Collaborative Summer Research Grants 1998-2014

Collaborative Summer Research Grants 1998-2013

 

1998

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Sarah Dart

Linguistics

Benjamin L. Harris

Phonetic Research in France

James Doyle & Michael Schneider

Physics/Math

Boris Magosci

Computational Plasma Dynamics Using Parallel Processing

Fabiola Franco & Naoko Ikegami

Spanish/Japanese

Andrej Mariano Giampetri

Write text for Japanese speakers

Thomas Halverson

Math/CS

Erik Fuller

Representation theory of the affine Hecke algebras

James Heyman

Physics

Shunichiro Kuroki

Measurement of electron cooling rates

Daniel Kaplan

Math/CS

Jennifer Hunter

Research surrogate data

David Lanegran

Geography

Claudia Fonkert

Predict the impact of urban planning policies

Michael McCall

Sociology

Fiona Creed/Siri Eggebraten

Study viability of community garden

David Chioni Moore

International Studies

Jennifer Bouta

Revise, expand, republ. “A Negro Look at Soviet Central Asia”

Roger Mosvick

Communication Studies

John Schatz

Compare new communication media to traditional media

Anne Sutherland

Anthropology

Leanna Rosser

Research environmentalism in Belize

 

1999

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Peter Ferderer

Economics

Kyle Richey

Research how ask-bid price spreads during depression responded to events

Duchess Harris

Political Science

Adam Waterman

Study/evaluate impact of Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention

James Heyman

Physics

Momar Dieng

Model generation of picosecond pulses of infrared radiation at semiconductor surfaces

Dan Hornbach

Biology

Leda Curnningham

Examine efficacy of relocation techniques for preserving endangered mussels

Jerry Pitzl

Geography

Emily Stewart

Develop case to determine US position in relation to Kyoto Protocol

Ray Rogers

Geology

Rebecca Terry

Explore early dinosaur evolution in South Africa

Al Romero

Environmental Studies

Kyla Hayford

Document distribution & conservation of whales & dolphins in Caribbean

Ahmed Samatar

International Studies

Erin Kimball

Research African political economy

Sonita Sarker

Women’s Studies

Lacey Hartman

Global feminisms, utopia & technology in 20th century

Stan Sears

 Art

Tony Morrow

Research, develop and execute a new sculptural vocabulary in terra cotta

Paul Solon & Clay Steinman

History/Communication Studies

Samara Rafert

Picturing the Past:  History, Movies & National Identity

Jaine Strauss

Psychology

Cortney Warren

Reinhibition & dietary restraint

 

2000

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Susan Fox

Math/CS

David Christian/Alex Burst

Robot Control

Martin Gunderson

Philosophy

Jeronimo Arellano

Moral issues regarding right to die

Gary Krueger

Economics

Catherine Brown

CEO compensation, board structure & firm performance

Brooke Lea

Psychology

Patrick Kayser

Study reading comprehension results

Joan Ostrove

Psychology

Danette Crawford

Study representations of disability

Calvin Roetzel

Religious Studies

Jason Schlude

Paul and the Gentiles

 

Raymond Robertson

Economics

Matt Healy

Study of wage growth in Mexico

Norm Rosenberg

History

Tom Noonan

Applying advanced multimedia technology in the classroom

Jack Rossmann

Psychology

Sarah Jullienne

Study relationships among parenting styles in feminist and minority networks

Paul Solon

History

Helen Divjak

Study the debate over the military revolution

James von Geldern

Russian

Emilia Simeonova

Construct a digital museum for the photography of Flip Schulke

 

2001

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

David Bressoud

Math/CS

Erik Slivken

Exploration of Powers of the Eta-function

Ronald Brisbois

Chemistry

Teddy Chidhothe

Exploration of transition metal sandwich complex as novel structural scaffold for creating asymmetric molecules

Adrienne Christiansen

Communication Studies

Johanna Hartelius

Visual Argument and Rhetoric on the World Wide Web – reconfiguring and retheorizing Aristotlian concepts & adapting them to visual-based computer mediated communication

John Craddock

Geology

Jenn Anziano

Kinematics of Mafic Dike Intrusion

James Doyle

Physics

Erik Hoffman

Non-linear and chaotic effects in electrical circuits

Susan Fox

Math/CS

Alon Rohter & Jumana Al-Hashal

Use of Pioneer 2 DX robots to study robot localization

Mary Hark

Art

Siobhan Boylan

Mapping and topography within the tactile language of mixed media

Becky Heist

Dramatic Arts & Dance

Lijia Strachan

Dance for the Camera – A Dance Video Documentary

Becky Hoye

Chemistry

Gerald Wilson

Synthetic approaches to Cytotoxic Polyacetylenes

Kiarina Kordela

German Studies

Steve Jaksa

God in Secular Literature

Teresita Martinez-Vergne

History

Ines Tofalo

Cultural Politics and Social Movements in Latin America

Karine Moe & Sarah West

Economics

Ghaith Hiary/Jim Sallee

Development of the Macalester College Microeconomic Database

Andy Overman

Classics

Christine Grinavic

Archaeology and the Artifactual Analysis of Roman Imperialism

Ray Robertson

Economics

Anita Girdhari

How will Labor Law Reform affect Employment and Wage Equality

Raymond Rogers

Geology

Elizabeth Hajek

Stratigraphy and Taphonomy of Marine Flooding surfaces

Emily Rosenberg

History

Kate Forsyth

Historical Memory and the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Jack Rossmann

