Research Grants 2003-2004
The following students were awarded research grants for the 2003-04 academic year:
Anjali Arora (Adviser: David Green, Chemistry) - Investigation of the holding time limits of a number of semi-volatile organic compounds.
Angela Baeckeroot (Adviser: Len Berkey, Sociology) - Case study: the city of Livonia and how it was affected by the 1967 riot in Detroit.
Jennifer Barrett (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - Disordered body concept and its relationship with health choices among adolescents.
Meghan Caswell (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - The relationship between sociometric status and social strategies and goals among friends and non-friends.
Amber Chenoweth (Adviser: Jeff Wilson, Psychology) - Experimental neurosis in the rat.
Darcy Crain (Adviser: Barbara Keyes, Psychology) - An exploration in children's stereotypes of skin color: an innovative approach.
CJ DuBois (Adviser: Barbara Keyes, Psychology) - Case study of an "at risk" middle school girl.
Eric Grunow (Adviser: Molly Scheel, Biology) - Cloning of Artemia Netrin-B gene through degenerate PCR.
Jessica Hauser (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - Interactions between parents' status, family conflict, and sibling relationships in late adolescence.
Joshua Hodges (Adviser: Jeff Wilson, Psychology) - The role of the estrous cycle on differentiation in a conditioning task.
Mike Kopec (Adviser: Dean McCurdy, Biology) - Characterization, transmission, and costs of parasitism of a microsporidian infecting the intertidal amphipod Corophium volutator.
Kirstin Leiby (Adviser: Amy Otto, Psychology) - The problem of social desirability: introducing continuous response measurement in making social judgments.
Kendra Malcomnson (Adviser: Drew Christopher, Psychology) - The interrelationship between Protestant work ethic, religiosity, and homonegativism.
Kimberly Mutch (Adviser: Drew Christopher, Psychology) - Perceptions of organizational explanations for a transgression.
Stephanie Pendrys (Adviser: Allan Horstman, History) - The legacy of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: 60 years later.
Alyssa Russell (Adviser: Molly Mullin, Anthropology) - The Ohio River Valley Mounds: a comprehensive view.
Lindsay Sander (Adviser: Barbara Keyes, Psychology) - A natural history of a psychiatric partial hospitalization program: comparison of two cohorts.
Rachel Todd (Adviser: Len Berkey, Sociology) - Responding to bioterrorism: an analysis of state and local responses to the threat of smallpox.
Project #1 (Adviser: Roop Jayaraman, Physical Education) - The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the study of glucosamine sulfate supplementation on delayed muscle soreness.
Project #2 (Adviser: Trisha Franzen, Women's and Gender Studies) - Perception of and homophobia toward female collegiate coaches.
Research Grants 2004-2005
The following students have been awarded research grants for the current academic year:
Ashley Alker (Adviser: Ken Saville, Biology) - DNA repair following hobo excision from the dpp gene in Drosophila.
Jeremy Benton (Adviser: Drew Christopher, Psychology) - Factors mediating anxiety toward death and dying.
Virginia Cangelosi (Adviser: Cliff Harris, Chemistry) - A mechanistic study of the oxidation of organoboranes with potassium permanganate.
Sarah Carver (Adviser: Luti Erbežnik) - Development of a FISH (fluorescence in-situ hybridization)-based method to detect fecal coliform bacteria in Rice Creek.
Kristen Chapman (Adviser: Tammy Jechura, Psychology) - Olfactory kinship recognition in horses.
Stephen Fritz (Adviser: Tammy Jechura, Psychology) - Unconscious priming of mirrored words: explorations in subliminal perception.
Jaime Fornetti (Adviser: Ken Saville, Biology) - DNA repair following hobo excision from the x-chromosome in male Drosophila.
Heather Holleman (Adviser: Barbara Keyes, Psychology) - An examination of cognitive abilities while hearing distressing voices.
Lori Karakashian (Adviser: Mark Walter, Psychology) - The effect of shyness on helping behavior.
Scott Kortlandt (Adviser: Cliff Harris, Chemistry) - Oxidation of organoboranes: solvent study and reactant analysis.
Laura Krasean (Adviser: Barbara Keyes, Psychology) - The effect of stress management vs. standard of care physical therapy on patients with sub-acute back pain.
Kristen Krum ( Adviser: Dean McCurdy, Biology) - Frequency of Aeromonas hydrophila bacteria on adult frogs.
Corey Madura (Adviser: Mark Walter, Psychology) - Predicting personality characteristics of targets varying in race and sexual orientation.
Whitney McCleneghan (Adviser: Molly Mullin, Anthropology) - A forgotten past: historical reconstruction through an analysis of Muslim pottery excavated at Torre d'en Galmes.
Shannon McGuire (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - Responses to relational aggression: the role of sociometric status and friendship level.
Marián Novak (Adviser: Luti Erbežnik, Biology) - Isolation of xylose regulator in Thermoanaerobacter ethanolicus.
Lindsey Paskvan (Adviser: Len Berkey, Sociology) - Adolescent identity formation in a competitive artistic environment: reflections from a Midwestern performing arts school alumni and faculty.
