陆川大学宣布2022年成立. 贝克研究员,总统研究员

AG在线游戏平台 announced two recipients of the 大卫J. Beck Fellowship as well as the finalists for the 2022 Presidential Summer Fellowship at the annual reception on Wednesday, 3月2日. 大卫J. Beck Fellowships reward outstanding academic achievement and allow top students to further challenge themselves with unique opportunities for undergraduate research and creative study.

大卫J. Beck Fellows are awarded full academic scholarships coverall all tuition, 书, 费用和校内食宿. 他们还能得到10美元,000 in tuition funding for a summer project, 这可能需要研究, 实习, 或国际研究.

Beck Fellows are awarded to up to two fellows for one calendar year and is one of the most prestigious honors that a student can achieve at AG在线游戏平台. 2022年的大卫·J. Beck Fellows are Beaumont native Zaid Mohammed and 天使的花 of Port Arthur. The two are the 23rd and the 24th recipients of the fellowship since its inception in 2008. 陆川大学宣布2022年成立. 贝克研究员,总统研究员

教师导师:Zaid Mohammed |博士. Ian Lian, associate professor of biology
Zaid Mohammed is a sophomore biology major with a minor in chemistry and a concentration in Pre-med. For his Beck Fellowship summer project, he has been invited to conduct research in Ottawa, Canada at the University of Ottawa with molecular biologist and co-director of the Genome Editing and Molecular Biology facility, Dr. 瑞安罗素. Russel’s lab environment is one of the few labs in the world that are proficient in autophagy experiment.

他在渥太华呆了9周, Mohammed will utilize the special cell culture platform developed by Dr. Ian Lian, association professor of biology, and his team. His project will involve using SILAC, co-IP, 一个神经网络, 或人工智能, to identify unknown proteins involved in the initiation of autophagy. 

教师导师:博士. Matthew Hoch, associate professor of biology
For her 2022 Beck Fellowship summer project, 天使的花, 初中生物学主要, will conduct research regarding the microscopic animal phyla, 缓步类. She will be studying the marine tardigrades and the effects of water quality, sediment organic content and habitat type on population density and species distribution patterns. She also will be working with different groups domestic and abroad to conduct this research. In Belize, Angel will be working with Dr. Arlenie Rogers of the University of Belize, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and the Smithsonian Institute Carrie Bow Cay Field Station to perform onshore-to-offshore transects. Samples will be collected, processed, and prepared for export to the U.S. where Angel will travel to Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.  在那里,她将与博士一起工作. 威廉姆斯R. 米勒, 一位著名的tardigradologist, for morphological identification to species using advanced microscopy methods. 然后, she will travel to McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana to work on DNA barcoding of specimens with Dr. 凯西·杰克逊和医生. 哈里·迈耶. Target sequences will be deposited in GenBank and voucher specimens and type/paratype specimens will be sent to Dr. Anna Phillips, curator of the 缓步类 collection at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. 

Also recognized at the event were the 2022 Presidential Summer Fellows, 塔利亚·贝尔彻和特里斯坦·唐奇.  

学院导师塔利亚·贝尔彻博士. Dan French, dean of the College of Business, and Dr. Gevorg Sargsyan, assistant professor of the department of business.

Taliah Belcher is a senior, double majoring in accounting and finance. For her 2022 Presidential Summer Fellowship project, she will participate in an international study and research project joining AG在线游戏平台’s College of Business study abroad trip to Alicante, 西班牙. After the study abroad program ends, Belcher will remain in 西班牙 for most of the summer while researching the impact of militarization on the financial and economic growth of developing and highly militarized countries. She will test multiple hypotheses by obtaining data from the World Bank, 国际货币基金组织(imf), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations. 更具体地说, she will be looking at Global Militarization Index rank, 人均国内生产总值, military expenditures and foreign direct investment, using this data to perform statistical analysis tests for each of her hypotheses.

Tristan Tonche | Faculty Mentors: Dr. M. 黛安•克拉克, professor of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 和贝弗利布坎南, instructor of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Sophomore American Sign Language major Tristan Tonche has been invited to research and interview the Plains Indian Sign Language users that remain today at the University of British Columbia with Dr. 乔安娜大炮. She will work alongside the Native Indian Teachers Education Program faculty and interview Deaf Natives and collect data about how they acquired PISL, their experience with PISL throughout their childhood and educational background, among other variables that will be analyzed. Tonche also will meet with staff members of the Indigenous Studies department to learn more about the Native and Indigenous community and culture of the British Columbia region.