The WSU Office of Undergraduate Research announced three College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students will receive Auvil Fellowships to support of mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2019-20 academic year.
“Undergraduate resarchers contribute in meaningful ways to WSU’s standing as a top research university,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “The work these students do with their mentors helps to advance and create new knowledge in a specific field, which is fundamental to the research process.”
The 2019-2020 CAS Auvil Fellows are:
- Theresa (Tessa) Czech
Junior earth sciences major mentored by Catherine Cooper
- Daniel Curtis
Sophomore philosophy major mentored by Samantha Noll
- Asiamay Diaz
Junior Spanish and zoology major mentored by Wes Dowd
In total, 12 WSU students received Auvil Scholars Fellowship awards this year.
“It’s a great pleasure to offer so many deserving students these funds to support their research efforts,” said Pressley.
The Auvil Scholars Fellowship began in 2006 with a gift from the estates of Grady and Lillie Auvil, Wenatchee tree-fruit entrepreneurs. Auvil awards are available to undergraduate researchers from all majors, in all grades, from any WSU campus. More than 200 WSU undergraduates have received this award and are known as Auvil Fellows. All award recipients are required to present results of their work on posters at the ninth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) in March 2020.
For information on the Auvil and Carson awards, summer research, and more, visit the Undergraduate Research website.
Originally posted at WSU Insider