Fall 2016 Collaborative Inquiry Grant Recipients

Abrahamson, Jenna

Jenna Abrahamson

Major: Enviromental Science - Geology

Project Title: Cenozoic Evolution of the Southwestern Norwegian ‘Passive’ Margin

Faculty Mentor: Jeni McDermott

 

 

- Jenna Abrahamson Fall '16
DeMaio, Ashley

Ashley DeMaio

Major: Psychology

Project Title: Cognitive Load and Snake Detection Theory

Faculty Mentor: Greg Robinson-Riegler

- Ashley DeMaio Fall '16
Eayrs, Justin

Justin Eayrs

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: The Nature and Control of Instabilities in Low Density Elliptic Jets

Faculty Mentor: David Forliti

- Justin Eayrs Fall '16
Lindsey Erdmann

Lindsey Erdmann

Major: Social Work

Project Title: Supporting Caregivers of Chronically Ill Family Members: The Impact of Free Healthy Meals on Stress

Faculty Mentor: Ande Nesmith

- Lindsey Erdmann Fall '16
Jane Feely

Jane Feely

Major: Biology

Project Title: Fathead Minnows’ Behavioral Response to Decreasing Prostaglandin Levels

Faculty Mentor: Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt

- Jane Feely Fall '16
Caleb Fernholz

Caleb Fernholz

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Exercise Science

Project Title: The Effects of a Shoulder-Strengthening Program on the Muscle Fatigue in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers

Faculty Mentor: Lesley Scibora

- Caleb Fernholz Fall '16
Patrick Fisher

Patrick Fisher

Major: Philosophy, Catholic Studies, Mathematics

Project Title: Must Science Lie? Investigating the Necessity of Misrepresentation and the Role of Idealization in Scientific Modeling

Faculty Mentor: Peter Distelzwig

- Patrick Fisher Fall '16

Taylor Fortmeyer

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Investigation of Wave-Form Production And Propagation Due to Fluid Mixture 

Faculty Mentor: David Forliti

- Taylor Fortmeyer Fall '16
Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie Garcia

Major: Neuroscience

Project Title: Cognitive Load and Snake Detection Theory

Faculty Mentor: Sarah Hankerson

- Stephanie Garcia Fall '16
Chad Helland

Chad Helland

Major: Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Studies

Project Title: Investigating the Interactions Between Acoustic Waves and Liquid Jets

Faculty Mentor: David Forliti

- Chad Helland Fall '16
Sarah Horns

Sarah Horns

Major: Geology, Environmental Studies

Project Title: An Extended Record of Climate Change in the American Southwest: A paleoclimate analysis of the Great Basin

Faculty Mentor: Kevin Theissen

- Sarah Horns Fall '16
Francesca Ippoliti

Francesca Ippoliti

Major: Chemistry

Project Title: Characterization of Three Oleoyl-PEG Orthoester Micelles for Drug Delivery

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Prevette

- Francesca Ippoliti Fall '16
Laura Kvasnicka

Laura Kvasnicka

Major: Justice and Peace Studies

Project Title: Females in Peace Studies: A Study of Gender and its Effects on the Peace Studies Field

Faculty Mentor: Amy Finnegan

- Laura Kvasnicka Fall '16
Mollie Laidly

Mollie Laidly

Major: English

Project Title: Stalking the Cityscape: The Gender of Street Photography

Faculty Mentor: Emily James

- Mollie Laidly Fall '16
Blake Loxtercamp

Blake Loxtercamp

Major: Exercise Science

Project Title: Influence of Experience and Attentional Focus in a Single Arm Isokinetic Elbow Flexion.

Faculty Mentor: Lesley Scibora

- Blake Loxtercamp Fall '16
Samantha Matschi

Samantha Matschi

Major: Leadership and Management

Project Title: Mindfulness in the Workplace and the Effects on Goal Establishment and Motivation

Faculty Mentor: Erica Diehn

- Samantha Matschi Fall '16

Diamond Patrick

Major: English - Writing Emphasis

Project Title: Men At Their Women’s Feet: The Role of Luanne Henderson in The Beat Generation

Faculty Mentor: Bethany Timmerman

- Diamond Patrick Fall '16
Patrick Swords

Patrick Swords

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Variability in Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites

