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Students Named 2013 University Fellows

Fifty-three students have been selected as 2013 St. Lawrence University Fellows for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a faculty partner.

This is the fourteenth year of the program. The 2013 University Fellows, with their project titles and faculty partners' names, are below.

Katherine Abramski '14; Oswego, N.Y., mathematics major
Improving the Statistical Method for Classifying Geomagnetic Storms
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Chapman
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship and Jack and Sylvia Burry University Fellowship

Katelyn Almon '14; Kent, Wash., biology major
Pet Interactions and Academic Performance in Undergraduate College Students
Faculty Mentor: Serge Onyper
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Victoria Bean '14; Exeter, N.H., English and environmental studies major
William Faulkner: An Ecologically Conscious Author
Faculty Mentor: Paul Graham
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Hunter Berrus '15; Lowville, N.Y., biochemistry major
14-3-3 Protein Binding in Yeast to Inverted Repeat Sequences Present in the NSA2 Promoter
Faculty Mentor: Emily Dixon
Named Fellowship(s): Christ Koski '79 Honorary University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Emma Berry '14; New Hampton, N.H., history major
Practicing Public History: "Women Together: The Journal of North Country Women"
Faculty Mentor: Judith DeGroat
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Divyajyoti Biswal '15; Nepean, Ontario, biology major
The Effects of Rapamycin on Yeast Cells: The Importance of Rpd3, a Histone Deacetylase on Snf2
Faculty Mentor: Emily Dixon
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Emily Bradshaw '14; Potsdam, N.Y., biology major
Nearest Neighbor Analysis of Moss Dispersal in a Mixed Hardwood Forest
Faculty Mentor: Karl McKnight
Named Fellowship(s): Donald K. Rose University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Holly Brown '14; Boxford, Mass., English major
Poetry and Place: A Visual Anthology of Adirondack Poetry
Faculty Mentors: Sarah Barber and Mark McMurray
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Ethan Buhl '14; Greene, N.Y., government major
Comparing the Rural Healthcare Systems of Leeds Grenville County in Canada and St. Lawrence County in the United States
Faculty Mentor: Alan Draper
Named Fellowship(s): Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Jamie Caroccio '14; East Elmhurst, N.Y., English major
Finding Smel & Identity Though the Exploration of English and Spanish Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Essay Writing
Faculty Mentors: Sarah Barber and Marina Llorente
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship and Barbara Z. Harper '58 University Fellowship

Andrew Chan '14; Niskayuna, N.Y., economics major
Untraditional Monetary Policy: Inflation and Financial Market Performance
Faculty Mentor: Keith Evans
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Kathryn Christensen '14; Syracuse, N.Y., economics major
Predicting the Lifetime of Plutonium Fuel Cells for the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Terry Cox '14; Bronx, N.Y., geology major
Geological and Weather-Related Controls on Windthrow of White Pine (Pinus Strobus), Allens Falls, Adirondacks, NY
Faculty Mentor: Alexander Stewart
Named Fellowship(s): Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Taylor Davis '14; Russell, N.Y., neuroscience major
Determining the Effects of Doxycycline as a Broad Spectrum Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitor on Development of the Enteric Nervous System in the Frog, Xenopus laevis, during Metamorphosis
Faculty Mentor: Alex Schreiber
Named Fellowship(s): Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Tiara Davis '14; Houston, Texas, performance and communication arts major
Don't Tell Me to Relax: The Natural Hair Movement
Faculty Mentor: Martha Chew Sanchez
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Nicholas DeSantis '15; Belchertown, Mass., philosophy major
Citizens United and the Search for Truth: A Legal Analysis
Faculty Mentor: Fred Exoo
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Natalie Dignam '15; Cohasset, Mass., English major
The Story Cycle: Experimentation in Character Development
Faculty Mentor: Paul Graham
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Philip Duggan '15; Amherst, N.Y., history major
Qui Possede Beyrouth? French Perspectives of the Conflict in Lebanon, 1982-1984
Faculty Mentor: Howard Eissenstat
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Spencer Fausel '14; Scarsdale, N.Y., history major
Tariq Ramadan: Building Bridges Between Islam and the West
Faculty Mentor: Howard Eissenstat
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Brett Ford '14; Madison, N.Y., biology major
Population Genetic Structure of the North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) in Northern New York
Faculty Mentor: Erika Barthelmess
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Zachary French '14; Syracuse, N.Y., biology major
The Potential Synergistic Effects of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles and EGCG on Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Development
Faculty Mentor: Karin Heckman
Named Fellowship(s): Lorna A Ness University Fellowships and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Alexander Gladwin '14; Plattsburgh, N.Y., English major
A Dimension of Morality: The Twilight Zone as the Cold War Era Fairy Tale
Faculty Mentor: Peter Bailey
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Michelle Goldberg '14; Short Hills, N.J., geology major
Carbonite Sediment Production in Discovery Bay, Jamaica
Faculty Mentor: Antun Husinec
Named Fellowship(s): Dr. J. Mark Erickson Geology University Fellowship

