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May 1, 2012

16 graduating Research Fellows 2012

As part of USU’s commencement exercises on Saturday, 16 Undergraduate Research Fellows will graduate from Utah State University. They include:

  • Jessop Boden, wildlife science
  • Candace Clark, biomedical engineering
  • Erin Fleming Jones, watershed sciences
  • Natalie Hatch, english
  • Nikelle Holbrook-Hunsaker, exercise science
  • Tamra Luke, biology composite teaching
  • Camilla Lyman Snow, environmental engineering
  • Cole Peterson, biological engineering
  • Lynsey Talbot, mechanical engineering
  • Jylisa Doney, social work
  • Rachel Porter Jackson, biochemical engineering
  • Rebecca Tanner, music therapy
  • Daniel Clark, accounting
  • Aaron Fronk, biology
  • Brandon Martin, biological engineering
  • Benjamin Carroll, engineering

“USU’s Undergraduate Research Fellows represent our top students at Utah State,” said Scott Bates, associate vice president for graduate and undergraduate research. “They were identified as exceptional students before even setting foot on the USU campus as freshmen. Throughout their undergraduate careers, they have excelled in their classes, and they have also engaged in independent research projects.”

“I've had a great experience at USU and am very grateful for the opportunities that I've had as a URF,” said Brandon Martin who has been accepted to New York Medical College.

“Last week I got the news that I was selected for a University Library Associate position which will give me full funding and a stipend in exchange for working in the library,” said 2011 graduate Lydia Howes, who will be heading to the University of Michigan this fall for her master’s in library and information science. “The research fellow program definitely helped me to get competitive for opportunities like that and I'm glad I was a part of it.”

“I am very proud of the achievements of our Research Fellows and very excited about the great things that they will do in the future,” said Bates.

- Nadiah Johari