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Current URCA Associate Projects

2014 - 2015 URCA Associates

Nasir Almasri

Nasir Almasri 

Major: Political Science

Shifting Polarity in the Global System and the United
States' Future Position

Mentor: Dr. Denise DeGarmo



Jeffrey Borwey

Jeffrey Borwey

Major: Computer Science

Applications of Vertex Attack Tolerance to Real
World Datasets

Mentor: Dr. Gunes Ercal


Mollee Pezold

Major: SECD

Difference in Launguage Use During Shared Reading 
of Traditional Books vs. Ebooks by Preschoolers
with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Mothers

Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Brady

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

Major: English

Exploring Nationality in the Illustrations of
Century Transatlantic Landscapes as a
Part of
The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition

Mentor: Dr. Jessica DeSpain

Savanna Stabenow

Savanna Stabenow

Major: Biological Sciences

Quantifying the Abundance and Distribution of
Woody Vines (Lianas) in Oak-Hickory Forest

Mentors: Drs. Peter Minchin & Elizabeth Esselman

Alexandra Taitt

Alexandra Taitt

Major: Anthropology & Computer Science

Anishinaabe Language and Art Revitalization
Through New Technologies

Mentor: Dr. Cory Willmott

Joshua Tonnies

Joshua Tonnies

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Design of a Dynamometer System for Two-Cycle
Engine Performance Measurement

Mentor: Dr. Terry Yan

For more information on the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program,
contact Dr. Laura Pawlow at (618) 650-2608 or

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