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2015 SUMMER RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS


Africana Studies

Njideka Ofoleta ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Africana Studies Heather Merrill
Afro-Española: Women from Africa to Spain

 

Anthropology

Tanapat Treyanurak ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa
Teaching English as a Second Language to Utica Refugees

Amber Torres ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa
Selling the City: An Urban Analysis of Corporate Culture in Washington D.C.

 

Archaeology

Anna Arnn ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
A Study of the Faunal Assemblage of the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project

Lindsay Buff ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Geochemical source variation of fine grain volcanics in the Pacific Northwest

Emily Rubinstein ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale
Geochemical Characterization of Housepit Floor Sediments, Slocan, BC

 

Art

Lily Johnston ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Art Rebecca Murtaugh
The Exploration of Color: Theory and Intuition meets Pigment Acquisition and Experimentation in the Studio

 

Art History

Paula Ortiz ’18
Advisor: Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald
Textile Patterns and Social Structure: Recapturing the Artistic, Historic and Cultural Legacy of Otavalo

 

Asian Studies

Codi Reynolds ’17
Advisors: Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Kyoko Omori and Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Rabinowitz
Persona 4’s Treatment of Gender and Sexuality

 

Biology

Abbas Ahmed ’18
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
TbhR Regulation of Metabolism

Emma Anderson ’17
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
The Effects of Herbal Remedies on Smooth Muscle Contractions & the Effects of the Western Diet on Normal and Diabetic Mice

John Bianco ’17
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
TbhR Regulation of Metabolism

Thomas Blanchard ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Green Lake project

Jonah Boucher ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Recovery of sub-chemocline biofilm samples from meromictic Green Lake

Jennifer Crawford ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Green Lakes Project

Marian Eckermann ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Townsend
Crow Population Density

Eric Nieminen ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick
Green Lake water column analysis

Emily Foley ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Bioinformactics: Ich parasite

Blaire Frett ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Townsend
Urbanization of the American Crow

Marc Horschman ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Invasive Plant Ecology

Alex Jones ’16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Neuronal Regulation of Early Embryonic Metabolism

Bridget Lewis ’16
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
The Effects of Herbal Remedies on Smooth Muscle Contractions& the Effects of the Western Diet on Normal and Diabetic Mice

Samantha Mengual ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Black-legged ticks and honeysuckle: a population density analysis

Osaruese Odeh ’16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Vitamin C Regulation of Metabolism

Daniel O’Shea ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Invasive Plant Ecology

Alycia Racicot ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang
Phylogenomic analyses on Cryptocaryon

Kevin Roback ’17
Advisor: David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology
The Effects of Herbal Remedies on Smooth Muscle Contractions & the Effects of the Western Diet on Normal and Diabetic Mice

James Robbins ’16
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Examining the Efficacy of Community Water Fluoridation for Improved Public Health

Raymond Schulmeyer ’17
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
TbhR Regulation of Metabolism

Zoe Singer ’18
Advisor: Professor of Biology Herman Lehman
Neurotrasmitter in Metabolism of Maduca Sexta

Jessica Sofen ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Biology Andrea Townsend
Crow Urban Population

Zoe Tessler ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology William Pfitsch
Invasive Plants

 

Chemistry

Marta Antoniv ’17
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Daniel Griffith
Development of Cascade Reactions Inspired by the Daphnicyclidin Alkaloids

John Bennett ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Intramolecular cyclizations of alcohols with rhodium(II) azavinyl carbenoids generated in situ from N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazole intermediates

Alexandra Betrus ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Synthesis of izidine alkaloids via transannular hydroamination

Zachary Blumenkehl ’17
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis of Peptidomimetics Related to Alphafetoprotein

Brett Bracco ’17
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis of Bioactive Congeners of Cryptomaldamide

David Dacres ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Investigation of Oseltamivir association kinetics to viral neuraminidase.

Giovanny Dominguez ’18
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Preparation and Fluorescence Studies of Chelated Rare Earth Ions Incorporated into Silica Sol-Gel Glass

Austin Durham ’16
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Alpha-fetoprotein Project

Michael Dyer ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Transannular Hydroamination as a General Strategy for Izidine Synthesis

Jack Goodman ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Professor Majireck's Research

James Hamill ’17
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Preparation and Fluorescence Studies of Chelated Rare Earth Ions Incorporated into Silica Sol-Gel Glass

Kathleen Kelly ’17
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Preparation and Fluorescence Studies of Chelated Rare Earth Ions Incorporated into Silica Sol-Gel Glass

Priti Kharel ’18
Advisor: Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer
Fluorescence Studies of Rare Earth Ions in Nanomaterials

Erin Lewis ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Investigation of Oseltamivir association kinetics to viral neuraminidase

Catherine Lyndaker ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Development of BPS and PFOA detection methodology

Patrick Marris ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Investigating oseltamivir binding pathways to H274Y neuraminidase

Vi Pham ’18
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Daniel Griffith
Development of Cascade Reactions Inspired by the Daphnicyclidin Alkaloids

