Office of Undergraduate Research Undergraduate research will set you apart.

Past fellows

 
2020-2021

College of Agriculture

 

Andrew Bradford

Ellie Amerson Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Assessing the use of biometric ear tags as herd health monitoring devices in swine.

Mentor: Terry Brandebourg

Andrew Bradford

Daniel Carter Crop, Soils, and Environmental Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Exploring relationships between diet and other risk factors for colon cancer with novel circulating biomarkers in humans

Mentor: Drew Frugé

Andrew Bradford

Emily Ennis Poultry Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Will replacement of reproductive hormone genes with the alligator cathelicidin gene result in disease resistant, sterile catfish exhibiting normal growth? 

Mentor: Rex Dunham

Andrew Bradford

Rachel Hollingsworth Animal Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Investigating the role that inflammation plays in unexplained heifer infertility

Mentor: Paul Dyce

Andrew Bradford

Megan Justice Wildlife Enterprise Management

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Genetic and phenotypic characterization of a cryptic Largemouth Bass form

Mentor: Eric Peatman

Andrew Bradford

Rachel Osbourne Poultry Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Analyzing samples of raw poultry processing plant wastewater to determine the chemical makeup and microbial load present before treatment

Mentor: Dianna Bourassa

Andrew Bradford

Roshell Rosales Aguilar Agricultural Business and Economics

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Understanding the causes and exploring remedies for food waste and food loss

Mentor: Ruiqing Miao

Andrew Bradford

Elijah Carroll Organismal Biology-Conservation

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Potential hazard to beneficial insects from imidacloprid exposure in the honeydew of crape myrtle bark scale Eriococcus lagerstroemiae (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae)

Mentor: David Held

Andrew Bradford

Madison Dees Poultry Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Do cyanobacterial toxins bioaccumulate in aquaculture-produced fish? 

Mentor: Alan Wilson

Andrew Bradford

Ivy Graves Animal Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Discovery and curation of communication modalities surrounding animal welfare practices  

Mentor: Donald Mulvaney

Andrew Bradford

Seth Ingram Agricultural Business and Economics

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Impact of the China-US trade war on the Alabama soybean industry

Mentor: Ruiqing Miao

Andrew Bradford

Parker King Horticulture: Nursery and Greenhouse Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Exploring the role of type VI secretion system of pathogen in mediating interactions with the plant cell

Mentor: Neha Potnis

Andrew Bradford

Mackenzie Pennington Environmental Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effects of sodium bicarbonate on water alkalinity in a hydroponic system  

Mentor: Daniel Wells


Harbert College of Business

Carley Robinson Management and Finance

Sponsor(s): Harbert College of Business

Project Title: The effects of abusive supervision on insubordination

Mentor: Jeremy Mackey


College of Education

Molly Cassidy Kinesiology

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Electromyographic analysis of shoulder rotation strength testing positions 

Mentor: Gretchen Oliver

Daisy Hansana Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Investigating preparatory movement about the ankle 

Mentor: Wendi Weimar

Derrick Stephen Kinesiology

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: SuperHERoes of today: A biomechanical analysis of the anatomical adaptations during pregnancy

Mentor: Christopher Wilburn

Abigail Cramer Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The effects of previously playing an overhead throwing sport in shoulder range of motion, strength, and humeral retroversion

Mentor: Gretchen Oliver

Alice Northcutt Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The efficacy of adaptive aerobic exercise on sleep in adults with disabilities

Mentor: Melissa Pangelinan


Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Peter Abraham Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: RNA-sequencing analysis to identify links between the consensus molecular subtypes of colorectal cancer and obesity

Mentor: Elizabeth Lipke

Mary Baird Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Polyether-based ion exchange membranes for heavy metal harvesting 

Mentor: Bryan Beckingham

Megan Davies Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Engineered cancer tissues for application in disease modeling and personalized drug testing

Mentor: Elizabeth Lipke

Calvin Dulaney Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: 3D Printer accessory that prints two polymers while being able to manipulate their concentration 

Mentor: Edward Davis

Sierra Eady Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: A physics-based gasoline particulate filter temperature model for feedback oriented vehicle applications 

Mentor: Mark Hoffman

Audrey Hall Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Investigation of the antibacterial activity against foodborne pathogens and chemical composition of extracts and partitions of Psidium guajava

Mentor: Angela Calderon

Grace Hester Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Engineered 3D in vitro colorectal cancer models to investigate the link between obesity and cancer 

Mentor: Elizabeth Lipke

Yevhenii "Jack" Kovryzhenko Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: System developing, path planningand trajectory optimization for autonomous areal vehicles 

Mentor: Ehsan Taheri

Andrew McGehee Software Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Computational modeling of protein 3D structures with optimization and machine learning 

Mentor: Debswapna Bhattacharya

Javier Nishikawa Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Polymer-coated sugar nanoparticles for encapsulation of biomolecules

Mentor: Allan David

William Rud Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Identifying laboratory light conditions that are viable for use in an algae turf scrubber raceway with filamentous algae 

Mentor: David Blersch

Shelby Wales Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Fabrication of reactive rocks with 3D printing

Mentor: Lauren Beckingham

Peden Arnold Bio-Process Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Biofuels value of biomass of algal turf scrubber treating aquaponics wastewater 

Mentor: David Blersch

Brett Cranston Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Inertial measurement and surface electromyography in advanced arm prosthetics

Mentor: Chad Rose

Matthew Do Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Developing machine learning models to predict protein solubility through frequency of amino acids

Mentor: Chris Kieslich

Evan Ellison Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Development of MATLAB algorithms for determination and analysis of kinematic data from a split-belt treadmill 

Mentor: Jaime Roper

Grace Gray Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Human impact study, testing the efficacy of customized 3D printed guards 

Mentor: Michael Zabala

Theresa Hardin Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Developing a tension driven telescoping arm

Mentor: Michael Zabala

Jett Kik Industrial and Systems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Engineering controls for hazardous noise: Researching and aggregating effective noise abatement solutions and creating media to disseminate the results of said research. 

Mentor: Richard Sesek

Jin Kwon Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Additive manufacturing of batteries using MXene-based inks 

Mentor: Majid Beidaghi

Elizabeth Melby Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Neutral lipid accumulation in algae induced by oxidative stress due to poultry wastewater antimicrobials 

Mentor: Brendan Higgins

Ernest "Steven" Porterfield Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Optimization of biodegradable resins for additive manufacturing

Mentor: Edward Davis

Mollie Sabo Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Pore network modelling of reactive permeability evolution

Mentor: Lauren Beckingham

Duncan Wisniewski Wireless Engineering/Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Virtual muscle movement through EEG for motor learning 

Mentor: Mark Adams


School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Jamie Andersen Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Determining the spatial and temporal patterns of fiddler crab use of tidal freshwater forested wetlands along two rivers of the Apalachicola River.

Mentor: Christopher Anderson

Sarah Cain Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Analyzing the accuracy of pellet count surveys to estimate density of White-tailed Deer (odocoileus virginianus)

Mentor: Stephen Ditchkoff

Philip McMichael Substainable Biomaterials and Packaging

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Bio-based coagulation and flocculation systems to treat contaminants in concrete washwater

Mentor:Maria Soledad Peresin

Virginia Betbeze Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: The effect that culling of invasive species has on native bird populations in Kauai, Hawaii

Mentor: Christopher Lepczyk

Allison Foster Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Assessing the economic cost of managing invasive species across the United States 

Mentor: Christopher Lepczyk


College of Human Sciences

Erin Casolaro Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies/Accounting

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Financial implications of personal gardening among elderly in rural Alabama  

Mentor: Alicia Powers

Molly Grubb Global Studies

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Measuring the impact of humanitarian aid

Mentor: Alicia Powers

Megan Schaberg Nutrititon Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Determining the effects of health beliefs on dietary intervention adherence and change in inflammatory biomarkers

Mentor: Drew Frugé

Anna Fouty Nutrition Science and Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Telomere length and childhood obesity  

Mentor: Geetha Thangiah

Tucker Kilgo Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Basic needs coalition food security prevalence study 

Mentor: Onikia Brown

Kristyn Waldron Human Development and Family Studies

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Community-based youth programs: Examining utilization and perceived benefits to military families

Mentor: Mallory Lucier-Greer


College of Liberal Arts

Avery Agostinelli Art History and Political Science

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Perpetual patriotism and polarizing politics: The multifaceted implications of Childe Hassam’s Avenue in The Rain

Mentor: Emily Burns

Hannah Evans Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Sexual development of adolescents adjudicated for illegal sexual behavior and adolescents adjudicated for general delinquent behavior

Mentor: Kelli Thompson

Nathan Holden English/Applied Math

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Employing Christianity: The role of religion in nineteenth-century American literature

Mentor: James Ryan

Megan Ondrizek Communication Disorders

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Allostasis and homeostasis in the NICU infant: Implications for use of NMES for habilitation of swallowing function

Mentor: Mary Sandage

Allyson Pullen Neuroscience

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Social media use, health, and risk behavior among young women

Mentor: Sara Blaine

Jessica Sullivan History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Wray v. Wray: Public perceptions of women's health in the antebellum courtroom

Mentor: Kelly Kennington

Brannon Anthony Political Science

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Human trafficking for the purpose of forced marriage in The Peoples Republic of China 

Mentor: Michael Brown

Samantha Guajardo Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The effects of pre-adjudicatory factors on therapeutic alliance and the existence of racial disparities within adolescents who have been adjudicated for sexual offending behaviors 

Mentor: Kelli Thompson

Carleigh Morrow Neuroscience

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Developmental olanzapine exposure on impulsive choice and behavioral flexibility 

Mentor: Christopher Newland

Cassidy Powell Psychology and Music Performance

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: How neurosyphilis affected four 19th century musical composers and their works 

