2018 - 2019 OVPR Fellows

The VPR Graduate Fellows Program at Colorado State University was created by the Vice President for Research to support excellence in graduate research and to promote interdiscplinarity at the university by engaging the best and brightest students from graduate programs across the institution.

 Fellows are eligible to receive up to $4000 in scholarship and travel support as well as opportunities to engage in monthly professional development. Our mission is provide students with the resources they need to succeed in Graduate School such as travel support, workshops, networking opportunities with thought leaders in their industries and personal resume reviews.

A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown, College of Agricultural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Mitigating Adverse Effects of Soil Salinity on Global Crop Production: New Approaches to Irrigation and Water Table Management

Cody Carrell

Cody Carrell, College of Natural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: 3D-Printed Rotational Manifold for Point of Care Salmonella Detection

Jimikaye Courtney

Jimikaye Courtney, College of Health and Human Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Rescuing our Rescuers

Nora Flynn

Nora Flynn, College of Agricultural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Making the Most of Colorado Water with Sustainable Farming Practices

Maybellene Gamboa

Maybellene Gamboa, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

3 Minute Presentation: A Roadmap for Reintroductions to Resurrect our Lost Ecosystems

Mohammadhasan Hedayati

Mohammadhasan Hedayati, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering

3 Minute Presentation: A Slick Solution to a Sticky Problem – Blood Clots on Implant Surfaces

Elle Holbrook

Elle Holbrook, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Man’s Best Friend: Integrating Human and Animal Big Data to Understand Disease

Ashlie Johnson

Ashlie Johnson, College of Natural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: In the Eyes of a Child: A Deeper Look into Food Advertising for the Children of Nepal

Sarah Leichty

Sarah Leichty, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

3 Minute Presentation: On the Cutting Edge of Tillage Research: Stabilizing Soil Carbon for Resilient Farming

Frank Marrs

Frank Marrs, College of Natural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Who Influences Whom in Environmental Politics?

Clifton McKee

Clifton McKee, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

3 Minute Presentation: Bad Roommates? Inferring Bacterial Interactions in Coinfected Individuals

Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell, College of Agricultural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Does Fruit Cluster Pruning Improve Organic Tomatoes in High Tunnels?

Kayla Nuss

Kayla Nuss, College of Health and Human Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Assessing the Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure Accuracy of the Apple Watch Series 1 and the Fitbit Charge HR

Alyx Shigenaga

Alyx Shigenaga, College of Agricultural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Preventing Heat-Induced Plant Disease Susceptibility

Ingrid Slette

Ingrid Slette, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

3 Minute Presentation: Don’t Forget Your Roots: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Ecosystem Responses to Drought

Maggie Weinroth

Maggie Weinroth, College of Agricultural Sciences

3 Minute Presentation: Fingerprinting: The Hunt for Superbugs in Livestock