Natural and Applied Sciences scholarship winners named
GREEN BAY – The 2009-2010 Natural and Applied Sciences scholarships were presented on Feb. 4, 2010, to nine outstanding University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students.
Krall wins Casperson Scholarship at UW-Green Bay
Jacqueline Krall, of Grafton, has been awarded the 2009-2010 James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Scholarship in the amount of $1,400 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Krall is a senior majoring in both Environmental Science and Environmental Policy and Planning.
Krall has flourished by taking advantage of field opportunities. Last summer, she was an intern at the Great Lakes WATER Research Institute in Milwaukee as part of the National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates. She worked on a project that examined the geochemistry of the deep sandstone aquifer of Eastern Wisconsin.
In April 2009 Krall was awarded a Cofrin Student Research Grant for a project titled, “Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Seed Production by Woody Species in the Cofrin Arboretum Forest Dynamics Plot.” She is looking at the seed dispersal by the woody species in Mahon Woods for the 2009 growing season as compared to the plot’s topography.
Krall would like to attend graduate school for natural resources or environmental science looking at restoration or sustainability issues. Her long-term goal is a career in environmental management or consulting. “It combines my interests in natural resources, environmental stewardship, problem analysis, and policy with real world issues where my diverse background can be utilized and my skills can be directly used to impact a situation.”
The Casperson Scholarship was established in honor of James Casperson, an outstanding UW-Green Bay Environmental Science student at the time of his death, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Casperson.
Fursov and Smet win Sell Scholarships
Oksana Fursov, of Green Bay, and Kody Smet, of Oneida, have received 2009-2010 Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
Fursov is a junior majoring in Human Biology. Her goal is to work in the dental field and she is co-president of the Pre-Dental Club. Fursov volunteers with Tri-County Community, an all-volunteer clinic that supports the dental needs of the underprivileged. She also volunteers at the Green Bay Slavic Church, playing piano and singing in the choir.
Smet is a sophomore who is majoring in chemistry and envisions a career in chemical engineering. He serves as a tutor for Chemistry 211 and 212 and is applauded by faculty for his willingness to help fellow students.
The scholarship honors the memory of the late Prof. Nancy J. Sell who was a member of the UW-Green Bay faculty.
Meulemans awarded Cook Scholarship at UW-Green Bay
Rochelle Meulemans, of Kaukauna, has been selected to win the 2009-2010 Bradford Cook Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Meulemans is a senior with a major in biology and a minor in Education.
Meulemans’ goal is to teach middle or high school biology or physical science. She was a walk-on (non-scholarship) varsity volleyball player who had the distinction of being team captain in 2009 and won numerous awards as a scholar-athlete.
She is active in community service having volunteered for Special Olympics, Phuture Phoenix, Upward Bound and tutoring at area schools.
The family of former UW-Green Bay student Bradford Cook, to honor his memory and interest in environmental studies, established the Bradford Cook Scholarship.
Edminster awarded N.E.W. First-Year Engineering Scholarship at UW-Green Bay
Sara Edminster, of Pulaski, has been awarded the 2009-2010 N.E.W. First-Year Engineering Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Edminster, a junior pre-engineering major, is interested in the field of environmental engineering because, “I am intrigued by the idea of finding alternative solutions to the way we currently consume our natural resources.”
Frederick and Patricia Baer established the N.E.W. First-Year Engineering Scholarship in 1987. The late Frederick Baer was president of Paper Converting Machine Company in Green Bay.
McCarty wins N.E.W. Second-Year Engineering Scholarship at UW-Green Bay
Shane McCarty, of Brussels, has been selected to receive a 2009-2010 N.E.W. Second-Year Engineering Scholarship in the amount of $2,200 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
McCarty is a junior who plans to transfer to UW-Milwaukee to major in Civil Engineering. He works as a Student Engineer Trainee for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and has learned practical engineering methods for road, ditch and storm sewer design.
Frederick and Patricia Baer established the N.E.W. Second-Year Engineering Scholarship in 1987. The late Frederick Baer was president of Paper Converting Machine Company in Green Bay.
Lawrence and Struck win Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Scholarships
David Lawrence, of Brussels, and Eric Struck, of Kewaunee, have received the 2009-2010 Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Scholarships in the amount of $500 each at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Lawrence, a junior who is majoring in biology and Environmental Sciences, wants to attend graduate school to become a fisheries biologist. He is particularly interested in the management of Wisconsin’s trout streams.
Struck is a senior Environmental Science major, who is also seeking minor degrees in chemistry and Education. He hopes to teach high school biology. He has worked on a project to repair and implement trout habitat improvements on the Tomorrow River.
The Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club of Green Bay makes the scholarships possible.
Ocariz wins DeGroot Scholarship
Santiago Ocariz, of Spooner, has been selected to receive the 2009-2010 Carol DeGroot Scholarship in Environmental Science in the amount of $500 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
A senior majoring in biology and Human Biology, Ocariz has an interest in field biology and is looking at graduate schools in Michigan and Montana. He is a member of the UW-Green Bay Nordic Ski team and is a four-time qualifier for the NCAA National Championships.
“Santi is one of North America’s best collegiate cross-country skiers. I think he is also capable of being one of the best young scientists in North America,” wrote Prof. Robert Howe in nominating Ocariz.
The Carol DeGroot Scholarship is a new endowment created in 2009 to assist students with a passion for the environment and strong interest in serving the community. DeGroot received her Master of Environmental Arts and Sciences degree from UW-Green Bay in 1979 and is a long-time community volunteer and advocate.