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Undergraduate Research Pairings

Research pairings are determined by a committee of faculty members after both students and faculty members apply for grants.

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2019-2020 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Bill Eaton
Discipline: Biology
Student: Brenda Hernandez
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Effects of Different Restoration Strategies on the Carbon Cycle Components and Composition and Structure of the Plant-associated Fungal Along an Age Gradient of Restoration Activities in Formerly Cleared Forests in a Cloud Forest in Costa Rica
Professor: Bill Eaton
Discipline: Biology
Student: James Day
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Effects of Different of Restoration Strategies on the Nitrogen Cycle Dynamics and the Bacteria Associated with the Nitrogen Cycle Activities in the Soils Along an Age Gradient of Restoration Activities in Formerly Cleared Forests in a Cloud Forest in Costa Rica
Professor: Bill Eaton
Discipline: Biology
Student: Natalie Wayland
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Effects of Restoration Strategies Along a Chronosequence on the Soil Lignin Degraders and Associated Carbon Metrics in a Cloud Forest in Costa Rica
Professor: Courtney Gosnell
Discipline: Psychology
Student: Carmela Piccolo
School and Major: Dyson, Applied Psychology
Topic: The Effects of Positive Emotion Overexpression Based on Underlying Motives
Professor: Daniel Buffone
Discipline: Mathematics
Student: Tatjana Calimpong-Burke
School and Major: Dyson, Global Studies
Topic: Effects of Academic Peer Mentoring on First-Year Student Athletes
Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Alexander Tielemans
School and Major: Dyson, Psychology
Topic: Antioxidant Activity of Bee Propolis from Different Parts of the World
Professor: Eric Brenner
Discipline: Biology
Student: Winnie Zhao
School and Major: Dyson, Environmental Studies
Topic: Characterization of the New York City Japanese Stilt-grass Population Structure and Determination of its Aggressive Growth Patterns Use Quantifiable Time-lapse Photography Methodology
Professor: Jaimelee Rizzo
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Nathalia Martins Santos
School and Major: Dyson, Forensic Science
Topic: Water-Insoluble Materials as Antibacterial Agents
Professor: Jessica Magaldi
Discipline: Legal Studies and Taxation
Student: Briana Dincher
School and Major: Lubin, Public Accounting
Topic: Revenge Pornography:  How States are Combatting Instances where Technology meets Misogyny
Professor: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
Discipline: Global Asia Studies
Student: Chi Zhang
School and Major: Dyson, Global Asia Studies
Topic: Chinese Identity in Comics: Representations of Traditional Clothing (Hanfu) and Cosmopolitanism
Professor: Juan Shan
Discipline: Computer Science
Student: John Taylor
School and Major: Seidenberg, Computer Science
Topic: Bone Segmentation in 3D Knee MRI Images
Professor: Judith Pajo
Discipline: Sociology/Anthropology
Students: Shen Yang and Zoe Kim
School and Major: Dyson, Sociology and Antrhopology; Lubin, Business Analytics
Topic: Environmental Discourse and Diversity in Urban Settings
Professor: Katherine Fink
Discipline: Media, Communications, and Visual Arts
Student: Christina Bubba
School and Major: Dyson, Digital Journalism
Topic: Diversity in College Newsrooms
Professor: Kristen di Gennaro
Discipline: English
Student: Allison Fisher
School and Major: Undecided
Topic: Real and Imagined Linguistic Features of Contemporary Women’s Language
Professor: Kristen di Gennaro
Discipline: English
Student: Tatiana Duvanova
School and Major: Dyson, English Language & Literature
Topic: Gender and Linguistic Reform: Finding the Formula for Success
Professor: Kyomi Gregory
Discipline:
Student: Skyler O’Berry
School and Major: CHP, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Topic: Cultural Humility: Examining Microaggressions to Improve Clinical Encounters
Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline: Biology
Student: Alexa Karp
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: The Effects of a Cholesterol-based Metabolism by Mycobacterium Bovis-BCG on Resistance to Glutathione
Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline: Biology
Student: Iqra Ahmed
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Evaluating the Function of Genes Hypothesized to Drive Brain Tumor Function using C. elegans
Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline: Biology
Student: Terri Herod
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Prohibitin and Mitochondrial Significance for Viable Progeny in C. elegans
Professor: Meng Xu
Discipline: Mathematics
Student: Zheng Xue
School and Major: Lubin, Public Accounting
Topic: Can We Use Taylor’s Law of Fluctuation Scaling to Select the Most Feasible Time Series Forecast of Stock Prices of Fortune 100 Companies?
Professor: Miguel A. Mosteiro
Discipline: Comuter Science
Student: Austin Halper
School and Major: Seidenberg, Computer Science
Topic: Algebraic Computations in Anonymous Dynamic Networks in Practice
Professor: Mirjana Pantic
Discipline: Media, Communications, and Visual Arts
Student: Jade Perez
School and Major: Dyson, Digital Journalism
Topic: Looking for a Sustainable Newsroom Model: The Case of the U.S. Media
Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline: Biology
Student: Keyi Cheng
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Using ACLY Inhibition to Increase the Efficacy of the CDK4/6 Inhibitor Palbociclib in Breast Cancer
Professor: Nanjie Deng
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Celine Tse
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Combining Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, and Free Energy Calculation to Improve the Accuracy of Virtual Screening of Anticancer Drug Candidates Against Human Telomeric G-quadruplex DNA
Professor: Nanjie Deng
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Mahnoor Akhlaq
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Combining Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, and Free Energy Calculation to Improve the Accuracy of Virtual Screening of Drug Candidates Against HIV Integrase
Professor: Rostyslaw Robak
Discipline: Psychology
Student: Sandra Yang
School and Major: Dyson, Biological Psychology
Topic: Student and Faculty Perspectives: Which Psychological Needs Are Most Impactful in College Classrooms?
Professor: Sally Marik
Discipline: Biology
Student: Kristie Oluyemi
School and Major: Dyson, Biological Psychology
Topic: Effect of Diet on the Mechanisms Behind Alzheimer’s Disease in Zebrafish
Professor: Yegin Genc
Discipline: Information Systems
Student: Anna Marinina
School and Major: Seidenberg, Computer Science
Topic: Building Ontologies to Detect Gender Bias in Collaborative Knowledge Bases

Summer 2019 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Andriy Danylenko
Discipline: Modern Languages and Cultures
Student: Briana Dincher
School and Major: Lubin, Public Accounting
Topic: Strengthening the Field of Legal Translation and Combatting Its Deficit in New York City

Professor: Anna Shostya
Discipline: Economics
Student: Gabriella Serebryanaya
School and Major: Dyson, Business Economics
Topic: The Pursuit of Excellence: Evaluation of the Honors Admission Requirements at a Private University
Professor: Anne Toomey
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Student: Racine Robinson
School and Major: Dyson, Environmental Studies
Topic: The Hidden Crisis in Bolivia: How Tensions Over Neo-extrativist Policies are Affecting Biodiversity, Conservation, and Indigenous Livelihoods
Professor: Christelle Schraff
Discipline: Computer Science
Student: Christopher Cherestal
School and Major: Seidenberg, Information Systems
Topic: AppliCafé: Qualitative Analysis to Determine Mobile Device Usage Patterns by Women in Senegal
Professor: Courtney Gosnell
Discipline: Psychology
Student: Cassandra McKenna
School and Major: Dyson, Applied Psychology
Topic: Examining Factors that Predict Relationship Maintenance vs. Dissolution in Cross-Political Party Close Relationships
Professor: E. Melanie DuPuis
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Student: Peyton Yourch
School and Major: Dyson, Peace and Justice Studies
Topic: The Emergence Lab
Professor: Elliot Hearst
Discipline: English
Student: Felishia Hendra
School and Major: Lubin, Marketing
Topic: The Female Couriers: Women Spies Behind Enemy Lines
Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Alexandrea Papadelias
School and Major: Dyson, Forensic Science
Topic: Effect of Diet and Nutrition on the Chemical Composition of Breast Milk Samples
Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Elise Krupoff
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Monitoring the Behavior and Activity of Enzymes Immobilize in Sol-gel Materials
Professor: Eric Chang, Melanie LaRosa
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences, Media and Communications
Student: Ciara Kain
School and Major: Dyson, Digital Cinema & Filmmaking
Topic: Setter Science Outreach – Documenting the BioBus Visit to Pace University
Professor: Frank Colella
Discipline: Legal Studies and Taxation
Student: Alexandra Tasev
School and Major: Lubin, Arts & Entertainment Management
Topic: Ninth Circuit Affirms IRS’s Regulatory Curtailment of Common Law Mail-Box Rule
Professor: Jessica Magaldi
Discipline: Legal Studies and Taxation
Student: Charlie Janice
School and Major: Dyson, Psychology
Topic: How to Succeed in College By Really Trying:  Understanding How Millennial and Gen Z Students Engage and Learn in an Effort to Increase their College Satisfaction
Professor: Joan Walker
Discipline: Education
Student: Naya Rivera
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Topic: Expert Benchmarking: A Study of Teacher Practices for Student Engagement
Professor: Joseph Krumpfer
Discipline: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Giovanni Fardella, Ricardo Perez
School and Major: Dyson, Biochemistry
Topic: Modification of Inorganic Oxides with Polyhydridomethylsiloxanes as an Approach to Mixed Functional Surfaces
Professor: Judith Pajo
Discipline: Sociology/Anthropology
Student: Amanda Rosenholtz, Emma Wolkenstein
School and Major: Dyson, Sociology
Topic: Environmental Discourse and Diversity in Urban Settings
Professor: Katherine Fink
Discipline: Media and Communications
Student: Sequoia Cumming
School and Major: Dyson, Digital Journalism
Topic: Seeking Sustainable Funding Models for News: The Case of TAPInto
Professor: Mark Weinstock
Discipline: Economics
Student: Jelena Goldstein
School and Major: Dyson, Communication Studies
Topic: An Analysis of Entrepreneurship Across Countries
Professor: Monica Palta
Discipline: Environmental Studies
Student: Tatyana Graham
School and Major: Dyson, Environmental Studies
Topic: Can Filter Feeders Restore Water Quality in Coney Island Creek?: The role of Mussels and Oysters in Nitrogen Removal
Professor: Sue Maxam
Discipline: Division for Student Success
Student: Brina Agostini, Mia Lennon
School and Major: Lubin, Public Accounting; CHP, Nursing
Topic: The Perceived Impact of Supplemental Treatment for Cancer Patients
Professor: Todd Yarbrough
Discipline: Economics
Student: Veronica Lee
School and Major: Lubin, Public Accounting
Topic: Taxing Peter to Pay Paul: On the Distributional Consequences of Regressive Taxation among U.S. States

