We give students first-hand experience with in-depth research through a year-long undergraduate research fellowship. The opportunity for this level of hands-on research is often what sets our students and alumni apart for research positions in industry, as well as top selection for graduate, veterinary and medical schools. Each research fellowship begins in the summer and extends through the spring semester. Renewal for a second year is available.
Current Student Research
Allen’s research focuses on the effect winter cover crops have on the mycorrhizal root association/colonization found in the subsequent cotton crop
Trevor’s research examines several sources of potassium applied at variable rates to tomatoes to determine their effect on plant growth and development, potassium uptake, yellow shoulder occurrences, yield and cost to producers.
The goal of Maddy’s research is to determine the effects of mitochondrial DNA and surrogacy on adipose tissue development and metabolic disease using swine as a model.
Anna’s research involves studying natural extracts as a form of complementary medicine for brain cancer on top of traditional chemotherapy in order to maximize the power of treatment while reducing the amount of artificial substances that are needed to reach this same outcome.
Evie is studying which combination of planting densities — one cucumber plant or two cucumber plants per container— and soilless media —pine bark or perlite— produces the most cucumbers per plant.
Gabby’s research explores a potential method for screening bovine embryos for implantation using non-invasive molecular screening as opposed to morphological or more invasive molecular methods.
Griffin’s research goal is to find differential gene expression between paternal and maternal alleles during early stages of development.