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Research Experience I

Through the half-credit HONR 191 course, SRF students carry out research with DePauw faculty during the fall semester. Examples are listed below.

  • Fall Semester, 2011:

    Prof. Jim Mills

    Dept. of Geosciences

    Tree Sensitivity to Climate Change in Putnam County, Indiana

    • Benjamin Harsha

    • Rudra Vishweshwar

    • Weiqing Zhang

    • Julia Roell

    • Peter Konieczny

    Prof. Daniel Gurnon

    Department of Chemistry

    Modelling Proteins

    • Sam Anderson

    • Ben Cox

    • Haley Pratt

    • Erin Komornik

    • Ben Fisher

    Prof. Scott Ross

    Dept. of Psychology

    The Psychology of Csikszentmihalyi's Flow: Investigating Relations to Personality and Achievement

    • Maya Arcilla

    • Doug Tipsword

    • Hengshuo Zhang

    • Ellie Hoover

    • Adam May

    Prof. Jacob Hale

    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

    High Speed Classical Phenomena: Imaging, Analysis and Education

    • Hannah Lukemeyer

    • Tao Qian

    • Sterling Brooks

    • Nicholas Moore

    • Michael Tobin

    • Heather O'Brien

    Fall Semester, 2010:

    Prof. Dina Leech

    Dept. of Biology

    Gender Bending: The Effects of Atrazine on Freshwater Zooplankton Communities

    • Ariana Borello,

    • Ethan Hindlsey,

    • Robert Weiland,

    • Stephen Hesterberg,

    • Alicia Whitney

    Prof. Louis Smogor

    Dept. of Mathematics

    The Great Forest: A Mathematical Exploration of Gokigen Naname, a Japanese Puzzle

    • Andres Adams

    • Vincent Guzetta

    • JD Hoover

    • Christina Gale

    • Brad Wethington

    Prof. Hilary Eppley

    Dept. of Chemsitry and Biochemistry

    But are the Good for Anything? Preliminary Investigations of a New Class of Metal-containing Ionogels

    • Ashley Conard

    • Carter Mikesell

    • Cole Rodman

    • Polly Haight

    • Matt Kukugurya

    Prof. Howard Brooks

    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

    Cosmic Rays Studies in the Stratosphere

    • Ethan Brauer

    • Allison Caplinger

    • Luke Miller

    • Yandan 'Joey' Ni

    • Yucheng 'Vigo' Wei

    Prof. Michael Roberts

    Dept. of Psychology

    Additive Effects from Multiple Primes

    • Jack Burgeson

    • Chelsea Ohler

    • Jon Stroman

    • Jimmy Burgess

    • Allana Johnson

     Fall Semester, 2008:

    Prof. Dan Gurnon

    Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Investigating Protein-Protein Interactions in Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type I

    • Liz Anichini,

    • Lala Tanmoy Das,

    • Katherine Janowski

    • Tanner Miller

    • Kelly Summers

    Prof. Louis Smogor

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Decisions, Decisions

    • Brian Groendyke,

    • Kreigh Kamman,

    • Courtney Brimmer,

    • Siobhan Deis,

    • Zimu Yang

    Prof. Terri Bonebright

    Dept. of Psychology

    Perception of Emotion in Utterances:  A Neuroscience Project

    • Annie Collier,

    • Jennifer Rutkowski,

    • Xinyi (Sunny) Wang,

    • Paul Elliott,

    • Diane Fernandez

    Prof. Alexander Komives

    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

    A High Altitude Cosmic Ray Detector

    • Lindsey Bauman,

    • Ginny Bruce,

    • Sam Cheesman,

    • Bryan Edwards,

    • Michelle Whitehead

    Prof. Pat Babington

    Dept. of Kinesiology

    The Influence of Skin Receptors on Neuromuscular Excitability

    • Jackson Beatty,

    • Kelsey Gagesch,

    • Max Hudson,

    • Paul Mooney,

    • Katie Summers

    Fall Semsester, 2007:

    Prof. Dan Gurnon

    Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Gene synthesis of a control peptide for protein characterization

    • Noe Flores;

    • Nicki Hewell;

    • Elizabeth Medlock;

    • Nida Berhanameskel;

    • Graham Williams

    Prof. Louis Smogor

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Grey Codes in Black and White

    • Wes Cleveland;

    • Erin Connerley; 

    • Becca Maddrell;

    • Kasey Aderhold;

    • Abel Yehdego

    Prof. Terri Bonebright

    Dept. of Psychology

    Debriefing for Perception of Infant Vocalizations Project

    • Maggie Baber;

    • Ryan Edelen;

    • Kevin Pereira;

    • Andrew Porter

    Prof. Alexander Komives

    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

    The Design of a Constant Altitude Observation Platform using Solar Balloons

    • Steven Benner;

    • Gretchen Kasting;

    • Daniel Bampoh;

    • Hoa Li;

    • Yavor Kovachev

    Prof. Tim Cope

    Dept. of Geosciences

    Exploring drainage basin properties on fault-block mountains using GIS

    • Brian Allman;

    • Julia Beck;

    • Eric Hawley;

    • Christopher Neal;

    • Neil Fitzharris

    Prof. Dana Dudle

    Dept. of Biology

    Investigating variation in plants' responses to touch among families of Apocynum cannabinum

    • David Everson;

    • David Hangar;

    • Matt Howes;

    • Vanessa Mock;

    • Jamie Grivas

     Fall Semester, 2006:

    Prof.Wade Hazel

    Dept. of Biology

    Crypsis: What is the Significance of the Photoperiod Effect?

