Ten students applied for North Carolina State University Undergraduate Research Awards and won! Each of 4 projects won $750 for a total of $3000 in awards. The students and their projects are:
- Jason Leone and Jamie Pearce , “Forecasting Wild Fires and Examining the Impact of Global Climate Change.” Also contributing is Stephanie Bruns, who will be graduating in December. The work is being done for Dr. Linda Chappell of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
- Steven Somers, Ashley Myers and Erika Burger , “Can Blood Lead Levels in Children be Reduced?” The work is being done for Dr. Barry Nussbaum, Chief Statistician, USEPA.
- Jennifer James, Camille Clark and William Jeff Rice, “Crustal Matter: Exploring the Differences Between Ambient Air Samples and Emission Inventories.” The work is being done for Mr. Tom Pace and Mr. Josh Drukenbrod of the USEPA.
- Kristen Gore and Nicole Bader, “Meteorologically Adjusted Fine Particulate Matter Trend Analysis.” Also contributing is Marshall Gaddis. The work is being done for Mr. George Bridgers, Mrs. Bebhinn Do and Mr. Pat Bello of the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources.
Their work will be presented at the 2008 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference in Washington, DC on November 21 and/or the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) in Boone, NC on November 22.
The department would also like to acknowledge William “Bill” Hunt for his leadership, guidance, and support of these students. We believe he contributes tremendously to our undergraduate program and plays a significant role in each student’s success.