Two nutritional sciences students were awarded Wentz Research Grants this year for
their independent research supervised by our faculty. Both students received $4,500
to fund their research projects, which include studying the dietary quality and nutrition
knowledge, habits, self-efficacy and attitude of Army ROTC Cadets as well as creating
a novel 3-D model of gut mucosal immunity for testing bioactive compounds.
Our department has a long history of mentoring Niblack Research Scholars, many of
whom have gone on to successful careers in biomedical sciences and medicine. This
programs provides support for undergraduate students to conduct research in an OSU
research lab under the general guidance of a research faculty member, with day-to-day
mentoring by graduate students. Scholars receive an $8,000 stipend.