LINCOLN — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded stipends to 154 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience Program supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Students receive stipends of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week. The students’ projects span academic disciplines including engineering, chemistry, modern languages and literatures, psychology, art and art history, architecture, special education, and fisheries and wildlife.

The students also will have opportunities to participate in mentoring workshops and activities with undergraduates from other institutions who are participating in Nebraska’s Summer Research Program. In August, both groups of students will present posters on their research and creative activities at a campus research symposium. For more about undergraduate research at Nebraska, visit

Following is a list of area students by hometown who received summer UCARE awards, with their academic major(s) and project title.

» Gothenburg: Alexander Meyer, biochemistry, “UNL International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Team.”

» Gothenburg: Justin Shuman, pre-science (7-12), “Evaluation of How STEM Faculty Use the First Day of Class and Their Choices of Non-Content Instructor Talk.”

» Lexington: Joelly Anderson, speech-language pathology, “Exploring the Relations between Executive Function, Self-Efficacy and Reading Skills.”

For the full list of summer UCARE recipients, visit

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