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Twenty-four students have been selected as 2011 University Fellows for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a faculty partner.

This is the twelfth year of the program. The 2011 University Fellows, with their project titles and faculty partners' names, are below.

Sarah Baver '12
Mount Vernon, NH

Philosophy Major
Asian Studies, Religious Studies Minors

The Existential Zombie

Faculty sponsor: Jennifer Hansen

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Nicole Beers '13
Schroon Lake, NY

Biology Major

Speaking of Smells: The Relationship Between the Verbal Description of Odors and Memory Recognition

Faculty sponsor: David Hornung

Named Fellow: Donald K. Rose University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Amy Callahan '13
Syracuse, NY

English Major

Olfactory Memory: Averted

Faculty sponsor: David Hornung

Named Fellow: Walter H.  Baumhoff University Fellowship and Chris Koski '79 Honorary University Fellowship
Nicole Carnevale '12
Cranston, RI

Government/ Philosophy Major
Asian Studies Minor

Family Court Proceedings, Cases and Reform: A Comparative Study Between Providence, RI and St. Lawrence County

Faculty sponsor: Alan Draper

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Ting Chen '12
Elmhurst, NY

Economics Major

The Competitive Advantages of the International Retailers and Its Impacts on the Consumerism of the Emerging Middle Class in China

Faculty sponsor: Robert Blewett

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

James Curro '12
Londonderry, NH

Mathematics/ Economics major
Statistics and Computer Studies Minors

NHL Statistical Analysis on Expected Value of Players

Faculty sponsors: Ed Harcourt & Michael Schuckers

Named Fellow: Lorna A. Ness University Fellowship, Kathryn Fraser Mackay University Fellowship and Dennis Richey '74 University Fellowship

Philip Evangelista '13
Liverpool, NY

History Major Education and German Minors

Keeping a National Identity: Latvian Displaced Persons in the Post World War II Era

Faculty sponsor: Elun Gabriel

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Jasmin Garcia '12
Glendale, NY

Sociology Major

The Cycle of Health Disparities in Low-Income Communities

Faculty sponsor: Karen O'Neil

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Gary Gilmond III '12
St. Albans, VT

Neuroscience Major Chemistry Minor

Can Ceria Oxide Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Through Blockage of Inflammasome Formation in Macrophage Cells?

Faculty sponsor: Karin Heckman

Named Fellow: MacKay University Fellowship
Bonnie Govoni '13
Windsor, CT

Geology Major

Calcareous Green Algae and Carbonate Sediment Production in (sub)Tropical Lagoons, San Salvador Isolated Platform, Bahamas

Faculty sponsor: Antun Husinec

Named Fellow: Dr. J. Mark Erickson Geology University Fellowship, Alumni Geology University Fellowship and the Piskor Family University Fellowship
Andrew Hayes '13
Avon, NY

Biochemistry Major

Rational Design and Synthesis of a Stabilized Glucose/Galactose Binding Protein Using Computational Analysis

Faculty sponsor: Matthew Skeels

Named Fellow: Ferguson Family University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Ryan Horn '12
Copenhagen, NY

Biology Major

Effects of an Anti-Cancer Compound (EGCG) as a Selective Inhibitor of Intestinal Development in Xenopus Laevis

Faculty sponsor: Alexander Schreiber

Named Fellow: Eric S. Smith '30 University Fellowship and Piskor Family University Fellowship

Allysa Houle '13
Childwold, NY

Biology Major
Chemistry Minor

Assessment of Mercury Levels in Tree Swallows Living Near Wetlands and Surrounding Bodies of Water in the St. Lawrence River Valley

Faculty sponsor: Carol Cady

Named Fellow: Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Nicholas Hugh '12
Rochester, NY

Government/
English Major

Negotiating with the Enemy: Is South Korea's Foreign Policy Effective Toward North Korea?

Faculty sponsor: Grace Huang

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Shelley Kandola '13
Plympton, MA

Computer Science Major

Simple and Efficient Compact Graph Generation

Faculty sponsors: Lisa Torrey and David Kratzmann

Named Fellow: Jack and Sylvia Burry University Fellowship and Phelps Family University Fellowship

Jeremy Moulton '12
Winthrop, NY

Mathematics Major
Education Minor

Literature Review and Methodology for Analysis of the Outcomes of K-12 Home Schooling

Faculty sponsor: Donna Kennedy

Named Fellow: Donald K. Rose University Fellowship
Elle Rathbun '12
Plattsburgh, NY

Neuroscience Major
Chemistry and English Minors

Novel Application of Cerium Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Faculty sponsor: Joe Erlichman

Named Fellow: Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Edward Richter '12
Genoa, NY

Biology Major
Chemistry Minor

Ecology of Disturbed Soil Mosses

Faculty sponsor: Karl McKnight

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Jennifer Thomas '12
North Sutton, NH

English/French Major; Education Minor

Faulkner's Neology

Faculty sponsor: Paul Graham

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Louis Trzepkowski '13
Boiling Springs, PA

Chemistry Major Biology and Music Minors

Synthesis of Piperine Analogues as Possible Analgesics via Action at TRPV1

Faculty sponsor: Larry French

Named Fellow: Robert L. Stiles P'71 University Fellowship and Phelps Family University Fellowship

Jasmine Wallace '13
Hamilton, NY

English Major

"When Suddenly a Lovely Princess Stood Before Him:" Exploring the Animal-Human Transformation Fairy Tale

Faculty sponsor: Caroline Breashears

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Caitlin Ward '12
Niantic, CT

Conservation Biology Major

The Effectiveness of Mid-Season Haying in Maintaining Grassland Bird Populations in the North Country

Faculty sponsor: Susan Willson

Named Fellow: Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation University Fellowship and Piskor Family University Fellowship
Emily Westcott '12
Brockport, NY

Sociology Major; Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

Professor Perceptions: A Qualitative and Quantitative Examination of Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Students at St. Lawrence

Faculty sponsor: Leah Rohlfsen McManus

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Rachel Yalowich '12
Cheektowaga, NY

Biochemistry/ Sociology Major

Tracking Changes of the Composition of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Green Lake Using High Density Oligonucleotide Microarrays

Faculty sponsor: Lorraine Olendzenski

Named Fellow: Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Posted: April 15, 2011


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