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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Nathan Undergraduate Research Experience Award

Sydney Cantrell, 2019-20 award recipient2019-2020 Recipient

Sydney Cantrell
senior, biological systems engineering

"With this support, I have been able to invest myself in recombinant protein research. The use of recombinant proteins has opened doors to a new variety of medical treatment. However, with new technology comes new challenges. With the results of this work, I hope to develop a systematic approach for optimizing the extraction and purification of recombinant proteins. Even if it is a small piece of the puzzle, I am honored and excited to be working toward getting people the life-saving medicine they need."  -- Sydney Cantrell

Award Information

Departmental deadline: March 27, 2020

College deadline: April 10, 2020

Through a fund provided by Raj and Diana Nathan, the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering is able to offer 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 in 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 limited to a two-page form and a one-page letter from the faculty research adviser. 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. View the nomination form.