Research Grants 2009-2010

Biology

Reproductive Biology of Tanaid Discapseudes Surinamensis from Mudflats
Kelyn Carlson (Advisor: Dr. Dean McCurdy)

Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Crustaceans from River Systems in Suriname.
Angie Johnston (Advisor: Dr. Dean McCurdy)

Assessment of Microbial Communities on Native and Invasive Plant Species.
Erin Goldman (Advisor: Dr. Sheila Lyons-Sobaski)

Assessment of Microbial Communities on Native and Invasive Plant Species.
Kayleigh Pung (Advisor: Dr. Ola Olapade)

The Development of a Drosophila in Vivo Assay for the Proteasome Inhibitor, Lactacystin.
Liz Perkins (Advisor: Dr. Ken Saville)

Chemistry

The Development of a Drosophila in Vivo Assay for the Proteasome Inhibitor, Lactacystin.
Liz Perkins (Advisor: Dr. Cliff Harris)

The Effects of Resonance and Substitution on the Conjugate Addition of HCI to Conjugated Compounds
Sarah Butzler (Advisor: Dr. Cliff Harris)

Dissolution and Regeneration of Proteins and Natural Organic Wastes in Ionic Liquids
Tate Kern (Advisor: Dr. Cliff Harris) 

Synthesis of New Ionic Liquids: Custom-Designed Permanganate Solvents
Benjamin Morawski (Advisor: Dr. Cliff Harris) 

Synthesis and Evaluation of New Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagents.
Bin Cai (Advisor: Dr. Andrew French) 

Synthesis and Evaluation of a Novel Class of Salen-Derived Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
Matthew Logan and Aaron Bender Advisor: Dr. (Andrew French)

Formylation of Substituted Phenols Using Microwave Irradiation
Chris Omerza (Advisor: Dr. Vanessa McCaffrey)

Fabrication and Characterization of Supported Metallic Nanoscale Catalysts
Becca Putans (Advisor: Dr. Kevin Metz) 

Development of an Electroless Plating Scheme to Create Uniform Palladium Nanoparticles.
Kristi Weage (Advisor: Dr. Kevin Metz)

Electroless Plating as a Method for the Production of Uniform Size Pd Nanoparticles
Jeremy Covell (Advisor: Dr. Kevin Metz)

Continued Research on the Fabrication of Gold Nanoparticles on Carbon Surfaces
Seth Goulet (Advisor: Dr. Kevin Metz)

Education

The Transformative Power of Reading: Writing a Transcultural Children's Novel
Anna Williams (Kyle Shanton)

Psychology

Character Traits and Personal Attitudes
Dave Mendrygal (Advisor: Dr. Drew Christopher) 

The Effect of Incentive on Attention Allocation
Meghan Norton (Advisor: Dr. Mareike Wieth)