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Archaeology

Morgan Biggs '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project: laboratory results from 2011-2013 excavation seasons

Maxwell Lopez '15
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast

Bridget Maguire '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Gournia Survey Project

Emily Rubinstein '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Slocan Narrows Archaeological Research
 

Biochemistry

Deanna Cho '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Characterization of Genomic Indicators in Hypotrichous Ciliates

Laura McCormick '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Biochemical and Biophysical Studies of Antimicrobial and Anticancer Peptide Piscidin

Mason Schoeneck '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Biochemical and Biophysical Studies of Antimicrobial and Anticancer Peptide Piscidin
 

Biology

Milinda Ajawara '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Fish DNA

Emma Anderson '17
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Heather Mallory
Behavioral Study of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Megan Blair '16
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
The Effect of Medicinal Herb Extracts on Vertebrate Intestines

Thomas Blanchard '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick
Microbial Ecology of Green Lake

Nikole Bonacorsi '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
Invasive Plants

Jonah Boucher '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick
 

Hannah Corman '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Mike McCormick
Microbial Ecology of Green Lake

Ryan Dorey '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Anne Emanuels '16
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
Analyzing Pancreatic Tissue of Vertebrates

Blaire Frett '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
The Effect of Invasive Species on Forest Ecology

Alexandru Hirsu '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Ichthyophthirius multifilus

Ryan Hobson '16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Vitamin C Synthesis in Invertebrates

Alex Jones '16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Vitamin C Synthesis in Invertebrates

Leonard Kilekwang '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
Invasive plants

Lauren King '16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Vitamin C Synthesis in Invertebrates

Sarah Lawler '16
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
Histological Research of Animal Cells (Diabetic etc.)

Christopher Loan '15
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
Investigating Effects of Natural Cathartics on the Gastrointestinal System of Mice

Samantha Mengual '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
Invasive Plant Management

Kathleen Moran '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
Effects of Garlic Mustard on Plant Communities

Shea Nagle '16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Looking at Manduca Sexta Hearts

Philip Parkes '17
Professor of Biology Herm Lehman
The Origins of Over-Testing: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

Benjamin Piegari '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
The Fish Parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Carly Poremba '15
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
Horticultural and Historical Exploration of Botanico-Vegetable Medicine

Tshering Sherpa '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Presence of Apoptosis in Unicellular Organism

Patricia Taik '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Phylogenetic Analysis of the Phylum Nematoda using the Actin, beta gamma 1 gene sequences

Weilin Tang '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Molecular Characterization of Ichthyophthirius Multifilis

Hannah Trautmann '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch
Effect of Reduction to the Invasive Species Honeysuckle to Tick Populations in the Hamilton Glen

Richard Wu '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Genome Structure of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Samuel Zimmerman '14
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Developing a New Pipeline to Reassemble the Genome of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
 

Chemistry

Erik Antczak '16
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Synthesis and Analysis of Rare Eath Doped Metals

Bryon Banman '16
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Rare Earth Metals in Sol-Gel Lattices

John Bennett '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Organic Synthesis Methodology

Micheal Carducci '17
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Alpha-Fetoprotein

Esther Cleary '15
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Development of new organic synthesis methodology

John DeGuardi '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein
Organic Radicals

Allison Eckert '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein
Development of Tandem Radical-Suzuki Coupling Reactions for the Synthesis of Medium-Sized Rings

Bryan Ferguson '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Biochemical and Biophysical Studies of Antimicrobial and Anticancer Peptide Piscidin

Hannah Ferris '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Pyrrizolidines and Indizolidines

Andrew Fletcher '17
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Rare Earth Ion Spectroscopy

Phoebe Greenwald '16
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Rare Earth Ion Spectroscopy

Geum Mi Kang '17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Computational Investigations of Influenza Neuraminidase Binding Kinetics

Alex Kaplan '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Pyrolizidines and Indolizidines

Jedediah Kass '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein
Ring opening of the cyclopropylcarbinyl radical

Zachary Klein '15
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Alpha-fetoprotein

Ashton Lowenstein '17
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
The Cryptumaldomide Project

Patrick Marris '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Computational Investigations of Influenza Neuraminidase Binding Kinetics

Yingbin Mei '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Organic Synthesis

Binh Nguyen '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Biochemical and Biophysical Studies of Antimicrobial and Anticancer Peptide Piscidin

Benjamin Schafer ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Development of new organic synthesis methodology

David Seavey '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein
Introduction of five membered rings onto double bonds

Aida Shadrav '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Biochemical and Biophysical Studies of Antimicrobial and Anticancer Peptide Piscidin

Jonathan Shapiro '17
Advisor: Instrumentation Specialist Greg Rahn
Analysis of Neonicotinoid Pesticides of Honey and Beeswax in order to assess Colony Collapse Syndrome

