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Grad School Presents Grants to Outstanding Students
Illinois Ag Connection - 11/19/2020

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has presented 28 graduate students with fall 2020 Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) awards.

Valued at up to $500 each, the awards will support the research and creative activities of graduate students studying in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and Schools of Engineering (SOE); Pharmacy (SOP); and Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB). The RGGS program's primary purpose is to support the graduate students' work, particularly as it relates to their thesis or final project.

"SIUE graduate students engage in their profession through the creation and publication of original research and creative activities," said Jerry Weinberg, PhD, associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School. "Their projects have regional, national and international impact. Research Grants for Graduate Students awards recognize the project's potential contribution and provides the students with necessary resources to conduct their work."

The fall 2020 RGGS projects are listed at siue.edu/graduate-students/awards/research-grants. A sampling includes:

- The Impact of COVID-19 on Those Experiencing Interpersonal Violence at Home -- PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression Symptoms - Vanessa Moran, of St. Louis, Clinical Psychology

- DNA Sequencing of the Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with the Ribbon Orchid - Adam Herdman, of Chicago, Biological Sciences

- A Study of Thioether Functionalized Oil as a Preconcentration Medium for Metals - Isabelle Clark, of Farmersville, Chemistry

- Assessment of Hydrologic Impacts of Land Use, Land Cover Change, and Climate Change in Silver Creek Watershed - Samikshya Pantha, of New Delhi, India, Environmental Sciences

Faculty advisors oversee these students' individual research or creative activity.


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