CWRC Summer Research Housing Grant Recipients

The following Valparaiso University students were awarded Summer Research Housing Grants from the Creative Work and Research Committee for summer 2014.  Additional information about CWRC Housing Grants can be found by clicking the Funding Opportunities tab above.

Student Name   

Faculty Sponsor

Research Project
Zoe Balgeman Ken Luther Equipotential or no-flow boundary conditions in a domain
Brittany Barkus        Paul Nord Lab curriculum for high school and college physics classrooms
Jacob Bowman Bruce Hrivnak Measure the light variations in a group of 25 stars near the end of their life cycle
Samuel Brandt Adam Gibson-Even,
Jim Drachenberg
Analysis of data from the STAR experiment at Brookhaven
National Laboratory
Danielle Crispo Bruce Hrivnak Measure the light variations in a group of 25 stars near the end of their life cycle
Rachael DeVries Robert Clark Studying the gas-sensing heme protein, CooA
Jackeline Fernandez Kristi Bugajski, Sara Dick  Research in forensic entomology
Ryan Hall

Scott Duncan,
Robert Palumbo,
Luke Venstrom,
Shahin Nudehi

Solar thermal electrochemistry research
Lauren Hargrave Beth Scaglione-Sewell Role of Protein Kinase C beta 2 on growth of colon cells
Brett Kelly Laura Rowe Testing unnatural amino acid incorporation systems for promiscuity
towards fluorescent unnatural amino acids.
Lauren Knop Craig Goehler Development of the Valpo Sports Biomechanics Laboratory
Alex Kozlowski  Craig Goehler Development of the Valpo Sports Biomechanics Laboratory
Erik Langholz

Adam Gibson-Even, 
Shirvel Stanislaus

Work on nEDM experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and/or
STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brian Leege Pete Johnson Installation of solar panel and wind turbine for the Renewable Energy
Zone
Christopher Morrissey    Bruce Hrivnak Night-time astronomical observations of stars that vary in light, then
reduce and analyze the data
Matthew Mundt Ken Luther Equipotential or no-flow boundary conditions in a domain
Patrick O'Neill Scott Duncan,
Robert Palumbo, 
Luke Venstrom,
Shahin Nudehi
Solar thermal electrochemistry research
Stephen Place Adam Gibson-Even,
Shirvel Stanislaus
Analysis of data from the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Nikola Ratic Kevin Jantzi Synthesis and analysis of a new compound
Brittany Robinson   

Scott Duncan,
Robert Palumbo,
Luke Venstrom,
Shahin Nudehi

Solar thermal electrochemistry research
Rachel Rockey Melissa Desjarlais Develop classroom interventions and assessment methods 
Hannah Rotter Todd Hillwig Analyze astronomical data and model binary star systems based on the data
Emily Sallman Steve Engerer Bioinorganic chemistry research to conduct synthetic inorganic chemistry studies
Michelle Sopetti Beth Scaglione-Sewell Role of Protein Kinase C beta 2 on growth of colon cells
Jazmin Taylor Robert Clark Lab curriculum for high school and college chemistry and physics classrooms
John Eric Tiessen   Haiying He,
Stan Zygmunt
Computational study of nano heterostructures 
Jason Toberman Scott Duncan,
Robert Palumbo,
Luke Venstrom,
Shahin Nudehi
Solar thermal electrochemistry research
Samantha Tres Kristi Bugajski, Sara Dick  Research in forensic entomology
Edward Wetzel Laura Rowe Sensor for detecting carbon monoxide in living cells by incorporating
fluorescent unnatural amino acids into CooA