The following research projects and students were selected for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience:
- Religious Spatial and Temporal Development Patterns across Core and Periphery Counties in Qing-period Sichuan: A Preliminary Analysis; Part 2 — Rachel Ho ’16 (Asian studies major from Kenosha, Wis.) with Prof. Steve Udry, doing a spatial analysis of temple building and reconstruction across a few core and periphery counties within Sichuan Province from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) up to the early 20th Century.
- Bat Behavior and Ecology — Caleb Jenks ’16 ( biology major from Sullivan, Wis.) and Joshua Brandt ’16 (environmental science major from Fox Lake, Ill.) with Prof. Deanna Byrnes
- Researching the synergy of two different nanodrugs and their effects on the apoptosis and intracellular proteins of three different types of cancer cells (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and Breast cancer) — Richard Stauffer ’17 (biology/neuroscience double-major from Round Lake, Ill.) and Manar Mohammad ’16 (English major from Kenosha, Wis.) with Prof. Amareshwar Singh
- The Environmental Fate of Organic Fragrance Chemicals in Personal Care Products — Macy Anderson ’16 (biology/chemistry double-major from Brainerd, Minn.) and Helaina Rosenmayer ’16 (biology major from Plainfield, Ill.) with Prof. Sarah Rubinfeld
- The Development of a Bio-sensor to Detect Lead on Solid Surfaces (like children’s and pet toys) — Tiffany Burton ’16 (biology major from Huntley, Ill.) and Daniel Setzke ’17 (biology major from Glen Ellyn, Ill.) with Prof. Janice Pellino
- Synthesize 1-phenyl-3-(trimethylstannyl)-1-propanonel Through a 7-step Organic Reaction Based on Nuclear Spin Isotope Effect of Tin — Mary Grant ’16 (biology major from Johnsburg, Ill.) with Prof. Walter Smith
- An Investigation of Chiral Surfactant Aggregation with NMR Spectroscopy — Charlene Hoffman ’15 (chemistry major from Palatine, Ill.), AlyssaWall ’16 (Japanese/chemistry double-major from Kenosha, Wis.), and Stephanie Zack ’17 (chemistry major from Darien, Ill.) with Prof. Kevin Morris, studying the effect of pH on chiral micelles.
- An Investigation of the Roles of Sex and Gender in Film — Haley Meents ’15 (Screen Media Studies major from Bourbonnais, Ill.) with Prof. Paul Chilsen, analyzing Hollywood and independent films to find the correlation between roles on screen and in society.
- Analysis of Healthcare and the Workforce in Kenya — Magdalene Odhiambo ’16 (economics major from Kisumu, Kenya) with Prof. Catherine Lau
- Researching economic determinants of immigration through a recent database — Sebastian Jacinto ’15 (economics major from Kenosha, Wis.) with Prof. Ronald Cronovich
- On Winged Words: An Examination of the Poet’s use of Language in The Iliad to create Poetic Space — Micole Gauvin ’15 (mathematics/elementary education double major from Beloit, Wis.) with Prof. Seemee Ali
- Lightning M with the Carthage Atmospheric Electricity Research and Education Network (CAERENet) — Justin Barhite ’17 (physics/mathematics double-major from Green Bay, Wis.), Aaron Scheets ’16 (physics major from Marshfield, Wis.), and Michael Brusich ’16 (physics major from Mokena, Ill.) with Prof. Brant Carlson
- NASA Microgravity Team USIP: EMA Fuel Gauging Project — Daisy Bower ’16 (physics major from Taylor Ridge, Ill.) with Prof. Kevin Crosby
- NASA RockSat Project — Amelia Gear ’15 (physics/studio art double-major from South Milwaukee, Wis.), Kevin LeCaptain ’16 (physics/mathematics double-major from Fairfax, Iowa), Tessa Rundle ’16 (physics major from Dodgeville, Wis.), and Brendan Krull ’17 (physics major from Manhattan Beach, Calif.) with Prof. Kevin Crosby
- Microgravity Propellant Gauging using Experimental Modal Analysis — Eric Ireland ’15 (physics major from Kenosha, Wis.) with Prof. Kevin Crosby
- Calculating, Through the Use of Solar Spectra, the Angular Rotation Rates of Multiple Distant Stars — Tod Schulter ’16 (mathematics/physics double-major from Sterling, Ill.) with Prof. Julie Dahlstrom
- A Psychophysical Investigation of Vision and Olfaction — Cody Houzenga ’15 (psychology major from Fulton, Ill.) with Prof. Leslie Cameron