Emily Williford, a biochemistry major at Henderson State University, was awarded a 2018 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to help her pursue her research on a project entitled “Synthesis of New Antimalarial Medicines.”
Williford, mentored by Dr. Martin Campbell, will receive a $2,500 stipend, distributed over the spring and fall (2018) semesters, as well as $750 to cover travel costs to one or more scientific meetings to present her work. Campbell also receives $750 to cover supplies and/or travel related to the research.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education supplies the bulk of the funds, but Henderson Undergraduate Research supplies half of the stipend money.
The SURF program is open to all undergraduate students conducting research at any Arkansas college or university. Typically, about 250 students apply, and around 40 awards are made within STEM fields, and another 20 or so in non-STEM areas.