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Research Experience I

Through the half-credit HONR 291 course, SRF students carry out research with DePauw faculty during the fall semester. Examples are listed below.

  • Fall Semester, 2014

New program changes have us in a transitional year. The Cl. of 2018 students will do their small group research in Fall, 2015 (new course title HONR 293)

Prof. D. Dudle
Dept. of Biology
Mapping an Invasion: The Expansion of Phragmites australis in the DePauw Nature Park from 2012-2014 Lateral Entry students; Cl. of 2017:
Kaitlin Berry
Clay Langley
Peter Steiner
  • Fall Semester, 2013

    Prof. J. Hale

    Dept. of Physics

    Big Wheels Keep on Turnin'

    Jia Qi

    Allison Foster

    Danielle Dattilio

    Stephen McMurtry

    Aaron Zell

    Prof. J. Bendix

    Dept. of Biology

    Variability in Antipredator

    Responses

    of Cricket Frogs

    Erika Kischuk

    Madeline Lee

    Scott Espich

    Sam Lohmar

    Diana Zajac

    Prof. N. Shifa

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Multinomial Logistic Regression Model

    for Predicting Intensity of Tornadoes

    based on length and width

    Caleb Akers

    Nathaniel Smith

    (resulted in publication)

    Prof. N. Shifa

    Dept. of Mathematics

    The Effect of Diabetes on RDI as a Measure of Sleep

    disordered Breathing Using GEE

    Angela Hacker

    Prof. N. Shifa

    Dept. of Mathematics

    Derivation of Function of Energy Estimation for VERITAS

     (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System)

    Jiaxin Su

 

  • Fall Semester, 2012

    Prof. J. Mills

    Dept. of Geosciences

    Dendroclimatology in Putnam Co., Indiana

    Ben Harsha

    Rudra Vishweshwar

    Weiqing Zhang

    Peter Konieczny

    Julian Roell

    Prof. J. Hale

    Dept of Physics/Astronomy

    High Speed Classical Phenomena: Imaging,

    Analysis and Education

    Hannah Lukemeyer

    Tao Qian

    Sterling Brooks

    Nick Moore

    Michael Tobin

    Heather O'Brien

    Prof. S.Ross

    Dept. of Psychology

    The Psychology of Csikszentmihalyi's Flow:

    Investigating Components of Flow and Relations

    to Personality

    Maya ARcilla

    Doug Tipsword

    Hengshuo Zhang

    Ellie Hoover

    Adam May



  • 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