Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Excellence Award

Western Michigan University (WMU) recognizes the contribution of hands-on research and creative scholarship performed by undergraduate students in the education process and the advancement of our discovery mission. The WMU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Excellence Award will support WMU undergraduate students to pursue projects with faculty or staff members on campus. Students may participate in research during the spring or summer sessions.

Complete and submit an application online at https://wmich.infoready4.com. Log in with a Bronco NetID and password. 

Applications are accepted twice a year.  Applications for Spring and Summer I 2023 are due on November 18, 2023.

  • Overview

    The goals of the award are:

    • To provide WMU undergraduate students with an opportunity to have a mentored research or creative scholarship-related experience under the mentorship of one of WMU’s tenured faculty, tenure track faculty or staff.  
    • To provide WMU tenured faculty, tenure track faculty or staff who are actively funded or seeking external funding the opportunity to work with and mentor an undergraduate student in a project related to their expertise. 
    • Provide student support of $750 for a semester, or for one or two summer sessions (Each summer session award will be up to $375). These funds can be used for a stipend for the student, travel or research related costs such as supplies.

     

    For a faculty member to serve as a mentor they must meet one of the following criteria:

    1. Be a tenure-track Assistant Professor in their first three years of appointment when the student applies for the award. The award must be completed before the faculty member completes their fourth year of appointment.
    2. Currently have an externally funded research program of at least $5,000 in total direct costs. The faculty mentor must have current active external funding at the time of the start of the student award. Since students may not know who is currently funded, it is expected that the mentors will recruit students for their projects.
    3. Tenured or tenure track faculty who demonstrate that they are actively seeking external funding (submit at least one external grant or contract of at least $5,000 total direct costs with full facilities and administrative costs if allowed by the sponsor in the past year).
    4. For proposals or awards that meet the above requirements that are not required to be submitted via ORI and a PAF, documentation of a submission or award can be provided directly to Christine Stamper for review. 

    For a staff member to serve as a mentor they must meet the following criteria:

    1. Currently serve as PI on an externally funded research program of at least $5,000 in total direct costs. The mentor must have current active external funding at the time of the start of the student award. Since students may not know who is currently funded, it is expected that the mentors will recruit students for their projects.

     

  • Additional Policies and Procedures
    • Applicants cannot be awarded the research award in the same semester as their college or the Lee Honors College award.
    • Faculty or staff cannot sponsor more than two applications per cycle.
    • Students who apply for the award with a mentor who had two students receive funding for one of the application cycles will be given a lower priority in the following review cycle. 
    • Students cannot receive more than two awards in their time at WMU. A second award will only be considered for students who have demonstrated satisfactory program performance and priority will be given to students who have applied for external funding (travel award, fellowship).
    • Students working on a joint program can each apply for funding. However, the limit of two students per PI remains, and each student must submit an independently written proposal. Any applications for a joint project that have significant identity between any sections of the proposal will be automatically rejected.
    • This is a competitive program and not all students are likely to be funded. 

Previous Winners

  • Summer II 2022/Fall 2022

    Marwan Al Hinaai/Geological and Environmental Sciences/Stephen Kaczmarek/Insights into the global carbon cycle using stable carbon isotopes in marine sediments

    Karli Boer/Chemistry/Frederick Stull/NicAS (Nicotine oxidoreductase) Mutants for Oxidase Evolution

    Abigail Boyer/Chemical and Paper Engineering/Mert Atilhan/Novel Hydrophobic Deep Eutectric Solvents (HDES) for Water Treatment

    Benjamin Eiler/Biological Sciences/Tiffany Schriever/Riparian restoration and dam removal on the Kalamazoo River: the river rood web response

    Kaitrin Funckes/Chemistry/Frederick Stull/Characterization of 6HLNO-SE

    Shan Khai Liew/Chemical and Paper Engineering/Mert Atilhan/Preparation of Eutectogels from Natural Based Hydrogen Bond Donors and Acceptors for Improved CO2 Capture

    Kaushik Mojumder/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Robert Makin/Electrical Characterization of Nitride Semiconductors

    Mohammed Riashad Reza/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Kristina Lemmer/Hybrid Endurance Drone

    Caleb Wold/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Kristina Lemmer/Hybrid Endurance Drone

     

  • Previous Winners

    FALL 2020 UREA

    ApplicantMajorFaculty MentorMentor's DepartmentProposal Title
    Chen, SydneyBiomedical ScienceChristine Byrd-JacobsBiological ScienceComparison of Zebrafish Responses to Various Odorants
    Getson, JohnBiochemistryKelly TeskeChemistry Development of phenylisoxazole sulfonamide-based small molecule inhibitors of miR-31 expression
    Heatherly, SamanthaCivil EngineeringUpul AttanayakeCivil and Construction EngineeringResearch Grant for the Study of Material Deterioration and Structural Failures of Hard Surfaces
    Kuhns, MakenzieBiochemistryKelly TeskeChemistry Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors Modulating microRNA-31 function
    Martin, DavidMechanical EngineeringKristina LemmerMechanical and Aerospace DepartmentHall Thruster with Magnetic Shielding
    McGee-Sinclair, RonMechanical EngineeringKristina LemmerMechanical and Aerospace Department Retrofitting a Low-Cost Hall Effect Thruster with Magnetic Shielding 
    Mumby, ElizabethBiochemistryRicky StullChemistryDesulfurization of Organic Solvents 
    Walker, MollySpeech-Language Pathology and AudiologySuma DevangaDepartment of Speech-Language PathologyCollaborative Referencing in Primary Progressive Aphasia

    SUMMER II 2020 UREA

    ApplicantMajorFaculty MentorMentor's DepartmentProposal Title
    Alderman, MeganBiologySharon GillBiological SciencesInterspecific Competition for Acoustic Space in Resident Bird Species

    SUMMER I 2020 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Nik Azli, Sabrina BintiBiological SciencesWendy BeaneDetermining the role of the planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway in intestinal stem cell proliferation during planarian regeneration
    Conway, CatherineGeneral PsychologyLisa BakerAcute and Sub-Chronic Effects of LSD in Preclinical Assessments of Anxiety in Male Rats

    SPRING 2020 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Agy, BlakeMechanical EngineeringMichael G. MillerInnovative Smart Helmet to Reduce Impact Caused by Helmet-to-Helmet Contact
    Alazmi, RajanMechanical EngineeringPnina Ari-GurInnovative Smart Helmet to Reduce Impact Caused by Helmet-to-Helmet Collision
    Babcock, BriellePsychology: Behavioral SciencesAmy DamashekAttitudes on the Utilization of Electronic Mental Health Apps for Mental Health Treatment
    Campbell, IsabelMechanical EngineeringPnina Ari-GurFunding for Improvements on a vest for the Blind
    Chenez, AlannahMechanical EngineeringMuralidhar  GhantasalaMagnetic Field Effect on Ferrofluid in Acoustic Levitator
    Demski, KyleMechanical EngineeringMichael G. MillerFunding for Helmet Design
    Fischer, AdamChemistryGellert MezeiNovel Counterions for Use in Nanojars
    Gaunt, AndrewBiochemistryGellert MezeiSynthesis and characterization of nanojars based on novel, positively/negatively charged pyrazole ligands
    Greene, JacquelineInterdisciplinary Health Services- Pre Physician AssistantWendy BeaneReactive oxygen species and their effect on wound healing in planarian worms
    Hagan, DanielAerospace EngineeringJennifer HudsonLunar DISC
    Kadav, ParthMechanical EngineeringZachary AsherImproving the Range of Electric Vehicles
    Kincaid, NathanAerospace EngineeringXiaoyun ShaoSuper Elastic Alloys and Seismic Dampening
    Lin, AndyMechanical EngineeringXiaoyun ShaoSeismic Dampening using Nitinol
    Litvinova, AnnaAerospace EngineeringWilliam LiouAerodynamics of Wind Loading on Building
    Long, Makayla Biomedical SciencesMegan Grunert KowalskeUnderstanding STEM Instructors’ Experiences with and Perceptions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: The First Step towards Increasing Access and Inclusivity
    Mendoza Berumen, FranciscoMechanical EngineeringMuralidhar  GhantasalaMagnetic Field Effect on Ferrofluid in Acoustic Levitator
    Saeed, JameelAerospace EngineeringJennifer HudsonLunar DISC
    Shotwell, BenBiomedical SciencesKathryn DochertyUsing Cellulose Additions in Soil to Promote a Revergence Toward Prairie Microbial Communities
    Wolf, CarolineBiological SciencesKathryn DochertyImpact of grass biomass, mixed plant, and cellulose additions on root growth and mycorrhizal fungi association
    Zoardar, MarsadElectrical & Computer EngineeringZachery AsherIn-Motion wireless power transfer