2018-2019 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Aaron Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Bryan Volpe
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology 
Topic:A Conditional Expression System to Assess the Role of tspan1 in Hair-Cell Regeneration

Professor: Aditi Paul
Discipline or College: Communication Studies
Student: Karolina Zaluski
School, College & Major: Dyson, Business Economics
Topic: Persuade to Date: A Meta-analyses of Advertising Appeals of Online Dating Applications from American, European, and Asian Countries

Professor: Colin Williamson
Discipline or College: Film and Screen Studies
Student: Austin Goodman
School, College & Major: Dyson: Film and Screen Studies
Topic: Animating Nature: The Art of the Moving Image from Conservation to Climate Change

Professor: Courtney Gosnell
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Maria Castiglia
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology
Topic: Effects of Providing Support via Social Media Platforms

Professor: E. Melanie DuPuis
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Student: Carly Sheinberg
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Science
Topic: Zero-Waste by 2020 - Will it Work?

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Josephine Farshi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Chromatographic Characterization of Bee Propolis from Around the World

Professor: Emilie Zaslow
Discipline or College: Communication Studies
Student: Stelci Rosario
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: She Will Lead: Best Practices in Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Programs

Professor: Erin Furey
Discipline or College: LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
Student: Janvi Patel
School, College & Major: Dyson: Art
Topic: Hungry Hearts & Minds – Creating a Food Exchange Platform at Pace University

Professor: JaimeLee Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Jillian Coughlin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Surfaces that Kill Bacteria Synthesized from Agar

Professor: JaimeLee Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Julia Fatum
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Manuka Honey and Beeswax as a Natural Antibacterial Wound Dressing

Professor: JaimeLee Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Madison Ames
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Coconut and Medium Chain Triglycerides Infused with Plant Powders to Combat Bacteria

 

Professor: JaimeLee Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Rudra Persaud
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Synthesis of Unique Lubricants Made of Exotic Butters Infused with Indigenous Oils to Promote Inhibition of Bacteria and Protection Against UV Radiation

Professor: Janet Mulvey
Discipline or College: OASIS College Student Program
Student: David Sharif
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: The Challenges and Successes of students with ASD in Post-Secondary Education

Professor: Jessica Magaldi
Discipline or College: Legal Studies and Taxation
Student: Alivia Chegia
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Studies
Topic: Assessing the Impact of the “Twitter President” on the Record of History Made by the Presidential Records Act

Professor: Joseph Morreale
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Heather Hall
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: The Effects of Concepts in Behavioral Economics on Voting Behavior of Young Adults

Professor: Judith Pajo
Discipline or College: Sociology and Anthropology
Student: Shen Yang
School, College & Major: Dyson: Sociology and Anthropology
Topic: Pollution and Culture: Environmental Views of College Students in Two Cultures (China and America)

Professor: Lisa Fastenberg
Discipline or College: Mathematics
Student: Eric Huang
School, College & Major: Dyson: Mathematics
Topic: The Sections of y2 = x3-tnx-tn

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Eric Casper
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Influence of Cholesterol on Toxicity to GSH in Mycobacterium Bovis-BCG

Professor: Mark Weinstock
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Monica Colino and Eena Dietterick
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: Financial Aid and Stress: Impact on Student GPA

Professor: Martha Greenberg
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Hayley Giblin
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: Moderating Sleep Quality and Anxiety with Aromatherapy

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Alexa DeAnna
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Mutations in DAF-2 Pathway Affect the Immune Response in Caenorhabditis elegans when Infected with Mycobacterium Avium

Professor: Meaghan Brewer
Discipline or College: English
Student: Jessica O'Leary
School, College & Major: Dyson: English Language and Literature
Topic: Exploring the Academic/Creative Writing Binary

Professor: Monica Palta
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Students: Danny Deo
School, College & Major: 
Topic: The Impact of Agriculture on Water Quality in Southern Trinidad

Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline or College: Biology
Students: Brian Velez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Investigation of Combination Treatments in Breast Cancer in Attempt to Overcome Drug Resistance

Professor: Nanjie Deng
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Yunting Yin
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Combining Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, and Free Energy Calculation to Improve the Accuracy of Virtual Screening of Drug Candidates Against HIV Integrase

Professor: Patricia Ann Brock
Discipline or College: School of Education
Student: Nicolette Carbonetto
School, College & Major: School of Education: Elementary Education
Topic: The Impact of Aesthetic and Kinesthetic Strategies on Academic and Attitudinal Improvement: Engaging Young Students for Pedagogical Success

Professor: Rachel Simon
Discipline or College: Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs
Student: Florence Lubash
School, College & Major: Dyson: Global Studies
Topic: Feminist Perspectives on Transgender Identity

Professor: Rita Upmacis
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Raven Bell
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Investigating the Health of Cells Exposed to Ingredients in Consumer Products

Professor: Sally Marik
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Adonis Miliano
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Impact of PTEN on Synapse Morphology
Professor: Tyler Kalahar
Discipline or College: Center for Community Action & Research
Student: Fatimah Majors
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology
Topic: Hunger on Campus at Pace University Pleasantville

Summer 2018 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Aaron Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Bryan Volpe
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: A Conditional Expression System to Assess the Role of tspan1 in Hair-Cell Regeneration

Professor: Aditi Paul
Discipline or College: Communication Studies
Student: Karolina Zaluski
Persuade to Date: A Meta-analyses of Advertising Appeals of Online Dating Applications from American, European, and Asian Countries

 

Professor: Aditi Paul
Discipline or College: Communication Studies
Student: Servando Martinez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice and Communication Studies
Topic: Empowerment in Action: An Analysis on Effective Employee Empowerment in a Corporate Environment

Professor: Aileen Cordona
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Hansali Tavarez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Hispanic Representation within Local Government of the State of New York

Professor: Angela Northrup
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Happiness Orji
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: Examining Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption Patterns in Low-Income Children

Professor: Anne Toomey
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Student: Tatyana Graham
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Science
Topic: Perceptions of Urban Coyotes in a Bronx Community

Professor: Carolyn Endick
Discipline or College: Center for Academic Excellence
Student: Jake Cameron
School, College & Major: Dyson: Arts and Entertainment Management
Topic: The Persistence and Retention of First-Year Business Undecided Students

Professor: Catalina Florescu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Emily Peguero
School, College & Major: CHP: Health Science
Topic: Reloading Classical Music: The Benefits of Music for College Students

Professor: Catalina Florescu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Sophie MacArthur
School, College & Major: Dyson: Professional Studies
Topic: Theater Education and Disability Studies

Professor: Denise Santiago
Discipline or College: Anthropology / Multicultural Affairs
Student: Karina Roca
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science and Peace & Justice Studies
Topic: From Seedling to Harvest: A Transformative Model of Community Empowerment

Professor: E. Melanie DuPuis
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Student: Carly Sheinberg
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Science
Topic: Zero-Waste by 2020 - Will it Work?

Professor: Elliot Hearst
Discipline or College: English
Student: Victoria Noriega
School, College & Major: Lubin: Arts and Entertainment Management
Topic: More Than a Footnote: Kuno van der Horst’s Anne Frank Connection

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Emily Oberlender
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Free Fatty Acids Profiles of Breast Milk Samples

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Gwen Iannone
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Binding Capacity of Sulfa Antibiotics with Nanoceramics

Professor: Eric Chang
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Arianna Shamloo and Hayley Besser
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology and CHP: Health Science
Topic: Iterative Site-Directed Mutagenesis towards the Directed Evolution of Cathepsin-L

Professor: Erin Furey
Discipline or College: LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
Student: Janvi Patel
School, College & Major: Dyson: Art
Topic: Hungry Hearts & Minds – Creating a Food Exchange Platform at Pace University

Professor: Erin Furey
Discipline or College: LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
Student: Matthew Scheller
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology
Topic: Retention Methods for Transgender and Gender-Non Conforming Students: Developing A Retention Model

Professor: Frances Taormina
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Jasmine Sehgal
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Price is Wrong: The Long-Term Economic Disadvantages of US Public Policy on Crime

Professor: Heather Novak and Tyler Kalahar
Discipline or College: Center for Community Action & Research
Student: Kamari Stewart
School, College & Major: Dyson: Digital Journalism
Topic: A Comprehensive Guide to Volunteerism in Westchester County

Professor: JaimeLee Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Rudra Persaud
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Synthesis of Unique Lubricants Made of Exotic Butters Infused with Indigenous Oils to Promote Inhibition of Bacteria and Protection Against UV Radiation

Professor: Janet Mulvey
Discipline or College: OASIS College Student Program
Student: David Sharif
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: The Challenges and Successes of students with ASD in Post-Secondary Education

Professor: Katherine Fink
Discipline or College: Media, Communications, and Visual Arts
Student: Kwadar Ray
School, College & Major: Dyson: Digital Journalism
Topic: Becoming Trans News

Professor: Linda Carozza
Discipline or College: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Student: Rachel Melamudov
School, College & Major: CHP: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Topic: Temporal Structure in the Speech of indls with Dementia

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Students: Jesse Devlin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the Gene Expression of Latent BCG in Infected C. elegans

Professor: Marvin DeBose
Discipline or College: Multicultural Affairs
Student: Christopher Darbassie
School, College & Major: Dyson: Production Design
Topic: Community Outreach Theatre Programs: A Gilded Triumph?

