The following Valparaiso University students were awarded Summer Research Housing Grants from the Creative Work and Research Committee for summer 2018.

Additional information about CWRC Housing Grants can be found by clicking on the Funding Opportunities link to the left.

Student Name

Faculty Sponsor

Research Project
Jacob Allred Stan Zygmunt Computational Study of the Dehydrogenation Reaction for Propane using Transition Metal Atoms as Catalysts
Lindsey Arndt Mindy Capaldi MSEED – Elements of an Online Finite Mathematics Course
Miya Bailey Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even, Donald Koetke STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Zachary Bennett Jeff Pruet Synthesis and Testing of Various Molecules to be Used as Potential Anti-Fungal Drugs
Tim Bimler Bruce Hrivnak MSEED – Research on Light Variations in Evolved Stars (Proto-Planetary Nebulae)
Anna Bockman Jeff Pruet Synthesis and Testing of Various Molecules to be Used as Potential Anti-Fungal Drugs
Matthew Bremer Bruce Hrivnak Night-Time Astronomical Observations at the Campus Observatory
Alexander Bruno Mindy Capaldi MSEED – Lesson Plans and Homework Related to Finite Mathematics
Justin Buiter Chris Iceman Hardware and Software Modules for Transition States of Chemical Reactants
Grace Burkhart Laura Rowe The Effect of Specific Extraterrestrial Conditions on the Structure of Non-Proteinogenic Amino Acids
Nicholas Cesario Jennifer Holt Insertion of Dye Molecules into Zeolites to Understand Solvent Effects
Marcus Clark Robert Clark Biochemistry Mechanistic Studies of the Carbon Monoxide Sensing Heme Protein, CooA
Madeline Dilday Andy Richter, Robert Clark MSEED – Lecture and Lab Materials for AP and Mainstream Physics Courses for Local High Schools
Marie Dix Patrice Bouyer Fate of NKCC1 in the Endocytic Pathway
Michael Donovan Luke Venstrom Solar Energy Research
Mason Franiak Michael Watters Microbiological Studies Involving Neurospora and Other Fungi
Lexi Gault Luke Leisman Astronomy Research on Data from the Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico
Emily Graham Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo MSEED – Developing a Course in Problem Solving for Current High School Mathematics Teachers
Jack Hoeniges Luke Venstrom Solar Energy Research
Allen Huff  Julie Peller Investigation of Synthetic Microfibers in the Local Environment
Stamatina Kalafatis Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo MSEED – Assessing the Discrete Mathematics Course and Aligning Curriculum
Payton Klosa Patrice Bouyer Expression of a Protein IRBIT in the Intestinal Tract and Investigate the Fate of NKCC1 in the Endocytic Pathway
Anna (Maria) Kubalewski Laurie Eberhardt MSEED – Microplastic Pollution and Its Impact on Macroinvertebrates
Nicholas Lewandowski Lara Pudwell MSEED – Permutations and Statistics
Collin McCullough Luke Venstrom Solar Energy Research
Celia McGhiey Robert Clark Biochemistry Mechanistic Studies of the Carbon Monoxide Sensing Heme Protein, CooA
Emma Montgomery Julie Peller MSEED – Microplastic and Water Quality Pollution Research
Samantha Nowak-Wolff Bruce Hrivnak Night-Time Astronomical Observations at the Campus Observatory
Marcus Ochsendorf Jon Schoer Continued Work on Converting Solar Energy to Hydrogen
Kameron Reiter Luke Leisman Astronomy Research on Data from the Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico
Emily Richardson Robert Clark MSEED – Biology and Chemistry Interdisciplinary Studies in K-12 and Higher Ed STEM Curricula
Jacob Roth Lara Pudwell Continued Work on Research Involving the Distributions of Statistics Over Pattern-Avoiding Permutations
Rachel Silcox Luke Venstrom, Jon Schoer Solar Energy Research
Joseph Snaidauf Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even, Donald Koetke STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Allen Sorensen Chris Iceman Organic Aerosol Components and Concentrations of Samples Using Infrared Spectroscopy
Noah Strand Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even, Donald Koetke STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Colleen VanDerMeulen Robert Clark MSEED – Curriculum Development in CHEM-122 and CHEM-122
Teresa Wheeland Lara Pudwell MSEED – Permutations and Statistics