5 Widener students get research grants

CHESTER Five Widener University students have received a total of nearly $10,000 in grants through the Clinton Global Initiative to fund their research.

The students' projects include research in nursing, environmental science, biology, law, and chemistry.

"The research demonstrates the deep commitment Widener students have to addressing these issues and taking action to help make the world a better place," said Suk-Chung Yoon, associate provost for experiential learning and global engagement at Widener, in a statement announcing the awards.

Former President Bill Clinton began the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, and Widener is part of the initiative's university network.

Students who receive grants must have research projects focusing on education, climate change, peace and human rights, poverty, or public health.

The five Widener students who received grants are senior nursing major Alexis Caccavale, second-year law student Katharina Earle, senior environmental science major Sarah Gensel, junior biology and biochemistry major Nicole Gilette, and senior chemistry major Alex Miele.

At least one of the Widener students will travel to an annual meeting with Clinton Global Initiative in Miami next month. - Laura McCrystal