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Agata Durda
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Evaluating the Function of Genes Implicating Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Formation using Caenorhabditis Elegans

Professor: Monica Palta
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Student: Danny Deo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Science
Topic: The Impact of Agriculture on Water Quality in Southern Trinidad

Professor: Nanjie Deng
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Celine Tse
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Combining Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, and Free Energy Calculation to Improve the Accuracy of Virtual Screening of Drug Candidates Against HIV Integrase

Professors: Sue Maxam
Discipline or College: AVP for Student Success
Student: Cristina DeRose
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: The Perceived Impact of Comfort Dogs on Reducing Stress of Students on College Campuses

 

 

2017-2018 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Andrew Wier
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Morgan Kelly
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Characterization of the Microbial Community of the Accessory Nidamental Gland of the Longfin inshore squid, Loligo peale

Professor: Angela Northrup
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Cati Amaral
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: Examining an Intervention for Stress and Burnout to Increase Student Success in Undergraduate Nursing Education

Professor: Catalina Florina Florescu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Chloe Richards
School, College & Major: Dyson: English
Topic: Sharing Englishes & Social Media

Professor: Christelle Scharff
Discipline or College: Computer Science
Student: Ava Posner
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Information Technology
Topic: Exploring Mobile Device Literacy in Senegal

Professor: Courtney Gosnell
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Michele Villanova
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: The Effects of Positive and Negative Event Support Provision on Self-Control, Persistence, and Goal Pursuit

Professor: Courtney Gosnell
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Rachel Platko
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology and Human Relations
Topic: How Recollections of Positive and Negative Support Provision Experiences Influence Goal Motivation

Professor: Denise Belen Santiago
Discipline or College: Anthropology / Multicultural Affairs
Student: Karina Roca
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science; Peace and Justice Studies
Topic: The Geographies of Food Justice: Urban Farming & Empowerment Through the Lens of Critical Race Theory

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Amanda Villaggi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Phenol Content and Antioxidant Activities of Different Commercial Tea Samples

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Tyler Nolan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Binding Interactions of Nanoceramics with Human Serum Albumin

Professor: Erin Furey
Discipline or College: LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
Student: Matt Scheller
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Studies
Topic: Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Students & Retention: A family intervention model

Professor: Francisco Quevedo
Discipline or College: Marketing
Student: Andrea Katherine Quevedo Prince
School, College & Major: CHP: Health Science
Topic: Fundraising for Olympic Sports: What makes the market tic?

Professor: Heather Novak and Tyler Kalahar
Discipline or College: Center for Community Action & Research
Student: Rachel Skopp-Cardillo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Film & Cinema
Topic: Civic Similarities: Young People’s Overlapping Attitudes on Civic Engagement

Professor: Ida Dupont
Discipline or College: Sociology
Student: Gemalys Padilla
School, College & Major: Dyson: Women and Gender Studies; Peace and Justice Studies
Topic: Social Media and Relationship Abuse Among Millennials

Professor: Jaimelee Iolani Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Michelle Lopata
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Ilipe butter infused with natural oils to generate a novel and natural antimicrobial moisturizer

Professor: James Lawler
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Vivian Ng
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Applying an Augmented Reality Sensory System for Engaging High School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Mid-Spectrum

Professor: Zhan Zhang
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Daniel Citardi
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: DiscoVeR: Fighting Sundowning with the Use of Virtual Reality Technology

Professor: Erin Furey
Discipline or College: LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
Student: Gabriel Navarro
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Information Technology
Topic: Perceptions and Knowledge of HIV/AIDS on a College Campus

Professor: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
Discipline or College: History
Student: Elizabeth Powell
School, College & Major: Dyson: History
Topic: Managing Great Power Relations in a Fragile World: US-China imbroglio over North Korea Since 2000

Professor: Keville Frederickson
Discipline or College: Lienhard School of Nursing
Student: Christina Ashby
School, College & Major: Dyson: Sociology/Anthropology
Topic: The Experience of Ghanaian Stroke Survivors and Their Family Care-Givers

Professor: Kristen di Gennaro
Discipline or College: English
Student: Asia Letlow
School, College & Major: Dyson: English Language & Literature
Topic: Citations as Rhetorical Acts: Student and Faculty Understandings of Citations

Professor: Kristen di Gennaro
Discipline or College: English
Student: Abigail Howard
School, College & Major: Dyson: Stage Management
Topic: Address Terms During Service Encounters: The Role of Gender

Professor: Kristen di Gennaro
Discipline or College: English
Student: Cole Bedford
School, College & Major: Dyson: English; Women & Gender Studies
Topic: The Pragmatics of Profanity

Professor: Linda Herritt
Discipline or College: Art
Student: Madelyn Dilley
School, College & Major: Dyson: Art; Film and Screen Studies
Topic: Installation/Animation Hybrids

Professor: Lisa Rosenthal
Discipline or College: Psychology
Students: DaSean Young
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Psychosocial Benefits of a Marching Arts Program

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Katherine Pearson Becker
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Impact of Cholesterol on Mycobacterium Bovis-BCG Resistance to Glutathione

Professor: Martha J. Greenberg
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Elisabeth Karna
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: Mitigating stress with aromatherapy in individuals with intellectual disabilities

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Agata Durda
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Evaluating the function of genes implicating Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) formation using C. elegans

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Danielle Cooley
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: M05D6.2, the Caenorhabditis elegans ortholog of human t-complex protein 11 (TCP11), is necessary for sperm function and fertility

Professors: Rachel Simon
Discipline or College: Women’s & Gender Studies
Student: Natalie Holguin
School, College & Major: CHP: Health Science
Topic: Serving Students from Mixed Status Families

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Jahaira Zapata
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry and Biology
Topic: Determination of organic pollutants in selected sites of bodies of water in New York City

Professors: Rebecca Martin
Discipline or College: English & Modern Language Studies
Student: Sven Latinovic
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology & Human Relations
Topic: Negotiating Love and Duty: Female Identity under Pressure in Hitchcock’s Films (incorporating)

·Dr. Martin’s essay: “’A Girl Like You’: Gilda, Alicea, Eve and the Question of Female Identity.”

·Sven’s essay: “Femininity in Hitchcock’s Films: Male Dominance Questioned”

Professor: Rebecca Tekula
Discipline or College: Public Administration & Wilson Center
Student: Alisha Phelan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: Measuring and Indexing the Financial Health of the U.S. Nonprofit

Professor: Rita K. Upmacis
Discipline or College: Chemistry
Student: Kaltrina Mulosmani
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Complexes Containing Nitrogen Ligands

Professor: Sean Daly
Discipline or College: Finance
Student: Banyan McGuire
School, College & Major: Lubin: Finance
Topic: One Belt One Road: China’s Geostrategic Gamble on Re-­Circuiting World Trade and “Internationalizing” the Yuan

Professor: Shing So
Discipline or College: Mathematics
Student: Laura DeBella
School, College & Major: Dyson: Mathematics
Topic: Morley Interior Triangle, Morley Exterior Triangle, and their Mother Triangle

Professor: Tyler Kalahar
Discipline or College: Center for Community Action & Research
Student: Connor Wills
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology & Human Relations; Communications
Topic: Best Practices to Enable Trans & Gender Nonconforming Students to Thrive in Higher Education

Professor: Susan Feather-Gannon
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Karishma Saini
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Gender Inequality in Computing: Causes and Strategies for Addressing the Issue

Professor: Wilfredo Pena
Discipline or College: Seidenberg School of CSIS
Student: John Mulcahy
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Active Study- The app is a way to intrigue children and allow them to study actively, instead of sitting around and losing interest in a textbook

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Summer 2017 Grant Recipients And Research Topics

Professor: Aaron Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Mitchel Sybesma
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology and Chemistry
Topic: Brainbrow Imaging of Neuromast Regeneration in the Zebrafish Lateral Line

Professor: Aaron Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Lesly Sanchez Alvarez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The role of the Fat1b Protocadherin Protein in Hair-Cell Regeneration

Professor: Bernice J. Houle
Discipline or College: Information Technology Services
Student: Daniel Acevedo
School, College & Major: Lubin: Quantitative Business Analysis
Topic: College Mathematics: Challenges and opportunities for academic success

Professor: Catherine Zimmer
Discipline or College: Film and Screen Studies
Student: Mellison Arguson
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Studies
Topic: Conceptualizing Materiality in the Digital Age: Examining the Relationship Among Humans, Technology and Language

Professor: Courtney Gosnell
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Christina Marciante
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology
Topic: How the nature of work relationships influences the benefits of positive support in the workplace

Professor: Elliot Hearst
Discipline or College: English
Student: Victoria Noriega
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: The Helpers of the Secret Annex: A Guide for Students

Professor: Elmer Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Josephine Farshi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Phenolics in Bee Products

Professor: Elmer Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Lauren Reilly
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Method Development for Analysis of Illicit Drugs/Amphetamines in Biological Samples

Professor: Elmer Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Lyric Olivia Wyan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Determination of pollutants in milk products

Professor: Francis Parisi
Discipline or College: Computer Science
Student: Ezana Ceman
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Information Systems
Topic: Estimating Return Periods for Extreme Market Value Shocks

