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Undergraduate Research Experiential & Creative Activities Award Winners Announced


January 19, 2013
Saturday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) announced two UAS Ketchikan Campus award winners for the UAS Undergraduate Research, Experiential & Creative Activities (URECA) program.

Ghert Abbott will be researching “The Very Interesting Case of Jennie Lynch”; his faculty mentor is Dr. John Radzilowski, Assistant Professor of History. The project examines the intersection of Alaska territorial politics, native land rights and social reform in the early development of Ketchikan.

Melissa Williams will be researching “Microalgae in Aquatic Ecosystems of Southeast Alaska”; her faculty mentor is Dr. Christopher Donar, Assistant Professor of Biology. The objectives of the proposal are to produce a digital image database and a taxonomic reference collection of diatoms and other microalgae collected from marine and freshwater ecosystems in the vicinity of Ketchikan Alaska. 

The  Undergraduate Research, Experiential & Creative Activities (URECA) program at UAS provides opportunities for UAS-enrolled students to engage in extra-curricular research and creative activities that complement and expand upon traditional classroom learning. Funding of up to $2500 is available for eligible projects.


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