Research Grants 2013-2014

Biology

Refining a Greener, Non-Animal-Based Fetal Bovine Serum Reconstruction for Use in the Suspension Cell Culturing of Monocytic Leukemia Cells

Hannah Allgaier (Advisor: Bradley Rabquer)

Assessment of Microbial Community Dynamics in Aquatic and Adjacent Terrestrial Environments: A Comparative Study Along the Kalamazoo River
Bradley Baker (Advisor: Ola Olapade)

A Drosophila Model for Characterization of Mumps viral/host Interactions
Adam Ronk (Advisor: Ken Saville)

Biochemistry

Determining Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities of Indigenous Microbial Communities Along the Kalamazoo River
Anne Marie Galus (Advisor: Ola Olapade)

A Study of Carbohydrates-Nucleic Acid Interaction Using Polyacrylamide Carbohydrate Electrophoresis
Tai Tran (Advisor: Chris Rohlman)

Chemistry

Reaction Catalysis Using Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon and Silica
Carols Matti (Advisor: Kevin Metz)

Hydrogenation Reactions Using Palladium Nanoparticles on Porous Polycarbonate Membranes
Joe Thomas (Advisor: Cliff Harris)

The Effects of High-Velocity Impacts and Catalytically Active Materials on Simple Sugars
Erica Earl (Advisor: Vanessa McCaffrey)

Reaction Catalysis Using Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon and Silicon
Carlos Matti (Advisor: Kevin Metz)

Physics

Design and construction of a Rocket with Glider Recovery System
Alysandra Ganem (Advisor: Nicolle Zellner)

Solid Modeling of Mechanical Systems
Ryan Soekarmoen (Advisor: Aaron Miller)

Psychology

Religion and Gender Roles
Sarah Domke (Advisor: Eric Hill)

Individual Differences in the Relationship Between Moral Evaluation and Factual Belief
Ori Shewach (Advisor: Andrew Christopher)

Sleep and Nutrition: A Study of the Relationship with Athletic Performance in the College Student
Alexandra Yaw (Advisor: Tammy Jechura)