Professor: Joseph Krumpfer
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Kaleigh Ryan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Mentors and Motivators for Women in STEM Faculty Positions

Professor: Katherine Fink
Discipline or College: Media, Communications, and Visual Arts
Student: Sean Browne
School, College & Major: Dyson: Digital Journalism
Topic: Use of Freedom of Information Laws by College Journalists

Professor: Linda Carozza
Discipline or College: Communication Science Disorders
Student: Arva Turku
School, College & Major: CHP: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Topic: Temporal Structure of the Speech of Individuals with Dementia

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Kelsey Parker
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Science
Topic: Evaluation of Bacterial Redox Stress as a Marker for the Cellular Consequences of PCB Contamination in the Hudson River

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Katherine Pearson Becker
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Impact of Cholesterol on Mycobacterium Bovis-BCG Resistance to Glutathione

Professor: Mark Weinstock
Discipline or College: Economics
Students: Christopher Arnone and Alex Bischoff
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: The Effects On A Company Who Sponsors An Athlete Who Is Later Found To Be Violating League Rules

Professor: Mark Weinstock
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Alexandra Bruno
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: Data Visual Representation and Central Bank Transparency

Professor: Meng Xu
Discipline or College: Mathematics
Student: Kaiying Mo
School, College & Major: Lubin: Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications
Topic: A Probabilistic Model for the Occupancy-Abundance Relationship of Species Populations using Taylor's Law

Professors: Nils Myszkowski and Baptise Barbot
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Rosemary Leo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Assessing Aesthetic Judgement and Related Skills

Professor: Sue Maxam
Discipline or College: Dyson and CHP
Student: Christina Stewart
School, College & Major: Criminal Justice
Topic: Using Crime Mapping to Identify and Understand Human Trafficking in the U.S

Professor: Andrew Wier
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Morgan Kelly
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Characterization of the Microbial Community of the Accessory Nidamental Gland of the Longfin inshore squid, Loligo peale

Professor: Angela Northrup
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Cati Amaral
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: Examining an Intervention for Stress and Burnout to Increase Student Success in Undergraduate Nursing Education

Professor: Catalina Florina Florescu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Casey Pidcock
School, College & Major: Lubin: Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications
Topic: Overlapped Semantics of Survival after Communism and War

Professor: Catalina Florina Florescu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Chloe Richards
School, College & Major: Dyson: English
Topic: Sharing Englishes & Social Media

Professor: Cho Chan
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Kiersten Chang
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Finding ways to manipulate genetic information in the Cryspo virus

Professor: Cho Chan
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Ritu Shah
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: The Effect of Thioflavin T on Adherence of Trichonomas Vaginal is on a Monolayer of Vaginal Epithelial Cells

Professor: Erin Furey
Discipline or College: LGBTQA & Social Justice Center
Student: Gabe Nichols
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Studies
Topic: Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Students & Retention: A family intervention model

Professor: Francisco Quevedo
Discipline or College: Marketing
Student: Andrea Katherine Quevedo Prince
School, College & Major: CHP: Health Science
Topic: Fundraising for Olympic Sports: What makes the market tic?

Professor: Gregory Colman
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Meghan Seeberger
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Effect of e-cigarette use on Smokers’ Health

Professor: Hasan T. Arslan
Discipline or College: Criminal Justice & Security
Student: Lisdy Contreras-Giron
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Topic: Bullets and Lawsuits: Civil Litigation Against Police Departments

Professor: Jaimelee "Iolani" Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Aramis Sostre
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Development of a Novel Antimicrobial Wound Dressing Based on Agar and Natural Exotic Oils

Professor: Jean F. Coppola
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Daniel Citardi
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: DiscoVeR: Fighting Sundowning with the Use of Virtual Reality Technology

Professor: Jean F. Coppola
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Gabriel Navarro
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Information Technology
Topic: The Impact of Technology on Feelings of Social Isolation Among Older Adults

Professor: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
Discipline or College: History
Student: Elizabeth Powell
School, College & Major: Dyson: History
Topic: Managing Great Power Relations in a Fragile World: US-China imbroglio over North Korea Since 2000

Professor: Kamil Walczak
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Ms. Hunter Tonn
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Controlling Tunneling of Heat via Quantum Interference Effects

Professor: Kamil Walczak
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Erica Butts
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Quantum Correlations in Transport via Memristive Neuronal Networks

Professor: Kamil Walczak
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Joanna Dyrkacz
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Inelastic Heat Conduction via Molecular Systems

Professor: Kimberly Collica
Discipline or College: Criminal Justice
Student: Anthony Javornik
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Topic: Criminal Justice Students and Views Regarding Punitiveness: Who is Harsher on Crime?

Professor: Lauren Cramer
Discipline or College: Film and Screen Studies
Student: Kezia Dacosta
School, College & Major: Dyson: Film and Screen Studies
Topic: Why Not Black? The “White” and the Wrong Way to Cast

Professor: Martha J. Greenberg
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Elisabeth Karna
School, College & Major: CHP: Nursing
Topic: Mitigating stress with aromatherapy in individuals with intellectual disabilities

Professor: Matthew Ganis
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Michael Di Mattia
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science; Dyson:Mathematics
Topic: Applications of Internet Based Technology in the Monitoring of the Environment

Professor: Nanjie Deng
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Iqra Ahmed
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Using Molecular Dynamics Free Energy Simulation to Study How Drugs Interact with HIV-1 Integrase

Professor: Rebecca Tekula
Discipline or College: Public Administration & Wilson Center
Student: Alisha Phelan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Relationship between Global Food Commodity Prices and Local Hunger: Volatility, Price Spikes, and the Global Hunger Index

Professor: Susan Feather-Gannon
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Karishma Saini
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Gender Inequality in Computing: Causes and Strategies for Addressing the Issue

Professor: Sean Daly
Discipline or College: Finance
Student: Tyler Mittleman
School, College & Major: Lubin: Finance
Topic: Risk and Rupture: Applying CAPM to the International ETF Landscape

Professor: Cho Chan
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Meagan Young
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: The Effects of Amyloid Binding Dyes on the Level of Crispovirus During the Development of C. Paruum.

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2016-2017 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Haslan Arslan
Discipline or College: Criminal Justice
Student: Brittany Mendez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Topic: Police Use of Deadly Force and Mentally Ill

Professor: Zafir Buraei
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Salma Allam
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Studies of a calcium channel β subunit mutation associated with epilepsy

Professor: Jean Coppola
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Brian O'Leary
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Improving universal design with touch screen interfaces on mobile devices for older adults

Professor: Jean Coppola
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Connor Magee & Brandon Deluca
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Biometric Authentication: Cyber security alternatives for older adults

Professor: Kristen DiGennaro
Discipline or College: English
Student: Jessie Huffman
School, College & Major: Dyson: English Language & Literature
Topic: Linguistic Inequity: Gender or status?

Professor: Martha Greenberg
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Danielle Bard
School, College & Major: Lienhard: Nursing
Topic: Use of lavender aromatherapy to reduce stress, test anxiety and improve quality of sleep in Freshman UNV 101 students

Professor: Stephanie Hsu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Luke Widlund
School, College & Major: School of Ed: Education
Topic: Using Resentment: Representations of the Caregiver in the Time of Addiction in Scott Heim’s We Disappear

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Kelsey Parker
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Evaluation of bacterial redox stress as a marker for the cellular consequences of PCB contamination in the Hudson River

Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Rita Abraham
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Effect of targeting Rb phosphorylation in pancreatic cancer cells

Professor: Joseph Krumpfer
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: William Bender
School, College & Major: Dyson: Bio Chemistry & Computer Science
Topic: Surface characterization of Hexamethylcyclotrisilazane covalently attached to silicon wafers

Professor: Joseph Krumpfer
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Kaleigh Ryan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Covalent Attachment of ‘Reactive’ Cyclic Siloxanes on Metal Oxide Surfaces via Ring-Opening Polymerization at the Solid-Vapor Interface

Professor: James Lawler
Discipline or College: Computer Science
Student: Alexa McKenna
School, College & Major: Lubin: Management-Entrepreneurship
Topic: Implementing a Research Study for an Application Dashboard System for Students with Disabilities in a University

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Mohini Gobin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the function of F10C2.4 in reproduction

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Mikayla Bonnett
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Cloning, expression, and purification of the cellular TORC protein

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Emily Lopes
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Evaluating the potential role and localization of the M05D6.2 gene in reproduction using Caenorhabditis elegans and its connection to the TCP11 gene in humans

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Ashley Kuptsow
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Discrimination of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Using Raman Spectroscopy

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Tabitha Batte
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Observations of the Interactions of Hemoglobin and Nanomaterials via Optical Spectroscopy

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Alexis Javornik
School, College & Major: Forensic Science
Topic: Computational Studies and Vibrational Analysis of Sulfa Drugs

Professor: Jessica Lavariega-Monforti
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Ariella Riapos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Focus on socio-political experiences of U.S.-born Latinos

Professor: Jessica Lavariega-Monforti
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Ayaan Sawhney
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: Socioeconomic Factors that Influence Voters in the 2016 Presidential Election

Professor: Maryann Murphy
Discipline or College: Communication Studies
Student: Anna Magnante
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Topic: What students expect and get from a service-learning course

Professor: Heather Novak and Tyler Kalahar
Discipline or College: CCAR & Political Science
Student: Paula Castelblanco
School, College & Major: Lubin: Management & Finance
Topic: How Generation Z Will Change Pace and the World: Attitudes Towards Community Involvement

Professor: Jaime Lee Rizzo
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Kenya Velez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Use of native plants and oils to synthesize novel antimicrobial surfaces

Professor: Roger Salerno
Discipline or College: Sociology & Anthropology
Student: Ariella Riapos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Historical Patterns of Racial Segregation in New York City: Gentrification and Neighborhood Demographic Transition

