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H&S students across all departments are provided paid opportunities to participate in mentored research, creative, and scholarly projects.

2017 H&S Summer Scholars and Dana Interns in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The H&S Summer Scholars Program for projects in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, and math is a competitive program, in which a faculty committee reviews student and mentor applications. This year, 21 students were selected out of 38 applications to pursue projects during the 2017 summer; four of these students received Emerson Humanities Collaboration awards. Several students with humanities and social science projects were also selected through the competitive Dana Internship program; the Interns are invited to participate in all H&S Summer Scholar activities.


Scholar: Rachel Balzano ’18, English
Faculty Mentor: Derek Adams, English
Project: Reissuing the 1920 Novel The Shadow by Mary White Ovington 

Scholar: Colin Boyd '20, English
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Bishop, English
Project: Funk as Puck: Countercultural Study 

Scholar: Amanda Boyle '17 (December), Writing - Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award
Faculty Mentor: Katie Marks, Writing
Project: Witness to the Violence of Man

Scholar: Grant Brighter ’19, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Rader, Psychology
Project: Continuity Editing Techniques

Scholar: Stephen Cadoux ’18, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Tamara Fitzwater, Psychology
Project: Stress and Alcohol Drinking

Scholar: Marlena Candelario-Romero ’18, Integrative Studies
Faculty Mentor: Nia Nunn, Education
Project: Voices of Motherhood

Scholar: Samantha Castonguay ’18, Sociology – Dana Intern
Project
: Sociological Discourse of Sexual Pleasure

Scholar: Serena Columbro ’18, Art Education - Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award
Faculty Mentor: Pamela Drix, Art
Project: Disparate Images: Reflections on Memory

Scholar:  Abigail Coons ’19, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Jessye Cohen-Filipic, Psychology
Project: The Refugee Crisis and Mental Health

Scholar:  Christine Gaba ’19, Writing
Faculty Mentor: Katie Marks, Writing
Project: Breaking the Mold – Lyric Essay

Scholar:  Eva Garcia-Ferres ’18, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Mary Turner DePalma, Psychology
Project: Influences of Counterfactual Thinking

Scholar:  Carolina Gaudenzi ’19, Anthropology and Biology
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Muller, Anthropology
Project: Understanding Death in St. Lawrence County: Bioarchaeology of the St. Lawrence Poorhouse

Scholar:  Hannah Gignoux ’18, Politics and English
Faculty Mentor: Naeem Inayatullah, Politics
Project: Explorations in Reading and Interpretation

Scholar:  Kasey Gregory ’19, Anthropology – Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Muller, Anthropology
Project: Understanding Death in St. Lawrence County: Bioarchaeology of the St. Lawrence Poorhouse

Scholar:  Naomi Hanson ’19, History – Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Vivian Conger, History
Project: Famous Women in the Golden Age of Piracy

Scholar:  Natalie Howlett ’19, History - Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award
Faculty Mentor: Karin Breuer, History
Project: Prostitutes as Propaganda

Scholar:  Chris Kim ’18, Sociology – Dana Intern
Project: Racial-Ethnic Preferences at Dating/Sex Sites

Scholar:  Marilyn Markech ’18, Art
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Sutton, Art
Project: Mental and Material – Paintings

Scholar:  Britney Mazzetta ’18, Mathematics
Faculty Mentor: Osman Yurekli, Mathematics
Project: Long-term Effects of Childhood Obesity: A Statistical Analysis

Scholar:  Jenna Mckenzie ’18, English
Faculty Mentor: Chris Matusiak, English
Project: Lancelot in Scotland: Arthur & Celtic Myth

Scholar:  Rose Munsey-Kano ’18, English - Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award
Faculty Mentor: Chris Holmes, English
Project: GUN and Contemporary Literary Communities

Scholar:  Alexandria Paul ’19, English
Faculty Mentor: James Swafford, English
Project: Mr. Rochester and Victorian Performance

Scholar:  Molly Robbins ’19, Psychology major, Counseling minor
Faculty Mentor: Katherine Cohen-Filipic, Sociology
Project: Resilience, Stress, & Coping in Uncertain Times: A Study of Activists

Scholar:  Kaylee Warner ’18, Environmental Studies major, Art minor
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Sutton, Art
Project: Embodied Landscapes

 

2017 H&S Summer Science Scholars  

The 2017 summer H&S Summer Science Scholars are selected by department faculty, and are supported by a variety of sources, including the H&S Summer Science Research Fund, department-based scholarships, the Dana Internship program, and external grants received by faculty from such agencies as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigators of such grants, or PIs, are noted below).