Mentor: Michael Pendowski

Kylie Seaton Psychology and Sociology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The influence on children’s ADHD symptoms by the interplay of various parenting behaviors and rates of child physical activity 

Mentor: Joshua Novak


School of Nursing

Emily Clair Herring Nursing

Sponsor(s): School of Nursing

Project Title: Examination of barriers to health and chronic disease management in a rural population

Mentor: Linda Gibson-Young

Jada Norford Nursing and Philosophy

Sponsor(s): School of Nursing

Project Title: Implications of interprofessional collaboration:Increasing potential for care efficacy among nursing and social work students 

Mentor: Sarah Watts

Rebecca McDuffie Nursing

Sponsor(s): School of Nursing

Project Title: Correlation between number of activitiesprovided in nursing homes and the quality of life of the individuals living there

Mentor: Kathy Jo Ellison

Caroline Richey Nursing

Sponsor(s): School of Nursing

Project Title: Doggone diabetes: Healthy human, healthy dog, healthy nursing student volunteer  

Mentor: Morgan Yordy


College of Sciences and Mathematics

Davis Arthur Physics

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Development of a multi-particle spectrometer

Mentor: Guillaume Laurent

Kerstin Glaser Geology/Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Analysis of pesticide contamination among oyster farms in Mobile Bay

Mentor: Ann Ojeda

Nathan Holden Applied Math; English

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Mathematically helping solar cells absorb more light 

Mentor: Junshan Lin

Erin LaGrone Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Female dominance hierarchies of wild-derived mice (Mus musculus) 

Mentor: Wendy Hood

Sarah Nix Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: The influence of sleep on blood vessel function in younger to middle-aged adults 

Mentor: Austin Robinson

Ryleigh Randall Laboratory Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Establishing an accurate water-corrected plasma:erythrocyte ratio for glucose, lactate, and pyruvate in human, pig, and chicken erythrocytes

Mentor: Andreas Kavazes

Joshua Semmes Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Morphological characteristics of ant communities among habitats of Alabama 

Mentor: Bill Wills

Jake Tatum Microbiology

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Generating a reliable method to quantitively measure and differentiate lytic and latent replication of the KSHV virus in different cell lines and stages of the virus’s life cycle

Mentor: Joanna Sztuba-Solinska

Anna Wilson Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Changes in vascular collagen density and cerebral blood flow in cats with a phosphoprotein enriched in astrocytes 15 kDa (PEA15) loss-of function mutation

Mentor: Emily Graff

Dorelle Fawwal Microbiology

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Bioactivity ccreening of novel streptomyces species 

Mentor: Mark Liles

Hayleigh Hallam Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Factors associated with preventive cancer screening among diabetic patients as compared to their non-diabetic counterparts 

Mentor: Chiahung "Edward" Chou

Madelyn James Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: New method for preparation of gold-on-glass electrodes that enables reusable DNA-based electrochemical biosensors  

Mentor: Christopher Easley

Regan Moss Microbiology/Neuroscience

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Heterogenentiy in trauma exposure and biopsychosocial health profiles of male sex trafficking survivors

Mentor: Lauren Rulhmann

Emma Parmer Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Quantifying emerging contaminants in Parkerson Mill Creek

Mentor: Ann Ojeda

Abbriana Robert Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Important features of Walking Adaptation: A look at the nervous systems ability to regulate and maintain Sensory input during split-belt walking 

Mentor: Jaimie Roper

Haley Stephens Microbiology

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Developing a printable paper-based test fordetection of malaria parasites in mosquitoes for global use in malaria control programs

Mentor: Sarah Zohdy

Avery Von Eiff Marine Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Effects of climate change on coral reefs: Factors affecting recovery from thermal stress in Florida false corals  Ricordea Florida 

Mentor: Marie Strader

2019-2020

College of Agriculture

 

Andrew Bradford

Andrew Bradford Fisheries

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Quantifying the Effects of Different Environmental Conditions on Sperm Form and Function for Aquatic Species of Importance in Alabama

Mentor: Ian Butts

Madison Golke

Meagan Reeves Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Mitochondrial-Nuclear Interaction Between Breeds of Lean and Obese Pigs

Mentor: Terry Brandebourg

Lauren Shortnacy

Lauren Shortnacy Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effect of the Wooden Breast Myopathy on Broiler Chicken Collagen and Myogenic Regulatory Factor Protein Expression 

Mentor: Jessica Starkey

Brooke Johnson

Brooke Johnson Environmental Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Inventory and Characterization of Gulf Coast Salt Marsh Soil Resources

Mentor: Joey Shaw

Madison Golke

Ian Schlosser Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Reclaiming AU Campus Sewage Through an Integrated Wastewater Treatment Process 

Mentor: Yi Wang

Evan Webster

Evan Webster Fisheries

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Assessment of Vendor Preferences and Perceived Quality in the Half-shell Oyster Market 

Mentor: William Walton


College of Architecture Design and Construction

Dongnyeok Han Building Science

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

Project Title: Strategies and Lessons Learned for Creating Virtual Reality Immersive Games for Construction Safety Training

Mentor: Salman Azhar

 

College of Education

Katherine Corona

Katie Corona Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  An uphill battle: understanding gait alterations in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Mentor: Jaimie Roper

Robert McLaughlin Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  Development of a More Convenient and Affordable Method of Measuring the Arch Height Index

Mentor: Christopher Wilburn

Kathryn Riis Exercise Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Get a Grip: Investigation of Non-Slip Socks on Locomotive Parameters in High-Risk Population for Falls

Mentor: Christopher Willburn

Carley Wilson Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  Changes in Sleep Efficiency in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder during an Adapted Tennis Intervention

Mentor: Melissa Pangelinan

Caroline Kirkham Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Influence of Lower Extremity in Softball Pitching

Mentor: Gretchen Oliver

Ryleigh Randall Laboratory Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The Impact of Lactation on Autophagy and Mitochondrial fission and fusion in the Liver and Skeletal Muscle

Mentor: Andreas Kavazis

Alanis Smith Integrative Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Inhibitory Control in Musicians vs. Non-musicians

Mentor: Kristina Neely


Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Ryan Anthony Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Optimization Study of the Synthesis Process for the Mo²C MXene

Mentor: Majid Beidaghi

Noah Blackwood Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Exploring Superparamagnetic Iron-Oxide Nanoparticles as Alternative MRI-T1 Contrast Agents

Mentor: Allan David

Michaela Bush Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Developing MATLAB Code for Analysis of Heterogeneous Engineered Cardiac Tissue during Contraction

Mentor: Elizabeth Ann Lipke

Watson Copeland Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Acoustics of a Carbon Fiber Guitar

Mentor: Edmon Perkins

Lily Gong Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Click Chemistry Towards Allyl-polymer MRI contrast agents: solubility, kinetics, and magnetic responses

Mentor: Bryan Beckingham

Tina Huang Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Improving Polymer-Modified Asphalt by Changing the Characteristics of Block Copolymers Using Click Chemistry

Mentor: Bryan Beckingham

Seth Johnston Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Studying the Relevance of Stomatal Characteristics on Drought Tolerance in Peanut

Mentor: Alvaro Sanz Saez

Christy Manning Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  The Effects of Impregnation on Catalyst Pellets

Mentor: Marta Miletic

Andrew Moore Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: In Vitro 3D Colorectal Cancer Model Using PEG-fibrinogen Hydrogels

Mentor: Elizabeth Ann Lipke

Hayden Patteson Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Temperature Control/Sensor for In-situ Sea Turtle Nests

Mentor: Edmon Perkins

Elizabeth Prior Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Effectiveness of Measuring the Turbidity of Waterways with Multispectral Imaging Obtained by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Mentor: Frances O’Donnell

Jonathan Schuler Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Engineering Lignin Transformation Mechanisms to Create Value-added Products using Atomistic Modeling

Mentor: Andrew Adamczyk

Philip Snitzer Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: How Waste Heat from a Process Can Be Repurposed and/or Stored to Make Other Areas of the Process More Efficient and Reduce Waste Heat Being Released to the Atmosphere

Mentor: Jay Khondadadi

Jacob Stotser Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Development of MATLAB Trip/Slip Algorithms to Investigate the Effectiveness of Treadmill-based Perturbation Training

Mentor: Jaimie Roper

Christopher Weathers Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: MRI-Based Quantification of Tibiofemoral Alignment of Female Athletes

Mentor: Michael Zabala

Cameron Baker Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Analysis of Airborne Soldier Load Carriage Gait

Mentor: Michael Zabala

Justin Box Bioprocess Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Analyzing the Effect of Antimicrobial Processing Aids in Poultry Processing Wastewater and Investigating the Use of Eukaryotic Algae in Collaboration with Bacteria to Treat Poultry Processing Waste Water

Mentor: Brendan Higgins

David Carpenter Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Analyzing the Frequencies that Influence Soft Tissue Artifact

Mentor: Michael Zabala

Max Garton Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Damping Effects of a Particle Damper on a Torsional Pendulum

Mentor: Edmon Perkins

Levi Gosdin Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Quantifying the Unsteady Aerodynamics of Raptors

Mentor: Vrishank Raghav

Sierra Jacobs Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Do Biomechanical Measures Change During a Drop-jump Landing with a Cognitive Task?

