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Recent University-Funded Scholarship Awards

2022-2023 Awards:

Anyanwu, Ogechi (History, Philosophy and Religious Studies). Unhealed Wounds: The Nigerian Civil War and the Mbano Experience in Southeastern Nigeria, 1967-1970. $5,711

Kenealy, Jessica (Agriculture)Off the Beaten Path: A first glance at the feral horses of Appalachia and their intestinal parasites. $6,789.

Rowe, Laura (Chemistry). Probing Microbial Diversity in Extremophile Environments. $6,392.

Saulnier, Stephanie and StevensonErin (Social Work). Social Connectedness and Interpersonal Skills Pilot Project. $3,702.

Simpkins, Brian and NapierTrenia (Safety and Security) Countering Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation. $5,850.

Spira, Geela (Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy).  Daily life experiences of Tanzanian people with deafness viewed with an occupational justice lens in comparison to the lived experiences of occupational science and occupational therapy students.  $1,502.

Su, Lixun (College of Business – Marketing). Nurturing Verses Natural Meaning of Colors. $1,243.

White, John (Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy). Volcanic History of Mount Locke, MacDonald Observatory (Davis County), Texas. $1,514.

Zyzak, Li Li (Chemistry). Improving the Flavor of Plant-Based Hamburgers Through Mechanistic Studies. $7,426.

2021-2022 Awards:

Dodd, Luke (Biological Sciences). Occupancy of Allegheny Woodrat and Incidence of Raccoon Roundworm along the Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor. $9,635.

Endonino, Jon (Languages & Cultures, Anthropology, and Sociology). EKU Archaeology Field School Blood Protein Residue Analysis and Radiocarbon Dating. $3,000.

Jarvis, Thomas (Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy). Laser Surface Processing of Wood for Food Industry Applications. $9,646.

Makecha, Radhika and Nakai, Yoshie (Psychology). Conservation Education Using Elephant Cognition. $7,450.

Mott, Cy (Biological Sciences). Characterizing optimal within-species body size variation in an aquatic predator. $2,996.

Park, Jiyeon and Gremp, Michelle (Learning, Teaching, and Educational Leadership). Integrating Assistive and Instructional Technology into Higher Education. $10,000.

Peters, Valerie (Biological Sciences). Testing priority plant species in tropical pollinator community assembly. $9,960.

Stevenson, Erin (Social Work). Resilience, Social Support, and Academic Achievement Among First-generation College Students. $2,999.  

2020-2021 Awards:

Brown, David (Biological Sciences). Comparison of drumming Ruffed Grouse detection probabilities between human observers and autonomous recording units. $2,954.

Brown, Gary and Marion, Jason (Environmental Health Science). Sunburn Prevention and Sun Protection Habits and Attitudes among Lifeguards. $1,000.

Bundy, Myra Beth (Psychology). Assessment of the Effect of Two Different Reinforcement Schedules on Participation in a Middle/High School Virtual Mentoring Program for Students of Color. $3,000.

Fleischer, Anne (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy). Online Cancer-Related Fatigue Management. $7,466.

Fry, Jason (Physics and Astronomy). A Neutron Detector Array for Time Reversal Experiments. $7,657.

Hayes, David (Biological Sciences). Impacts of Bourbon Distillation Activities on Crayfish Gut Microbial Communities. $2,960.

Kelley, Tricia and Cogdill, Chad (Communication). The Hoax Media Project. $2,601.

Kenealy, Jessica (Agriculture). Reviving a tradition: Optimization of the larval culture method for diagnosis of Strongylus vulgaris. $2,989.

Page, Christen (Communication Disorders). Student Clinicians’ Views of Telepractice and In-person Service Delivery. $2,972.

Richter, Stephen (Biological Sciences). Population dynamics and feeding ecology of copperheads across varying habitat and environmental conditions. $2,981.

Su, Lixun (Management, Marketing & International Business). How does culture keep consumers vulnerable? $3,000.

Szekely, Ilona (Art and Design). Making and Teaching Art During the Pandemic. $2,935.

Tran, Cynthia (Chemistry). Face and Fire: Improving the Collection of Ignitable Liquid Residues using Activated Charcoal Face Peels. $3,000.

Watson, Kelly (Geosciences). Assessing the health and diversity of the EKU urban community forest. $2,903.

White, John (Geosciences). High-resolution 40Ar/39Ar chronostratigraphy of the Montagna Grande Shield Volcano, Pantelleria (Sicily Channel), Italy. $3,000.

2019-2020 Awards:

Bedetti, Gaby (English). Leading Seniors in Poetry Writing, Producing an Anthology, and Writing a Scholarly Article. $2,660.

