Committee on Research


Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity

Grant Awards - 2014
Student[s] (Faculty Sponsor[s], Department): Project

Spring 2014 Application Round:

Laura Adams, Shannon Bergstrom, Alanna Bergstrom (Sean Robinson, Biology & Tracy Allen, Geography): Sustainable Greenhouse Producing Crops Year Round

Kaitlyn Castle, Stephanie Spellman (Toke Knudsen, Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics): Edith Sturgess Notebook

Yasim DaSilva (Carolyn Nersesian, Biology): The Role of Carbohydrates and Proteins on Migitating Toxic Constraints of Plant Defense Compounds Against Herbivory

Illari Delgado (Florian Reyda, Biology): Local Species of the genus Eubothrium and the species Bothriocephalus acheilognathi in Northern Freshwater Habitats

Christal Haasis (David Wong, Biology): Assessing Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Survival Rates Under Different Seasonal Environmental Conditions at Otsego Lake, New York

Phillip Hill (Keith Schillo, Biology): Assessing Energy Metabolism in Male and Female Athletes at Rest and Following Exercise

Daniel King (Les Hasbargen, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences): Ablation Conditions of Glaciers and the Effects of Ablation at the Ice Margin of the Juneau Icefield

Robert LaMay (Jill Fielhaber, Biology): Assessing Production of the Interferon-b in a Mouse Model of C. difficile Infection

Nanhee Lee (Brett Heindl, Political Science): The Internationalization of Global Governance: A Focus on Internet Governance

Rachel Llanes (Thomas Beal, History): Alcohol in the Urban Shadow: The Temperance Movement on Long Island 1800 to 1860

Casey McManus (Pragnyadipta Sen, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences): Strain Analysis, Sequence of Faulting and 3-D Geometry of the Feura Bush Quarry Duplex in Selkirk, NY

Ian McMullen (Pragnyadipta Sen, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences): Strain Analysis of Deformed Duplex in the Feura Bush Quarry, Selkirk, NY

Brandon Panensky, Crystal Wyllie (Tracy Allen, Geography): Bluebird Conservation

Frederick Sullivan (Thomas Beal, History): Where I Come From: A Historical Analysis of Transportation's Impact on a New York Town

Derek Walling (Les Hasbargen, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences): Building a Geochemical Database of Bedrock Across Otsego County

Camera Walrond (Michael Koch, Philosophy): The Purpose of Universality in Science and How it is Implemented through International Non-profit Organizations

Christopher Teter [graduate student] (Sean Robinson, Biology): Analysis of Naturalized Population of Syringa reticulata in New Lebanon Center, New York

Fall 2013 Application Round:

Austin Borden (Florian Reyda, Biology): A Morphological Study of Three Species of the Spiny Nematode, Spinitectus

Katherine Carpenter (Jason Smolinski, Physics & Astronomy): Assessing the Viability of the SUNY Oneonta Observatory for Extrasolar Planet

Erica Darpino (Florian Reyda, Biology): Structural Analysis of the Parasitic Trematodes of Snails in Otsego County

Emily Davidson (Jennifer Withington, Biology): Biochar Impacts on Vegetable Growth in Local Soils

Kayla Earls (Jeffrey Heilveil, Biology): Assessing Dispersal Distance in a Potential Invasive Agriculture Pest, the Winter Moth

Troy Fishman (Jennifer Withington, Biology): Green Roof Technology - Importance of Nitrogen Fixing Plants

Elisabeth Jeffrey (Maurice Odago, Chemistry & Biochemistry): Synthesis of Urea and Thiourea Derivatives for Rhenium (I) Tricarbonyl-based Luminescent Anion Sensors, and Synthesis of Simple Chiral Imidazolinium-based Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis

Amber Johnson (Kevin Gray, Art): Educational Advertisement

Nicholas Juliano (Jason Smolinski, Physics & Astronomy): Constructing and Utilizing a Flat-Field Illumination Devise for Telescopic Image Correction

Min-young Kim (Julia Blau, Psychology): The Differences in the Structure of the Perception of Events Between an Individualistic Culture and a Collectivistic Culture

Emily Knapp (Brian Lowe, Sociology): The Political Economy of Walmart in Central New York

Kajee Kodrich-Quick (Sunil Labroo & James Michels, Physics & Astronomy): Magneto-Optic Thin Film Research

Alexander Lawrence (Sean Robinson, Biology & Trevor Fuller, Geography): Bryophyte Colonization and Dispersal

Ashley Ly (Jacqueline Bennett): Solution-Solid State Comparison of Imine Fluorescence

Tegan Mansouri, Rachel Schappert, Kaitlyn Alongi (Shih-ming Hu, Human Ecology): Developing Low Fat Cheesecake by Using Yogurt as a Fat Replacer

Anthony Marmet (Nancy Bachman, Biology): A Fluorescent Green Tag for Heat Shock Factor 1 Gamma

Melissa Minerva, Amanda Orsino (Toke Knudsen, Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics & Heather Beach, Milne Library): Collections of American Mathematics Textbooks

Armond Minor (Allan Green, Chemistry & Biochemistry): Mechanism of Curcumin Inhibition of Glucose Uptake

Seamus Murray (Heike Geisler, Chemistry & Biochemistry): Growth Studies of Graphene on Cu (111) by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Adam Myer (Fred Zalatan & Tami LaPilusa, Biology): Identification of Bacteria in Otsego Lake Using DNA Sequencing Technology

Colleen Parker & David Snyder (Kiyoko Yokota, Biology): Mercury Concentrations in Walleye Fish Tissue Relative to Length and Weight: Goodyear Lake, Otsego County, NY

Alejandro Rojas, Audrey Feirstein, William Helicher (Ho Hon Leung, Sociology): Student Perception of Traveling and Studying Abroad

Michelle Rotunno (Elizabeth Seale, Sociology): How is Social Media Affecting Us?

Bonnie Siry (Elizabeth Seale, Sociology): Tweeting on Women's Health

Jeromy Wergrzyn (Jeffrey Heilveil, Biology): Genetic Relatedness of the Daylily (Hemereocallis fulva) Bordering the Hudson River

Annie Yoo (David Wong & Paul Lord, Biology): Growth Rates of Invasive Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in Otsego Lake, NY

Shane Pickering [graduate student] (David Wong & Paul Lord, Biology): Effects of Environmental Variables on the Maturation and Spawning of Zebra Mussels (Dressena polymorpha) in Otsego Lake