Students Receive Summer Research Fellowships

    Eleven University of Scranton undergraduate students were awarded President’s Fellowships for Summer Research for 2019.
    August 27, 2019

    The University of Scranton granted 11 undergraduate students President’s Fellowships for Summer Research in 2019. The fellowships, administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, offer each student the chance to partner with a faculty mentor to complete a research project during the summer. Each project was proposed and designed by the student and their faculty mentor.

    The following is a list of the students who were awarded 2019 summer research fellowships, their projects and faculty mentors.

    Tate Ackerman of Endicott, New York, researched “A population study of the bats present in Lackawanna State Park using acoustic monitoring techniques” with Gary Kwiecinski, Ph.D., professor of biology.

    Michael Diana of Somerset, New Jersey, researched “Exploring the cognitive ripple effect” with Jessica Nolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology.

    Joseph Fose of Tonawanda, New York, researched “Copper Catalyzed Heterocycle Synthesis” with Michael Fennie, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry.

    Amy Kaiser, Downingtown, researched “Investigating the lived experience of caregivers of children with chronic diseases: Implications for holistic nursing care” with Catherine Lovecchio, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Nursing Department.

    Hailey Kindt, Easton, researched “The Effect of Phenoloxidase During an Immune Challenge After Endosymbiont-Depletion in Camponotus floridanus” with Marc Seid, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.

    Abbey Murphy, Mountain Top, researched “Edit Stein, Medieval Philosophy, and the Self” with Andrew LaZella, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy.

    Kristina Reid, Robbinsville, New Jersey, researched “Protein Thiol Redox in Human Pancreatic Cancer” with Tim Foley, Ph.D., professor of chemistry.

    Minahil Sami, Jessup, researched “Immunological Priming for Bacterial Strain Specific Effects in Ants” with Marc Seid, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.

    Nicole Schaeffer, Easton, researched “A Family Story of AIDS: Putting a Face on a Modern Pandemic in America” with David Dzurec, Ph.D., professor and chair of the History Department.

    Maaz Siddiqui, South Abington Township, researched “The evolutionary effect of stamen dimorphism in pollination in Raphanus raphanistrum (wild radish) flowers” with Anne Royer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.

    Jake Ziede, Massapequa Park, New York, researched “Perception of Major/Minor Keys Moderated by Directionality of Pitch” with Bryan Burnham, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology.

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