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Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all students who have been awarded up to $500 for work on their undergraduate research project!

2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

Taylor Bergfalk (Aviation & Aerospace Science)
Mentor: Kamran Sahami
Physical Detection and Identification of Solar Particles Using 35mm Film
Kathryn Cunningham, Kaitlin Enge, Juan JoseAndrade (Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences)
Mentor: Siva priya Santhanam
Autismo en Niños de Familias Bilingües: A Video Resource Project
Cristina Donahue, Kaylee Eastridge (Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences)
Mentor: Siva priya Santhanam
A Comparison of the Social Communication, Executive Functioning, and Self-Advocacy Skills of Post-Secondary Students With and Without Autism
Clayton Jacobs (Biology)
Mentor: Helene Ver Eeke
Instant Exposure to Oxygen May Decrease Cultivation of Yeast Within Bottled Beer
Anika James (Biology)
Mentor: Sheryl Zajdowicz
Effects of Neisseria lactamica on the Oral Biofilm Formation of Streptococccus mutans
Liesel Jensen (Biochemistry)
Mentor: Megan Lazorski
Investigation of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer in Donor Acceptor Systems
Keyata Lewis (Chemistry)
Mentor: Emily Ragan
Investigation of the Involvement of Ferric Reductases (Nemy) in Iron Uptake in Drosophila S2 Cells
Shannon MacFadden (Biology)
Mentor: Erin Bissell
Investigating Leaf Preservation Methods to Optimize DNA Concentration for Genomic Analysis of Populus Species
Josie Moreno (Mechanical Engineering Technology)
Mentor: Yishi Lee
Kardboard Katana
Kira Pai (Biology)
Mentor: Helene Ver Eeke
Can Yeast Cells Within a Beer Bottle Adequately Protect Themselves from Oxygen Stress?
Jessica Pletcher (Biology)
Mentor: Jennifer Gagliardi-Seely 
Is Male Mate Choice and Female Interaction Important for Pair Bond Formation in a Monogamous, Bi-Parental Convict Cichlid Fish (Amatitalania nigrofasciatus)?
Dylan Poch (Biochemistry)
Mentor: Andrew Bonham
Designing Novel Electrochemical DNA Biosensors for the Detection of Pathogenic NonTuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM)
Andrew Smith (Biology)
Mentor: Andrew Bonham
Design of Electrochemical Biosensors for Detecting Carrion's Disease
Tyler Sodia (Biology)
Mentor: Andrew Bonham 
Detection of Mannose-capped Lipoarabinomannan (ManLAM) among Mycobacterial Pathogens via Diagnostic Electrochemical Biosensor
Elizabeth Spear (Biochemistry)
Mentor: Megan Filbin-Wong
Defining the Regions of the DCC Protein Necessary and Sufficient to Regulate Protein Synthesis Machinery
Nicholas Sundstrom (Environmental Science)
Mentor: Sarah Schliemann
Can Golf Lessons Help Save the Environment? - The effects of various aqueous
conditions on golf ball degradation
Erica Van Steenhuyse, Amy "Aims" Babich, Amy, Jeremy Myers (Psychology)
Mentor: Michael Rhoads
An Evaluation of Mindful Psychological Skills Training