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DON’T JUST FLY. SOAR.

We don’t put our professors on pedestals, we put them with students. SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) provides stipends and support for students in any major who is engaged in scholarly research or creative activity with a faculty member. And since the idea of “scholarship” can take on a seemingly infinite number of forms, this faculty-student research pairing program is designed to be as inclusive as possible. Check out last summer’s SOAR projects, and click here to visit the official SOAR website to find out how researching alongside a faculty can help your education really take off.

2019 SOAR Students

Christine Wieder

CHRISTINE WIEDER ’20

Project Title: Communicating the Environment: Fact, Fiction, Poetics
Major: English
Project Advisor: Dr. Theresa Dougal

Setareh Alipour

SETAREH ALIPOUR ’20

Project Title: The effect of intensity of visual (dark & light) cues in Drosophila melanogaster larval learning memory
Major: Biology
Project Advisor: Dr. Jones

Erin Anagnost

ERIN ANAGNOST ’19

Project Title: Towards Project-Based Citizen Science: Environmental Education and Community Action at Lehigh Valley Summerbridge
Major: English Studies, Early Childhood Ed. Cert.
Project Advisor: Dr. Gleason

Matthew Anderson

MATTHEW ANDERSON ’21

Project Title: Interactions between juvenile blue crabs and Asian shore crabs
Major: Neuroscience
Project Advisor: Dr. Josh Lord

Alvaro Belmonte

ALVARO BELMONTE ’20

Project Title: K-Super Bondage Number on Graphs
Major: Math
Project Advisor: Dr. Nathan Shank

Alec Buttner

ALEC BUTTNER ’21

Project Title: Synthesis of Peptide-Based Quorum Sensing Modulators for S. pneumoniae
Major: Biochemistry
Project Advisor: Dr. Bertucci

Cole Carey

COLE CAREY ’19

Project Title: Crosslinking Dirhodium Complexes to Macromolecules to Increase their Uptake in Cancer Cells
Major: Chemistry
Project Advisor: Dr. Stephen Dunham

Carly Danoski

CARLY DANOSKI ’20

Project Title: Salamander Diversity and Ecology at the Deputy Field Center and along the Monocacy Creek
Major: Environmental Science
Project Advisor: Dr. Daniel Proud

Emilee Engler

EMILEE ENGLER ’21

Project Title: Synthesis of Peptide-Based Quorum Sensing Modulators for S. pneumoniae
Major: Chemistry
Project Advisor: Dr. Michael A. Bertucci

Bryan Kelly

BRYAN KELLY ’20

Project Title: Photometric Analysis of Variable Star Systems
Major: Physics / Mathematics & Computer Science
Project Advisor: Dr. Ruth Malenda

Megan Konrath

MEGAN KONRATH ’20

Project Title: Inter-strand Crosslinking of DNA by Novel Rhodium Complexes
Major: Biochemistry
Project Advisor: Dr. Shari Dunham

Katie Mayer

KATIE MAYER ’20

Project Title: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Social Hierarchies of Juvenile Lobsters
Major: Environmental Science
Project Advisor: Dr. Josh Lord

Kaitlyn Nemes

KAITLYN NEMES ’20

Project Title: Will an Antioxidant Decrease Bacterial Burden in an Infection Model?
Major: Biology / Pre-Medical
Project Advisor: Dr. Kara Mosovsky

Will Pelletiers

WILL PELLETIERS ’19

Project Title: Sustainability and Social Return on Investment of Medical Legal Partnerships
Major: Public Health
Project Advisor: Dr. James Teufel

Mary Sampson

MARY SAMPSON ’20

Project Title: Sexual Orientation and Change Blindness
Major: Psychology
Project Advisor: Dr. Johnson

Christopher Shosted

CHRISTOPHER SHOSTED ’20

Project Title: The Rhetorics of Healthcare on Reddit: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Right-Wing Communities
Major: English
Project Advisor: Dr. Crystal Fodrey

Gabrielle Stanley

GABRIELLE STANLEY ’21

Project Title: Understanding How Students’ Conceptions of Writing Change After the First Year of College
Major: English
Project Advisor: Meg Mikovits

Crystal Yautz

CRYSTAL YAUTZ ’20

Project Title: Sexual Orientation and Change Blindness
Major: Psychology
Project Advisor: Dr. Johnson

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