Undergraduate research grants from Utah State University and the College of Engineering are providing support to two engineering students using hagfish proteins to better understand macular degeneration.
Utah State University electrical engineering Ph.D. student @marium.rasheed recently received a $5,000 Women in Technology Scholarship from Cadence Design Systems. Since Cadence began this scholarship program in 2018, Marium is the first student from a university in the state of Utah to receive the award. According to the letter she received informing her of the award, she was selected because of her “impressive academic achievements, thoughtful recommendations, and drive to shape the future of technology.” Link in bio to read more about Marium and her accomplishment. @usuaggielife #womeninSTEM #engineeringeducation #scholarships
As part of a research fellowship from Utah State University’s Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research, associate professor of biological engineering Elizabeth Vargis is developing a program to provide support to transfer students through undergraduate research opportunities. “For me personally, the greatest experience I had as an undergraduate was doing undergraduate research,” Vargis said. “I wanted to look at a population that may not be taken care of enough and then I wanted to pair it with what I personally have gained the most from and what I currently try to provide students with.” Link in bio to read more about @dr.vargis’s project. @usuaggielife #transferstudents #undergraduateresearch
Undergraduate research grants from Utah State University and the College of Engineering are providing support to two engineering students using hagfish proteins to better understand macular degeneration. Dillon Weatherston and Emilee Rickabaugh are working in the lab of @dr.vargis and each received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities grant from Utah State last year. The grants support student research by providing scholarship money and funding for supplies. Beyond the financial support, receiving the grant can provide students an important sense of validation regarding their research. “Like a lot of people who have the experience of being a woman in STEM, I'm no stranger to imposter syndrome,” Emilee said. “So it was cool to be able to tell people about my research and then have other people be like, yeah, this is really cool what you're doing and it is deserving of funding.” Link in bio to read more about Emilee and Dillon's work. #undergraduateresearch #biologicalenginnering #womeninSTEM