Skip Content
Pennsylvania State University Homepage Home

You are here

2014 Undergraduate Student Fall Semester Research Grants

 

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

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
 

Andrew Arnold (Adam Hollinger) - $700
“Polymer-Based Manufacturing of Microscale Fuel Cells”
 

Amanda Balos, Andrea Bogert, Erin Stroup, and Kimberly Tarosky (Melanie Ford) - $2,800
“Water Exhibit for Erie ExpERIEnce Museum”
 

Christopher Conklin (David Loker and John Roth) - $700
“Acoustic Noise Emission Data Collection and Analysis”
 

Johnathan Conklin (John Roth) - $700
“Microstructural Analysis of Heat-Treated Metal and Its Effects on Springback”
 

Sean Dodds (John Roth) - $700
“Effect of Heat Treatment on Springback Reduction in 2024-T3 Aluminum after Single Point Incremental”
 

Daniel Doleiden (Adam Hollinger) - $700
“Manufacturing of Methhanol Fuel Cells with Heated Lamination Pressing”
 

William Geiger (Zhifeng Xiao) - $700
“Building an Online Training Platform for Capture-the-Flag (CTF) Cybersecurity Competition”
 

Patrick Haney, Nathan Greene, and Matthew McGee (Alicyn Rhoades) - $2,100
“Coconut Shell and Oil Additives for Tough Olefin Composites”
 

Jesse Jarrett (Chetan Nikhare and John Roth) - $700
“An Investigation on Relationship between Current Density, Pulse Period, and Pulse Duration”
 

Stephen Lester (Chetan Nikhare) - $700
“Investigation of Microstructure for AA 5083 in 0, 45, and 90 degree Orientations during EAM and Thermal Heating”
 

Luke Mariotti (John Roth) - $700
“Friction-Stir Welding Increasing Welding Depth and Speed”
 

Matthew McCormick (John Roth, David Loker, and Stephen Strom) - $700
“Product Development of a Wear-Monitoring Tool Holder”
 

Joseph Neu (Matthew White and Jason Williams) - $700
“Biometric Game Controller for Physiologically Based Procedural-Content Generation in Games”
 

Dylan Poljak  (Matthew White) - $700
“Simulation Sickness as Affected by Legs and Latency: the Oculus Rift”
 

Travis Roney and Saw Xue Zheng (David Loker and Stephen Strom) - $1,400
“Embedded Wireless Sensors for Biometric Force Measurement”
 

Derek Steiner (John Roth) - $700
“Cryogenic Treatment of Alumina-Based Cutting Tools”
 

Fayez Syed (David Loker and Elisa Wu) - $700
“Fixture Design and Dynamic Testing of Embedded Wireless Sensors for Force Analysis of the Bottom of a Foot during Human Gait”
 

William Trozzo (Chetan Nikhare) - $700
“Experimental Study on Mechanical Properties of AA 5083 Annealed Samples”

 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

Melinda Aley (Huan Chen) - $700
“Danica Patrick: A Real Life Katniss Everdeen  - A Case Study on the Power of Media Influence in the Creation of Celebrity”
 

Christina Ayers and Erica Edwards (Victoria Kazmerski) - $1,400
“Deception Detection: Investigating Individual Differences Part II”
 

Nicole Bell, Breanna Foster, and Megan Thompson (Dawn Blasko) - $360
“Person vs. Process Praise: The Effects of Praise on Creativity”
 

Cassandra Bramblett, Alicia McAllister, and Christie Leslie (Victoria Kazmerski) - $700
“Comparison of the Effectiveness of Coping Strategies in College Students”
 

Erica Edwards, Christie Leslie, Alicia McAllister, Cherylann Carter, and Desmond Kane (Victoria Kazmerski, Dawn Blasko, and Shariffah Dawood) - $2,800
“Continued Explorations in Non-Literal Language: Diving into the Depths of Meaning”
 

Wesley Dorrenbacher and Jessica Dylewski (Dawn Blasko and Heather Lum) - $325
“Dog vs. Human Appearance: Does the Appearance of a Person’s Physical Attributes Make Them More Inclined to Adopt a Dog Who Looks Like Them?”
 

