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2013 Undergraduate Student Fall Semester Research Grants

 

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

 

SAM AND IRENE BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
 

Adrian Pinto (Hunter Holzhauer) - $700
“An Analysis of Popular Investment Hypotheses: Addressing the O’Brien Model and Other Theories”
 

Kourtney Walsh (Mary Beth Pinto) - $700
“Collaboration, Communication, Teamwork and Student Satisfaction: The use of Yammer in Higher Education”
 

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
 

Garrett Gingenbach (Kurt Rogers) - $700
“Parameterized Radix-2 FFT Algorithm”
 

Thomas Hall (David Loker and John Roth) - $700
“Correlating Acoustic Emissions, Force Dynamometer, and Accelerometer of Milling Machine with Wear Data”
 

John Irving (David Loker and John Roth) - $700
“Acoustic Noise Based on Operational Characteristics of Milling Machines”
 

Jack Learn (Jun Zhou and John Roth) - $700
“Modeling of Stir Friction Welding Using FLUENT”
 

Stephen Lester (Chetan Nikhare and John Roth) - $700
“Investigation inTemperature and Current Density Generation in Different Orientations of AA 5083 Alloy”
 

Nicholas Means (Kurt Rogers) - $700
“Implementation of an FFT Core as a Benchmark for DSP Hardware Implementation Research”
 

Nathan Myers (Robert Edwards) - $700
“Pressure Drop across a Parallel Plate-Fin Heat Sink”
 

Shane Shafferman and Matthew Campbell (Wen-Li Wang) - $1,400
“Artificial Intelligence Learning to Solve Nonogram Puzzles”
 

Nathan Siebert (Russell Warley) - $698
“Test Apparatus Design for Evaluation of Effectiveness of a Thermal Protective Coating for Automotive Components”
 

Kimberly Tarosky (David Loker and John Roth) - $700
“RF Transmission in Neural Prosthesis”
 

Samuel Wheat (Kurt Rogers) - $460
“Implementation of a FFT Core as a Benchmark for DSP Hardware Implementation”
 

Samuel Wheat, Matthew Kenny, and Jared Fatica (Matthew White) - $1,640
“Design of a High-Precision Game Controller for PC and Modern Consoles”

 

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING  AND SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 

Peter Huizar, Thomas Batko, and Jeffrey Knapp  (Heather Lum, Dawn Blasko, and Ron DelPorto) - $2,100
“The Effects of Confidence and Experience on Programming Code Efficiency and Readability”


 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 

Preston Barrett and Andrew Beck (Huan Chen) - $1,393
“Changes in Movie Product Placement”
 

Nicole Bell, Natalie Corso, and Rachel Hido (Carol Wilson) - $900
“Romantic Relationships and Monetary Discussions”
 

Robert Fogle, Bryan Fleeson, Alicia McAllister, Christie Leslie, and Erica Edwards (Dawn Blasko and Victoria Kazmerski) - $3,500
“Research is a Mountain Climb: Comprehending Perceptual Metaphors”
 

Lindsey Fuller (Nicole Shoenberger) - $700
“Entering, Committing, and Exiting a New Religious Movement: A Case Study of a North American Sect”
 

Maurina Grandinetti (Heather Lum) - $700
“ An Examinatiion of Perceptual and Interactive Differences between a Live and Virtual Pet Training Scenario”
 

Megan Harris, Callie Keating, Christine Winkelbauer, and Christina Marie Ayers (Dawn Blasko and Heather Lum) - $2,100
“Visualization and Assessment of Spatial Skills-In Practice and in the Real World”
 

Callie Keating and Natalie Corso (Shariffah Sheik Dawood) - $1,200
“Women in Leadership: No Longer a Man’s World”
 

Rachel Latsko (Huan Chen) - $677
“College-Aged Consumers’ Perception toward Social Media Marketing: The Story of Instagram”
 

Katelyn Marsh and Rebecca Morrison (Dawn Blasko, Victoria Kazmerski, and Shariffa Sheik Dawood) - $1,400
“Workplace Sarcasm: Power and Culture”
 

Meghan Nee and Mary Havers (Carol Wilson) - $1,400
“Attachment, Social Support, and Pain”

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
 

Ahmed Abdelmoneim (James Warren) - $700
“A Study of the Epigenetic Modifiers 5-methyl cytosine and 5-hydroxymethyl cytosine in Zebrafish Embryonic development”
 

Mohammed Al Shibar (Michael Campbell) - $674
“Treatment of Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae) with 1,4-Dimethylnapthalene Alters Gene Expression”
 

Joshua Armstrong and Jennifer Williams (Michael Campbell and Pamela Silver) - $1,400
“The Effects of Road Salt on the Biodiversity of Bacterial Populations in Three Constructed Wetlands”
 

Zachary Bauer (Michael Campbell) - $700
“Sequencing of Chloroplast DNA to Determine Phylogenetic Relationships of Solanum spp”
 

Abigail Braun, Susanne Simkovitch, Sarah Erichson, Michael Feind, and Kaitlin Fairlamb (Matthew Gruwell) - $3,500
“Rhizosphere Microbial Population Dynamics in Response to Organic Concord Grapevine Production”
 

Allexyss Brown (James Warren) - $700
“Perturbing Folate Metabolism through the Morpholino Knockdown of BHMT in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos”
 

Alex Campbell and Nichole Joseph (Matthew Gruwell) - $1,400
“Genome Annotation of Brownia rhizoecola
 

Dan Hoang and Sean Weaver (Beth Potter) - $1,400
“Exploring Bacteria on House Wren Eggs and a Possible Antimicrobial Maintenance Mechanism”
 

Michael Jaskolka (Michael Campbell) - $692
“Identification of Plants Using the Fingerprinting Genes matK and rbcL”
 

Samantha Key (Michael Rutter) - $700
“The First Goal Scored: NHL Game Winner or Superstition?”
 

Phillip Kristufek (Paul Becker and Jen Ulrich) - $575
“Investigation of Blocked Constructions for Binary Error Correction Codes”
 

Garrett Fiscus (Margaret Voss) - $700
“Photoacceleration of Embryo Development under Different Stimuli of Light”
 

Heather Jenkins and Kathryn Sauka (Anthony Foyle and Michael Justik) - $1,400
“Water Quality Monitoring of Fourmile and Eightmile Creek, Erie, Pennsylvania”
 

Lauren Laska (Joe Previte) - $700
“Continuing Work on OCR for Cursive and Script Documents”
 

Rachel Mercaldo, Katelyn Melvin, and Hasan Khan (Beth Potter) - $2,100
“Determining the Effectiveness of Agion Silver Technology in a Campus Setting”
 

Austin Sosnowski (Paul Olson) - $700
“The Mathematics of Origami”
 

Mary Sperry, Kaitlin Pander, and Bryan Bailey (Beth Potter) - $2,100
“Determining the Composition of the Bacterial Flora Found on Purple Martin (Progne subis) eggs”

 

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

Thomas Tuberson (Michelle Previte) - $700
“Do Vertex Replacement Rules Generate PCF Self-Similar Sets?”