    FALL 2019 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Pratley, HalMechanical EngineeringMuralidhar GhantasalaSonar Doppler Blood Flow Monitor
    Braun, DerekMechanical EngineeringMuralidhar GhantasalaSonar Doppler Blood Flow Monitor
    Miner, MitchellMechanical EngineeringJinseok KimThe Hanging 3D Printer
    Brummel, MaximilianMechanical EngineeringJinseok KimHang-Printer
    Fenech, StephenElectrical and Computer EngineeringMassood AtashbarDevelopment of a Dry, Flexible, Durable, and Wireless Athletic Electrocardiogram Smart Sleeve
    Burnette, BlakeEngineering Design  TechnologyPavel IkonomovHigh Precision Rotational Table
    Wilkins, NathanManufacturing Engineering TechnologyPavel Ikonomov4 & 5 Axis Rotary Table
    Reeves, EmilyComparative ReligionAlisa PerkinsQueer Muslim Online: The Development of Online Communities and Resources

    SUMMER II 2019 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Noble, CharlesComputer ScienceWuwei ShenAssurance-Based Development and Validation for Auto Program Repairs
    Trainor, IsabellaBiologyDavid HuffmanAldolase B in the Small Intestine

    SPRING 2019 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Al Maamuri, AliChemistryGellert MezeiInfluence of reactant stoichiometry on the composition of nanojar product mixtures
    Berichon, MeganNursingMary Ann StarkResilience in Bronson School of Nursing Empower Success Students
    Birchfield, DevinElectrical EngineeringMassood AtashbarHand Motion Controlled Car using Flexible Hybrid Electronics
    Blinkiewicz, PaigeBiochemistryJeremy DuncanDetermining the Function of Gata3 and its Potential Role in Hearing Restoration
    Cannella, ConnorAerospace EngineeringKathryn DochertyConstant Altitude Balloon and Flight Termination System
    Collingwood, JoshuaBiomedical ScienceKelly TeskeSynthesis of small molecule inhibitors targeting aberrant microRNA- 31 function
    Geiger, RyanAerospace EngineeringJennifer HudsonThermal Adaptation of a Vacuum Chamber
    Goberville, NicholasMechanical EngineeringZachary AsherLinear Rail 3D Printing Robotic Arm
    Herbert, AaronMechanical EngineeringPeter GustafsonEmergency Supply Power Bank
    Jackson, XavierElectrical EngineeringMassood AtashbarHand Motion Controlled Car using Flexible Hybrid Electronics
    Johns, AnikaSpeech, Language, and Hearing SciencesSume DevangaGeneralization of Language to Everyday Conversations: An Aphasia Treatment Study
    Kronback, CurtAerospace EngineeringKathryn DochertyDesign of a Constant Altitude Balloon and Flight Termination System
    Mahmoud, Yara HazenElectrical EngineeringDamon MillerHouse Fire Preventative Device
    Milburn, EvenMechanical EngineeringJennifer HudsonAttitude control
    Murgia, EvangeliaGeologyJoyashish ThakurtaAn Experimental Investigation on the Origin of Hexagonal Columnar Structures in Surficial Rocks
    Rosario, YarielisBiomedical SciencesWendy BeaneThe Effects of Weak Magnetic Fields on Planarian Regeneration
    Salome, AustinChemistryGellert MezeiSynthesis of 1,3-bis(1H-pyrazole-3-yl)propane and the corresponding nanojars
    Sienkiewicz, NicholasBiochemistry/Choral Music EducationKelly TeskeSynthesis and Evaluation of Small Molecule Modulators of Oncogenic miRNA Function
    Steele, ThomasMechanical EngineeringZachary AsherRobotic Arm and Slide Rail with 3D Printing Head
    Steuer, MagdalenaEnglish/Creative WritingBrian GoganThe Treatment of Children and their Literature at the Turn of the Century
    Taylor, RyanGeographyAdam MathewsUrban Tree Canopy Cover Change in Denver, Colorado, 2002-2012
    Timmermann, NicholasAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerBalloon Altitude Control and Sampling System
    Wendland, JaredMechanical EngineeringPeter GustafsonEmergency Relief Power Supply
    Wilgenhof, RachelSpeech-Language Pathology and AudiologySuma DevangaCollaborative Referencing in Wernicke's Aphasia

    SPRING 2018 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Faisal AlmindilMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPnina Ari-GurSmart Cane
    Mahmoud AlshiyokhMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringJennifer Hudson3D Printed Robotic Arm
    Drew ArndtMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMuralidhar GhantasalaForce Versus Displacement Test Stand Design
    Bilal ArshadMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPnina Ari-GurSmart Cane
    Quinten Bader Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Peter GustafsonEmergence VOR CDI for General Aviation 
    Riley BalkMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringTianshu Liu Analysis of Flow Over a Frisbee 
    Andrew BeltramoMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringParviz MeratiResearch and Development of a Low-Vacuum-Moisture-Removal (LVMR) System for a Medial Mattress
    Dustin BlackCivil and Construction EngineeringUpul AttanayakeEffects of Concrete Cure Time on Epoxy Overlay and Sealant Performance
    Stephanie BuglioneGeosciencesR.V. KrishnamurthyAnalysis of Oxygen and Hydrogen Stable Isotopes in Atmospheric Water Vapor
    Eric CarloIndustrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering ManagementJohn PattenLaser Augmented Diamond Drilling
    Susanne Crum Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Daniel Kujawski Advanced Composite Applications in a Chassis System 
    Justin Diep  Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Pavel Ikonomov 3D Printed Robotic Arm 
    James Eckler Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Kristina Lemmer Plasma Spectroscopy 
    Manju FreemanMechanical and Aerospace Engineering Jennifer Hudson 3D Printed Robotic Arm 
    Andrew Fritchley Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Muralidhar Ghantasala Force Versus Displacement Test Stand Design 
    Peter GrohsMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringBade ShresthaStructural Reinforcement of Streamline Tubing
    Robert HallenbeckMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerElectromagnetic Radiation Sheild for Spacecraft
    Chuyie HangMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringBade ShresthaStructural Reinforcement of Streamline Tubing
    Tony Hanson Electrical and Computer EngineeringMassood AtashbarMusic Keyboard Based on Flexible Hybrid Electronics
    David HartMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringDaniel KujawskiAdvanced Composite Applications in a Chassis System
    Alyssa Hartsig Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPeter GustafsonEmergence VOR CDI for General Aviation
    Oseas Benjamin Hudy-VelascoMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerElectromagnetic Radiation Sheild for Spacecraft
    Brandon KammerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerFixed Volume Balloon & Flight Termination System
    Thomas KerberMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerBuild and Testing of a Low Flow Rate Hollow Cathode for WMU Aerospace Laboratory for Plasma Dynamics
    Garrett KingsburyBiological SciencesSilvia RossbachAnalyzing the Effect of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination on Freshwater Bacterial Communities Using Microcosms
    Choong Beng Lim Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringTianshu LiuPower Transmission System for the Oscillating Wing Unit
    John MaceriMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringJennifer HudsonCubeSat - Attitude Determination and Control System
    Ross McMahanMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPeter GustafsonEmergence VOR CDI for General Aviation
    Benjamin MerchantMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringBade ShresthaStructural Reinforcement of Streamline Tubing
    Margaret MooneyMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerElectrical Design of a LaB₆ Hollow Cathode
    Kirsten MurphyMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringTianshu LiuAnalysis of Flow Over a Frisbee
    Nicholas NuzzoMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerWALI - Western Aerospace Launch Initiative
    Viraj PatilMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringTianshu LiuAnalysis of Flow Over a Frisbee
    Quentin Piaskowski Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of a Fixed Volume Balloon and Flight Termination System
    Ryan PowersMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of an Electric Propulsion Thruster Breakout Box System
    Ashley Rettich Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPeter GustafsonEmergence VOR CDI for General Aviation
    Sarah RolniakMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerFabrication and Testing of a Low Flow Rate Hollow Cathode for WMU ALPE
    Amy RussellDance Jeremy BlairA Written History of the Western Michigan University Department of Dance
    Jordan RuterbuschMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringJennifer HudsonCubeSat - Attitude Determination and Control System
    Sarah SokolskiMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerWestern Aerospace Launch Initiative High-Altitude Balloon Launch and Subsystem Convergence
    Hannah WattsMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerHigh Altitude Balloon Communications System
    Lucas WilkinsMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of an Electric Propulsion Thruster Breakout Box System
    Scott ZieglerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringJennifer Hudson3D Printed Robotic Arm

