2005 Student Summer Scholars

Andrew Berke
Development of technologies for monitoring isotope ratios in environmental samples and chemical reaction progress via laser-based vibrational spectroscopy
Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Shaertel, Chemistry 

Emily Blamer
Asymmetric Synthesis of Chiral Silanes Faculty
Mentor: Randy Winchester, Chemistry 

James Bouwman
Form Follows Function: Establishing the Correlation between Metal-Olefin Bong Asymmetry and the Reactivity of the Olefin
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Matchett, Chemistry 

Kevin Donner
Energetics of a superabundant brown trout (Salmo trutta) population, Sand Creek, MI
Faculty Mentor: Eric Snyder, Biology 

Katie Erdman
Ancient Transcaucasian Migrations in Anatolia: Apetrographic Analysis of Pottery from Malatya Turkey
Faculty Mentor: Mark Schwartz, Anthropology

Cynthia Groenink
Mathematics Remediation for Low Achieving Elementary Students Using Districts Mandated Assessments
Faculty Mentor: John Golden, Mathematics

David Howard
Study of Temperature and Light Intensity Dependence of Photoconductivity in Semiconductor Materials
Faculty Mentor: Lihong (Heidi) Jiao, Engineering

Timothy Major
Bioinformation Algorith Development Using Matlab
Faculty Mentor: Manish Chakrabarti

Stacy Makino
Muscle Activation during Therapeutic Exercises of the Shoulder
Faculty Mentor: Brian Hatzel, Movement Science

Samuel Otten
Exploring dynamics of the dual billiard map in the hyperbolic place
Faculty Mentor: Feliz Dogru, Mathematics

Matt Race
Improving the Statistical Curriculum Sequence
Faculty Mentor: John Gabrosek, Statistics

Maysee Salleva
Environmental Phosphorus Analysis by 31P NMR
Faculty Mentor: John Bender, Chemistry 

Peter Schwallier
How does separability affect the desirability of referendum election outcomes?
Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Hodge, Mathematics 

Nathan Siladke
Water Evaporation From Tropospheric Aerosols
Faculty Mentor: Chris Lawrence, Chemistry 

Aranda Slabbekoorn
Combined Molecular Mechanics/Electronic Structure Examination of the Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Carbonmonoxymyoglobin
Faculty Mentor: Chris Lawrence, Chemistry 

Christopher Smith
Hypergeometric Summation and WZ
Faculty Mentor: Akalu Tefera, Mathematics

Michelle Smith
The Meaning of Education Project
Faculty Mentor: Donna Henderson-King, Psychology 

Nathan Smith
Stylized Time: Music as Symbolic Process
Faculty Mentor: Kelly Parker, Philosophy 

Brittany Stropich
Protein Interactions in Diaphanous-related Formins: defining specific biochemical interactions involved in the regulation of important cellular processes
Faculty Mentor: Bradley Wallar, Chemistry 

Catherine Sundt
Social Dimensions of Consumption in Santiago, Chile
Faculty Mentor: Joel Stillerman, Sociology 

Timothy Trichler
Acute Responses of Pulmonary and Coronary Arteries to Natural Steriods
Faculty Mentor: Frank Sylvester, Biomedical Sciences

Adam Werts
Neurotoxic Effects of PCB Congeners in Goldfish
Faculty Mentor: Xiaojuan (Xandra) Xu, Psychology 

Catherine Willis
Study of the human mitochondrial DNA polymorphism
Faculty Mentor: Alexey Nikitin, Biology