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CUR Releases 2022 STR Program Participants

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) congratulates the following 75 teams accepted to be a part of the 2022-23 Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR) Program. The STR Program is a competitive application-based professional development opportunity for teams consisting of a campus representative and one to two undergraduate students. These teams will participate in a 6-month program aimed at developing their communication and advocacy skills which will empower them to convey the power of the high-impact practices of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry experience to diverse stakeholder groups.

“CUR is excited to be offering a program of such critical importance to the development of civically engaged researchers, and elevates the significance of effective human engagement skills.  I look forward to working with these 2022-23 STR participants during their journey and celebrating their accomplishments.” Stated Lindsay Currie, CUR’s executive officer. 

These teams represent 62 institutions from 28 states and are made up of 75 Campus Representatives and 124 undergraduate researchers. 

 

Alabama

  • Emma Fisher | Auburn University
  • Kelli Thompson | Auburn University
  • Cameron Tice | Auburn University
  • Merritt Cahoon | Samford University
  • Rachel George | University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ali McDearmond | University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Despina Stavrinos | University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Olivia Morris | University of North Alabama
  • Cynthia Stenger | University of North Alabama
  • Luke Terwilliger | University of North Alabama

 

Arizona

  • Clarissa Pavao | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Noel Richardson | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Amanda Zhu | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Yesenia Cruz Carrillo | Northern Arizona University
  • James Ingram | Northern Arizona University
  • Jose Moreno | Northern Arizona University
  • Laila Puga | Northern Arizona University
  • Ashley Root | Northern Arizona University
  • Julie Seeker | Northern Arizona University

 

California

  • Subodh Bhandari | California State Polytechnic University
  • Eve Javier | California State Polytechnic University
  • Stanley Ossyra | California State Polytechnic University
  • Abigail Anatasi | California State University at Fullerton
  • Gerardo Avila | California State University at Fullerton
  • Nandini Bhakta | California State University at Fullerton
  • Heather Franson | California State University at Fullerton
  • William Hoese | California State University at Fullerton
  • Azeem Horani | California State University at Fullerton
  • Alice Lee | California State University at Fullerton
  • Pauline Lim | California State University at Fullerton
  • Montana Mellody | California State University at Fullerton
  • Ankita Mohapatra | California State University at Fullerton
  • Gerardo Robledo | California State University at Fullerton
  • Anthony Ruiz | California State University at Fullerton
  • Ying-Chiao Tsao | California State University at Fullerton
  • Joshua Yang | California State University at Fullerton
  • Veronica Ayvazian | Chapman University
  • Lorena Munoz | Chapman University
  • Dakota Piorkowski | Chapman University
  • Adam Sanders | Chapman University
  • Ramesh Singh | Chapman University
  • Richelle Tanner | Chapman University
  • Amal Hassan | Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Katreena Marie Rago | Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Karen Rojas Valencia | Citrus College
  • Damien Weigner | Irvine Valley College
  • Taneeka Anand | Pasadena City College
  • Jared Ashcroft | Pasadena City College
  • Wing Yu | Pasadena City College
  • Khanh Bui | Pepperdine University
  • Jackson Gieger | Pepperdine University
  • Eunji Shin | Pepperdine University
  • Madison Beltran | University of California at San Diego

 

Delaware

  • Lauren Barsky | University of Delaware
  • Stacy Mahiga | University of Delaware
  • Rebecca Metellus | University of Delaware

 

Florida

  • Melodie Eichbauer | Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Tori Guarino | Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Stanley Carter Oleckna | Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Danielle Lindner | Stetson University
  • Andrea Mingo | Stetson University
  • Alexandra Kearns | University of Florida
  • Marina Klimenko | University of Florida
  • Amy Pezoldt | University of Florida

 

Georgia

  • Daria Ilatovskaya | Augusta University
  • Adam Jones | Augusta University
  • Anne Elise Beals | Georgia College and State University
  • Stefanie Sevcik | Georgia College and State University
  • Anthony Choi | Mercer University
  • Ethan Choi | Mercer University
  • Caden Hamrick | Mercer University

 

Idaho

  • Nicolas Diaz | Boise State University
  • Melissa Ogle | Boise State University
  • Stacey Pedraza | Boise State University

 

Illinois

  • Achal Anand | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Connor Barnes | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Stefan Djordjevic | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Holly Golecki | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Jaylynn Kim | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Abigail McDonnell | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Katelynn Ohk | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Sara Pedron-Haba | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 
  • Jaydeep Pillai | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Christian Proistosescu | University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

 

Indiana

  • Megha Anwer | Purdue University
  • Emily Cahue | Purdue University
  • Harris Collins | Purdue University
  • Mariah Mendoza | Purdue University
  • Victor Mosqueda | Purdue University
  • Olanrewaju Sodunke | Purdue University
  • Jason Ware | Purdue University
  • Mia Yates | Purdue University

 

Kentucky

  • Charlotte Gabbard | Morehead State University
  • Emmalou Schmittzehe | Morehead State University

 

Massachusetts

  • Debora Edouard | Simmons University
  • Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield | Simmons University
  • Grace Solomon | Simmons University
  • Amalia Allen | Smith College
  • Shannon Audley | Smith College
  • Kelly Tran | Smith College

 