Mentor: Jaimie Roper

Tarun Kore Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Expiratory Flows in the Human Trachea

Mentor: Vrishank Raghav

Catherine McConatha Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Corrosion of Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel Bio-implants in Simulated Human Body Fluid

Mentor: Xiaoyuan Lou

Zane Oligee Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Chemical Abrasive Flow Polishing of Micro-Channels for use in Additively Manufactured Inconel 718 Heat Exchangers

Mentor: Scott Thompson

Johann Phan Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Effects of Arm’s Length on Batted Ball Speed and Distance

Mentor: Gretchen Oliver

Aura Reyna Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Shape Memory Polymer Programming Techniques

Mentor: Russel Mailen

Anna Catherine Smith Industrial Systems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Utilizing the Tools of Visual Media to Aid STEM Practitioners in Reporting their Findings Simply and Effectively

Mentor: Edmon Perkins

Helen Steeve Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Optimizing Stereolithography 3D Printing for use with Biodegradable Resins

Mentor: Edward Davis

Zachary Wadzinski Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: A Method of Containing Near-Source Undegraded Floating Plastic

Mentor: Mark Dougherty

Madison Wichmann Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Assessment of Stream Bank Stability vs. Time and of the Relationship Between Plant Roots and Soil Aggregation

Mentor: Thorsten Knappenberger


School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Eian Davis Geospatial and Environmental Informatics

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Streamflow Trend Analysis in the State of Georgia to Determine Changes in Water Availability

Mentor: Sanjiv Kumar

Abby Hagelskamp Wildlife Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Creating a Social Survey to Analyze Differential Veterinary Care Cost for Indoor Versus Outdoor House Cat (Felis Catus) in the South Eastern Region

Mentor: Christopher Lepczyk

Abigail Morgan Wildlife Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Cat and Island Ecosystems: Zoonotic Pathogens in Feral Cats in Hawaii, Madagascar, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Mentor: Sarah Zohdy

Allison Gary Wildlife Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Creating a Social Survey to Analyze Differential Veterinary Care Cost for Indoor Versus Outdoor House Cat (Felis Catus) in the South Eastern Region

Mentor: Christopher Lepczyk

Jace McCauley Forestry

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: How Change in Temperature Patterns Affect Pine Sawflies in the South Eastern United States 

Mentor: Lori Eckhardt

Gabrielle Ripa Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: The Effect of Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense), an Invasive Shrub, On Herpetofaunal Communities

Mentor: Christopher Anderson


College of Human Sciences

Beatriz Carmona Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: The Effects of Obesity and Metabolic Dysfunction on the Rhythmicity of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

Mentor: Michael Greene

Aaron Riviere Nutrition: Dietetics

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Zonulin levels decline in serum and fecal samples after the addition of green leafy vegetables to a high red meat diet in obese individuals with high risk for colorectal cancer.

Mentor: Andrew Frugé

Anna Fouty Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Salivary Amylase Gene Copy Number and Childhood Obesity

Mentor: Geetha Thangiah


College of Liberal Arts

Abigail Bennett Communication Disorders

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Using an Interactive Phonetics Learning Management System and User-Centered Design to Inform Phonetics Education Methods

Mentor: Marisha Speights

Jorge Castro Lebron Neuroscience/ Musical Performance-Voice

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Allophone and Syllable Stress Perception in Spanish as a Second Language

Mentor: Gilda Socarras

Kaitlyn Connor Neuroscience 

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Psychophysiological Correlates of Pain in Cannabis Users and Non-Users

Mentor: Jennifer Robinson

Lily Fess Art History 

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Repatriation of Art Objects Taken from the Kingdom of Benin During Late Nineteenth-Century British Colonialism

Mentor: Emily Burns

Elizabeth Murphy Communication Disorders

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Auditory Brainstem Responses to Altered Orchestral Music

Mentor: Sridhar Krishnamurti

Adam Sienkiewicz Health Services Administration

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Asking the Right Questions: The Demanding Task of Developing an Interactive Survey Instrument for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients

Mentor: Haneen Ali

William West History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Auburn

Mentor: Kelly Kennington

Brianna Burks Communication Disorders

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Event Boundary Effects on Speech in Physical and Virtual Reality Environments

Mentor: Dallin Bailey

Natalie Conboy Psychology/ Biomedical Sciences 

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Development of a Comprehensive Measure for the Cognitive Attentional Syndrome

Mentor: Joseph Bardeen

Sarah Etherton Neuroscience 

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Finding the Neurofunctional Topography of the Human Hippocampus using fMRI

Mentor: Jennifer Robinson

Taylor Mitchell Psychology 

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Anxiety Levels in Adolescents Adjudicated for Illegal Sexual Behavior

Mentor: Kelli Thompson

Leslie Schuneman Art History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Ideas of Materiality and Unfinished Quality: A Closer Look at Auguste Rodin’s Sculptures

Mentor: Emily Burns

Mary Grace Vinson English Literature

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Plas Newydd: Mapping the Networks of the Ladies of Llangollen

Mentor: Emily Clair Friedman

Victoria Zona Neuroscience

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Determining How Images of Different Exercise Contexts are Spontaneously Registered in the Brains of Non-exercisers Via Electroencephalography (EEG)

Mentor: Matthew Miller


Harrison School of Pharmacy

Alison Beverly Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Cytokine Recepto CXCR3 Blockade Enhances Hyperexcitability and Synaptic Transmission Changes That Occur Following a Peripheral Viral Infection

Mentor: Miranda Reed

Marissa Dogan Biomedical Sciences 

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Investigating the Role of the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex in Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Miranda Reed

Shivani Rangari Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Medicine 

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Formulation of Acyclovir and Lidocaine Topical Gels for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

Mentor: Jayachandra Ramapuram

Kavon Diggs Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Pharmacy

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Factors Influencing Medicare Beneficiary’s Decisions Regarding Medicare Plan Selection

Mentor: Salisa Westrick

Connor Jones Chemical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Tofacitinib Analogs as Agents for MPO Inhibition

Mentor: Forrest Smith


College of Sciences and Mathematics

Angela Burns Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Evaluation of the Influence of Work and Heat Exposure on Physiological Measures in Firefighters

Mentor: JoEllen Sefton

Andrew Caskey Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: A New Synthetic Approach to the Paracyclophane Core of the Anti-cancer Alkaloid Hauamine A

Mentor: Bradley Memer

Sarah Beth Dolinger Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Physical Therapy

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Studying the Effects of a Wellness Fair Program on High School Students’ Mental and Physical Health

Mentor: Melissa Pangelinan

Noah Gibson Chemistry 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Synthetic Exploration of Metal Catalyzed Cu²O Formation Using a Hot Injection Methodology

Mentor: Kristina Neely

Leann Kopp Mathematics 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Improving 3D Reconstruction Algorithms Using Computational and Numerical Algebraic Geometry

Mentor: Luke Oeding

Kyle Oswalt Integrative Biology 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Investigating Ganglia Importance in Discontinuous Gas Flow Patterns of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina Partentosa).

Mentor: Arthur Appel

Jacob Sinopoli Biochemistry 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Design and Optimization of Microfluidic Droplet Traps Using High Resolution, 3D-printed Templates

Mentor: Christopher Easley

Brady Unzicker Physics 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Exact Characterization of Attosecond Pulses Using Atomic Hydrogen Wavefunctions

Mentor: Guillaume Laurent

Natalie Williams Microbiology 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Antibacterial Properties of Europa Lander Solid Rocket Motor Adhesive, EA9394, Against Sporulating Gram-positive Bacteria

Mentor: Mark Liles

Abigail Campbell Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Evaluation of the Effects of Work and Heat Exposure on Cognitive Function in Firefighters

Mentor: JoEllen Sefton

Brett Clark Physics and Mathematics

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Effectiveness of Identifying Liquefaction Deposits from Large-Scale Earthquakes using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Mentor: Lorraine Wolf

Michael Erwin Biomedical Sciences 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Can Inhibitory Control be Trained?

Mentor: Kristina Neely

John Grundhoefer Biochemistry 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: The Investigation of Emissive Properties of Imine and Hydroxyl-Coordinated Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes

Mentor: Anne Elizabeth Gordon

Regan Moss Microbiology/Pre-Medicine/Neuroscience 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Heterogeneity in Trauma Exposure and Biopsychosocial Health of Male Sex Trafficking Survivors

Mentor: Lauren Ruhlmann

Holden Paz Biomedical Sciences 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: The Role of p62 Ubiquitination in Viral Infection 

Mentor: Jason Upton

Xavier Streety Biochemistry 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Investigating Late-stage Polypeptide Diversification Via Formation of Twisted Amides

Mentor: Monika Raj

Ansley Welham Organismal Biology 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Isolation and Cultivation of Human and Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Bacteria from the Snouts of Locally Sources Sus Scrofa in South Alabama

Mentor: Lori Eckhardt


Nursing

Trae Anderson Nursing

Sponsor(s): College of Nursing

Project Title: Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations Into Health Outcomes Research: Review of the Literature and Strategies for Recruitment

Mentor: Caralise Hunt

2018-2019

College of Agriculture


Madison Golke

Elizabeth Brown Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title:  Calving season and rumen-protected methionine on epigenetic control of beef production

Mentor: Dr. Sonia Mosia

mary jo toohey

Olivia Reid Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title:  NICD over-expression in the Notch signaling pathway affects the organization of the adrenal gland

Mentor: Dr. Jeff Huang

sara gorman

Anna Gierow Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Comparative Transcriptomics Between Porcine and Cattle Oocytes.

