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Wheeling Jesuit Students/Faculty Receive Funding from WV Space Grant Consortium

WHEELING, W.Va., Nov. 20, 2014 - Eleven students and three faculty members at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) were awarded funding from the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the 2014 academic year.

The students received a total of $11,000 in scholarship aid to conduct research. While faculty were awarded $6,000 in Faculty Enhancement Awards.

The students are:
Elizabeth Bain, a junior chemistry major from Indianapolis, Ind.
Nate Barker, a senior chemistry major from Toronto, Ohio
Jeffrey Becca, a senior chemistry major from Tiltonsville, Ohio
Shelby Caddies, a junior chemistry major from Claysville, Pa.
Andrew Eisenhart, a senior chemistry major from East Liverpool, Ohio
Collin Huth, a senior biology major from New Philadelphia, Ohio
Nicholas King, a junior chemistry/philosophy major from Wheeling, W.Va.
Anh-Dao Le, a junior biology major from St. Clairsville, Ohio
Janelle Schigel, a senior biology major from Cleveland, Ohio
Philip Stephen, a junior biology major from Woodsfield, Ohio
Brett Szeligo, a sophomore chemistry major from Wheeling, W.Va.

Faculty receiving funding include:

Dr. James Coffield, chemistry
Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, psychology
Dr. Emily Sylvester and Dr. Jason Fuller, chemistry

The West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is a NASA-sponsored organization consisting of 12 West Virginia academic institutions and nine corporate and scientific partners. It is dedicated to building research infrastructure and promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in West Virginia. The consortium's programs focus on research, collaborations with high-tech industries, student fellowships, K-12 education and public outreach. This is consistent with the strategic vision for the state's participation in the nation's future endeavors in science and technology.

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