    FALL 2017 UREA 

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Andreas ArgoudelisMechanical EngineeringJennifer HudsonRe-Usable Mechanical Flare
    Kenneth BakerAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of a Fixed Volume Balloon and Flight Termination System
    Rogelio BatasBehavioral ScienceLisa BakerAssessment of Mephedrone and Methamphetamine for Conditioned Place Preference in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats
    Dustin BlackCivil EngineeringUpul AttanayakeTechnologies to Minimize Construction Related Impact on Non-Motorized Mobility
    Mark BlissMechanical EngineeringRichard MeyerBCM Espresso
    Emily BolhuisBehavioral Science Wendy BeaneAnalyses of the Feeding Strategies of Dugesia japonica and Schmidtea mediterranea Planaria
    David CurleMechanical EngineeringRichard MeyerBCM Espresso
    Jorge Diaz-SaninMechanical EngineeringDaniel KujawskiSmart Shot - Advanced Firearms Training
    Justin DiepMechanical EngineeringPavel Ikonomov3D Printed Prosthetic Arm
    Andrew DoeringAerospace EngineeringJennifer HudsonAir-Bearing Test Fixture for Satellite Attitude Control System Development
    Joshua GudenauAerospace Engineering William LiouLand, Air, Sea, Rover - Unmanned Vehicle
    Brandon KammerAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerFixed Volume Balloon & Flight Termination System
    Thomas KerberAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign and Fabrication of Components for Hollow Cathode for ALPE
    Conner KnepleyMechanical EngineeringDaniel KujawskiSmart Shot - Advanced Firearms Training
    Corey LeeAerospace EngineeringWilliam LiouLand, Air, Sea, Rover - Unmanned Vehicle
    Haoran LiCivil EngineeringXiaoYun ShaoAn Innovative Application of Construction Adhesive to Enhance Resilience of Wood Residential Buildings to Natural Hazards
    Dylan McNamaraMechanical EngineeringRichard MeyerBCM Espresso
    Margaret MooneyAerospace Engineering and Vocal PerformanceKristina LemmerElectrical Design of a LaB₆ Hollow Cathode 
    Matthew MoultonCivil EngineeringUpul AttanayakeMoisture Impact on Concrete Overlay and Sealant Performance
    Matthew MuellerCivil EngineeringUpul AttanayakePolicies and Guidelines for Enhancing Non-Motorized Mobility 
    Nicholas NuzzoAerospace EngineeringJennifer Hudson WALI - Western Aerospace Launch Initiative
    Greg OstroyComputer Science Lori Brown FAA PEGASAS Weather Technology in the Cockpit 
    Quentin PlaskowskiAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of a Fixed Volume Balloon and Flight Termination System
    Ryan PowersAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of an Electric Propulsion Thruster Breakout Box System
    Sarah RolniakAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of Gas Feed System for a Hollow Cathode 
    Orlando RomeroAerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerPlasma Spectroscopy (P-Spec) Mission
    Katharine RoseGeology Joyashish ThakurtaExamination of the Economic Prospect of the East Eagle Intrusion Gabbro Based on Petrological and Geochemical Characteristics 
    Zachary RuecklAerospace Engineering Jennifer Hudson Air-Bearing Test Fixture for Satellite Attitude Control System Development  
    Amy RussellDance  Jeremy Blair A Written History of the Western Michigan University Department of Dance 
    Zachary SingerMechanical EngineeringDaniel Kujawski Design of Spring Loaded Camming Devices for Rock Climbing
    Sarah SokolskiMechanical EngineeringKristina Lemmer Western Aerospace Launch Initiative (WALI) Spectroscopy
    Cordero SotoComputer Science Zbigniew ChajeckiBuild and Commission of the Scintillator Detectors for Nuclear Physics 
    Justin SwainPhysics Zbigniew Chajecki Detection of Charged Particles in Nuclear Physics Experiment 
    Brooke TreeceMechanical EngineeringDaniel Kujawski Design of Spring Loaded Camming Devices for Rock Climbing 
    Breanna VarkerBiomedical Sciences Wendy Beane The Analysis of Feeding Strategies in Phagocata gracilis and Phagocata morgani 
    Gabriel Prescinotti VivanAerospace EngineeringWilliam Liou Land, Air, Sea, Rover (LASR) - Unmanned Vehicle 
    Gabrielle WatsonBehavioral ScienceWendy Beane Understanding Neuronal Interactions in Planarians 
    Hannah WattsAerospace EngineeringKristina Lemmer Satellite Communications 
    Richard WilkeCivil EngineeringUpul AttanayakeMoisture Impact on Concrete Overlay and Sealant Performance
    Lucas WilkinsMechanical EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of an Electric Propulsion Thruster Breakout Box System

    SUMMER 2017 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Marcos SantiagoBiological SciencesWendy BeanePreliminary Data Suggest ROS Accumulation for Regenerative Outgrowth
    Gabrielle Watson           Biological Sciences                                                           Wendy Beane                   The Effects of PCP Knockdown on Neural Subtypes in Planarians

