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  • 2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

    Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Paul Trusik | No Comments »

    Awards are based on nominations by facilitators who engage with student researchers during the annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. Students receiving these awards exhibited a high level of engagement and passion for their research project, high quality of presentation and ability to look beyond the project.

    Angela Azmitia

    College of The Arts; Studio Art/Drawing
    Project: Beauty: An Artists Introspective
    Mentor: Julie Weitz

    Dane Bardroff

    College of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
    Project: Expanding Circular Mechanisms
    Mentor: Craig Lusk

    Jessica Barron

    College of The Arts; Fine Arts
    Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
    Mentor: Mary Fournier

    Emily Bauer

    College of Arts and Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
    Project: Changing Student Understanding of Engagement in Undergraduate Research at an R1 University Through a Getting Started Workshop
    Mentor: Richard S Pollenz

    Mason Chilmonczyk

    College of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
    Project: Technical Design, Implementation & Control of an Atomic Layer Deposition Reactor into a pre-existing UHV Analysis Chamber
    Mentor: Rudigar Schlaf

    Mona de Torres

    College of The Arts; Fine Arts
    Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
    Mentor: Mary Fournier

    Michael Del Valle

    College of Engineering; Chemical Engineering
    Project: Alertness Detection via Single Channel EEG
    Mentor: Anna Pyayt

    Morgan Donovan

    College of Behavioral and Community Sciences; Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Project: Speech Production Skills in Conversational Speech: Errors Related to Overlapping Speech Sounds
    Mentor: Ruth Bahr

    Kristina Gemayel

    College of Arts and Sciences; Biochemistry
    Project: Genomic sequencing as a novel mechanism for comprehensive analysis of polymorphisms in primary immunodeficiency disease
    Mentor: Gary Litman

    Samantha Groene

    College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
    Project: Are You ‘Fan’ Enough? The Role of Identity in Media Fandoms
    Mentor: Vanessa Hettinger

    Jeffrey Hansen

    College of The Arts; Fine Arts
    Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
    Mentor: Mary Fournier

    Mary Jamieson

    College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
    Project: Usability of Electronic Reading Devices
    Mentor: Lisa Elliott

    Jena Keenan

    College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology and Sociology
    Project: Adolescent Adjustment in Step-families: The Role of Sibling Relationships
    Mentor: Tiina Ojanen

    Christopher Konig

    College of Arts and Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
    Project: Three dimensional measure of the degree of diversity exhibited by CDDI’s global compounds based on distinct fingerprinting methods
    Mentor: Bill Baker

    Benjamin Matlack

    College of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
    Project: Increasing Your Walking Efficiency With An Attachable Device To Your Feet
    Mentor: Kyle Reed

    Milora Morley

    College of Public Health
    Project: Missing Incidents in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Antecedents, Descriptions, and Consequences
    Mentor: Meredeth Rowe

    Stephen Naylor

    College of Arts and Sciences; History
    Project: The Changing Face of Argentine Immigration: The “Ley de Residencia” and the Impact of Darwinism in 19th Century Argentina
    Mentor: Adriana Novoa

    Kimmy Nguyen

    College of Arts and Sciences; Microbiology
    Project: Strain specific generation time for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and its ramifications on rapid detection targeting the stx-2 gene in inoculated food samples using real-time PCR
    Mentor: Aparna Tatavarthy

    Yukiko Palmore

    College of Education; Early Childhood Education
    Project: The Passage of Time
    Mentor: Ilene Berson

    RubyLee Redbrook-Robinson

    College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
    Project: Dying Is A Part Of Living: Death Anxiety In Minorities
    Mentor: Amanda Holup, Whinny Shen

    Meaghan Staples

    College of Arts and Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
    Project: CD36 Mediation of the β-Amyloid Signaled Neuro-Inflammation Following Traumatic Brain Injury
    Mentor: Cesar Borlongan

    JoAnn Tebo

    College of Arts and Sciences; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
    Project: Preparing for Future Hope: Analyzing the Hidden Clues in the Sociology of Science Fiction Stories
    Mentor: Melanie Griffin

    Philip Townsend

    College of The Arts; Fine Arts
    Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
    Mentor: Mary Fournier

    Sandra Zivkovic

    College of Arts and Sciences; Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
    Project: The effects of caloric restriction on isolated brain mitochondrial function in a transgenic P301L tau mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
    Mentor: Vedad Delic, Patrick Bradshaw

     

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