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Donald B. Miller Student Research Scholarship

The Donald B. Miller Student Research Fund was established by Ed and Martha Miller in 2018 to honor Ed's brother, Don Miller (1930-2016), who graduated with distinction from Manchester College in 1952 with a B.A. in chemistry. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, focusing his doctoral research on the synthesis, structure, and chemistry of the photodimers of β-nitrostyrene. He was a polymer research chemist for Conoco in Ponca City, OK, (1957-1965) and Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, CA, (1965-1974). He joined NASA Ames Research Center in 1975, where he worked on projects to determine concentrations of stratospheric ozone and nitric oxides. Next, he relocated to Oregon State University in Corvallis where he worked on environmental projects in the departments of Sanitary Engineering, Oceanography, Soil Science, and Forest Products (wood preservation) until his retirement. His research resulted in over 30 patents and research publications.

This endowed scholarships award supports undergraduate research for any undergraduate students who are majoring in Chemistry or Biology-Chemistry. An award in the amount of $2000-$4000 will compensate a 200-400 hour undergraduate research experience of the student's choice (approval must be granted). The research experiences must take place between May 2021 and April 2022, prior to graduation. The research experience must also not have another associated stipend or wage. Priority is given to research experiences done on Manchester University's campus, but off-campus research experiences are still eligible. The 2021 application is now open and due on April 7. Interested students should consult the documents below.