Fredericks, Jamie (Chemistry). Modeling Assault from Touch DNA. $9,968.

Kramer, Bradley (Biological Sciences). Effects of the p75 Neurotrophin Receptor on Neurite Degeneration in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease. $3,000.

Maples, James (Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work) and Bradley, Michael (Recreation and Park Administration). Economic Impact of Visitors on the Sheltowee Trail Corridor. $2,400.

Matthews, Betsy (Criminal Justice and Police Studies). Women's Pathways to Desistance in Urban and Rural Places. $7,142.

Sciascia, Aaron and Spigelman, Tracy (Exercise and Sport Science). The Influence of Shoulder Joint Mobilizations on Pain and Function. $1,664.

Wygant, Dustin (Psychology) and Pennington, James (Government). Impact of Psychological Testing in Expert Testimony. $3,000.

Zyzak, LiLi (Chemistry). Correlating Analytical Data to Sensory Perception: The cutting edge in combining Chemistry, Sensory, and Modeling. $10,000.

2018-2019 Awards:

Anyanwu, Ogechi (History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies).  “I have put my hands between their legs”: Britain, Resistance, and Mbano Identity in Eastern Nigeria, 1906-1960.  $2,970.

Brown, David (Biological Sciences).  Songbird abundance in managed early-successional, scrub-shrub and young forest patches on Daniel Boone National Forest.  $2,708.

Chen, Hung-Tao (Psychology).  Text-To-Speech Learning in Semi-Autonomous Driving Situations.  $2,997.

Dodd, Luke (Biological Sciences).  Surveillance of artificial roosts for Indiana bats on the Interior Plateau of Kentucky.  $5,213. 

Fleischer, Anne (Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy).  Living a full life after breast cancer and its treatment through virtual education and support.  $2,903.

Green, Amanda (Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work).  A Longitudinal Study of Food Insecurity and Its Impacts on College Students.  $2,952.

McCardle, Todd (Curriculum and Instruction).  Perceptions of Cultural Competency in Teacher Education.  $2,721.

Pinion, Clint and Altheide, Steven (Environmental Health Science).   Multidrug Resistant Enteric Bacteria in Agricultural Ambient Air Particulate Matter.  $5,828.

Roush, Daniel (American Sign Language and Interpreter Education).  Embodied Etymologies: Software tools for creating the first thesaurus of American Sign Language.  $6,615.

Sexten, Andrea (Agriculture).  Effect of the melatonin receptor 1A gene on reproductive performance in ewes.  $2,947.

Staddon, Bill (Biological Sciences).  Microbial Community Composition Along Streams Affected by Acid Mine Dr.  $2,330.

Strasik, Amanda (Art and Design).  Picturing Innocence: Representing Childhood in Revolutionary France.  $3,000.

Varakin, Donald Alexander (Psychology).  Establishing A Virtual Reality Lab for Psychological Research.  $1,274.

Watson, Kelly (Geosciences).  Wetland aquatic invertebrates and bat activity in upland-embedded wetlands, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky.  $2,708.

White, John (Geosciences).  The origin of Basin & Range magmatism in Trans-Pecos Texas.  $2,985.

2017-2018 Awards:

Calderon, Lindsay (Biological Sciences).  Anticancer Agent Directed Towards Cellular Overexpression of the LHRH Receptor.  $10,000.

Elnahas, Ahmed (Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems).  Grieve or Greed: Insider Trading and CEO Succession.  $10,000. 

Incera, Sara (Psychology).  Three Pilot Studies: Does speakers’ appearance influence listeners’ ratings of foreign accents.  $9,903.

Makecha, Radhika (Psychology).  Assessing the effects of a Cognition Based Education Program.  $7,592.

Pierce, Marcia (Biological Sciences).  The Effect of Estrus Cycle on Microbiota Composition and Listeria Monocytogenes Infection in Murine Models.  $3,973.

Settimi, John (Agriculture).  Economic, Animal and Agronomic Analyses of Winter Cover Crop Grazing and Termination Strategies.  $8,912.

Kim, Dae Wook (Computer Science).  EKUMiner: Machine Learning-Based Predictive Analytics of University Enrollment.  $2,886.

Richter, Stephen (Biological Sciences).  Ecology and Management of Copperheads in aHuman Use Area of Appalachian Kentucky.  $3,000.

Ritchison, Gary (Biological Sciences).  Effect of the Timing of Breeding, Number of Fledglings, and Male Provisioning Behavior on the Number of Nesting Attempts By Female Eastern Bluebirds.  $2,958.

Skubik-Peplaski,Camille (Occupational Therapy).  The Effects of Occupation-Based Interventions vs Handwriting Interventions on Children's Handwriting.  $2,996.

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