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Application Deadline for Eagle SPUR Program March 3

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The Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi is seeking applicants for the spring Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR). The application deadline is Monday, March 3.

Eagle SPUR provides funding for independent research by an undergraduate student in collaboration with a faculty member. The program includes up to $20,000 in research grants for project proposals submitted by qualified students in the fall and spring semesters.

The inaugural class of Eagle SPUR scholars includes the following, along with their faculty mentors:

*Hannah Bahe, psychology, Waveland, Miss. - Heidi Lyn
*Chris Bolden, biological sciences, Natchez, Miss. – Hao Xue
*Lyndsay Carrigee, coastal science/marine biology, Kiln, Miss. – Joe Griffitt
*John Cirino, geography, Vancleave, Miss. Mentor – Grant Harley
*Haley Dozier, mathematics, Brandon, Miss. – John Perry
*Kristen Gamble, psychology, Hattiesburg – Sheree Watson
*Matthew Peter Germenis, English/history, Hattiesburg – Jonathon Barron
*Jacob Gersh, chemistry, Hattiesburg – Wujian Miao
*Jeffrey Gill, chemistry, Waveland, Miss. – Julie Pigza
*JoAnna Gunnufsen, history, Hattiesburg – Max Grivno
*Christopher Keller, polymer science, Madisonville, La. – Daniel Savin
*Laken Kendrick, polymer science, Hattiesburg – Derek Patton
*Ashley Nicole King, psychology, Jayess, Miss. – David Echevarria
*Porcha McCurdy, geology, Bay Springs, Miss. – Omar Harvey
*Natalya Ortolano, biological sciences, Mandeville, La. – Yanlin Guo
*Robyn Riley, psychology, Folsom, La. – Tammy Barry
*Anna Roller, psychology, Bay St. Louis, Miss. – Heidi Lyn
*Taylor Runyan, geology, Picayune, Miss. – Omar Harvey
*Kray Scully, psychology, Clinton, Miss. – Mike Madson
*Kelsey Shinnick, psychology, Daphne, Ala. – Sara Jordan
*Rachel Smilo, biology, Natchez, Miss. - Kevin Kuen
*Ian Taylor, biological sciences, Gulfport, Miss. – Jill Arnold
*Morgan Teel, dance, Crestview, Fla. – Elizabeth Lentz
*Jarred Trammell, polymer science, Madisonville, La. – Jeff Wiggins

Established in 2011, the center’s mission is the enhancement of the undergraduate experience through the promotion and support of student-faculty collaborations in research, creative projects and scholarship. Application materials are available on the center’s website: http://www.usm.edu/research/center-undergraduate-research. Students who are interested in the program may also contact their faculty advisor/mentor.