Mentor: Dr. Fernando Biase

judson powell

Andrew Keel Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title:  Effect of dietary protein source and litter condition on broiler chicken growth performance and interstinal stem cell activity

Mentor: Dr. Jessica Starkey

College of Architecture Design and Construction


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Kara Boyer Building Science

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture Design and Construction

Project Title:  Creating a tiny home building code to positively effect long-term sustainability

Mentor: Dr. April Simons

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Kyra Stark Architecture

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture Design and Construction

Project Title:  Incorporating passive design into the beginning design process

Mentor: Dr. Justin Miller

College of Education


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Abigail Brittain Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  Sport specialization and teaching patterns in youth athletes

Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Oliver

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Arlene Maheu Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  The cognitive effects of 'green exercise' on adolescents diagnosed with ADHD

Mentor: Dr. Ford Dyke

madison edwards

Katherine Corona Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  An uphill battle: understanding gait alterations in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Mentor: Dr. Jaimie Roper

madison edwards

Carley Wilson Physical Activity and Health

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title:  The Influence of Physical Activity on Sleep Quality in Children and Young Adults

Mentor: Dr. Melissa Pangelinan

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering


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Reid Adams Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Elucidating structure-activity relationships of metal oxide and metal carbide catalysts via a novel raman-spectrokinetic approach

Mentor: Dr. Carlos Carrero

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Ashely Baerlocher Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Mechanical Properties of Solid-State Electrolytes

Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Fergus

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Jacob Bensinger Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Assessment of porosity-permeability relationships for 3D pore network models undergoing pore-scale dissolution and precipitation

Mentor: Dr. Lauren Beckingham

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Tyler Compher Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Lumped Parameter Modeling Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Blood Flow

Mentor: Dr. Vrishank Raghav

Kelly Goneke

Danielle Elmore Microbial, Cellular, and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Tissue clearing techniques to improve hemodynamic testing of heart valves

Mentor: Dr. Vrishank Raghav

Bryana harris

Bryana Harris  Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Examining the Effects of Tissue Geometry on Cardiomyocyte Maturation in 3D Developing Human Engineered Cardiac Tissues

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

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Rachel Howell  Ecological Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Development of a bench-scale flume reactor for benthic filamentous algae colonization studies

Mentor: Dr. David Blersch

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Katelyn Jenkins  Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  The Biomechanical Effect of Body-Borne Loads on Airborne Soldiers

Mentor: Dr. Michael Zabala

andrew lenzie

Keith Krause  Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Investigation of the performance and energy consumption of superconducting adiabatic computing circuits

Mentor: Dr. Michael Hamilton

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Ryan Long Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Self-Folding Origami

Mentor: Dr. Russell Mailen

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Rebecca Mulholland  Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Impact Dynamics of a 3D printed Piano Hammer

Mentor: Dr. Edmon Perkins

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Isabel Perry  Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Impact Dynamics of Strings with Vibration Controls

Mentor: Dr. Edmon Perkins

william yates

Joshita Suresh  Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Engineering in vitro prostate cancer tumor tissue to test the efficacy of anticancer therapeutics

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

william yates

Tyler Toner  Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Model predictive controller sensitivity to errored parameters for a cruise controlled heavy truck convoy in simulation

Mentor: Dr. David Bevly

william yates

Anna Vescio  Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Controlled release from topical ointments modified with halloysite nanotubes

Mentor: Dr. Edward Davis

william yates

Liam Wood  Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Halloysite based Antibacterial Paints

Mentor: Dr. Edward Davis

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Luke Anderson Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Engineering in vitro three-dimensional colorectal cancer tissue models from patient-derived xenografts for application in personalized medicine

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

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Erin Batcho Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Canine Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at 7T MRI

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Denney

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Kelly Burnham Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  The Non-Isentropic Solution to the Taylor-Culick Profile for Cylindrical and Slab Rocket Motors

Mentor: Dr. Joseph Majdalani

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Kareem El-Kattan Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Synthesizing Peptide Sequences to Target Prostate Cancer Cells

Mentor: Dr. Allan David

Patrick Harris

Caroline George  Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Development of a functional ex-vivo porcine heart to test and improve mitral valve repairing techniques

Mentor: Dr. Vrishank Raghav

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Bryan Holmes  Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Modeling of Photosynthetic Aeration for Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment Processes

Mentor: Dr. Brendan Higgins

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Mengyang (Claudia) Hu  Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Using post polymerization click-chemistry approaches to incorporate magnetic properties within polymer structures to prepare polymeric T1, T2 or T1 and T2 MRI contrast agents

Mentor: Dr. Bryan Beckingham

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LeeAnn Johnston  Ecological Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Exploring the Removal of Excess Nutrients and Heavy Metals From Polluted Water Bodies Through the Use of Macrophytes and Microorganisms

Mentor: Dr. Alan Wilson

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Hudson Land  Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  The Assessment of Protein Feedstock Value of Cultivated Algal Biomass for Aquaponics Waste Nutrient Recycling

Mentor: Dr. David Blersch

marisa rodriguez

Noah Miller  Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Harnessing Solar Energy to Perform Self-Folding Origami

Mentor: Dr. Russell Mailen

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Mina Narayanan  Software Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Adversarial Authorship: Exploring Features for Author Identification

Mentor: Dr. Gerry Dozier

william yates

Elizabeth Prior  Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Effectiveness of Measuring the Turbidity of Waterways with Near Infrared Imaging Obtained by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Mentor: Dr. Frances O'Donnell

william yates

David Teitge  Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Design and Construction of a Phase Change Flight Experiment for the International Space Station using micro-structured surfaces

Mentor: Dr. Sushil Bhavnani

william yates

Kelly Turner  Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Modeling the Influence of Ground Surface Roughness and Building Attributes on the Physical Vulnerability of Low-Rise Buildings to Hurricane Winds

Mentor: Dr. David Roueche

william yates

Eric Wietstruk  Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  Study of the Aerodynamic Response of Birds to Turbulent Weather Conditions

Mentor: Dr. Vrishank Raghav

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


victoria ashby

Cullen Anderson  Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title:  Spatial and Temporal Effects of Rural Mennonite Communities on Jaguar (Panthera onca) Populations in Belize

Mentor: Dr. Todd Steury

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Kayla Krigger  Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title:  The effects of temperature, air pressure, humidity, and habitat on the preferred bloodmeal of Aedes albopictus

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Zohdy

cara ratterman

James Shortnacy  Wildlife Ecology Management

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title:  Estimating the Proportion of White-tailed Deer Illegally Harvested over Bait in Eastern Alabama

Mentor: Dr. William Gulsby

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Arielle Fay  Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title:  Impacts of Wild Pigs on Acorn Availability

Mentor: Dr. Mark Smith

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Alex Merchinsky  Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title:  Ant Foraging Behavior Under Artificially Manipulated Temperatures

Mentor: Dr. Robert Gritzen & Dr. Christopher Lepczyk

College of Human Sciences


lydia homandberg

Emily Parra  Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title:  Lifestyle Determinants of Childhood Obesity in Elementary School Children

Mentor: Dr. Geetha Thangiah

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Savannah Rundquist  Nutrition-Dietetics

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title:  Exploring the effects of a high chlorophyll dietary intervention to reduce colon cancer risk in adults: The Meat and Three Greens (M3G) Feasibility Trial

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Fruge

College of Liberal Arts


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Lauren Allison  Communication Disorders

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title:  Quantification of upper airway thermoregulation and vocal dose in indoor cycling fitness instructors with and without amplification: implications for vocal health

Mentor: Dr. Mary J. Sandage

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Emma Goodwin  English Literature

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title:  A More Virtuous Vice: An Intersection Between Games and Religion in Eleventh-Century Cambrai

Mentor: Dr. Kate Craig

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Taylor Mackowski Spanish

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: L2 Spanish Learners’ Auditory Perception of Gender and Number and its Role in Relative Clause Attachment Resolution

Mentor: Dr. Daniel Vergara

mary butgereit

Katie Martin English

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Impact of Document Design on Alcohol-Harm Awareness

Mentor: Dr. Helen Eldson

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Jordan Wade Art History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Defining and Discussing Afrofuturist Appropriations

Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Floyd

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Pate Brunner  Music Performance and Economics

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title:  A Musical and Historical Analysis of Jazz Trombone Performance and its Technical Adaptation in the Bebop Era and Beyond

Mentor: Dr. Michael Pendowski

Barbara Laughlin

Barbara Laughlin Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Perception of Situations Through Word Connotation: Impact on Anxiety

Mentor: Dr. Alejandro Lazarte

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Stevan Marcus Economics

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Water Contamination and Infant Health in West Alabama

Mentor: Dr. Duha Altindag and Aditi Segupta

jakob greiger

Haley Maul Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Workplace Decision Making and Risk Taking

Mentor: Dr. Ana Franco-Watkins

jakob greiger

Sarah Webb Art History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Exploring the relationships between the arts of the Kuba Kingdom and the Congo missionary outreach of the American Presbyterian church

Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Floyd

Harrison School of Pharmacy


amanda fang

Ayaka Fujihashi Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Assessment of the Neurotoxic Effects of Prenatal Nicotine and Alcohol Exposure on Hippocampus and Cortex of Rodents

Mentor: Dr. Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran

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Ellery Jones Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Autotaxin and glutamatergic dysregulation in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam

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Shannon Maguire Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: The development of novel SIRT3 agonist for mitigating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Mentor: Dr. Rajesh Amin

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Shivani Rangari Biomedical Sciences/Premed

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Improved Topical Delivery of Acyclovir on a Nanogel Formulation for Herpes Labialis.

Mentor: Dr. Jay Ramapuram

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Elena Skarupa Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Treatment mediated differences in gene expression in multicellular 3D models of human breast cancer

Mentor: Dr. Robert Arnold

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Ivy Hall Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Understanding How to Best Track Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) Infections in a Murine Model by Use of Fluorescence or Photo-acoustic Imaging

Mentor: Dr. Peter Panizzi

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Tyler Lynd Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Honokiol Rescues Mitochondrial Functioning in a Parkinson’s Model

Mentor: Dr. Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran

elizabeth lopez

Madison Patrick Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Correlation of MtSK Inhibitory Activity with Chemical Constituents in Alpinia galanga Identified by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry: A Biochemometrics Study Case

Mentor: Dr. Angela Calderon

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Jack Schwartz Molecular and Cellular Biology

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Use of Ketone Bodies as a Therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Dr. Miranda Reed

College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Daniel Akwa Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: The Roles of the Mitochondrial Carrier Family in Metal Homeostasis

Mentor: Paul Cobine

cullen anderson

William Bowers Physics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Electronic Surface Reconstruction and Defect Characterization in Complex Oxide Thin Films

Mentor: Ryan Comes

cullen anderson

Milica Courtenay Integrative Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Testing whether sex-specific senescence in the lizard, Anolis sagrei, translates to the cellular level

Mentor: Dr. Tonia Schwartz

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Kacie Florus Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Changes in Endothelial Cell Density in Sections of Cerebrum from PEA15 Mutant and Non-Mutant Cats.

