Sarah Stotz, a graduate assistant and doctoral candidate in the FACS department of foods and nutrition, has received the 2017 Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award.
The award recognizes students whose research during graduate school made significant contributions to advancing knowledge in one or more specialty areas.
Particular emphasis is given in recognition of research that promises to enhance the physical and/or social quality of life for families.
“I am honored to be nominated by my major professor, Dr. Jung Sun Lee, and selected as the nominated representative from our department,” Stotz said. “I am continually amazed and humbled by the support and encouragement of our department, my fellow research team members, and most of all, by Dr Lee.”
Students eligible for this award are those who have a peer-reviewed, serial publication for dissemination of their research.
Students must be sole or senior authors, or provide documentation that they made equal contributions as junior authors. Stotz was lead author on the paper “Development of an online smartphone-based eLearning nutrition education program for low-income individuals” published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
“Though my name appears on the 2017 Endsley-Peifer Student Research Award, the effort that went into writing this paper was absolutely a team accomplishment by the entire UGA SNAP-Ed group - without their help, this research wouldn't be possible" Stotz said.
Stotz will be recognized for her award at the FACS Celebrating Excellence Luncheon in October.
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