Scholar:  Daniel Akimchuk ’19, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Doug Turnbull, Computer Science (PI, NSF grant)
Project: Development and analysis of real-time music playlisting algorithms for local music recommendation

Scholar:  Jacqueline Alexander ’18, Biology — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Te-Wen Lo, Biology (PI, NIH grant)
Project: Investigating the role of xol-1 Signaling in C. briggsae

Scholar:  Milo Alexandra-Young ’18, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Luke Keller, Physics
Project: Planet formation in the early universe

Scholar:  Shannon Allen ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Jean Hardwick, Biology (PI, NIH grant)
Project: Neuropeptide Y receptors and ionic mechanisms in the guinea pig cardiac plexus

Scholar:  Eleanor Almeida ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Leann Kanda, Biology
Project: Recreation trail impact on mouse movement: the effect of trail substrates

Scholar:  Domenic Boresta ’18, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Rader, Psychology (co-PI, NSF grant)
Project: Infant locomotion and executive function/ Heart:Breath Ratio

Scholar:  Alex Bredikin ’18, Physics -- Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Kelley Sullivan, Physics
Project: STORM imaging of breast cancer receptors

Scholar:  Jon Burger '18, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Doug Turnbull, Computer Science
Project: Development of an Android App for Local Music Recommendations

Scholar:  Georgia Caplen '18, Environmental Science — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Susan Allen-Gil, Environmental Science
Project: Microplastics in Cayuga Lake: What, where, and why do we care?

Scholar:  Margaret Carroll ’18, Biology — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Jamie Ellis, Chemistry
Project: DNA discrimination: binding efficacy of molecular calipers

Scholar:  Eva Chebishev ’19, Biology — Dana Intern and ASM-URF Fellow
Faculty Mentor: Dave Gondek, Biology
Project: Investigation of host specificity in chlamydia trachomatis

Scholar:  Ngawang Chime ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Susan Witherup, Biology
Project: Pollination biology of scaevola species in Puerto Rico

Scholar:  Madison Chlebowski ’19, Biology — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Ian Woods, Biology
Project: The role of the adhesion molecule cadm3 in the development and function of sensory neurons

Scholar:  Chris DeGrazio ’18, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Matt Price, Physics
Project: Physics education research

Scholar:  Anthony DiBernardo ’19, Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Janet Hunting, Chemistry
Project: Synthesis and characterization of electrically-conducting perovskite compounds and targeted fluorescent-labeled proteins

Scholar:  Fedor Efremenko ’19, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Beth Clark Joseph, Physics (PI, NASA grant)
Project: OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Spectral Mapping

Scholar:  Emma Enav '18, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Rader, Psychology
Project: Infant Locomotion and Executive Function

Scholar:  Salvatore Ferrone ’18, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Beth Clark Joseph, Physics (PI, NASA grant)
Project: OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Spectral Mapping

Scholar:  Elizabeth Freilich ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Ian Woods, Biology
Project: Summer research in behavioral genetics

Scholar:  Christopher Gallego ’19, Biology — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor
: Leann Kanda, Biology
Project: Understanding the impact of human landscapes on wildlife behavior

Scholar:  Colton Garelli ’18, Biochemistry — Chemistry/Biochemistry Alumni Award
Faculty Mentor: Jamie Ellis, Chemistry
Project: Fluorescent signatures of intrinsically disordered proteins

Scholar:  Reid Garner ’19, Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Jamie Ellis, Chemistry
Project: Backbone assignments of a PB1 domain

Scholar:  Kito Gilbert-Bass ’19, ChemistryDana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Janet Hunting, Chemistry 
Project: Improving the efficiency of solar cells through the solid state chemistry of perovskite compounds

Scholar:  Erin Higgins ’18, Biochemistry — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Scott Ulrich, Chemistry
Project: Synthesis and use of ketogenic compounds in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy

Scholar: Erin Jolley ’18, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Matt Sullivan, Physics
Project: Writing a manuscript on bulk superconductor growth

Scholar:  Charles Kane ’19, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Brady, Biology
Project: Role of autophagy proteins in phagocytosis

Scholar:  Harrison Kesel ’18, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, Physics
Project: 3D Laser Scanning of Castles in Ireland for Historic Preservation and the Creation of Online Virtual Tours

Scholar:  Elisabeth Kimmich Mitchell ’18, Computer Science — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor
: Toby Dragon, Computer Science
Project: Intelligent tutoring system and creating effective groups

