Nina Joy awarded undergrad fellowship Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) recently awarded undergraduate research fellowships to 21 University of Wyoming students for research projects this summer.
The highly competitive fellowships introduce undergraduates to the excitement of scientific research. They provide an opportunity for students to pursue studies of their own interests and allow for interaction with UW's broad research community of faculty members and graduate students.
UW undergraduates awarded fellowships for the summer semester include Jeannine Nina Joy, Vermillion, a major in zoology and physiology, who will work with faculty member Carlos Martinez in the Department of Zoology and Physiology.
The Wyoming National Science Foundation EPSCoR and the Wyoming Department of Energy EPSCoR fund the awards in partnership with the UW Honors Program and the colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences.
EPSCoR is a state and federal matching grant program that allows states such as Wyoming to be nationally competitive in science and technology. Wyoming EPSCoR's goals are to develop university and community college faculty and students in science and engineering as valuable resources who will improve the state's economic diversification in the
21st century; and to utilize Wyoming's academic, scientific, and technological assets to create wealth and promote a better way of life for the state's citizens.