds may be used to present research findings at conferences or seminars, or to conduct travel necessary to complete the research for a project that requires additional funding above and beyond the current funding sources.

UAA Mechanical Engineering major, Julia DelSignore, was awarded a Discovery Grant to help fund her travel to the 12th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics in Port of Spain, Trinidad to present her research, Accelerations of the Head due to Soccer Ball Heading. Her faculty mentor is Jennifer McFerran Brock.

UAA Biological Sciences major, Gaelen Dwyer, was awarded a Discovery Grant in support of her research, The Effects of Iqmik Derived Metals on ROS Generation and Cytokine Response in Human Gingival Epithelial Cells. Her faculty mentor is Cindy Knall.

UAA Electrical Engineering major, Timothy Menard, was awarded a Discovery Grant to help fund his travel to the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society International Conference in Washington DC to present on his research, FreeSim_Mobile. His faculty mentor is Jeffrey Miller.

UAA Sociology major, Kent Spiers, was awarded a Discovery Grant to help fund his travel to present his research, I Am The Same Kid as Yesterday: Youth Homelessness and Sexual Orientation, at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference in San Diego, CA. His faculty mentor is Nelta Edwards.

UAA Accounting Major, Carol Tabolt, was awarded a Discovery Grant to help fund her travel to present her research, Presence and Valuation Benefits, at the Western Decision Science Institutes Annual Conference in Hawaii. Her faculty mentor is Kevin Dow.