Scholar:  Ryan Kresge ’18, Environmental Studies
Faculty Mentor: Chris Sinton, Environmental Studies & Sciences
Project: Water quality of roadside springs in Central New York

Scholar:  Ben LeBlanc ’19, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Toby Dragon, Computer Science
Project: Integrating statistical methods to improve learner models

Scholar:  Claire Levitt ’19, Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Janet Hunting, Chemistry
Project: Properties of yttrium/indium/molybdenum pigments in sustainable solid state chemistry

Scholar:  Nicole Marino '19, Environmental Studies
Faculty Mentor: Anne Stork, Environmental Science
Project: Organic Garden Management

Scholar:  Joseph Menduni '18, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Doug Turnbull, Computer Science
Project: Data Collection & Analysis for a Hybrid Music Recommendation System

Scholar:  August Miguez ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Te-Wen Lo, Biology (PI, NIH grant)
Project: Signaling by the C. elegans FGF receptor tyrosine kinase

Scholar:  Matt Nanna ’18, Environmental Science — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Susan Allen-Gil, Environmental Studies & Sciences
Project: Behavioral effects of emerging pollutants in fish

Scholar:  Nara Norgil ’19, Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Te-Wen Lo, Biology (PI, NIH grant)
Project: Signaling by the C. Elegans FGF receptor tyrosine kinase

Scholar: Kevin Pomer ’18, Physics — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor
: Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, Physics
Project: 3D Laser Scanning of Castles in Ireland for Historic Preservation and the Creation of Online Virtual Tours

Scholar:  Alex Python ’20, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Doug Turnbull, Computer Science (PI, NSF grant)
Project: Web service development for a large-scale personalized internet radio

Scholar:  Maily Ramirez ’19, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Sharon Stansfield, Computer Science (Co-PI, NSF grant)
Project: Virtual reality rehabilitation for balance disorders

Scholar:  Melissa Raymond ’18, Biochemistry — CSTEP Fellow
Faculty Mentor: Anna Larsen, Chemistry
Project: Low-melting carborane ionics

Scholar:  Erika Rumbold ’17 (December), Computer ScienceDana Intern
Faculty Mentor
: John Barr, Computer Science
Project: CollegeBox: A mobile app for college counselors

Scholar:  Dylan Shane ’19, Computer Science — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor
: Ali Erkan, Computer Science
Project: Serious Games: Teaching propositional logic

Scholar:  Isabel Sibley '18, Environmental Science
Faculty Mentor: Jason Hamilton, Environmental Science
Project: Apiary Management

Scholar:  Ian Swensen ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dave Gondek, Biology
Project: Cellular responses to Chlamydia infection

Scholar:  Angelica Talosig ’19, Chemistry — American Chemical Society, Cornell Section, Award
Faculty Mentor
: Anna Larsen, Chemistry
Project: Pincer Rhodium Complexes

Scholar: Yifan Tang ’18, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Dan Briotta, Physics
Project: Time slip around a black hole

Scholar:  Flora Tierney ’18, Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Jean Hardwick, Biology (PI of NIH grant)
Project: Characterization and quantification of Neuropeptide Y receptors in the guinea pig cardiac plexus

Scholar:  Drake Tubbs ’19, Physics
Faculty Mentor: Luke Keller, Physics
Project: Planet formation in the early universe

Scholar:  Alex Tuong ’19, Physics — Dana Intern
Faculty Mentor: Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, Physics
Project: 3D Laser Scanning of Castles in Ireland for Historic Preservation and the Creation of Online Virtual Tours

Scholar:  Anika Verma ’20, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Sharon Stansfield, Computer Science (co-PI, NSF grant)
Project: Virtual reality rehabilitation for balance disorders

Scholar:  Madison Wahler ’19, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Rader, Psychology (co-PI, NSF grant)
Project: Infant locomotion and executive function

Scholar:  Melody Wallace ’19, Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Sharon Stansfield, Computer Science
Project: Interpreting fNIR data related to locomotion

Scholar:  Jason Webb ’19, Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Te-Wen Lo, Biology (PI, NIH grant)
Project: Signaling by the C. elegans FGF receptor tyrosine kinase

Scholar:  Kathryn White '19, Environmental Studies
Faculty Mentor: Jason Hamilton, Environmental Science
Project: Reestablishment of the American Black Bear in Tompkins County, NY

Scholar:  Sally Yraita ’18, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Nandadevi Cortes Rodriguez, Biology
Project: Genetic variation of the common raven (Corvus corax) in Mexico and Central America using mtDNA


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