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Current URCA Associate Projects

2014 - 2015 URCA Associates


2014-2015 Cohort


 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

Major: English

Exploring Nationality in the Illustrations of 19th
Century Transatlantic Landscapes as a Part of
The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition

Mentor: Dr. Jessica DeSpain


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

Major: Anthropology & Computer Science

Anishinaabe Language and Art Revitalization
Through New Technologies

Mentor: Dr. Cory Willmott


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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