RSU Senior Participates in NSF Summer Research Program at OU

Group of students posing for picture.

RSU senior Marvelle “Chris” Elledge (back row, second from left) participated with students from around the country in the 2015 National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience in Structural Biology at the University of Oklahoma.

A Rogers State University senior was one of ten students from across the nation to participate in a nine-week research program through The National Science Foundation at the University of Oklahoma.

Marvelle “Chris” Elledge, a biology – environmental conservation senior from Tulsa, was accepted into the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Structural Biology hosted at OU’s campus in Norman. The program focused on taking a structural biology approach to answering biological questions.

NSF REU programs assists students in further developing lab research skills including critical thinking and problem-solving skills, understanding the process of science and learning to communicate research results both to peers and the public. Students who participated in the program at OU received a travel allowance, a competitive stipend, housing on campus and subsistence support.

Elledge worked with a research mentor during the summer program and, on July 30, helped present the findings of the research during a poster presentation at the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on the OU Research Campus.

For more information about the NSF REU in Structural Biology at OU, visit the OU Department of Chemistry website, Summer Research Experience.