Mentor: Dr. Emily Graff

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Peyton Kuhlers Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Development of an in vitro model to evaluate novel genes regulating inflammation and fibrosis

Mentor: Dr. Michael Green

cullen anderson

Amanda Mish Pre-Veterinary Medicine of Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Testing the functional role of carotenoid coloration on survival from UV stress in the marine copepod, Tigriopus californicus

Mentor: Dr. Geoffrey Hill

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Amanda Myles Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Characterizing the Role of Periplasmic Nitrate Reductase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Physiology

Mentor: Dr. Sang-Jin Suh

cullen anderson

Morgan Sisk  Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  Investigation of antibacterial properties of adhesives used in the Europa Lander Mission

Mentor: Dr. Mark Liles

cullen anderson

Phillip Wang  Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  Investing the role of diet and coloration on survival and vitality outcomes in the marine copepod, Tigriopus californicus

Mentor: Dr. Geoffrey Hill

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Matthew Dylan Wilson  Microbial Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  The role of PEA15 on cell proliferation and apoptosis in feline fibroblasts

Mentor: Dr. Emily Graff

Carson Blankenship

Carson Blankenship Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: “Shock and Kill” Strategy against Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus: Defining Target Specificity and Potency of a Novel Antiviral Compound

Mentor: Dr. Joanna Sztuba-Solinska

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Sabrina Cline Microbial, Cellular, and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Understanding PAN’s Labyrinth: Tracking the subcellular localization of the oncogenic PAN RNA using in situ fluorescence microscopy techniques

Mentor: Dr. Joanna Sztuba-Solinska

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Sarah Dolinger Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: The relationship between mental health, stress, and social supports in health profiles for high school athletes.

Mentor: Dr. Melissa Pangelinan

cullen anderson

Katherine Hunter Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Exploring fundamental uranium and thorium chemistry using redox-active Schiff base ligands

Mentor: Dr. Anne Gorden

cullen anderson

Sam Lubor  Cell/Molecular Biology 

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Measuring and Comparing Oxidative Damage and Mitochondrial Function in Mammalian and Avian Species

Mentor: Dr. Wendy Hood

cullen anderson

Jacob Mayhugh Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Synthesis and characterization of zinc (II) bis(pyrrole)phenylenediamine complexes

Mentor: Dr. Anne Gordon

cullen anderson

Alisa Mobley Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Synthesis and characterization of block-copolymers towards smart gating insulin release membranes

Mentor: Dr. Bryan Beckingham

cullen anderson

Abigail Putz Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Self-Efficacy of Mainstream Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers for English Language Learners

Mentor: Dr. Jamie Harrison

cullen anderson

Morgan Tatum  Physics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  Development of a COLTRIMS spectrometer for observing laser-atom interactions

Mentor: Dr. Marc Guillaume

cullen anderson

Matthew Westerfield  Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  A Measure of Potency of Novel Protein Synthesis Inhibitors Using In vitro Translation Assay

Mentor: Dr. Alexey Petrov

cullen anderson

Emma Yonan  Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  Physiological responses of invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina) from Florida: how stress affects immune response and locomotor performance

Mentor: Dr. Mary Mendonca

University College/Aviation


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Shelby Potter  Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title:  Effects of Severe Weather Phenomena on Commercial Aviation Accidents and Incidents

Mentor: Dr. James Birdsong

2017-2018

College of Agriculture


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Kenzley Defler Environmental Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title:

Mentor: Dr. Loka Ashwood

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Sara Gorman Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Developing a molecular assay in order to identify healthy oocytes, by utilizing surrounding support cells.

Mentor: Dr. Paul Dyce

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Judson Powell Poultry Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: The Effects on Broiler Chicken Feeding Behavior and Nutrient Intake While Using Different Particle Sizes and Controlling Proportions of Fines

Mentor: Dr. Charles Starkley

rachael kuntz

Madison Gohlke Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Impact of Mitochondrial Nuclear Exchange on Obesity and Metabolic Disease in Swine

Mentor: Dr. Terry Brandebourg

rachael kuntz

Rachel Kuntz Environmental Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effectiveness of bioretention media to reduce toxicity of stormwater on daphnia.

Mentor: Dr. Thorsten Knappenberger

mary jo toohey

Mary Jo Toohey Food Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: The effect of UV light on the long term stability of rebaudioside-A (high intensity sweetener).

Mentor: Dr. Leonard Bell

College of Architecture Design and Construction


max garcia

Max Garcia Environmental Design

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture Design and Construction

Project Title: The impact of street design on pedestrian’s perceptions and commuting patterns.

Mentor: Dr. Yunmi Park

College of Education


abigail brittain

Abigail Brittain Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Kinematics of the Polo Swing

Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Oliver

madison edwards

Madison Edwards Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The effect of a bicycle learning program on motor and cognitive abilities among children and teens with developmental disabilities.

Mentor: Dr. Melissa Pangelinan

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering


njeri bennett

Njeri Bennett Industrial and Systems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: I will be working with students from the I Am My Brother's Keeper Program to investigate the impact of S.T.E.A.M. curricula centered on spatial thinking skills, science content knowledge, and attitudes towards science and engineering.

Mentor: Dr. Christine Schnittka

steven breaux

Steven Breaux Polymer and Fiber Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: 3D Printing Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Biocompatible Electronics

Mentor: Dr. Maria Auad

griffin eagan

Griffin Eagan Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Analysis of the Effects of Turbulent Transition Modelling on Aerodynamic Predictions for Open-Wheeled Automotive Vehicles

Mentor: Dr. Dudley Nichols

ford gibbes

Ford Gibbes Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Design and development of a low temperature tube calorimeter to measure the pressure drop of low global warming potential refrigerants across a 180° U-Bend during flow boiling.

Mentor: Dr. Lorenzo Cremaschi

Kelly Goneke

Kelly Goneke Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Black-globe temperature response to percent open area of wall panels used to construct broiler chicken test pens in on-farm nutritional test trials

Mentor: Dr. Jeremiah Davis

Bryana harris

Bryana Harris Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Examining the Effects of Tissue Geometry on Cardiomyocyte Maturation in 3D Developing Human Engineered Cardiac Tissues.

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

jared hudson

Jared Hudson Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Effect of Initial Stiffness and Slip Force of Friction Force Damper on Response of Steel Structure to Wind and Seismic Loads

Mentor: Dr. Justin Marshall

kiana labombard

Kiana LaBombard Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Manufacturing of nanoparticle reinforced materials through electrospinning and atomized spraying.

Mentor: Dr. Sabit Adanur

andrew lenzie

Andrew Lenzie Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Biofluid Mechanics of Expiratory Central Airway Collapse in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Mentor: Dr. Vrishank Raghav

reed rodich

Reed Rodich Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis of Pre- and Post-Injury Anterior Cruciate Ligaments in Female Athletes.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Zabala

david schartung

David Schartung Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Electrochemical study on the influence of alternating current electric fields on the flocculation process of asphaltenes in unconventional crude oil

Mentor: Dr. Carlos Carrero

alex vroom

Alex Vroom Biochemisty and Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Determining an individual’s comprehensive antibody-bound epitope repertoire

Mentor: Dr. Robert Pantazes

william brannon

William Brannon Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: A metal inert gas based printer exists in AU’s Mechanical Engineering Department as an experimental device, and it becomes a question as to what parameters regarding the printing process will yield an ideal metal part in a quick and efficient manner.

Mentor: Dr. Lewis Payton

lania cole

LaNia Cole Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Application-Based Pedagogy Tool.

Mentor: Dr. Edmon Perkins

randall fawcett

Randall Fawcett Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Kinetic prediction from kinematic data during running trials on different surfaces.

Mentor: Dr. Wendi Weimar

gabrielle gilmer

Gabrielle Gilmer Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Evaluation of the relationship between hormonal and biomechanical risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Oliver

Patrick Harris

Patrick Harris Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Optimizing Lipid-enveloped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Treatment of Solid Cancerous Tumors

Mentor: Dr. Allan David

sean vincent herrera

Sean Vincent Herrera Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Development of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Glove

Mentor: Dr. Michael Zabala

jihyuk kim

Jihyuk Kim Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Solid state conductivity and pH-induced solution halochromism in polythiophene copolymer.

Mentor: Dr. Bryan Beckingham

kaitlyn lawrence

Kaitlyn Lawrence Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: New structural and electronic insights on supported (VOx)m/(M1Oy)n/(M2Oz)bulk catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of light hydrocarbons

Mentor: Dr. Carlos Carrero

matt priesser

Matthew Priesser Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Anaerobic Digestion of Poultry Litter and Food Waste for Biogas Production.

Mentor: Dr. Brendan Higgins

marisa rodriguez

Marisa Rodriguez  Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Understanding and Controlling the Growth of Algae Species on Nanocomposites.

Mentor: Dr. Virginia Davis

andrew tormanen

Andrew Tormanen Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Assembling 2D transition metal carbides for fabrication of functional thin films

Mentor: Dr. Majid Beidaghi

william yates

William Yates Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Design and Synthesis of Salen-derived, tetraaminophenazine Ligands for Metal Chelation

Mentor: Dr. Anne Gorden

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


victoria ashby

Victoria Ashby Microbiology

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Madagascar-Based Lymphatic Filariasis in Culex Mosquitoes and Their Relationship with the Environment and People

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Zohdy

hannah kelly

Hannah Kelly Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Evaluating Toxoplasma gondii in Wild Pigs (Sus scrofa).

