Awarded Projects: Distinguished Professor Award for Graduate Students

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Awarded Projects: Distinguished Professor Award for Graduate Students

Four graduate students have been awarded in the Fall 2020 cycle.

This competitive, one-time award up to $1,000 is awarded to matriculated and enrolled graduate students to support eligible expenses associated with a program-required research project or creative activity. Preference is given to those doing a master's thesis project.

Congratulations to the following Fall 2020 Awarded Projects:

Lindsay Ball, Adapted Physical Education

Project Title: Exploring Self-Determination of Individuals with Visual Impairments in Physical Education

Project Summary: This project aims to validate two self-determination scales for individuals with visual impairments as well as measure the self-determination of individuals with visual impairments in physical education.

Kylee Wilson, Environmental Science and Ecology

Project Title: Movement and life history diversity of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) between Lake Ontario and barrier beach wetlands in the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area.

Project Summary: This project aims to understand the movement and life history variability of yellow perch that use both open Lake Ontario habitats and nearshore coastal wetland habitats in the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area.

Shane Walters, Biology

Project Title: Circadian Rhythm in Adipose Tissue

Project Summary: The purpose of this project is to study how MCH, an appetite-stimulating hormone, affects the expression of circadian rhythm genes in adipose tissue.

Kevin Killigrew, Environmental Science and Ecology

Project Title: Using Floating Treatment Wetlands to Filter Nutrients and Restore Meadow Marsh Habitats in Natural Systems

Project Summary: My project aims to determine what native wetland plants filter and remove the greatest amount of nutrients (i.e. Phosphorus and Nitrogen) when applied on a Floating Treatment Wetland.

Thank you to the faculty review committee for a timely and thorough review: Dr. Robert Dobmeier, Mariah Maloney, Dr. Pamela Neely, Dr. Takashi Nishiyama, Jennifer Smalls, Dr. Cesar Torres, and Dr. Douglas Wilcox.

To be considered for the Spring 2020 cycle of awards, students must apply by February 8, 2021.

Links:

Contact:

Jamie Lee Edwards: jedwards@brockport.edu, (585) 395-2905

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