2019-20 VPR 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 interdisciplinary work 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.

Katharine Ankrom

Katharine Ankrom, 3 Minute
Presentation: “Global Worming

Heather Deel

Heather Deel, 3 Minute
Presentation: “Solving Crimes with Microbes”

Gretchen Kroh

Gretchen Kroh, 3 Minute
Presentation: “Building Better Crops: Tackling Iron Deficiency in Plants

Blaine McCarthy

Blaine McCarthy, 3 Minute
Presentation: “Growing Green Plastics Using the Sun

Afnan Shazwan Nasaruddin

Afnan Shazwan Nasaruddin, 3 Minute Presentation: “The Chemical Radar: Bacterial Chemotaxis”

Michael Nguyen-Truong
Peter Olayemi

Peter Olayemi, 3 Minute
Presentation: “Lactobionate: A Soil Health Genie?

MJ Riches

MJ Riches, 3 Minute
Presentation: “A Plant’s Role at the Crossroads of Climate Change

Evan Sproul
Ray Sumner

Ray Sumner, 3 Minute Presentation: “The Days After Colorado’s Darkest Day”

Clayton Swanson

Clayton Swanson, 3 Minute
Presentation: “Turning on Your Brain: Age Matters

Robert Wimbish
Scott Wrigley

Scott Wrigley, 3 Minute Presentation: “The Gut Microbiome: The Missing Link”