Michigan

  • Andrew Kearney | Michigan State University
  • Alexandra Lee | Michigan State University
  • Vanessa McCaffrey | Michigan State University
  • Lexi Nadolsky | Michigan State University
  • Dorothy Zhao | Michigan State University

 

Minnesota

  • Mikayla Carlson | St. Olaf College
  • Mackenzie Farrell | St. Olaf College
  • Norman Lee | St. Olaf College
  • Johannah Belk | University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • Rebecca Gilbertson | University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • Sierra Swenson | University of Minnesota at Duluth

 

Nevada

  • Dustin Hines | University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • Diego Valdivia | University of Nevada at Las Vegas

 

New Jersey

  • Moitrayee Chatterjee | New Jersey City University

 

New Mexico

  • Crystal Cevering | University of New Mexico
  • Allison Kilpatrick | University of New Mexico
  • Sara Pichette | University of New Mexico

 

New York

  • Kassandra Jutis | Columbia University
  • Emma Butzler | Marist College
  • Zion Klos | Marist College
  • Carli Piertra |Marist College
  • Maria Iacullo-Bird | Pace University
  • James Kennedy | Pace University
  • Kodjo Adabra | SUNY Geneseo
  • Yarold Bautista Martinez | SUNY Geneseo
  • Gaetan Jean Louis | SUNY Geneseo
  • Olaocha Nwabara | SUNY Geneseo
  • Zhen Bai | University of Rochester  

 

North Carolina

  • Quin Anderson | Wake Tech Community College
  • Carrie Hoffman | Wake Tech Community College
  • Kevin Reza Villa | Wake Tech Community College

 

North Dakota

  • Courtney Chatburn | Minot State University
  • Hannah Murray | Minot State University
  • John Webster | Minot State University

 

Ohio

  • Joyce Fernandes | Miami University
  • Cece Meinking | Miami University
  • Maddie Webber | Miami University

 

Oklahoma

  • Jonathon Stallings | Northeastern State University
  • Viktoria Stallings | Northeastern State University
  • Luis Vazquez | Northeastern State University
  • Elizabeth Waring | Northeastern State University
  • Christopher Crick | Oklahoma State University
  • Caio Franca | Southern Nazarene University
  • Jhonathan Guerrero | Southern Nazarene University
  • Tiya Mitchell | Southern Nazarene University

 

Oregon

  • Nihar Koppolu | Portland State University
  • Amy Lin | Portland State University
  • Nancy MacKenzie | Portland State University
  • Carolyn Quam | Portland State University
  • Natalie Robison | Portland State University
  • Christof Teuscher | Portland State University

 

Pennsylvania

  • Sarah Johnson | Moravian University
  • Gwen Kester | Moravian University

 

South Carolina

  • Alex Bussom | Furman University
  • Neci Harris | Furman University
  • Brandon Inabinet | Furman University

 

Tennessee

  • Jamie Burriss | Middle Tennessee State University
  • Luke Gormsen | Middle Tennessee State University
  • Saman Kittani | Middle Tennessee State University
  • Kim Unertl | Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Texas

  • Lance Barton | Austin College
  • Hannah Herron | Austin College
  • Cassandra Silva Salas | Austin College
  • Grace Aguirre | Sam Houston State University
  • Ghaith Al Sammarraie | Sam Houston State University
  • Brooke Brown | Sam Houston State University
  • Kate Chandler | Sam Houston State University
  • Kelbi Delaune | Sam Houston State University
  • John Navarro | Sam Houston State University
  • Diana Olivera | Sam Houston State University
  • Nate Rodriguez | Sam Houston State University
  • Amanda Scarbrough | Sam Houston State University
  • Mariah Jade Zimpfer | Sam Houston State University
  • Joaquin Haces-Garcia | Texas A&M University at Kingsville
  • Hua Li | Texas A&M University at Kingsville
  • Juan Zambrano | Texas A&M University at Kingsville
  • Catherine Campen | Texas Woman’s University
  • DiAnna Hynds | Texas Woman’s University
  • Rose Baker | University of North Texas
  • Tingkai Guan | University of North Texas
  • Ali Atis | University of Texas at Dallas
  • Mario Gil | University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
  • Truc Le | University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
  • Kristi Lopez | University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

 

Utah

  • Jaxon Didericksen | Utah State University
  • Kylee Tidwell | Utah State University
  • Jayme Walters | Utah State University
  • Yang Huo | Utah Valley University
  • Anna Schiffmann | Utah Valley University
  • Harsh Soni | Utah Valley University

 

Virginia

  • Alysia Davis | James Madison University
  • Reggie Wilcox | James Madison University
  • Antonio Harvey | Longwood University
  • Jammie McMurtry | Longwood University
  • Sarah Porter | Longwood University
  • Chet Bhatta | Radford University Carilion
  • Christopher Blankenship | Radford University Carilion

 

Building from the success of previous advocacy offerings, this is the inaugural class of the STR Program. The STR program begins in October 2022 and concludes in April 2023 with a celebration of the program graduates during a spring capstone presentation activity.

 

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Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is an organization of individual, institutional, and affiliate members from around the world that share a focus on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity opportunities for faculty and students. More than 700 institutions and more than 13,000 individuals belong to CUR. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research, and that students engaged in undergraduate research succeed in their studies and professional advancement.

 

 

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