2013 Summer Research Recipients

Student Advisor Project Title
Taylor Applegate '15, English Mike Benveniste Black and Blues: A musico-cultural analysis of Delta blues as racial uplift, 1890-1930
Shannon Kilgore '14, English Literature/Hispanic Studies Harry Velez-Quinones Reading the Book Collection of the Ingenious Gentleman: An analysis of the intertextual universe of Don Quixote
Sean Moffitt '15, Politics & Government Patrick O'Neil International Aid in the Syrian Civil War
Madeline Waddell '14, Politics & Economics Patrick O'Neil The Educational Map of Egypt
Sadie Boyers '14, Psychology David Moore Perceptions of Sexual Violence on the UPS Campus
Miriam Cook '14, History & Spanish John Lear Forty Years Later: Remembering the Pinochet Years in 2013
Jana Cary-Alvarez '14, History Nancy Bristow Examining American Indian Movement and Take-Overs Through Media Interpretations
Megan Gilbertson '14, Science, Technology & Society Amy Fisher Making Mad: Examinations of the archetype of the mad scientist
Abbie Baldwin '14, Studio Art & Spanish Janet Marcavage and Mike Johnson The Art of Printmaking and Textile Design
Kristan Shuford '14, Art Elise Richman Exploring Sensory Perception: Evoking emotion through art
Jordan Meyers '14, Studio Art & Science, Technology & Society John McCuistion Apoptosis
Julie Kappelman '14, Religion Jonathan Stockdale Fluidity Between Christianity and Beer: The monastery, prohibition, and modernity
Benjamin Block '14, Art History & Computer Science Kriszta Kotsis Thomas Jefferson and Beauty: Art, aesthetics, and politics in the revolutionary era
Hannah Fattor '14, English Brett Rogers Manifesting Stories: The progression of comics from print to web to print
Jason Kelley '15, Psychology David Andresen The Effect of Attractiveness on Mirror Neuron Response
Heather Dappen '15, Hispanic Studies & International Relations Mark Harpring Vale La Pena: Is immigration actually improving the lives of Mexicans on both sides of the border?
Clara Sciortino '14, Religion Greta Austin The Roles of Belief and Rituals in the Formation of Unitarian Universalist Communities
Henry Babbitt-Cook '14, Politics & Government Alisa Kessel Seeking a Re-Founding: Occupations, Tea Parties, and the origins of managed democracy
Emily Menk '14, Studio Art Janet Marcavage

Who's Behind the Lens? Examining artistic voice and identity in portrait photography