Bryce Timm '15
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis of Cryptomaldamide

Richard Wenner '17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Computational Investigations of Influenza Neuraminidase Binding Kinetics

Benjamin Wesley ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Development of new organic synthesis methodology

Christopher Williams '17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Development of new organic synthesis methodology

Grace Williams-DuHamel '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein
Modified Suzuki Coupling Reaction with Radical Processes
 

Computer Science

Mykhailo Antoniv '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Developing a configurable type-safe programming language for beginners

Kelsey Babcock '17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Extending shell scripting languages with types

Alexander Cates '15
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interactions

Eric Collins '17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Python library development

Benjamin Drebing '17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Reasoning about programming behavior

Philip Ewing '15
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interactions

Alexis Judd '17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Python library/problem set development

Ryan Koven '16
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interactions

Chris Lee '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Developing a configurable type-safe programming language for beginners

Ching Hsuan (Annie) Leng '17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Python library/problem set development

Judson Martin '15
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interaction

Yani Najarian '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Developing a configurable type-safe programming language for beginners

Helen Olivo '17
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interaction

Jack Pierce '17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Developing a configurable type-safe programming language for beginners

Gretchen Walker '15
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Extending shell scripting languages with types

Reina Weinstock '17
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Science
Brain-Computer Interaction
 

Environmental Studies

Nicole LaBarge '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures (Russian) Frank Sciacca
Analyzing the Sustainability of Bon Appetit at Hamilton College Using a Life Cycle Assessment
 

Geosciences

Alexander Boles '15
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences Brian Hough
Assessment of Seasonal Variation of Climate Based on Soil Water and Tree Ring Analysis

Felipe Ramirez '15
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences Brian Hough
Understanding the Effect of the Tectonic and Climate forcings on Lake Basins in Utah

Isabelle Weisman '15
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences Brian Hough
Climate Regimes and Spatial Variation of Holocene Precipitation in the Rocky Mountain Region

Josh Wolpert '16
Advisor: Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and Professor of Geosciences
Satellite Image Analysis of Bedrock Structures in Eocene Carbonates of the Western Desert of Egypt
 

Mathematics

Benjamin Moody '15
Advisor: Professor of Mathematics Emeritus Larry Knop
Eigen-Grades
 

Neuroscience

Hannah Zucker '15
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Neuroscience graphic novel
 

Physics

Jacob Davidson '15
Advisor: Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Polarization effects in the aCORN apparatus

Olivia Gozdz '16
Advisor: Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
How Polarization Affects The aCORN Experiment

Alex Grieco '15
Advisor: Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
aCORN Magnetic Field Correction

Bennett Heussler '15
Advisor: Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Hot Filament alignment for the ACORN experiment

Malcolm Katzenbach '15
Advisor: Peter Millet, the Litchfield Professor of Physics
Impedance measurements of nonlinear acoustic oscillators

Alexander Laing '16
Advisor: Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Hot Filament Alignment System for the aCORN Project

Andrew McWhirter '15
Advisor: Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Energy transfer interactions among rare earth ions in crystals and glasses

John Pikus '16
Advisor: Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Chelated rare earth compounds in porous materials: synthesis and optical characterization

Vineeth Rao '15
Advisor: Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Optical Behavior of Rare Earth Based Materials

Todd Roeder '16
Advisor: Peter Millet, the Litchfield Professor of Physics
Generating and observing ring vortices

Kevin Rovelli '15
Advisor: Professor of Physics Ann Silversmith
Chelated rare earth compounds in porous materials: synthesis and optical characterization

Michael Verostek '16
Advisor: Professor of Physics Seth Major
The Consistency of Modified Special Relativity

Eric Wistman '16
Advisor: Peter Millet, the Litchfield Professor of Physics
Impedance measurements of nonlinear acoustic oscillators

Emmerson Zhaime '17
Advisor: Professor of Physics Gordon Jones
Analysis Of Data From aCORN Experiment
 

Psychology

Rohan Arcot '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Defensive Self-Esteem and Memory for Self-Threatening Events

Nikole Bonacorsi '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee
Changes in and correlates of ADHD symptomatology in college student

Katherine Callahan '15
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Visual attention: Failures, dynamics and interaction with auditory attention

Joshua DeVinney '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee
Changes in and correlates of ADHD symptomatology in college student

Courtney Hobgood '15
Advisor: Associate Professor of Psychology Tara McKee
Changes in and correlates of ADHD symptomatology in college students

Alex Mitko '16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Visual attention: Failures, dynamics and interaction with auditory attention

Abigail Quirk '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Defensive Self-Esteem and Memory for Self-Threatening Events

Rebecca Rees '16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton
Defensive Self-Esteem and Memory for Self-Threatening Events

Christiana Westlin '15
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Visual Attention: Failures, dynamics and interaction with auditory attention
 

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