2000 Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships


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



Erica Fouse (Peg Thoms) - $1140
“Analyzing Recruiting Web Sites of the Fortune 100 from the College Student’s Viewpoint”

Jennifer Warner (James Kurre) - $1200
“Identifying Foreign Trade Partners to Stabilize the Erie Economy”

Robert White (Diane Parente) - $1200
“E-Commerce Reverse Auctions”



David Rhoades (John Beaumont) - $1800
“Three-Dimensional Mold Filling Analysis Research”



Teresa A. Bailey (John Gamble) - $1175
“Classifying 350 Years of Treaties”

Athena Farantzos (Victoria Kazmerski and Dawn Blasko) - $1200
“Measuring the Relationship of Working Memory to Metaphor Comprehension”

Troy Frederick and Beth Frederick (John Gamble) - $2170
“International Multi-lateral Treaties Before 1648 A.D.”

Jared S. Hawk (John Gamble) - $1235
“Treaty-Making in the New Millennium: The Case for a Third Way”

Jonna Zizak and Staci Shawgo (Victoria Kazmerski) - $1800
“Gender Differences in Response to Different Types of Erotic Videos”



Charles A. Barr (Chuck Yeung) - $1200
“Computer Interface for the Visualization of Three Dimensional Molecular Dynamics Simulations”

Eric Billman (Mark Pyron) - $1200
“A Phylogenetic Analysis of Swimming Performance of Minnows (Family Cyprinidae)”

Gregg T. Beaumont (Bruce Wittmershaus) - $1200
“Usage of Thin Film Polymers, Liquid Cells and Fluorescent Dyes in Luminescent Solar Concentrators”

Jamie L. Brubaker (Martin Kociolek) - $1200
“Development of Methods for the Synthesis of Polyhydroxylated Pyrrolizidine and Indolizidone Alkaloids Possessing Potential Biological Activity”

Leanne Donovan (James Warren and Larry Eckroat) - $1200
“Developmental Analysis of Fragile X Syndrome in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)”

Sarah Fry (Michael Campbell) - $1900
“Determining Genetic Diversity in Black Cherry, Prunus serotina, Using Microsatellite DNA Markers”

Richard L. Gill, Jr. (James Warren) - $1200
“Sequencing and Characterization of the Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Thymidylate Synthase Gene”

Jeffery Lynn Gustin (Michael Campbell) - $1300
“Isolation of Functional 3-isoproplymalate Dehydrogenase from the Potato Solanum tuberosum via Complementation of a LeuB401 Mutant”

Thomas M. Haluska (Mark Pyron) - $1600
“Effects of Urbanization and Industrialization on Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Water Quality on French Creek”

Kimberly A. Herrmann (Chuck Yeung) - $1200
“Modeling of Reactive Compatibilization in Polymer Blends”

Erin Hersman (Larry Eckroat) - $1800
“Determining Genetic Diversity in Black Cherry, Prunus serotina, Using Isoenzymatic Analysis”

Jason Huntsman (Tracy Halmi) - $1200
“Separation of Pigments in Paprika by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography”

Gabriel O. Josset (Michael Campbell and Paul Barney) - $1200
“Characterization of the Gene Coding for Branched-chain Amino Acid Aminotransferase in Capsicum chinense

Bryan Katzenmeyer (Thomas Spudich and Alan Jircitano) - $1200
“Radiation Characterization of Photochromic Pt(II) Compounds of o-Aminobenzaldehyde and Derivatives”

Lisa Kobylinski (James Warren and Larry Eckroat) - $1200
“Expression Analysis of a Putative Apoptosis Factor in Zebrafish, ZF FAF-1”

Seth Leslie (Mark Pyron) - $1500
“Mussels of Presque Isle Bay: Which Fishes are Hosts for Glochidia Larvae?”

Trent M. Moraski (Mark Pyron) - $1400
“Distribution Patterns of Fish Species in two Erie County Intermittent Streams”

KaraLee J. Parsons (Tracy Halmi and Martin Kociolek) - $1200
“Development of a Convergent Synthesis: A Collaborative Learning Experiment for CHEM 036B”

Michael N. Perkins (Darren Williams) - $1400
“The Scattering of Planetesimals by Planetary Bodies in the Early Solar System”

Lee Thomas Szkotnicki (Michael Campbell) - $1300
“Localization of Branched-chain Amino Acid Aminotransferase mRNA in Potato”

Meeghan Trumbull (Mark Pyron) - $1300
“Male Preference for Banding Pattern in Banded Killifish (Fundulus diaphanus)”

Christopher Won (Thomas Spudich) - $850
“The Design, Characterization and Use of Reverse Osmosis as a Method of On-line Preconcentration”