2010-2011 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Spring 2011 Grant Recipients
Alyssa Hoskie (Psychology): "Sex Differences in Ethanol Sensitivity and Metabolism in Dwarf Hamsters"
Brendan Babb (Computer Science): "Speeding up Image Compression Research via Genetic Algorithms and UAA's GPU Server:
Mikaela Mulder (Psycology): "Gender Differences in Computer Anxiety and Self-Efficacy: A Study of College Students"
Fall 2010 Grant Recipients
Candace Ede(Chemistry): "Determination of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Anchorage Wastewater and Streams"
Faculty Mentor: John Kennish, Chemistry
2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Fall 2009 Grant Recipients
Spring 2009 Grant Recipients
Sean Egan (Computer Sciences/Chemistry): "The Use of N-heterocyclic Carbenes in Iron Catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions"
Merrill Flint (Music): "Performance of Songs for Voice, Guitar and Lute"
Deana Glick (Biological Sciences): "The Effects of Benzene and its Metabolites on Epithelial Lung Cells"
Britny Herzog (Computer Sciences): "Bio-Inspired Intelligent Satellite Image Compression"
Sunil Panthi, Dane Ketner, Rolan Baguyos (Engineering): "An Analysis of Seismic Activity from Redoubt Volcano, AK Using the Hilbert-Huang Transformation"
Kameron Walters: "Skylines and Conversations"
2008-2009 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Fall 2008 Grant Recipients
Mary Shannon Huber (Art): “Decay: A Textural Appreciation of Maturity”
Tina Thi Tran (Biological Sciences): “Expression of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) and gonadotropin inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in photoperiod responsive and nonresponsive morphs of Northern red-backed vole, Myodes rutilus”
Stephen Deutsch, Dax Ehrhart and Peter Bradley (Economics): “Breaking the Plurality Bandwagon: An Experimental Test of Instant Run-off Voting”
Mike Redlinger and Kelcie Ralph (Economics): “Property Rights, Inequality, and Endowments: A variation on the standard dictator game”
Spring 2008 Grant Recipients
Carly Craig (Biology): "Testing the Role of ISWI in Xenopus laevis development with a dominant negative ISWI mutant. "
Ruby Kennell (Fine Arts): "Performative Intimacy: A Self-Portrait"
Linda Blackwell (Psychology), Jennifer LaCasse (Psychology), Sarah Roberson (Psychology): "Effects of Flavor Variety on Food-Motivated Behavior in Dwarf Hamsters (Phodopus Campbelli)"
2007-2008 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Jeremy Chignell (Biology): "Effects of Nutrients and Light Availability on the Nature of Sphagnum Exudates with Respect to Bacterial Growth"
Rebecca Volino Robinson (Psychology): "Postpartum Depression, Social Support, and Perception of Birth"
Paul Bilodeau (Engineering): "Design of Three-Dimensional Precision Positioning Compliant Mechanism"
Eric Mathews (Chemistry): "Investigation of Chlorinated Fatty Acids within Phospholipids Classes Found in Tissue of Alaskan Sea Otters"
Austin Roach (Music): "A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik): A Musical Study and Performance of Mozartian Style"
Kali Bennett (Art): "Sensorium: A Photographic Exploration of Man and Nature"
Alison Eshenower (BS Biochemistry): "Cold Sensitivity in S. cerevisiae histone H2A Mutants" (Abstract)
Kevin Connaker (BS Geological Sciences): "The
Occurrence and Speciation of Iron and Associated Potentially Toxic
Metals in Groundwater of Anchorage, Alaska: A Focus on Private Drinking
Water Wells" (Abstract)
Eric Addison (BS Engineering): "Combining Geophysics
and Geochemistry to Understand the Amomalous Occurence of Permafrost in
Anchorage, Alaska" (Abstract)
Andrew Yaden (BS Natural Sciences): "Contingent Valuation of Visibility in Seward, Alaska" (Abstract)
Randy Ashford (BS Psychology): "Coexistence Dynamics: Testing an Integrative Model of Human Conflict" (Abstract)
2006-2007 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Vanessa Bergstedt (BS, Chemistry): “An Investigation of Chlorohydroxy Fatty Acids” (View Abstract)