Katie Greene '14; Essex Junction, Vt., history major
Vigilantism or Marginalized Citizenship: Youth and Generational Conflict in Kenya
Faculty Mentor: Matt Carotenuto and Rosa Williams
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Michael Harris '14; East Falmouth, Mass., biology major
Ecophenotypic Variation Displayed in Crepidula Fornicata Shell Morphology
Faculty Mentor: John Huntley
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Charlotte Herbert '15; Plainfield, N.H., conservation biology major
Ethology of Proctacanthus Milbertii (Diptera: Asilidae) in St. Lawrence County
Faculty Mentor: Karl McKnight
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Stephanie Jones '14; Freeport, N.Y., philosophy major
Do Social Services Provide True Justice for Families?
Faculty Mentor: Karen O'Neil
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Omaru Kabia '14; Staten Island, N.Y., chemistry major
Nepetalactone as Chiral Pool Syntheitic Building Block
Faculty Mentor: Larry French
Named Fellowship(s): Ferguson Family University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Nate Kaufman '14; Baltimore, Md., biology major
Diversity and Distribution of Archaeal and Bacterial Ammonia Oxidizers in Natural and Man-Made Aquatic Systems
Faculty Mentor: Lorraine Olendzenski
Named Fellowship(s): Walter Baumhoff University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Bryn Keenhold '14; Braintree, Vt., geology major
Reconstructing Storminess: Mire-core Analyses, Adirondacks, New York
Faculty Mentor: Alexander Stewart
Named Fellowship(s): Dr. J. Mark Erickson Geology University Fellowship

Rachael Kenney '14; Chestertown, N.Y., chemistry major
The Deterimnation of Nogalamycin's Binding Mechanism to DNA Using Thermodynamic and Kinetic Characterizations
Faculty Mentor: Samantha Glazier
Named Fellowship(s): Robert L. Stiles P'71 University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Sarah Koallick '14; Stratham, N.H., computer science major
Integrating Software Tools for Experimental Designs with Pareto Fronts
Faculty Mentor: Ed Harcourt
Named Fellowship(s): Phelps Family University Fellowship

