HHMI Grants to Kenyon

Kenyon College Summer Science Scholars, 2013

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.
Molecular characterization of Na+-coupled CCCs in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti
Molecular characterization of Na+-coupled CCCs in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti
Daniel Akuma '14
Mentor: Christopher Gillen, Biology
Fitting and Assessing Statistical Models for Well Water Samples and Health-Related Quality of Life  Variables in Coal Mining Regions of West Virginia
Fitting and Assessing Statistical Models for Well Water Samples and Health-Related Quality of Life Variables in Coal Mining Regions of West Virginia
Grant Carney '15 Mentor: Brad Hartlaub, Mathematics
Phenotypic Analysis of Methylmalonate Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Knockout Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana
Phenotypic Analysis of Methylmalonate Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Knockout Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana
Rishi Choubey '16
Mentor: Kerry A. Rouhier, Chemistry
Escherichia coli Mutant Strains Mediate Cellular Response to Benzoic Acid
Escherichia coli Mutant Strains Mediate Cellular Response to Benzoic Acid
Kaitlin Creamer '16
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
First-Order Phase Transitions with Cosmological Fluids
First-Order Phase Transitions with Cosmological Fluids
Ryan Darragh '14
Mentor: Tom Giblin, Physics
Size-Frequency Distribution of Perennial Herbaceous Communities Size-Frequency Distribution of Perennial Herbaceous Communities
Kelsey Dillon '14
Mentor: Andrew Kerkhoff, Biology
Face-specific Inhibition of Crystal Growth with Bidentate Ligands:A Lack of Kinetic Competition Between Succinate and Tartrate
Face-specific Inhibition of Crystal Growth with Bidentate Ligands:A Lack of Kinetic Competition Between Succinate and Tartrate
Dan Druffel '14
Mentor: Dr. Simon Garcia, Chemistry
Investigating the Subfunctionalization of Two Xenopus Laevis AHR1 Paralogs
Investigating the Subfunctionalization of Two Xenopus Laevis AHR1 Paralogs
Eric Engelbrecht '14
Mentor: Wade Powell, Biology
The Leaky Pipeline: The Effect of Personality and Goals on Female STEM Interest
The Leaky Pipeline: The Effect of Personality and Goals on Female STEM Interest
Katherine Finnigan '15
Mentor: Katherine S. Corker, Psychology
Quantifying the Impact of Nocturnal Warming on Whole-­-Plant Water Use Efficiency in Glycine max
Quantifying the Impact of Nocturnal Warming on Whole-­-Plant Water Use Efficiency in Glycine max
Molly Goolman '14
Mentor: Christopher P. Bickford, Biology
Physiological changes in the midgut during the growth of the larval Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta
Physiological changes in the midgut during the growth of the larval Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta
Katie Goulder '16
Mentor: H. Itagaki, Biology
Nitric oxide signaling in the larval salivary glands of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
Nitric oxide signaling in the larval salivary glands of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
Lyra R.M. Hall '14
Mentor: Harry Itagaki, Biology
Laboratory Evolution of Acid-Adapted Escherichia coli Strains
Laboratory Evolution of Acid-Adapted Escherichia coli Strains
Amanda He '16
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
In the Mind of an Athlete: A Meta-analysis of the role of perfectionism and anxiety in athletes
In the Mind of an Athlete: A Meta-analysis of the role of perfectionism and anxiety in athletes
Maureen Hirt '14
Mentor: Sarah Murnen, Psychology
Exploring Magneto-­-Op1cal Proper1es of Novel Structures
Exploring Magneto-­-Op1cal Proper1es of Novel Structures
Aidan Lee '15
Mentor: Frank C. Peiris, Physics
Quasi-Bosonic Lattice Gas and Information Machines
Quasi-Bosonic Lattice Gas and Information Machines
Michael Morgan '15
Mentor: Benjamin Schumacher, Physics
New Linear Codes from Constacyclic Codes
New Linear Codes from Constacyclic Codes
John M. Murphree '15
Mentor: Nuh Aydin, Mathematics
Reduction in Expression of Manduca sexta Midgut Transport Proteins KAAT1 and CAATCH1 by RNA Interference
Reduction in Expression of Manduca sexta Midgut Transport Proteins KAAT1 and CAATCH1 by RNA Interference
