Twenty-five students have been selected as 2006 University Fellows for this summer,
in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a
This is the eighth year of the program. The 2006 University Fellows, with their
project titles and faculty partners' names, are:
Paula Bogart '07, Lafargeville, NY; Constant Warfare: The Effects on Families in
Afghanistan, 1973 to 2006; Donna Alvah, history.
Kim Bradshaw '08, Gloucester, MA; Food and Shelter Competition between Round Goby
and Fantail Darter in the Tributaries of the Saint Lawrence River; Brad Baldwin,
Salvatore Cania '07, Hannawa Falls, NY; War of Words: The Post-9/11 Rhetorical
Struggle Between Israel and Palestine; John Collins, global studies.
Charlotta Chung '08, Clifton Park, NY; In God We Trust: Examining the Role of
Faith-Based Organizations in Community; Ron Flores, sociology.
Stephen Ciesla '07, Conklin, NY; Graphics Processing Unit Memory Management Analysis;
Brian Ladd, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
Ellen Doble '07, Essex Junction, VT; Quantifying the Difference in Language and
Conversation Markers of Students Over Time; Jenna Torres, modern languages.
Christy Fessler '07, Kendall, NY; Basal Ganglia and High-Order Cognition: Effects of
Striatal Lesions on Behavioral Flexibility; Bill DeCoteau, psychology.
Kelly Garcia '07, Abilene, TX; Studying and Composing Various Cultural Musics in
Vietnam: Comparing traditional music bought online against traditional music
collected in Vietnam; Michael Farley, music.
Brittany Goss '08, Rockport, ME; Exploring Cultural Identity in Historical
Perspective: Fictional Narratives of Colonial and Post-Colonial Experience; Paul Graham,
William Hackett '07, Tully, NY; The Tully Valley Brine Field/Mudboil Hydrogeologic
Connections Project; Diane Burns, geology.
Victor Kai-Rogers '08, Freetown, Sierra Leone; The Export Subsidy Debate: A Look
at the Agreement on Export Subsidy Definition in the WTO; Peter FitzRandolph,
Jamie Lomax '07, North Creek, NY; AFALFA: The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey,
An extragalactic survey for HI; Aileen O'Donoghue, physics.
Dipesh Mainali '08, Chitwan, Nepal; Macroeconomic Aggregates and the Determinants
of Growth: A Comparative Study of Nepal and Thailand; Michael Jenkins, economics.
Alejandra Marrero '08, Bronx, NY; Determining the Biological Role of the TRP-1
calcium channels in C. elegans; Ana Estevez, biology.
Neema Mawiyoo '06, Nairobi, Kenya; Thots not Spake: A book of poems; Duriel Harris,
Robert Menard '07, Mooers, NY; Postglacial Drainage Development in the Grass,
Raquette and St. Regis Rivers; J. Mark Erickson, geology.
Dennis Morreale '07, Corinth, NY; Russia and Ukraine: Security Concerns in the 21st
Century; Karl Schonberg, government.
John Munsey '08, Burnt Hills, NY; Creation of a Worm Strain with Fluorescently
Labelled Ca2+ Channels; Ana Estevez, biology.
Julia Palmateer '07, Canton, NY; Dynamic Assessment of Rodent Configural Learning;
Bill DeCoteau, psychology.
Elizabeth Podhaizer '07, Essex Junction, VT; Generation of more stable mesophilic
enzymes from their thermophilic homologues; Matthew Skeels, chemistry.
Lisa Romas '08, Fayetteville, NY; An Investigation of Contaminants in the Norton
Sound Region of Arctic Alaska; Jon Rosales, environmental studies, and Cathy Shrady,
April Spearance '08, Canton, NY; Relationships in Sport: How Do Holistic
Relationships Make a Difference?; Cheryl Stuntz, psychology.
Christine Tobia '08, Corning, NY; Effect of Color Luminescence on Exercise
Performance: do different wavelengths have different & significant impacts on
physical activity?; David Hornung, biology.
Melissa Wells '07, Rochester, NY; The Purification of the Ligand Binding Domain
of the Human Androgen Receptor and the Analysis of Binding of Xeno Androgens;
Matthew Skeels, chemistry.
John Winkowski '07, Rochester, NY; Can Coral Reefs Surrounding San Salvador,
Bahamas be Restored by Transplanting the Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum?; Brad
Posted: May 3, 2006