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September 2017 SFSA 

Name Department Project title
J. Kevin Corder Political Science How the Nixon White House Engaged Women Voters
David Curwen Dance Falling Table
Ramakrishna Guda Chemistry Synthesis, Characterization and Ultrafast Exciton Dynamics of Water Soluble Methylammonium Lead-halide Perovskite Nanostructures
Dwandra Lampkin Theatre The Conviction of Lady Lorraine
Gwendolynn Rose School of Music Historical Performance: Baroque Bassoon and Dulcian
Tiffany Schriever Biological Sciences/Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Developing an Index of Biological Integrity for Interdunal Wetlands
Yuanliang Sun Frostic School of Art Culture, Environment, and Technology: A Multidisciplinary Design Exploration
Bruce Uchimura School of Music Merling Trio Creation of New Bach-based Jazz Work for Presentation at Bach Festival of Kalamazoo
Inna Voytsekhivska Accountancy Regulatory Enforcement and Off-Balance Sheet Entities: Evidence from the "Shadow Insurance" Market
Qingliu Wu Chemical and Paper Engineering Nanocellulose Reinforced Membrane for High Energy, High Safety and Low Cost Lithium-Ion Battery

January 2017 SFSA

NameDepartmentProject title
Luigi Berto History Religion and Politics in Early Medieval Naples (8th-9th Centuries)
Cat Crotchett Frostic School of Art        Pattern and Dimension
Regina Garza Mitchell       Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis of Presidential Job Postings in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Lori Gray School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs Exploring the Impact and Lasting Outcomes of Mindfulness Training for College Student Populations
James Hillenbrand Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Software Simulation of a New Model of Auditory Frequency Analysis
James Kiddle Chemistry Biomimetic Synthesis of 3-Substituted Pyridines
Kelley Pattison Bronson School of Nursing Assessing Caregiver Burden in Heart Failure Patients Who Are Caregivers of Family Members
Kapseong Ro Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Understanding Structural Property Effect of Aerial Refueling Hose
Viviane Ruellot World Languages and Literatures French Stereotypical Accent and Pronunciation Learning
Mary Simpson Family and Consumer Sciences The Effect Team Learning has on the Development of Creativity in a College Classroom
Mary-Louise Totton Frostic School of Art Pattern and Color: Influences and Innovations from the Textile Arts of Asia Pacific
Andre Venter Chemistry Addressing Inefficient Ionization during Mass Spectrometric Analyses of Complex Mixtures

September 2016 SFSA

NameDepartmentProject title
Daniel Macfarlane Institute of the environment and Sustainability The Power of Niagara Falls: Hydro-Electricity, Beauty and the Manipulation of a Border Waterscape
Carolyn Pavlik Dance Manson Revealed - A Site Dance Film
R.V. Krishnamurthy Geosciences Are Unusual Isotopic Effects Produced in Precipitation a Byproduct of Unusual Atmospheric Processes?
Amy Wagenfeld Occupational Therapy Evaluating the Redesign of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women's Outdoor Spaces
Matthew Ross Finance and Commercial Law BBA Quantitative Skills: Doubling the Data
Christopher Biggs School of Music Letter to the Moon Recording Project for CD Release
Andrew Hennlich Frostic School of Art Visualizing the Camps: Architecture and Migration
Lofton Durham Theatre Demonstration Productions of Middle Dutch Drama
Nicholas Hanson Human Performance and Health Education Effect of Caffeine on 10km Running Performance in the Heat

