Ambassadors

2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Undergraduate Research Ambassador program prepares current undergraduate researchers to facilitate workshops, assist at UURAF, and provide feedback to the UR staff on current and proposed program offerings.

While the UR Office sponsors Ambassador-led workshops each semester, the Ambassadors are also frequently invited to present during class periods and student academic society meetings. Please contact the Undergraduate Research Office by phone at 517-884-1559 or email ugrsrch@msu.edu if you are interested in bringing the Ambassadors to your class or to arrange for a presentation.

Ambassador Application Process

The application cycle for Ambassadors for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  If you applied by the March 23 deadline, you will be notified by Friday March, 28 2014 if you are selected to move on to the second round. Interviews will take place during the week of April 14-18 2014. If you are a finalist, you will be notified of our decision no later than Friday, April 25, 2014.

Current Ambassadors

Usi Adia-Nimuwa '15

Usi Adia-Nimuwa '15

How did an aspiring electrical engineer find himself on a project exploring the inner workings of the central nervous system? Through undergraduate research. Meet Usi Adia-nimuwa '15.
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Widya Adidharma '14

Widya Adidharma '14

As summer ends and the sun begins to shine less frequently, many people’s moods often change from lively to lackluster. Roughly six percent of Americans are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or “seasonal depression” each winter. Undergraduate researcher Widya Adidharma is determined to shed some light on the subject.
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Rachel Brock '15

Rachel Brock '15

Physiology major Rachel Brock's best laid plans involved mice and men. (And women. And undergraduate research.)
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Cooper Franks '15

Cooper Franks '15

There are lots of ways one can work for social justice, at home and globally. Engaging in research is one of them. Meet RCAH student Cooper Franks '15.
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Marisa Kelly '14

Marisa Kelly '14

Ever wonder what’s going on inside the mind of a child? Senior Marisa Kelly may not be able to tell you what they’re thinking, but she is discovering how their brains are developing.
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Kelly Montgomery '15

Kelly Montgomery '15

True or False: Fruit flies can help save human lives. Kelly Montgomery’s research may make this statement true.
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Andrew Morton '14

Andrew Morton '14

Andrew’s decision to become a Spartan was driven by the research opportunities for undergraduates MSU provided. “I enjoyed the lab portion of my AP Biology class in high school and wanted to learn more about independent research.”
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Craig Pearson '14

Craig Pearson '14

Ever broken a bone? Even if you think you haven't, undergraduate researcher Craig Pearson '14 knows you have.
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Hannah Selig '14

Hannah Selig '14

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Undergraduate Researcher Hannah Selig is determined to find out why.
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Susie Sonnenschein '14

Susie Sonnenschein '14

How can studying the brain of a rat tell us about human development? Senior Susie Sonnenschein can tell you exactly how.
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Kim Vi '15

Kim Vi '15

Undergraduate researcher Kim Vi '15 is on his way to curing diseases by understanding mutations in DNA.
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