Three Northern Michigan University graduate students have received the Charles C. Spooner Award. The $500 award enhances students' academic experience and professional growth by offering opportunities to engage in research and sponsored scholarly or creative activities relevant to their programs of study.
The program was created by an endowment established by the late Charles C. Spooner.
The winners and the titles of their projects are:
Zoe Folsom, Sociology & Anthropology, “The Effects of Academic Motivations on College Students' Psychological Well-being.”
Sierra Gillman, Biology, “Characterization of the gut microbiome within American black bear: a simplistic carnivorous gastrointestinal tract with a complex omnivorous diet.”
Emily Griffith, Biology, “Expanding the Ornithology Collection at the Northern Museum of Zoology.”