By: Matt Kelly | University Communications
This summer, pairs of University of Virginia student researchers will examine corrosion in aluminum alloys, probe the social and economic impact of large urban development in the Middle East and develop new therapies for multiple sclerosis.The University has awarded 20 “Double Hoo” research awards, which fund pairs of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects. Each project is awarded up to $6,000 toward research expenses, plus $500 to compensate a faculty mentor.
This year’s winners were selected from a pool of 44 pairs of applicants. The research grants were funded through the Cornerstone Plan, which captures many student, faculty and staff aspirations, organized around the theme of leadership.
The funding will allow some students to continue research they have already started; for others, it will be an opportunity to expand what they have been doing or to start something new. Five renewal awards also were presented to winners from last year to help fund the presentation and continuation of their research.