Undergraduate Research Grant Awards

Students from several departments applied for funding to attend conferences to present research, compete in academic competitions, and purchase supplies to complete research.  The current semester of faculty sponsors, the students, and the title of the projects are listed by department below.

Biology:

Tamara Natour, “Aggregation of Alpha Synuclein and Tau Protein in Cell Cultures Containing APOE4 Gene in Response to Taxol and Estrogen Treatments.” Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Deborah O’Dell

Kaelynn Parker, “CRISPR-cas9 mediated gene targeting in Crithidia fasiculata.” Faculty sponsor,  Dr. Swati Agrawal

John Asmus, “Toxoplasma gondii SUB4 Gene Deletion Mutants and Their Viability in Host Cell Invasion.” Faculty sponsor,  Dr. Swati Agrawal

Bailey Johnson, “Quantifying Hyperforin in St. John’s wort.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Josephine Antwi

Bailey Bashara, “The Effects of Cortisol on Blood Coagulation in Zebrafish.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Dianne Baker

Sophie Dixon, “Composition of fecal microbiome in socially subordinate mice.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Parrish Waters

Abigail Conkin, “Turtle Population Sex Ratios at Urban vs. Rural Locations.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Brad Lamphere

Earth and Environmental Science:

Allison Grant, “The Legacy of Redlining on Urban Heat in Virginia Cities.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Pamela Grothe

Eden Rakes, “Estimated 2020 CO2 Emisiion Reductions in Virginia from COVID-19.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Pamel Grothe

Emily Brooks and Rina Murasaki, “Initial Study of the Interactions between Earthworms and Contaminated Soil.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Melanie  Szulczewski

History and American Studies

Katie Molina, “Western Influences in the Eradication of Footbinding during the Late Quig Dynasty, 1850-1912.” Faculty sponor, Dr. Sue Fernsebner

Cathryn Kinde, “Under the Ink: A Closer Look at Tattoos in the Gulag.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Steven Harris

Shannon Payne, “Kray Brothers in the Media.” Faculty sponsor, Dr.  Steven Harris.

Mathematics

Paige Beidelman, “Graph Game Coloring of Trees.” Faculty sponsor, Dr. Jeb Collins

Political Science and International Affairs

Madison Williams, “Studying the Chicago Police Torture Curriculum.” Faculty sponor, Dr. Emile Lester

 

Previous Awarded Grants: 

YEAR
2020 SPRING
2019 FALL SPRING SUMMER
2018 FALL SPRING SUMMER
2017 FALL SPRING SUMMER
2016 FALL SPRING SUMMER
2015 FALL SPRING SUMMER
2014 FALL SPRING  SUMMER
2013  FALL SPRING SUMMER
2012 FALL SPRING SUMMER
2011
2010
2009
2008