Taylor Koch '14; West Winfield, N.Y., philosophy major
"Kitchen Knives, Xboxes and Tanning Beds" A Philosophical Examination of Normative Assumptions' Influences on the Public Sphere: Featuring a Theoretical Comparison Between Scandinavian and American Prisons
Faculty Mentor: Samantha Glazier
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Abby Korn '14; Oxford, Maine, biology major
The Effects of Manure on Soil Bacteria's Resistance to Antibiotics
Faculty Mentor: Lorraine Olendzenski
Named Fellowship(s): Katy MacKay University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Chelsey Legacy '14; Burke, N.Y., mathematics major
Evaluating Recently Developed Plutonium Management Models for Use by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to Monitor the Stockpile
Faculty Mentor: Ivan Ramler
Named Fellowship(s): Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Jennifer Liano '14; Rochester, N.Y., biology major
Does Doxycycline Inhibit Metamorphosis of Xenopus by Interfering with the Process of Translation?
Faculty Mentor: Mike Temkin
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Sarah Marye '15; Whitney Point, N.Y., multi-language major
Opposing Identities: Sephardic Speakers of an Endangered Language in the United States and Spain
Faculty Mentor: Adam Harr
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Elizabeth Mauch '14; Massena, N.Y., biology major
Does the Herbicide, Atrazine, Suppress the Vertebrate Immune System Through the Estrogen Hormone Signaling Pathway?
Faculty Mentor: Alex Schreiber
Named Fellowship(s): Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Greg McDonald '14; North Syracuse, N.Y., chemistry major
Electrochemical Peroxidation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastestreams Using Fenton's Reagent
Faculty Mentor: Matthew Skeels
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Emily Metzger '15; West Falls, N.Y., chemistry major
The Incorporation of Guided Inquiry and Open Inquiry in the Chemistry Laboratory Setting to Increase the Efficiency of Learning
Faculty Mentor: Stacy Vassar
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Erik Miller '14; Deansboro, N.Y., art major
Graphic Prose and Stylistic Interpretation: Exploring the Influence of Art on the Interpretation of Comic Narrative
Faculty Mentor: Sid Sondergard
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Penelope Pease '14; Westwood, Mass., chemistry major
Exploration of Isolated Umbellulone and Its Reaction Products by Nucleophilic Addition
Faculty Mentor: Larry French
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Nicole Potter '15; Canton, N.Y., English major
Fables: A Transformation of the Sexuality and Gender Roles of Fairy Tale Women
Faculty Mentor: Caroline Breashears
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Ross Robinson '14; Redwood, N.Y., neuroscience major
Assessing the Effectiveness of Subcutaneous Administration of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis
Faculty Mentor: Bill DeCoteau
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Joelle Rosso '14; Buffalo, N.Y., history major
The Political Effects and Social Impact of the Cold War on the Sport of Ice Hockey from 1945-1991
Faculty Mentor: Liz Regosin
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Madison Schoeberlein '15; Bloomfield, N.Y., art major
Street Art in the 21st Century
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Tedford
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Saddie Serviss '14; Gouverneur, N.Y., environmental studies-geology major
The Dendrochronology of Pinus Strobus, Crooked Lake, Adirondacks, N.Y.: Chronology Development and Climate Response
Faculty Mentor: Alexander Stewart
Named Fellowship(s): Piskor Family University Fellowship

Laura St. Andrews '14; Queensbury, N.Y., environmental studies-government major
The Effects of Climate Change on the Hunting Cultures of Two Alaskan Villages
Faculty Mentor: Jon Rosales
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Margaret Sullivan '15; Milton, Vt., English major
Humans of SLU: A Visual Ethnography of St. Lawrence University's Community
Faculty Mentor: Jill Talbot
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Martha Wasserbauer '14; Livonia, N.Y., biology major
Do Custom-Synthesized Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Reduce Oxidative Stress in the Nematode Caenordhabditis elegans?
Faculty Mentor: Ana Estevez
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship and Kathryn Fraser Mackay University Fellowship

Peter Weatherill '14; Concord, N.H., neuroscience major
Investigation of Verbal Overshadowing in Olfactory Memory
Faculty Mentor: David Hornung
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Lindsey Wyatt '14; Jericho, Vt., neuroscience major
Therapeutic Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis with Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles: Protein Corona Identification
Faculty Mentor: Joe Erlichman
Named Fellowship(s): Eric S. Smith '30 University Fellowship

Ye (Amy) Yao '15; Niskayuna, N.Y., biology major
Changes in Lung Surfactant Protein Concentration of Xenopus Laevis Larvae During Spontaneous Metamorphosis
Faculty Mentor: Mike Temkin
Named Fellowship(s): Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship