Summer 2018 Grant Recipients

Elliott Allen

Elliott Allen

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

Major: Geology

Mentor: Jeni McDermott

Grant: Young Scholars

Allen - Elliott Allen
Nicholas Anundson

Nicholas Anundson

Title: Effect of Multiple Quaternary Ammonium Sites from Phase Transfer Catalysts on Phase Transfer Behavior and Free Energy

Major: Chemistry

Mentor: Joshua Layfield

Grant: Young Scholars

Anundson - Nicholas Anundson
Gerasimos Barakos

Gerasimos Barakos

Title: Benzonitrile Oxide Crystal Chemistry: Influence of Ring Positions of Halogen Atoms on Solid-State Reactivity

Major: Chemistry

Mentor: William Ojala

Grant: Young Scholars

Barakos - Gerasimos Barakos
Nathan Bennett

Nathan Bennett

Title: John Williams Nature Preserve Drone Imagery and Vegetation Mapping - 2018

Major: Enviornmental Studies

Mentor: Melissa Lamb

Grant: Young Scholars

Bennett - Nathan Bennett
Kathryn Breuckman2

Kathryn Breuckman

Title: Defining Minnesota's Environmental Antibiotic and Antibiotic Resistance Footprint

Major: Chemistry

Mentor: Kristine Wammer

Grant: Sustainability Scholars

Breuckman - Kathryn Breuckman
Karl Buttel

Karl Buttel

Title: Assessing Role of Soil Amendments on Soil Nutrient Retention by Measuring [NO3-], [PO4-3], and [NH4-] in Leachate

Major: Biology

Mentor: Gaston Small

Grant: Sustainability Scholars

Buttel - Karl Buttel
Alix Cogan

Alix Cogan

Title: "A great sadness fell upon our people": The Devastation of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

Major: History

Mentor: Michael Blaakman

Grant: Young Scholars

Cogan - Alix Cogan
Tove Conway

Tove Conway

Title: The Evolution of Environmental Art: Visualizing the Relationship Between Humans and Nature Since the Nineteenth-Century

Major: English, Environmental Studies

Mentor: Victoria Young

Grant: Sustainability Scholars

Conway - Tove Conway
John Duggan

John Duggan

Title: Use of an SEM to Explore Potential Microscale Microbial Features in Modern Laminated Lacustrine Sediments 

Major: Geology

Mentor: Kevin Theissen

Grant: Young Scholars

Duggan - John Duggan

Cassie Froese

Title: Hunting for Heroines: The Evolution of Female Agency in Fantasy from Middle Grade to Young Adult

Major: English

Mentor: Heather Bouwman

Grant: Young Scholars

Froese - Cassie Froese
Connor Fulco

Connor Fulco

Title: An Analysis of the Ability of Pseudomonas Putida to Turn on Promoter Sequences Associated with Antibiotic Resistance.

Major: Biology

Mentor: Justin Donato

Grant: Young Scholars

Fulco - Connor Fulco
Connor Fulco

Teodor Grieder

Title: Effects of contaminants of emerging concern found in Great Lakes on fish mitochondrial function and metabolism 

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dalma Martinovic

Grant: Young Scholars

Grieder - Teodor Grieder
William Hancuch

William Hancuch

Title: Do Expansions to Parental Medicaid Cause Crowd-out?

Major: Economics, Political Science

Mentor: Matthew Kim

Grant: Young Scholars

Hancuch - William Hancuch
Catherine Hegedus

Catherine Hegedus

Title: Using stable isotopes to determine the effects of stocking pike and perch on shallow lake ecosystems

Major: Biology

Mentor: Kyle Zimmer

Grant: Young Scholars

Hegedus - Catherine Hegedus
Autumn Heiderscheit

Autumn Heiderscheit

Title: An Experimental Model to Assess Farm Stand Customer Behavior and Attitudes

Major: Biology

Mentor: Adam Kay

Grant: Community-Based Research

heiderscheit - Autumn Heiderscheit

Joseph Herrli

Title: Indirect Photodegradation of Select Pesticides and Pharmaceuticals: Impact of Dissolved Organic Matter Variability in the St. Louis River

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Kristine Wammer

Grant: Young Scholars

Herrli - Joseph Herrli
Savannah Johnson

Savannah Johnson

Title: Optical Detection for Point-of-Care using Multiple Sampling

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: Lucas Koerner

Grant: Young Scholars

Johnson - Savannah Johnson
Autumn Heiderscheit

Elizabeth Kaiser

Title: Characterization of Mechanical Variability in Random Composite Materials using Local Strain Field Measurements

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: Sarah Baxter

Grant: Young Scholars

Kaiser - Elizabeth Kaiser

Happy-Sarah Kim

Title: Characterization of Promoter Region Controlling Novel Gene Expression in E. coli Bacterium

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Justin Donato

Grant: Young Scholars

Kim - Happy-Sarah Kim
Kristina Klein

Kristina Klein

Title: Activating "Acting Wisely": Investigating the Role of Tacit Knowledge in Collegiate Success.

