THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University professors received more than $280,000 in grants from the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Dr. Sean Graham, assistant biology professor, received over $99,000 to study the effects of nutrients on coastal wetlands over the course of decades. Dr. Matthew Gamel, assistant math professor, received $85,000 to enhance the sophomore mathematics experience. Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur, assistant education professor, received nearly $40,000 to study how technology can be used in K-12 classrooms. Dr. Aaron Pierce, associate biology professor, received $36,000 to study how to improve biology graduate student recruitment. Dr. Uttam Pokharel, assistant chemistry professor, received nearly $20,000 to study organometallic polyacenes for organic optoelectronic applications.
The grants were funded by the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund. Established in 1986 to improve the caliber of education in the state, the LEQSF has since provided more than $1.5 billion in educational enhancements and opportunities for Louisiana students ranging from K-12 to higher education.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016
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