HHMI Grants to Kenyon

Kenyon College Summer Science Scholars, 2011

INDEX OF ALL ON-LINE SUMMER SCIENCE PROJECTS
Poster site managed by Daniel Barich

Undergraduates at Kenyon conduct research projects in the summer, in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Each student presents a poster on their work at a public exhibition. For further information on research with undergraduates at Kenyon, contact the faculty mentors below.
Archive: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

**Each image links to a poster PDF.
Development of a Novel Synthesis of Natural Products Containing the Cyclopenta[c]pyridine Substructure
Development of a Novel Synthesis of Natural Products Containing the Cyclopenta[c]pyridine Substructure
Snow Adler '13
Mentor: John Hofferberth, Chemistry
Probing the Second-Harmonic in ZnCdSe Thin Films
Probing the Second-Harmonic in ZnCdSe Thin Films
Ian Bakk '12
Mentor: James Keller, Chemistry
Fabricating Faraday Rotators Using Mesoporous Films
Fabricating Faraday Rotators Using Mesoporous Films
Andrew Chevalier, '14
Mentor: Frank C. Peiris, Physics
Modeling Cosmic Bubble Collisions
Modeling Cosmic Bubble Collisions
Hillary L. Child, '13
Mentor: John T. Giblin, Jr., Physics
Mental Toughness and Anxiety in Varsity Collegiate Athletes and Non-Athletes
Mental Toughness and Anxiety in Varsity Collegiate Athletes and Non-Athletes
Julia Cohen '12
Mentor: Michael P. Levine, Psychology
Changes in midgut morphology during the growth of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
Changes in midgut morphology during the growth of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
Katheryn Connell '13
Mentor: H. Itagaki, Biology
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Lattice Simulations
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Lattice Simulations
Jennings T. Deskins '13
Mentor: John T. Giblin, Jr., Physics
Visual Attention and Sequential Patterns:  Visual Attention & Sequential Patterns:
Mental Processing Speed, Implicit, and Explicit Learning,
Visual Attention and Sequential Patterns: Mental Processing Speed, Implicit, and Explicit Learning
Clifford Eberhardt '13
Mentor: Tabitha Payne, Psychology
Application of Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Calculations to Determine Reaction Pathway
Application of Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Calculations to Determine Reaction Pathway
Andrew Ebner, '13
Mentor: John Hofferberth and Sheryl Hemkin, Chemistry
Quantum Entanglement at Kenyon College:  Constructing an Entanglement Apparatus for the Undergraduate Laboratory
Quantum Entanglement at Kenyon College: Constructing an Entanglement Apparatus for the Undergraduate Laboratory
Robert Fine, '12
Mentor: James Keller, Chemistry
Exploring the Utility of Ionic Hydrogenation in the Synthesis of Iridoid Natural Products
Exploring the Utility of Ionic Hydrogenation in the Synthesis of Iridoid Natural Products
Clara Fischman '13, Snow Adler, "13
Mentor: John Hofferberth, Chemistry
The Tol-Pal trans-envelope complex is important for acid survival of Escherichia coli
The Tol-Pal trans-envelope complex is important for acid survival of Escherichia coli
Gian M. Garduque, '12
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
"Sexualized" Clothing in Girls' Magazines Across Time
"Sexualized" Clothing in Girls' Magazines Across Time
Kaitlin A. Graff '12
Mentor: Sarah K. Murnen, Psychology
The Effect of Diet on Ontogenetic Scaling of Metabolic Rate in Manduca sexta
The Effect of Diet on Ontogenetic Scaling of Metabolic Rate in Manduca sexta
Kate Haller '13
Mentor: Andrew Kerkhoff, Biology
Dynamics of a 2-hectare temperate forest plot over a five-year period
Dynamics of a 2-hectare temperate forest plot over a five-year period
Nina Hamilton '12
Mentor: Andrew Kerkhoff, Biology
Is sperm motility correlated with red spawning coloration in Redside Dace?
Is sperm motility correlated with red spawning coloration in Redside Dace?
Kelly Heilman '12, August Steigmeyer '12
Mentors: Trevor Pitcher, University of Windsor, Biology; E. Raymond Heithaus, Biology
Characterizing the Transcriptomic Response of a Xenopus laevis Cell line Initiated by Two Structurally Distinct Ligands of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor
Characterizing the Transcriptomic Response of a Xenopus laevis Cell line Initiated by Two Structurally Distinct Ligands of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor
