Students Received Undergraduate Research Institute Grants
April 3, 2017
The following students were recipients of grant support from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ Undergraduate Research Institute in the spring of 2017. Receiving a research grant was Lauren Farrar, a junior music and multimedia journalism major, for her project “Loopholes in U.S. Laws for Digital Sheet Music.” Tess Diffenbaugh, a senior German and mechanical engineering major, received a travel grant to present “Design and Verification of a Portable Isolation Platform for the Mitigation of External Vibrations in Data Collection for Human Gait Measurements,” at the SPIE – Smart Structures/NDE Conference, March 25-29, in Portland, Oregon. Rachel Hargrave, a junior creative writing and literature and language major, received a travel grant to present “/z/-devoicing: A Feature of Appalachian English?” at the Appalachian Studies Conference, March 9–12, in Blacksburg. Michaela Podolny, a junior religion and culture and international studies major received a travel grant to present “The Role of Social Liberation on National Identity in the Old Testament,” at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, March 3–5, in Raleigh, North Carolina.