Research Grants 2010-2011

Art and Art History

Frames of Mind
Stephanie Vance (Adviser: Gary Wahl)

Biology

The Study of Fetor Oris and Microbial Diversity within the Human Oral Microbiome in Relation to Oral Hygiene Practices
Alexandra Beach (Adviser: Dr. Olapade)

Comparison of Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Microbial Assemblages Along Nutrient Gradient in Rice Creek, Michigan
Erin Goldman (Adviser: Dr. Olapade)

Description of an Unknown Amphipod, Nemertean, and Isopod Found in the Intertidal Mudflats of Suriname, South America
Cynthia Hanson (Adviser: Dr. McCurdy)

Assessment of Source, Transport, and Fate of Fecal Indicator Bacterial Populations Along the Watershed of the Kalamazoo River.
Kayleigh Pung (Adviser: Dr. Olapade)

Chemistry

Efficacy of Nanoscale Catalysts for the Remediation of Trichloroethanes in Comparison to Methylosinus Trichosporium
Jeremy Covell (Adviser: Dr. Metz)

Synthesis of Terpines from Limonene
Seth Dawson (Adviser: Dr. McCaffrey)

Improving the Reproducibility of Nanoparticle Production on Glassy Carbon Surfaces
Lyndsey Reynolds (Adviser: Dr. Metz)

Developing a Technique for the Reuse of Glassy Carbon Planchets
Patrick Underwood (Adviser: Dr. Metz)

Geology

Metamorphic Pressure-Temperature Paths of UHP Eclogites from Tso Morari, India, NW Himalaya
Nicole Rockentine (Adviser: Dr. Menold)

Honors

Ambient Noise
Stephen Dudas (Adviser: Dr. Hendrix)

Concept Art for a Design Document and Honors Thesis
Culver Redd (Adviser: Dr. Miller)

Psychology

Emotional Intelligence as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Shyness and Feelings of Inadequacy: A Cross-Cultural Examination
Erica Ahlich (Adviser: Dr. Carlson)

The Designing of a Board Game to Assist Children with High-Functioning Autism Ages Six to Twelve in the Development of their Socioemotional Skills
Maria Kaisler (Adviser: Dr. Carlson)

Women and Gender Studies

Food, Farming, and the Liberal Arts: An Exploration of Multi-Disciplinary Gardens
Jessie Baird (Adviser: Prof. Franzen)