2008 Student Summer Scholars

Andrew Belliner

  • "Graphics Processor-Based Implementation of Bioinformatics Codes"
  • Faculty Mentors: Greg Wolfe and Christian Trefftz

Brittany Benson

  • "Defining specific protein interactions in Diaphanous-related Formins: an essential step in the development of a potential anti-cancer drug"
  • Faculty Mentor: Brad Waller

Rebecca Bolen

  • "The Marriage of Rosine: Discourses on Women in the Plays of Beaumarchais"
  • Faculty Mentor: David Eick

Laura Dahmer

  • "Determination of Energy Expenditure at Rest and during Exercise in Pregnant Women"
  • Faculty Mentors: Dawn Coe and Brian Hatzel

Michelle Frasco

  • "Overcoming barriers in geoscience education at the elementary level"
  • Faculty Mentor: Pablo Llerandi-Roman

Emily Henk

  • "Identifying lactic acid bacteria in Michigan cherry wines"
  • Faculty Mentor: Margaret Dietrich

Derek Janssens

  • "Discovering New Signaling Pathways that Regulate Neural Stem Cell Differentiation Into Glia"
  • Mentor: Merritt Taylor

Kevin Maupin

  • "Novel Indane Derivatives as Regulators of TAAR Activity"
  • Faculty Mentor: Matthew Hart

Elise Miller

  • "Determination of epitope-labeled Hdc gene expression in transgenic flies of Drosophila"
  • Mentor: Martin Burg

Brandon Moblo

  • "Hysteria, Trauma and the Concept of Masculinity in France, 1914-1930"
  • Faculty Mentor: Jason Crouthamel

Dennis Nagelkirk

  • "Mural, Painting, and Art Education Project with African Refugees and the African Center of Grand Rapids"
  • Faculty Mentor: Ed Wong-Ligda

Connie Pan

  • "Kinana hale: An investigation into tropical and desert environments that shape our notion of home and self"
  • Faculty Mentor: Nicole Walker

April Russell

  • "The Puzzling Mathematics of Sudoku"
  • Faculty Mentor: Shelly Smith

Kyle Schneider

  • "Structure/function studies of an enzyme involved in bacterial resistance to penicillin-class antibiotics"
  • Faculty Mentor: David Leonard

Carrie Schoenborn

  • "Mural, Painting, and Art Education Project with African Refugees and the African Center of Grand Rapids"
  • Faculty Mentor: Jill Eggers

Andrew Sisson

  • "Spring Flow, Bacterial Contamination, and Fresh Water Resources in the vicinity of Verrettes, Haiti"
  • Faculty Mentor: Peter Wampler

M. Ben Stacey

  • "Dispersal and Gene Flow of an Invasive Fish in Lake Michigan"
  • Faculty Mentors: Carl Ruetz III and Ryan Thum

Norrissa Thomas

  • "Examination of crayfish biodiversity and distribution within the Grand River, Michigan"
  • Faculty Mentor: Daniel Bergman

Leonard Van Gelder

  • "The Affect of Acute Static, Dynamic or No Stretching on Agility Performance"
  • Faculty Mentor: Shari Bartz

Kirk Wyatt

  • "Synthesis of Potential Protein Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors"
  • Faculty Mentors: Lauri Witucki and Felix Ngassa

Sandi Xhumari

  • "Equal Circle Packing In A Torus"
  • Faculty Mentor: William Dickinson