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Lepczyk

cara ratterman

Cara Ratterman Organismal Biology

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Automating gobble count surveys for eastern wild turkey.

Mentor: Dr. James Grand

marcus williford

Marcus Williford Forestry

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: The processing and characterization of nanofibrillated cellulose from industrial wood residues

Mentor: Dr. Maria Peresin

alisia diamond

Alisia Diamond Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: The effects of feeding habits on the prevalence of toxoplasma gondii in avian species

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Lepczyk

autumn patterson

Autumn Patterson Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Small Mammal Diversity in Auburn, Alabama.

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Lepczyk

kristen rice

Kirsten Rice Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Are mosquitoes more attracted to dogs infected with Heartworm?

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Zohdy

College of Human Sciences


lydia homandberg

Lydia Homandberg Human Development and Family Studies

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Effects of early life adversity and contemporaneous stress in the Midlife in the United States Study.

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Fuller-Rowell

elise mann

Elise Mann Pre-Medicine and Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: The effect of chronic whey protein consumption on glucose metabolism and DPP-IV.

Mentor: Dr. Heidi Kluess

brooke polinsky

Brooke Polinsky Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: The Effect of high fat and sugar diet in mice

Mentor: Dr. Ramesh Jeganathan

Paola (Canas) lopez

Paola (Lopez) Canas Nutrition

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Evaluating coping mechanisms following a natural disaster in Madagascar

Mentor: Dr. Alisha Farris

holly parker

Holly Parker Nutritional Science - Dietics

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Will tailored nutrition education on diet diversity increase the consumption of diverse foods in Andasibe, Madagascar?

Mentor: Dr. Alisha Farris

College of Liberal Arts


mary butgereit

Mary Catherine Butgereit English - Professional and Public Writing

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: A Code for the Unpublished: Creation of a TEI XML Style Guide and Learning Module for the 18th-Century Manuscript Fiction Database

Mentor: Dr. Emily Claire Friedman

carrie hill

Carrie Diane Hill English - Professional and Public Writing

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: For the World to See: Designing a Front-End User Interface for the 18th-Century Manuscript Fiction Database.

Mentor: Dr. Emily Claire Friedman

melanie parrott

Melanie Parrott Psychology and Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The impact of nutrition knowledge on calorie framing effects and food consumption decisions.

Mentor: Dr. Ana Franco-Watkins

jakob greiger

Jakob Geiger Political Science and English

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Applying Political Philosophy to Urban Planning: Strengthening the Community.

Mentor: Dr. Murray Jardine

kyle mclaughlin

Kyle McLaughlin Anthropology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Assessing Potential Inter- and Intra- observer error during 3D scanning and printing of osteological specimens.

Mentor: Dr. Kristina Shuler

jacob verhine

Jacob Verhine Music

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Influence of Vocology on 21st-Century Voice Performance and Pedagogy: Analysis and Application of Current Practice and Research

Mentor: Dr. Matthew Hoch

Harrison School of Pharmacy


amanda fang

Amanda Fang Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: The effect of Sirtuin 3 on post translational modification in the mitochondria of diabetic hearts.

Mentor: Dr. Rajesh Amin

brannan martens

Brannon Martens Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: The Effects of Systemic Viral Infections on the Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease in Mice.

Mentor: Dr. Miranda Reed

elena skarupa

Elena Skarupa Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Effective drug delivery on gene expression in human breast cancer

Mentor: Dr. Rusty Arnold

elizabeth lopez

Elizabeth Lopez Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: CYP3A4 Induction Analysis in Hepatocytes due to Acai and Maca Extracts

Mentor: Dr. Angela Calderon

madison schoeberl

Madison Schoeberl Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Understanding how to best track Staphylococcus aureus infections in hosts by use of a fluorescently labeled monoclonal antibody.

Mentor: Dr. Peter Panizzi

dominique wozniak

Dominique Wozniak Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Characterization of Inhibitor Antibodies Directed Against S. Aureus Coagulase.

Mentor: Dr. Peter Panizzi

College of Sciences and Mathematics


cullen anderson

Cullen Anderson Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Estimating Carnivore Population Structures in the Rainforests of Madagascar.

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Zohdy and Dr. Zach Farris

jonathan dismukes

Jonathan Dismukes Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Expression of the INK4AB/ARF tumor suppressor transcription factor MSK1 in canine breast cancer: Quantification through qRT-PCR and correlation with established phenotypes.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Bird

kayla frey

Kayla Frey Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Variations in Bone Quality with Reproductive Performance in House Mice.

Mentor: Dr. Wendy Hood

brock hidle

Brock Hidle Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Development of an Attosecond Pulse Source Operating at 10 kHz

Mentor: Dr. Guillaume Laurent

sara odom

Sara Odom Microbial, Cellular, and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Microbiome analysis using a quantitative polymicrobial PCR method.

Mentor: Dr. Mark Liles

philip wang

Philip Wang Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Investigating the cost of reproduction using the zooplankton, Tigriopus californicus

Mentor: Dr. Geoffrey Hill

joseph

Joseph Bahder Physics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: TRYAD Satellite Operational Analysis

Mentor: Dr. Michael Fogle

caleb eldridge

Caleb Eldridge Geology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Identifying active tectonics in the New Madrid seismic zone using LiDAR and geologic data

Mentor: Dr. Lorraine Wolf

emma hale

Emma Hale Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Quantifying the prevalence of the West Nile, Rift Valley Fever, and Dengue Fever Viruses across Mouse Lemurs Populations from Madagascar.

Mentor: Dr. Tonia Schwartz

dorothy mitchell

Dorothy Mitchell Marine Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Anatomy and microscale organization of the nervous system of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi.

Mentor: Dr. Anthony Moss

patrick sahrmann

Patrick Sahrmann Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Radical catalysis, inactivation, and reactivation: Spectroscopic and kinetic evaluation of heme- and protein-based intermediates of a peroxide-degrading enzyme.

Mentor: Dr. Douglas Goodwin

kevin wyss

Kevin Wyss Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Exploring thorium, uranium, and lanthanide fluorescence in Schiff base sandwich complexes.

Mentor: Dr. Anne Gorden

2016-2017

College of Agriculture


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Wayne Carroll Agronomy and Soils Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effects of winter cover crops on mycorrhizal colonization of cotton roots

Mentor: Dr. Yucheng Feng

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Madison Gohlke Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Impact of mitochondrial nuclear exchange on adiposity and metabolic markers in lean and obese pigs

Mentor: Dr. Terry Brandebourg

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Anna Robinson Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture and College of Veterinary Medicine

Project Title: An evaluation of mistletoe extract in conjunction with mebendazole in an in vitro canine glioblastoma model

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Koehler

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Gabrielle Willhelm Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Improving embryo transfer in Bos Taurus through Granulosa Cell Connexin/Pannexin analysis

Mentor: Dr. Paul Dyce

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Trevor Cofer Agronomy and Soils Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effect of potassium sources and rates on tomato growth and development, potassium uptake, yield, and fruit quality

Mentor: Dr. Julie Howe

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Courtney Kloske Cellular and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture and College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Functional studies of genes transcriptionally regulated by calcium in Xylella Fastidosa

Mentor: Dr. Leonardo De La Fuente

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Evelyn Smith Agronomy and Soils & Horticulture

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effects of plant density and substrate type on cucumber production in a modified aquaponic system

Mentor: Dr. Daniel Wells

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Griffin Wright Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Unveiling the dynamics of genome activation in early developing embryos

Mentor: Dr. Fernando Biase

College of Education


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Kathryn Clardy Fitness Conditioning and Performance

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Comparison of the kinematics and kinetics of overhand baseball pitching to football passing

Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Oliver

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Natalie Stephens Chemistry Education

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Teaching spatial visualization in chemistry

Mentor: Dr. Christine Schnittka

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Sarah Gordon Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The effect of whole body vibration on stress fracture

Mentor: Dr. JoEllen Sefton

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering


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Meredith Ayers Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Mineralogy determination via three-dimensional image analysis

Mentor: Dr. Lauren Beckingham

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Holland Bankston Polymer & Fiber Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Ultrafast microwave nano-manufacturing of fullerene-like metal chalcogenides

Mentor: Dr. Xinyu Zhang

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Elizabeth Byers Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Nanoparticle targeted testosterone degradation for the treatment of androgen-dependent prostate cancer

Mentor: Dr. Allan David

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Sahm Deravi Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Investigation of photocatalytic behavior of two-dimensional titanium oxycarbide nanosheets

Mentor: Dr. James Radich

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Nidhi Goel Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Drug testing and metastisis studies on three-dimensional breast cancer models

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

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Sara Head Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Engineering functional cardiac tissues through encapsulation of pluripotent stem cells in methacrylated gelatin hydrogels

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

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Benjamin King Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Comparing the floodplain hydrology of a recently restored stream bank to a natural, undisturbed, floodplain

Mentor: Dr. Thorsten Knappenberger

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Kyle Paul Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Examining effects of PEG length and silica nanoparticle size on cell viability

Mentor: Dr. Allan David

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Daniel Stubbs Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Airfoil analysis using smoothed particle hydrodynamics

Mentor: Dr. Dudley Nichols

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Elizabeth Bankston Biosystems Ecological Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Following the mass flow of nitrogen throughout an aquaponics system

Mentor: Dr. David Blersch

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William Brannon Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Rapid prototyping of electronics cooling nozzle arrays

Mentor: Dr. Roy Wright

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John Cook Computer Science

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Naturalistic pen-based data visualization

Mentor: Dr. Hari Narayanan and Dr. Jeff Overbey

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Gabrielle Gilmer Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering and College of Education

