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STEM Education Department Welcomes New Research Undergrads

By Amanda Nelson

(Aug. 24, 2015) – The University of Kentucky Department of STEM Education, under the direction of Molly Fisher (PI), associate professor and director of graduate studies, and Jennifer Wilhelm (co-PI), professor and chair, is welcoming a new cohort of undergraduate students in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

As an REU site, the STEM Education Department hosts a cohort of undergraduates who work in its research programs.

Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.

Students are granted stipends and technology funds in order to carry out their research agendas.

The upcoming cohort includes:

Working with Cindy Jong, Jonathan Thomas and Molly Fisher:

·         Meredith Davis (Special Education)

·         Mallory Bickett (Elementary Education)

Working with Becky Krall and Brett Criswell:

·         Kelly Corrigan (Elementary Education)

·         Fallon Olexa (Special Education)

Working with Margaret Mohr-Schroeder:

·         Mollie Williams (STEM Plus – Math)

·         Shelby Albers (Mathematics and Computer Science)

Working with Jennifer Wilhelm:

·         Brittany Guido (STEM Plus – Math)

·         Dakota Yates (Elementary Education)

For more information on undergraduate research at UK, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research. The Office of Undergraduate Research promotes high quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines across campus.