2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

Fall 2011 Grant Recipients

Brody Bessire (Chemistry): "Self-Contruction of Complex Forms: Mimicking Biological Growth as a New Technology for Complex Nano Structures"
Faculty Mentor: Jerzy Maselko, Chemistry
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Stephanie Burt (Civil Engineering): "Disinfectant Demand of Sulfur Based H202 Quenching Intermediates After UV Advanced Oxidation of Drinking Water"
Faculty Mentor: Aaron Dotson
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Nathaniel Chriest (Sociology and Environment & Society): "Do Eco-labels Effect Consumer Choice?"
Faculty Mentor: Zeynep Kilic, Sociology
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Andrew Cochrane, Brian Oliver, Elliot Larsen, & Thomas Van Thiel (Engineering): "Measuring Force with the Gum Sounder"
Faculty Mentor: Anthony Paris, Engineering
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Kaelin Ellis, Grant Birmingham, Lilan Smith, & Julia DelSignore (Mechanical Engineering): "Accelerations of the Head due to Soccer Ball Heading"
Faculty Mentors: Jennifer McFerran Brock and Anthony Paris, Mechanical Engineering
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Tom Gill (Civil Engineering): "A Practical Thin Shell Concrete Roof Design for Rural and Impoverished Communities"
Faculty Mentor: Scott Hamel, Civil Engineering
Proposal Currently Unavailable

Rebecca Jordan (Chemistry): "Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Trace Metals in Matanuska and Exit Glaciers, Alaska"
Faculty Mentor: John Kennish, Chemistry
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Ezekiel Kaufman (Justice): "Jury Selection in Alaska: a Qualitative Analysis into the Challenges of Voir Dire in Rural Court Trials"
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Periman
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Jasen Kinter (Computer Systems Engineering): "Self Healing Distributed Overlay for Highly Mobile Applications"
Faculty Mentor: Sun-il Kim, Engineering
Proposal Currently Unavailable

Jessica Ladd (Biology): "Physiological & Behavioral Changes Associated with Arctic Ground Squirrels"
Faculty Mentor: Loren Buck, Biology
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Alyssa Logan (History): "Perpetrators of Genocide"
Faculty Mentor: William Myers, History
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Jordan Love (Sociology): "Gender Stereotypes in Disney Films"
Faculty Mentor: Nelta Edwards, Sociology
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John Mathot (Biological Sciences): "Determining the Expression Patterns of Transcription Factor MRF4 in Developing Zenopus Laevis Embryos"
Faculty Mentor: Caroline Wilson, Biology
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Joseph Mintz (Psychology): "Hedonic Scaling in the Rat: Towards an Absolute Measure of Reinforcer Value"
Faculty Mentor: Eric Murphy
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Katy Sanders (Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender): "Undergraduate Student' Perceptions of Planned Home-Birth"
Faculty Mentor: Nelta Edwards, Sociology
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Kent Spiers (Sociology): "I Am The Same Kid As Yesterday: Youth Homelessness and Sexual Orientation"
Faculty Mentor: Nelta Edwards, Sociology
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Nancy Stallings (Fine Art): "Our Bodies, Our Stories"
Faculty Mentor: Garry Kaulitz
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Holly Thorssin (Anthropology): "Archaeobotany of the Central Aleutian Islands"
Faculty Mentor: Diane Hanson
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