announcement

CARAS Program Project Grant Awards fall 2011

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies is pleased to announce that eighteen Research/Creative Project Grants have been made in the fall 2011 round of awards under the Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship (CARAS) program. The CARAS program provides funding for research, scholarly, and creative projects proposed by undergraduates in all schools and colleges and professional students in Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Podiatric Medicine. Proposals were submitted with the support of two faculty members including the faculty mentor and endorsed by the Dean of the School or College. The grants are administered by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies. Please see below for the list of successful applicants.


 


Boyer College of Music and Dance


David Sanders (Jazz Guitar Performance)


George Shearing Memorial Concert


Award: $ 3276.68


Mentor: Norman David


 


College of Education


Michael Zinno (Secondary Education, English) and Joseph Alpert (Political Science, Philosophy, German)


Is the Secret of Success Failure?


Award: $3442.99


Mentor: Donald Wargo


 


College of Engineering


Brittney Burchett (Electrical Engineering)


GPU Processing for Neural Signal Simulation


Award: $3,450.00


Mentor: Iyad Obeid


 


Vadim Linevich (Mechanical Engineering)


Particle Dispersion


Award: $3,450.00


Mentor: Shriram Pillapakkam


 


Ezekiel Ola (Mechanical Engineering), et al


Enhanced Stormwater Drainage System Using Rain Water Harvesting


Award: $2954.93


Mentor: Oleksandr Diloyan


*Partial funding provided by the Office of Sustainability


 


College of Health Professions and School of Social Work


Megan Lunny (Kinesiology)


The Effect of Delayed Puberty on Bone Strength Development


Award: $3,354.90


Mentor: Vanessa Yingling


 


Brigid Lyons (Therapeutic Recreation)


Physiological Effects of a Technology-Based Music Making Program in Skilled Nursing Residents


Award: $3,105.00


Mentor: Rhonda Nelson


 


College of Liberal Arts


Patrick Beckhorn (Anthropology)


Bicycle Culture and Sustainable Development in Delhi, India


Award: $3397.10


Mentor: Juris Milestone


 


Alyson Caine (Anthropology)


Biodistance Analyses of Several Ancient Near Eastern Populations


Award: $3,264.85


Mentor: Kimberly Williams


 


Reilly Wilson (Geography and Urban Studies)


Neoliberalism in Bosnian Play Space Provision


Award: $2,247.10


Mentor: Rickie Sanders


 


College of Science and Technology


Nicole Haloupek (Biochemistry)


Structure of Water at Biointerfaces: A Nonlinear Optical Approach


Award: $3,450.00


Mentor: Eric Borguet


 


Dallas Malzi (Biology)


Effects of the tail on stability of variable surface running in green anoles lizards


Award: $3,450.00


Mentor: Tonia Hsieh


 


Carl Schaaf (Biochemistry)


Energy crisis in cancer cells: a novel path to chemotherapy


Award: $3,449.82


Mentor: Evgeny Krynetskiy


 


Ashley Truxal (Chemistry)


Synthesis and Characterization of Alkyl-Terminated Silica Monolayers


Award: $3,338.34


Mentor: Eric Borguet


 


School of Communications and Theater


Alexandra Gibson and Alexandra Peck (Film and Media Arts)


Guests of a Nation—Short Film Adaptation


Award: $2,000.00


Mentor: Rodney Evans


 


Angela Wolf (Film and Media Arts)


Boxes


Award: $2,000.00


Mentor: Elisabeth Subrin


 


Tyler School of Art


Melissa Kistler (Glass)


“esprit de corps”, Solo Exhibition


Award: $3,450.00


Mentor: Sharyn O’Mara


 


Paige Morris (Glass)


Untitled Solo Exhibition


Award: $3,450.00


Mentor: Sharyn O’Mara