    SPRING 2017 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Odai Alhouz Civil and Construction EngineeringJun-Seok Oh        Effectiveness of Bicycle Signals for Improving Safety and Multimodal Mobility at Urban Intersections
    Adam AndersonMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPnina Ari-GurPreventing Concussion with Innovative Smart Helmet
    Andrew Aurand    Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering ManagementLee Wells3D Printer Plastic Recycler
    Joshua BakkerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPnina Ari-GurPreventing Concussion with Innovative Smart Helmet
    Dustin BlackCivil and Construction EngineeringUpul AttanayakeDeveloping Policies and Guidelines for Enhancing Non-Motorized Mobility within Construction Zones
    Mark Bliss             Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRichard Meyer    BCM Espresso Machine
    Marine BollietBiological SciencesWendy BeaneA Comparative Analysis of Regeneration Among Various Planarian Species
    Gregory BosmaMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign of a CubeSat Separation Mechanism
    Christian Brower Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering ManagementLee WellsPlastic Recycler Project
    David CurleMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRichard MeyerBCM Espresso Machine
    Andrew Drummond       Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerWALI (Western Aerospace Launch Initiative) CubeSat Separation Mechanism
    Magreth HajiMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPnina Ari-GurShape Memory Alloys (Nano-Composite)
    Christian HartmanChemistryGellert MezeiReactivity and Ligand Exchange Potential of Nanojars
    Spencer HenningPhysicsMichael FamianoType Ia Supernova Models and Galactic Chemical Evolution
    Ross HillerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerDesign and Kinematic Analysis of CubeSat Separation Method
    Samuel HiltnerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWilliam LiouLASS Unmanned Aerial System
    Thomas KerberMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerNEON-EAGER Air Microbiome Research
    Jacob KirkendallChemistryAndre VenterSyringe Spray Mass Spectrometry to Determine ? And ? Acids in Hops
    Nathan LloydCivil and Construction EngineeringUpul AttanayakeConcrete Shrinkage Monitoring with Vibrating Wire Gages
    Jason MalphrusMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringClaudi Fajardo-HansfordCooling System Development for an Automotive Application
    Dylan McNamaraMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRichard MeyerBCM Espresso Machine
    Andrew MeltonMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringDaniel KujawskiFatigue Testing of Materials
    Ramin MirshabMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringClaudi Fajardo-HansfordAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing Techniques for IC Engine Induction Systems
    Margaret MooneyMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringKristina LemmerAirborne Microbiome Project
    Brandon NimtzMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMuralidhar GhantasalaBiogas Separator and Storage Tank
    Greg OstroyIndustrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering ManagementDiana PrietoSampling Criteria for Monitoring Influenza Emergencies Under Constrained Testing Capabilities
    Vincent PokorzynskiMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPnina Ari-GurPiezoelectric Energy Harvesting for White Canes
    Michael PoolMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWilliam LiouLASS Unmanned Aerial System
    Mackenzie PrestonIndustrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering ManagementLee Wells3D Printer Plastic Recycler
    Trevor RichardsonMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMuralidhar GhantasalaBiogas Separator and Storage Tank
    Marwa Ahmed SaadBiological SciencesWendy BeaneThe Role of the HSP 70 Signaling Pathway in Planarian Regenerative Outgrowth
    Turner SoltermanCivil and Construction EngineeringUpul AttanayakeSpecifications and Guidelines for Bridge Constructability Analysis
    Elizabeth SprangelMathematicsAndrzej DudekThe Probabilistic Method in Graph Theory
    Allison SpringBiological SciencesKathryn DochertyAtmospheric Microbiome Project
    Cole VillalobosCivil and Construction EngineeringValerian KwigizileMichigan Truck Strategic Plan for 2016-2019
    Kenton VogelMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMuralidhar GhantasalaBiogas Separator and Storage Tank
    Evan WeeseMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringClaudi Fajardo-HansfordFSAE Exhaust Header
    Morgan ZapataCivil and Construction EngineeringUpul AttanayakeSteel Multi-Girder Bridge Construction Process Documentation

    FALL 2016 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    Jacob NyeMechanical EngineeringDr. Peter GustafsonDesign of Computerized Surgical Screwdriver
    Timothy RuesinkMechanical EngineeringDr. Peter GustafsonDesign of Computerized Surgical Screwdriver
    Elizabeth SprangelMathematicsDr. Andrzej DedekRegularity Method in Extremal Graph Theory
    Nathan LloydConstruction EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeLaboratory Evaluation of a Bridge Field Monitoring System
    David Moussa SalazarAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurEnergy Harvesting Power for the Smart White Cane
    Thomas KerberAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerNEON-EAGER Air Microbiome Sampler
    Margaret MooneyAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerAirborne Microbiome Project
    Andrew DrummondMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerWALI (Western Aerospace Launch Initiative) CubeSat Separation Mechanism
    Joshua BakkerAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurPreventing Concussion with an Innovative Smart Helmet
    Roberto MolinaAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer Hudson3-Axis Magnetorquer for CubeSat
    Robert DrummMechanical EngineeringDr. Claudia Fajardo-HansfordUse of a Magnetorheological Fluid for System Actuation
    Joshua RohrerMechanical EngineeringDr. Claudia Fajardo-HansfordInvestigation of Magnetorheological (MR) Fluids for Device Actuation in Automotive Systems
    Robin KurthMechanical EngineeringDr. Ghantasala and Dr. Bade ShresthaCompressor for Biogas Purification System
    Brandon NimtzMechanical EngineeringDr. Dhantasala and Dr. Bade ShresthaBiogas Separator and Storage Tank
    Gregory IzaguirreAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerPropellant Tank and Feed System
    Silmang SeneAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonEnergy Harvesting Power for the Smart White Cane
    Eric CarloIndustrial and entrepreneurial EngineeringDr. John PattenLaser Augmented Diamond Drilling
    Ian ColeMechanical EngineeringDr. Ghantasala and Dr. Bade ShresthaCompressor for Portable Biogas Purification System
    Kenton VogelMechanical EngineeringDr. Ghantasala and Dr. Bade ShresthaBiogas Separator/Storage Tank
    Carlos SotoAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerPropellant Tank and Feed System
    Cole MillerEngineering Management TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovSLA 3D Bio Printer
    Joseph CarusoManufacturing Engineering TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovSLA 3D Bio Printer
    Wilson PinesEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovSLA 3D Bio Printer
    Eric CookEngineering Management TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovSLA 3D Bio Printer
    Kevin LernerAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonMagnetorquer Controller
    Matthew GriffithAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonSeparation and Orbital Propagation
    Christian HartmanChemistryDr. Gellert MezeiReactivity and Ligand Exchange Potential of Nanojars
    Ali Akbar MohsiniAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonMagnetorquer Controller
    Trevor RichardsonMechanical EngineeringDr. Ghantasala and Dr. Bade ShresthaBiogas Separator and Storage Tank
    Nicolas TheoretMechanical EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCubeSat ADCS Validation and Testing Apparatus
    Greg BosmaMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerDevelopment of a CubeSat Separation Mechanism
    Jacob StevensAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCubeSatADCS Validation and Testing Apparatus
    Tyler ChantrenneMechanical EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCubeSatADCS Validation and Testing Apparatus
    Mackenzie PrestonMechanical EngineeringDr. Lee WellsPlastic Recycler
    Christian BrowerMechanical EngineeringDr. Lee WellsPlastic Recycler Project
    Andrew AurandMechanical EngineeringDr. Lee Wells3D Plastic Recycler Project
    Logan HugheyChemical  EngineeringDr. Andro MondalaPeriphyton-Fungi Co-Culture Systems for Capturing Non-point Phosphorus
    Ross HillerMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerDesign and Kinematic analysis of CubeSat Separation method
    Jeremy SchweigerElectrical EngineeringDr. Kristina Lemmer6U CubeSat Power System and Cathode Design prototype for WMU WALI Initiative
    Shane SopelElectrical EngineeringDr. Kristina Lemmer6U CubeSat Power System and Cathode Design prototype for WMU WALI Initiative
    Kaleb VargoElectrical  EngineeringDr. Kristina Lemmer6U CubeSat Power System and Cathode Design prototype for WMU WALI Initiative
    Matthew WymanElectrical  EngineeringDr. Kristina Lemmer6U CubeSat Power System and Cathode Design prototype for WMU WALI Initiative