Professor: Anna Shostya
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Melissa Bowley
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: College Students’ Use of Technology and Academic Performance: A US - China Comparison

Professor: Aaron Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Anthony Abraham
School, College & Major: Biology
Topic: Molecular regulators of hair-cell regeneration in the zebrafish Danio rerio

Professor: Leora Trub
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Sarah Davis
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Technology and the Therapeutic Frame: Changing Boundaries on the Digitial Frontier

Professor: Rita Upmacis
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Tyler Brescia
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Exploration of Inorganic Chemistry Experiments

Professor: Mark Weinstock
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Iliana Taormina
School, College & Major: Lubin: Arts & Entertainment Management
Topic: A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Hearsay Rule

Professor: Andrew Wier
Discipline or College: Biology & Health Sciences
Student: Tyler McDermott
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Correlation between pigmentation and antifouling compounds found in the marine Pseudoalteromoas spongae, an antimicrobial producing bacterium associated with eggs of the Hawaiian Bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes

Professor: Andrew Wier
Discipline or College: Biology & Health Sciences
Student: Nikole Larm
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Transposon mutagenesis of Pseudoalteromonas shioyasakiensis, a biofilm producing bacterium that associates with the invasive Orange Striped Sea Anemone, Diadumene lineata

 

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Summer 2016 Grant Recipients And Research Topics

Professor: David Caputo
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Xueer Wang
School, College & Major: Dyson: Quantitative Business Analysis
Topic: Political Party Platforms: Change and Similarities from 2000 to 2016

Professor: Cosmin Chivu
Discipline or College: Performing Arts
Student: Holly Wright
School, College & Major: Dyson: Directing IPE
Topic: Anxiety: An Epidemic

Professor: Gregory Coleman
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Melissa Navas
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Effect of Long-Term Unemployment on Cognitive Ability and Wages

Professor: E. Melanie DuPuis
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Student: Haylei Peart
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Studies and Science
Topic: More than Wetlands: Identifying Environmentally Sensitive Areas in Mt. Pleasant Township

Professor: Michael Finewood
Discipline or College: Environmental Studies and Science
Student: Emma Weis
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Studies and Science
Topic: The Rockefeller Trail Use Project

Professor: Katherine Fink
Discipline or College: Media and Communication Arts
Student: Michelle Ricciardi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communications
Topic: College Media and the Freedom of Information Act

Professor: Catalina Florina Florescu
Discipline or College: English
Student: Annabelle Krupcheck
School, College & Major: Dyson: Film and Screen Studies
Topic: Reinvented Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Project

Professor: Elliot Hearst
Discipline or College:English
Student: Angelica Roman
School, College & Major: Dyson: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Topic: Escape From The List: Courage, Sacrifice, and Survival

Professor: Kathy Huang
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Mark Van Slyle
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: What Are The Collateral Consequences of Interaction with Law Enforcement?

Professor: Vanessa Merton
Discipline or College: Law
Student: Lisdy Contreras-Giron
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Topic: Preparing Non-Professional Interpreters to Provide Access to Justice for Immigrants

Professor: Glenn Miller
Discipline or College: Math
Student: Daniel Keidar
School, College & Major: Dyson: Math and Economics
Topic: Fractal Dimension of US Stock Prices

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Elijah Jones
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Use of Molecularly Imprinted Polymer to Improve the Analysis of NSAIDs in Environmental Water Samples

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Jahira Zapata
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Psychology
Topic: Physicochemical Determination of Pollutants in selected sites of Bodies of Water in New York City

Professor:Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Morgan Franke
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Antioxidant Activity of Different Commercially Available Tea Samples

Professor: Jessica Lavariega-Monforti
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Nellie Agbulos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science and Women and Gender Studies
Topic: The Impact of Voter ID

Professor: Joseph Morreale
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Mariana Villada
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: The Future Middle Class in China: A Case Study of Shanghai College Students

Professor: Nils Myszkowski
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Danielle Saliani
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology
Topic: Development of a Multifaceted Measure of Aesthetic Ability

Professor: Ana Shostya
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Joshua DeLeon
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: Market-Enhancing Institutions, Country Risk, and Economic Growth in Transition Economies

Professor: Aaron B. Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Lesly Sanchez Alvarez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Role of Fat1 Protocadherin Proteins in Hair-cell Regeneration

Professor: Leora Trub
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Sarah Davis
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Technology and the Therapeutic Frame: Changing Boundaries on the Digitial Frontier

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2015-2016 Grant Recipients And Research Topics

Professor: Aaron B. Steiner
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Teresa Fotino
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Regulation of hair-cell regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line

Professor: Anna Shostya
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Perri Colburn
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: Economic Growth with a Russian Flavor: A Comparative Study of Poland and Ukraine

Professor: Baptiste Barbot
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Jamie Kalff
School, College & Major: Dyson: Applied Psychology
Topic: Psychometric Properties of a Self-Concept Clarity Scale for Adolescents

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Kaitlyn Chhe
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Interactions of nanomaterials with enzymes

Professor: Hasan T. Arslan
Discipline or College: Criminal Justice & Security
Student: Chelsea Green
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Topic: Black and blue: media attention in red versus blue states - an analysis of violence against LGBT persons between 2000 and 2014

Professor: James P. Lawler
Discipline or College: Seindenberg
Student: Jenna Hager
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: Evaluating Mobile Computing m-Health Monitoring Wearables for People with Disabilities Confined in Their Own Homes

Professor: Jane Collins
Discipline or College: Engligh & Modern Language Studies
Student: Patrick McCarron
School, College & Major: Dyson: English & Communications
Topic: At War and At Home: Stories of Struggle and Redemption

Professor: Jean F. Coppola
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Students: Stefan Howansky & Jake Terranova
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: User-centered Mobile Application Development for the Physically and Cognitively Impaired

Professor: Joseph C. Morreale
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Vakhtang Gogsadze
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics & Political Science
Topic: Balancing Environmental Policy and Economic Growth and Development: A Case Study of the People’s Republic of China

Professor: Kristen Di Gennaro
Discipline or College: English
Student: Chelsea Ritschel
School, College & Major: Dyson: English Literature
Topic: Catcalling: Complimenting or Bullying?

Professor: Leora Trub
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Jonathan O’Hadi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: The Strange Smartphone Situation: Exploring the Impact of Technologically-based Interruptions on Parent-Toddler Dyadic Interaction

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Elliana Gianacopoulos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Dipeptide, Cysteine-Glycine, is the Active Component of Glutathione that is Responsible for the Reductive Stress Related Killing of Mycobacterium bovis-BCG

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Ryan Yancey
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the Molecular Mechanisms behind Reductive Stress Resistance by Persistent BCG through Genetic Profiling

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Mikayla Bonnett
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Cloning, Expression, and Purification of the Cellular TORC2 Protein

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Francis Bodd
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Examining the localization of the TORC proteins in HTLV gene expression

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Shirlina Chiu
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Cellular TORC Mutants Enhance HTLV Gene Expression via Interaction with HTLV Tax

Professor: Martha Greenberg, PhD, RN
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Anesha Narain
School, College & Major: Lienhard School of Nursing
Topic: Use of aromatherapy in freshman nursing students to decrease test anxiety

Professor: Mary Ann Murphy
Discipline or College: Communication Studies
Student: Anna Magnante & Andre Arias
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology; Communications
Topic: Faculty Insights on Teaching Service Learning Classes: Where we have been and where we go from here

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Katherine A. Rivera Gomez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Mitotic catastrophe in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Emily Lopes
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the function of F55A3.3 in the reproduction of Caenorhabditis elegans

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Mohini Devi Gobin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the function of F10C2.4 in reproduction

Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Brixhilda Dedi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Mechanistic investigations of breast cancer cells in three-dimensional tumor models-what is the effect of activation of the Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor?

Professor: Nigel Yarlett
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Gabrel Novelita Samantha
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: New strategies for the treatment of childhood diarrhea in developing countries

Professor: Rebecca Martin
Discipline or College: English & Modern Language Studies
Student: Felipe Villalon
School, College & Major: Dyson: English Literature
Topic: “’I just want to be somebody’: Changing Film Images of the American ‘Moll’”

Professors: Rita K. Upmacis & Demos Athanasopoulos
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Solmaz Azimi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Computational Studies of Metal Complexes of Metronidazole

Professor: Rita K. Upmacis & Demos Athanasopoulos
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Peter Frost
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Topic: The Antimicrobial Activity of Metal-Complexed Drugs and Their Derivatives

Professor: Zafir Buraei
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Paris Hanson
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: A molecular mechanism for Alzheimer's disease: the effects of WT and mutant Presenilin D257A on TrpC5 channel function

 

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Summer 2015 Grant Recipients And Research Topics

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Alexis Javornik
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: Computational Studies and Vibrational Analysis of Sulfa Drugs

Professor: Martha Greenberg
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Anesha Narain
School, College & Major: Nursing
Topic: A Mind Body Intervention for Stress Reduction in Freshman Nursing Students

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Kevin Symczak
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Chromatographic Analysis of Bee Propolis

Professor: Amy Foerster
Discipline or College: Sociology/Anthropology
Student: Brandon Dublin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Sociology/Anthropology
Topic: Role Models and Identity: African-American Men, Mixed Messages and the Media

Professor: Andrew Wier
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Brandon Tompkins
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Microbial communities that produce antimicrobial compounds associated with the accessory nidamental gland and eggs of the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Euprymna scolopes

Professor: Anna Shostya
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Bridget McCabe
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Greening of China: A Runner Up or a Laggard?

