The following Valparaiso University students were awarded Summer Research Housing Grants from the Creative Work and Research Committee for summer 2021.

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

Student Name

Faculty Sponsor

Research Topic
William Bakke Bruce Hrivnak Evolution of Stars
Maggie Bliese Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Brook Burbridge Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Chase Coler Shahin Nudehi Manufacturing and Testing of Mechatronics Stations for New Mechatronics Laboratory
Derrick Combs Paul Smith New Rechargeable Battery Materials
Josh Corr Haiying He Computational Study of the Formation of Glycine
Sean Egan Bruce Hrivnak Evolution of Stars
Marcus Engstrom Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Laura Floyd Todd Hillwig Observational Astronomy Research on Proto-Planetary Nebulae and Planetary Nebula Central Stars
Taylor Gaskill Thomas Goyne Developing a Cost-Effective Synthesis of a Fluorescent Amino Acid
Riquail Gibson Patrice Bouyer Determining Environmental Factors on the Change in Morphology in Two Fungal Species
Nick Gilles Shirvel Stanislaus, Adam Gibson-Even STAR Experiment at Brookhaven National Lab
Peyton Grimm Bruce Hrivnak Evolution of Stars
Alex Kagay Luke Venstrom Developing a New Experimental Station in the Solar Energy Research Facility to Enable the Study of Materials that Could Support Long-Duration Thermochemical Storage of Solar Energy
Jackson King Paul Smith Testing a New Reactor for Iron Oxides Produced by Solar Furnace
Kyle Kohlmeyer Kevin Jantzi Synthesis of Novel Ring Compounds
Brad Kozlowski Scott Duncan Manufacturing and Testing of Mechatronics Stations for New Mechatronics Laboratory
Olivia Krugman Todd Hillwig Observational Astronomy Research on Proto-Planetary Nebulae and Planetary Nebula Central Stars
Georgia Martin Elizabeth Gingerich Special Issue of the Journal of Values-Based Leadership
Ana Flavia Michelini Robert Clark Mechanistic Studies Investigating How the CooA Protein Serves as a Carbon Monoxide Sensor
Megan Moretti Michael Watters Testing Irradiated Plastics for Fungal Biodegradation
Emily Pavasars Stan Zygmunt Computational Study of Chemical Reactions Leading to the Formation of Acetaldehyde
Andrew Paxson Bruce Hrivnak Astronomical Observations at the Campus Observatory
Jessica Villegas Jeffrey Pruet Design and Synthesis of Compounds Which Could Service as Anti-Fungal Drugs