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2018 Chlapaty Fellows to Conduct Research Over the Summer

Fifteen University of Dubuque students will spend their summer researching topics ranging from trap baiting impacts on trap success for freshwater turtles to potential toxins in bath bombs as part of the Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Summer Fellowship.

In its seventh year, the competitive fellowship program helps prepare talented undergraduate students across all disciplines for graduate or professional school.

Students, who were selected based on faculty review of their research proposals, will commit to 40 hours a week for 10 weeks this summer to complete their projects. Awardees will receive a stipend of $4,500 and an additional $500 for research supplies or travel costs associated with the project.

The following students were named Chlapaty Fellows for 2018:

Konstantine Batonisashvili – Senior computer information technology/mathematics major from Tbilisi, GA; Scott Breitfelder – Junior secondary science education major from Dubuque; Brianna Finnegan – Sophomore biology/secondary science education major from Guttenberg, IA; Samantha Greene – Junior biology major from Dubuque; Mackenzie Helgemoe – Junior secondary science education/secondary mathematics education major from Rubicon, WI; Noah Hoskins – Junior philosophy major from Cedar Rapids, IA; Jillian Hunt – Senior English/secondary English education major from Peosta, IA; Amanda Magana – Senior chemistry major from Chicago, IL; Gabrielle Marchese – Junior chemistry major from Milwaukee, WI; Stephanie Pfab – Senior biology/fine and performing arts major from Dubuque; Dasia Powell – Junior criminal justice major from Mount Vernon, GA; Jade Romagna – Junior criminal justice major from Dubuque; Tom Scroggs – Junior biology major from Marion, IA; Shanena Snowden – Junior human health science major from Milwaukee, WI; and Victor Zaki – Junior biology major from Nashville, TN.

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