Student Focus

UIS Grant Awards 2012/13

Brittany Sievers received funding to present “Social Support and Parental Attitudes Moderate the Impact of Discrimination and Traditional Asian Values on Internalized Homo Negativity and Well-Being.” Brittany, a third year psychology major, presented her research at a meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C. in May 2013.

Ritesh Uppuluri, a third year chemistry student, was awarded a travel grant to present at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ritesh plans to present “Enhancing Bacterial Denitricication Rates Using Zero Valent iron nanoparticles (nZVi)” in September 2013.

Brianna Werner will use her award to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii in August 2013. Brianna, a  third year psychology student, will present “Asian American Men’s Body Image Issues” at the American Psychological Association Convention.

Senior clinical psychology student Robert Torrence was awarded funding in November 2012 to conduct research for a project titled “The effect of high-fat animal based diet to low-fat plant based diet on cognitive function in mice.” Robert used his grant money to purchase supplies needed for his research.

Haley Gossage used her grant award to support research data collection and analysis for a project titled “Tallgrass Prairie Flora Identification and Preservation.” Haley, a senior biology major, travelled to Emiquon Field Station over an eight week period to complete her research in summer 2013 semester.

Senior Chemistry student Dyllan Tiburzi used his award to purchase supplies for “Green Organic Chemistry – Anionic Oxy-Cope Reaction.” He will conduct his research at UIS in June and July 2013 and plans on presenting his findings at the StARS Research Symposium in spring of 2014.