CWRC Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

The following Valparaiso University students were awarded Undergraduate Research Grants from the Creative Work and Research Committee during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Additional information about CWRC Undergraduate Grants can be found by clicking the Funding Opportunities tab above.

Student Name Year, Department  Faculty Sponsor     Topic
Jon Bicanic Senior, Chemistry,
Mechanical Engr.
Jon Schoer Impact of Pratt Industries Expansion on the Water Quality of Salt Creek
Louis Christensen Junior, 
Mechanical Engr.
Craig Goehler Developing a Robotic Elbow Joint Controlled by EMG Stimulus
Carly Hanson Senior,
Chemistry 
Jennifer Holt Understanding the Effects of Modified Cyclodextrins on Isomerization in Host-Guest Complexes
Christopher Herbert and Seth Strelow

Juniors,
Civil Engineering

Zuhdi Aljobeh Pierce Cedar Creek Veaver Dam Study
Chloe Lash and Laura Polakowski Seniors, Biology  Laurie Eberhardt Seed Dispersal of Native and Non-Native Fruiting Plants by Birds in a Northwest Indiana Landscape
Miroslava Repak Senior,
Chemistry 
Jennifer Holt Molecular Stability of the Cis Form of Brooker's Merocyanine in ß-Cyclodextrin
Abby Beavan

Sophomore, Chemistry

Julie Peller Determination of the Fate of Organic Contaminants in the Air in Industrial Areas
Devin Clark and Brie Lawson Mechanical Engineering Craig Goehler The Effects of Running Surface on Impact Forces during Gait
Samuel Femal and Jacob Hutson Mechanical Engineering Craig Goehler Estimating Lower Extremity Muscle Excitation in Jumping Motions to Create a Metric for Injury Prevention using EMG
Julia Jenks and Louis Christensen Mechanical Engineering Craig Goehler Developing a Robotic Elbow Joint Controlled by EMG Stimulus
Rebekah Koehn and Alex Kozlowski Mechanical Engineering Craig Goehler Estimating Joint Contributions in Functional Motions to Create a Metric for Injury Prevention using Motion Capture and OpenSim
Haylee Westendorf Junior, Communication Yeohyun Ahn 107 Seconds