Maria Pintar (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - Conflict and post-conflict behaviors among preschool children.
Caroline Reinhart (Adviser: Trisha Franzen, Women's and Gender Studies) - Surviving: an examination of social networks among domestic violence victims.
Janan Saba (Adviser: Barbara Keyes, Psychology) - Impact of pre-college experience on at-risk students.
Samata Singhi (Adviser: Greg Saltzman, Economics and Management) - Issues of access in American healthcare.
Christopher Smith (Adviser: Cliff Harris, Chemistry) - Optimization of boran coupling reaction for use in synthetic organic chemistry.
Keith Sprague (Adviser: Dean McCurdy, Biology) - The use of visible implants to mark small animals.
Amanda Stanton (Adviser: Ken Saville, Biology) - DNA repair following hobo excision in somatic cells in Drosophila.
Yen Thieu (Adviser: Wes Dick, History) - Sustainable tourism in Sa Pa: How to preserve the indigenous culture while creating a sustainable economy?
Katherine Vojtko (Adviser: Drew Christopher, Psychology) - Self-presentation perceptions on dental anxiety.
Amy Weinmeister (Adviser: Anne McCauley, Art and Art History) - Dwellings.
Mark Weismiller (Adviser: Ken Saville, Biology) - DNA repair following excision of the hobo element from the x-chromosome in female Drosophila.
Research Grants 2005-2006
The following students have been awarded research grants for the current academic year:
Ashley Alker (Adviser: Ken Saville, Biology) - DNA repair.
Spencer Dawson (Adviser: Mark Walter, Psychology) - The impact of social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism on similarity effects in biracial elections.
Jaime Fornetti (Adviser: Ken Saville, Biology) - DNA repair following hobo excisions from the x-chromosome in male Drosophila.
Michelle Ilitch (Adviser: Geoff Cocks, History) - The appeals of Nazism: the development of fascist ideology.
Ross O'Hara (Adviser: Mark Walter, Psychology) - The parsimony of electoral decision making.
Cam Harris (Adviser: Tammy Jechura, Psychology) - The effect of alcohol on jet lag recovery in the Octodon degus.
Maria Pintar (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - Preschool children's conflict and postconflict behaviors.
Troy Piwowarski (Adviser: Doug Goering, Art and Art History) - On my best behaviour: an artistic reconstruction of the American Serial Killer.
Troy Piwowarski (Adviser: Mark Walter, Psychology) - The effects of mortality salience and literal immortality on the prejudicial beliefs of right-wing authoritarians, social dominants, and religious fundamentalists.
Karly Redburn (Adviser: Jamie Walter, Psychology) - Adolescent conflict between siblings and peers: affective quality and conflict resolution.
Joe Taylor (Adviser: Scott Melzer, Sociology) - HIV/AIDS and homelessness in transitional housing: problems and barriers.
Amanda Tilot (Adviser: David Reimann, Mathematics & Computer Science) - The history of mathematics and computer science at Albion College.
Jonathan Zombeck (Adviser: Jeff Wilson, Psychology) - Nicotine's interaction with ginseng in behavior using anxiety assays.
Research Grants 2006-2007
The following students have been awarded research grants during the 2006-2007 calendar year:
Amy Alcenius (Advisor: Prof. McIlhagga, Music) – The British Envision: Creation and Rehearsal Techniques for an Effective Albion College British Eighth Half-Time Performance
William Andert (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - Chiral Hypervalent Iodonium Ylides: Synthesis and Reactions.
Paul Beach (Advisor: Prof. Scheel , Biology) - Examination of the Molecular Mechanisms that Promote Divergent Axon Morphologies: Analysis of Netrin and its role in cellular growth in the imaginal wing disc of Drosphila melanogaster.
Nick Bismack (Advisor: Prof. Jechura, Psychology) Examining Variance in Psychosomatic Plasticity: The Role of Personality, Religion, and Knowledge of Sleep Deprivation Symptoms
Andrew Brennan (Advisor: Prof. Dick, History ) - God's on both sides: segregationists & the church
Cynthia Cardwell (Advisor: Prof. Wilson, Psychology) - Instatement of Excitatory Strength by Means of Appetitive Conditioned Inhibition in the Rat
Michael Cole (Advisor: Prof. Elischberger, Psychology) - Directed Forgetting of Autobiographical Events in Elementary School Children
Bethany Coston (Advisor: Prof. Melzer, Anthropology/Sociology) - A Day at the Movies: Cinematic Violence and its Effects on Aggressive and Violent Attitudes Among Albion College Men.
