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Congratulations to the 2019 SURE participants

  • A Carthage College student conducts research in biology with Prof. Andrea Henle.
May 16, 2019

Thirty-seven students have been selected to participate in the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). These students will work with a faculty mentor for 10 weeks on a new or developing line of research.

SURE originally began in the natural sciences in the mid-1990s, but has since expanded to include students from all academic divisions at Carthage.

Congratulations to the following students!


Gabrielle Schmitt ’20 and Katharine Schram ’20 will work with Prof. Diane Levesque on the project, “A Painting of Carthage History.”

Grace Schmidt ’20 will work with Prof. Jojin Van Winkle on the project, “An Applied Survey of Graphic Novel Illustration with Firda and Euclid.”


Brady Holbach ’19 will work with Prof. Thomas Carr on the project, “Stratigraphic Distribution of Turtles at the end of the age of Dinosaurs in Southeastern Montana.”

Azniv Khaligian ’22 and Joy Layton ’20 with Prof. Angela Dassow on the project, “Examination of White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates Iar) Play Behavior.”

Ashley Hermans ’19, Felicity Daniels ’20, and Sophia Tajnai ’20, will work with Prof. Steven Henle on the project, “Understanding the Role of the Hippo Pathway in the Optic Nerve Development and Regeneration.”

Samantha Ardery ’20 will work with Prof. Steven Henle on the project, “Studying the Hippo Pathway in Zebrafish Optics.”


Jessica Fletcher ’20 and Kaitlin Arnashus ’19 will work with Prof. Kevin Morris on the project, “NMR Spectroscopy of Amino Acid-based Surfactants.”

Grace Tews ’20 and Sonja Katt ’20 will work with Prof. Megan Moyer on the project, “Synthesis of Microporous Carbons from Metal-Organic Frameworks to Improve Water Quality.”

Anthony Kaprelian ’19 and Danielle Koziczkowski ’19 will work with Prof. Gabriella Papale on the project, “The Effect of Genetic Mutations on StarD6 and its Role in Cholesterol Binding and Homeostasis.

Andrew Boldt ’20 and Jonathan Ramirez ’20 will work with Prof. Susan Stevenson on the project, “Strategies in Radical Functionalization using Photoredox Catalysis.

Computer Science

Scotland White ’21 will work with Prof. Mark Mahoney on the project, “Storyteller: A Tool for Telling Stories About Code.”


Zoe Hobbs ’20 will work with Prof. Erik Johnson on the project, “Comparing and Mapping Rooftop Solar Incentives Across the U.S.” 

Riley Peterson ’21 will work with Prof. Cassie Lau on the project, “The Effect of Federal Government Shutdowns on Health.”


Mia Morton ’20 will work with Prof. Marilyn Ward on the project, “Analyzing OmniLibros: Children’s International Literature.”


Caleb Hays ’19 will work with Prof. Maria Carrig on the project, “‘Malone, Malone, no more of that’: Modernism and the Search for Meaning in Beckett’s Malone Dies.” 

Exercise and Sport Science

Ben Nolan ’20 will work with Prof. Andrew Pustina on the project, “Force-Time Characteristics of Safety Squat, Back Squat, and Front Squat.”

Modern Languages

Stephanie Storczer ’21 will work with Prof. Darwin Tsen on the project, “Cultural Appropriation in Japan.”


Alec DiGirolamo ’19 will work with Prof. Diana Thomson on the project, “Compression-Based Digital Watermarking of Color Images Using Quaternion-Valued Neural Networks.”

Mary Phillips ’19 will work with Prof. Sara Jensen on the project, “Sums of Absolutely Convergent Series with Negative Terms.


Sara Schiltz ’19 will work with Prof. Cheryl Petersen on the project, “Evaluation of the Effects of an Undergraduate Spiritual Care Course to Guide Care of Patients at the End of Life.” 

Psychological Science

Asmau Diallo ’20 will work with Prof. Arryn Robbins on the project, “Eye Tracking and Ethnic Marketing.”

Chad Bolman ’20 will work with Prof. Arryn Robbins on the project, “Using eye-tracking to examine attentional failures related to cybersecurity.”

Emily Lilly ’20 will work with Prof. Kateryna Sylaska on the project, “Cognitive and Affective Barriers to Help-Seeking for Young Adults with Chronic Illness.”


Kimberly Hernandez ’21 will work with Prof. Katherine Hilson on the project, “The Milwaukee Moment: Oppression, Policing, and resistance in the age of mass incarceration.”


Jacob Biwer ’22, University of Wisconsin-Madison student, Caroline Cardamone ’20, and Garrett Shuldes ’22 will work with Prof. Kevin Crosby on the “Canopy Near-infrared Observing Project (CaNOP CubeSat).”

Bennett Bartel ’22, Cassandra Bossong ’21, and Taylor Peterson ’21 will work with Prof. Kevin Crosby on the project, “Magneto-active Slogh Control (MaSC) for Spacecraft and launch vehicles.”