Thirteen Creighton University Arts and Sciences students who received 2013 Ferlic Research Scholarships will present their original research findings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24. A formal program acknowledging their efforts will begin at 5:15 p.m. The eighth annual event is open to the public and will take place in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Jr. Atrium of the Hixson-Lied Science Building on the campus of Creighton University.
The presentations contain overviews of what the students discovered and the critical thinking they applied to these topics representing basic science research in biology, chemistry and physics. Students worked alongside faculty mentors at least 40 hours a week for 10 weeks. Faculty members guided them in research planning; taught them how to conduct their research; and worked with them on how to communicate the results.
Students presenting include: Luke Aeilts, Woodbury, Minn.; Michael Hall, Norfolk, Neb.; Elizabeth Hines, Davenport, Iowa; Amanda Kobayashi, Honolulu, Hawaii.; Anthony Quagliano, Barrington, Ill.; Michael Visenio, San Jose, Calif.; Anna Wattles, St. Charles, Mo.; Nicholas, Franz, Mundelein, Ill.; Renner Fujiwara, Honolulu, Hawaii; Michael Grzelak, Green Bay, Wisc.; Jennifer Hartjes, Woodbury, Minn.; Emily Lowry, Burnsville, Minn.; and Ryan Ford, Yankton, S. D.
The undergraduate research projects are made possible by the generosity and support of Randolph M. Ferlic, M.D., his wife, Teresa Kolars Ferlic, Ruth and Bill Scott and others. Ferlic earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Creighton in 1958 and graduated from the Creighton School of Medicine in 1961. The Ferlics are ardent supporters of higher education in Nebraska.
Each of the student scholars received a research stipend as well as access to state-of-the-art laboratories, simulation centers, microscopes and other equipment, facilities and supplies to perform full-time research project.