SMART Summer Fellowship Awards (Past)

SMART Summer Fellowships Awarded

Since its inception, the following have been awarded summer fellowship awards:

  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2016
    • Riley Bigelow | Chemistry | Engineering Antibody Fragments for Restoring Enzyme Function in a Genetic Disorder | Mentor: Shahir Rizk
    • Michele Constantio | Chemistry | Reversible Self-Assembly of Nanostructures Through Protein Conformational Changes | Mentor: Shahir Rizk
    • Christine Deutscher | Sociology | Exploring Social Advantages of Equine and Canine Animal Assisted Therapeutic Techniques for At-Risk Populations | Mentor: Gail McGuire
    • Emily Nix | Education | Native Plants and Pollinators Garden | Mentor: Terri Hebert
    • Randall Roberts | History | E. Hill Turnock | Mentor: Micheline Nilsen
    • Jeremy Starkweather | English | Jonathan Swift’s Contribution to the 18th-Century Public Sphere | Mentor: Kyoko Takanashi
    • Sara Tabner | Biology | Urban Pollinator Diversity and Plant-Pollinator Relationships at the Campus Wetlands of IU South Bend | Mentor: Deb Marr
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2015
    • John Haggard | Psychology | Applied Behavior Analysis International | Mentor: Sora Stein
    • Jared LaRue | Chemistry | Finding Full Functionality of the Arsenite Oxidase Enzyme to Further Research in Potential Decontamination Methods | Mentor: Gretchen Anderson
    • Jazmine Medina | Sociology | An Analysis of Students' Experiences with and Beliefs About Advising | Mentor: Gail McGuire
    • Brittany Morley | Women's and Gender Studies | Femme Identitites | Mentor: April Lidinsky
    • Ginger Santiago | Arts | Modern Shamanism and Transformative Arts | Mentor: Eric Souther
    • Chris Warkentin | Chemistry | Electrocatalytic Oxidase of Steroid Hormones Using Bi-metallic Nickel Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes | Mentor: Grace Muna
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2014
    • Michael Huggins | Chemistry | Calculating Spectroscopic Energy Levels of Polyene Molecules through Matrix Analysis | Mentor: Matt Marmorino
    • Alexander LeClair | Computer Science | Haptic Palpation of Aortic Pressure with ECG Derived Time Intervals | Mentor: James Wolfer
    • Lexi Millard | English | Constructions of Rural Masculinity and Relations to Race, Class, and Sexuality in 1865-1914 American Literature | Mentor: Jake Mattox
    • Derek Miller | Philosophy | Being and Parthood: A Heideggerian Response to Mereological Nihilism | Mentor: Matt Shockey
    • Valerie Warrell | Biology | The Possible Role of Minus-end-directed Kinesins in Intraflagellar Transport | Mentor: Davis Wilkes
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2013
    • Joseph Biggers | Computer Science | Protein Bioinformatics: Deriving Amino Acid Properties from Mutant Structure Data | Mentor: Murli Nair
    • Bethany Dobson | Women's and Gender Studies | Body Image: Aging Women in a Youth-Obsessed Culture | Mentor: Christina Gerken
    • Eric Hanken | English | Women a la Mode: A Socio-Cultural Study of Women’s Fashion in 18th-Century BritishLiterature | Mentor: Lee Kahan
    • Victoria Hundy | Computer Science | Protein Bioinformatics: Understanding Structural Changes Due to Mutations | Mentor: Murli Nair
    • Alexander Millard | English | Construction of Masculinity and Gender in Late 17th- and Early 18th- Century English Literature | Mentor: Lee Kahan
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2012
    • Megan Bonham | Sociology | The Social Construction of Sustainability in the Tourism Industry | Mentor: Gail McGuire
    • Erica Cotter | Physics | Mineral Phase Analysis through Whole-Profile Pattern Fitting | Mentor: Henry Scott
    • Katherine Hoffman | Biology | The Determination of Effective Electric Field Strength for Deterring Sharks | Mentor: Peter Bushnell
    • Joel Irvin | English | Antebellum Consumer Culture and the Aesthetics of Mammon | Mentor: Jake Mattox
    • Rachel Warrell | Chemistry | Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyls with NIS and I2 | Mentor: Doug McMillen
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2011
    • Ashley Compton | Chemistry | Isolation of the Arsenite Oxidase Enzyme | Mentor: Gretchen Anderson
    • Morgan Holbrook | Chemistry | Utilizing Green Chemistry Techniques for NIS Allylic Oxidation of Alcohols | Mentor: Doug McMillen
    • Senlin Li | Mathematics | A Prediction of US GDP Growth on Various Economic Indices | Mentor: Yi Cheng