Faculty Mentor: Katherine Acton

- Patrick Swords Fall '16
Benjamin Taufen 2

Benjamin Taufen

Major: Computer Science

Project Title: Enabling Short-circuiting for Compressed Bitmap Indices

Faculty Mentor: Jason Sawin

- Benjamin Taufen Fall '16

Spring 2017 Collaborative Inquiry Grant Recipients

Abrahamson, Jenna

Jenna Abrahamson

Major: Environmental Science - Geology

Project Title: Using Erosion Rates to Interpret the Evolution of the Southwestern Norwegian 'Passive' Margin

Faculty Mentor: Jeni McDermott

- Jenna Abrahamson Spring '17
Capron, Charles

Charles Capron

Major: Electrical Engineering

Project Title: Cost-Effective 3D Mapping Solutions Using Consumer Laser Distance Measurement Tools

Faculty Mentor: Joseph M. Myre

- Charles Capron Spring '17
Carberry, Brenna

Brenna Carberry

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: The Design of Anisotropic Composites for Shape Morphing Wind Turbine Blades

Faculty Mentor: Sarah Baxter

- Brenna Carberry Spring '17

Hannah Drezenovich

Major: Biochemistry

Project Title: Determination of structural characteristics necessary for optimal binding interactions between glycosaminoglycans and cell-penetrating compounds

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Prevette

- Hannah Drezenovich Spring '17
Michael Efejuku

Michael Efejuku

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Bubble Size and its Effect on the Breakup of a Bubbly Liquid

Faculty Mentor: Thomas Shepard

- Michael Efejuku Spring '17
Patrick Fisher

Patrick Fisher

Major: Philosophy, Catholic Studies, Mathematics

Project Title: A Powers Based Account of the Truthmakers for Mathematical Truths

Faculty Mentor: Timothy Pawl

- Patrick Fisher Spring '17

Steven Guillemette

Major: Philosophy, Psychology

Project Title: Virtue Ethics, Situationsim, and Responsibility

Faculty Mentor: Michael Winter

- Steven Guillemette Spring '17
Madeline Hankard

Madeline Hankard

Major: Environmental Science - Chemistry

Project Title: Environmental Photochemistry and Dienogest: Photolysis, Regeneration, and Product Bioactivity

Faculty Mentor: Kristine Wammer

- Madeline Hankard Spring '17
Chris Hornung

Chris Hornung

Major: Biology

Project Title: Cell Phone Use and Undergraduate Health and Wellness

Faculty Mentor: Lesley Scibora

- Chris Hornung Spring '17
Francesca Ippoliti

Francesca Ippoliti

Major: Chemistry

Project Title: Toxicity of Three Oleoyl-PEG Orthoester Micelles for Drug Delivery

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Prevette

- Francesca Ippoliti Spring '17
Laura Kvasnicka

Laura Kvasnicka

Major: Justice and Peace Studies, Spanish

Project Title: Gender and Peace Studies: A Study of Gender and its Effects on the Peace Studies Field 

Faculty Mentor: Amy Finnegan

- Laura Kvasnicka Spring '17
Olivia Londo

Olivia Londo

Major: Biology

Project Title: The role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) gene fibulin (fbl) on visceral muscle development during Drosophila embryogenesis

Faculty Mentor: Afshan Ismat

- Olivia Londo Spring '17
Luke Melander

Luke Melander

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Harvesting Acoustic Energy Using PST Wires in a Tube

Faculty Mentor: Jeong Ho You

- Luke Melander Spring '17
Anna Nolan

Anna Nolan

Major: Mathematical Economics

Project Title: GDP Data Revisions and Forecast Accuracy

Faculty Mentor: Tyler Schipper

- Anna Nolan Spring '17
Tyler Ogorek

Tyler Ogorek

Major: Biochemistry

Project Title: Synthesis of a Novel Oxazolidinone Antimicrobial Agent

Faculty Mentor: J. Thomas Ippoliti

- Tyler Ogorek Spring '17
Adam Peterson

Adam Peterson

Major: Biochemistry

Project Title: Chemistry in the 21st Century: Formulating Accelerated Semi-Emperical Methods for Computational Calculations of Polypeptides

Faculty Mentor: Joshua Layfield

- Adam Peterson Spring '17
Anna Schellpfeffer

Anna Schellpfeffer

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: A Novel Method for Determining Large Deflections in Compliant Mechanisms for Compliant-Segment Motion Generation

Faculty Mentor: Sarah Baxter

- Anna Schellpfeffer Spring '17
Thomas Wieser

Thomas Wieser

Major: Biochemistry

Project Title: Phosphorylcholine Conjegated G5 Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer as Gene Delivery Molecule

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Prevette

- Thomas Wieser Spring '17