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Engineering Research and Graduate Programs
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Manhattan, KS 66506


Nathan Undergraduate Research Experience Award

Olivia Peiffer

2018-19 Award Recipient

Olivia Peiffer

senior in chemical engineering

"With this support, I have been able to pursue a research experience that focuses on cancer research, something I hold very close to my heart.  With the results of this work, I am hoping to contribute to the elimination of the harmful side-effects associated with current cancer treatments.  Another step closer to changing someone's life forever, even if it's a little step, is worth every minute I can give." -- Olivia Peiffer


  Raj and Diana Nathan Undergraduate Research Experience Award

Departmental deadline: March 29, 2019

College deadline: April 12, 2019

Through a fund provided by Raj and Diana Nathan, the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering is able to provide an annual research experience award in the amount of $5,000 for a K-State Engineering undergraduate student at the junior or senior level. The purpose of the award is to provide a meaningful research experience for the recipient. The funds are designated to support the activities of the selected student and may be paid to the student as an hourly student wage. The award may be used over a period of one year from the date of the award. The funds may not be used to support work on a funded project or for other activities which they would otherwise be paid. The award should be used for an independent project or an expansion of a funded research project.

Each academic department may submit one proposal which is limited to a two page form and a one page letter from the faculty research advisor.  The selection process within the department is at the discretion of the department head.  A fully engaged faculty member to supervise the student’s experience is very important and the department head when recommending a proposal should consider this. 

Questions should be sent to ergp@k-state.edu; nomination form is available here.