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2010-2011 Associates

Daniel John Carroll, Music History and Literature
Project: The Influence of Philosophy, Social Surroundings, and Historical Events on Opera
Mentors: Allan B. Ho and Marc Schapman

Nathaniel Adam Dell, Philosophy
Project: Plato's "Myth of Er" and the Philosophical Education
Mentor: Matthew Cashen

Katie Eagan, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Project: The Effects of Online Blogging for People with Aphasia
Mentor: Steffany Chleboun

Andrea Gafford, Integrative Biology
Project: The Effects of Flooding on a Contact Zone Between Two Closely Related Killfish Species
Mentor: David Duvernell

Johanna Guthrie, Anthropology & Biological Sciences: Environment, Evolution, and Ecology
Project: Evolution of Horticultural and Agricultural Practices Among Hopewellian Native Americans
Mentors: Julie Zimmermann Holt and Richard Brugam

Joseph Hines, Biochemistry
Project: Investigation of Domain-Domain Interaction in NADPH Oxidase 5
Mentor: Chin-Chuan Wei

Rachel Holtgrave, Nursing
Project: Caregiver Role Demands: Perceptions of Parents with Children Diagnosed with Cancer
Mentor: Michele Beatty

Kelley Humphrey, Nursing
Project: Graduate Nurses' Perspectives Regarding Their Own Orientation to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Mentor: Christine Durbin

Roxane Krutsinger, Biological Sciences: Ecology, Evolution, and Environment
Project: The Evaluation of Sedum Cuttings as an Establishment Method on Midwestern Green Roofs
Mentor: William Retzlaff

Sarah Morgan, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Project: A Classroom-Based Training to Support Social Skills in Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Mentor: Amie King

Aaron Parker, Computer Science
Project: UAV-UGV Coordination and Communication to Assist in USAR
Mentor: Jerry Weinberg

Jordan Shaw, Psychology, Philosophy, Speech Communication
Project: Toward a Six-Dimensional Jungian Typological Inventory
Mentor: Catherine Daus

Tara Stapay, Biological Sciences: Genetic Engineering
Project: Examination of Hybridization Relationships Between Schoenoplectus hallii and S. saximontanus Using ISSR Markers
Mentor: Elizabeth Esselman

Victoria Taylor, Biological Sciences
Project: The Effects of Integrating PSAE Model Activities into a High School Science Classroom to Improve Standardized Testing Scores
Mentor: Susan Wiediger

Jennifer Vincent, Biological Sciences: Genetic Engineering
Project: Initiation of Gravitropism Using Falling Chloroplasts in the chloroplast unusual positioning1 Mutant of Arabidopsis
Mentor: Darron Luesse

Jacob Zwilling, Physics
Project: Tidal Forces and Their Effects in the Illinois Earthquake of April 18, 2008
Mentor: Jeffrey Sabby

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

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