Psychology

Pedro von Vacano

A study of the relationship between gender and supervisors’ ratings of job performance

James Stewart

History

Jessie L. Carr

Oral Histories of Prairie Island Indian Reservation

Jim von Geldern

Russian

Emilia Simeonova

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History, A Digital Sourcebook

 

2002

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

David Bressoud

Math/CS

Paul Kwame Yankson

The Roots of Calculus

 

Ronald Brisbois

Chemistry

Sheng-Fu Lo

Sonogashira Coupling Reaction

 

John Craddock

Geology

Carolyn Kilberg

Structural Evolution of the Cretan Detachment, Greece

Paul Fischer

Chemistry

Kristin Sweet

Synthesize Organometallic Complexes with novel Metal-furan interactions

Daniel Kaplan

Math/CS

Adam Gailey

Investigation of “Indirect Prediction”

David Lanegran

Geography

Adrienne Hannert

Public Parks for Which People?

 

Andrew Latham

Political Science

Benjamin Straus

Preventing the Weaponization of Space:  Toward a Canadian Action Plan

Karine Moe

Economics

Ruxandra Tanase

Economics of poverty in the U.S.

Tanya Pollard

English

Emily Ames

English Renaissance Debates Regarding the Nature and Effects of Theater

Ray Rogers

Geology

Michelle Casey

Magnetostratigraphy of the Upper Cretacious Strata of the Mahajanga Basin, Madagascar

Aldemaro Romero

Environmental Studies

Melody Sakazaki

Study of the Reduction and Loss of Organs in Relation to Evolutionary Biology

Thomas Varberg

Chemistry

Will Ames

Laser Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Fluorides

Joelle Vitiello

French

Hande Kolca- Kostendil

Navigating Francophonie:  Political Stakes and Debates

 

 

2003

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Ronald Brisbois

Chemistry

Heidi Erickson

Supramolecular self-assembly: A new CpCoCb Derived Cages Featuring Endohedral Pd-based corner pieces

Peter Ferderer

Economics

George Veletsianos

Irrational Exuberance: An analysis of Macroeconomic Forecasts in the 1990s.

Paul Fisher

Chemistry

Edward Mwenda

Studies in Intramolecular Amine-Stabilized Transition Metal Boryl Complexes

Mary Hark

Art

Tiffany Kramer

Exploring Ideas of Light and Space within the visual language of Handmade Paper

James Heyman

Physics

Alexander Reinhardt

Continue Ongoing Research of THz emission from GaAs under varying electric fields

Harry Hirsch

Political Science

Cate McDonough

Sin or Salvation? Media Framing of Gay Rights

Gary Krueger

Economics

Tanzeen Syed/Giang Ho

CEO Compensation, Board Structure and firm Performance

Weiwen Miao

Math/CS

Adugna Tolosa

Conditional Interval Estimation of the Means Following Rejection of a Null Hypothesis

Joseph Rife

Classics

Emily Rackow

Imag(in) in Death: Archaeological Photography in the roman Cemetery at Keenchreai

Raymond Robertson

Economics

Haris Aqeel

Will Trade Liberalization Raise Wages in Developing Countries? Evidence of Skill Upgrading and Trade Liberalization in Latin America

Ray Rogers

Geology

Brady Foreman

Fingerprinting Volcanic Ash Beds in the Lower Two Medicine Formation of Northwestern Montana

Dian Shandy

Anthropology

Cole Akeson

Crafting Ethnography, Writing Culture

Elizabeth Shoop

Math/CS

Paulo Casaes/Ben Johnson

Dissemination and Continuing Improvement of the Macalester Gene Ontology Data Exploration Tools

Laura Smith

Geography

Anne Taff

Examining Transportation Planning obstacles in a Regional Context—The Northstar Corridor: Will Commuter Rail be Successful

Timothy Watkins

Biology

Gabriela Paskin

Physiological Responses of two tadpole species to the non-lethal presence of a predator

Sara West

Economics

Sarah Oviatt

Who Buys SUVs? The relationship between Household Income and Demographic Characteristics and vehicle Choices

 

 

2004

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Ronald Brisbois

Chemistry

Marc Rodwogin

Supramolecular Self-Assembly: Nw CpCoCb-Derived Cages Featuring Endrohedral Pd-based Corner-Pieces and Novel Tetra-Metallic Clipping Corner-Pieces

James Doyle

Physics/Astronomy

Vincent Sseremba

Thin Film Transitor Fabrication using Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide

Paul Fischer

Chemistry

Kristina Krohn

Studies on Intramolecular Amine-Stabilized Transition-Metal Boryl Complexes

Brooke Lea

Psychology

Katherine Saylor

Can Psycholinguistic Theory Help Explain Music Comprehension?

