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Pauline Wafula, Kristen Pallen, Joshua Snyder, Lennox Chitsike,Deric Mei, Elizabeth Costello, Tenzing Lama, Prof. Jones
Hydrates - Up Close and Personal

Certain chemical structures called clathrate hydrates can be found on the bottom of our oceans or built in a lab. This summer seven students are working with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones to conduct research related to hydrates, including examinations of different hydrate properties.  More ...

Christopher Kline, James Liebow, Prof. Ashleigh Smythe, Kristin Forgrave, Abby Koppa, Jacyln Specht
Smythe Lab Investigates Parasitic Worms

Parasitic species can help control their hosts’ populations and add to an ecosystem’s biodiversity. This summer Kristin Forgrave ’12, Christopher Kline ’12, James Liebow ’13, Jaclyn Specht ’12, and Abby Koppa ’12 worked with Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Ashleigh Smythe on a project to explore parasitic worms in natural habitats.  The group worked on three separate projects that dealt with different worm species and hosts.  More ...

Noah Ford '13
Ford ’13 Studies Entrepreneurship Among U.S. Immigrants

Entrepreneurship among immigrants to the U.S. has a significant impact on the economy’s growth. Yet many economists don't study this particular facet of economic development in detail. Noah Ford ’13, a recipient of a 2011 Levitt Research Fellowship Grant, is exploring immigrant entrepreneurship with Professor of Economics Paul Hagstrom.  More ...

Akritee Shrestha, Christopher Rider, Prof. Myriam Cotten, Leah Cairns, Robert Hayden, Victoria Bogen.
Cotten, Students Visit National High Magnetic Field Lab

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten and her research team spent 10 days this summer at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla., to study piscidins, antimicrobial peptides from fish. Student researchers were Akritee Shrestha ’13, Christopher Rider ’12,  Leah Cairns ’13, Robert Hayden ’14 and Victoria Bogen ’14.  More ...

Natalie Elking '12 and Manique Talaia-Murray '12 sample a sediment core from Antarctica for their summer research projects.
Elking ’12 and Talaia-Murray ’12 Examine Antarctica Sediment Core

Geoscience students Natalie Elking ’12 and Manique Talaia-Murray ’12 conducted summer research related to sediment cores from Antarctica.  Elking is working on the organic geochemistry (carbon and nitrogen isotopes) of sub ice shelf sediments and Talaia-Murray is conducting a radiocarbon dating project using microfossils.   More ...

Sesin '13 Studies Effect of Tenure in NYC Schools

Public schools, and particularly the teachers who staff these schools, play an integral part in shaping the future. Marcus Sesin ’13, a recipient of a 2011 Emerson Summer Grant, is studying the recent changes in tenure acquisition procedures in NYC public schools. Through interviews and research, Sesin hopes to understand the effect of the new procedures on teachers.  More ...

Bridget Fitzpatrick '13, Anisha Bhanot '13, and Marla Marquez '14.
Serotonin Study in Rats Furthers Medical Research

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter linked to aggression, depression, and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. This summer, Anisha Bhanot ’13, Marla Marquez ’14 and Bridget Fitzpatrick ’13 conducted research on two serotonin receptor subtypes in male rats with regard to how different drugs affect each type of receptor. They worked under Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology and director of the Neuroscience Program.  More ...

Henry Anreder '12
Aiding African Refugees in Israel

African asylum-seekers and refugees who go to Israel are frequently either turned away or face very difficult conditions. Henry Anreder '12, a recipient of a Levitt Research Fellowship Grant, is exploring the issues surrounding African refugees in Israel for his project with Professor of Government Steve Orvis.   More ...

Hillary Langat '13, Allison Boyaris '12, Professor Timothy Chapp, Shawon Akanda '12, Barsha Baral'13.
Separating Chemicals in Solutions Proves Challenging

The chemicals in pharmaceutical drugs must be carefully controlled to ensure that only one specific 3-D arrangement of each molecule ends up in the drug. However, separating very similar chemicals from a solution can pose significant challenges to researchers. This summer four students are working under Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Timothy Chapp to separate phosphine enantiomers.  More ...

Yonghyun Song '13
Song '13 Charts Graph Theory

The mathematical field of graph theory is a study of just that:  a study of mathematical figures consisting of points and lines connected to them. Yonghyun Song ’13 is serving as an intern for Associate Professor of Mathematics Sally Cockburn on a graph theory project. His work was supported by the Monica Odening Student Internship and Research Fund in Mathematics through the Career Center.  More ...

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