    SPRING 2016 UREA

    StudentDepartmentMentorDescription
    David AjokuAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurPowering and Actuating Aircraft Wings Using Shape Memory Alloys
    Tyler BainesAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCubeSat Ground Station
    Samuel BrooksBiological SciencesDr. Andre VenterOptimizing Sample Preparation for Hops Analysis Laboratory
    Cameron CarsonMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerBalloon Altitude Control Mechanism
    Jeremiah ChangBiomedical ScienceDr. Kathryn DochertyRestoring Belowground soil Microbial Function
    Anthony ConigliaroCivil EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeEvaluating Operational Status of the Freeze-thaw Machine
    Muqeet FarhadAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerBalloon Altitude Control Mechanism
    Magreth HajiAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurShape Memory Alloys (Nano-Composite)
    Paul HarveyCivil EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeInfrastructure and Technology for Sustainable Livable Cities
    Joshua JonesManufacturing Engineering TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovWestern Michigan University's Hybrid 3D Metal Printer
    Nathan LloydConstruction EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeAutomation of the Autogenous Shrinkage Test Apparatus
    Syed MehdiAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerAltitude Control Mechanism
    Michael MonacoBiomedical ScienceDr. Silvia RossbachBacteriophage Therapy
    Anthony MurawskiAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCubeSat Ground Station
    Courtney NelsonCeramicsDr. Andrew HennilichAfter the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics and Culture in Contemporary South African Art
    Eric PietrowiczElectrical EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurSmart Cane
    Jeff RudelEngineering Design, Manufacturing and ManagementDr. Pavel IkonomovWestern Michigan University's Hybrid 3D Metal Printer
    Nicholas RudellBiomedical ScienceDr. Gellert MezeiStudy of the Unusual Reactivity of 1H-Pyrazole-3-Carbaldehyde with Activated Pyrazoels and Development of Novel Highly Fluorescent Materials
    Zachary SchmidtkeBiomedical ScienceDr. Sylvia RossbackBacteriophage Isolation
    Turner SoltermanCivil EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeEvaluation of Bridge Construction Project Impact on Surrounding Business
    Timothy TaylorMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerBalloon Altitude Control Mechanism
    Alex UpdegraffMechanical Engineering TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovWestern Michigan University's Hybrid 3d Metal Printer
    Cole VillalobosCivil EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeEvaluating Operational Status of the Air-Void System Analysis Machine
    Casey WrightBiochemistryDr. Megan Grunert KowalskiA Guided Inquiry Approach to Enforce Student Understanding of thin Layer Chromatography in the Organic Chemistry I Laboratory Course

    FALL 2015 UREA

    David AjokuAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurThe magnetic ternaryphase diagram of ni-mn-ga alloys
    Matthew BairdMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerXenon injection system for hall effect thruster
    Joseph BarnettBiomedical SciencesDr. Peter GustafsonNeoVent: development of low cost respiratory equipment
    Steven BeuerleMechanical EngineeringDr. Jun-Seok OhDesign of a tandem rotor ground effect vehicle
    Paul BlaisAerospace EngineeringDr. Jun-Seok OhHigh endurance helicopter for towing capabilities
    Matthew BruinsmaMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaTraining of research scientists from CMTI, India
    Jared BuckEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel Ikonomov3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
    Ian CrummBiochemistryDr. Silvia RossbachThe identification of bacteriophages for use as phage therapy
    Christopher CurranMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaHydrogen conversion for internal combustion engines
    De'Lon DixonBehavioral Science and Criminal JusticeDr. Anthony DeFulioInterview based behavioral assessment of HIV + drug users
    Michael FosterManufacturing Engineering TechnologyDr. Pavel Ikonomov3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
    Weston GenoveseMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaHydrogen conversion for internal combustion engines
    John HarmonAerospace EngineeringDr. William LiouValidation of the MK aeroship through flight testing
    Spencer HoinEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel Ikonomov3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
    Joseph KawkaAerospace EngineeringDr. Jun-Seok OhValidation of the MK aeroship through flight testing
    Brent KostichMechanical EngineeringDr. Jun-Seok OhTandem rotor ground effect flight vehicle
    Christopher PleasantAerospace EngineeringDr. Jun-Seok OhHigh endurance helicopter for towing capabilities
    Christopher ProctorAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonDevelopment of an autonomous demonstration system
    Zachary ReinkeMechanical EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurDevelopment of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys
    Nicholas RudellBiomedical SciencesDr. Gellert MezeiStudy of the unusual reactivity of 1H-pyrazole-3-carbaldehyde with activated pyrazoles and development of novel high fluorescent materials
    Zachary SchmidtkeBiomedical SciencesDr. Silvia RossbachBacteriophage isolation
    Nagual SimmonsMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerMagnetic lens configuration and design
    Joel ThompsonMechanical EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerPhysical modeling for hall effect thruster
    Benson Vande StreeManufacturing Engineering TechnologyDr. Pavel Ikonomov3-D bone surgery simulator with force feedback device
    Tyler WallAerospace EngineeringDr. Jun-Seok Ohhigh endurance helicopter for towing capabilities
    Spencer WatzaAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonDevelopment of an autonomous proximity operations demonstration system 
    Travis WeltonMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaSolar powered water filtration system
    Patrick WewengkangAerospace EngineeringDr. William LiouValidation of the MK aeroship through flight testing  
    Amanda ZeebnAviation Flight ScienceProfessor Lori BrownFAA Pegasus WTIC Project C, general aviation weather alerting

    SPRING 2015 UREA

    David AjokuAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurThe magnetic ternary phase diagram of ni-mn-ga alloys
    Abdulaziz AlsegaihiMechanical EngineeringDr. William LiouAutomotive exhaust waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric technology
    Adam BodenMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaCompressed gas vehicle
    Tyler BourassaEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovTwo axis vehicle simulator
    Jonathan CrossAerospace EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCold gas control system for high altitude balloon
    Kenneth DomingueAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerCold gas propulsion system for a high altitude research balloon
    Spencer HoinEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovVirtual surgery with haptic feedback
    Mia JaworBiochemistryDr. Gellert MezeiGreen, high yield method for the protection of heterocyclic amion, hydroxyl and thiol groups
    Reza KordbachehAerospace EngineeringDr. Kristina LemmerHigh altitude cold gas propulsion system
    Brian LarsenMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaCompressed gas vehicle
    Andrew MartinAeronautical EngineeringDr. Jennifer HudsonCold gas control system for high altitude balloon
    Simon MatarCivil EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeHot spot stress simulation and verification with strain data
    Preston MayesAviation Flight ScienceLori BrownVFR into IMC weather technology in the cockpit
    William NicholsMechanical EngineeringDr. Koorosh NaghshinehDesign of a scaled down robotic relief transport vehicle for 2015 ASME student design competition
    Eric PietrowiczElectrical EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurVirtually simulated SEM
    David Moussa SalazarAerospace EngineeringDr. Pnina Ari-GurScanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis of AL distribution
    Jacob SanfordEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel IkonomovTwo axis vehicle simulator
    Charlie SchlanskerMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaThin film carbon nanotube sensors
    Timothy SchnellCivil EngineeringDr. Upul AttanayakeDeveloping hands on training modules for AE instrumentation, data analysis, and results interpretation
    Andrew SeurynckMechanical EngineeringDr. William LiouAutomotive exhaust waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric technology
    Zachary SmithAerospace EngineeringDr. Koorosh NaghshinehDesign of a scaled down robotic relief transport vehicle for 2015 ASME student design competition
    Neil SuvaMechanical EngineeringDr. William LiouAutomotive exhaust waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric technology
    Samuel WilsonMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaThin film carbon nanotube senor
    Bailey WindleMechanical EngineeringDr. Muralidhar GhantasalaThin film carbon nanotube senor
    Ben WolfmanMechanical EngineeringDr. MuralidharCompressed inert gas vehicle
    Andrew WymanEngineering Design TechnologyDr. Pavel Ikonomov2-axis simulator

    FALL 2014

    Mohamed Ahmed
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    Real time dynamic hybrid simulation

    Taimoor Ahmed
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Kristina Lemmer
    High altitude cold gas propulsion project

    Alexander Auer
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh
    Testing the rigidity and vibration characteristics of state of the art materials for potential use as white canes for blind pedestrians

    Matthew Baird
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis of Al distribution

    Theodore Carter
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Gellert Mezei
    New, environmentally friendly solar cells based on copper perovskite materials

    Megan Derwich
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    3D bone modeling and surgical simulation 

    Alan DeWitt
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. William Liou
    GT-15V turbojet engine

    James Hentig
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs
    Zinc sulfate affects cilitaed olfactory sensory neurons more than microvillus olfactory sensory neurons

    Brenda Hodgell
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Valerian Kwigizile
    Safety analysis of Michigan's engineering improvements for older drivers

    Jacob Ives
    UEM
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    Joseph Johnson
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. William Liou
    GT-15V turbojet engine

    Andrew Kechner
    Aerospace Engineering
    Dr. Kristina Lemmer
    High altitude cold gas propulsion system

    Simon Matar
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Upul Attanayaek
    Hot spot stress simulation and verification with strain data

    Preston Mayes
    Aviation flight science
    Professor Lori Brown
    VFR into IMC weather technology in the cockpit

    James McQueen
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    Andrea Micou
    Engineering Graphics and Design Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    3D bone modeling and surgical simulation

    Eric Pietrowicz
    Electrical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Virtually simulated SEM

    Ahmad Rahimi
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    Real time hybrid simulation

    Timothy Schnell
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Upul Attanayaek
    Fatigue life calculation using strain data

    Shaun Shields
    Chemical Engineering
    Dr. Andro Mondala
    Direct bio-conversion of soybean hulls to renewable chemicals by fungal solid state fermentation

    Thomas Shock Jr.
    Aero Space Engineering
    Dr. William Liou
    GT-15V turbojet engine

    Kyle Simpson
    Physics
    Dr. Steven Durbin
    Semiconductor conference attendance

    Dan Ziemer
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    Matt Ziemer
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    SUMMER 2014

    Brenda Hodgell
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    NEESR-CR: NEESsoft: seismic risk reduction for soft story wood frame buildings

    Ramon Roberts-Perazza
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    Evaluation of shape memory alloys used at junction and steel column underseismic loading

    Kyle Simpson
    Physics
    Dr. Steve Durbin
    ZnSnN2 RHEED samples analysis and characterization

    SPRING 2014

    Mohamed Ahmed
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    Heat reduction and improved

    Tyler Bayne
    Computer Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Creating virtual reality 3D simulations of Engineering laboratory experiments

    Garrett Brand 
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford
    Design of a supercharging mounting system for a single cylinder engine

    Nicole Carpp
    Biomedical Science and Exercise Science
    Dr. John Spitsbergen
    The effect of moderate versus low intensity involuntary exercise on GDNF expression and neuromuscular junction morphology in rat diaphragm and pectoralis

    Theodore Carter
    Physics
    Dr. Clement Burns
    The use of hybrid perovskite (CH3NH3)in low cost photovoltaid cells

    Genalou Cumpio
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Jennifer Hudson
    Controlled retrieval of a suborbital weather balloon instrumentation

    Christian Hartman
    Chemistry
    Dr. Gellert Mezei
    Large molecular panel based metal organic architectures for gas storage and catalysis

    Jacob Ives
    Engineering Management Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    Veronica Maslanka
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Valerian Kwigizile
    Evaluation of Michigan's engineering improvements for older drivers

    Simon Matar
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Upul Attanayake
    Extracting useful fatigue monitoring information for practicing engineers

    James McQueen
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Extracting useful fatigue monitoring information for practicing engineers

    Andreas Quainoo
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    The crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

    Ahmad Sear Rahimi
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    NEESR-CR: NEESsoft: Seismic Risk Reduction for soft story wood frame buildings

    Timothy Schnell
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Upul Attanayake
    Digital image correlation for strain measurement of fatigue sensitive steel bridge detail

    Kyle Simpson
    Physics
    Dr. Clement Burns
    Programmable pulse motor controller with feedback control for electric vehicle

    Kurt Spriet
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford
    Development of CFD model for a supercharged single-cylinder engine

    Wade Thomas
    Aviation Management and Operations
    Professor Lori Brown
    FAA PEGASAS Project B 'unexpected transition from VFR to IMC"

    Cory Williams
    Mathematics
    Dr. Andrzej Dudek
    Maker-breaker games in Ramsey theory

    Dan Ziemer
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    Matt Ziemer
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Hybrid 3D printing and machining using metal

    FALL 2013

    Hans Avildsen
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. John Patten
    Heat reduction and improved efficiency in the M-Lam Laser Beam Delivery System

    Tyler Bayne
    Computer Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Creating virtual reality 3D simulations of engineering laboratory experiments

    Troy Booker
    Aviation Management and Operations
    Professor Lori Brown
    Kites for change: flying high with math and science

    Anthony Bootka
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. John Patten
    Heat reduction and improved efficiency in the M-Lam laser beam delivery system

    Rapheal Brown
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. David Meade
    Implementing an energy management system based on ISO 50001

    Mitchell Brownell
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Kristina Lemmer
    Cold gas propulsion system for high altitude research balloons

    Erin Donovan
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. John Spitsbergen
    Walk-training increases expression of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor in pectoralis muscle but not diaphragm from mouse

    Kevin Heinze
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. Cindy Linn
    Investigating the involvement of caspase-3 in the apoptotic pathway associated with an invivo glaucoma model

    John Ihling
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. David Meade
    Implementation of an energy management system

    Ashley Johnson
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Urban three wheel cycle body design

    Andrew Lewandowski
    Physics
    Dr. Asghar Kayani
    Ion beam irradiation induced defects in superconductors

    Noah Masika
    Chemistry
    Dr. Sherine Obare
    Nanostructured materials for catalytic conversion of biorenewables into commodity chemicals

    Greg Neff
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Kristina Lemmer
    Cold gas propulsion system for high altitude research balloon

    Daoshen Ong
    Aerospace Engineering
    Dr. Tianshu Liu
    The aero-shop project

    Macey Putnam
    Sales and Business Marketing
    Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik
    What can be gleaned about the outcomes of NSF STEP-funded projects based on publicly available data?

    Andreas Quainoo
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    The crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

    Ryan Savard
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Kristina Lemmer
    Cold gas propulsion system for high altitude research balloons

    Timothy Schnell
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Upul Attanayake
    Nonshrink cementitious group or mortar for prefabricated connections

    Richa Shah
    Biochemistry
    Dr. Sherine Obare
    Developing biosensors for bacteria using well defined alloy nanoparticles

    Shubram Subramanyam
    Aerospace Engineering
    Dr. Tianshu Liu
    The aero-shop project

    Devin Talcott
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. David Meade
    Implementation of an energy management system based on ISO 50001

    Walker Thompson
    General University Studies (Pre-Med)
    Dr. John Spitsbergen
    GDNF-mediated effects of exercise on motor neuron survival in elderly rats

    Olivia Walser
    Biology
    Dr. Silvia Rossbach
    Characterization of scyllo-inosital catabolism in sinorhizobium meliloti

    Cory Williams
    Mathematics
    Dr. Andrzej Dudek
    Maker-breaker games in Ramsey theory

    SPRING 2013

    Miguel Acuna
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Jorge Rodiquez
    Multi-purpose desktop machine for prototyping and machining

