Category Archives: Honors College Research Grant

Field Notes: A Fish Story

Honors student: Justin Reed, senior biochemistry and biology major Faculty mentor: Christian Tipsmark, assistant professor of biological sciences Overview: Schools of tiny fish originally from the coastal rice paddies of Southeast Asia may seem a little out of place in … Continue reading

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Sweet Satisfaction: Honors Student Research on Blackberries is the First of its Kind

Honors horticulture student Olivia Hines has a passion for blackberries, and she’s not just eating them – she’s testing them. Working alongside the University of Arkansas’ blackberry breeding program, a world leader in the development of fresh-market blackberry varieties, Olivia … Continue reading

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Rec Letters Count: Tips from Two Pros

Dreaming of studying abroad in Barcelona next summer, or need help with the plane ticket to present your work at a national conference? The Honors College can help. We give out $500,000 – $1 million in grants each year, and … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Mapping the Honors Thesis with Hannah Breshears

Honors architectural studies and history double major Hannah Breshears chronicles her personal thesis timeline, from spark to finish in the first ever Honors College info graphic.

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Derek Pyland: A Biophysics Conference Retrospective

Honors biochemistry major Derek Pyland was invited to present his work with proteins through hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry at the 57th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Philadelphia this semester. The trip gave Derek a peek into the world of … Continue reading

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Katelin Cherry: Engineering a Skeletal Cell Derived Biomaterial

Honors biomedical engineering student Katelin Cherry began working with mentor Dr. Jeffrey Wolchok last spring to create a biomaterial from skeletal cells that would ideally represent the complex components of skeletal muscle. A biomaterial of this type could be used … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Are Professional Sports Teams Worth the Investment?

David Noudaranouvong, an honors economic major (finance minor), recently graduated cum laude from the UA. Here he shares his honors thesis work, studying the economic effect of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oklahoma City. Noudaranouvong has already landed a job … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Taylor Spicer and Ilha de Maré

Taylor Spicer, an honors anthropology major from Tennessee, used her Honors College undergraduate research grant to travel to Brazil and learn more about the country’s people.  I utilized the research grant to continue my anthropological field research on an island … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Ali McAtee and Algae-based Biofuel

Ali McAtee is an honors college fellow in the College of Engineering studying chemical engineering. She and her research team were featured on a Planet Forward Earth Day special for their work with algae and butanol fuel. Ali received honorable mention … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Sammi Jones Pursues Campus Community Garden

Inspired by gardens she visited in Scotland, Sammi Jones, an environmental, soil and water sciences major in Bumpers College, wants to see a community garden grow at the U of A. In November she’s defending her thesis, which documents best … Continue reading

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