Mini Grants

The College of Aaplied and Natural Sciences annually awards grants to students and faculty for innovative instruction, research, and travel to present their research.  The following lists the students and faculty receiving awards during 2014-2015.  Thank you to the generous donors/alumni who provided support!

 
 
INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTION MINI-GRANTS
 

PI/Co-PI

ANS Unit

Project Title

Adams, Heidi

Patterson, Bill

Jackson, Paul

Palmer, Wes

Forestry

Use of Innovative Technology for Plant Identification at the John D. Griffin Horticultural Garden and Ponds

Barrow, Katie

Human Ecology

Increasing Student Engagement Through Automated Student Response Systems

Gentry, Laura

Agricultural Sciences

Using Equine Models to Foster Kinesthetic Learning for Students

Pumphrey, Anita

Human Ecology

Utilizing the PRAP to Determine Patient Prioritization and Intervention Goals

Rutledge, Julie

Human Ecology

Introducing Undergraduate Students to Developmental Assessments in Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Development Courses

Shultz, Jeffry

Biological Sciences

Molecular Biology for the Visually Impaired

 

 

 

FACULTY RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
  

 PI/Co-PI

 ANS Unit  Project Title

Hillard, Maureen

Biological Sciences

Vermicomposting and Alternative Substrates

Hindmarsh, Pat

Biological Sciences

Development of an IRES Reporter System for Candida albicans

Jackson, Paul

Agricultural Sciences

Effects of Plant Growth Regulators and Fertilizer Supply on the Varietal Performance of Poinsettias

Jackson, Paul

Agricultural Sciences

Evaluation of Longleaf Pine Seedlots for the Prevalence of Hybridization

Liu, Pei

Human Ecology

Perceptions of Restaurants’ Food Safety: An Application of Importance-Performance Analysis

Mills, David

Biological Sciences

Halloysite Nanoparticles as Chemoattractants for Osteoblasts and Osteoprogenitor Cells

Wolf, Bill

Biological Sciences

Assessment of the Jacksonville Bienville Wildlife Management Area Feral Hog Population for Four Pathogens with Potential for Zoonotic Spread

  
 
 
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
  

Student

Faculty Sponsor-

ANS Unit

Project Title

Beadle, Erik

Jamie Newman

Biological Sciences

The Role of Mediator in Regulating Mesenchymal Stem Cell State

Collins, J. Hunter

Bill Wolf

Biological Sciences

Assessment of the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area Feral Hog Population for Four Pathogens with Potential for Zoonotic Spread

Johnson, Joshua

Terri Maness

Biological Sciences

PCR Sexing of Sexually Monomorphic Henslow’s Sparrows

Legaux, Kimberly

Jeff Shultz

Biological Sciences

Techniques for Surveying the Oral Microbiome

Liu, Lulu

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Synergistic Anticandidal Effect of Several Antifungal Drugs in Combination on Candida albicans

McLeland, Cody

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Effects of Combinatorial Antifungals on Pathogenic Yeast Candida lusitaniae

Ogbonnaya, Ngozi

Jamie Newman

Biological Sciences

Role of Notch Signaling in Mesenchymal Stem Cell

Scur, Michal

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Searching for an Optimaly Replicating Autonomously Replicating Plasmid (ARS) in Candida albicans

Sills, Cameron

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Combinatorial Antifungals Effects of Oxidative and Osmotic Stress on Candida albicans

Telfah, Rawieh

Bill Wolf

Biological Sciences

Assessment of the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area Feral Hog Population for Four Pathogens with Potential for Zoonotic Spread

 
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
 
 

Student Name

Faculty Sponsor-

ANS Unit

Project Title

Brown, Logan

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Identifying White and Opaque Cells in C. albicans

Brumfield, Katherine

Palmieri, Isabela

Kathleen Heiden

Human Ecology

Who’s the Prettiest: How Do Ethnicity and Appearance Affect Young Girls’ Perceptions?

Dorsett, Christina

Jamie Newman

Biological Sciences

The Role of Mediator in Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell State

Goertz, Jonathan

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Identification or ERIC Sequences in Different Bacterial Strains

Nix, Catherine

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Inhibiting Candida albicans Growth Using Bacterial Conditioned Media

Sandel, Demi

Jamie Newman

Biological Sciences

The Role of the Notch Signaling Pathway in Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Say, Alexander

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Using Chromatin Immunoprecipitation to Analyze Protein-DNA Interactions in Candida albicans

Smith, Bryleigh

Pat Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Purification of Taq Polymerase for use in Undergraduate Labs

Whitehead, Anna

Jamie Newman

Biological Sciences

Topographical Effects on the Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes