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Creighton Students Present Summer Research Projects

Fourteen Creighton University Arts and Sciences students who received 2012 research scholarships presented their original research findings on Oct. 29.

The presentations are overviews of what the students learned and discovered over the summer on topics representing basic science research in biology, chemistry and physics. Each of these students worked alongside his/her faculty mentors at least 40 hours a week for 10 weeks. Faculty members guided these scholars in research planning; taught them how to conduct their research; and worked with them on how to communicate the results.

Students presenters included: Brian Farrell, Granger, Ind.; Rance Fujiwara, Honolulu, Hawaii; Barak Gruberg, Cochabamba, Bolivia: Zoha Haroon, Bennington, Neb.; Lauren Hintz, Wind Lake, Wisc.; Nathan Horst, Blairstown, Iowa; Patrick Isola, Kent, Wash.; Grayson Jackson, Carollton, Tex.; Krista LaBruzzo, Stanton, Neb.; Christopher Lefky, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; Jordan Otto, Auburn, Iowa; Kalani Parker, Omaha, Neb.; Ellecia Rainwater, Bismark, N. D., and Michael Visenio, San Jose, Calif.

The undergraduate research projects are made possible by the generosity and support of Randolph M. Ferlic, M.D., and his wife, Teresa Kolars Ferlic and others. Ferlic, a graduate of Creighton, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1958, and graduated from the School of Medicine in 1961. He has been a dedicated educator and an ardent supporter of higher education in Nebraska.

Each of the student scholars received both monetary support and access to the necessary facilities to perform his/her full-time research throughout the summer.