2007 Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships

 

Each grant lists individual student researcher(s) with respective cooperating faculty member(s) in parenthesis.

 

 

SAM AND IRENE BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Jordan Gilmore (Kerry King) - $1,200
"Does Media Coverage of Economic Events Impact Legislative Voting Behavior"

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Kristofer Barns (Dean Lewis) - $1,200
"Finite Element Analysis Investigation of the Compressive-Hook Integral Attachment Feature for Predicting Loading Capability"
 

Robert Cook (Dean Lewis) - $1,200
"An Investigation into the Effects of Cryogenic Treating ABS Plastics on Material Properties"
 

Charles Crespi (Dean Lewis) - $1,200
"Experimental Investigation of the Compressive Hook Integral Attachment Feature for Predicting Feature Failure"
 

Logan Flaherty (William Lasher) - $1,200
"Experimental Measurements of Unsteady Flow Fields behind Spinnakers"
 

John Jackson (John Roth) - $1,200
"Effects of Using DC Current on Various Materials during Forging Processes with Shaped Dies"
 

Daniel Mauck (John Roth) - $1,200
"Using DC Electrical Current to Investigate the Enhanced Ductility of Various Aluminum Alloys"
 

Mitchell Reckner (Oladipo Onipede) - $1,200
"Design and Testing of SMA Embedded Composite Wings"
 

Aaron Ross (John Roth) - $1,200
"Using Direct Electric Current to Enhance the Compressive Behavior of Ceramic and Glass Materials"
 

Joseph Shaffer (Yi Wu) - $1,200
"The Interaction between the Human Circulatory System and the Muscle Pump Function"
 

Nicklas Sherman (Thomas Briselden) - $1,200
"Feasibility of a High Temperature Silicon Carbide Fan"
 

Thomas Spinner (Russell Warley) - $1,200
"Effect of Exothermic Reaction Enthalpy on the Location of Minimum State of Cure in a Molded Component"
 

David Tullai (John Roth) - $1,200
"An Analysis of the Material Properties and Lifespan of Cryogenically Treated Nylon"

 

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 

Jimmie Hodge and Megan Miller (Dawn Blasko, Kathy Holliday-Darr, and Jennifer Trich Kremer) - $2,400
"The Viz Project: Research on Spatial Visualization"


 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 

Jordan Gilmore (Rodney Troester) - $1,200
"The Effect of Media on Consumer Confidence"
 

Kurt Maloney, Leslie Sargent, Beth Slomski, and Ryan Watson (John Gamble) - $4,100
"Comprehensive Statistical Database of Multilateral Treaties (CSDMT)"
 

Elizabeth Twohig (Cathy Schlund-Vials) - $800
"Un-Gendering the Sublime through Masochistic Unveiling"
 

Andrew Walker, Bethany Hanus, Kristin McQueeney, Alicia Dunbar, Chelsea Fenush, and Megan Hoffman (Dawn Blasko, Victoria Kazmerski, and Jennifer Trich Kremer) - $7,200
"Music and the Mind"

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
 

Melanie Brewer (Pamela Silver) - $1,800
"The Response of Turtle Hatchlings to Soil Moisture Gradients"

Stephanie Burbules (James Warren Jr.) - $1,350
"Molecular Genetic Analysis of Folate Metabolism in the Zebrafish (Danio rerio): Analysis of the in vivo Role of BHMT in Early Development"
 

Adam Carlisle (Darren Williams) - $1,200
"Dynamical Stability and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Systems"
 

Amanda Daniels (Lisa Mangel) - $3,387 (Funded by Pennsylvania Sea Grant)
"Avian Population/Habitat Assessment for Presque Isle State Park"
 

Todd Eckroat (David Hunnicutt) - $1,200
"Biofilm Formation by Flavobacteria"
 

R. Wesley Flynn (James Warren Jr.) - $1,200
"Analysis of Folate Metabolism and its Effects on Neural Tube Development in the Early Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryo"
 

Megan Gapinski (Lisa Mangel) - $2,450
"Avian Population/Habitat Assessment for the Lake Pleasant Wetlands"
 

Bennett Giardina (Michael Campbell) - $1,200
"Creation of a Vector for the Expression of an Acetolactate Synthase-YFP Fusion Protein"
 

Jennifer Hughes (Pamela Silver) - $1,800
"The Spatial Movements and Microhabitats of Fowler=s Toads (Bufo fowleri) at Presque Isle State Park and Herpetological Inventory"
 

Meredith Hyldahl (Bruce Wittmershaus) - $1,193
"The Recovery of Photodegradation of CdSe/ZnS Core-Shell Quantum Dots in Luminescent Solar Concentrators"
 

Alicia Klinvex (Blair Tuttle) - $1,200
"C++ Programs for Studying the Amorphization of Silicon"
 

Andrew Law (Martin Kociolek) - $1,200
"Synthesis of Naturally Occurring Anthocyanins and Their Derivatives"
 

David Machuga and Brian Sneeringer (James Warren Jr.) - $2,400
"An in vivo Analysis of the Role of the Glycine Cleavage System in Early Zebrafish Development"
 

Alissa Mague (Heather Jones) - $1,200
"Role of Nitric Oxide in the Expression and Function of the Human Intermediate Conductance Calcium Activated Potassium Channel, hIK1"
 

Joshua Meyer (Michael Campbell) - $1,200
"Investigations of the Interaction of the Genes NDP1 and OHP in the ndp-in1 Arabidopsis thaliana Mutant using QT PCR"
 

Dennis Paskorz Jr. (Scott Stevens) - $1,200
"Fractal Insight into Capillaries of Cancerous Tissue and Medicine Delivery"
 

Joe Pleso (Paul Olson and Paul Becker) - $1,200
"Surreal Analysis of Go"
 

Daniel Ranayhossaini (Margaret Voss) - $1,200
"An Investigation of the Hemotoxicity of the Secretion of the Duvernoy=s Gland of the Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)"
 

Adam Rhodes, Chris Mosebach, Abe Kibbey, and Daryl Nowacki (Yi-Hong Wang) - $4,800
"Roles of Retrotransposons in Plant Development"
 

Natalie Romano (Jay Amicangelo) - $1,200
"Characterization of Methanol Complexes with Benzene and Hexafluorobenzene in Nitrogen and Argon Matrices Using Matrix-Isolation Infrared Spectroscopy"
 

Erika Segear (Michael Campbell) - $1,200
"Analysis of Global Gene Expression Changes in Potato Meristems Treated with Dimethylnaphthalene"
 

Jeremy Sopko (Joseph Previte) - $1,200
"A Coupled Oscillator Model Applied to the Spinal Cord of a Sea Lamprey"
 

Jesse Stimpson (Scott Stevens) - $1,200
"A Modeling Study of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension"

Monika Tobiszewska (Scott Stevens) - $1,200
"Comparison of Intracranial Pressure Models for the Study of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension"
 

Kathryn Warner (Bruce Wittmershaus) - $1,200
"Accurately Determining Photo-Degradation Rates of Luminescent Solar Concentrators"
 

Colleen White (Heather Jones) - $1,200
"The Role of HSP70 and HSP90 Binding Proteins in the Trafficking and Function of KCNN Potassium Channels"

 

Alyssa Zimmerman (Michael Justik) - $1,200
"Novel Syntheses of Isoxazolo[2,3-α]pyridinium Salts by Reaction of Pyridine N-oxides with Alkynyliodonium Tosylates"