Nathan Huey '13
Mentor: Wade Powell, Biology
Big Game or Small Plants? Assessing The Role of Plants in the Neanderthal Diet via Microscopic Residue Analysis of Flint Tools
Big Game or Small Plants? Assessing The Role of Plants in the Neanderthal Diet via Microscopic Residue Analysis of Flint Tools
Nick Lehn '13
Mentor: Bruce Hardy, Anthropology
4-OH-Tamoxifen is not an agonist of the frog aryl hydrocarbon receptor
4-OH-Tamoxifen is not an agonist of the frog aryl hydrocarbon receptor
Amanda Maxfield '12
Mentor: Wade Powell, Biology
Investigation of Single-Cell pH Homeostasis Using Fluorescence Ratio Imaging Microscopy
Investigation of Single-Cell pH Homeostasis Using Fluorescence Ratio Imaging Microscopy
J. Patrick Mershon '14
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
Minimal Length Scale and Its Effect on Hawking Radiation
Minimal Length Scale and Its Effect on Hawking Radiation
Patrick Meyers '12
Mentor: Demian Cho, Physics
A Geometric Representation of the Abundancy Index
A Geometric Representation of the Abundancy Index
Kate Moore '12
Mentor: Judy Holdener, Mathematics
Modeling Manduca sexta Gut Digestion and Absorption as a Plug Flow Reactor
Modeling Manduca sexta Gut Digestion and Absorption as a Plug Flow Reactor
Stephen Raithel '13
Mentor: Andrew Kerkhoff, Departments of Mathematics and Biology
The Role of Methylmalonate Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase in Valine and Propionyl-CoA Metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.
The Role of Methylmalonate Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase in Valine and Propionyl-CoA Metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Ian Richardson '14
Mentor: Kerry Rouhier, Chemistry
Anaerobic Regulators Affect Anoxic Extreme-Acid Survival of E. coli
Anaerobic Regulators Affect Anoxic Extreme-Acid Survival of E. coli
Daniel P. Riggins '12
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
Expression and Characterization of the CYP1 subfamily from Xenopus laevis
Expression and Characterization of the CYP1 subfamily from Xenopus laevis
Andy Schwartz '12
Mentor: Wade Powell, Biology
Dynamic Light Scattering from Colloidal Spheres and Proteins in Femtoliter Volumes
Dynamic Light Scattering from Colloidal Spheres and Proteins in Femtoliter Volumes
David A.T. Somers '12, M. Hunter Gervelis "13
Mentor: Jan Kmetko, Physics
Getting the house in order: Burrow establishment and incubation activity in a long-lived seabird
Getting the house in order: Burrow establishment and incubation activity in a long-lived seabird
Graham H. Sorenson '12
Mentor: Robert A. Mauck, Biology
The effects of potential climate change-related river water temperature shifts on the reproductive success of the redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus)
The effects of potential climate change-related river water temperature shifts on the reproductive success of the redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus)
August J. Steigmeyer, Kelly A. Heilman '12
Mentors: Trevor Pitcher, University of Windsor, Biology; E. Raymond Heithaus, Biology
Crying Wolf or Sobbing Swine: Examining Post-H1N1 Perceptions of Risk and Threat of a Future Influenza Epidemic
Crying Wolf or Sobbing Swine: Examining Post-H1N1 Perceptions of Risk and Threat of a Future Influenza Epidemic
Julian Tancredi '12
Mentor: Kimmarie Murphy, Anthropology
Gender, Stress, Coping, and Health Behaviors
Gender, Stress, Coping, and Health Behaviors
Alyssa N. Van Denburg, '12
Mentor: Sarah K. Murnen, Psychology
Effect of strain and diet on Manduca sexta midgut mass
Effect of strain and diet on Manduca sexta midgut mass
Allison V. Vela-Mendoza '12
Mentor: Christopher M. Gillen, Biology
Relative expression of basic metabolic genes in the anterior midgut of Manduca sexta
Relative expression of basic metabolic genes in the anterior midgut of Manduca sexta
Kelly N. Wahl '12
Mentors: Christopher M. Gillen and Andrew J. Kerkhoff, Biology
Quantifying soil carbon sequestration rates, a critical ecosystem service, from measures of wetland condition in freshwater wetlands of OhioQuantifying soil carbon sequestration rates, a critical ecosystem service, from measures of wetland condition in freshwater wetlands of Ohio
Sally Wilson '12
Mentor: Siobhan Fennessy, Biology