    • Kyle Foster;

    • Darrin Hinkel;

    • Michael Lutz;

    • Kate Mittendorf;

    • Elizabeth Newell

    Prof. Dan Gurnon

    Dept. of Chemsitry and Biochemistry

    Investigating Protein-protein Interactions in Human T-cell Leukemia virus type HTLV-1

    • Steven Cudney;

    • Elizabeth Heiser;

    • Chris Mahnken;

    • Jessie Ann Pa'ahana

    Prof. Andrew Ellett

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Sudoku Puzzles: If a system is modified, how is our understanding changed?

    • Megan Carmony;

    • Amy Coleman;

    • Allyson McLoed;

    • Jyotishman Nag;

    • Brad Riley

    Prof. Alexander Komives

    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

    Muon Detection and Special Relativity

    • Ian Boyd;

    • Jessica Kendziorski;

    • Amanda Meyer;

    • Cody Roldan;

    • Brian Spector

    Prof. Terri Bonebright

    Dept. of Psychology

    Perceptions/First Impressions or How do Humans Categorize things ('unit bias')

    • Alison Case;

    • Cody Glover;

    • Michael Forde;

    • Ben Golden;

    • Tia Malcom

     Fall Semester, 2005

    Prof.Jim Benedix

    Dept. of Biology

    Local Adaptation and Acclimation by Bluegills to Shifting Water pH

    Levels: A Tale of 120,000 Breaths.

    • Allison Barnes  

    • Megan Bowker    

    • Zac Keller    

    • Jac Cooper    

    • Haley Grace

    Prof. Tim Cope

    Dept. of Geosciences

    Using GIS to determine stream winding and gradient in River Morphology

    • Alex Breitinger   

    • Emily Rigsbee    

    • Michael Gentry 

    • Staci Hollar   

    • Megan Zimmerly

    Prof. Louis Smogor

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Creating Statistical Tests and Mathematics of Puzzling         

    • David Moore

    •  Lindsay Schroeder   

    • Kate Ziegelgruber  

    • Sara Tomasic 

    • Eric Wudkte

    Prof. Kelly Van Busum

    Dept. of Computer Science

    Robotics

    •   Linnea Zielinski   

    •  Tram Nguyen    

    • Chad Byers     

    •  Erica Ross   

    • Sean Teska

    Prof. Alexander Komives

    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

    Neutron Decay

    •  Dan Bennett,

    • Nikki Stone,

    • Caragh Cooper,

    • David Cheeseman,

    • Inna Kulheyko                

    Prof. Kevin Moore

    Dept. of Psychology

    The effects of ovulatory status on perceived appearance  

    • Matt Cleverly  

    • Summer Drake  

    • Lauren Huff  

    • Andrew Kehr  

    • Megan Morgeson

      

    Fall Semester 2004

    Prof. Dana Dudle

    Dept. of Biology

    Evolutionary Ecology of an Abandoned Limestone Quarry

    • Suzanne Donoval 

    •  Jessica Boyer 

    • Evan Dickerson   

    • Bryan Helm

    •  Lissy Garland

    Prof. Jim Mills

    Dept. of Geosciences

    Paleothermometry of Mississippian Limestones in the DePauw Nature Park

    • Andrew Bever 

    •  Beth Drewes  

    • Lauren Guggina   

    • Phil Mooney

    •  Nich Vetz

    Prof. Louis Smogor

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Analysis of Properties of Some Mathematical Systems

    • Rupak Shivakoti  

    • Karl Koehler 

    • Josh Wyant 

    •  Femi Akeredolu

    • Gregg Wagner

    Prof.Henning Schneider

    Dept. of Biology

    Molecular Basis of Locomotion and Aggressive Behavior in Zebrafish

    • Jeremy Alland   

    • Jesse Bright  

    • Bryce Lynn  

    • Erin Swisshelm    

    • Libby Allard

    Prof. Alexander Komives

    Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

    Electron Collimator Design for the Measurement of the Electron-Antineutrino Correlation in Neutron Decay

    •  Taron Davis   

    • Sara Carlson  

    • Jeff Tienes 

    •  Kyle Kimberlin  

    • Betsy Feighner               

    Prof. Kevin Moore

    Dept. of Psychology

      Evolutionary Psychology and Human Behavior

    • Erin Andrade  

    • Lauren Auld   

    • Sam Rund  

    • Jesse Williams   

    • Marissa Yochum