Mark Mazullo

Music

Elizabeth Everson

Composing in Crisis: Dmitri Shostakovich after 1948

Andrew Overman

Classics

Eeshani Kandpal

Handling Histories: Analyzing the Techniques and Ideologies of Cultural Heritage Preservation in India and Israel

Joseph Rife

Classics

Dhruva Jaishankar

A Study of Taphonomy and Formation Processes in the Human Skeletal Assemblage at the Roman Cemetary of Kenchreai, Greece

Raymond Rogers

Geology

Mara Brady

Testing the Role of Background Concentration on Vertebrate Bioclast Accumulation

Elizabeth Shoop

Math/CS

Elizabeth Gabriel

Continued Development of the Data Exploration Tools for the Gene Ontology Database

Laura Smith

Geography

Brent Hecht

Design, Program and Distribute GIS Software Package for Non-profits and Schools

Vasant Sukhatme

Economics

Veselin Atanasov

Distance, Human Capital Accumulation, and Economic Inequality: Will the Eastern European Countries Ever Get Rich

Thomas Varberg

Chemistry

Carlos Guillermo Alfonzo

Laser Spectroscopy of Osmium Hydride and Tantalum Oxide

Thomas Varberg

Chemistry

Melanie Roberts

Laser Spectroscopy of Osmium Hydride and Tantalum Oxide

Eric Wiertelak

Psychology

David Busha

An investigation into the analgesic properties of plants containing anti-cholinergic tropane alkaloids

 

2005

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Ronald Brisbois

Chemistry

Sara Duenes

Integrating Cyclophane Synthesis and Supramolecular Self-Assembly:  A Convergent Approach to a New Kind of Dehydroannulene Scaffold

Graham Cousens

Psychology

Matthew Patton

Investigating the Rold of Gi/o-Protein-Mediated Signalling within the Nucleus Accumbens in Ethanol Self-Administration

Julie Dolan

Political Science

Phillip Chen

She Can’t Say That, Can She?!  Campaign Slogans Used by Women Running for Congress

Susan Fox

Math/CS

Andrej Slyckov

Case-based Selection of Robot Behaviors

James Heyman

Physics

Thamsanga Khumalo

THz Emission from Organic Semiconductors

James Heyman & Daniel Kaplan

Physics & Math/CS

Biniyam Tesfaye Taddses

Voice Separation and Tracking of an Active Speaker Using Microphone Arrays

David Lanegran & Laura Smith

Geography

Grace Guthe

Revitalizing Commercial Corridors in the Twin Cities:  The Role of Asian Ethnic Entrepreneurs

Erik Larson

Sociology

Amelia Corl & Jennifer Gambach

School Characteristics and Educational Testing

Carleton Macy

Music

Josh Whitney-Wise

Jazz for the Intelligible Realm!

Mark Mazullo

Music

Adam Nelson & Chloe Kiritz

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues in Performance

Karine Moe

Economics

Alex Zweber

Married Women’s Labor Market Choices

Raymond Robertson

Economics

Scott Macdonell

Exchange Rates and Timing:  At What Time Frame Does the Purchasing Power Parity Theory Hold?

Thomas Varberg

Chemistry

Tyson Vervoort

Molecular Spectroscopy and Electronic Structure Determination of Tantalum Oxide (TaO)

 

2006

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Holly Barcus

Geography

Sophia Giebultowiez

African Immigrants in the Twin Cities:  A Study of Residential Patterns

Paula Cooey

Religious Studies

Ashley Geisendorfer

The Place of the Child in the Study of Religion and Religious Ethics

Graham Cousens

Psychology

Tuong-Vi Nguyen

Cholinergic Modulation of Nucleus Accubmens Neuronal Activity

John Craddock

Geology

Natalie Juda

Tectonic Evolution of the Ellsworth-Whitmore Terrane, Antarctica

Kim Dickson

Biology

David Chrastek

Creation of an Oxidation-Resistant Ribunuclease Inhibitor

Paul Fischer

Chemistry

Zoey Herm

Investigation into the Alkylation of 2-(Dimethylamino Ethylcyclopentadienyl Group VI metal Carbonyl Anions

Susan Fox

Computer Science

Paul Norman

Integrating Planning and Action in a Robot

Becky Heist

Theater & Dance

Jenn Henry

Dance for the Camera

James Heyman

Physics

Jeff Rogers

THz Emission from Wide-bandgap Semiconductors

Keith Kuwata

Chemistry

Eily Sliz

Computer Modeling of Aerosol Formation Reactions in the Troposphere

Erik Larson

Sociology

Stephanie Phillips

Citizenship and Transnational Identity in Japan:  Exploring Japan's Japanese-Brazilian Immigrant Population

Brooke Lea/Jennifer Wenner

Psychology

Matthew Olson

How Does Pragmatic Knowledge Develop?

