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2010.02.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Student Receives 2009 Golden Key Research Grant

Atlanta - The Golden Key International Honour Society recently selected University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) student Neil Huben as the recipient of a 2009 Golden Key Research Grant valued at $1,000.

Each year, Golden Key awards more than $600,000 in scholarships and awards.  All Golden Key student members can apply for the Golden Key Research Grant, but only four outstanding students are selected to receive the honor for the fall semester. 

The grant will provide Huben with funding for travel to national conferences to present the results of his honors thesis study, "The effect of Masai Barefoot Technology (rocker bottom) shoes on joint kinematics and kinetics."  His research explores the benefits of rocker bottom shoes in gait-impaired pathological populations, such as patients with peripheral arterial disease.

"It is an honor to present Neil with the Golden Key Research Grant," said John W. Mitchell, Golden Key's chief executive officer.  "Our members are inspired and motivated not only to achieve exceptional academic accomplishments, but also to make a positive impact on our world through the society's commitment to service."

Golden Key recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.  The society provides campus and community service opportunities that enable personal growth and leadership development, as well as allow for collaboration with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education.

Established in 1977, Golden Key is the world's premier collegiate honor society, with over three million students and alumni members.  The society has more than 370 campus-based chapters in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. 

For more information, call 678.689.2232, send an e-mail to cwhite@goldenkey.org or visit http://www.goldenkey.org.

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