2018-2019 Fellows

Student: Cedar Edell, Biology
Mentor: Ann Petersen
Project Title: Tardigrades - Natural History in Central Oregon

Student: Myranda Hudson, Biology
Mentor: Ann Petersen
Project Title: Catching Evolution in Action in Central Oregon Rivers

Student: Sarah Palmer Antoniou, Natural Resources
Mentor: Ann Petersen
Project Title: Oceanic Stickleback Pathophysiology

Student: Aubrey Sills, Psychology
Mentor: Shannon Lipscomb
Project Title: Examining Relationships Between Children's Adverse Experiences, Resilience Factors, and Cortisol Levels

Student: Amber Lamet, Natural Resources
Mentor: Seth Ganzhorn
Project Title: Urban Ponderosa Pine Regeneration: Environmental and Biological Drivers

Student: Taiontorake Max Oakes, Biology
Mentor: Matt Orr
Project Title: Beaver Dam Analogs for Restoration of Riparian Woody Vegetation

Student: Bella Krevitz, Kinesiology
Mentor: Christine Pollard
Project Title: The Influence of Maximal Shoes on Walking Biomechanics in Younger and Older Adults

Student: Joshua Murray, Computer Science
Mentor: Yong Bakos
Project Title: Exhibit X - An Interactive Digital Media Exhibit

Student: Irma Ranzuglia, Human Development & Family Sciences
Mentor: Shannon Lipscomb
Project Title: Examining Linkages Between Teachers' Resilience Factors and the Quality of Teacher-Child Interactions

2017-2018

Student: Anthony Brande, Biology
Mentor: Ann Petersen
Project Title: The Concentration of Estradiol and Thyroxine in Threespine Stickleback in the Deschutes River

Student: Brittnye Freeberg, Biology
Mentor: Matt Orr
Project Title: The Western Tent Caterpillar: An Examination of Plant Detoxification

Student: Deidre Heil, Biology
Mentor: Ann Petersen
Project Title: Presence of Vitellogenin in Central Oregon Stickleback

Student: Haley Jordan, Biology
Mentor: Pat Ball
Project Title: Investigation of the Microbial Content of Canada Geese

Student: Joshua Alexander, Business Administration
Mentor: Amy Watson
Project Title: Typologies of Wasteful Spending: Exorbitant Recreational Purchase Behavior

Student: Melanie Widmer, Business Administration
Mentor: Julie Elston
Project Title:  Growth and Performance of Listed Firms in the United Arab Emirates

Student: Brian Hoffman, Computer Science
Mentor: Marc Rubin
Project Title: Deep Learning to Detect Avalanches in Seismic Data

Student: Makeila Lundy, Computer Science
Mentor: Marc Rubin
Project Title: Deep Learning to Detect Avalanches in Seismic Data

Student: Nathan Struhs, Computer Science
Mentor: Yong Bakos
Project Title: Rapid Restoration

Student: Michael Wittenburg, Energy Systems Engineering
Mentor:  Chris Hagen
Project Title: Electric Motor Testing and Optimization for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Propulsion System

Student: Mary Cukrov, Human Development and Family Sciences
Mentor: Brianne Kothari
Project Title: Examining Capacity and Efficacy of Resilience Building

Student: Erin Qadir, Human Development and Family Sciences 
Mentor: Brianne Kothari
Project Title: Normalcy as a Component of Well-Being: Defining and Measuring Normalcy in Foster Youth

Student: Sherri Dean, Kinesiology
Mentor: Tim Burnett
Project Title: Bioenergetics of Rock Climbing

Student: Jacqueline Diulio, Kinesiology
Mentor: Christine Pollard
Project Title: The Effect of Midsole Cushioning on Running Mechanics

Student: Kelsey Peters, Kinesiology
Mentor: Tim Burnett
Project Title: Bioenergetics of Rock Climbing

Student: Corrinne Oedekerk, Natural Resources/Sustainability 
Mentor: Matt Shinderman
Project Title: Who Moved My Penstemon? Systematic Direct Observations Paired with Camera Traps Query Historical Perceptions of American Pika Behavior

Student: Lynnea Fredrickson, Speech Communication
Mentor: Nick Dahl 
Project Title: Digital Technologies in Public Speaking Classes and its Effects on Communication Pedagogy

Student: Kaylin Landry, Social Science
Mentor:  Beth Marino
Project Title: A Qualitative Analysis of Local Foods, Consumers, and Agriculturalists in Central Oregon

Student: Gabriel McFarlane, Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership
Mentor: Andrew Hawley
Project Title: Bioenergetics of Rock Climbing and its Application to Training

Student: Vivianne Burson, University Exploratory Studies 
Mentor: Jenna Goldsmith
Project Title: Impacts of Geomagnetic Storms within the Ionosphere