    Joel Alvey
    Aviation
    Dr. Lori Brown
    Evaluation of best practices to integrate iPad applications in collegiate aviation program

    Brian Omondi Asimba
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Simulation, preparation and characterization of nanoparticle based hydrogels

    Atreya Biswas
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Simulation, preparation and characterization of nanoparticle based hydrogels

    Rapheal Brown
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. David Meade
    Implementation of an energy management system

    Avin Castelino
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    The crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

    Billy Corder
    Aviation Administration and Flight Science
    Dr. Lori Brown
    Kites for change: Flying high with math and science

    Erin Donovan
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. John Spitsbergen
    Activity dependent regulation of neurotrophic factor expression in mouse skeletal muscle

    Anthony Galas
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. Silvia Rossbach
    Anaerobe science evolved: Growing geobacter sulfurreducens in an aerobic fuel cell

    Austin Grieve
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    Multi-purpose desktop machine for prototyping and machining

    Christian Hartman
    Chemistry and Physics
    Dr. Gellert Mezei
    Selective anion encapsulation by multimetallic nanojars

    John Ihling
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    David Meade
    Implementation of an energy management system

    Jeff Ingold
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Desktop 4 axis computer numerical control milling machine with 3-D printing capability

    Stephanie Jerger
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. John Spitsbergen
    Age related changes in GDNF content of skeletal muscle

    Kenneth Klingler
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    Multipurpose desktop machine for prototyping and machining

    Nicole Mouch
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. Gellert Mezei
    A hydrometallurgical alternative to the extraction of platinum groups metals from spent automotive catalytic converters

    Damir Musaev
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. Donald Kane
    Is mutation in CDC20 gene causing Zombie phenotype in Zebrafish?

    Eric Nederhoed
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Urban three wheel cycle body design

    David O'Hagan
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Urban three wheel cycle body design

    Mark Onderlinde
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Urban three wheel cycle body design

    Shubram Subramanyam
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Crystallography base of ductility in novel magnesium alloys

    Devin Talcott
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. David Meade
    Implementation of an energy management system using ISO 50001

    Alexander Urech
    Chemistry
    Dr. Yirong Mo
    Computational study of boron nitrogen dative bonds using the block localized wave function (BLW) method and the density functional (DFT) level of theory

    Olivia Walser
    Biology
    Dr. Silvia Rossbach
    Characterization of scyllo-inositol catabolism in sinorhizobium meliloti

    Maren Zanotti
    Chemistry
    Dr. Steve Bertman
    The role of oxidation of BVOCa in SOA production

    SPRING 2012

    Bader Al Khamis
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
    Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

    David Anderson
    Electrical and Computing Engineering
    Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
    Acquisition and Analysis of EEG Signals in Real-Time

    Jerry Andrews
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
    Affordable Shock Dynamometer

    Katherine N. Ballman
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    SAMURAI Time Projection Chamber (TPC) Project

    Jovon P. Bland
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
    Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

    Tom Casperson
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
    Portable Shock Dyno

    William DeKam
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Claudia Hansford
    Temperature Measurements in an Industrial Paint Curing Oven Using Infrared Thermometry

    Dionisio V. Del Orbe Henriquez
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Drs. John Patten and Muralidhar
    Temperature Measurement of the High Pressure Phase Transformation (HPPT) Region During Micro-Laser Assisted Machining (Micro-LAM)

    Steven Dye
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Active Target Time Projection Chamber Project

    Trent Heithoff
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    Affordable Shock Dynamometer

    Esaw Kurban
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Karim Essani
    Random Mutagenesis of TPV in the Search for a Cancer-Specific Oncolytic Agent

    James Martlew
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Claudia Hansford
    Measurement of Nozzle Outlet Turbulence Using Particle Image Velocimetry

    James McAlpine
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
    Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

    Adam McEntire
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar K. Ghantasala
    Digital Upgrade for Recumbent Infant Length Board

    Jared D. McKinley
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Drs. John Patten and Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Temperature Measurement of the High Pressure Phase Transformation Region During Micro-laser Assisted Machining process

    Steven Nielsen
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    DUSEL Project

    Abdoulaye Ousseini Abdoulaye
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. IKhlas Abdel-Qader
    Acquisition and Analysis of EEG Signals in Real Time

    Angie Massiel Paula Sanchez
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
    Acquisition and Analysis of EEG Signals in Real Time

    Olivia Nicole Walser
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Todd Barkman
    Ghosts of Evolution Past: Resurrecting an Extinct Ancestral Enzyme to Understand the Origins of Modern Day Biochemical Activities

    Spencer Watza
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Analysis of Melt-Spun Shape-Memory Alloy

    FALL 2012

    Joel Alvey
    Aviation Science & Administration
    Dr. Lori Brown
    Integration of Tablet Technology into Flight Training

    Brian Omondi Asimba
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Simulation, Preparation and Characterization of nanoparticle based hydrogels

    Avin Weith Castelino
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    The Crystallographic Base of Ductility in Novel Magnesium Alloys

    David Gold
    Geology
    Dr. David Barnes
    Petrophysical Study of the Ordovician St. Peters Sandstone for Evaluation of Geological Carbon Sequestration

    John Ihling
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Dr. John Patten
    Facility Optimization through ISO Certification and Landfill Assessment

    Bryn Gwaltney
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design & Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

    Travis Mattson
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

    Scott Miller
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

    Nicole Mouch
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. Gellert Mezei
    Hydrometallurgical Alternative to the Extraction of Platinum metals from spent auto catalytic converters

    Damir Musaev
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dr. Donald Kane
    Is Mutation in CDC20 gene causing zombie phenotype in zebrafish?

    Frank Sattler
    Hydrogeology
    Dr. David Barnes
    Petrophysical Study of the Ordovician St. Peters Sandstone for Evaluation of Geological Carbon Sequestration

    Shubram Subramanyam
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Crystallographic Base of Ductility in Novel Magnesium Alloys

    Ryan Warning
    Engineering Design Technology
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Creation of a Hydrogen-Electric Vehicle

    Spencer Watza
    Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Analysis of TiNiCu Melt-Spun Ribbons

    SPRING 2011

    Lusanni Acosta
    Civil and Construction Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    Numerical Seismic Response Evaluation of Wood Frames

    Ahmed Sami
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Targeted Drug Delivery System Simulation and Design

    Abdullah Radhi
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Targeted Drug Delivery System Simulation and Design

    Katherine Ballman
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Fusion in White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars

    Kelley Becker
    Chemistry
    Dr. Steve Bertman
    Optimization of Lewis Base Conversion of Triglycerides to Methyl Esters

    Ryan Berndt
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    Makerbot Additive Manufacturing Machine

    Ryan Bezemek
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
    Makerbot Additive Manufacturing Machine

    Alexander Buist
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Hybrid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power-Train Development

    Anthony Butchko
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    Desktop Additive Manufacturing

    Alenjandro Carrasco
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Environmental Clean Up

    Allyson Doyle
    Speech Pathology and Audiology
    Dr. Nickola Nelson
    Student Research Associate - Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills Validation Study

    Kok Seong Foo
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Testing of Pem Fuel Cell

    Andrew Gronau
    Industrial and manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Programming and Fixture Design of A Fanuc Weld Robot

    Ben Himebaugh
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Installation and determination of operating parameters of new ion sources

    Cody Kammeraad
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Hybrid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power-Train Development

    Ibraheem Mohammed Kaseb
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Magnetic Nanoparticle Based Targeted Drug Delivery System Simulation and Design

    Casey Kick
    Paper Engineering
    Dr. Raja Aravamuthan
    Absorption Of Algae By Pulp Fibers

    Adrian Sargent
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Programming and Fixture Design of a Fanuc Weld Robot