Marjorie Merryman

Music

Anh Trinh

Vietnamese Folk Material in Music Composition

William Moseley

Geography

Joel Larson

Reaching the Limits:  Food Insecurity and Hunger Mitigation Strategies for Household in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Joan Ostrove

Psychology

Abigail Katowitz

Understanding Cross-Identity Alliances Between Deaf and Hearing People

Roopali Phadke

Environmental Studies

Erin Foster-West

Desalination Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Joseph Rife

Classics

Eli Weaverdyck

The Mute Stones Speak:  Paleographic and Chronological Analysis of the Inscriptions from Kenchreai, Greece

Stanton Sears

Art

Eve Thomas

Sculptural Ideas Integrated into Landscape

Elizabeth Shoop

Math/Computer Science

Methawat Chanla/Lars T. Johnson

Development of An Integrated System of Genome Analysis and Visualization Tools

Tonnis ter Veldhuis

Physics

Kassahun Haileyesus

Supersymmetic brane dynamics:  A Theoretical Study of Soliton Dynamics in Antide-Sitter Space+G13

Eric Wiertelak

Psychology

Michael Blythe

Establishing a Consistent Extraction Technique for the Tropane Alkaloids Found in Hyoscyamus Niger and Creating a Dose-Response Curve with the Extract

 

2007

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Devavani Chatterjea

Biology

Nate Crider

Expression of murine semaphorins 4F and 7A in the thymus and their possible roles in guiding T cell development

Devavani Chatterjea

Biology

Grace Linder

Expression of murine semaphorins 4F and 7A in the thymus and their possible roles in guiding T cell development

Gary Erickson

Art

Annalee Levin

Investigating Chinese techniques in creating and decorating large=scale porcelain tile

Paul Fischer

Chemistry

Aaron Heerboth

A Quest for Dative Metal-Metal Bonds with Zerovalent Group VI Metal Donors

Janet Folina

Philosophy

Michael McNulty

Visual Evidence in Mathematics

Cary Franklin

Music

Drake Andersen

“Music of the Hispanic World”

John Haiman

Linguistics

Stephanie Farmer

A Student’s Working Dictionary of Khmer

Mary Hark

Art

Peter Myers

Fabrications of Physics:  Using Scientific Language in the Creation of Fabric Paintings

Becky Hoye

Chemistry

Tim Lee

The Synthesis of a Xestospongin C Derivative

Kiarina Kordela

German and Russian Studies

Sophie Smith

Dying Out:  The Politics of Death and American Local and Global Equity

Keith Kuwata

Chemistry

Emily Guinn

Quantum Chemical Studies of the Impact of Amine Oxides on the Alkene Ozonolysis Mechanism

Karine Moe

Economics

Adam Kent

The Impact of School Finance Reform on Residential Sorting and Student Achievement

Bill Moseley

Geography

Michaela Palchick

Agricultural Transformation and Livelihood Struggles in South Africa’s Western Cape

Binnur Ozkececi-Taner

Political Science

Zachary Devlin-Foltz

The Fundamentals of Security:  Jihadism in Failed and Failing States

Roopali Phadke

Environmental Studies

Anna Goldberg

Drought and Development:  Examining NGO Efficacy in Rajasthan, India

Raymond Robertson

Economics

Xi Luo

How does Trade Liberalization Affect Post-displacement Wages?

Ray Rogers

Geology

Sophia Kast

Mahajanga Basin Project:  Reconstructing Climate in the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar

Libby Shoop

Math/Computer Science

Jen Hao Cheng

Completion of An Integrated System of Genome Analysis and Visualization Tools

Laura Smith

Geography

Michael Samuelson

Examining Homeowner Retention After Mortgage Foreclosure in the Twin Cities

Karl Wirth

Geology

Alexandros Konstantinou

Evolution of the North Amercian Midcontinent Region: Evidence From U-Pb Ages of Detrital Zircons

 

 

2008

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Sarah Boyer

Biology

Suzy Szumowski

 

Population Genetic Structure of Freshwater Mussels Above and Below the St. Croix Falls Dam

David Bressoud

Math

Jacob Bond

Explorations in Number Theory

John Cannon

Biology

Hans Most

Multiwavelength Diagnostics of Dwarf Galaxy Evolution

Devavani Chatterjea

Biology

Carolina Mora Solano

The Involvement of Mast Cells in Inflammatory Pain

Liang Ding

Economics

Manoj Vemula

The Impact of Electronic Trading Systems on the Foreign Exchange Market

James Doyle & Keith Kuwata

Chemistry

Jennifer Barnes

Electrodeposition of Copper Indium Diselenide for Solar Cell Applications

Susan Fox

Math / Computer Science

Sean Cooke

Robot navigation focusing on vision and multiple robot platforms.