Professor: Leora Trub
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Jonathan O'Hadi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Use of Text Messaging to Promote or Inhibit Relationship Satisfaction

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Shirlina Chiu
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Cellular TORC Mutants Enhance HTLV Gene Expression via Interaction with HTLV Tax

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Mikayla Bonnett
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Cloning, Expression, and Purification of the Cellular TORC2 Protein

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Katherine A. Rivera Gomez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Mitotic catastrophe in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Mary Braun
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the function of F55A3.3 in the reproduction of Caenorhabditis elegans

Professor: Mark Weinstock
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Marc Rinosa
School, College & Major: Dyson: Business Economics
Topic: Deconstructing the Aggregate Implications of Central Bank Behavior, Culture, and Communication

Professor: James Lawler
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Melanie Greene
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Information Technology
Topic: Evaluating Mobile Computing Geographic Maps for the Daily Living of People with Disabilities

Professor: Zafir Buraei
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Paris Hanson
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: A molecular mechanism for Alzheimer's disease: the effects of WT and mutant Presenilin D257A on TrpC5 channel function

Professor: Zafir Buraei
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Zuleen Chia Chang
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Role of a PQ type Calcium Channel Truncation Mutation in Epileptogenesis

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology & Health Sciences
Student: Ryan Yancey
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Determining the Molecular Mechanisms behind Reductive Stress Resistance by Persistent BCG through Genetic Profiling

Professor: Jane Collins
Discipline or College: English
Student: Patrick McCarron
School, College & Major: Dyson: English/Communications
Topic: At War and At Home: Stories of Struggle and Redemption

Professor: Andriy Danylenko
Discipline or College: Modern Languages
Student: Seth Novick
School, College & Major: Dyson: Russian
Topic: Analyzing the Strategies used to Translate Daniil Kharms’ Poetry

Professor: Michele Zaccario
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Vanessa Vitiello
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Developmental risk factors of late preterm infants in early childhood

 

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2014-2015 Grant Recipients And Research Topics

Professor: Angela Northrup
Discipline or College: Nursing
Student: Colleen Spang
School, College & Major: Nursing
Topic: Evaluating the Effect of a Poverty Simulation Experience in Nursing Students

Professor: Jean F. Coppola
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Robert Keith Wright Jr.
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Usability Study of Technology Based Music Therapy Intervention on Dementia Patients and Caregivers

Professor: Christine D. Clayton
Discipline or College: Education
Student: Dante Plush
School, College & Major: School of Ed: Adolescent Education in History
Topic: Civic Engagement and Advocacy: Exploring the Power of Comedy in Education

Professor: June Chisholm
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Benjamin Mushlin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Adult Female Adoptees’ Experiences with Pregnancy and Motherhood

Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Maria Lane
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Growing breast cancer cells in three-dimensional tumor models-studies of the biochemical mechanisms of cell death

Professor: Cho Chan
Discipline or College: Chemical and Physical Sciences
Student: Dustin Lee
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Thioflavin S and Congo Red inhibits adhesion of Cryptosporidium parvum to HCT-8 cells resulting in a decrease endoplasmic stress response

Professor: Rita K. Upmacis
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Science
Student: Ivelisse Dyson
School, College & Major: Dyson: Forensic Science
Topic: An Alternative Method of Fingerprint Analysis Based on Mass Spectrometry

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Shirlina Chiu
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Examination of TORC 1 phosphorylation mutants and their effect on HTLV gene expression

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Francis Bodd
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Examining the function of the TORC 3 protein in HTLV gene expression

Professor: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
Discipline or College: History
Student: Jacqueline Kelleher
School, College & Major: Lubin: International Management
Topic: The Dichotomy of Identity: The Pursuit of Democracy in Hong Kong

Professor: Baptiste Barbot
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Alana Miller
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Creative potential, Self-Esteem, and Self-Concept Clarity: a Multi-domain, Multivariate approach

Professor: Anna Shostya
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Tadhg Looram
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: In search of Adam Smith: Socio-economic factors influencing Chinese students’ decision to study abroads

Professor: James Lawler
Discipline or College: Information Technology
Student: Ashley Spencer
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communications
Topic: Evaluating Digital Art and Sculpture for Facilitating Multimedia Storytelling by Individuals with Disabilities

Professor: Meghana V. Nayak
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Marianelli "Nelli" Agbulos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science & Women’s Gender Studies
Topic: The working title for this project is, "Examining the Role of Female Perpetrators in the Field of Human Trafficking"

Professor: Joan Walker
Discipline or College: Education
Student: Ashley Miranda
School, College & Major: School of Ed: Childhood Education
Topic: Testing an Innovative Approach to Developing Teachers’ Home-School Communication Skills: Multimedia, Online Case Studies

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Biology & Health Sciences
Student: Raheem Lawrence
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Identifying and Characterizing Novel Genes Involved in Glutathione Sensitivity

Professor: Jack Horne
Discipline or College: Biology
Student: Nicholas Mulvihill
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology and Psychology
Topic: What aspects of olfactory system development are controlled by the genes, Netrin and DCC?

Professor: Gregory Colman
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Jordan Jhamb
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Utilization of Health Care Services Among Young Adults

Professor: Claudia G. Green
Discipline or College: Management - Hospitality & Tourism
Student: Alexandra Osten
School, College & Major: Lubin: Global Marketing/Arts & Entertainment Mgt
Topic: Sustainable Rio 2016 Olympics: a Reality or a Dream?

Professor: Nigel Yarlett
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Juan Pablo Castiblanco Bustos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry & Psychology
Topic: Changes in host cell proteins upon infection with Cryptosporidium parvum

Professor: Matthew Marcello
Discipline or College: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Katherine A. Rivera Gomez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: D1081.8 is necessary for proper reproduction in Caenorhabitis elegans

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Maximillian Baria
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Vibrational spectroscopic analysis of antibiotics

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Student: Eric Nguyen
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Toxicity studies of nanomaterials with proteins and enzymes

Professor: Leora Trub
Discipline or College: Psychology
Student: Jonathan O'Hadi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Mindful Messaging project

Professor: Katherine Huang
Discipline or College: Political Science
Student: Stephanie Zhang
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Grooming a Judge-How to Achieve the Greatest Level of Diversity

Professor: Joseph C. Morreale
Discipline or College: Economics
Student: Lauren Price
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics (Public Policy)
Topic: The Rise of Global Cities and Their Potential Impact on the World Political Economy

Professor: Christelle Scharff
Discipline or College: Computer Science
Student: Briana Vecchione
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Mobile Learning and Numeracy: Developing Mobile Applications in Local Languages to Improve Numeracy in Senegal

 

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Summer 2014 Grant Recipients And Research Topics

Professor: Andrea Voyer
Discipline or College: Dyson: Sociology / Anthropology
Student: Jennifer DeJesus
School, College & Major: Dyson: Sociology / Anthropology
Topic: The Role of Race in Hooking Up and Dating Among Americans

Professor: Angela Northrup
Discipline or College: Leinhard School of Nursing
Student: Colleen Spang
School, College & Major: Leinhard School of Nursing
Topic: Evaluation of the effect on student attitudes and empathy for those living in poverty

Professor: Christopher Godfrey
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Rebecca Conkling
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology and Human relations
Topic: Crossing the Digital Divide – Chronic Illness, the Internet, and Social Support

Professor: Christine D. Clayton
Discipline or College: Education
Student: Ashley Jimenez-Murphy
School, College & Major: Adolescent Education
Topic: Understanding the edTPA as a high-stakes assessment in New York State: Policy meets practice in the student teaching experience

Professor: Hasan T. Arslan
Discipline or College: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Student: Christopher McClain
School, College & Major: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Preliminary Findings on Police Shootings in Northeast and Western Regions of the United States

Professor: Denise Belen Santiago
Discipline or College: Dyson: Anthropology
Student: Katherine Gonzalez
School, College & Major: Leinhard School of Nursing
Topic: Contributing Antecedents to the Current Health Crisis Among Puerto Ricans Residing in the South Bronx, New York

Professor: Cho Chan
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry and Physical Science
Student: Dustin Lee
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: The effects of amyloid-perturbing dyes on adhesion of Cryptosporidium parvum to the intestinal adenocarcinoma HCT-8 cell line

Professor: Elliot Hearst
Discipline or College: Dyson: English
Student: Sidorela Lleshi
School, College & Major: Lubin: Public Accounting
Topic: A Patchwork and a Safety Net: The Use and Abuse of Technology in Frankenstein and Today

Professor: Marisa Isaacson
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Francis Bodd
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Generation of a human T cell leukemia virus reporter cell lines

Professor: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
Discipline or College: Dyson: History
Student: Jacqueline Kelleher
School, College & Major: Lubin: International Management
Topic: The Dichotomy of Identity: The Pursuit of Democracy in Hong Kong

Professor: Dianne Zager
Discipline or College: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Student: Jessica Shevchenko
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Topic: Role of Expressive Language in Facilitating Development of Self-Determination Competence

Professor: Constance Knapp
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: IT
Student: John Capalbo; Nick Terrasi
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: IT
Topic: Development of a prototype of mobile application for basketball scouting and team and players statistics

Professor: Matthew Reidenbach
Discipline or College: Lubin: Accounting
Student: Jiaying (Katrina) Wu
School, College & Major: Lubin: Accounting
Topic: Audit Firm Industry Leader Location and Its Effect on Audit Fees and Quality

Professor: Brandon Adams
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Kelsey Ryan
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: The Effect of Diagnostic Cues Education on Detection of Deceptions

Professor: Joan Walker
Discipline or College: Education
Student: Ornella Salza
School, College & Major: Childhood Education
Topic: Testing an Innovative Approach to Developing Teachers’ Home-School Communication Skills: Multimedia, Online Case Studies

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology & Health Sciences
Student: Raheem Lawrence
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Identifying and Characterizing Novel Genes Involved in Glutathione Sensitivity

