LITTLE ROCK — Jacob Chisom, of Monticello is one of nearly 125 students selected as recipients of the 2019-20 Signature Experience Awards by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Since 2017, the program has provided UA Little Rock students with a grant of up to $1,000 to fund a signature experience, such as a research project, creative activity, or community project, to enrich the students’ academic experience at UA Little Rock.


Chisom, a graduate student studying applied communication, mentored by Avinash Thombre, will use the grant to pursue a research project titled, “Diffusion of Climate Change Reducing Strategies in Farmers of Southeast Arkansas”.


This year’s 124 awards include projects that range from the delivery of drugs for bone tissue disease and cancer using nanotechnology and the creation of a voice-controlled drone to assist people with disabilities to the design and optimization of a portable medical scooter.


Recipients of the Signature Experience grants will exhibit their work at the 2020 Student Research and Creative Works Showcase on April 17, 2020.