Lancy Scholars Selected for Platte Studies Seminar

Dianne M. Holcomb
assistant director, Office of Sponsored Programs, 308.865.8481

Ten University of Nebraska at Kearney students have been selected to participate in the second year of the Platte Studies Seminar.

The primary goal of the program is to provide exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to do original work with faculty mentors. Students were selected to be Lancy Scholars based on their academic progress and an essay describing their research objectives along with the significance of the Platte River project to their educational and career goals.

Students and their faculty mentors are listed below.

Elm Creek
 Lance Gunderson
Kearney Courtney Gill

ENGLISH: Dr. John Damon
Page Anna Thompson
Grand Island Justin Sevenker

GEOGRAPHY: Mr. Steele Becker
Kearney Michelle Rerucha
Lexington Joel Martin

HISTORY: Dr. Linda Van Ingen
Bellevue Adam Ecklund
Halsey Terra Atkins

Hastings Reta Norton
York Nat Auxier

The students will participate in research and group events May 19-July 30, 2003. They will present the outcomes of their proposed work at a fall symposium, the Spring 2004 Student Research Day, and at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Indianapolis. Students will receive a stipend of $2,500 for their work.
The summer project is possible from a $22, 500 grant to UNK from the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and the Leslie E. Lancy Foundation to conduct undergraduate research.

Twelve students participated in the Platte River research project last year. The students worked one-on-one with faculty mentors to develop their research projects in biology, chemistry, economics, English, geography and political science. To learn more about last year?s research projects and activities go to the website: