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Summer Research Projects

College of Science & Engineering Summer Research Program

2017 Projects:

BIOLOGY

  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Kristin Hultgren, Dr. Mark Jordan - Research Students: Morgan Beste, Kalia Hendricks - Project: Occupancy Modeling of Marine Species Diversity in the Urban Intertidal.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristin Hultgren - Research Student: Jeremy Bjelajac - Project: Evolution Origins & Ecological Consequences of Genome Size Variation in Crustaceans.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristin Hultgren - Research Student: Sydney Hensyel - Project: Genomic Variation & Species Diversification in Alpeid Snapping Shrimps.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Jordan - Research Students: Sam Levy, Peter Reinhardt - Project: Habitat Use & Movements of Carnivores in Seattle.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Jordan - Research Student: Vincent Mai - Project: Seattle Connectivity Project.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brett Kaiser - Research Student: Austin Bailey - Project: Frankensteining Proteins: Using Sortase as a Way to Regulate IsmaMI.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brett Kaiser - Research Student: Caley Polkinghorn - Project: 007—Attachment of Enzyme Cargo to a Computationally Designed Protein Scaffold Using Spycatcher & Spytag Partners.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Luckey - Research Student: Courtney Olson - Project: Investigating the Effects of Exercise in the Context of Pathological Hypertrophy.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Stenbak - Research Student: Levi Spears - Project: Using Microcosms to Investigate Drivers of Phycodnavirus Diversity Across Urban Lakes.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lindsay Whitlow - Research Student: Brianna Ganzon - Project: Ecology of Algae-Virus Symbioses.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Wotus - Research Students: Isheeta Tewari, Mary Dyrland - Project: Behavorial Responses to Distress Calls in the Song Sparrow, Melospiza Melodia.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Zanis - Research Student: Brittany Takushi - Project: Developing Single-Celled Approaches to Measuring Genetic Variation in Microstenas Rotata.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Zanis - Research Student: Camille DeRome - Project: Molecular Ecology of Green Algae.

CHEMISTRY

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Frato - Research Student: Logan Tillery - Project: Stability of C-Type Cytochrome Fc271949 in F. Cylindrus Diatom.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Frato - Research Student: Miranda Wilson - Project: Characterization of the Thermal & Chemical Stability of the C-Type Cytochrome Tp35934 from T. pseudonana.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Frato - Research Student: Miracle Orji - Project: Analysis of Catalytic Rates for Methylpyrazine Formation by Coffee OMTS.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Jackels - Research Students: Da Ye Chung, John McLaughlin - Project: Investigation of East African Green Coffee.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Langenhan - Research Students: Lydia Griggs, Paxton Reed - Project: De Novo Synthesis of Homogenous N-Linked Glycopeptides.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Douglas Latch - Research Students: Shawn Herring, Miranda Taggart - Project: Surface Water Photochemistry.
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Ryan McLaughlin - Research Students: Isaac Grubb, Matthew Moe - Project: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy as a Technique for Measuring Airborne Diesel Particulate Matter.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristy Skogerboe - Research Student: Jordyn Preusker - Project: Development of Methods to Analyze Headspace Constituents Using SPME GC-MS & MOS-Sensor Instrumentation.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ian Suydam - Research Students: Brittney Kessel, Karyl-Lin Yamakawa - Project: Ligand Selectivity in a Pathogenic preQ1 Riboswitch Aptamer Domain.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ian Suydam - Research Student: Carley Pnchetti - Project: Synthesis of preQ Amide Analogs.

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mike Marsolek - Research Students: Ariella Dean, Rachael Renkens, Brendan Spohn, Erin Thomas - Project: Fixed Film Algal Bioreactor Development.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Phillip Thompson - Research Student: Raghad Ashoor - Project: Poplar Tree Research Project.

COMPUTER SCIENCE & SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lin Li - Research Student: Jacqueline Au - Project: Microaneurysm Detection in Fundus Images Through Region Growing.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aditya Mishra - Research Student: Hang Thi Thu Nguyen - Project: A Case for Renewables to Cut the Electricity Bill in Seattle University.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roshanak Roshandel - Research Students: Jonathan Kuc, Thomas Matsomiya - Project: Security in Internet of Things Using Behavior Modeling.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roshanak Roshandel - Research Students: Lolita Lam, Alex Lew - Project: Exposing Security Personas Through Machine Learning.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roshanak Roshandel - Research Student: Alberto Valdiviez - Project: Investigation of Internet of Things Security Vulnerabilities.

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shiny Abraham - Research Student: Kevin Dao - Project: Remote Environmental Monitoring.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shiny Abraham - Research Student: Usman Jamil - Project: Smart Mirror Project.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shiny Abraham - Research Students: Chau Huynh, Jeremiah Kalmus, Dai Nguyen, Nhan Nguyen, Olsen John Ong - Project: Internet of Things Projects for the ECE curriculum.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Henry Louie - Research Student: Mahekdeep Singh- Project: Rural Electrification.

MATHEMATICS

  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Eric Bahuaud, Dr. Dylan Helliwell - Research Students: Shana Crawford, Aaron Fish, Julian Tiffay, Nicasio Velez - Project: Downtown Distances & Taxi Hubs: Triangle Centers in Taxicab Geometry.
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Eric Bahuaud, Dr. Dylan Helliwell - Research Students: Anna Miller, Freddy Nungaray, Suki Shergill - Project: A Closer Look at Taxicab Geometry: The Parallelogram Law, Conics Sections & Apollonian Sets.
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Tyler Ball, Dr. Tom Edgar - Research Students: Joanne Beckford, Paul Dalenberg, Tina Rajabi - Project: The Combinatorics of Factorial Base Representation.
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Tyler Ball, Dr. Tom Edgar - Research Students: Rachel Chaiser, Dean Dustin, Paul Lagarde - Project: The Combinatorics of Zeckendorf Representations.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Klee - Research Students: Jackson Evoniuk, Van Magnan - Project: Enumeration of Minimal Length Lattice Walks.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leanne Robertson - Research Students: Elsa Magness, Brian Nugent - Project: Gaussian Lines: Primes & Prime Graphs.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Josh Hamel - Research Students: Andrew Carducci, John Reinke - Project: 3D Printing Research.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yen-Lin Han - Research Student: Bradley Chew - Project: Microfluidics.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yen-Lin Han - Research Student: Oleksiy Khomenko - Project: First-Principles MD Modeling.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Shields - Research Student: Marcus Reyes - Project: Fabrication of Wind Turbine Test Stand.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frank Shih - Research Student: Nathan Yasuda - Project: Advanced Materials Science Research.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Teodora Shuman - Research Students: Peter Griff, Levon Markossian, Jason Zhou - Project: Rapid Continuous Separation Device.

PHYSICS

  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Alberg - Research Student: Ethan Hunt - Project: Probing the Depths of the Proton Sea.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Fontana - Research Student: Katherine Cox - Project: Investigation of the Optical Properties of a New Kind of Lens.
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joanne Hughes-Clark - Research Student: Eileen Flesher - Project: Building Blocks of the Milky Way: Imaging Star Clusters & Dwarf Galaxies from Apache Point Observatory.

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