Project Title: Effects of pain history on throwing mechanics

Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Oliver

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Craig Granger Biosystems Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: How stream restoration affects in-stream ecological metabolic activity

Mentor: Dr. David Blersch

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Ethan Hofer Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Controlling ion distribution in electroactive polymers for enhanced actuation response

Mentor: Dr. Zhongyang Cheng

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Kaylee McCormack Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering and College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Novel 1-thia-3,4-diazolidine-2,5-dione (TDAD) based polymers

Mentor: Dr. Michael Squillacote

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James Smith Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Multi-arm antenna optimization by genetic algorithms

Mentor: Dr. Michael Baginski

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Zoe Tucker Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Exploration of transparent colloidal nanoparticle additives for lubricants

Mentor: Dr. Robert Jackson

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences


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Tyler Baxter Forestry

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of prescribed fire to restore longleaf pine ecosystems in the Southeastern coastal plain

Mentor: Dr. Zhaofei Fan

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Marie Kallenberg Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Fat transport levels during lactation in rats

Mentor: Dr. Wendy Hood

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Seth Rankins Wildlife Ecology & Management

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Factors influencing white-tailed deer susceptibility to ehrlichiosis

Mentor: Dr. Stephen Ditchkoff

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Jordan Broadhead Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Effects of snakes on rodent vectors of disease in eastern Madagascar

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Zohdy

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Shannon Lambert Wildlife Ecology & Management

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Estimating detection probability and the use of scents in wild pig trapping

Mentor: Dr. Mark Smith

College of Human Sciencess


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Nicole Forchielli Nutrition Dietetics

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Assessing meal quality and satisfaction of meals on wheels (MOW) program in Lee County, Alabama

Mentor: Dr. Yee Ming Lee

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Elise Mann Biomedical Sciences and Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: The role of DPP-IV in muscle soreness

Mentor: Dr. Heidi Kluess

College of Liberal Arts


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Paige Goldschmidt History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Defining the role of women in the Latter-day Saint Church during their residency in Kirtland, Ohio, from 1830-1838

Mentor: Dr. Adam Jortner

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William Kelner Psychology and Sociology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Perceptions of mental illness among college students

Mentor: Dr. Apryl Alexander

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Cassidy Roby Health Administration

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Examining risky business practices in the health care industry

Mentor: Dr. Rene McEldowney

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Allison Travis Health Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The effect of drawing on information consolidation and stress reduction

Mentor: Dr. Barbara Bondy

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Carson Williford English and Philosophy

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The value of sustainable agricultural practices for Alabama’s small-scale farmers

Mentor: Dr. Helen Eidson

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Amanda Guthrie Sociology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: How the modern day hobo copes with a stigmatized identity

Mentor: Dr. Natalia Ruiz-Junco and Dr. Greg Weaver

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Zach McKinnell Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Common neural networks between addictions and psychological disorders

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Robinson

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Kelsie Shipley English Literature and History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Material aspects of reading in late 19th century Britain

Mentor: Dr. Emily Friedman

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Erin Walker Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Perceptions of violence victimization in transgender versus cisgender persons: The role of prejudicial belief, personal background, and mindfulness

Mentor: Dr. Apryl Alexander

Harrison School of Pharmacy


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Ryan Heslin Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Effects of a peripherally restricted viral challenge on the hippocampus

Mentor: Dr. Miranda Reed

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Stuart McFarland Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Increasing non-seasonal vaccination activities in Alabama community pharmacies

Mentor: Dr. Salisa Westrick

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Kasey Shepp Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: The effect of rare variants of hydroxy-carboxylic acid receptors on hereditary breast cancer

Mentor: Dr. Nancy Merner

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DaSol Jung Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Identification of phase I & II metabolites in Maca extracts

Mentor: Dr. Angela Calderón

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Mallory Meagher Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Insulin induces increased beat amyloid formation in APPe mutant neuronal cells

Mentor: Dr. Rajesh Amin

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Alec Ryan Wesolowski Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Non-invasive method of tracking infections in-vivo with the multispectral optoacoustic tomography imaging system

Mentor: Dr. Peter Panizzi

College of Sciences and Mathematics


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Morgan Barkley Geology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Geological investigations of a suspected fragment of faulted oceanic crust within the Caledonian Mountains on Engløya, Arctic Norway

Mentor: Dr. Mark Steltenpohl

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Robert Boothe Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Nickel(II) complexes as ParaCEST sensors for reactive oxygen species

Mentor: Dr. Christian Goldsmith

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Jiyeong Choi Microbiology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Nickel concentrations of the high-Ni insect Melanotrichus boydi, a specialist on the Ni hyperaccumulator plant Streptanthus polygaloides (Brassicaceae)

Mentor: Dr. Robert Boyd

Brock Hidle Physics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Development of Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (FROG) Technique for Characterization of Femtosecond Pulses

Mentor: Dr. Guillaume Laurent

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Caleb Marshall Mathematics

Sponsor(s): Biomedical Sciences

Project Title: Matrix multiplication, tensors, and tableaux

Mentor: Dr. Luke Oeding

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Martin Wang Physics and Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Biomedical Sciences

Project Title: Computational study of electrostatically tunable band offsets in MoS2 multilayers

Mentor: Dr. Marcelo Kuroda

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Abigail Bartlett Geology

Sponsor(s): Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology

Project Title: Evaluating oxidative stress response in the alkanosulfate monoxygenase complex

Mentor: Dr. Holly Ellis

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Matthew Brown Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology

Project Title:Elucidation of Heme d1 biosynthetic pathway

Mentor: Dr. Steven Mansoorabadi

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Addison Cimino Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): Biomedical Sciences

Project Title: Toward the synthesis of functionalized cycloparaphenylenes

Mentor: Dr. Bradley Merner

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Ayden Kish Physics and Philosophy

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Experiments and simulations of rotating dusty plasmas

Mentor: Dr. Edward Thomas, Jr.

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Elizabeth Schloss Physics and Philosophy

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Finding formulas for the number of pieces resulting from k cuts on a unit ball in Euclidean n-space

Mentor: Dr. Michel Smith

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Phillip Wang Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Investigating the antioxidant effects of carotenoids in living systems

Mentor: Dr. Geoffrey Hill

2015-2016

College of Agriculture

 

Alex Callaway, Crop and Soil Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Evaluation of seed quality response to variable micronutrient application in novel peanut cultivars (Arachis hypogeae)

Mentor: Dr. Julie Howe

Avery Lamb, Environmental Science and Anthropology

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Plant Growth and Physiology of Rain Garden Plants in Two Soil Types

Mentor: Dr. Eve Brantley

Mallory McDaniel, Agronomy and Soils

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Nitrogen and phosphorus loss from inorganic and organic fertilizer systems

Mentor: Dr. Beth Guertal

Evelyn Willmon, Fisheries

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Investigation of the attachment of Aeromonas hydrophila on aquaculture surfaces and the evaluation of disinfection protocols on its biofilm eradication

Mentor: Dr. Cova Arias

Victoria Holland, Poultry Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effect of incubational egg turning intervals on gut development in the chick, gut morphology, and developmental biomarkers

Mentor: Dr. Wallace Berry

College of Architecture, Design and Construction

 

Brendan Byrne, Environmental Design

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture, Design and Construction

Project Title: Traffic impact analysis of augmented bicycle facilities on Auburn University's campus

Mentor: Magdalena Garmaz

College of Education

 

Lily Clark, Physical Activity and Health

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Investigating whether cognitive control moderates the influence of impulses and reflections on spontaneous physical activity

Mentor: Dr. Matt Miller

Jack Goldberg, Fitness, Conditioning and Performance

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The effect of changes in exercise behavior on physiological parameters in college students

Mentor: Dr. Danielle Wadsworth

Caroline Hubbard, Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: The role of macronutrients in inducing satiety via peptide YY

Mentor: Dr. Heidi Kluess

Madison Hutto, Elementary Education

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: An exploration into the mathematical thinking of students who struggle with number sense

Mentor: Dr. Megan Burton

Caroline Meadows, Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Does motor preparatory brain activity mediate the relationship between monetary incentive and motor performance?

Mentor: Dr. Matt Miller

College of Engineering

 

Sean Bittner, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Development of progressive antibiotic release wound packing using nanotube clays

Mentor: Dr. Edward Davis

Jennifer Kaczmarek, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Differentiation and encapsulation of human induced pluripotent stem cells to form engineered cardiac tissue

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Lipke

Kaylee McCormack, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Exploration of viable methods to form 1-thia-3,4-diazolidine-2,5-dione (TDAD) based polymers to be used as photoresists, that photodegrade easily to innocuous gaseous compounds.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Squillacote

Sungil Kim, Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Analysis and forecast of stock market prices using signal and statistical analysis and genetic algorithm

Mentor: Dr. Michael Baginski

Chandler Moore, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Modeling heat transfer in the presence of linear and nonlinear acoustic waves

Mentor: Dr. Joshua Batterson

Christopher Scheinert, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Morphological dependence on photocatalytic activity of nanostructured Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) on water reduction to H2

Mentor: Dr. James Radich

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

 

Matt George, Wildlife Sciences

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Effects of trap door width on wild pig entrance into corral traps

Mentor: Dr. Mark Smith

Steven Williamson, Wildlife Sciences (Pre-Vet)

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Mortality and injury rates of wildlife reported by rehabilitators across Alabama

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Lepczyk

College of Human Sciences

 

Jami Reece, Microbiology

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Role of sugary water consumption in adipose gene expression

Mentor: Dr. Michael Greene

College of Liberal Arts

 

Anna Kirkland, Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Examining brain changes associated with a 30-day diet intervention