February 2016 SFSA

NameDepartmentProject title
Wendy Beane Biological Sciences Comparative Analysis of Tissue Remodeling During Planarian Regeneration
Jeremy Blair Dance Sidra Bell Dance New York Winter Module Choreographic Workshop
Lori Brown Flight Science The Use of Augmented Reality in Technology Driven Training
Heather Dichter Human Performance and Health Education Bidding for the 1968 Olympic Games: International Sport's Cold War Battle with NATO
Elena Gapova Sociology National Activist Communities in Post-Socialist Belarus in Cyberspace and Beyond
Cindy Linn Biological Sciences Activation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Leads to Proliferation of Adult Mammalian Retinal Neurons
Nichole Maury Frostic School of Art The Archive Project
Carson Reeling Economics, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program Valuing Natural Resources Allocated by Preference Point Lottery
Silvia Roederer School of Music International Connections 2: CD of New Works Written for the Verdehr
Daniela Schroeter School of Public Affairs and Administration Evaluation Competencies in Public Administration
Jesse M. Smith Sociology Self, Narrative, and Congregation: Worship Services at the LDS Church
Michelle Suarez Occupational Therapy Phenomenological Examination of the Experience of Mothering from the Perspective of New Mother's in an Opioid Recovery Program

September 2015 SFSA

NameDepartmentProject title
Ann Miles Sociology Chronicling Illness Over the Life Course
Edward Harkness Frostic School of Art Bronze Cast Orbs
Karen Vocke English Narratives of Women Migrant Farm Workers in West Michigan
Laurel Ofstein Management Growing the Michigan Hopyard to Table Movement
Patrick Cundiff Sociology Erasing the Mark of a Criminal Record: The Impact of Education on Ex-Offender Employment
Stephanie Burns Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Counselor Educators' Perceptions of Boundary Crossings with Students
Michael Famiano Physics Finding the Nuclear Equation-of-State Using Stellar Elemental Abundances
Kathryn Docherty Biological Sciences Long Term Response of Microbial Communities to Multiple Climate Change Factors
Sue Ellen Christian School of Communication A User's Guide to Everyday Media Literacy
Jocelyn Steinke School of Communication Cultural Representations of Gender and Science: Portrayals of STEM Professionals in Popular Films 2002-2014
Amy Damashek Clinical Psychology Evaluation of a Computer-Based Depression Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Mariana Levin Mathematics Characterizing Instructional Approaches to Facilitating the Transition to Proof in Mathematics: A Pilot Study
Alamgir Choudhury Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Effect of Operating Parameters on Energy Efficiency Of A Hydraulic System

 February 2015 SFSA

NameDepartmentProject title
Sally Hadden History Loyalist Lawyers of Revolutionary America
Robin Criter Speech Pathology and Audiology Evaluation of a Fall Risk Screening Protocol for Use in Audiology Hearing Clinics
Jon D. Davis Mathematics Factors Influencing Prospective Secondary Teachers' Use of Technology
Laurel Ofstein Management Growing the Michigan Hopyard to Table Movement
Chien-Juh Gu Sociology From Religious Minority to Racial Minority: Burmese Refugees in Battle Creek, MI
Stephen Malcolm Biological Sciences Comparison of Chemical Defenses in Three Species of Monarch Butterfly
Joyashish Thakurta Geosciences Field and Petrological Investigation of the Penokean Volcanic Belt in Northern Wisconsin
Matthew Hoge Special Education and Literacy Studies Behavior Specific Praise: Influencing Teacher Fidelity of Implementation with Non-Compliant Student Behavior
David Huffman Chemistry Probing the Requirement for Copper in the Malarial Parasite
Michael Nassaney Anthropology The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade: Final Preparations
Gellert Mezei Chemistry Green, High-Yield Method for the Protection of Heterocyclic Amino, Hydroxyl and Thiol Groups
Megan Slayter Dance Dancestry
Patricia Villalobos Echeverria Frostic School of Art Marea
Luigi Andrea Berto History Living in the West with the Mind in the East: Careers and Naming Practices of Venetians with Greek Names During the Early Middle Ages
Claudia Hansford Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Heat Transfer Investigations in Undersized Flow Pipes

September 2014

NameDepartmentProject title
Kelly Ackerson and Sally Vliem Bronson School of Nursing A grounded Theory Approach To Understanding Parents Decision Not To Vaccinate Their Children
Bruce Bejcek Biological sciences Herpes Simplex Sequences in Cancer of the Cervix Cell Culture Lines
Lisa Coons School of Music Percussion Sculpture and Composition for Coalescence Percussion Duo
Jim Hopfensperger Frostic School of Art Production of Handmade Furniture Designs
Kristina Lemmer Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering In Situ Erosion of Hall Thrusters
Alisa Perkins Comparative Religion Multi-racial and Interfaith Expressions of Islam in Metro Detroit
Maria Protacio Special Education and Literacy Studies Development and Validation of a Reading Motivation Scale for English Language Learners (ELLs)
Cynthia Pietras Psychology Disinhibitory Effects of Alcohol on Human Behavior
Michael Ryan Economics Japanese Earthquakes and United States Regional Economic Growth

January 2014

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Peter Blickle World Languages and Literatures Research for Novel
Professor Karen Bondarchuk Frostic School of Art Kith and Kin Catalogue
Dr. Linda Borish History Charles Ornstein, the National Jewish Welfare Board, and American Jewish Sportswomen in the Boycott of the 1936 Summer Olympics
Dr. Janet Coryell History Standing By: The Women of Ripcord
Dr. Susan Hoffmann Political Science Housing Finance Reform in the U.S.: Acquisition of Proprietary Data
Dr. James Kiddle Chemistry Unexpected Reaction of N-heterocyclic Carbenes in Water
Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti School of Communication Peace During War - Documentary Short Film
Professor Nichole Maury Frostic School of Art Fine Art Publication for Printmaking
Dr. Lei Meng Geography Examining the Relationship Between Soil Moisture and Precipitation in CMIP5 Simulations
Dr. Elke Schoffers Chemistry Novel Receptor Agonists in Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Jesse Smith Sociology The Church of Unbelief: Understanding the Interactional Basis of America's Non-Believer's
Dr. Susan Steuer University Libraries A Step Toward Grace: Widows and Religious Life in Late Medieval Your (1300-1536)
Dr. Brian Tripp Biological Sciences Investigation of C-Terminal Core Flagellin Residues on Export and Assembly of Flagella
Dr. Kristina Wirtz Anthropology Ethnographic Research in Cuba on Shifting Moral Narratives in a Time of Reform

September 2013

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr.Abiola Akanmu Civil and Construction Engineering A Sustainable Approach to Building Design
Dr. Jeffrey Angles World Languages and Literatures Orikuchi shinobu and The Book of the Dead
Dr. Wendy Scott Beane Biological Sciences Establishing Planaria as a Model for Whole Eye Regeneration
Dr. Kathryn Docherty Biological Sciences Below ground Effects of Fire as a Restoration Tool in Michigan Tallgrass Prairies
Dr. Jacqueline Eng Anthropology Bioarchaeological Study of Gender-Related Activity Among Ancient Populations of China
Dr. Angel Gullon-Rivera Family and Consumer Sciences Evaluating the Effectiveness of Storytelling with Children with Behavioral and Emotional Challenges
Dr. James Hillenbrand Speech Pathology and Audiology Software for Experiment Design and Control
Dr. Denise Keele Political Science and Environmental Studies Environmental Litigation: Understanding Judicial Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Jessica Kersting Speech Pathology and Audiology Describing Mismatches in Reading Comprehension Performance Predicted By the Simple View of Reading Model
Dr. Sherine O bare Chemistry Catalyst Development for the Photocatalytic Conversions of Biomass into Commodity Chemicals