Annabeth Ryan '14, Comparative Sociology Ben Lewin Walking for the Cure: Breast cancer messaging and its effects on women's relationships with their bodies
Anna Sable '14, Comparative Sociology Derek Buescher Examining Torture: A look at torture discourse in post-9/11 animated films
Jinshil Yi '12, Biochemistry, Politics & Government, and Music Geoffrey Block Endeavoring to Repair a Crucial Gap in Schubert Scholarship: Compositional process studies
Samuel Mandry '14, Art History Linda Williams Ordered Chaos: The negotiation of space in deconstructionist museum buildings
Veronica Sagert '14, Molecular & Cellular Biology Kristin Johnson American Medicine in Wartime: A comparison of Civil War and Iraq War surgeons
Jillian Zeidner '13, History & Religion Katie Henningsen The Trail
Spencer DeChenne '15, Math Carl Toews Inverse optimality applied to spawning aggregations
Billy Rathje '15, Computer Science Brad Richards Model verification of a wireless ethernet simulator for use in networking pedagogy
Jack Elder '15, Biochemistry Luc Boisvert Investigation of iron complex-catalyzed hydrogenation of alkenes and carbonyl groups
Robin Harkins '14, Biochemistry Eric Scharrer Synthesis of new liquid crrystalline molecules: Effects of lateral methylation on nematic phase onset temperature in oxadiazole based bent-core mesogens
Ameneh McCullough '14, Math Carl Toews Optimal control for fisheries management
Amelia Asbe '13, Biology Andreas Madlung Understanding the mechanisms of reversion in Arabidopsis suecica
Kathryn Ginsberg '14, Biochemistry Dan Burgard Wastewater analysis of amphetamine enantiomers: Insights into adderall useage in adolescents
Bonnie Wirth '14, Biology Peter Hodum Plastic prospect: Using planktivorous fish as bio-indicators of marine plastic pollution
Erik Solhaug '14, Biology Andreas Madlung Allopolyploidy and its effect on the photosynthesis of Arabidopsis suecica
Alisa Wallace '14, Biology Stacey Weiss Multimodal signaling in the striped plateau lizard (Sceloprous virgatus): Investigating the information content and efficacy of chemical cues and female-specific courtship ornamentation
Danique Gigger '14, Chemistry Jo Crane Solvothermal synthesis and characterization of chiral metal-organic frameworks
John Valenzuela '13, Molecular & Cellular Biology Leslie Saucedo Examining the functional role of dPRL-1 in Drosophila melanogaster
Morgan Giese '14, Molecular & Cellular Biology Mark Martin Designing grpE-lux transcriptional fusions to interrogate in vivo the prey cell periplasm of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters '14, Biology Kena Fox-Dobbs and Betsy Kirkpatrick Below ground respiration and allocation of added C4-carbon in Puget lowland prairie soils
David Ho '14, Biology Betsy Kirkpatrick Changes in microbial communities of carbon-amended soils in a Puget Sound prairie
Spencer Gordon '14, Biochemistry Andreas Madlung Regulation of flower development and flower reversion in Arabidopsis suecica
Madison Cox '14, Biology Mark Martin Cloacal bacterial assemblages of Sceloporus virgatus, the striped plateau lizard
Justin Higa '15, Exercise Science Heidi Orloff Effect of shoe degradation on rear foot motion, leg stiffness, and peak forces in runners
Shelby Willis '15 Luc Boisvert Development of iron-based catalysts for the homogeneous hydrogenation of C-X bonds
Dinah Draluk '14, Biochemistry Jeff Grinstead Molecular modeling of MalA substrate complexes
Anne Fetrow '15, Geology Mike Valentine Structural and paleomagnetic analysis of the basalt of Summit Creek
Kelly Rotstan '14, Biology Andreas Madlung and Cristy Walcher Assessing phototropic response in lazy-2 mutants
Davis Shurbert '14, Math Robert Beezer Implementing group presentations in Sage
Mackenzie Hepker '14, Biology David Andresen Effect of oxytocin in modulating mirror neuron adaptibility to social context
Chris Large '14, Molecular & Cellular Biology Leslie Saucedo Using Drosophilia melanogaster as a model to study expression of mammalian PRL-3
Casey Thayer '14, Molecular & Cellular Biology John Hanson Exploring the substrate specificity of hen-egg white lysozyme and T4 lysozyme: The role of peptide in binding and catalysis
Matthew Thompson '14, Exercise Science Heidi Orloff Shoe degradation over 400 miles in veteran runners
Audrey Kvam '15, Physics David Latimer Analysis of the theoretical propogation of light through dark matter in an expanding universe
Sophia Raefsky '14, Exercise Science Jung Kim Mapping of spinal interneurons associated with motor tasks in complete spinal cord injured mice
Adrian Simpson '15, Biochemistry John Hanson Purification and characterization of MalA in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Alicia Burns '14, Biochemistry Steven Neshyba Molecular dynamics study of ice-vapor viscinal surfaces
Cameron Chrisman '15, Biochemistry Luc Boisvert Synthesis of new arsenic catalysts for the industrially important amide formation reaction
Skyler Tetreau '15, Biology Siddharth Ramakrishnan Developmental and neurological effects of bisphenol A on aquatic snails
Noah David '15, Molecular & Cellular Biology Wayne Rickoll Analysis of would repair in Drosophilia embryo
Jenni Brehove '14, Molecular & Cellular Biology Mark Martin Exppolysaccharide (EPS) production involved in tracking of Ensifer adhaerens
Christine Anderson '14, Biology Peter Hodum Relationship between ocean-climate indices and diet of rhinoceros auklets (Cerorhinca monocerate)
Nick Davenport '14, Physics Greg Elliott Quantized conduction in etched nanowires
Amrei Oswald '14, Chemistry & Physics David Latimer Hidden dark matter self-interactions
Benjamin Boe '14, Physics Rand Worland Experimental and numerical analysis of coupling between musical drumheads
Annin Ramsing '13, Biochemistry Jeff Grinstead Benchmarking HADDOCK's solvated protocol
Ed Vinis '14, Chemistry Eric Scharrer Effects of altering carbon chain lengths on the phase behavior of oxadiazole based liquid crystals
Andrew Ivener '14, Geology Jeff Tepper Petrology and Tectonic Setting of the TEanaway Basalt, Washington
Elizabeth Roepke '15,  Geology Jeff Tepper Petrology and Tectonic Setting of the Teanaway Basalt, Washington
Ariana Lim '14, Natural Science & Biology Joel Elliott Identifying symbiotic bacteria associated with eelgrass (Zostera marina) in high sulfide habitats