    • Hannah Stowe | English | An Analysis of Key Developments in United States Property Law | Mentor: Jake Mattox
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2010
    • Christopher Ebsch | Mathematics | Infinite Series Representations and Archimedes’ Problem Over Hyperbolas and Ellipses | Mentor: Mike Darnel
    • Andrea Jones | Psychology | Understanding the Interaction Between Exposure to, Attitudes Toward, and Knowledge of Suicide | Mentor: Daniel DeBrule
    • Adam Kaylor | Chemistry | Separation and Detection of Endocrine Disruptors Using Electrochemical Methods | Mentor: Grace Muna
    • Jennifer Pace | Sociology | Understanding Neighborhood Communities: Effects on Positive and Social Cohesion | Mentor: David Blouin
    • Hannah Stowe | English | Language, Sentiment and Class Distinctions in 18th-Century England | Mentor: Lee Kahan
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2009
    • Elaine Curtis | Biology | Determination of Pathogenicity and Diversity of Fusarium Strains Infecting Hydrophyllum Appendiculatum | Mentor: Deb Marr
    • Susan Jacobs | History | War and Protests: IU South Bend and the Vietnam War | Mentor: Jonathan Nashel
    • Nathan VanderWerf | Physics | String Modularity of Brieskorn-Pham Type K3 Surfaces | Mentor: Rolf Schimmrigk
    • Celest Warrell | Chemistry | Overproduction of Arsenite Oxidase in E. Coli | Mentor: Gretchen Anderson
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2008
    • Darryl Ricketts | Sociology/Anthropology | Trauma, Disease and Death Among the Followers of Columbus: Further Analysis of Skeletal Remains from La Isabela, Dominican Republic | Mentor: Jay VanderVeen
    • Rumya Sundaram | Biology | Investigating the Shark Repellent Properties of Electropositive Metals | Mentor: Peter Bushnell
    • Derek Webb | History | Open Housing in South Bend: The Development and Interaction of Grassroots Organizations | Mentor: Monica Tetzlaff
    • Jennifer Wise | History | Songs of Saints and Heretics: Comparative Analysis of the Historia Albigensis, William of Puylaurens’ Chronica, and the Chanson de la croisade albigeoise | Mentor: Isabel O'Connor
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2007
    • Chris Bontrager | Sociology/Anthropology | The Use of Shell Tools of the Taino Culture in the Dominican Republic | Mentor: Jay VanderVeen
    • Daniel Brooks | Chemistry | Analysis of the Transformation of Pharmaceutical Compounds | Mentor: Alan Gift
    • Kristin Cravens-Hutton | Women's Studies | Developing an Ethnography of the Prepared Childbirth Movement in Arkansas: The Stories of Women Organizing During the Second Wave of Feminism | Mentor: April Lidinsky
    • Charles Guse | Computer and Information Sciences | Assessing Pulse Coupled Neural Network Potential for Malignant Lesion Detection in Screening Mammography | Mentor: James Wolfer
    • Erin Tracey | Sociology | Tiger Woods and Barack Obama: A Comparison in the Social Construction of Racial Identity | Mentor: Betsy Lucal
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2006
    • Ryan Bauernfeind | Chemistry | Calculating Convergent Lower Bounds to the Gound-state Energy of the Helium Atom | Mentor: Matthew Marmorino
    • Sabrina Huggins | Physics | Stability and elasticity of Fe3P-schreibersite Under Deep Earth Conditions | Mentor: Henry Scott
    • Salvador Moya | Arts | Explorations into the World of the Spiritual Artist: An investigative and self-exploratory painting project to better understand artistic spiritual inspiration using sources from Tibetan Buddhist and Toltec cultures | Mentor: Anthony Droege
    • Chantelle Stacey | Psychology | Child and Adult Behaviors Study | Mentor: Dennis Rodriguez
    • Erin Ward | Psychology | Attitudes toward Therapists who Lose Patients to Suicide | Mentor: John McIntosh
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2005
    • Kari Black | Arts | Panes of Pigment | Mentor: Ron Monsma
    • Greg Horning | Biology | Comparing Age Distribution and Growth Rates of Diploid and Polyploid Tree Frogs | Mentor: James McLister
    • Saval Kharel | Physics | Application of Lower Dimension Results in String Theory to Higher Dimension Varieties | Mentor: Monika Lynker
    • Shannon Renfrow | Chemistry | Establishment of Histidines as Functional Binding Site of Arsenic in Arsenite Oxidase | Mentor: Gretchen Anderson
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2004
    • Steve Duleh | Biology | Isolation of Proteins Involved in Cellular Movement | Mentor: Robert Pope