Arthur Schultz (BS, Biological Sciences): “Molecular and Morphological Diversity of Stylaster Corals in Alaska” (View Abstract)
Desire Shepler (BA, Psychology): “Effects of Yoga on Self-Objectification in Adolescent Girls” (View Abstract)
Christopher Smith (BA, Anthropology): “Tlingit Tourist Art 1870 to Present” (View Abstract)
Nevada Start (BM, Music Education) and group members Joseph Bourgeois (BA, Music), Nate Foerster (BA, Music), Destiny Jeffery (BM, Music Education), and Adam Weber (BM, Music Education): “University Guitar Ensemble Research and Performance Project” (View Abstract)
Rachel Steer (BA, Journalism): “Belugas and Bridges: A Rhetorical Analysis of Public Science Communication in Southcentral Alaska” (View Abstract)
Revathy Thiagarajan-Smith (BS, Chemistry): “Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Bowhead Whale and Alaskan Sea Otters” (View Abstract)
2005-2006 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Dorene Asay-Wilkinson (BA, Philosophy): "The Implications of Foundational Epistemology on Date Rape and the Law" (View Abstract)
Stephanie Engel (BSW, Social Work): "Assessing Caregiver Needs to Develop a Caregiver Support Program" (View Abstract)
Sofia Lagos (BM, Music): "Classical Era Research/Perfomance Project" (View Abstract)
Jessica Reyna (BA, Psychology): "Meeting Places and the Longevity of Relationships: Distal Factors of Correlation" (View Abstract)
Reem Sheikh (BS, Biological Sciences): "Fluorescent Analyses of Asthma Associated Mucin Protein Expression Exposure to Environmental Contaminants" (View Abstract)
Ruby Kennell (BFA, Art): “Dysfunction: An Exploration on Relationships” (View Abstract)
2004-2005 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Heather Arkinson - BS, Civil Engineering: "Investigation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Anchorage Water Sources" (View Abstract)
Rebecca Prieto - BA, Psychology: "Minority Disparity in College Retention: An Examination of Alaska Native Retention Programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage" (View Abstract)
Eric Sjoden - BS, Biological Sciences: "Rapid Evolutionary Divergence of Sculpin in Bering Glacier Region, Alaska"
2003-2004 Undergraduate Research Grant Award Recipients
Carmen Hanson - BS, Biological Sciences: "A Cellular Model for Modulation of the Immune Regulator RANTES by Environmental Contaminates" (View Abstract)
Jolene Rearick - BS, Biological Sciences: "Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Eelgrass in Southeastern Alaska" (View Abstract)
2002-03 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Reality S. Canty, BS Psychology. "Constructing Meaning in Biological Text." (View Abstract)
Abbegayle Dodds, BS Chemistry. "Maintenance of Arsenic Speciation of EDTA." (View Abstract)
Adryan Glasgow, BA Philosophy/Literature. "Expanding Humean Ethics." (View Abstract)
Enola Hoffman, BS Biological Sciences. "Preferential Histone H2A Modifications in S. Cerevisiae." (View Abstract)
Tobias Schwoerer, BA Economics. "Ending the 'Race for Fish' Makes Fish and Fishers Better Off." (View Abstract)
2001-02 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients
Eric J. R. David, BS Psychology. "Determining Potential Sources of Psychological Distress Among Highly Acculturated & Lesser Acculturated Filipino-American Adolescents." (View Abstract)
Priscilla Hensley, BA English. "Alaska Native Dance in Anchorage." (View Abstract)
Rebekah Miller, BS Biological Sciences. "Benefits of Writing about Traumatic Experiences for Individuals with Chronic Illness." (View Abstract)
Patrick Mosher, BS Natural Science and Psychology. "In Vivo X-ChIP Analyses of Histone H2A Phosphorylation in the Repair Response to DNA-Double-Strand-Breaks in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae." (View Abstract)
Hillary Pearson, BA Justice. "Fairview Street Design and Crime." (View Abstract)