Travis Roeder ’18
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Daniel Griffith
Development of Cascade Reactions Inspired by the Daphnicyclidin Alkaloids

Binh Nguyen ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten
Determination of Piscidin-3's Binding Constant via Molecular Dynamics

Benjamin Schafer ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Synthesis of Substrates for Transannular Hydroamination

Jonathan Shapiro ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Investigating New Reactions of Alpha-iminorhodium carbenoids

Sharif Shrestha ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras
Teaching science funding in the classroom - development of a fundraising project for biomedical research

Justin Sonberg ’18
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis of Bioactive ConGEners of Cryptomaldamide

Abigail Tulchinsky ’18
Advisor: Robin Kinnel, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Synthesis of Bioactive Congeners of Cryptomaldamide

Leah Weaver ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe
Detection of Environmental Toxins in Consumer Products

Benjamin Wesley ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
A 5 step synthesis of Pyrrolizidines and Indolizidines

Chris Williams ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck
Investigation of New Synthetic Pathways to Cycloazaoctenes

 

Cinema and Media Studies

Brian Burns ’17
Advisor: Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald
The Camera is a Time Machine: The Manipulation of Temporality in Cinema

 

Classics

Rachel Beamish ’16
Advior: Professor of Classics and Africana Studies Shelley Haley
Adaptations of Classical Mythology in Contemporary Young Adult Literature

Grace Berg ’16
Advisor: Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics
Penelope and her Odyssey: A Reception Study

 

Computer Science

Eric Collins ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Developing a compiler for the CSPy programming language

Alex Dennis ’18
Advisor: Associate Professor of Computer Science Alistair Campbell
Developing a compiler for the CSPy programming language

Jason Fortunato ’17
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Wireless Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)

Katharine Fuzesi ’17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Python IDE

Russell Glick ’17
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Using Python/Machine Learning Coding to Measure Trust During Computer Interactions

Emmerson Zhaime ’17
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Wireless Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)

Ryan Koven ’16
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Wireless Measurement of Brain Activity

Linnea Sahlberg ’17
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Wireless Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)

Emily Sears ’17
Advisor: Professor of Computer Science Mark Bailey
Python IDE

Benjamin Sklar ’18
Advisor: Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Chair of Computer Science
Using Python/Machine Learning Coding to Measure Trust During Computer Interactions

 

Economics

Muhammad Najib ’18
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Onur Sapci
Impact of Current Energy Crises on Russia's Economy and Future Trends

 

Geosciences

Mary Margaret Allen ’17
Advisor: Todd Rayne, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies
Water quality

Julianna Horgan ’17
Advisor: Todd Rayne, the J. W. Johnson Family Professor of Environmental Studies
Determining the Source of Salt in Groundwater - Vernon Center, New York

Alec Melone ’16
Advisor: Professor of Geosciences David Bailey
Epidote geobarometry

Devin O’Sullivan ’17
Advisor: Professor of Geosciences David Bailey
Zircon Dating at Swans Island

Ousseynou Tall ’17
Advisor: Professor of Geosciences David Bailey
Zircon Geochronology of Swans Island

 

Government

Nejla Asimovic ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Government Gbemende Johnson
Sexual Violence against Women and Girls: A Weapon of War?

Leslie Campos ’17
Advisors: Assistant Professor of Government Heather Sullivan and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Joel Winkelman
Legitimacy, Domination, and State Violence

Katie Conroy ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Government Heather Sullivan
Helping or Hindering: The Role of the Liberal Justice Theory in the Success of Foreign-Run NGOs

Hady Hewidy ’17
Advisor: Edward S. Walker Jr., the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory
A Nation in Transition: Assessing Egyptian Civil Society’s Re-emergence in the New Millennium

Lindsay Heyer ’17
Advisors: Assistant Professor of Government Heather Sullivan and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Joel Winkelman
Legitimacy, Domination, and State Violence

Alexandru Hirsu ’17
Advisor: Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs
The impact of the European Union on corruption in Romania

Peter Jorgensen ’16
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Omobolaji Olarinmoye
Ebola in Liberia: Lessons for the Future of State-building in Post-conflict States

Sara Purinton ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo
The Sublime and Frontier Ideologies as Applied to the Tupper Lake Resort Debate

Cesar Renero ’17
Advisor: Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs
The U.S. Housing Industry and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the Future for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Daniel Reyes ’17
Advisors: Assistant Professor of Government Heather Sullivan and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Joel Winkelman
Legitimacy, Domination, and State Violence

Elijah Spang ’17
Advisor: Frank Anechiarico, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law
Education Devolution: The Effects of Pakistan’s 18th Amendment on Its Youth

Arthur Williams ’16
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Omobolaji Olarinmoye
An Emerging Cuban Market: Public Policy Analysis on the Feasibility of Microfinance in Cuba and its Potential Positive Impact on Cuban Entrepreneurship

 

