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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.

2017 SOAR Students

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KYLE FROEHLICH ‘19 AND DANIEL GERRITY '19

Project Title: Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Study the Exchange of Nutrients between Myrmecophytes and their Mutualistic Ants in an Amazon Rain Forest
Major/Minor: Environmental Science
Project Mentor: Dr. John Bevington 

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MOLLY LOKITIS '18 AND ERIKA SALUS '18

Project Title: Moravian College presents: Exploring Peace
Major/Minor: Political Science, Sociology Law and Society  
Project Mentor: Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug 

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JONATHAN NADRAWS '17

Project Title: Optimizing cyclization of LamD derivatives in preparation for bioassays of Lactobacillus plant arum
Major/Minor: Chemistry  
Project Mentor: Dr. Michael Bertucci

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MICHAEL BASSIL '19

Project Title: Realism, Anti-Realism, and the Representation Problem
Major/Minor: Biology major, Ethics minor
Project Mentor: Dr. Arash Naraghi

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CATALINA PEREZ '18

Project Title: The Effects of Dams on River Water Quality
Major/Minor: Biology   
Project Mentor: Dr. Frank Kuserk

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LAUREN CARONIA ‘20

Project Title: Synthesis, Characterization, and DNA Binding of a Novel Rhodium Complex
Major/Minor: Neuroscience & Graphic Design Majors
Project Mentor: Dr. Stephen Dunham

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MARIA MANZ '18

Project Title: Painted Turtle Inter-pond Movement, and Nest Disturbances
Major/Minor: Environmental Science
Project Mentor: Dr. Frank Kuserk

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LEANNA MARIE ALTENBURG ‘18

Project Title: Transient DNA Transformation of Drosophila melanogaster Embryos Through Electroporation
Major/Minor: Biochemistry
Project Mentor: Dr. Christopher Jones

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JESSICA HERGENROTHER '18

Project Title: Multisensory Phonics Intervention for Students At-Risk for Reading Development
Major/Minor: Sociology with certification in early childhood education (PreK-4th grade)
Project Mentor:  Dr. Jean DesJardin

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BETTYJO LABARE ’20

Project Title: Tourism and Poverty: The Effects of Rural Tourism on Homeless and Impoverished Communities on The Oregon Coast
Major/Minor: Major; Sociology, Minor; Mathematics
Project Mentor: Dr. Akbar Keshodkar

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MAKKAH DAVIS ‘18

Project Title: Analyzing Partisan Combinatorial Games
Major/Minor: Mathematics and Secondary Education
Project Mentor: Dr. Nate Shank

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JOSEPH HALL ‘19

Project Title: Choral Village
Major/Minor: Music Education
Project Mentor: Dr. Joy Hirokawa

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BRIELLE POPOLLA '19

Project Title: History of the Deputy Center
Major/Minor: History (major) and Museum Studies (minor)
Project Mentor: Dr. Bardsley and Dr. Paxton

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BETH DAVIES AND AARON HUDSON ‘18

Project Title: Assessing and intervening in health-harming legal needs in the Lehigh Valley
Major/Minor: Health Science on the OT track/ Public Health
Project Mentor: Dr. James Teufel 

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