Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill of Portland, Oregon, the University of Idaho College of Science is able to offer several fellowships each year.
The fellowships support undergraduate research for students working with faculty in the college. Each award has a scholarship component and a research grant component. Research projects will be conducted over a three-semester period.
Four fellowships are available. Each fellowship will include a research grant of approximately $1,500 and a $950 scholarship award. Fellowship recipients will have the Spring semester and the following academic year to complete their projects. Shorter time frames are possible upon approval.
Full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Applicants must be performing or planning to perform research with a College of Science faculty member. See application for more details about eligibility.
The college is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships. The college is able to award these fellowships thanks to the generosity of Brian and Gayle Hill. This year eight students will receive the Hill Fellowship:
- Madison Bergeman, for the project “Effects of sequential co-infection of viruses in Drosophila adult flies” (working with Professor Christine Parent)
- Kirk Bonney, for the project “Computation of Fourier coefficients for twists of Siegel paramodular forms” (working with Professor Jennifer Johnson-Leung)
- Alyssa Doloughan, for the project “The use of visible near infrared spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence to quantify water-lava interactions on the columbia river flood basalts; application to Mars” (working with Professor Erika Rader)
- Kristen Frafjord, for the project “Exploring the relationship between glycogen and α-amylase in the human vagina” (working with Professor Larry Forney)
- Trevor Griffin, for the project “Finding Euler factors for L-functions of paramodular forms” (working with Professor Jennifer Johnson-Leung)
- Jordan Hawley, for the project “The investigation of the antifungal activities of killer toxin-like genes identified within filamentous fungi” (working with Professor Paul Rowley)
- Austin Kindall, for the project “Cellular Signaling using Down Syndrome cell adhesion molecule” (working with Professor Peter Fuerst)
- Samuel Myers, for the project “Using spin-orbit misalignment to constrain theories of planetary formation” (working with Professor Jason Barnes)