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2017 Projects

Raven -mccreeBiology

Demography and reproductive biology of turtles in the Nebraska SandhillsJohn Iverson with Anna Carlson ’19 and Julia Freeman ‘19

Evolving a virus capable of infecting a novel host  - Lindsey McGee with Megan Hedinger ‘19, Noah Kelner ‘18, Khoa Nguyen ‘20, Joel Pagan ‘18 and Claire Rickerman ‘19

Biomarkers of Aging: Insights from Midwestern Medicinal Plants- Courtney Scerbak with Minhwa Choi ‘19, Raven McCree ’20, Lobsang Palmo ‘20 and Evelyn Sanchez ’19 (McNair Scholar)

The identity and importance of feathers in Tree swallow nests- Wendy P. Tori with Evelyn Barragan, Lilly Hartman ‘20, Brenna Hellman ’19 and Caroline Wolfe-Merritt ‘20

Chemistry

Use of Hand-Held X-ray Fluorescence for Heavy Metal Analysis in Soil and Biological Materials - Corinne and Mike Deibel with Saujan Kafle ‘18 and John Sakaleros ‘20

Design, Synthesis, and Optimization of Phytosiderophores and Important Precursors  - Mark G. Stocksdale with Abhay Chaudhary ‘20 and Chu Ywe ‘19

Nano-fabrication methods for potential applications in biosensors - Tian Tian with Isabela Bicalho ‘18, Honglie Hu ‘18, Yejin Ki ’19 and Linh To Toan ‘18

Summer -projects -2017-aComputer Science

Detecting Analogy in Text - David Barbella with Noah Back ‘20, Vuong Khuat, Rei Rembeci ’19 and Maniz Shrestha ‘19

Energy-Efficient Load Balancing on Cluster Systems - Xunfei Jiang with Niraj Parajuli ‘18, Eli Ramthun ‘18, Eamon Roosa ’18 and Phuc Tran ‘18

Economics

Measuring and Evaluating Economic Impacts of Economic Development Initiatives - Jonathan Diskin with Ali Shahram Musavi ‘19, Anh Nguyen ’19 and Isit Pokharel ‘18

Geology

Landscape Paleoanthropology of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania – Cynthia Fadem with Anisha Dongol ‘18

Event stratigraphy and sediment dynamics of a coastal lagoon, Mbweni, Tanzania – Andy Moore with Melody Che ‘19 and Ai Lena Tomioka ‘19

Interdisciplinary

Multi-modal non-invasive remotely piloted aerial sensing of archeological, avain, and glacial research areas - Charlie Peck, Emi Smith, Gail Clark with Nic Arnold ‘17 and Eliana Bookbinder ‘18

Summer -projects -2017-cNeuroscience

Stress and Health in College Students- Beth Mechlin with Leslie Estrada ’19 (McNair Scholar), Naomi Ongjanco ’19 (NSF REU), Faridhe Puente (NSF REU from University of Texas – Austin ‘20), Yunjoo Shin ‘19, Mubtasim Talha ‘19 and Kayla Trevino ‘18

Decreased expression of voltage-gated sodium channels during spinal cord regeneration in lamprey -Bob Rosenberg with

Leonora Akporyoe ‘19, Olivia Galinzoga (NSF REU from University of the Incarnate Word ’19), Emma Hoffmann ’18 (NSF REU), Khyrul Khan ‘19 and Maren Schroeder ‘18

Molecular mechanisms in olfactory habituation memory - Michelle Tong with Abdul Awol ‘19 & Olivia Wallace ‘18

Project-based course development - Michelle Tong with Flannery Currin ‘19

Physics

Laser Microscopy: Coherent Diffractive Imaging­ - Ellen Keister with Aiden Newman ’19 and Alexander Owen ‘18

Computational Biophysics at Earlham - Michael Lerner with Vika Dua ‘20, Annika Hirmke ‘19, Ahmed Imamovic ‘20, Moataz Noureddine ‘19, Sunil Pun ’19 and Sirajus Salekin ‘18