January 2013

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Julie Apker Communication Qualitative study of handoff communication between emergency physicians and hospitalist in academic and community hospitals
Dr. Luigi Andrea Berto History Between dangerous enemies and ineffective Christian lords: "The History of the Beneventan Lombards" and the crisis of ninth-century southern Lombardy
Dr. Alexander Cannon Music Time and transformation in Southern Vietnamese traditional music
Professor Cat Crotchett Frostic School of Art Encaustic Painting and Silkscreen
Dr. Lin Foulk Music Developing classical music improvisation
Dr. Sharon Garber Dance Ballet pedagogy techniques of the 21st century: Paris opera and royal ballet
Dr. Marion Gray History Identities, borders and ecologies: change over time in rural Brandenburg and metropolitan Berlin
Dr. Andrew Hennlich Frostic School of Art Scattered histories: diaspora, nation and memory in the work of William Kentridge
Dr. Mary Lagerway School of Nursing Professional women and popularization of eugenics in the United States
Dr. Mahendra Lawoti Political Science Inclusive institutional reforms: multiple actors and complex processes in Nepal
Dr. William Sauck Geosciences Geophysics to aid and archeological investigation' Gotland, Sweden
Dr. Joyashish Thakurta Geosciences Examination and sampling of exploratory drill cores from the upper peninsula area of Michigan
Dr. Kristina Wirtz Anthropology Learning to be bilingual in a dual language elementary school

September 2012

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Carla Adkinson-Bradley Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Perceived severity of parent discipline practices: a study of professional counselors
Dr. Steve Bertman Chemistry MPAN and atmospheric aerosols
Dr. Jennifer Foster Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology The world of sexually abused boys: a thematic analysis of trauma narratives
Professor Caroline Gore Frostic School of Art Technical and material explorations: stone & precious metal alloys
Professor Jim Hopfensperger Frostic School of Art The significance of making by hand
Dr. Mark Hurwitz Political Science Judicial diversity: courting political minorities in America's federal and state courts
Dr. Ramona Lewis Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Experiences of African American older adult learners
Dr. Gellert Mezei Chemistry Anion-encapsulating nanojars for selective anion extraction and environmental remediation
Dr. Michael Nassaney Anthropology The archaeology of the North American Fur trade
Professor Giner Owen Frostic School of Art Modernizing uses for collodion wet plate as a means of displacing the digital void
Dr. Eli Rubin History Arc of destruction: urban space, memory and war in Germany, 1937-1945
Dr. Benjamin Torres Spanish "Iconografia: lo visual en la obra de Edgardo Rodrigues Julia"
Dr. Ruth Zielinski Nursing Living and working at Oasis Hospital: recollections of missionary nurses

January 2012

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Robert Anemone Anthropology Field testing a predictive model for locating productive fossil localities
Dr. Andrzej Dudek Mathematics Hamiltonicity of random hypergraphs
Dr. Dan Farrell Management Learning from whistleblowing
Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons Management Roles that multicultural employees play in organizations: individual and contextual antecedents
Professor Kirsten Harvey Dance Dancing faces: teaching the technique of emotion
Dr. Sarah Hill Anthropology Rent and recycling in Cuba: how not owning leads to not using things up
Dr. Yvette Hyter Speech Pathology and Audiology Assessment of pragmatic language
Dr. John Jellies Biological Sciences Peptide disruption of a peripheral neural oscillator
Dr. Mariam Konate Gender and Women's Studies Fatherlessness and African American female college students: a phenomenological study of their dating experiences
Dr. Joyce Kubiski Frostic School of Art Pisanello and John Palaeologus VIII: Details of dress and the eastern other
Dr. Kelley O'Reilly Marketing How young consumers assess online word-of-mouth (WOM) credibility
Dr. Ann Veeck Marketing Food safety, trust and responsibility in urban China
Dr. Maarten Vonhof Biological Sciences Patters of population connectivity and gene flow in a neotripical bat

