DSU Student Presents Research Results at National Conference
ASM created the Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship in 2007 to support exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in careers as elementary or secondary school science teachers. Fellowship awardees develop and conduct instructional projects in a scientific discipline in local schools or community settings. Projects are co-mentored by faculty at the fellows’ home institutions and teachers or site coordinators from the local school/community host sites. Each 2008 fellow received a $2,500 stipend, a two-year ASM student membership, and up to $500 for supplies and instructional materials.
Frisch is a biology education major from Norfolk, NE. His research project was entitled, “Effects of Plant and Soil Samples on Microorganisms on Corn and Soybeans.” Frisch was co-mentored by Dr. Donna Hazelwood, professor of biology in the DSU College of Arts and Sciences, and Tracy Chase, an instructor at McCook Central High School in Salem and a DSU alumna with a degree in biology for secondary education.
Other recipients of the fellowships were from North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, and Connecticut.