I am a grad student . . .

and the SRCI helped make it happen 

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Student Research and Creativity Institute at SVSU supports and promotes outstanding and innovative student work in the arts, humanities, sciences, professional disciplines, and community service.

Ashley Tupper, B.S.N., 2012, believes “the knowledge and research experience through SRCI at an undergraduate level helped seal the deal on my acceptance to grad school.” Today, she is enrolled in the University of Michigan’s Community Health master’s program, a highly competitive program coveted by nurses with years of professional practice.

Through the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Student Research and Creativity Institute, Ashley received $4,300 for her project, “No Falls on My Watch: An Evidence-Based/Best Practice Information Dissemination Project.” It included the creation of a tool kit that offered best practice articles, worksheets and other prevention materials and was made available to four area healthcare agencies.

The project not only gave Ashley the opportunity to establish networking connections, but it helped her develop grant-writing skills, served as a foundation for her planned graduate research and offered her the opportunity to make three professional presentations and co-write a scholarly article with her SRCI advisor.


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