Seventeen students have been selected as University Fellows for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a faculty partner.

This is the second year of the program. The students, with their project titles and faculty partners' names, are:

  • Vivek Bachhawat '03, of Bangalore, India, "Computer-Aided Instruction Tools in Java for Different On-Campus Departments," with Brian Ladd, mathematics

  • Jasmine Benedict '01, of Rooseveltown, New York, "Kionhekwa: The Life-Givers (Corn, Beans, Squash, Strawberry and Tobacco) and Their Role in Akwesasne Agriculture, Past and Present," with Jon Parmenter, history

  • James Boschen '02, of Richmond, Virginia, "Designing and Printing a Poetical Chapbook on the St. Lawrence University Book Arts Press," with Mark McMurray, University archivist

  • Leah Brady '01, of Potsdam, New York, (Ness University Fellow) "Dual-Diagnosis Patients and the Importance of Psychiatric Consultation in Treatment," with Cathy Crosby-Currie, psychology

  • Jeramy Gee '01, of Newport, Washington, "The Status of Scientific Theories: Does Language Map Reality?," with Laura Rediehs, philosophy

  • Kyle Kennedy '01, of Gouverneur, New York, "Happiness as the Greatest End," with Baylor Johnson, philosophy

  • Kathleen Kivutha '02, of Saranac Lake, New York, "Characterization of the Feedback System of Response of a Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope," with Catherine Jahncke, physics

  • Sarah LaComb '02, of Norwood, New York, (Ness University Fellow) "The Jury Selection Process in a Rural, Low-Income Court: The Voir Dire Process and Jury Impartiality," with Cathy Crosby-Currie, psychology

  • Heather Marsh '03, of Portland, Oregon, (MacKay University Fellow) "The Cultural Fascination with the Serial Killer," with Steve Papson, sociology

  • Todd Matte '01, of Canton, New York, "Installation Art in Vietnam," with Cathy Tedford, director of the Brush Art Gallery

  • Leslie McCabe '02, of East Derry, New Hampshire, "St. Lawrence University: The Oldest Continuously Coeducational School in New York," with Karen Johnson, physics

  • Amanda Morrison '03, of Ogdensburg, New York, "John Steinbeck as a Symbol of American Conscience in the 20th Century," with Laura O'Shaughnessy, government

  • Rahab Mwangi '02, of Waukegan, Illinois, and Jacqueline Nyoro '03, of Nairobi, Kenya, "The Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on Behavioral and Population Ecology of Small Mammals," with Erika Barthelmess, biology

  • Kenneth Okoth '01, of Austria, "Exorcising the Ghosts of War and the Holocaust in German Literature (Post-WWII)," with Josef Glowa, modern languages and literatures

  • David Slay '01, of Stamford, Connecticut, "Examining History Through the Holocaust and the Holocaust Through History," with Judy DeGroat, history

  • Scott Spicer '01, of Colton, New York, (MacKay University Fellow) "The Effect of Water Solubility on Perceived Odorant Intensity," with David Hornung, biology

    Ness and MacKay University Fellows are supported by endowments created by St. Lawrence alumnae Lorna Ness '75 and Katy MacKay '70.

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