Meet Ashley Tupper

“The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute (SRCI) grant has given me the golden key to open limitless doors to my educational and professional future,” says grad-school bound nursing major Ashley Tupper.

After graduating from SVSU in May 2012, Ashley is headed to the University of Michigan’s Community Health Masters program.  Knowing that she was competing for limited spots against nurses who have practiced for years, Ashley thinks that “the knowledge and research experience (through SRCI)I brought to the table as an undergraduate helped seal the deal on my acceptance.”
In academic year 2011-12, Ashley proposed and received $4300 in funding for her project, “No Falls on My Watch:  An Evidence-Based/Best Practice Information Dissemination Project.”  The project included the creation of a tool kit that offered best practice articles, worksheets and other prevention information made available to four area healthcare agencies.

The SRCI project not only provided Ashley the opportunity to establish networking connections at local hospitals, but it also helped her develop grant-writing skills, served as a foundation for her future graduate research, and offered her the opportunity to make three professional presentations, at the SVSU Health & Human Services student research showcase, The National Midwest Nursing Research Conference (April 2012), and at The Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society conference (April 2012).  Additionally, Ashley is co-writing a scholarly article with her SRCI advisor, assistant professor of nursing, Debra Wagner.

About The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute:

SVSU undergraduate and graduate students have an opportunity to seek significant funding for original projects by applying to The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute. Though SRCI began in Academic Year 2005-06, it is only recently that the program was endowed with a gift of $1 million from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.  In its inaugural year, the Institute supported seven projects, ranging from the development of a prototype wheelchair sensor to detect pressure sores, to support of a history major's travel to London for archival research.

Each year, the SRCI will fund up to $50,000 (maximum $10,000 per student) to support and promote outstanding work in the arts, humanities, sciences, professional disciplines and community service.

 

About The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute:

SVSU undergraduate and graduate students have an opportunity to seek significant funding for original projects by applying to The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute. Though SRCI began in Academic Year 2005-06, it is only recently that the program was endowed with a gift of $1 million from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.  In its inaugural year, the Institute supported seven projects, ranging from the development of a prototype wheelchair sensor to detect pressure sores, to support of a history major's travel to London for archival research.

Each year, the SRCI will fund up to $50,000 (maximum $10,000 per student) to support and promote outstanding work in the arts, humanities, sciences, professional disciplines and community service.

My SRCI Project Has Helped Me . . .