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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter

Undergraduate Research Awards Banquet

Chemistry CRA Winners
Cancer Research Awardees from the chemistry department Jenny Barriga, Macy Garcia, Brianne Pierce, Kelsie Cole, Christine Spartz and Eric Geanes

On April 4, we honored 51 undergraduate students at our Cancer Research Awards Banquet at the K-State Student Union Ballroom. We also recognized their faculty mentors and families, and, of course, the donors that made the awards possible. We thank our volunteer greeters Cecilia Wuertz, president of K-State Cancer Fighters, and Carly Cubbage, member of Cats for a Cure.

We’ve put photos of the banquet on our Facebook page. You don’t need a Facebook account to view them.

Jeremy Goering & Sherry Fleming
Jeremy Goering & Dr. Sherry Fleming

These student researchers and their mentors applied together last fall for our Cancer Research Awards. They proposed research projects for the students, which were conducted during the spring semester. The students’ names and project titles are listed on our Student Awardees webpage. We awarded each student $1,000 and provided the mentors $1,000 per student for research expenses.

This program helps steer excellent students toward, and prepare them for, careers in cancer research and related areas. Many of the students consider it one of the most important things they do during college.