Professor: Richard Shadick
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Jennifer Melissa Trujillo-Armijo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Prescription drug abuse by college students: Demographics and correlates

Professor: Shamira Malekar
Discipline or College: Lubin: Management
Student: Frederique Zadi
School, College & Major: Lubin: Management
Topic: Employee Satisfaction: A Study

Professor: Zafir Buraei
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology & Health Sciences
Student: Sukhjinder (Suki) Kaur
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: A molecular mechanism for Alzheimer's disease: the effects or WT and mutant Presenilin1 on Trp channel function

Professor: Nigel Yarlett
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Juan Pablo Castiblanco Bustos
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry & Psychology
Topic: Changes in host cell proteins upon infection with Cryptosporidium parvum

Professor: Andriy Danylenko
Discipline or College: Dyson: Modern Languages
Student: Anastasiya Zlenko
School, College & Major: Lubin: International Mng. Arts & Entertainmnet Mng
Topic: Two Brothers? Cultural Stereotypes and Labeling of Ukrainians vs. Russians

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Samantha J. Pace
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Screening of flavonoids as therapeutic agents for diabetes

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2013-2014 Grant Recipients and Topics

Professor: David Benjamin
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Student: Michael Cornell
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Topic: Dynamic Augmented Reality

Professor: David Caputo
Discipline or College: Dyson: Political Science
Student: Enxhi Brahja
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Student Learning Outcome Assessment and the MOOC Experience – Lessons Learned and Their Implications

Professor: Jane Collins
Discipline or College: Dyson: English
Student: Daniel Rubado
School, College & Major: Dyson: English
Topic: Gaming as Literature: Assessing the Literary Value of Modern Digital Storytelling

Professor: Jean Coppola
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: IT
Student: Taylor Longenberger
School, College & Major: Dyson: ECM
Topic: Discovering Innovative Tablet Technologies: The New Assistive Technologies for Adults with Disabilities

Professor: Erika Crispo
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Keith Thomas
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: ICG
Topic: Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Identify Variation in Immune Response Genes in Longnose Dace Fish Populations from Polluted and Non-Polluted Environments

Professor: John Cronin
Discipline or College: Dyson: Environmental Science
Student: Conor Strong
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Studies
Topic: Riverman: Portrait of an American Icon

Professor: Zhaohua Dai
Discipline or College: Dyson: Forensic Science
Student: David Mendoza
School, College & Major: Dyson: Chemistry
Topic: Enantiospecific Hydroxylation of Alkanes Catalyzed by Transitional Metal Complexes of Chiral Tripodal Ligands Based on Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine

Professor: Andriy Danylenko
Discipline or College: Dyson: RUS
Student: Yekaterina Tsvetkova
School, College & Major: Lubin: International Management
Topic: Film Adaptations of Russian Classics: The American Perspective

Professor: Lesley Emtage
Discipline or College: Dyson: Enviromental Studies
Student: Chakkapong Burudpakdee
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Small heat shock proteins are required for the formation of polyQ-Huntingtin inclusion bodies. Alternatively: Aging alters the dynamics of turnover in Huntingtin polyglutamine repeat aggregates.

Professor: Christopher Godfrey
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Mario Hamblin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: 1) Project Title: Factors influencing non-technology professionals use of computer-mediated and video-mediated communications. 2) Project Title: Alternate Others-the Other Within. 3) Greenmarkets, Health Choices?

Professor: Katherine Huang
Discipline or College: Dyson: Political Science
Student: Nicole Esposito
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: How can civic participation be increased in communities? Does repeated personal contact work or does introduction of new information and material work better?

Professor: Sethu Karthikeyan
Discipline or College: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Student: Sofia Kharkover
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Topic: Acoustics of Empathy

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology
Student: Kristen Gulino
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The role of VASP in mycobacterial survival in the macrophage.

Professor: Soonhyang Kim
Discipline or College: Education
Student: Stefani Kraker
School, College & Major: Dyson: CSD
Topic: Avoid cultural misunderstanding: Silent but Active Participation of Culturally, Linguistically Diverse Students in the U.S. Classrooms

Professor: Erica Kipp
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology
Student: Gabrielle Suppa
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Effects of Heat Stress on Microgametophyte Viability in Arabidopsis thaliana

Professor: Constance Knapp
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Student: Hannah Cherian
School, College & Major: BU: IS
Topic: How Do They Know What I Want To Buy?: Customer Analytics and Data Mining

Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology
Student: Jacklynn Egger
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Interaction between a tumor suppressor and a pro-apoptosis protein in breast cancer. What is the significance?

Professor: Theresa Lant
Discipline or College: Lubin: Management
Student: Addison O'Donnell
School, College & Major: Lubin: Management
Topic: Connecting Community Arts and Sustainable Practices: Emulating New York City's "Materials for the Arts"

Professor: James Lawler
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Student: Daniel Leinweber
School, College & Major: Computer Science
Topic: Evaluating Disability Film Media to Increase Knowledge of Disability Issues in Society

Professor: Joseph Lee
Discipline or College: Dyson: History
Student: Sarah Batchelor
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Studies
Topic: Tibetan Arts, Identity, and Political Activism in New York City

Professor: Eddis Miller
Discipline or College: Dyson: PHI
Student: Caitlin Boley
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: "Hobbes’s Offensive Hermeneutics: Scriptural Interpretation and the English Civil Wars"

Professor: Elmer-Rico Mojica
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry
Student: Robert Marvin
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Immobilization of biological materials using the sol-gel process.

Professor: Joseph Morreale
Discipline or College: ECO
Student: Ann Marie Pavia
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics
Topic: The Effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act on Low Income Minority Students

Professor: Meghana Nayak
Discipline or College: Dyson: Political Science
Student: Jessie Meredith
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: "The Incarceration of the Persecuted and Undocumented"

Professor: Gregory Colman
Discipline or College: Dyson: Mathematics
Student: Kevin Hankins
School, College & Major: Dyson: Mathematics & Economics
Topic: Effectiveness of math teachers with a mathematics degree as opposed to a general education degree

Professor: Anna Shostya
Discipline or College: Dyson: Economics
Student: Robert Mcloughlin
School, College & Major: Lubin: Finance
Topic: The Effect of Video Games and other Media Usage on Students’ Studying Habits and Performance: A Case of Two Countries

Professor: Angelo Spillo
Discipline or College: Dyson: Environmental Science
Student: Laura Sorrentino
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Science
Topic: Rising Waters: Implications and Actions

Professor: Rita Upmacis
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry
Student: Steven Miller
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Calcium and magnesium levels in atherosclerotic tissue samples: Influence of gender and diabetes.

Professor: Emily Welty
Discipline or College: Dyson: PJS
Student: Elena Marmo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Voluntourism or Poverty Voyeurism? an examination of short-term volunteering

Professor: Dianne Zager
Discipline or College: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Student: Jason Gonzalez
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: An Examination of Medical Students' Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitudes toward Persons with Disabilities

Professor: Louis Quintas; Edgar G. Ducasse
Discipline or College: Dyson: Mathematics
Student: Joshua Shor
School, College & Major: Dyson: Mathematics
Topic: Graphs with Applications

 

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Summer 2013 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Angelo Spillo
Discipline or College: Dyson: Enviromental Studies
Student: Laura Sorrentino
School, College & Major: Dyson: Environmental Studies
Topic: Rising Waters: Local Implications and Actions

Professor: D. Paul Benjamin
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: CS
Student: Michael Cornell
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: CS
Topic: Dynamic Augmented Reality

Professor: Elmer-Rico E. Mojica
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry and Physical Science
Student: Nadina A. Horril
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Potential Use of Bee Propolis as an Environmentally Friendly Antimicborial Agent

Professor: Emily Welty
Discipline or College: Dyson: Political Science/Peace and Justice Studies
Student: Elena Marmo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Voluntourism: Benefits, Drawbacks and Best Practices

Professor: Erica Kipp
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Gabrielle Suppa
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Effects of Heat Stress on Microgametophyte Viability in Arabidopsis thaliana

Professor: Hasan Arslan
Discipline or College: Dyson: Criminal Justice
Student: Gary Stewart
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: CIT
Topic: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures of Anti- Abortion Terrorist Groups

Professor: Jean Coppola
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: Information Technology
Student: Marc Kowtko
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: Information Technology
Topic: User-friendliness of Biometric Technology for Populations with Special Needs

Professor: Kathy Huang
Discipline or College: Dyson: Political Science
Student: Nicole Esposito
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science
Topic: Measuring the Strength of Civic Engagement as it pertains to Voting Behavior

Professor: Marcy Kelly
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Josie Blair
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Paradox of Glutathione: Mycobacterial Growth Inhibitor or Stimulator?

Professor: Michael Ulinski
Discipline or College: Lubin: Accounting
Student: Anthony L. Fanelli
School, College & Major: Lubin: Public Accounting
Topic: "The Affect of FASB #xxx , Illegal Corporate Activity Disclosures, on Independent Audit Quality and How Forensic Accountants Can Help"

Professor: Nancy Krucher
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sci
Student: Kira Quadros
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: Interaction between a Tumor Suppressor and a Pro-apoptosis Protein in Breast Cancer: What is the Significance?