September 2011

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Kevin Corder Political Science Bank regulation after the financial crisis
Dr. Jessica Frieder Psychology Effects of Varied response methods in class activity and reviews on student performance and preference
Dr. Chien-Juh Gu Sociology Middle-class immigrant housewives: An exploratory study of self-concepts in life transitions
Dr. Peter Gustafson Mechanical Engineering Prototype surgical screwdriver
Dr Yan Lu Biological Sciences Novel transcriptional regulation of biosynthesis of aspartate-derived amino acids
Dr. Edwin Martini History Napalm: More than a weapon
Dr. Lewis Pyenson History Natural history illustration in 19th century Argentina
Dr. Eve Salisbury English Disseminating Gower: Newberry MS33.5 and the Gower Project
Dr. Thomas Scannell Management Successful small business growth supported by supply chain management best practices
Dr. Susan Steuer Special Collections and Rare Books Traveling Libraries for prisoners in World War I work detachments
Professor Yuanliang Sun Frostic School of Art The Bridge
Dr. Gwen Tarbox English Gender and identification in Franco-Belgian YA graphic narratives
Dr. Marc Weeden Special Education The effects of TeachLive on the Acquistion of basic teaching skills in first year special education students: a preliminary investigation

January 2011

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Massood Atashbar Electrical and Computer engineering Experiments to demonstrate the Principles of Printed Accelerometer using sacrificial layer technology by employing inkjet and screen printing techniques
Dr. Jody Brylinsky Health Performance and Health Education Identifying Key Competencies in elite coaches
Dr. Christine Bryd-Jacobs Biological Sciences Western Blot Analysis of changes in brain protein expression with damage to sensory input
Dr. Martha Councell-Vargas Music LaFlauto Cubana: Defining the tradition and style of flute playing
Professor Cat Crotchette Frostic School of Art Encaustic-Batik paintings
Professor David Curwen Dance Ballet pedagogy exchange in the People's Republic of China
Dr. Jon Davis Mathematics Reasoning and proof within curricular resources
Dr. Diane Dirette Occupational Therapy The effectiveness of self-generated vs. taught compensatory strategies for memory and the role of learning styles
Dr. Liang Dong Electrical and Computer Engineering Radio frequency energy harvesting for Microelectronics
Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering Design of an optical engine with combustion capability
Professor Sharon Garber Dance Ballet Pedagogy exchange in the Peoples' Republic of China
Dr. Sandra Glista Speech Pathology and Audiology Supported and safe computer and internet use in individuals with Aphasia
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Virtual reality simulation system for nanomanufacturing
Dr. Cynthia Klekar English Gender, benevolence, and legal discourse in Eighteenth-Century London's criminal courts
Professor Tom Knific Music Dissemination and distribution of The Muse: A CD of original music
Dr. Mahendra Lawoti Political Science Democracy in divided societies: exclusion/inclusion in South Asia
Dr. Irma Lopez Spanish Confluencias y demarcaciones: Generaciones literarias y expresiones esteticas en la novela mexicana, 1998-2008
Professor Nichole Maury Frostic School of Art International artist residency and exhibitions
Dr. Timothy McGrew Philosophy Studies in the history and philosophy of religions
Dr. Matthew Mingus School of Public Affairs and Administration The Bridge to Somewhere: Why Now?
Professor Judy Moonert Music Coalescence Percussion Duo CD Recording Project
Dr. James Palmitessa History Making the New Europe: Historical writing in the Czech lands from the 15th to 17th centuries
Dr. Doris Ravotas Interdisciplinary Health Services Patients' experience of an informed consent process for hospital procedures
Dr. Elke Schoffers Chemistry Novel sensors based on 1, 10 Phenanthroline
Professor Megan Slayter Dance La Mer, a reconstruction of Loie Fuller's The Sea

September 2010

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Ari-Gur, Pnina Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering International Research of Titania
Dr. Auer, Blain Comparative Religion Symbols of Authority in Medieval Islam
Professor Berkow, Jay Theatre Orpheus in the Underworld
Dr. Ellis, Anthony English Another Side of Senescence
Dr. Golhar, Damodar Management Automotive Parts Manufacturing in India
Dr. Ohanna, Natalio Spanish Back From Beyond the Frontier
Dr. Ro, Kapseong Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Design, Test and Evaluation of Refueling Drogue
Dr. Haden, Sally History An English Lawyer in Colonial American