Helen Hazen

Geography

Christine Chung

HIV/AIDS & Gender: Factors contributing to the vulnerability of young females to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

Devavani Chatterjea

Biology

Michela Bolla

Migration of Human Peripheral T Cells in Response to Semaphorin 7A

David Lanegran

Geography

Abbe Tofte

Land Use Change in Minnesota’s Iconic Landscape: The North Shore of Lake Superior

Andrew Latham

Geography

Kabir Sethi

War and World Order: Theorizing Organized Political Violence in the Transmodern Era

Roopali Phadke

Environmental Studies

Avery Bowron

Enframing the Viewshed: Deliberative Democracy Experiments in the Wind Energy Age

Joe Rife

Classics

Jaclyn Baker

The Impact of Taphonomic Factors on Archaeological Bone in the Roman Cemetery at Kenchreai, Greece.

Raymond Robertson

Economics

Cael Warren, Philippa Anastos, Jamie Moore

Globalization and Working Conditions in Cambodia, Working with the International Labor Organization

Stan Sears

Art

Andrew Bonadio

With Our Bare Hands: Experimental Landscape Design

Libby Shoop

Biology

Adam Oien

Integrated Genome Data Exploration Tools

Laura Smith

Geography

Megan Macpherson

“The Bus Stops Here:” Place-Making and Transit-Justice Issues in the Twin Cities Public Transportation System

Katie Splan

Chemistry

Charles Cosimini

Characterization of Bivalent Peptides That Target Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins.

 

2009

Professor

Department

Student

Purpose

 

Holly Barcus

Geography

Namara Brede

Networks, Gender, Culture and the Migration Decision-Making Process: A Case Study of the Kazakh Diaspora in Western Mongolia

Sarah Boyer

Biology

Scott Petesch

Describing New Arachnid Species Using Morphological and Molecular Data

Christopher Calderone

Biology

Emil Mellgren

Studies on TAFC Biosynthetic Enzymes

John Cannon

Physics

John Allan

Making Hay With ALFALFA: The Discovery Of Ubiquitous “Hα Dots”

Devavani Chatterjea

Biology

Camilla Engblom

The effect of carrageenan on mast cells

Amy Damon

Economics

Zach McDade

Solar Lights and Educational Opportunities in Nicaragua

Liang Ding

Economics

Hao Zou

Market Transparency and Price Efficiency in the Foreign Exchange Market

Gary Erickson

Art

Pei-Hsuan Wang

Researching Qīnghuā – The Blue on White Traditional Porcelain Decoration Techniques from Jingdezhen, China

Christina Esposito

Linguistics

Kaitlyn Arctander

Low Back Vowel Merger in American English

Peter Ferderer

Economics

Stamo Hadjiyski

Anticipating the Storm: Macroeconomic Forecasting Leading up to the Financial Crisis of 2008

Susan Fox

Mathematics and Computer Science

Kayton Perekh

Determining a Robot’s Location Based on Visual Information

Leola Johnson

Humanities and Media and Cultural Studies

Aaron Rosenblum

A Methodology for Utopia: The Role of Anti-Racist Science Fiction in Media Practice

Brooke Lea

Psychology

Chelsea Voskuilen

Rhymes as Memory Cues: Do Poets Resonate?

Roopali Phadke

Environmental Studies

Matt Kzinka

Enframing the Viewshed: Deliberative Democracy Experiments in the Wind Energy Age

Ray Rogers/Holly Barcus

Geology/Geography

Anne Brown

Mapping the Mahajanga Basin, Madagascar

Shilad Sen

Mathematics and Computer Science

David Klock/Edward Sparling

Poliwiki

Beth Severy-Hoven

Classics

Chris Larabee

An Intermediate Textbook for Petrnonius’ Satyricon

Thomas Varberg

Chemistry

Casey Christopher

Laser Spectroscopy of Gold Fluoride and Tantalum Hydride

 

Sarah West

Economics

Aleksander Azarnov

Testing for consumer fallibility: The effect of gasoline price changes on the demand for fuel economy in used vehicles

 

2010

Faculty

Department

Student

Purpose

Lin Aanonson

Biology

 

Willem Laursen

Investigations into the role of two novel molecules, PSA_NCAM and PKM in spinal pain signaling in a mouse model of peripheral inflammation.

