Thirty-one students from eight different states have been selected to participate in the Oklahoma State University Life Science Freshman Research Scholars (LSFRS) program for 2016-17.
The OSU freshmen are spending the first part of their school year participating in an eight-week course, with a research guide who will help them identify a faculty mentor, select a research project and write a research proposal. During the second semester, the students will conduct research under the mentor’s guidance and present their work in the form of a poster by the end of the school year. Students fulfilling the program requirements will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The LSFRS program is made possible by a grant to OSU from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program. Funding from the grant allows life science departments to design and create new ways of integrating authentic research experiences for undergraduates. The program is overseen by faculty from the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, botany, chemistry, microbiology and molecular genetics, and zoology.
The following students were selected to participate in this year’s program, based on their personal applications.
Cheyenne Smith, Zoology
Mackenzie Smith, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Jasmin Garcia, Biochemistry
Abigail Grathwohl, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Kahlie Hill, Biochemistry
Haley Riley, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Reagan Brooks, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Caroline Sanders, Biological Science
Rachel Terry, Biological Science
Hannah Villines, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Austin Temple, Physiology
John Sand, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Branson Newman, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Samantha Shafer, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Ashanti Baker, Biochemistry
Caleb Smith, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Zach Lewis, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Eleanor Shore, Zoology
Rebecca Atherton, Biological Science
Casey Johnson, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Taliah Williams, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Carly Engle, Zoology
Maci Petrini, Physiology
Avery Dutcher, Biological Science
Brittan Richey, Physiology
Natalie Heigle, Biochemistry
Kyle Alvarez, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Emily Glotfelty, Zoology
Ben White, Zoology
Brandon Couch, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Shelby Stavins, Biological Science
For more about the LSFRS Program, as well as the OSU-HHMI Project go to http://osu-hhmi.okstate.edu.