Professor: Paul Fraynt
Discipline or College: Lubin: Finance
Student: Dinglin He
School, College & Major: Lubin: Finance
Topic: CNBC Fast Money - fast track to wealth or financial peril

Professor: Richard Shadick
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Amber Addessi
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Risk Factors Correlated with Suicidal Behavior in Diverse College Students

Professor: Rita Upmacis
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry and Physical Science
Student: Steven J. Miller
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Antioxidant Mechanisms of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

Professor: Rostyslaw Robak
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Andrew Cheever
School, College & Major: Dyson: History
Topic: The Role of Money in Satisfaction with Life

Professor: Sethu Karthikeyan
Discipline or College: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Student: Catherine Mastricovo
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Topic: Articulatory clarity, vocal pitch, and dominance ratings of male speech samples

Professor: Sharon Stahl Wexler
Discipline or College: College of Health Prof.
Student: Chava Pollak
School, College & Major: College of Health Professions
Topic: The Impact of an Aging Sensitivity Experience on Nursing Students

Professor: Soonhyang Kim
Discipline or College: Education
Student: Stefani Kraker
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication Sciences and Disorders: Teaching and Bilingual
Topic: Track: Avoid cultural misunderstanding: Silent but Active Participation of Culturally, Linguistically Diverse Students in the U.S. Classrooms

Professor: Theresa Lant
Discipline or College: Lubin: Management
Student: Addison O'Donnell
School, College & Major: Lubin: Arts and Entertainment Management
Topic: Community Arts Organizations and Sustainable Practices: A Collaborative Model

 

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2012-13 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: Jaime Lee Rizzo (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology
Student: Sophia Miotto (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Synthesis of Novel Therapeutic Drugs to Combat Neuromuscular Disorders

Professor: Marcy Kelly (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology
Student: Josie Blair (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology/Chemistry
Topic: Understanding the Impact of Glutathione on Persistent Mycobacterial Gene Expression

Professor: Judith Pajo (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Anthropology / Environmental Studies
Student: Jessica Lagoutte (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Anthropology / Environmental Studies
Topic: Creative Destruction: Collecting Bottles and Cans in the Informal Recycling Economy in New York City

Professor: Margaret Brewer-LaPorta and Philip LaPorta (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Alex Lengers (PLV)
School, College & Major: SOE & Dyson: Adol Ed/Earth Science
Topic: A Survey of Pleistocene Megafauna Discoveries, Archaeological Context and Paleoenvironmental Implications in the Wallkill River Valley

Professor: Erica Kipp (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology
Student: Abbi Freeman (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology/Forensic Science
Topic: The Effects of Heat Stress on Stigmatic Receptivity in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Professor: Linda Anstendig (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: English
Student: Jemma York (PLV)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communications / Political Science
Topic: Capturing Student Learning with ePortfolios

Professor: Jack Horne (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Ruchi Sheth (PLV)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The role of Rac1 in development of the zebrafish olfactory system.

Professor: Rita Upmacis (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Student: Kelsey Jordan (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology
Topic: The Role of Reactive Nitrogen and Oxygen Species in Parasite Survival and Death

Professor: Zhaohua Dai (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry/Forensic Science
Student: Lyanne Valdez (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry
Topic: Recognition and Amplification of Molecular Chirality in Controlled Substances

Professor: Emilie Zaslow (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Communications
Student: Brian Rentas (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communications
Topic: Analyzing online communities for parents with LGBTQ children

Professor: June Chisholm (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: English
Student: Kerry McBroome (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology/Film Studies
Topic: The Psychology of a Female Revolutionary

Professor: Rick Kline (NYC)
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: Computer Science
Student: Keith McPherson (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: CS/Math minor
Topic: Development and applications of autonomous quadrotor UAVs

Professor: Dorothee von Huene Greenberg (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: English and Modern Language Studies
Student: Shawna Wright (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Liberal Studies
Topic: Esther Carpenter Pierce: Daughter, Wife and Confidante of Freedom’s Friends

Professor: Ron Filante (PLV)
Discipline or College: Lubin: Finance
Student: Adam Bednarz (PLV)
School, College & Major: Lubin: Finance/Economics
Topic: How Can Finance Students Outperform Professional Money Managers?

Professor: Hsui-lin Winkler (PLV)
Discipline or College: Seidenberg: IT
Student: Ariana Abramson (PLV)
School, College & Major: Seidenberg: CS
Topic: Analysis of Solar Energy Generation, Demand and Consumption – A College Solar Classroom Study

Professor: Jessica Scheuer (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Student: Rosetta Fairley (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Communication
Topic: Sciences and Disorders Performance Monitoring in Children with Specific Language Impairment

Professor: Daniel Molina (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Dahlia Mayerson (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: The Importance of Identifying the Self in “Aspy”(Autism) Culture

Professor: Tara Tamny-Young (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Darrelle George (PLV)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biology/Psychology
Topic: Immediate Effects of Video Gaming on Impulsive Behavior and Attention in College Students

Professor: Sharon Stahl-Wexler (PLV and NYC)
Discipline or College: College of Health Professions: Nursing
Student: Chava Pollak (PLV)
School, College & Major: College of Health Professions: Nursing
Topic: The Impact of an Aging Sensitivity Experience on Nursing Students

Professor: Nigel Yarlett (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Chemistry
Student: Emmanuel Bujans (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biochemistry/Latin Amer Studies
Topic: Characterization of Spermidine: spermine N1-acetyltransferase from the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium parvum

Professor: Nancy Krucher (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Biology and Health Sciences
Student: Justina Edwards (PLV)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Biological Psychology
Topic: Activation of the Rb tumor suppressor gene in 3D breast cancer tumors

Professor: Dr. Brandon Adams (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Psychology
Student: Henry Li (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Psychology
Topic: Neuropsychology of Obesity

Professor: Dr. Hillary Knepper & Chris Godfrey (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Public Administration (Hillary) and Psychology (Chris)
Student: Alexander Quinonez (NYC)
School, College & Major: Lubin: International Mgt
Topic: Web 2.0 Interdisciplinary Informatics Institute (WebIII) – Are You Connected?

Professor: Marie Bratt (PLV)
Discipline or College: Dyson: History
Student: Antonia Bueti (PLV)
School, College & Major: SOE & Dyson: Adolescent Ed and History
Topic: Parallel Teaching Design

Professor: Jose Guevara-Escudero (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: History
Student: Michelle Gallo (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Political Science Major; Peace & Justice Studies and Spanish Minors
Topic: The Socioeconomic History of Modern Honduras, 20th and 21st Centuries

Professor: Marley Bauce (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Environmental Studies
Student: Alireza Vaziri (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Arts Entertainment Management and Film Studies Majors; Music Minor
Topic: Campus-Wide Environmentalism: Understanding Pace's Sustainability Initiatives Through its Dining Halls

Professor: Joseph Morreale (NYC)
Discipline or College: Dyson: Economics and Public Administration
Student: Yihui (Julie) Chen (NYC)
School, College & Major: Dyson: Economics Major; Management Minor
Topic: China's Transition to a More Consumer-Driven Economy: What Lessons can be Learned from the U.S. Experience?

 

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2011-12 Grant Recipients and Research Topics

Professor: David Caputo NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (Political Science)
Student: Daniella Eras
School, College & Major: Dyson (Political Science)
Topic: Presidential Signing Statements

Professor: Jean Coppola PLV
Discipline or College: Seidenberg
Student: Mark Kowtko
School, College & Major: Seidenberg (IT with minors in CRJ and Pre-Law)
Topic: Interdisciplinary Green-technology Research

Professor: ZhaoHua Dai NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (Chemistry)
Student: Wenyao Zhang
School, College & Major: Dyson (Chemistry)
Topic: Mercury Contamination

Professor: Sr. St. John Delany PLV
Discipline or College: School of Education
Student: Andrew Newmark
School, College & Major: School of Education (Elementary Education)
Topic: Literacy and the Gender Gap

Professor: Claudia Green NYC
Discipline or College: Lubin (Management)
Student: Gabriella Ferrara
School, College & Major: Lubin (Intl. Marketing)
Topic: Sustainable Travels

Professor: Paul Griffin PLV
Discipline or College: Dyson (Psychology)
Student: Boyan Robak
School, College & Major: Dyson (Communications and Psychology)
Topic: Sex Differences and Romantic Rejection

Professor: Charlene Hoegler PLV
Discipline or College: Dyson (Biology)
Student: Cherelle Palmer
School, College & Major: Dyson (Biology)
Topic: Cardiovascular Study: Esterases and Heart Failure

Professor: Marcy Kelly NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (Biology)
Student: Neil Patel
School, College & Major: Dyson (Biochemistry)
Topic: TB, mycobacteria and vaccination development

Professor: Jillian McDonald NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (Fine Arts)
Student: Julie Gill
School, College & Major: Seidenberg(CS)
Topic: Horror Stories: Web-based Artwork

Professor: Joseph Morreale NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (Economics and Public Administration)
Student: Julia Yeung
School, College & Major: Lubin (Business Economics)
Topic: Impact of the Great Recession on Middle Class America

Professor: Anna Morlan NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (English)
Student: Madelyn Farris
School, College & Major: Dyson (Theater)
Topic: Postcolonial Issues in Tom Stoppard's Plays

Professor: Nancy Reagin NYC
Discipline or College: Dyson (History and Women's and Gender Studies)
Student: Brent McDonald
School, College & Major: Seidenberg (CS)
Topic: Star Trek and History

Professor: Christelle Scharff NYC
Discipline or College: Seidenberg (CSIS)
Student: Meghan Kenny
School, College & Major: Dyson (Psychology)
Topic: Mobile Technology for Greener Cities

Professor: Angelo Spillo
Discipline or College: PLV Dyson (Environmental Studies)
Student: Michelle Rodriguez
School, College & Major: Dyson (Political Science)
Topic: Impressions and Perceptions of Sustainability

Professor: Nigel Yarlett
Discipline or College: NYC Dyson (Biochemistry)
Student: Alison Quirch
School, College & Major: Dyson (Biology and Anthropology / Sociology)
Topic: Characterization of Enzyme Associated with Parasitic Infection of HIV Patients

 

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