2010 Student Summer Scholars

Matthew Boeve

  • "Visual learning and discrimination of abstract shapes by crayfish"
  • Faculty Mentor: Daniel Bergman, Biomedical Sciences

Katherine Butler

  • "Does Gender Still Matter?: Women Physicians' Self-Reported Medical Education Experiences"
  • Faculty Mentor: Julia Mason, Women and Gender Studies

Kelsey Crowley

  • "Serotonin and histamine localization in the larval CNS of Drosophila melanogaster"
  • Faculty Mentor: Martin Burg, Biomedical Sciences

Joshua Davis

  • "Mapping the Reactivity Surface of Metal-Olefin Reactions"
  • Faculty Mentor: Stephen Matchett, Chemistry

Trevor DeWaard

  • "Identity, Language Practices and Language Ideologies Among Nepali-Bhutanese in West Michigan"
  • Faculty Mentor: Kathryn Remlinger, English

Lena Drake

  • "The Edible Body, a poetry chapbook: Food and Sex as Pleasure, Disorder, and Commodity"
  • Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Blumreich, English

Kendall Gilbert

  • "Using organic agriculture systems for introducing a model farming fieldwork program at Grand Valley State University"
  • Faculty Mentor: Edwin Joseph, Geography

Tamara Hillman

  • "Impacts of timber harvest on Southern Flying Squirrel survival and habitat use"
  • Faculty Mentors: Paul Keenlance, Biology; Joe Jacquot, Biology

Susan Krizmanich

  • "Physical Educators Playing with Technology: Creating and Evaluating Motor Development Screencasts"
  • Faculty Mentor: Colleen Lewis, Movement Science

Min Lee

  • "Genetic Approaches to Understanding the Impact of Wind Energy on Migratory Bats"
  • Faculty Mentor: Amy Russell, Biology

Andrea Lowing

  • "Hawthorn extract - viable treatment for cardiovascular disease or unscrupulous herbal supplement?"
  • Faculty Mentor: Francis Sylvester, Biomedical Sciences

Alex MacDonald

  • "Synthesis of Rigid Analogs of Thyronamine"
  • Faculty Mentor: Matthew Hart, Chemistry

Bertil Nshime

  • "Extraction of Pesticides from Contaminated Soil via Cyclodextrin Complexation"
  • Faculty Mentor: Andrew Lantz, Chemistry

Douglas Peterson

  • "The role of Nato3, a novel transcription factor, in dopamine neuron formation"
  • Faculty Mentor: Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Sciences

Jennifer Phelan

  • "A chemical genetics approach to elucidate mechanisms of the fission yeast polo kinase in cell division"
  • Faculty Mentor: Dawn Clifford Hart, Cell & Molecular Biology

Daniel Rhode

  • "Exoticism in the Composition and Reception of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I and Flower Drum Song"
  • Faculty Mentor: Lisa Feurzeig, Music

Nichole Rydahl

  • "Outcome Evaluation of Emergency Food Programs in Kent County, Michigan"
  • Faculty Mentor: Stephen Borders, Public Administration

M. Andrew Sanford

  • "The Ethical Dimensions of Water Usage and Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Ecosystem"
  • Faculty Mentor: John Uglietta, Philosophy

Shawna Tanner

  • "Trait and Social Influences in the Link between Negative Thinking and Favorable Affect"
  • Faculty Mentor: Brian Lakey, Psychology

Andrew Taylor

  • "The relationship between beliefs and comprehension"
  • Faculty Mentor: Michael Wolfe, Psychology

Jennifer Torreano

  • "Designing Spaces, Mapping Disciplines: Toward Better Collaboration Between Writing Centers and Libraries"
  • Faculty Mentor: Ellen Schendel, Writing

Julie Wesselink

  • "The Antibacterial Properties of GV-1 and GV-2 Chemical Derivatives"
  • Faculty Mentor: Roderick Morgan, Biology

Shawn Wright

  • "Redesign of the Wheelchair Trainer"
  • Faculty Mentors: Christopher Pung, Engineering; John Farris, Engineering