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Past Winners & Participants

2017 Recipients


The college is pleased to announce the first winners of this year’s Brian and Gayle Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships:

  • Courtney Kennedy, for the project “Determining Antifungal Resistance Mechanisms in Yeast Using High Throughput Robotics” (working with Professor Paul Rowley)
  • David Richards, for the project “Effect of Donor-Recipient Ratio on Horizontal Viral Transmission Rates in Drosophila melanogaster (working with Professor Christine Parent)
  • Frankie Scholz, for the project “Antibody Escape Mutations in Respiratory Syncytial Virus” (working with Professor Tanya Miura)
  • Tristie Stucker, for the project “Spectral Theory of Orthogonal Matrices Over F2” (working with Professor Stefan Tohaneanu)

2015 Recipients


The 2015 batch of fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2016) are as follows:

  • Elijah Benson, Biology (Faculty mentor: Tanya Miura)
    “Bound and gagged: effects of tetherin against diverse respiratory viruses”
  • Dorothy Catey, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics (Faculty mentor: Bert Baumgaertner and Steve Krone)
    “Aggregation effects of helping health workers in an agent-based model”
  • Guadalupe Gutierrez, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Kris Waynant)
    “A novel approach to more effective and longer lasting pharmaceuticals”
  • Alison LaDuke, Physics, Mathematics (Faculty mentor: Francesca Sammarruca)
    “Predictions for the properties of neutron stars in the high-precision era”

Determined to Learn in the Lab

National Merit Scholar uses research to expand his knowledge of biology.

Learn about Elijah's research

Pushing Back the Barriers of Science

Hill Fellowship winner goes beyond his major in award-winning research project.

Read about Lupe's research

2014 Recipients


The 2014 batch of fellowship winners (with projects beginning spring semester 2015) are as follows:

  • Alexandra Adams, Geology (Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Cassel)
    Isotopic fractionation of light elements — reconstructing past elevations and drainages in east Idaho and southwest Montana
  • Jonah Bartrand, Physics and Geology (Faculty mentor: Dave McIlroy)
    Formation of silver nanosprings on silica nanosprings
  • Catherine Brands, Biology (Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba)
    Effects of palmitic acid and methane gas on gastrointestinal motility
  • Paul Hanna, Chemistry (Faculty mentor: Kristopher Waynant)
    "Investigating the transition states of quinone intramolecular Diels–Alder reactions towards the asymmetric total synthesis of Elisabethin A

Featured Students

Read about a few of our 2014 recipients of the Hill Fellowship.

From Research to Teaching

Catherine Brands

Hill Fellowship winner Catherine Brands plans to translate her research experiences to Idaho’s classrooms

Read about Catherine's research

In the Lab from Day 1

Jonah Bartrand

First-year student earns Hill Fellowship for work with microscopic nanosprings

Learn about Jonah's research


College of Science

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