Major: Psychology

Mentor: Gregory Robinson-Riegler

Grant: Young Scholars

Klein - Kristina Klein
Ben Kraemer

Benjamin Kraemer

Title: Synthesis of a Novel Oxazolidinone Antibacterial Agent

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: J. Thomas Ippoliti

Grant: Young Scholars

Kraemer - Benjamin Kraemer
Shonni Krengel

Shonni Krengel

Title: Transracial, International, Adult Adoptee Identity Development

Major: Psychology

Mentor: Jean Giebenhain

Grant: Young Scholars

Krengel - Shonni Krengel
Jessica Lu

Jessica Lu

Title: A Comparison of GC-MS and LC-MS Analysis for Resolution and Detection Limits for Small Molecules

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Anthony Borgerding

Grant: Young Scholars

Lu - Jessica Lu

Lucas Manke

Title: Cell Phone Camera Parameters for the Improvement of Point-Of-Care Devices

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: Lucas Koerner

Grant: Young Scholars

Manke - Lucas Manke
Henry Martinson

Henry Martinson

Title: Intelligent Security Monitoring and Threat Prediction

Major: Electrical Engineering

Mentor: Min Cheol-Hong

Grant: Young Scholars

Martinson - Henry Martinson
Andrew Morgenstern

Andrew Morgenstern

Title: The Effects of Particulate Variations on Properties of Magnetic Elastomer Composite Materials

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman

Grant: Young Scholars

Morgenstern - Andrew Morgenstern
Tommy Nickele

Tommy Nickele

Title: An Empirical Study: New Strides in Human Animal Interaction & Animal Assisted Therapy.

Major: Psychology

Mentor: Sarah Hankerson

Grant: Young Scholars

Nickele - Tommy Nickele
Alice Ready

Alice Ready

Title: Drone technology in research of physical resources and ancient settlement patterns on St. Clement Island, Croatia 

Major: Environmental Studies, GIS

Mentor: Paul Lorah 

Grant: Sustainability Scholars

Ready - Alice Ready
Kara Reardon

Kara Reardon

Title: The contribution of mitochondria biogenesis to enhanced endurance performance in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis) 

Major: Biology

Mentor: Jerry Husak

Grant: Young Scholars

Reardon - Kara Reardon
Emma Rinn

Emma Rinn

Title: 3D Modelling from Sequential UAV Data Sets in an Archaeological Dig in Croatia 

Major: Environmental Studies, GIS

Mentor: Ivancica Schrunk

Grant: Young Scholars

Rinn - Emma Rinn
Zoe Robinson

Zoe Robinson

Title: The Impact of Human Rights Education

Major: Justice and Peace Studies

Mentor: Michael Klein

Grant: Community-Based Research

Robinson - Zoe Robinson
Christine Rohlf

Christine Rohlf

Title: The Effects of Immune Challenges on Athletic Performance in Green Anoles

Major: Biology

Mentor: Jerry Husak

Grant: Young Scholars

Rohlf - Christine Rohlf
Parker Rosenau

Parker Rosenau

Title: Determining the Interplay of ADHD Diagnosis, Sleep Quality, and Perceived Stress on Academic Success in Undergraduates

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: J. Roxanne Prichard

Grant: Young Scholars

Rosenau - Parker Rosenau
Henry Saarinen

Henry Saarinen

Title: Examining Soil and Water Chemistry Variations to Understand Piping Plover Habitat Loss at the John E. Williams Nature Preserve, central North Dakota

Major: Undecided

Mentor: Melissa Lamb

Grant: Young Scholars

Saarinen - Henry Saarinen
Claire Schauf

Claire Schauf

Title: The role of extracellular protease AdamTS-A on blood cell migration during Drosophila embryogenesis

Major: Biology of Global Health

Mentor: Afshan Ismat

Grant: Young Scholars

Schauf - Claire Schauf
Benjamin Schroeder

Benjamin Schroeder

Title: Florence: Gothic and Renaissance Overlap

Major: Art History

Mentor: Victoria Young

Grant: Young Scholars

Schroeder - Benjamin Schroeder
Sarah Shadle

Sarah Shadle

Title: The Sustainability of UV Disinfection as a Treatment for Musk-Contaminated Water

Major: Environmental Science - Biology

Mentor: Dalma Martinovic

Grant: Sustainability Scholars

Shadle - Sarah Shadle
Abigail Smith

Abigail Smith

Title: Aggression and reward: the effect of mate competition aggression on conditioned place preference in male zebra finches

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: Sarah Heimovics

Grant: Young Scholars

Smith - Abigail Smith

Andrew Spencer

Title: Motivations to Support a Social Food Business

Major: Political Science, Justice & Peace Studies

Mentor: Amy Finnegan 

Grant: Community-Based Research

Spencer - Andrew Spencer
Emily Stickney

Emily Stickney

Title: Developing Photochemical Mixtures and Field Sampling for Polycyclic Musks

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Kristine Wammer

Grant: Young Scholars

Stickney - Emily Stickney
Anmol Suri

Anmol Suri

Title: The Role of Fibulin on Muscle Migration during Drosophila Embryogenesis

Major: Biology 

Mentor: Afshan Ismat

Grant: Young Scholars

Suri - Anmol Suri
Minh Hieu Truong

Minh Hieu Truong

Title: The Role of Gene Promoters in Antibiotics Resistance in S. Epidermidis

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Justin Donato

Grant: Young Scholars

Truong - Minh Hieu Truong
Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace

Title: Community Education and Outreach Through Urban Agriculture

Major: Environmental Science - Biology 

Mentor: Gaston Small

Grant: Community-Based Research

Wallace - Hannah Wallace
Michael Wettschrck

Michael Wettschrck

Title: Photoprotective Strategies of Minnesotan Conifers

Major: Biochemistry

Mentor: Amy Verhoeven 

Grant: Young Scholars

Wettschreck - Michael Wettschrck