2011 Student Summer Scholars

Eric Baumgarten

  • The Sincerity of Reform: Henry Ford's Five-Dollar Day and the Ideological Underpinnings of Progressive Era Reform
  • Faculty Mentor: Matthew Lawrence Daley

Megan DeKievit

  • The Electric (Fender) Bass: Its Origins and Influence on the Evolution of Jazz and the Development of Contemporary Music
  • Faculty Mentor: Tim Froncek

Heidi Fegel

  • Exploring the Institutional and Ideological Sources of Guatemalan Military Interventionism
  • Faculty Mentor: Andrew Schlewitz

Eliscia Fought

  • Do you speak Chemistry? Assessing the degree of inconsistency between expert and novice interpretations of exam questions
  • Faculty Mentor: Nathan Barrows

Megan Glazier

  • Bone Densities of the Frontal and Maxillary Sinuses, Determined by CT Scans to Aid in Limiting Complications of Endonasal Sinus Surgery (ESS)
  • Faculty Mentor: James Christopher Reed

Timothy Godfrey

  • Identification of the LEA gene family in the Orchidaceae
  • Faculty Mentors: Sheila Blackman & Pei-Lan Tsou

Laura Goldsmith

  • Don't spray the wasps! Using Polistes paper wasps for pest management in the home garden
  • Faculty Mentor: Michael Henshaw

Paige Goote

  • Crayfish as a Potential Control for Zebra Mussel Populations
  • Faculty Mentor: Daniel Bergman

Justin Hackett

  • Regulation of the scaffolding protein Mid1 in fission yeast cell division
  • Faculty Mentor: Dawn Clifford Hart

Brandon Harris

  • Comparing two methods for estimating stream fish abundance
  • Faculty Mentor: Carl Ruetz

Noah Jansen-Yee

  • Food webs and rivers: Importance of floodplain connectivity
  • Faculty Mentor: Eric Snyder

Amy Jenkins

  • Identification of tissue-specific mRNA expression from the Hdc gene of Drosophila
  • Faculty Mentor: Martin Burg

Elizabeth King

  • Mapping Neural Stem Cell Domains in the Ventral Midbrain of the Chick Embryo
  • Faculty Mentor: Merritt Taylor

Greg Kortman

  • Resonance and the Carbon - Silicon Double Bond
  • Faculty Mentor: Randy Winchester

Jonathan Lehmann

  • The Synthesis of Modified Chromenes
  • Faculty Mentor: Matthew Hart

Kája Lill

  • Stylistic Divergences in Jazz: Comparing the European and American Mainstream Jazz Traditions
  • Faculty Mentor: Kurt Ellenburg

Rachelle McLaughlin

  • Another Silent Spring? Analyzing Patterns in an Emerging Epizootic in North America
  • Faculty Mentor: Shaily Menon

Drake Parker

  • The Concept of Infinity in Ancient Greek Mathematics
  • Faculty Mentor: David Austin

Jessica Riley

  • The Genetic Profile of Early East European Farmers
  • Faculty Mentor: Alexey Nikitin

David Schlueter

  • Modeling Social Networks with Random and Fuzzy Graphs
  • Faculty Mentor: Jiyeon Suh

Kirsten Tissue

  • Development of Novel MRI Contrast Agents
  • Faculty Mentor: Shannon Biros

Misty Van Brocklin

  • The role of CBL10 in flowering
  • Faculty Mentor: Margaret Dietrich

Jacob Voetberg

  • Investigating Antimatter-Matter Interactions in Gases
  • Faculty Mentor: Richard Vallery

Brittany Wildgen

  • The Synthesis and Testing of GV-2 Chemical Derivatives for Antibacterial Activity
  • Faculty Mentors: Roderick Morgan, Biology & Robert Smart