Kristyn Darmafall (Advisor: Prof. McCaffrey, Chemistry) - Building Blocks for Magnetic Materials Based on a Asterriquinone Precursors
Benjamin Evans (Advisor: Prof. Wickre, Art and Art History) - Philip C. Curtis: Sound and Silence Symposium research
Megan Fitzpatrick (Advisor: Prof. Kennedy, Biology) - Incubation Attentiveness in House Wrens: Effects of Ambient Temperature, Mate Feeding, and Clutch Size
Thomas Freeman (Advisor: Prof. Rohlman, Chemistry) - Protocol Optimization for Fluorescent Tagging of RNA
Michael Frenchi (Advisor: Prof. McCaffrey, Chemistry) - Quantitating Chemical Changes upon Opening a Bottle of White Wine
Claire Furness (Advisor: Prof. Wickre, Art and Art History) - The measure of a woman: a feminist critique of Camille Claudel
Paul Gehres (Advisor: Prof. Dick, Environmental Institute) - Paved with Good Intentions Michigan's Faith in Ethanol
Allison Gessner (Advisor: Prof. Bishop, Music) - Mozart Meets Jazz: Arranging the Adagio movement of Concerto K.314 for Oboe.
Teresa Giacomazzi (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - Synthesis and Evaluation of a new Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagent
Jessica Grassi (Advisor: Prof. Mercer-Tachick, Education) - Exploring the Effects of Learning about 'Free Choice Learning Environments' on Prospective Teachers' Philosophies of Education: Comparing the Experimental Group to their Peers
Elisabeth Gusfa (Advisor: Prof. Rose, Political Science) - Exploration of the Unitary Executive Theory
James J.Harris (Advisor: Prof. Hagerman, History) - The Politics of Command: The German General Staff during World War I
Sarah Heddon (Advisor: Prof. White, Biology) - Sustainable Fishing on the Northern Kenyan Coast
Christopher Henes (Advisor: Prof. Rohlman, Chemistry) - FRET Analysis of the Twort Group I Ribozyme
Sarah Hoisington (Advisor: Stacy Jones, Music) - Breaking the Boundaries of Sound through Percussion Performance and Composition
Marci Howdyshell (Advisors: Prof. Zellner, Physics and Prof. Menold, Geology) - Characterizing the Albion College Longstreet Meteorite
Forrest Hutchins (Advisor: Prof. Starko, Theatre) - The Runner Stumbles: Catholic Doctrine Discussed Through Dramatic Form
Sarah Kelley (Advisor: Prof. McCaffrey, Chemistry) - Unpaired Electron Interactions in Metal Complexes
Megan Lupek (Advisor: Prof. McCurdy, Biology) - Nesting biology of the wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta
Will Medick (Advisor: Prof. Rose, Biology) - Election of 1800: The Political Smear in American Party Politics
Allison Neumann (Advisor: Prof. Bartels, Geology) - Comparison of Late Wastachian and Early Bridgerian Microvertebrate Fossil Assemblages from the Eocene of the Red Desert, Wyoming
Ashley Ozelski (Advisor: Prof. White, Biology) - A Test of the Egg-viability and Clutch-cooling Hypotheses for Clutch Size in House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) in Whitehouse Nature Center
Shauna Paradine (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - The synthesis of a new class of chiral hypervalent iodine reagents and t heir use in catalytic asymmetric functionalization reactions
Rachel Ransom (Advisor: Prof. Raj, Honors) - International Humanitarian Aid in the Medical Field
Jonathan Reynolds (Advisor: Prof. Mourad, Religious Studies) - Christian Apologetics and Kantian Moral Influences
Dennis Ross (Advisor: Prof. Connamacher, Math/Computer Science) - Exploring the Crossing Number of Complete Bipartite Graphs and optimizing the K9, 9
Stephen Sanney (Advisor: Prof. Walter, Psychology) - The Influence of Right Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation on Motivations for Voting
Steven Schluentz (Advisor: French, Chemistry) - Synthesis and evaluation of a chiral, ortho-substituted, hypervalent halogen reagent based upon 2-bromo-1-naphthol and styrene oxide.
Jennifer Sims (Advisor: Prof. Johnson, Physical Education) - The Effects and Expectations of Injury in Division 3 Female Athletes: a Pre-Season and Post- Injury Survey
Jeff Stephens (Advisor: Prof. McCurdy, Biology) - Habitat Use and Movements by Nesting Female Wood Turtles
Michael Stout (Advisor: Prof. Cocks, History) - Comparison of the German and American Armies in WWII
Ryan Stowe (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - Chiral Hypervalent Bromine Reagents; Are they possible?
Erica Tauzer (Advisor: Prof. Skean, Biology) - Biogeography of Zanthoxylum (Rutaceae) in North America, excluding Mexico
Theresa Vinic (Advisor: Prof. Wickrie, Honors) - A Comparative Analysis of Animal Shelter Philosophies and Practices
Elizabeth Weage (Advisor: Prof. Olapade, Biology) - Temporal Changes in the Abundance and Distribution of Coliform Bacterial Populations in the Kalamazoo River
Emily Weber (Advisor: Prof. Dahlerus, International Studies) - Empowering Peace: Grassroots participation and peaceful protest by women in Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda
Carmen Weddell (Advisor: Prof. Bollman, Math/Computer Science) - Group-Theoretic Implications of Equal Temperament Pitch Systems
Keith Zabel (Advisor: Prof. Christopher, Psychology) - Conscientiousness and Protestant work ethic endorsement: A facet-level investigation