Research Grants 2006-2007

The following students have been awarded research grants during the 2006-2007 calendar year:

Amy Alcenius (Advisor: Prof. McIlhagga, Music) – The British Envision: Creation and Rehearsal Techniques for an Effective Albion College British Eighth Half-Time Performance

William Andert (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - Chiral Hypervalent Iodonium Ylides: Synthesis and Reactions.

Paul Beach (Advisor: Prof. Scheel , Biology) - Examination of the Molecular Mechanisms that Promote Divergent Axon Morphologies: Analysis of Netrin and its role in cellular growth in the imaginal wing disc of Drosphila melanogaster.

Nick Bismack (Advisor: Prof. Jechura, Psychology) Examining Variance in Psychosomatic Plasticity: The Role of Personality, Religion, and Knowledge of Sleep Deprivation Symptoms

Andrew Brennan (Advisor: Prof. Dick, History ) - God's on both sides: segregationists & the church

Cynthia Cardwell (Advisor: Prof. Wilson, Psychology) - Instatement of Excitatory Strength by Means of Appetitive Conditioned Inhibition in the Rat

Michael Cole (Advisor: Prof. Elischberger, Psychology) - Directed Forgetting of Autobiographical Events in Elementary School Children

Bethany Coston (Advisor: Prof. Melzer, Anthropology/Sociology) - A Day at the Movies: Cinematic Violence and its Effects on Aggressive and Violent Attitudes Among Albion College Men.

Kristyn Darmafall (Advisor: Prof. McCaffrey, Chemistry) - Building Blocks for Magnetic Materials Based on a Asterriquinone Precursors

Benjamin Evans (Advisor: Prof. Wickre, Art and Art History) - Philip C. Curtis: Sound and Silence Symposium research

Megan Fitzpatrick (Advisor: Prof. Kennedy, Biology) - Incubation Attentiveness in House Wrens: Effects of Ambient Temperature, Mate Feeding, and Clutch Size

Thomas Freeman (Advisor: Prof. Rohlman, Chemistry) - Protocol Optimization for Fluorescent Tagging of RNA

Michael Frenchi (Advisor: Prof. McCaffrey, Chemistry) - Quantitating Chemical Changes upon Opening a Bottle of White Wine

Claire Furness (Advisor: Prof. Wickre, Art and Art History) - The measure of a woman: a feminist critique of Camille Claudel

Paul Gehres (Advisor: Prof. Dick, Environmental Institute) - Paved with Good Intentions Michigan's Faith in Ethanol

Allison Gessner (Advisor: Prof. Bishop, Music) - Mozart Meets Jazz: Arranging the Adagio movement of Concerto K.314 for Oboe.

Teresa Giacomazzi (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - Synthesis and Evaluation of a new Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagent

Jessica Grassi (Advisor: Prof. Mercer-Tachick, Education) - Exploring the Effects of Learning about 'Free Choice Learning Environments' on Prospective Teachers' Philosophies of Education: Comparing the Experimental Group to their Peers

Elisabeth Gusfa (Advisor: Prof. Rose, Political Science) - Exploration of the Unitary Executive Theory

James J.Harris (Advisor: Prof. Hagerman, History) - The Politics of Command: The German General Staff during World War I

Sarah Heddon (Advisor: Prof. White, Biology) - Sustainable Fishing on the Northern Kenyan Coast

Christopher Henes (Advisor: Prof. Rohlman, Chemistry) - FRET Analysis of the Twort Group I Ribozyme

Sarah Hoisington (Advisor: Stacy Jones, Music) - Breaking the Boundaries of Sound through Percussion Performance and Composition

Marci Howdyshell (Advisors: Prof. Zellner, Physics and Prof. Menold, Geology) - Characterizing the Albion College Longstreet Meteorite

Forrest Hutchins (Advisor: Prof. Starko, Theatre) - The Runner Stumbles: Catholic Doctrine Discussed Through Dramatic Form

Sarah Kelley (Advisor: Prof. McCaffrey, Chemistry) - Unpaired Electron Interactions in Metal Complexes

Megan Lupek (Advisor: Prof. McCurdy, Biology) - Nesting biology of the wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta

Will Medick (Advisor: Prof. Rose, Biology) - Election of 1800: The Political Smear in American Party Politics

Allison Neumann (Advisor: Prof. Bartels, Geology) - Comparison of Late Wastachian and Early Bridgerian Microvertebrate Fossil Assemblages from the Eocene of the Red Desert, Wyoming

Ashley Ozelski (Advisor: Prof. White, Biology) - A Test of the Egg-viability and Clutch-cooling Hypotheses for Clutch Size in House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon) in Whitehouse Nature Center

Shauna Paradine (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - The synthesis of a new class of chiral hypervalent iodine reagents and t heir use in catalytic asymmetric functionalization reactions

Rachel Ransom (Advisor: Prof. Raj, Honors) - International Humanitarian Aid in the Medical Field

Jonathan Reynolds (Advisor: Prof. Mourad, Religious Studies) - Christian Apologetics and Kantian Moral Influences

Dennis Ross (Advisor: Prof. Connamacher, Math/Computer Science) - Exploring the Crossing Number of Complete Bipartite Graphs and optimizing the K9, 9

Stephen Sanney (Advisor: Prof. Walter, Psychology) - The Influence of Right Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation on Motivations for Voting

Steven Schluentz (Advisor: French, Chemistry) - Synthesis and evaluation of a chiral, ortho-substituted, hypervalent halogen reagent based upon 2-bromo-1-naphthol and styrene oxide.

Jennifer Sims (Advisor: Prof. Johnson, Physical Education) - The Effects and Expectations of Injury in Division 3 Female Athletes: a Pre-Season and Post- Injury Survey

Jeff Stephens (Advisor: Prof. McCurdy, Biology) - Habitat Use and Movements by Nesting Female Wood Turtles

Michael Stout (Advisor: Prof. Cocks, History) - Comparison of the German and American Armies in WWII

Ryan Stowe (Advisor: Prof. French, Chemistry) - Chiral Hypervalent Bromine Reagents; Are they possible?

Erica Tauzer (Advisor: Prof. Skean, Biology) - Biogeography of Zanthoxylum (Rutaceae) in North America, excluding Mexico

Theresa Vinic (Advisor: Prof. Wickrie, Honors) - A Comparative Analysis of Animal Shelter Philosophies and Practices

Elizabeth Weage (Advisor: Prof. Olapade, Biology) - Temporal Changes in the Abundance and Distribution of Coliform Bacterial Populations in the Kalamazoo River

Emily Weber (Advisor: Prof. Dahlerus, International Studies) - Empowering Peace: Grassroots participation and peaceful protest by women in Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda

Carmen Weddell (Advisor: Prof. Bollman, Math/Computer Science) - Group-Theoretic Implications of Equal Temperament Pitch Systems

Keith Zabel (Advisor: Prof. Christopher, Psychology) - Conscientiousness and Protestant work ethic endorsement: A facet-level investigation