Terry Boychuk

Sociology

Kyle Anne Paisecki

Public Policy and Private Charities

Sarah Boyer

Biology

Nathan Juergens

DNA Barcoding of Mussels from the St. Croix River

Louisa Bradtmiller

Environmental Studies

Emma Locatelli

Paleoenvironmental change in Glacier National Park, Montana

Christopher Calderone

Biology

Christina Fitzsimmons

Characterization of ornithine hydrocylation during TAFC biosynthesis by A. nidulans

Devavani Chatterjea

Biology

Madison Mack

Roles of mast cells in inflammatory pain

Andrea Cremer

History

Cori Simon

The Other Colony: New England, New Amsterdam and Hidden Histories

Liang Ding

Economics

Nikhil Gupta

The Forward Premium Puzzle: Beyond Negative Beta

Kiarina Kordela

German Studies

Nick Huelster

Film Theory (and Ethics) in the Age of Biopolitics

Kiarina Kordela

German Studies

Leigh York

Re-reading Power- [Im]mortality and the Biopolitical Exception

Joy Laine

Philosophy

Andrew Lane

Narrative Views of Personal Identity in the Philosophical Tradition

Scott Legge

Anthropology

Anna Hardin

Patterns of symmetry and relatedness expressed in the deciduous molars of chimpanzees and gorillas

Rachel Lucas-Thompson

Psychology

Faith Kwon

Martial Conflict Exposure and Physiological Stress Responses: Sensitization or Dampening?

Kelly MacGregor

 Dan Hornbach

Geology

Karen Jackson

Quantifying sediment accumulation behind the St. Croix Falls Dam

Kelly MacGregor

 

Geology

Jacqueline Kutvirt

Fire frequency and aridity in Glacier National Park, Montana during the last 10,000 years

Christine Manning

Environmental Studies

Vera Sidlova

The role of psychological distance in active response to environmental crisis

Mary Montgomery

Biology

Nathan Coppersmith

Regulation of Transposon Hopping

Raymond Robertson

Economics

Gayatri Sarin

An Investigation into the effect of export-oriented growth on the female wage penalty in Sri Lanka

Ray Rogers

Geology

Madeline Marshall

Describing and Interpreting the “Kinkony member,” a New Lithostratigraphic Unit in the Maevarano Formation of Northwestern Madagascar

Patrick Schmidt

Political Science

Taren Kingser

Hannah Johnson

The Truth Will Out: Making Disclosures in American Politics

Deborah Smith

Sociology

Jenny Grinblo

Sexualized Work and the City: Go-Go Dancers, Gender and Worker Consent

Katherine Splan

Chemistry

Peter Goldberg

Characterization of Arylethynylporphyrin Aggregate Formation

 

2011

Faculty

Department

Student

Project Title

Aanonsen, Lin

Biology

Mila Quinn

Spinal Glial Cell Involvement in the Express of PSA-NCAM in a Model of Peripheral Inflammation in Mice

Bradtmiller, Louisa

Environmental Studies

Mitchell Awalt

Using Opal and Organic Carbon as Proxies for Wind-driven Upwelling During the Onset and Termination of the African Humid Period in a Transect of African Margin Cores

Brisbois, Ron

Chemistry

Aubrey Ellison

Synthesis of Anion Binding Molecules:  Potential Chemical Sensors

Brown, Kendrick

Psychology

Colin Westcott

Teammates Outside the Game?:  White Student-Athletes' Intervention in Racism Directed at a Teammate of Color

Cannon, John

Physics and Astronomy

Erin O'Leary

Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Local Group Dwarf Galaxy NGC 6822

Chatterjea, Devavani

Biology

Margo Faulk

Role of Mast Cells in Inflammatory Pain

Dolan, Julie

Political Science

Matthew Mullarky

Madam Secretary:  Gender, Media Narratives and Power in the Executive Branch

Fischer, Paul

Chemistry

Kevin Sullivan

New Sulfene Transfer Agents:  Exploring Productive Ways to Use Sulfur Dioxide

Fox, Susan

Math, Statistics and Computer Science

Scott Tong

Case-Based Image Identification

Kim, John

Media and Cultural Studies

Anthony Tran

Security Gate 26.11

Kuwata, Keith

Chemistry

Elena Tonc

Computational Studies of Atmospheric Chemistry

Latham, Andrew

Political Science

Lewis Wilcox

Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics:  Law, Diplomacy and Mediation in Late Medieval Latin Christendom

Legge, Scott

Anthropology

Anna Hardin

Phylogenetic Analysis and Great Ape Subadult Dentition

Lucas-Thompson, Rachel

Psychology

Maja Palmquist, Andrea Zvonkovic

Marital Conflict Exposure and Physiological Stress Responses:  Sensitization or Dampening?

Montgomery, Mary

Biology

Adrienne Epstein

Chromatin Modifications Involved in Gene Silencing in C. elegans

Overman, Andy

Classics

Grace Erny, Lindsay Morehouse

Developing a Course on PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY AND CIVIC DISCOURSE

Phadke, Roopali/Manning, Christie

Environmental Studies

Natalie Camplair

Psychological Distance and Local Wind Energy Development

Robertson, Raymond

Economics

Lauren Martinez

Price Elasticity of US Apparel Demand

Sears, Stan

Art and Art History

Samantha Leopold-Sullivan

Sustainability and Art

ter Veldhuis, Tonnis

Physics and Astronomy

Ishiaka Mansaray

Dark Matter in Alternative Models of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

 

2012

Faculty

Department

Student

Project Title

Aanonsen, Lin

Biology

Kate Hamilton

Further Exploration of the Role of Spinal PSA-NCAM in a Model of Inflammation in Mice

Beveridge, Andrew

Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Hossein Alidee

Spread of Information in Social Networks

Boyer, Sarah

Biology

Zachary Popkin-Hall

Describing New Species of Mite Harvestmen from the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia

Burgund, Darcy

Psychology

Brianna Morseth

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of Visual Working Memory

Chatterjea, Devavani

Biology

Emily Davis

The Effect of Systemic Mast Cell Deregulation of Provoked Vulvar Pain in Mice

Christiansen, Adrienne

Political Science

Kiyal Ereson

Political Monuments and Political Conflict: New Ataturk in Cyprus

Ding, Liang

Economics

Yinong Ding

Nonlinear and Asymmetric Effect of Monetary Announcement on Foreign Exchange Market

Halverson, Tom

Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

Mike Reeks

Model Representations of Diagram Algebras

Hanson, Christy

International Studies

Taryn Valley

Assessment of Barriers to Community-based Care of Tuberculosis/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) Patients in Low-income Settings

Hornbach, David

Biology

Diane Rubin

The Effects of Small Dams on the Growth and Population Structure of Freshwater Mussels

Karegeye, Jean-Pierre

French & Francophone Studies

Hannah Warman

Representations of Violence in Testimonial Narratives and African Francophone Literature

Kuwata, Keith

Chemistry

Jenna Goodrich

Computational Studies of Atmospheric Chemistry

Lea, Brooke

Psychology

Shaina Davis

The Mental Representation of Competing Worlds:  When Common Ground is Unavailable

Moore, David

International Studies, English

Amy Maxon

An African Literary Classic in Ten World Translations

Moseley, William

Geography

Stephen Peyton

Trends in Supermarketization and its Impact on Food Access in Cape Town, South Africa

Rachleff, Peter

History

Laura Johnson

Working Class Kids: A Labor Studies Magazine for Middle Schoolers

Robertson, Raymond

Economics

David Gandolfi

Understanding Wage Differentials between the United States and Mexico: 1985-2005

Splan, Kathryn

Chemistry

Yiwen Liang

Characterization of Complex Formation Between the X-linked inhibitor of Apoptosis and the Copper Chaperone for Superoxide Dismutase

Legge, Scott

Anthropology

Rebecca Erdman, Kate Sinnott

Analysis of Variation in Cusp Morphology in Adult Chimpanzees and Gorillas

 

2013

 

Faculty

Department

Student

Title

Boyer, Sarah

Biology

Domokos Lauko

An investigation of possible incasion mechanisms and ecosystem effects of Common Buckthorn in an oak woodland habitat

Burgund, Darcy

Psychology

MacKenzie Speer

Multi-voxel pattern analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data

Chatterjea, Devavani

Biology

Emily Ewan

Zoonotic brucellosis in Uganda: a One Health approach to control and eradication

Chatterjea, Devavani

Biology

Asad Zaidi

Characterization of Eosinophil Infiltration in the Vulvar Tissue of Mice Following Repeated Exposure to Skin Allergen

Doyle, James

Physics

John Graham

Amorphous Silicon-Germanium Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications

Fischer, Paul

Chemistry

Laura Avena

An exploration of hydrogen activation via group VI metals and boron

Gorham, Geoffrey

Philosophy

Samuel Eklund

The emancipation of time in the seventeenth century

Hanson, Christy

International Studies

Mira Hager

Examining the co-Morbidity of Diabetes and Tuberculosis:  Global Review of the Evidence and In-Depth Assessment in Rural Kenya

Heist, Rebecca

Theatre & Dance

Jon Dahl

Devising a Screendance

Inglot, Joanna

Art & Art History

Camille Erickson

Contemporary queer artists protest conformity

Kordela, Kiarina

German and Russian Studies

Hanna Backman

Bioracism in Global Capitalism, Neo-Fascism, and the European Left

Kuwata, Keith

Chemistry

Andrew Olinger

Lea, Brooke

Psychology

Evan Myers

Does seeing the movie ruin the book?: How reprocessing related narratives affects our mental representations of the story

Legge, Scott

Anthropology

Carol Mejia & Kate Sinnott

Exploring the past at the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area through phase 1 archaeological survey

