“The highly selective program is designed to give undergraduate students from any discipline experience conducting a scholarly research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the summer,” said Kim Albracht, assistant director of academic engagement.

Students applied to participate in the program during the spring semester and went through a rigorous application review and interview process before being selected as a UDiscover Scholar and awarded a $3000 stipend.

Each student scholar commits to at least 300 hours of research over a 10 week period between May and August. As part of the summer program, the students meet bi-weekly on campus to discuss their experience and attend professional development sessions related to conducting research and creative scholarship.

Students present their findings along with SPURA students during a poster session held by the USD Center for Brain and Behavior Research on August 9-10. Students will also present their research at IdeaFest in the spring, April 3-4, 2019.

2018 UDiscover Scholars
Danielle Brown - Medical Biology
Tasha Determan - Art
Seth Gerberding - Mathematics
Dustin Heiden - Medical Biology
Meredith Jenkins - Music Education History
Lucas Lund - Spanish, International Studies, Political Science
Paris Schroeder - Biology
Megan Swets - Communication Studies, English, Spanish
Elizabeth Skye - Art

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