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Local UW Students Receive Funding for Further Research

May 2, 2017

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the University of Wyoming will support 20 new student research and internship projects through its CGS International Research/Internship Excellence Awards in summer/fall 2017.

Students can receive up to $2,500 from these awards. More than 60 student projects have been funded by CGS the last three years. All awards were made possible through private donors and partners of CGS, such as the UW School of Energy Resources (SER), the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Recipients, listed by hometowns, degrees, funds/grants and project titles, are:

-- Paul Bonifas, Casper, MBA and M.S. engineering, CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Energy from Waste-Pyrolysis: Process, Applications and Potential.”

-- Marissa Dyck, Yamhill, Ore., B.S. zoology and physiology, CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, semester internship at the Mpala Research Centre near Nanyuki, Kenya.

-- Sara Ellingrod, Clearmont, B.A. global and area studies, and Spanish, CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Environmental and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Resource Extraction and Use in the Amazon Rainforest.”

-- Alexander Garcia-Putnam, Laramie, Ph.D. anthropology, CGS World to Wyoming Grant, research at the Callacpuma Prehistory Project in Peru.

-- Cecile Gleizes, Muret, France, M.A. global and area studies, Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies, “How the Chinese Government’s Internationalization Agenda Affects Faculty and Students in Chinese Universities.”

-- Haylee Gobert, Browning, Mont., M.S. agricultural and applied economics, Harris International Research Award, “Economics of Early Literacy and Music in New Zealand Households.”

 -- Cameron Green, Cheyenne, M.A. history, CGS-Sen. Malcolm Wallop Conversations on Democracy Award, “Cultural History of Cambodian Identity as Represented Through Film From the Early Twentieth Century.”

-- Lindsay Hein, Punxsutawney, Pa., M.A. global and area studies, CGS-Sen. Malcolm Wallop Conversations on Democracy Award, “Evaluating the Impact of Roma Inclusion Policies on the Educational Experiences of Roma Girls in Moldova.”

-- Maggie Huss, Laramie, B.A. global and area studies, CGS World to Wyoming Grant, internship at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

-- Mary Jacinta Nekesa, Kampala, Uganda, Ph.D. education, CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty Make While Preparing Counselors in Uganda.”

-- Brittany Nordberg, Cody, B.S. wildlife and fisheries biology and management, Harris International Research Award, “Studying the Evolutionary History of Nile Perch Fishes in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa.”

-- Nicholas Oakley, Ashland, Mo., M.S. zoology and psychology, CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Studying Golden-Winged Manikins in Ecuador.”

-- Danielle Peck, Lovell, M.A. global and area studies, and environment and natural resources, CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Analysis of Unmonitored Landfills in Communities in the Former East Germany.”

-- Marco Polo, Reno, Texas, M.A. global and area studies, and environment and natural resources, CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Understanding the Oil and Gas and Renewable Marriage: The Case of Royal Dutch Shell and its Renewable Energy Strategy.”

-- Nina Radovanovic, Lukicevo, Serbia, M.A. American studies, Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies and CGS World to Wyoming Grant, “Discourses in Au Pair Programs in Europe and the United States.”

-- Jessica Rick, Burnsville, Minn., Ph.D. botany, CGS International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “The Effects of Environmental Factors on Evolution and the Conservation of Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika.”

-- Misty Springer, Laramie, MPA political science, Christopher and Michelle Spear Award and Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies, “Effectiveness of Women’s NGOs and their Influence on Policy in the Republic of Georgia.”

-- Jerry Stott, Green River, MPA political science, CGS-Sen. Malcolm Wallop Conversations on Democracy Award, “Environmental Policy and Building Partnerships with the Georgian Institute for Public Affairs.”

-- Mackensie Swift, Elkhart, Ind., B.S. environmental geology and geohydrology, and environment and natural resources, CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “Studying Water Quality in Coimbatore District, India.”

-- Mikita Torapa, Gomel, Belarus, M.S. economics and finance, CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant, “How Toyota Can Influence the Profitability of Clean Energy in Oil and Gas Companies.”

For more information about the CGS, call Jean Garrison, director of the CGS, at (307) 766-6119 or email garrison@uwyo.edu.


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