Westminster Scholars 2010 Summer Research Grants
For the summer of 2010 five Westminster Scholars were awarded summer research grants of $1500 each to work one on one with faculty and staff members on research projects. The students work twenty hours a week for eight weeks of the summer. Summer research grant recipients also receive a housing allowance if they choose to live on campus for the summer. There were weekly research seminar meetings and workshops conducted by Giovale Library research librarians about information literacy in which students create annotated bibliographies of related scholarship. Congratulations to the five students chosen for these awards.
The 2010 Westminster Scholars summer research grant recipients were:
Victoria worked with GSLI Coordinator Jaimi Butler and the Great Salt Lake Institute designing web pages and organizing data collected over the last three years of summer workshops and camps for K-12 students and teachers.
Samantha worked with Management Professor Steve Hurlbut collecting and organizing data about Westminster students' experiences with service and helping to put together an application for a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
Amanda worked with Chemistry Professor Tricia Shepherd to use atomistic computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of nucleic acid systems in aqueous solution including DNA, RNA and PNA (peptide nucleic acid).
Emily worked with Psychology Professor Jen Simonds collecing and quantifying data for an ongoing study on early childhood development in schools.
Nyssa worked with Math Professor Bill Bynum to collect and quantify data on the effects of an English language and math camp for refugee students who attend East High School.