2009 Student Summer Scholars

James Bozung
"Where Have All the Physical Educators Gone? (Hint: Its NOT Higher Education)"
Mentors: Colleen Lewis and Mary Schutten, Movement Science

Rebecca Brittain
"The role of individual personality in the successful formation of new social groups with aged chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment"
Mentor: Judith Corr, Anthropology

Lisa Burson
"Analysis of the Fusion of the Sagittal and Coronal Sutures in Humans and Apes using Computerized Tomography"
Mentor: James Reed, Biomedical Sciences

Sarah Clark
"Estimating Sea Surface Temperature for the Earth's Past"
Mentor: Figen Mekik, Geology



Corey Davis
An examination of speciation, extinction, and evolutionary relationships in plants from two continents
Mentor: Timothy Evans, Biology

Kaitlin Downey
Modeling problem solving: Creating and evaluating student-generated screencasts

Mentor: Nathan Barrows, Chemistry




Ryan Enck
Efficient Synthesis of a Truncated Ergoline: Development of TAAR Regulators
Mentor: Matthew Hart, Chemistry




Steven Gauthier
Sublethal exposure to two alkylphenolic compounds and their influence on development, growth and reproductive behavior of crayfish
Mentor: Daniel Bergman, Biomedical Sciences




Adrienne Gibson
The Behavioral Effects of Caffeine on Freshwater Angelfish
Mentor: Alexey Nikitin, Biology




Anel Guel
Use of the chambira palm in rainforest communities of the Peruvian Amazon
Mentor: Jim Penn, Geography






Bradley Houdek
Sex difference in the innate immune system of Tree Swallows
Mentors: Michael Lombardo and Patrick A. Thorpe, Biology



Samantha Howard
What Writers Need to Write: Environment and the Writing Process
Mentor: Ellen Schendel, Writing




Embriette Hyde
Identification of the role that the 3'UTR plays in regulation of Hdc expression in Drosophila
Mentor: Martin Burg, Biomedical Sciences




Karen Ickes
Bobcat Population Size in Central Michigan
Mentor: Paul Keenlance, Natural Resource Management




Corey Kapolka
Establishing a diverse assemblage of native grasses and forbs on a knapweed-infested site in the Bass River Recreation Area, Ottawa County, Michigan
Mentor: Neil MacDonald, Natural Resource Management




Nicholas Krzywonos
Rook polynomials in higher dimensions
Mentor: Feryal Alayont, Mathematics




Elizabeth LaRue
Population structure of the invasive round goby in Lake Michigan
Mentors: Carl Ruetz III and Ryan A. Thum, Annis Water Resources Institute




Patrick Louden
Water Evaporation From Atmospheric Aerosols
Mentor: Christopher Lawrence, Chemistry




Todd Major
Measurement of fundamental physical constants of molecules via laser-based vibrational spectroscopy
Mentors: Stephanie Schaertel, Chemistry




Shane McGrath
Conversion of Biomass to Value-Added Chemicals
Mentors: Dalila Kovacs and Jim Krikke, Chemistry




David Merryman
Civil Society and Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Central Europe

Mentor: Heather Tafel, Political Science




Amanda Mitchell
Meanings of Education and Educational Experience
Mentor: Donna Henderson-King, Psychology




Ryan Nelson
Capillary Electrophoresis Based Microbial Detection and Separation
Mentor: Andrew Lantz, Chemistry




Nikki Powers
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Programming at the Muskegon Correctional Facility
Mentor: Nancy Levenburg, Management




Juan Rango
The combination of a selective nicotinic agonist and modulator protects against cellular damage in 2 models of glaucoma
Mentor: David Linn, Biomedical Sciences




Kaitlyn Ratkowiak
Residential Foreclosures in Kent County from a Community Perspective
Mentor: Daniel Frobish, Statistics




Sarala Sarah
Mechanisms of neural stem cell differentiation into astrocytes through the Notch intracellular signaling pathway
Mentor: Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Sciences




Donna St. Louis
La Femme Patiente: A Project in Translation
Mentor: Janel Pettes Guikema, French




Jarrett Zeman
Resurrection Machines: An analysis of burial sites in ancient Egypt's Valley of the Kings as physical and spiritual processes of rebirth

Mentor: Gwyn Madden, Anthropology


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