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Friday, August 27, 2010

CURS seeks undergraduate applications

Lauren Trombley

Lauren Trombley collects water samples from Sandusky Bay and Sandusky Watershed to measure the water chemistry and metal content of the sediment.

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CURS) is accepting applications for fall grants until Sept. 15. The program provides up to $500 for supplies associated with research, scholarship and creative work facilitated by undergraduate students under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Applications are welcomed from all disciplines. Grants are available during the spring semester as well.

CURS also sponsors an intensive, 10-week summer research experience. This past summer, 13 BGSU students dedicated themselves to a number of diverse projects. Each one received a $2,500 stipend to work on research in partnership with a faculty mentor, plus an additional grant that covered any research supplies or activities up to $500. Participating faculty mentors received an additional $400 toward their own research or professional development.

"The paintings that I made this summer are definitely among the best I have created in my lifetime," said Max Manning, a 2-D studies major from St. Marys. "This grant facilitated tremendous artistic growth for me, and after this experience I am optimistic about my future as scholar."  

"The wealth of knowledge I acquired is far beyond anything I had expected to get out of this experience and I am a better student, scientist and schoolteacher because of it," said Lauren Trombley, a senior majoring in chemistry and earth science with a focus on education. 

The center also awards travel grants throughout the year for students who are invited to present their work at conferences or exhibitions. More information about all the grants is available on the CURS website and by contacting Lisa Root, assistant program director, at 2-5401 or

Established in 2004, CURS promotes visibility, prestige and material support for undergraduate research and creative activities for both students and faculty. The Center's mission is to enhance undergraduate education through active student participation in meaningful research and creative activities in all fields of study.

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History of BGSU women's basketball recognized at reception

Microscope donation

Catching a preview of the WBGU-PBS documentary on the history of BGSU women's basketball are (left to right) Trustee and former head coach Fran Voll, former head coach and documentary co-producer/writer Sue Hager, former head coaches Pat Peterson and Nora Liu, and Coach Curt Miller. A reception recognizing the women's basketball program and the documentary was held yesterday (Aug. 26) at the University House.


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August 27, 2010