Congratulations to Kenyaria Noble, recipient of the UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Scholarship Award. Kenyaria is one of only 15 students in the country to receive this distinguished award. Learn more about this Award
News & Announcements
Dr. Dwain C. Pruitt joins the OUR beginning Spring 2013!
Dwain C. Pruitt received his B.A. in History and French from Wofford College and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in early modern European history from Emory University. Dr. Pruitt comes to the Office for Undergraduate Research from Morgan State University, where he served as the College of Liberal Arts’ Associate Dean for Administration. He has held faculty appointments at Rhodes College, Georgia Gwinnett College and Morgan State University.
Dr. Pruitt’s research focuses on the lived experience of race and slavery in eighteenth-century France. His work traces the historical evolution of—and increasingly-paranoid French responses to—a small community of enslaved and free persons of color in Nantes, France’s major slaving port. His findings have been presented at several regional, national and international conferences, including the conferences of the American Historical Association, the Western Society for French History, French Historical Studies, the French Colonial Historical Society and Black European Studies. Dr. Pruitt’s research has also been published in French Historical Studies, the leading French history journal in North America.
Dr. Pruitt’s primary area of research and teaching is early modern Europe, but he also conducts research in—and offers courses about—the history of comic books and animation. He has reviewed works on comics history for professional journals and, most recently, presented his original research on Marvel Comics’ Black Panther character at Juniata College’s Sequential SmART conference. He has also offered courses on Atlantic World history, African-American history and film, and the African Diaspora.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to college sophomore students majoring in STEM disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics, engineering; and computer and information sciences.
Undergraduate Scholarships (for students who are currently sophomores):
Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship: learn more
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program: learn more
- US Citizenship
- 3.0 GPA
- Sophomore in college studying a NOAA science: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc. at the time of application.
OUR Director Dr. Richard S. Pollenz has been named as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.
Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Read more about all of the 2012 USF AAAS Fellows.
Congratulations to Dr. Pollenz and all of this year’s fellows!