Emily Galeza, Wes Dorrenbacher, Jessica Dylewski, Brianna Zaffino, and Katelyn Marsh (Heather Lum, Dawn Blasko, and Victoria Kazmerski) - $2,885
“The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Children with Physical, Behavioral, and Emotional Disabilities and in an Educational Setting”
 

Kaitlyn Matty, Mary Havers, Erica Robertson, and Jessica Stoker (Carol Wilson) - $1,400
“Attachment, Social Support, and Pain”
 

John Moore and Katelyn Marsh (Melanie Hetzel-Riggin) - $990
“Roles of Event History and Personality on Coping Responses to Stressful Situations”
 

Taylor Morris, Danielle Carioto, and Kasey Jerioski (Melanie Hetzel-Riggin) - $1,800
“Bystander Risk Recognition Study”
 

David Ohmer and Steven Savoy (Dawn Blasko) - $688
“Priming Empathy in Undergraduate College Students”
 

Jennifer Rockwell and Rayan Abdalla (Dawn Blasko) - $325
“Learned Optimism – Can You Learn Not To Be a Failure?”
 

Danielle Ropp (John Rossi) - $700
“Has America Learned its Lesson? Treatment of Modern Veterans Compared to Vietnam Veterans”
 

Jason Shultz, Jeff Roberto, and Franki DiSalvo (Dawn Blasko) - $390
“Employee Perspectives: Is Authentic Leadership Effective?”
 

Jessica Stoker and Richard Greatbatch (Melanie Hetzel-Riggin) - $1,400
“Resilience to Interpersonal Violence”
 

Megan Harris White, Grace Waldfogle, Qiyang Li, and William Shelstad (Dawn Blasko and Heather Lum) - $2,420
“VIZ: Visual-Spatial Skills and Navigation”


 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
 

Mohammed Al Shibar (Michael Campbell) - $700
“Identification of an Unknown Compound Induced by Application of 1,4-dimethylnapthalene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectroscopy”
 

Dominick Ali (Grace Galinato) - $700
“Spectroscopic and Theoretical Studies on the Conformational Preferences of Oligourea Monomers”
 

Jeanette Girosky (Pamela Silver) - $700
“Relationships among Cyanobacteria and Sediment and Nutrient Load in Presque Isle Bay”
 

Jaclyn Gowen (Grace Galinato) - $700
“Elucidating the Role of the Second-Sphere Hydrogen-Bonding Network on Myoglobin Nitrite Reductase Activity: Do More H-bonds Generate Nitric Oxide Faster?”
 

Hasan Khan, Brenton Maloy, Paul Ruiz, Nicole Kingston, Michelle Hornedo Tosado, Nesve Ozsoy, Katherine Gilmore, and Laura Wheeler (Beth Potter) - $5,000
“Determining Bacterial Populations on Silver-Coated and Non-Coated Door Handles”
 

Emily Mitchell (James Warren) - $700
“Genetic Knockdown of Cystathionine β synthase (CBS) in Zebrafish to Observe the Effects on Embryo Development”
 

Ciara Nowak and Ryan Tarto (Matthew Gruwell) - $1,400
“Assessing the Insect Biodiversity of  Penn State Behrend Campus Using DNA Barcoding AKA BOB or Barcode of Behrend Project”
 

Katelyn Reisenauer (Jim Warren) - $700
“Genetic Knockdown of Methylenetetrahyrdofolate Reductase (MTHFR) in Zebrafish”
 

Ethan Smith (G. William Baxter) - $700
“Effect of Electric Fields on Fungi Growth”
 

Samantha Storti (James Warren) - $700
“Genetic Perturbation of Folate Metabolism Through Knockdown of Methionine Synthase in Zebrafish”
 

Nicholas Swanson (Bruce Wittmershaus) - $700
“Using Silver Nanoparticles to Improve Luminescent Solar Concentrators”
 

Paola Londono Torres (James Warren) - $700
“Analysis of S-adenosylhomocysteine (Ahcy) Knockdowns in Zebrafish”
 

Stanley Tuznik (Antonio Mastroberardino) - $700
“The Neurodynamics of Bursting Oscillations”
 

Sean Weaver, Aimee Day, Michael Knoll, Kelly Hedderick, and Emily Bert (Beth Potter) - $3,100
“Determining the Role of the Environment in Shaping the Eggshell Microflora Found on Purple Martin Eggs”

To the Top