Hispanic Studies

Elana Van Arnam ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Xavier Tubau
Juana the Mad: Queenship, Power, and Dynasty in Early Modern Spain

 

History

Mariel Radek ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi
Women in Spain: A Study of the Franco Regime's Gendered Policies

 

Japanese

Hung Hoang ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Kyoko Omori
Chasing After Mutants and Ghosts: Posthuman Socio-Sexual Politics in Cyberpunk Anime

 

Linguistics

Richard Wu ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of East Asian Language and Literatures (Japanese) Masaaki Kamiya
Feasibility of a Linguistics Approach to Encryption

 

Literature and Creative Writing

Adam Evertz ’17
Advisor: Peter Rabinowitz, the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis '38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of Comparative Literature
Failures of Language: Literature and the Indescribable

Mary Langworthy ’17
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Janelle Schwartz
Where Geology Meets Literature: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Science Writing

John Rufo ’16
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon
Hybrid Form, Hybrid Voices: A Creative Study of Contemporary Political Poetics

 

Music

Jake Blount ’17
Advisor: Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley
Fiddles of the North Country: Uncovering the Ithaca Sound

 

Neuroscience

Glen Donovan ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

Emma Feitelson ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

Hayley Goodrich ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Binocular Rivalry Study

Audrey Love ’17
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List
Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

Marina Palumbo ’17
Advisor: Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology
Calcium-binding protein expression after long-term potentiation in the rat brain

 

Philosophy

Swati Acharya ’16
Advisor: Todd Franklin, the Sidney Wertimer Professor of Philosophy for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring
The Involvement of College Students in Sociopolitical Movements

Emily Moschowits ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Philosophy Alexandra Plakias
Terroir and the Culture of Local, Sustainable Foodways

Marquis Palmer ’18
Advisor: Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy
An Anarchist Approach to the Black Lives Matter Movement

 

Physics

Steven Cunden ’18
Advisor: Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
Providing positional feedback to an OWI robotic arm using optical sensors

Olivia Gozdz ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Physics Kate Jones-Smith
 

Thomas Hoffman ’16
Advisor: Director of Laboratories/Head Technician, Adam Lark
Adding Discovery-Based Elements to Introductory Physics Labs

Leo Kell ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
The aCORN experiment

Ahtesham Ullah Khan ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
The aCORN experiment

Alexander Laing ’16
Advisor: Director of Laboratories/Head Technician, Adam Lark
Adding Discovery-Based Elements to Introductory Physics Labs

Isabella Schoning ’16
Advisor: Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
Updating the Ebert Spectroscope

Eli Ward ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett
The aCORN experiment

 

Psychology

Rohan Arcot ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam
Cognitive reappraisal and beliefs about the self

Corinne Smith ’17
Advisor: Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and Lecturer in Psychology David Walden
Sexual Assault in Our Community: A Custom Approach to Prevention and Awareness

Amelia Denney ’17
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Azriel Grysman
Gender and Autobiographical Memory

Sarah Dimakis ’17
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Azriel Grysman
Gender and Autobiographical Memory

Rachael Feuerstein ’16
Advisor: Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven
The Psychology of Evil and Perpetration: A Psychological Analysis of Why and How the Holocaust Happened

Sarah Goldman ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam
Cognitive reappraisal and beliefs about the self

Abigail Homer ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam
Cognitive reappraisal and beliefs about the self

Emily Hull ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam
Cognitive reappraisal and beliefs about the self

Benjamin Mittman ’18
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam
Changing the Self-Belief: Implications for Mental Health

Nathaniel Somes ’16
Advisor: Assistant Professor of Psychology Ravi Thiruchselvam
Cognitive reappraisal and beliefs about the self

 

Religious Studies

Emma Reynolds ’17
Advisors: Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate and College Chaplain Jeff McArn
Rooted in the Ground: A Geographical and Historical Study of the Female Consciousness in Meditation

 

Theatre

Kelsey Crane ’17
Advisor: Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell
The Art of the Monologue

Asad Javed ’16
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland
Unholy Vanities and Holy Prose: A Reimagination of Molière's Tartuffe through Costume Design

Jessye McGarry ’16
Advisor: Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell
Between the Commercials: An Analysis of the Influence of Current Events on the American Sitcom

 

Women’s Studies

Polly Bruce ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivyan Adair
Feminism and Sexual Assault on our College Campuses: A Critical Analysis of Comparative Policies

Sophie Gaulkin ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivyan Adair
The Adjudication of Sexual Assault on our College Campuses: A Critical Analysis of Comparative Policies

Elizabeth Lvov ’17
Advisor: Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Joyce Barry
The Embodiment of Music: A Creative Exploration of the Female Identity Through Dance and Stories

Taryn Ruf ’17
Advisor: Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivyan Adair
Feminism and Sexual Assault on our College Campuses: A Critical Analysis of Comparative Policies

H. Reece Thompson ’18
Advisor: Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivyan Adair
Sex Trafficking and Commodification of the Female Body

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