2011 Undergraduate Student Fall Semester Research Grants

 

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

 

 

SAM AND IRENE BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
 

Melissa Hess (Mary Beth Pinto and Phylis Mansfield) - $700
“The Use of Social Media in Student Complaining Behavior”

 

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
 

John Curtin ( Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Formability of Aluminium Alloy AA5083 at High Temperatures”
 

Catherine Franks (Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Isothermal vs. Non-Isothermal Testing of Magnesium and Aluminium Alloys”
 

Stefan Gracik (William Lasher) - $700
“Exploring the Capabilities of OpenFOAM CFD Software”
 

Matthew Heid (Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Isothermal vs. Non-Isothermal Testing of Magnesium and Aluminium Alloys”
 

Daniel Linden (Xiaocong Fan) - $700
“A Lightweight Multilayer GIS for Network-Centric Warfare”
 

Daniel Lowe (Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Post-Pneumatic Forming Mechanical Properties of Lightweight Alloys”
 

Michael Matczak (Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Isothermal vs. Non-Isothermal Testing of Magnesium and Aluminium Alloys”
 

Nathaniel Moraca (Xiaocong Fan) - $700
“A Multi-Agent Based Diffusion Toolkit”
 

Eric Orton (Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Post-Pneumatic Forming Mechanical Properties of Lightweight Alloys”
 

Lucas Schmude (Robert Weissbach) - $700
“Wireless Control of an Autonomous Vehicle”
 

Nicholas Snyder (Fadi Abu-Farha) - $700
“Formability of Aluminium Alloy AA5083 at High Temperatures”
 

Terrance Watterson (Jun Zhou) - $700
“Experimental Studies of Electrically Enhanced Friction Stir Welding”

 

 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 

Renee Fanning, Brittany Bittner, Chelsea Perry, Sean Boggio, and Bryan Fleeson (Dawn Blasko and Kathryn Holliday-Darr) - $2,800
“VIZ Testing and Training Spatial Grant”

 

 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
 

Julia Baker (Carl Kallgren) - $533
“Environmental Intervention for Youth with Developmental Disabilities”
 

Julia Baker, Ryan Ellsworth, and Rachel Zacchero (Dawn Blasko) - $500
“Upright or Slouched: What Matters When Judging Postures?”
 

Samantha Bates, Breanna Williams, and Megan Burwell (Dawn Blasko) - $600
“The Effects of Humor on a Challenging Task”
 

Brittany Bittner and Casey Chadwick (Dawn Blasko) - $700
“Do Video Games Reduce Stress?”
 

Stephanie Cattron and Megan Myers (Victoria Kazmerski) - $1,400
“Weight a Minute: An Investigation of Weight Bias and Its Contributing Factors”
 

Mark Connelly and Bianca Bramblett (Dawn Blasko) - $1,400
“The Effects of Time Perspective and Academic Procrastination on College Students”
 

Kimberly Cook and Mia Baltutat (Victoria Kazmerski) - $1,400
“Environmental Conditions and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement and Attitudes”
 

Lauren DeIntinis and Faith Govan (Dawn Blasko) - $500
“The Influence of Emoticons in Ambiguous Messages on Receiver Perception”
 

Michelle Godzinski and Chelsea Perry (Dawn Blasko) - $390
“Types of Music and Their Effects on Task Performance”
 

Ashley Kerr and Rob Fogle (Victoria Kazmerski and Dawn Blasko) - $1,400
“Initial Development of a Nonliteral Language Corpus for Research”
 

Ashley Kerr and Kylie Peters (Dawn Blasko) - $350
“Brain Lateralization and Hemispheric Differences in Processing Visual Stimuli”
 

Jamie Manson (Victoria Kazmerski) - $700
“Intervention Programs’ Effectiveness on Appearance-Based Tanning Beliefs: Step 2”
 

Julie Nguyen, Jewel Wright, and Mark DeWolf (Dawn Blasko) - $700
“Stigma and Willingness Surrounding Seeking Mental Health Services: A Comparison across College Students”
 

Kristan Russell and Erin McCreary (Dawn Blasko) - $600
“Global Processing Effects on Eyewitness Identification Accuracy: A Comparison of the Stroop Task and Navon Letter Task”
 

Kyle Thiel (Victoria Kazmerski) - $700
“Influence of Family on Adolescents: Adolescent and Parental Closeness, Conflict, and Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior (An Extension of Role of Fathers in the Family)
 

