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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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