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Robinson

Sarah Stevenson, Psychology and Spanish

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The biological and psychological effects of music on the human body

Mentor: Dr. Paula Bobrowski and Dr. Knipschild

Harrison School of Pharmacy

 

Leah Bostany, Cell and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: A study of the effects of DNA methylation on transmission of plasmids into S. aureus

Mentor: Dr. Peter Panizzi

Connor Dobson, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Targeted gold-lipidic nanocomposites for cancer therapy and diagnosis

Mentor: Dr. Rusty Arnold

Nate Johnson, Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Pharmacy)

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Molecular mechanism of doxorubicin-induced memory dysfunction

Mentor: Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam

Christy Pickering, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Development and application of gold-lipidic nanocomposites to enhance chemotherapeutic delivery and release

Mentor: Dr. Rusty Arnold

Taylor Young, Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Relationship between AD and diabetes

Mentor: Dr. Rajesh Amin

College of Sciences and Mathematics

 

Kelly Kindgren, Geology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Zircon age dating in Northern Scotland

Mentor: Dr. Mark Steltenpohl

Ken Yang, Physics and Mathematics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Uncertainty calculations for theoretical atomic data toward the applications of astrophysical spectroscopy

Mentor: Dr. Stuart Loch

Fraser Bronston, Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Characterization of the catalytic abilities of a family of Ga(III) complexes bearing N-donor ligands

Mentor: Dr. Christopher Goldsmith

DoYon Kim, Physics and Mathematics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Constructing examples and counterexamples for questions in polyhedral geometry

Mentor: Dr. Andras Bezdek

Natasha Narayanan, Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Developing a streamlined chemical synthesis of tricyclic nucleic acid analogues for antisense-based therapeutic applications

Mentor: Dr. Bradley Merner

Martin Wang, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Study of the contact resistance in two-dimensional materials

Mentor: Dr. Marcelo Kuroda

Taylor Farmer, Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Exploring a new cascade reaction, a key step in the synthesis of a polyalcohol

Mentor: Dr. Peter Livant

Kasey Benesh, Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Impact of anthropogenic stressors on minnow diversity in the Tallapoosa River

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Armbruster

James Edmond, Physics and Mathematics

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Using ion-momentum imaging to study molecular dissociation dynamics

Mentor: Dr. Mike Fogle

Madeleine Eddy, Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Synthesis of water soluble imine soft-donor ligands for selective actinide sensing

Mentor: Dr. Anne Gorden

Dual Fellows

 

Sara Rains, Nutrition and Horticulture

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences and College of Agriculture

Project Title: Identifying successful community development practices in Ecuador

Mentor: Dr. Kate Thornton

Anna Robinson, Animal Sciences (Pre-Vet)

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture and College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Effects of light on tentacle bulb formation in the clownfish sea anemone Entacmea quadricolor

Mentor: Dr. Nanette Chadwick

Katherine Windham, Chemical Engineering and German

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Nanoscale aptamer-based carrier for personalized treatment of small cell lung carcinoma

Mentor: Dr. Jacek Wower

2014-2015

College of Agriculture

 

Jesse Blanton, Ecological Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Self-optimization of mixed algal communities via automated feedback control of light input

Mentor: Dr. David Blersch, Department of Biosystems Engineering

Olivia Elliott, Ecological Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: The Effects of Intersecting Limiting Factors on the Colonization and Growth of Algae in Cultivation Systems

Mentor: Dr. David Blersch, Department of Biosystems Engineering

Lawrence Liu, Chemical Engineering; Economics

Sponsor(s):College of Agriculture, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Effects of Calcium on the Transcription of Xylella fastidiosa in Microfluidic Chambers

Mentor: Dr. Leonardo De La Fuente, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Klinton McCafferty, Poultry Science Pre-Vet

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Evaluation of Utilizing Wheat in Broiler Diets

Mentor: Dr. William Dozier, Department of Poultry Science

Sara Emily McCarty, Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Gene regulation by Xylella fastiodiosa in response to calcium

Mentor: Dr. Leonardo De La Fuente, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Tyler Miller, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences - Science Track

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Identifying the Mechanism of Resistance to the ALS-Inhibiting Herbicide Metsulfuron in Spotted Spurge (Euphorbia maculata)

Mentor: Dr. J. Scott McElroy, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Connor Ryan, Biology / Horticulture

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: The Effects of Environment and Fertilization on the Growth of Juvenile Sarracenia leucophylla

Mentor: Dr. Amy Wright, Department of Horticulture

College of Education

 

Haley Sanders, Secondary English Language Arts Education

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: A Study of Preservice Teachers’ Views of Descriptivism and Prescriptivism

Mentor: Dr. Jamie Harrison, Curriculum & Teaching/ESOL Education

College of Engineering

 

Chelsea Diane Appleget, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Development and Optimization of the First Fully Nano-Fibrillated Cellulose Aircraft

Mentor: Dr. Roy Hartfield, Aerospace Engineering

Daniel Beauchamp, Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Preliminary Steps to Investigating the Connection between MRI-Measured Vascular Wall Shear Stress and Stenosis of Arteriovenous Grafts

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Denney, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Harrison Burch, Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Reactive-DC Magnetron Sputtering of Superconducting Niobium Nitride

Mentor: Dr. Michael Hamilton, Department of Electrical Engineering

Andrew Hightaian, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Engineering a Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens to Treat Glaucoma

Mentor: Dr. Mark Byrne, Department of Chemical Engineering

Elizabeth Pearce, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Controlled Release of Therapeutic from Polymersomes

Mentor: Dr. Mark Byrne, Department of Chemical Engineering

William Roberts, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Plenoptic Stereo Method for Depth Estimation

Mentor: Dr. Brian Thurow, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Zachary Watson, Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Project Title: Exploration on How Materials Effect Acoustic Guitars

Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Fergus, Materials Research and Education Center / Mechanical Engineering

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

 

Forrest Cortes, Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Factors influencing the frequency and composition of mammalian carnivore road mortality

Mentor: Dr. Todd Steury, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science

Laura Garland, Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Dietary habits of the Black bear (Ursus americanus) in Alabama

Mentor: Dr. Todd Steury, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science

Monica Richert, Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Project Title: Non-lethal effects of predators on eastern cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Mentor: Dr. Todd Steury, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science

College of Human Sciences

 

Sara Rains, Concurrent degrees: Nutrition and Horticulture

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Identifying Community Based Solutions to Vitamin A Deficiency in Cambodia

Mentor: Dr. Kate Thornton, Hunger Solutions Institute

College of Liberal Arts

 

Shauni Armstead, History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Divisions within Unity: Racism in the Internationalization of Modern Feminism(s)

Mentor: Dr. Cathleen Giustino, History

Katherine Bottenhorn, Psychology and Chemistry (dual degree)

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Functional connectivity of the human hypothalamus in healthy and diseased states

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Robinson, Psychology

Nicole Gerhard, Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Effects of Multitasking on Decision Making

Mentor: Dr. Ana Franco-Watkins, Psychology Department

David Hathcock, History and German

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Forgotten Heroes: Socialist Women and Youth in the Austrian Civil War

Mentor: Dr. Traci O’Brien, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature

Shelbie Keel, Public Administration

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Effects of the Implementation of the Help America Vote Act on Election Administration

Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Brown, Department of Political Science

Matthew Pollock, English Literature & Spanish

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: From Dahrar to Déorwine: An Analysis of Sound Symbolism in The Lord of the Rings

Mentor: Dr. Craig Bertolet, English

Michelle Roberts, Anthropology and Political Science; Spanish minor

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: The Effects of Environment and Fertilization on the Growth of Juvenile Sarracenia leucophylla

Mentor: Dr. Kristrina Shuler, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Steven Vickers, History

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Towards Greener Pastures: Nationalism and the Green Party in Ireland, 1981 to the Present

Mentor: Dr. Ralph Kingston, Department of History

Harrison School of Pharmacy

 

Andrew Clark, Microbiology

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Utilizing the activity of Staphylococcal Sortase A to identify and monitor invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections

Mentor: Dr. Peter Panizzi, Department of Drug Discovery and Development

Connor Dobson, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Targeted Gold-Lipidic Nanocomposites for Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis

Mentor: Dr. Robert Arnold, Department of Drug Discovery and Development

Brittany Gamble, Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: The role of Frataxin in the regulation of PGC-1 and mitochondrial biogenesis in the diabetic heart

Mentor: Dr. Rajesh Amin, Department of Drug Discovery and Development

Wooseok Lee, Nutrition - Nutrition Science Pre-Med

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy, College of Human Sciences

Project Title: The Role of ILK in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory

Mentor: Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Department of Drug Discovery and Development

Christina Pickering, Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): Harrison School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Development and Application of Gold-Lipidic Nanocomposites to Enhance Chemotherapeutic Delivery and Release

Mentor: Dr. Robert Arnold, Department of Drug Discovery and Development

College of Sciences and Mathematics

 

Cami Adams, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Phenotype analysis of Cytokinin Response Factor 4 (CRF4) altered expression Arabidopsis lines in response to freezing temperatures

Mentor: Dr. Aaron Rashotte, Biological Sciences

Abigail Bartlett, Dual Degree: Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics

Project Title: Analyzing the Catalytic Role of a Conserved Active Site Residue in Cysteine Dioxygenase

Mentor: Dr. Holly Ellis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lauren Chastain, Interdisciplinary Studies

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Veterinary Medicine

Project Title: Disparities in Access to Health Care: Canary Islands (Spain)

Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Ostrowski, Veterinary Sciences/Public Health

Carol Alex Cool, Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Human Sciences

Project Title:Role of macrophage polarization in obesity-linked colon cancer growth

Mentor: Dr. Michael W. Greene, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management

Emily Crisp, Marine Biology

Sponsor(s):</