Way to go! College of Science majors received more than half of the funding awards for undergraduate research projects this summer. Thirteen of the 52 proposals submitted for Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity awards were from science students. These awards support student involvement in scholarly pursuits with faculty during the summer for a compelling learning experience. Students can gain valuable insight into the process of creating knowledge that they might not get from classroom learning.Science internship

Congratulations to these science students and their faculty project advisors:

·         Jacob Busche, Physics major; University Honors College. Faculty Project Advisor: Oksana Ostroverkhova, Dept. of Physics, College of Science. “Charge Dynamics of Organic Semiconductors”

·         Kelsey Caples, Biochemistry and Biophysics major. Faculty Project Advisor: Viviana Perez, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Science. “Effects of Rapamycin on Protein Aggregation”

·         Alysha Hartman, Biology major with Marine Biology option. Faculty Project Advisor: Debbie Mustacich, Linus Pauling Institute. “Mechanism of Increased Cisplatin Anti-Tumor Efficacy with Adjuvant Vitamin E”

·        Christina Law, General Science major, Pre-Pharmacy; University Honors College. Faculty Project Advisor: Theresa Filtz, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy. “Identifying Altered Signaling Pathways in Heart Cells from Mice with Congenital Heart Defects”

·         Samuel Petshow, Biology major. Faculty Project Advisor: Robert T. Mason, Dept. of Integrative Biology, College of Science.  “Behavioral Fever in Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis

·        Pascal Sanchez, General Science major. Faculty Project Advisor: Vincent Remcho, Dept. of Chemistry, College of Science. “Sodium Polyacrylate in Intentional Microfluidic Channels”

·        Isaac  Shepard , Biology major; University Honors College. Faculty Project Advisor: Mark Novak, Dept. of Integrative Biology, College of Science. “Using Stable Isotopes as a Measure of Interaction Strength”

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