Previously Funded TruScholars Projects

Previously Funded TruScholars Projects

2016

“Change in Internal Strengths/External Supports and Work-Related Soft Skills of Youth With Developmental Disabilities Attending A Self-advocacy Summer-Camp Program”

Student: Shayda Afrassiab

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Cox

Department: Health Science

“The Effects of Relaxation on Neural and Cognitive Functioning”

Student: Derek Bischof

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ashley Ramsey

Department: Psychology

“Differential Expression of Alcohol Dehydrogenase I (ADH1) in UV irradiated Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

Student: Allen Bitzer

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carolina Sempertegui-Sosa

Department: Biology

“Investigating Modulators of the Protein kinase R-like ER kinase (PERK) Pathway of the ER Stress Response”

Student: Louis Darkwa

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Foré/Dr. Yohei Norimatsu

Department: Biology

“Translation of the Compendio delos Boticarios

Student: Chelsea Firra

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Tornatore

Department: Classical & Modern Languages

“Cyanobacteria Presence in Lake Nicaragua”

Student: Stephanie Francis

Faculty Mentor: Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Department: Biology

“Use of Pheromones to Increase Trap Efficiency and Acetaminophen as an Oral Toxicant for Controlling the Invasive California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain”

Student: Jake Friebohle

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chad Montgomery

Department: Biology

“Development of Extended Technique in Western Classical Music”

Student: Nicholas Gragg

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jay Bulen

Department: Music

“Determining the Function of Microtubules During Development of C. elegans Using RNAi”

Student: Dakota Hall

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Maiden

Department: Biology

“Comparison of Small Mammal Diversity and Abundance in Wet and Dry Tropical Forests”

Student: Noah Harnacke

Faculty Mentor: Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Department: Biology

“Effects of Dietary Probiotics on Cattle Growth Performance and Stress Behavior”

Student: Alexis Kelsey

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Colpoys

Department: Agricultural Science

“In Light of Space”

Student: Lena Leuci

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Priya Kambli

Department: Art

“The Modern Music and Liturgy of Monasteries”

Student: Amelia McElveen

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc Rice

Department: Music

“Modeling Counselors’ Attitudes Toward Inclusion”

Student: Zachary Meehan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl

Department: Psychology

“Butterfly Diversity of Nicaragua and Costa Rica”

Student: Douglas Stubbs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Department: Biology

2015

“The Interrebel Paradox: Relative Power, Conflicting Interests, and Violence between Rebel Groups”

Student: Brandon Bolte

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meg Edwards

Department: Political Science

“Sequence analysis of post-transcriptional splicing of the RBP4 mRNA in the crinkle mutant of Arabidopsis”

Student: Maggie Campbell

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brent Buckner

Department: Biology

“Longitudinal Relations of Markers of Success with Emotional Functioning”

Student: Kenda Eberhardt

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Vittengl

Department: Psychology

“Bat Species Diversity and Habitat Fragmentation in Costa Rica and Nicaragua”

Student: Sharon Edele

Faculty Mentor: Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Department: Biology

“Debt’s Effect on Economic Growth”

Student: Joseph Gebhart

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Gillette

Department: Economics

“The Relationship between Pelvic Orientation and Structure-Function Asymmetry in Movement”

Student: Nathan Gorman

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerry Mayhew

Department: Exercise Science

“The Classification of Beta Lyrae Candidate Variables”

Student: Gage Hahs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

Department: Physics

“Do Successful Companies Share Commonalities?”

Student: Joshua Johnson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jack Winstead

Department: Accounting

Photography

Student: Gretchen Kucera

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Priya Kambli

Department: Art

“Assimilation Patters of Asian Americans in Modern Society in Consideration of Former Immigration Limitations and Exclusion”

Student: Kelly Mahaffey

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Huping Ling

Department: History

“Modeling the Environmental Factors that Describe the Number of Active Off-Host Amblyomma americanum Nymphs”

Student: Matthew Mangan

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Stephanie Foré & Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim

Departments: Biology & Statistics

“From Abaraz to Zumaque: The Process of Glossary-Composition”

Student: Clara Miller-Broomfield

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Matthew Tornatore & Dr. Thomas Capuano

Departments: Classical & Modern Languages

“The Effect of Distance Traveled on Tick Burden in Peromyscus leucopus

Student: Morgan Poisson

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Stephanie Foré & Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim

Departments: Biology & Statistics

“Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease (WWE) Participation by Physical Functioning Level of Participants”

Student: Lauren Renschler

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Carolyn Cox

Department: Health Science

“Yada Yada Yada: A Sociolinguistic and Rhetorical Analysis of Humor in Seinfeld

Student: Andrew Roberson

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jay Self

Department: Communication

“Effect of Project STIR/Financial Literacy Training on self-determination capacity and financial capability of youth with disabilities”

Student: Emmaline Staecker

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Darson Rhodes

Department: Health and Exercise Science

“Regional trade agreements and bilateral trade”

Student: Nicholas Wehner

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Quinn

Department: Political Science

“The relationship between big five personality traits and leaving an abusive relationship”

Student: Devynn Campbell

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Hatala

Department: Psychology

“Comedy is tragedy plus time”

Student: Danny Hearst

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Hatala

Department: Psychology

2014

“Modeling the Number of Larval Dermacentor Variabilis on Peromyscus Leucopus”

Student: Hailey Cahill

Faculty Mentors: Stephanie Foré & Hyun-Joo Kim

Departments: Biology & Statistics

“Cost Systems & Performance Measurement”

Student: Jody Dunivent

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Otero

Department: Accounting

“The Effect of Habitat Management on Reptile Communities”

Student: Michael Essmyer

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chad Montgomery

Department: Biology

“Input in Foreign Language Pedagogy: An Essential Tool for Authentic Acquisition”

Student: Jacob Fling

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Marshall

Department: Classical and Modern Languages

“Functional Asymmetry of the Lower Limbs in Three Motor Tasks”

Student: Trudi Gatteys

Faculty Mentor: Adam King

Department: Health and Exercise Sciences

“The Development and Influence of Jazz Education in Heartland America: 1970s to 2014”

Student: Joes Gordon

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc Rice

Department: Music

“Light Curves for Beta Lyrae and Other Eclipsing Binaries”

Student: Orion Guan

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

Department: Physics

“Secessionist Conflict and Decentralization”

Student: Laknath Gunathilake

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Quinn

Department: Political Science

“Attitudes toward Healthcare Teamwork Between Osteopathic Physicians who Participated as Medical Students in an Interprofessional Education Program and Those Who Did Not”

Student: Alexis Hackett

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Cox

Department: Health and Exercise Sciences

“Measuring Mammal Species Richness in Two Different Forest Types in Central America”

Student: Jacob Kaiser

Faculty Mentor: Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Department: Biology

“Evaluation of Titanium Dioxide as a Digestibility Marker for Horses”

Student: Elizabeth Miller

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kelly Walter

Department: Agricultural Science

“The Effect of Differing Macronutrients on Academic Metrics, Satiety, and Lunchtime Caloric Intake in Preadolescents”

Student: William Quarles

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Snyder

Department: Health and Exercise Sciences

“Bonum ubi, ibi regnum: An Examination of the Buen Vivir in the context of Leonardo Boff’s Liberation Theology”

Student: Samuel Walk

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc Becker

Department: History

“Evaluation of Stream Health in Tropical Forests of Costa Rica and Nicaragua”

Student: Bing Zheng

Faculty Mentor: Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Department: Biology