History of the Amber M. Heuerman Undergraduate Honors Research Fund
Photo from the Sixteenth Annual Southeastern Regional Student Convention in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Tybee Island, GA; April 15-17, 2005
Amber Heuerman had a passion for learning and a quest to do something meaningful with her life. Although she was always a good student, she was rarely satisfied with her academic program. She wanted more - more challenge, more meaning. She finally found that sense of satisfaction when she became involved in research at the University of Louisville through her undergraduate honors psychology program. The highlight of her academic career was her presentation of that research at a convention in Georgia, April 16, 2005.
Amber was killed in a tragic car accident just 6 days after that presentation. Amber accomplished much in her short life, but her dreams were never fully realized.
The Amber M. Heuerman Honors Research Fund was created to support the research efforts of other undergraduate honors psychology students at the University of Louisville. Funds are provided for expenses related to presentation of these research projects. It is the hope that these funds will keep Amber’s spirit alive by providing opportunities for other students that will spark and nurture a passion for knowledge, discovery, and contribution to the well being of others.
2009-2010: Joseph Dillon Miles
2010-2011: Adrian Boyer, Baxter Eaves, Whitney Gesler, Maria Gurren, Stefanie Holmes, Jamie Shouse, Amanda Simmons, Sean Spille, Abigail Thompson
Left to right: Baxter, Jamie, Maria, Amanda, and Adrian
2011-2012: Elena Bortoleto, Silvia Gozzini, Ashleigh Steever