Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Field work
Lab researcj
Poster session

The Dean's Distinguished Fellowship program fosters collaborative research between an undergraduate and a faculty mentor.  Students from all College of Science and Health academic programs participate in a range of scientific and scholarly experience.  This is a premier and highly selective program that has multiple benefits for students, faculty mentors, and has a significant impact on the overall success of the College of Science and Health.  Our goal is to increase the number of fellowship opportunities for our students with the support of our generous donors.

Current Students

 

Reece Banta*krolfhus

Reece Banta*krolfhus

College of Science and Health
Chemistry: Environmental Concentration

Assessment of Mercury Contamination from Legacy Fur Trade Activity in Soils of Grand Portage National Monument, MN

Mary Baumgartner*ncarmosini,gsandland

Mary Baumgartner*ncarmosini,gsandland

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology

Assessing the Influence of Water Chemistry on the Toxicity of a Copper Pesticide (EarthTec® QZ) to Native and Invasive Aquatic Snail Species

* Learn more about Mary's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust

Anna Bower*ayu

Anna Bower*ayu

College of Science and Health
Biology: Biomedical Science

Investigating the Effect of Circadian Rhythm Disruption on Gene Expression involved in Lewy Body Dementia with Advanced Aging

 

Hunter Charles*xli

Hunter Charles*xli

Rada Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Microbiology: Biomedical

Inactivation of Tulane virus, a human norovirus surrogate in water using yeast-coated beads

* Learn more about Hunter's sponsors - Ron and Jane Rada

Paige Dunnum*mmika

Paige Dunnum*mmika

Warner Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology: Environmental Science

Investigating Phenology of Insect Prey Abundance and Nesting Stages in Breeding Flammulated Owls


Lee Fuller*ssen

Lee Fuller*ssen

College of Science and Health
Chemistry

Pulsed plating of copper-tin alloys for the catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide

 

Trevor Geerdts*egansen

Trevor Geerdts*egansen

College of Science and Health
Physics: Optics

Exploring Nonuniformities of Quantum-Dot-Based Photon-Number-Resolving Factors


Sara Gonske*jmay

Sara Gonske*jmay

Toce Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biochemistry

Characterizing a DcrB-dependent molecule that may enhance the resistance of Salmonella enterica to copper



Colin Griffin*dgrilley

Colin Griffin*dgrilley

College of Science and Health
Biochemistry

The competition between positive charges – how specific cations affect the balance between DNA binding and formation of an alternative DNA structure


Kendra Kreienbrink*thawkins

Kendra Kreienbrink*thawkins

College of Science and Health
Physics: Biomedical

MAP65 Protein and Microtubule Mechanics


 

Kirstyn Loyva*mhoffman

Kirstyn Loyva*mhoffman

McGinley Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Microbiology

Effect of the ESCRT pathway on HPIV3 budding and release

* Learn more about Kirstyn's sponsor - Michael McGinley, ’82

 

Drew Lysaker*bklein

Drew Lysaker*bklein

Beaty Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology: Environmental Science

Tracking a deadly virus in La Crosse: Assessing the presence of La Crosse encephalitis and its mosquito vector



Joseph Miller*nwarnberg

Joseph Miller*nwarnberg

College of Science and Health
Mathematics

Anti-van der Waerden Numbers of Graph Products



Katherine Schmitz*rmcgaff

Katherine Schmitz*rmcgaff

College of Science and Health
Microbiology: Biomedical

A Novel Heterogeneous Catalyst for Green Catalytic Mercaptan Remediation



Cullen Schull*vstepanova

Cullen Schull*vstepanova

College of Science and Health
Biochemistry

Preparation of Unnatural Asymmetric Curcuminoids with Highly Turnable Structures



Tessa Slaby*estrauss

Tessa Slaby*estrauss

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology: Aquatic Science

Are microplastics accumulating in the fish of the Upper Mississippi River? An assessment of microplastics in the Emerald Shiner (Notropis atherinoides), an abundant and important small fish

* Learn more about Tessa's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust

McKenna Theine*kgorres

McKenna Theine*kgorres

College of Science and Health
Microbiology

The Use of Environmental DNA as a Tool for Detecting the Presence of Invasive Lionfish Background/Statement of the Problem/Significance


Laura Zinnel*nwarnberg

Laura Zinnel*nwarnberg

College of Science and Health
Mathematics

Anti-Schur Numbers on the Integers

 

 

poster session

 Dean's Distinguished Fellowship Fund
 20 for 20 campaign

Our goal is to establish support for twenty fellowships through donors establishing an endowment fund or a restricted fund to support a student’s opportunity to participate in the Deans Distinguished Fellowship.

donor and student