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WSU Students Receive 27 Carson and Auvil Awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Associate, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

Recipients of Carson and Auvil awards will work with faculty mentors throughout the 2017-18 academic year on research, scholarly, and creative projects, advancing or creating new knowledge in a specific field.

“Awards are typically $1,000 and help to ease financial stress, so students can focus more on their research,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “We are fortunate to have generous alumni and friends whose gifts make these awards possible.”

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Cougs Lead Awards go to URC’s Armstrong and Dahmen

Maddie Armstrong (left), Undergraduate Research Club (URC) Vice President, and Jordana Dahmen (right), URC President, received the President’s Award for Leadership from Washington State University.

The Center for Civic Engagement and Student Involvement partners with Cougs LEAD (Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction) to present this award. The award is given to students who show exceptional leadership and service to the university and community.

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Three WSU undergraduate researchers win awards at ABRCMS conference for minority students

MEDIA: Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

Kay Brothers, Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 509-335-9376, brothers@vetmed.wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University undergraduates Marleny Garcia, Carlie Knox, and Collin Warrick won national awards for outstanding presentations at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Nov. 12 in Tampa, Fla.

ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities; students present work they have done in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. It is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences. This year, 1,850 students were chosen to present research in 12 scientific disciplines, attend workshops, and meet representatives from universities and businesses. Award winners received cash prizes and special acknowledgements at a closing dinner. Photo of Warrick, Knox, and Garcia posing with their awards

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25 WSU Undergraduates receive awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Junior Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Twenty-five Washington State University students at Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

These students will work with faculty mentors throughout the 2016-17 academic year on research, scholarly, and creative projects, advancing or creating new knowledge in a specific field, said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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WSU student researcher Luis Cortez brings back award from Gordon Research Conference

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5488, spressley@wsu.edu

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Junior Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, UCHCCommMar.5@wsu.edu

Read our previous article from 05-06-2016 about Luis’ invitation to present at the Gordon Conference.

PULLMAN, Wash.—Luis Cortez researches a family of enzymes (APOBEC) that exist in mammalian cells and damage viruses that have invaded the cell as part of an innate immune response. As an undergraduate Cortez received support from the Office of Undergraduate Research among other organizations to attend the Gordon Research Symposium on mechanisms of mutagenesis and genome alterations in Girona, Spain. The symposium is for young researchers, and is part of the prestigious Gordon Research Conference.

Cortez attended the symposium and conference in early June 2016, just weeks following his undergraduate graduation. He gave an oral presentation on his research at the symposium and also presented a poster during the symposium and the conference. He won an outstanding research poster award for his poster presentation— one of just six awarded.

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Three WSU students land awards at national science research conference for minorities

MEDIA: Mary Sanchez Lanier, Assistant Vice Provost, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, sanchez@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University seniors Raven Conyers and Luis Cortez and sophomore Keesha Matz received awards for outstanding presentations at the recent Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Seattle.

ABRCMS is the largest professional conference for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities. It is supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Nearly 1,900 students were chosen to present research in 14 scientific disciplines, attend workshops, and meet representatives from universities and businesses.

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WSU senior Floricel Gonzalez lands national award at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-7767, sanchez@wsu.edu

(READ YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC STORY ON FLORICEL, “SELAH GRAD RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR RESEARCH,” 1-5-15)

PULLMAN, Wash.—Undergraduate researcher Floricel Gonzalez, a Washington State University senior from Selah, Wash., won a national award at the 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Antonio, Texas in mid-November.

Her top prize in the microbiology category was for an oral presentation on her research, titled “Identification of Cell Surface Receptors Enabling Bacteriophage 7-7-1 Infection of Agrobacterium sp. H 13-3 via Transposon Mutagenesis.”

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WSU Undergraduate Researchers Awarded 30 Scholarships for 2014-15

CONTACTS: Shelley Pressley, WSU Director of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-1252, UGresearch@wsu.edu

Jared Brickman, Communications Assistant, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, UCHCCommMar.4@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash. — Thirty Washington State University undergraduates have been awarded scholarships from the Office of Undergraduate Research for projects to be conducted in the 2014-15 academic year. The awards include the Carson, the Auvil, and the DeVlieg Fellowships.

The awards – typically for $1,000 each – help support the research and creative activities of students from a wide variety of disciplines who work with faculty and staff mentors.

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