Leah Vuich (Carol Wilson) - $700
“Attachment, Social Support, and Pain Perceptions”
 

Danielle Williams, Brian McElveney, and Joslyn Mesing (Dawn Blasko) - $700
“Personality Traits as a Mediator for Sarcastic Interpretation”

 

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
 

Andrea Adams, Brian Carlson, and Dixie Courtney (Beth Potter and Margaret Voss) - $2,100
“Identification of Bacterial Isolates from House Wren Nests”
 

Brianne Campbell (Anthony Foyle and Beth Potter) - $700
“Continuation of Water Quality Research of Fourmile Creek”
 

Rachael Carmichael (Michael Justik) - $700
“Exploration of the Reaction of Novel Alkynyl Iodonium Salts with Phenoxides: A ‘Green’ Synthesis of Benzofurans”
 

Jerry Casbohm (Martin Kociolek) - $700
“Benzisoxazole 2-Oxides, a New Class of UV-Absorbing Compounds”
 

Kristen Chase (Anthony Foyle and Pamela Silver) - $700
“Water Quality Characterization of Lake Leboeuf”
 

Corey Dominick (Darren Williams) - $700
“Orbital Stability of Massive Satellite Systems around Planets”
 

Bradley Drumheller (Michael Campbell) - $700
“The Effect of DMN on Osmotic Response Interaction in Yeast”
 

Eilene Duberow (James Warren) - $700
“Analysis of Hematopoiesis in Zebrafish Embryos Perturbed in Folate Metabolism”
 

Tyler Duma (Paul Barney) - $700
“The Anti-microbial Effects of Essential Oils on Different Bacterial Species”
 

Nathan Elbert (Beth Potter and Ann Quinn) - $700
“Analyzing Bacteria Found in Compost”
 

Tim Gaw (James Warren) - $700
“DNA Methylation Effects on the Epigenome of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)”
 

Kristi Gdanetz (Matthew Gruwell) - $700
“Molecular Evolution of the Primary Endosymbiont Uzinura diaspidicola, and its Host, the Armored Scale Insect Chionaspis pinifoliae
 

Jesse Gresh (Bruce Wittmershaus) - $700
“Improved Efficiency in Luminescent Solar Concentrators via Reflective Scattering Backgrounds”
 

Andrew Halmi (James Warren) - $700
Transgenic Analysis of the Effects of Homocysteine on the Development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
 

Brittany Hoard (Blair Tuttle) - $700
“Computational Models for Amorphous Materials”
 

Torin Karsonovich (Martin Kociolek) - $700
“Synthesis and Study of Benzisoxazole 2-Oxide Derivatives of Flavonoid Antioxidants”
 

Taylor Kline (Matthew Gruwell) - $699
“Analyses and Amplification of rbcl and matk and Their Utilization for Plant Species Identification”
 

Gabriel Kramer (Joseph Previte and Michelle Previte) - $700
“Vertex Replacement Rules and Issues Related to Exponentially Expanding Spaces”
 

Chachi Lethaby (Michael Naber and Anthony Foyle) - $688
“Rock Display for Geosciences Outreach and Education”
 

Aaron Meehl (Matthew Gruwell) - $700
“Molecular Identification of Scale Insects and Their Host Plants from the Southern United States with a Focus on Pseudalacaspis cockerelli
 

Alicia Quick (Christopher Gee) - $700
“Cuticle Chemistry of Vitis riparia Shot Berries Relating to the Development of Ontogenic Resistance”
 

Tanya Riston (Papiya Bhattacharjee) - $700
“Lattices and Frames”
 

Brianne Sawders (Michael Justik) - $700
“Further Exploration of Metal Catalyzed Arylation Reactions of 2-[(Aryl)iodonio]benzenesulfonates”
 

Clayton Schuman (Antonio Mastroberardino) - $700
“Analysis of Predator-Prey Systems”
 

Daniel Shoemaker (Michael Naber and Ann Quinn) - $700
“Behrend Arboretum Web site Upgrade”
 

Chase Weaver (Christopher Gee) - $698
“Examining the Possibility of Grapevine Leafroll Associated Virus-3 Infections in Asymptomatic Concord Grapevines”
 

Christopher Wheeler (Jason Bennett) - $700
“Understanding CO and NO Interference in H2S Detection at Fe (III) Porphyrin-Modified Electrodes”