January 2010

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Durham, Lofton Theatre Rewriting the History of Medieval Theatre: Destruction de troie and Fifteenth Century Performance Culture
Dr. Jones, Stephen Music, School of Western Brass Quintet Scores Research Project
Dr. Mezei, Gellert Chemistry Metal-organic rotaxane frameworks: Towards organized solid-state molecular machinery assemblies
Dr. Saito, Rika Foreign Languages To a New Woman from a New Man: Letters Overseas by the Japanese Feministic Couple in the 1920s
Dr. Veeck, Ann Marketing Pig Feasts in Rural China: Creating an Informal Economy through a Ritual Celebration

September 2009

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Berto, Luigi History Writing History in Carolingian Italy (774-875)
Dr. Bischof, Gary Counseling Education, Counseling Psychology Transgender Persons & Partners: Couple and Sexual Relationships
Professor Bondarchuk, Karen Frostic School of Art Corvus Catalogue
Professor Brown, Lori Aviation The Efficacy of Flight Attendant/Pilot Communication and Training Requirements in China
Dr. Browning, Christine Mathematics Understanding children's thinking of angle and angle measure
Dr. Frias, Larissa Family and Consumer Science Acculturation and Family Experiences of Filipino Immigrants in the U.S.
Dr. Kohler, Steve Biological Sciences Distribution and Population Structure of a Keystone Parasite
Dr. Shrestha, Bade Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Journal Page Fee Charges
Dr. Straight, Bilinda Anthropology Preparing publications from current NSF and planning an NIH proposal with collaborators at University of Arizona and Grinnell College

January 2009

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Ackerson, Kelly Nursing Trauma History and Cervical Cancer Screening
Dr. Code, David Music, School of Creating a Laptop Orchestra
Dr. Ellis, Anthony English Shakespeare all italina: Dramatic Adaptation and Cultural Exchange
Dr. Eng, Jacqueline Anthropology Ancient Health in the Nomadic Pastoralists of Mongolia
Dr. Ghantasala, Mural Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticle based composite colloids (gels)
Dr. Ho, Birong Library Vocabulary Control for the Web 2.0 Catalog
Dr. Joslin, Katherine English Edith Wharton and the making of Fashion
Dr. Lagerwey, Mary Nursing Nursing Coverage of the 3rd Reich
Dr. Mirzeler, Mustafa English African Stories and Storytellers
Dr. Nassaney, Michael Anthropology Archaeology and Community Service Learning: Preparing a Professional Index
Dr. Torano, Vince Frostic School of Art Ideal Beauty in Classical Painting

September 2008

NameDepartmentProject title
Dr. Biener, Zvi Philosophy Newtonian Mechanics and British Empiricism: Physics and Philosophy at the Edge of Enlightment
Dr. Bliznyuk, Valery Paper Coating and Imaging Collaborative Research in the Field of Nanoelectric Properties of Materials
Professor Curwen, David Dance My Name is David Lang
Professor Gore, Caroline Frostic School of Art Tangential Memories
Dr. Hallett, Lucius Geography It's too far to walk! I cannot get to my supermarket. The Geographies of Location in Lawrence, Kansas
Dr. Lawoti, Mahendra Political Science Democracy, Insurgency, Autocracy and Political Reforms: The Exclusion/Inclusion Dimension in Nepal
Dr. Rao, Shalia Special Education and Literacy Studies From Isolation to combination: A multilevel, multicomponent approach to developing literacy skills of students with cognitive impairments
Dr. Ro, Kapseong Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Prototype Development and Flight Test of a Free-wing Tilt-body Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Professor Slayter, Megan Dance The Lily
Dr. Susan Steuer Library Recreating a Cistercian Library: The Obrecht Collection at Western Michigan University