Fall 2018 Grant Recipients

Charles Augustine

Title: Wearable Balance Detection Systems

Major: Electrical Engineering, Physics

Mentor: Cheol-Hong Min

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Charles Augustine - Charles Augustine
Jonathan Bergly

Jonathan Bergly

Title: The Restorative Effects of Awe for Cognitive Performance

Major: Psychology

Mentor: Gregory Robinson-Riegler

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Jonathan Bergly - Jonathan Bergly
Henry Koller

Henry Koller

Title: Legal & Philosophical Tensions within the First Amendment

Major: Philosophy, English

Mentor: Stephen Laumakis

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Henry Koller - Henry Koller
Dmitri Mataya

Dmitri Mataya

Title: On the influence of inner jet recession on the dynamics of liquid/gas coaxial jet flows

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: David Forliti

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Dmitri Mataya - Dmitri Mataya
Mikayla Newby

Mikayla Newby

Title: Coordination of 1,3(bis)-picolyl benzimidazolylidene with lanthanum(III) ion

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: Marites Guino-o

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Mikayla Newby - Mikayla Newby
Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

Title: The role of the extracellular matrix protein fibulin on germ cell migration during Drosophila embryogenesis

Major: Biology

Mentor: Afshan Ismat

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Amanda Peterson - Amanda Peterson
Amy Tinklenberg

Amy Tinklenberg

Title: Behavior of side jets in low-density helium jets

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: David Forliti

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Amy Tinklenberg - Amy Tinklenberg

Spring 2019 Grant Recipients

Abraham, Conor

Conor Abraham

Title: A Computational Analysis of Candidate Non-Covalent Organocatalysts for an Asymmetric [2,3]-Wittig Rearrangement

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: Joshua Layfield 

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Elliott Allen

Elliott Allen

Title: Using Drainage Area Power-Law Relationships to Test for River Capture

Major: Geology

Mentor: Jeni McDermott

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Elliott Allen - Elliott Allen
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William Hamilton

Title: The Role of Extracellular Protease AdamTS-A on the Migration of Caudal Visceral Mesoderm Cells during Drosophila Embryogenesis

Major: Biology

Mentor: Afshan Ismat

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

William Hamilton - William Hamilton
William Hancuch

William Hancuch

Title: Parental Medicaid Expansions and Crowd-out: Evidence from Longitudinal Data and Insurance Transitions

Major: Economics, Political Science

Mentor: Matthew Kim

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

William Hancuch - William Hancuch
Kaardal, Morgan

Morgan Kaardal

Title: Examining the Relationship Between Total Fertility and Female Firm Ownership

Major: International Studies, Economics

Mentor: Tyler Schipper

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Kim, Happy-Sarah 2

Happy-Sarah Kim

Title: Comparative genomics and elucidation of novel antibiotic resistance genes in E. coli and S. enterica

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Justin Donato

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Happy-Sarah Kim - Happy-Sarah Kim
Kinane, Cecelia

Cecelia Kinane

Title: A Sustainably-sourced Biodegradable Polymer

Major: Chemistry

Mentor: Eric Fort

Grant: Sustainability Scholars 

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Lynch, Ethan

Ethan Lynch

Title: School Lake; Evaluating Past and Present Ecosystem Health 

Major: Environmental Science

Mentor: Kevin Theissen

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry 

Ethan Lynch - Ethan Lynch
Aleksey Mason-Bradach

Aleksey Mason-Bradach

Title: Prevalence, Perception and Policy of Autism Spectrum Disorders in India 

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: Suzanne Wisniewski

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Aleksey Mason-Bradach - Aleksey Mason-Bradach
Miller, Luther

Luther Miller

Title: Increasing Distributed Energy Resources on a Power System

Major: Electrical Engineering

Mentor: Mahmoud Kabalan

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Molly Moriarty

Molly Moriarty

Title: Accountability and Hashtag Activism: A Comparative Rhetorical Analysis of Apologies for Sexual Misconduct in the Age of #MeToo

Major: English with a Creative Writing Emphasis

Mentor: Laura Zebuhr

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Yasiri Nunez

Title: Tephrochronology in Northern Iceland 

Major: Geology

Mentor: Kevin Theissen

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Schmitt, Bridget

Bridget Schmitt

Title: Environmental Learning: How educational setting affects environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: Uta Wolfe

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Steinmetz, Liz

Elizabeth Steinmetz

Title: The Role of the Extracellular Protease AdamTS-B in Tracheal Tube Formation during Embryogenesis

Major: Biology

Mentor: Afshan Ismat

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Liz Steinmetz - Elizabeth Steinmetz
Stoner, Natalie

Natalie Stoner

Title: The role of the Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans dally and dlp on tracheal migration in the Drosophila embryo

Major: Biology

Mentor: Afshan Ismat

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Tragesser, Sophia

Sophia Tragesser

Title: Civil and Tort Litigation for African Americans in the Post-Civil War American South

Major: History

Mentor: David Williard

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Sophia Tragesser - Sophia Tragesser
Truong, Suzanna

Suzanna Truong

Title: Designing the Ideal Prosthetic Device for Transtibial Amputees in the United States. (Diseñado el ideal dispositivo protésico para los amputados transtibiales de Estados Unidos).

Major: Applied Mathematics 

Mentor: Fernando Contreras Flamand and Thomas Secord

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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Minh Hieu Truong

Minh Hieu Truong

Title: An analysis of consensus sequences among strong antibiotic resistance promoters relevant in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas putida

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Justin Donato

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Minh Hieu truong - Minh Hieu Truong
Valdes, Kathryn

Kathryn Valdes

Title: Mossbauer Studies of Cellular Iron Proteins

Major: Biochemistry, English

Mentor: Codrina Popescu

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

Kathryn Valdes - Kathryn Valdes
Wolfe, Ethan

Ethan Wolfe

Title: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Assess Sleeping Habits of College Athletes

Major: Biology, Psychology

Mentor: J. Roxanne Prichard

Grant: Collaborative Inquiry

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