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2021 Chlapaty Fellows To Conduct Research

Eleven University of Dubuque students were selected to participate in the Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Summer Research Fellowship. They will research a variety of topics this summer ranging from a quantitative analysis of lead found in baby teeth to the effects of invasive plant species on wildlife.

In its 10th year, the competitive fellowship helps prepare talented undergraduate students across all disciplines for graduate or professional school.

Fellows will commit 400 hours of work on their research over a 10 week period during the summer. They will each receive a stipend of $4,500 and an additional $500 for research-associated supplies or travel costs. Fellows are required to present their research results during the following academic year at a local, regional, or national conference.

The following students were named 2021 Chlapaty Fellows:

Lauryn Behrend, a senior biology major from Waukon, IA; Carlee Benzing, a senior biology major from Waukon, IA;Hanna Blumhoff, a senior biology and chemistry double major from Polo, Illinois; Kayla Breunig, a senior biology and chemistry double major from Mazomanie, WI; Luke Bullock, a senior mathematics and chemistry double major from Dubuque, IA; Allisen Hallahan, a junior environmental science major from Dubuque, IA; Hanna Horsfield, a senior environmental biology in secondary education, all science in secondary education, and biology triple major from Epworth, IA; Brady McIntyre, a senior biology major from Davenport, IA; Ahrend Raab, a junior biology major from Warren, IL; Tyler Ramey, a senior environmental science major from Dubuque, IA; and Jacob Whitbeck, a senior biology major from West Salem, WI.

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