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Four CASNR students named 2015-16 Niblack Research Scholars

The Niblack Research Scholars program at Oklahoma State University has opened the doors of cutting-edge research for undergraduates for more than a decade. This year, four CASNR undergraduates are receiving $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct supervised research for the 2015-16 academic year. The annual program is funded by OSU alumnus John Niblack, who wants to jumpstart the careers of future scientists through the experience of conducting research.

The Niblack Research Scholars program at Oklahoma State University has opened the doors of cutting-edge research for undergraduates for more than a decade. This year, four CASNR undergraduates are receiving $8,000 scholarships and the opportunity to conduct supervised research for the 2015-16 academic year. The annual program is funded by OSU alumnus John Niblack, who wants to jumpstart the careers of future scientists through the experience of conducting research.

“It’s fun to see kids learn during hands-on research just how difficult it is to the produce the smallest granule of data that’s of any use. It’s a big experience for them,” said Niblack, who said he had a similar experience as an OSU undergraduate that changed the course of his career. “Undergraduate research convinced me that I wanted to become a professional scientist because it was such a thrill to perform new experiments that no one else had ever done before.”

Niblack went on to become a scientist and then vice chairman of Pfizer Inc., the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company. Niblack served as the keynote speaker and was recognized with an honorary doctorate at OSU’s undergraduate fall commencement ceremony.

Congratulations to the following CASNR students:

OKLAHOMA
Tulsa
Joseph Crook, biosystems and agricultural engineering
Alexis Gullic, animal science

CONNECTICUT
Oxford
David Bradt, entomology

MAINE
Corinna
Hannah Paradis, animal science

Videos about the students and more information is available at: http://niblack.okstate.edu

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