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April 3, 2001
CONTACTS: Leslie Rice Masterman
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Hopkins Undergraduates Honored for Research

On Thursday, April 5, from 3 to 6 p.m., Steven Knapp, Johns Hopkins University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, hosted the eighth annual Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) ceremony, which honored the 43 winners of PURA grants awarded in the 2000-01 academic year. The event, which took place in the Studio Theatre of the new student arts center, began with a poster session during which the students displayed and talked about their research projects.

Each of the students designed and completed their own research projects, many of which lie on the cutting edge of study in medicine, the sciences, arts and humanities. Research conducted this past year ranged from lab-centered studies on biodegradable plastic particles to field research in homeless shelters.

The Provost's Undergraduate Awards For Research and Excellence is one of these research opportunities, open to students in each of the university's four schools with full- time undergraduates: the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, the Peabody Conservatory and the School of Nursing. Since 1993, about 40 students each year have been awarded up to $2,500 to propose and conduct original research, some results of which have been published in professional journals. The awards, begun by then provost Joseph Cooper and funded through a donation from the Hodson Trust, are an important part of the university's commitment to research. To learn more about this year's PURA winners, visit the following links:

Jideofor Aniukwu: Local Student Presents Research at Undergraduate Award Ceremony

Alan Braly: Undergraduate Conducts High-Tech Tests on Dental Enamel

Antonio-Ki Bem Kim: Local Student Presents Research at Undergraduate Award Ceremony

Barbara Kiviat: Hopkins Undergraduate Examines Sprawl in Salisbury

Eric Krauland: Student's Microparticles May Deliver Life-Saving Medicine

Morris Ling: Local Student Presents Research at Undergraduate Award Ceremony

Alok Sathaye: Undergraduate Displays Electrical Patterns of the Heart

Caroline Shaw: Highland Park Native Presents Research at Undergraduate Award Ceremony

Nicole Sherman: Local Student Presents Research at Undergraduate Award Ceremony

Alicia Simoni: Edgartown Student Studies Homeless Mothers in Baltimore

Brian Udoff: Marietta Student's Film Premieres at Hopkins

Lisa Wood: Southend Native Presents Research at Undergraduate Award Ceremony

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