    John Sendor
    Civil and Construction Engineering
    Dr. Xiaoyun Shao
    Experimental Seismic Response Evaluation of Wood Frames

    Ewing Tiong
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Testing of PEM Fuel Cell

    Adrian Tok
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Testing of PEM Fuel Cell

    Sean Weera
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Design and Testing of PEM Fuel Cell

    Francisco Yapor
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
    Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Environmental Clean Up

    FALL 2011

    Katherine Ballman
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    SAMURAI Time Projection Chamber (TPC) Project

    Bailey Cupp
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

    Micah Dawati
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. J. Spitsbergen
    Effects of Walk-Train Exercise on Glial Cell-Lined Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression in Heart Muscle of ALS Model Mouse

    Jennifer Day
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Ikonomov
    Three - Wheel Urban Electric Vehicle Body Design

    Dionisio V. Del Orbe Henriques
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. John Patten & Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Optimization of Lewis Base Conversion of Triglycerides to Methyl Esters

    Steven Dye
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Active Target Time Projection Chamber Project

    Sarah Hulbert
    Physics
    Dr. Bautista
    Computing the Spectra of Like Ions

    Neil Hurley
    Electrical and Computing Engineering
    Dr. Abdel-Qader
    Hollow Core Generator

    Adrian Jee
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Three-Wheeled Urban Electric Vehicle

    Ryan Kamm
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. John Patten
    Gree Manufacturing Initiative

    Christopher Longrey
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Urban Three Wheeled Electric Vehicle Frame Design

    Wendell Mansfield
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Urban Three Wheel Electric Vehicle body Design

    Brandon Marshall
    Physics
    Dr. Manuel Baustista
    Three Dimensional Modeling of Active Galactic Nuclei

    Noah O. Masika
    Chemistry
    Dr. Sherine Obare
    Evaluating the Safety of Nanoscale Materials within Biological Cells

    Jared McKinley
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Drs. John Patten and Muralidhar Ghantasala
    Temperature Measurement of the High Pressure Phase Transformation Region During Micro-laser Assisted Machining process

    Amanda Messer
    Anthropology
    Dr. Michael Nassaney
    Analysis of Lead Shot From Fort St. Joseph

    Akliseya Nahvsenaye
    Electrical Engineering
    Dr. Massood Atashbar
    Sensor System with a Mobile Phone Interface

    Steven Nielsen
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    DUSEL Project

    Tom Olech
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Urban Electric Three Wheel Vehicle Body Design and Build

    Matthew Olson
    Electrical Engineering
    Dr. Abdel-Qader
    Hollow Core Wind Generator

    Bryan Stolla
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

    Tipu Sultan
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
    BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

    Andrew Tucker
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Jorge Rodriquez
    BroncoBot: Multi-tool Additive Manufacturing System

    Scott Tucker
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. John M. Spitsbergen
    Effects of Acetylcholine and Carbachol of GDNF Secretion in C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cells

    Sean Wabeke
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Three-wheeled Electric Urban Vehicle Frame Design & Build

    Jacob Wentink
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Pavel Ikonomov
    Wheeled Electric Urban Vehicle Frame Design and Build

    Davina Wyman
    Geosciences
    Investigating the Adsorption of Chromium (VI) on Kleinstuck Marsh Soils

    Cong Yang
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
    Stationary Hollow Core Generator

    SPRING 2010

    Michael Blackmond
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Frank Severance
    Thermoelectric Temperature Controller

    Alexander Bodurka
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Frank Severance
    Thermoelectric Temperature Controller

    Steven Dye
    Physics
    Dr. Mike Famiano

    Greg Inglett
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Frank Severance
    Thermoelectric Temperature Controller

    John Nowak
    Physics
    Dr. Mike Famiano
    Detector Calibrations for NSCL experiment: Investigation of in-medium cross sections, momentum and density dependence of the asymmetry term

    FALL 2010

    Joshua Armagost
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Stephen Malcolm
    Does the protozoan pathogen Ophryocystis elektroscirrha occur in the southern monarch butterfly, Danaus erippus in Bolivia and Argentina?

    Michael Blackmond
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Frank Severance
    Temperature control system for emergency medical applications

    Melissa Basileo
    Chemistry
    Dr. Ekkehard Sinn
    Developing sensitive and selective nanosensors

    Alex Bodurka
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Frank Severance
    Temperature control system for emergency medical applications

    Alexander Buist
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell power train development

    Steven Dye
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Active target time projection chamber project

    John Ihling
    Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. John Patten
    Green manufacturing

    Gregory Inglett
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Dr. Frank Severance
    Temperature control system for emergency medical applications

    Andrew Johnson
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Stephen Malcolm
    Mapping of southern monarch butterfly and milkweed host plant locations from field work and museum records in South America

    Cody Kammeraad
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell power train development

    Logan Rowe
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Stephen Malcolm
    Egg content of female southern monarch butterflies, Danaus erippus in Bolivia and Argentina

    Joel Stevens
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. Stephen Malcolm
    Egg content of female southern monarch butterflies, Danaus erippus in Bolivia and Argentina

    Steven Nielsen
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Active target time projection chamber project

    John Stodola
    Physics
    Dr. Asghar Kayani
    Installation and determination of operating parameters of new ion sources

    SPRING 2009

    Amanda Milstein
    Psychology
    Dr. Lisa Baker
    Evaluation of the Rewarding or Aversive Effects of MDMA/Cocaine Combinations in an Animal Model of Drug-Induced Reward

    Ashley Whitaker
    Environmental Studies
    Dr. Charles Ide
    Analysis of Caspase-3 Levels in Xenopus Laevis Tadpoles Treated with atrazine to determine Apoptosis Occurrence

    FALL 2009

    Rebekah Achtenberg
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Membrane Research for Advanced Fuel Cells

    Brandon Darr
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    Membrane Research for Advanced Fuel Cells

    John Novak
    Physics
    Dr. Mike Famiano
    Detector Calibrations for NSCL experiment: Investigation of in-medium cross sections, momentum and density dependence of the asymmetry term

    Luke Roobol
    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    Dr. Bade Shrestha
    New Membrane Research for Future Advanced Fuel Cells

    SPRING 2008

    Neil Blok
    Chemistry
    Dr. David Huffman
    Examination of Copper Transfer and the Effects of Disease-causing Mutations on the Interaction between Human COMMD1 and Wilson Protein

    Monica Czarnopys
    Biological Sciences
    Dr. John Spitsbergen
    Increased duration of involuntary exercise has a Greater effect on GDNF Protein expression in Skeletal muscle

    Janelle Garchow
    Environmental Studies
    Dr. Harold Glasser
    Convenience Conservation: Rethinking Gibbs House Water Use

    Leigh Jouppi
    Psychology
    Dr. Richard Spates
    The Comparative Efficacy of Dosed, Enhanced Dosed, Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness in the Reduction of Public Speaking Phobia

    Breanna Kevil
    Counseling and Testing Center
    Dr. Delores Walcott
    WMU Suicide Prevention Project Cross-Site Evaluation Project

    Lucy Kurtz
    Environmental Institution
    Dr. Charles Ide
    Study of Calbindin D28k Expression in Xenopus laevis Tadpoles During Several Stages of Development

    Patrick Malson
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Silicon Detector Array Development for RIKEN TOF Experiment

    John Novak
    Physics
    Dr. Michael Famiano
    Mass Measurements of rp-Process Nuclei Near the Proton Drip Line

    Michael Peake
    Civil Engineering
    Dr. Sherif Yehia
    Health Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructure Utilizing Sensor Technology

    Andre Williams
    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. John Patten
    Numerical Simulations

    Jack Winkelbauer
    Physics
    Dr. Alan Wuosmaa
    Nuclear Physics — The HELIOS Project