    • Cynthia Muthusi | Chemistry | Synthesis of Perfluoroalkyl Lead Compounds | Mentor: Bill Feighery
    • Hilda Namanja | Chemistry | Radical Iodination of Hydrocarbons | Mentor: Doug McMillen
    • Rebecca Seifert | Biology | Biochemical Evaluation of Condition in Migrant and Overwintering Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) | Mentor: Peter Bushnell
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 2003
    • Kristin Budd | Sociology | Single Mothers in Poverty: The Influencing Factors | Mentor: Gail McGuire
    • Megan Galvin | Biology | A Study of Blood Oxygen-Binding Characteristics of the Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) | Mentor: Peter Bushnell
    • Pritha Gupta | Chemistry | Lower bound to the ground-state eigenvalue | Mentor: Matthew Marmorino
    • Michelle Marshall | Biology | The effects of fungal pathogens on flower size and seed size in Hydrophyllum appendiculatum | Mentor: Deb Marr
    • Victoria Pysh | Biology | Cloning and Analysis of Anopheles gambiae Archvillin | Mentor: Robert Pope
  • Summer Fellowship Awards 2002
    • Jacob Ratkiewicz | Computer and Information Sciences | Application of Self-Organizing Maps to Texture Visualization and Analysis | Mentor: James Wolfer
    • Stuart Orr | Biology | A Comparison of Plant Species Diversity Between Restored Tallgrass Prairies and Native Prairie Remnants | Mentor: Deborah Marr
    • Alicia Zimmerle | Anthropology | A Local Ethnographic Excursion | Mentor: Rebecca Torstrick
  • Summer Fellowship Awards 2001
    • David Healy | History | The Summer 2001: A Study Tour of the Civil Rights Movement | Mentor: Les Lamon
    • Mark Royer | Chemistry | Ferrocenyl Phosphine Substitution on Triruthenium Carbonyl Clusters | Mentor: William Feighery
    • Craig Sheaks | Arts | Freedom Summer 2001: A Study Tour of the Civil Rights Movement | Mentor: Andrea Greitzer
    • Jamin Willoughby | Biology | Isolation of a Myo-D Homolog from Hydra vulgaris | Mentor: Ann Grens
    • Brian Zeider | Chemistry | Analysis and Quantification of Arsenite and Arsenate Utilization by Alcaligenes faecalis | Mentor: Gretchen Anderson
  • Summer Fellowship Awards 2000
    • Jennifer Johnson | International Programs | An Evaluation of an IU South Bend Off-Campus Program: The Charles Martin Youth Center | Mentor: Gabrielle Robinson
    • Jessica Perkey and Rania Rizk | Biology | Research on Hydra | Mentor: Andrew Schnabel
    • Connie Peterson-Miller | Sociology | A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Friendship | Mentor: Rebecca Torstrick
  • Summer Fellowship Awards 1999
    • Michelle Carter | Philosophy | Vivisection: A Warranted Practice? | Mentor: Louise Collins
    • Timothy Greenlee | Biology | Measuring Plasma Volumes in Trout with Microspheres | Mentor: Peter Bushnell
    • Joseph Harsh | Biology | Population Genetic Structure of Acacia Species from East Africa | Mentor: Andrew Schnabel
    • Carolyn Piotrowski | Sociology | Rebooting the System: Making Computer Science Female Friendly | Mentor: Gail McGuire
  • Summer Fellowship Awarded 1998
    • Amrita Das | Mathematics/Computer Science | The Hunting Strategy of the Velociraptor | Mentor: Morteza Shafii-Mousavi
    • Ryan Martin | Sociology | Ceremonial Offerings and Religious Practices Among Taino Indians: An Archeological Investigation of Gourd Use in Taino Cultures | Mentor: Rebecca Torstrick
    • Gilat Omer | Arts | "Esther" - A Handmade Scrollbook | Mentor: Alan Larkin
    • Norbert Varga | Chemistry | Asymmetric Copper-Catalyzed Formation of Sulfur-Ylides | Mentor: Doug McMillen
  • Summer Fellowship Awarded 1997
    • James McFadden | Chemistry | Chemistry Electron Transfer between Trimetallic Carbonyl Clusters and Tethered Metal Centers | Mentor: William Feighery
    • Takayu Nakazato | Biology | Paternity Studies in an Androdioecious Population | Mentor: Andrew Schnabel
    • Sandra Stauffer-Widmer | Arts | Papermaking and Bookbinding | Mentor: Alan Larkin
    • Quang Tran | Chemistry | An Ecological and Efficient Methodology for the Synthesis of Prostaglandins | Mentor: Doug McMillen
  • Summer Fellowships Awarded 1996
    • Shelley A. Kruk | Nursing | Femoral Lines | Mentor: Marta Makielski
    • Patrick E. McDonel | Biology | Chromosonal Location of a Drosophila Visual Gene... - Summer Fellowship | Mentor: Kirk Mecklenberg
    • Beth Ann Reed | Chemistry | Gene Sequence Determination of the Enzyme Arsenite Oxidase | Mentor: Gretchen Anderson
    • Amanda Schermer | Mathematics and Computer Science | Fractals | Mentor: Michael Kinyon