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Summer Research Grants

Past Proposals - 2012 Summer

Creative Expression for the Rural Indian Youth
Students: Nokukhanya Langa and Melissa Marazas
Mentor: Kristin Baxter

Constructivism Art Education in Practice:  Summer Art Camp for Children
Students: Colleen Hait and Nicole Clark
Mentor: Kristin Baxter

Anti-herbivore Defense in Two Non-Myrmecophytic Species of Cecropia in Tropical Forests of Ecuador 
Students: Katie Marakos and Elizabeth Sgambelluri
Mentor: John Bevington

Cantigas and Cancioneros: Preparing a Performer’s Guide to the Music of Medieval and Renaissance Spain
Student: Victoria Clark
Mentors: Hilde Binford and Larry Lipkis

Moravian Music: An 18th Century German Legacy
Student: Melissa Zirkel
Mentor: Hilde Binford

The Ethics of Abortion: Finding a Middle Ground (Kasey Smith)
Abortion is Morally Wrong: An Analysis of Rights and Personhood (Brian Welsko)

Students: Kasey Smith and Brian Welsko
Mentor: Bernie Cantens

Parental Influence on Language and Social-Emotional Development in Young Children with and without Hearing Loss
Student: Emily Baer
Mentor: Jean DesJardin

Disability Identity through Narrative Identity: Categorizing Person First Accounts of Disability as Psychological Stories
Student: Shane Burcaw
Mentor: Dana Dunn

Characterization of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacterial Virulence Protein Secretion
Students: Anna SantaMaria and Benjamin Heiserman
Mentor: Heather Felise

Graph Biranking
Student: Madison Zebrine
Mentor: Michael Fraboni

Determination of heavy metal uptake by plants in the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge remediation areas and analysis of the biochemical, ecological, and management consequences
Student: Marla Bianca
Mentor: Diane Husic

Snout and jaw mobility in sand boas: balancing conflicting functional constraints
Students: Victoria Womer and Amarnath Kandallu
Mentor: Fran Irish

Music and Semantic Memory in Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
Students: Mary Petrik and Haley Skymba
Mentor: Sarah Johnson

Mapping the bang-sensitive gene bas in Drosophila melanogaster
Student: Kyle Goodbred
Mentor: Chris Jones

Evaluating the Extent and Impact of Coliform Bacteria in the Little Lehigh Creek Watershed
Student: Brett Rentzheimer
Mentor: Frank Kuserk

Estimating the Compensation of Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision--FBS) Football Coaches
Student: Aaron Harris
Mentor: Eva Marikova Leeds

Exploring the Applicability of the Dip Probe for in situ Spectroscopy Experiments
Students: Sean Rossiter, Caroline Bartulovich and Gabrielle Sommer
Mentor: Carl Salter

Teacher Action Research: Contemporary Leaders in Practitioner Inquiry and Their Epistemological Belief Systems
Students: Valerie SanFilippo and Brianne Schoolcraft
Mentor: Joe Shosh

Narratives of Place & Belonging in the Digital Age
Student: Amanda Moreno Bonilla
Mentor: Erica Yozell