MacGregor, Kelly

Geology

Nathan Schachtman

Climate change and landscape evolution in Glacier National Park, Montana during the Last Glacial Maximum and Younger Dryas Period

Montgomery, Mary

Biology

Nicole Miller

Mechanism of gene silencing in a co-suppression model

Manning, Christie & Phadke, Roopali

Environmental Studies

Rowena Foo & Sophie Raynor

Making climate change real: Experiential presentations of a changed climate future

Rachleff, Peter

History

Charles Birge

The Global and the Local:  Saint Paul’s African American Community Celebrates the Cuban Revoluation of 1898

Rachleff, Peter

History

Felicia Johnson

The historical memory of slavery, emancipation, and reconstruction: Bringing new scholarly insights into public education and community discussion

Robertson, Raymond

Economics

Vidarith Chan

Do factories that buy Better Factories Cambodia reports improve their working conditions?

Smith, Laura

Geography

Erin Daly

Gentrification in America's best biking city

 

2014

 

Faculty

Department

Student

Title

Aanonsen, Lin

Biology

Moshele, Puleng

Spinal PSA-NCAM Modulation of BDNF and its Receptor in a Model of Inflammation in Mice

Aanonsen, Lin

Biology

Filipavicius, Modestas

Continued Exploration of the Role of Spinal PSA-NCAM in a Model of Inflammation in Mice

Brisbois, Ronald

Chemistry

Putka, Grace

Synthesis of 1-Substituted-5-Ethynyl-1,2,3-Triazoles

Chatterjea, Devavani

Biology

Landry, Jasmine

Effects of Inflammatory Signal Blockade on Increased Nerve Growth and Mast Cell Abundance Associated with Persistent Vulvar Pain

Haiman, John

Linguistics

Nevitt, Drew

V/2 in Germanic: Common Origin, or Convergence?

Hanson, Christy

International Studies

Shumaker, Chloe

Reaching the Unreachable: Linking Poverty Reduction, Social Protection, and Tuberculosis Care Services in Kenya

Hanson, Christy

International Studies

Mansour, Omar

Design of a Diagnostic Algorithm(s) for Tuberculosis in Refugee and Migratory Settlement Camps

Harris, Duchess

American Studies

Short, Lucy

The Human Computer Project

Heyman, James

Physics & Astronomy

Boldin, Alexandra/Johlas, Hannah

Characterization of Nanomaterials for Thermoelectrics

Heyman, James

Physics & Astronomy

Lupu-Gladstein, Noah

Characterization of Nanomaterials for Thermoelectrics (2)

Miller, Brendan

Physics & Astronomy

Hagen, Cedric

Characterizing Stellar Coronal Activity and Exoplanet Mass Loss

Monson, Jamie

History

Yang, Jingjing

Chinese Farmers in Tanzania & Zambia: The Construction of Knowledge from the 1960s to the Present

Montgomery, Mary

Biology

Waltman, Michael

RNA-Mediated Mechanisms of Repeat-Induced Gene Silencing

Montgomery, Mary

Biology

Miller, Nicole

RNA-Mediated Mechanisms of Repeat-Induced Gene Silencing

Moseley, William

Geography

Lee, Zhe Yu

Agricultural Commercialization and Changing Land Tenure Arrangements: Implications for South Indian Farmer Livelihoods

Ortega, Marcos

Biology

Ramsey, Djoser/Olmon, Milan

Structural and Biochemical Studies of Viral Assembly

Overman, Andrew

Classics

Gibson, Irene

Global Perceptions: Jordanian Student and Faculty Perceptions of Americans

Phadke, Roopali/Manning, Christie

Environmental Studies

Queenan, Gabby

Making It Personal: Diversity and Deliberation in Saint Paul Climate Adaptation Planning

Rogers, Raymond

Geology

Howes, Bolton

Characterizing a Cryptic Terrestrial Sequence Boundary in the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana

Smith, Laura/Addona, Victor

Geography/MSCS

Mar, Nicholas

How Climate Affects the Success of Major League Baseball Players

Solis-Garcia, Mario

Economics

Xie, Yingtong

Mismeasured GDP, Business Cycles, and the Informal Sector

Trudeau, Daniel

Geography

Lebowitz, Amy

Urban Ecology and the Family: Exploring the Connection Between Yard Management, Family Relationships, and the Health of Local Waters

Trudeau, Daniel/Pratt, Katie

Geography

Sylvestre, Emily

Sustainability from Below: Urban Fishing, Local Environmental Knowledge, and Environmentalism on the Margins

Waters, Harry

Theatre & Dance

Stark, John

The Tempest - Franconia Island

West, Sarah

Economics

Martin, Bryan

Will Congress Ever Increase the Federal Gasoline Tax? Using State Legislator Voting Behavior to Understand Willingness to Increase Gasoline Taxes