LINCOLN -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded stipends to 154 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Students receive stipends of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week. The students’ projects span academic disciplines including engineering, chemistry, modern languages and literatures, psychology, art and art history, architecture, special education, and fisheries and wildlife.

The students also will have opportunities to participate in mentoring workshops and activities with undergraduates from other institutions who are participating in Nebraska’s Summer Research Program. In August, both groups of students will present posters on their research and creative activities at a campus research symposium. For more about undergraduate research at Nebraska, visit

Following is a list of York area students who received summer UCARE awards, with their academic major(s) and project title: Anna Helzer of Aurora, Spanish, “History and Impact of Centennial College at UNL.”; Brittany Ringler of Seward, elementary education, “Examining Students’ Writing Skills in the Context of Executive Function and Self-Efficacy.”; Alyssa Arndt of York, child, youth and family studies, “The Impact of Food Insecurity on the Health and Well-being of Ethiopia and Zambia’s Southern Peoples.”

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