Andrew L. Parmelee '14
Mentor: Christopher M. Gillen, Biology
Base Resistance in Escherichia coli Potential Stress Resistance Genes and Regulators
Base Resistance in Escherichia coli Potential Stress Resistance Genes and Regulators
Ian F. Perrone '14
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
Evidence for a regulatory linkage between leaf water potential and mesophyll conductance
Evidence for a regulatory linkage between leaf water potential and mesophyll conductance
Rafael Contreras Rangel '14
Mentor: Christopher P. Bickford , Biology
Investigating the Maillard Reaction in Autoclaved Media and its Effect on Escherichia coli
Investigating the Maillard Reaction in Autoclaved Media and its Effect on Escherichia coli
Rachel J. Rhee '15
Mentor: Joan L. Slonczewski, Biology
The Effects of a High Antioxidant Diet on Two Behavioral Measures in Aging Rats
The Effects of a High Antioxidant Diet on Two Behavioral Measures in Aging Rats
Gina Rickert '14
Mentor: Paula Millin, Psychology
Arboral Diversity in Sub-ecotypes of the Peruvian Amazon
Blackwater Rainforest: Barcoding from Cambial Tissue
Arboral Diversity in Sub-ecotypes of the Peruvian Amazon Blackwater Rainforest: Barcoding from Cambial Tissue
Helen Rogers '15, Noah Winters '15
Mentor: Kathryn Edwards, Biology
Stream Dynamics of an Amazonian Lowland Floodplain Forest
Stream Dynamics of an Amazonian Lowland Floodplain Forest
Ally Schmitt '14, North Ridgeville High School and William Hudobenko '14 Kenyon College
Mentors: Kathryn Edwards (KC) and Elizabeth Katoa (NRHS)
In the Fringes: Exploring Thin Films with a Prism Coupler
In the Fringes: Exploring Thin Films with a Prism Coupler
Glynis Schumacher '14
Mentor: James Keller, Chemistry
Classical Transitions for Tunable Potentials
Classical Transitions for Tunable Potentials
Timothy R. Scully '15
Mentor: John T. Giblin, Jr. , Physics
The Relationships Between the Intracellular Steps in the LPS-stimulated Release of Nitric Oxide from Microglia
The Relationships Between the Intracellular Steps in the LPS-stimulated Release of Nitric Oxide from Microglia
Robbie Sellers '14
Mentor: Sheryl Hemkin, Chemistry
Sequence Characterization and Dioxin-Responsiveness of an Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) from the Salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum
Sequence Characterization and Dioxin-Responsiveness of an Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) from the Salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum
Jenny Shoots '14
Mentor: Wade Powell, Biology
Preliminary Study of Vertebrates by Motion-Activated Cameras at TRARC prior to Amazon Flooding of 2012
Preliminary Study of Vertebrates by Motion-Activated Cameras at TRARC prior to Amazon Flooding of 2012
(Spanish version here)
H.B. Stephens '14, N. Winters '15, H. Rogers '15
Mentor: K.L. Edwards, Biology; A. Dosantos Santillan, Director, Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center
Neanderthal String Theory: Investigating the Potential Role of Cordage through Experimental Archaeology
Neanderthal String Theory: Investigating the Potential Role of Cordage through Experimental Archaeology
Rhiannon Suggs '15
Mentor: Bruce Hardy, Anthropology
Calculus Analysis of Viking-era Icelandic Remains
Calculus Analysis of Viking-era Icelandic Remains
Catherine Weitzel '14
Mentor: Kimmarie Murphy, Anthropology
Plasticity of pigmentation and thermoregulation of the harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica, in response to developmental temperature
Plasticity of pigmentation and thermoregulation of the harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica, in response to developmental temperature
Audrey E. White '14
Mentor: Jennifer R. Olson, Biology
Arthropod Distribution in a Tropical Floodplain Ecosystem
Arthropod Distribution in a Tropical Floodplain Ecosystem
Noah Winters '15, Helen Rogers '15
Mentor: Kathryn Edwards,, Biology
Magnetic Force Microscopy with a diCP-II Atomic Force Microscope
Magnetic Force Microscopy with a diCP-II Atomic Force Microscope
Hanning Wong '16
Mentor: Frank C. Peiris , Physics
Telenovelas: Assessing Intersectionality in Spanish Media
Telenovelas: Assessing Intersectionality in Spanish Media
Melek Yildiz-Spinel '14
Mentor: Irene López, Psychology