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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Abstracts

Advisor Title Author Major College
Dr. Anthony Studer Genetic, molecular and physiological characterization of leaf area mutants for enhanced water-use efficiency in Zea mays L Bryan Pérez-Santiago Biological Sciences University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla
Dr. Andrew Smith Single-cell, single-molecule quantification of TNF-α using quantum dots Prerana Jaikumar Biomedical Engineering Case Western University
Dr. Luc Paquette Studying the Accuracy of Momentary Time Sampling for Observation of Affect in Classrooms Emily Buettner Computer Science University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr. Robin Jarrett “I write my letters at school, so I’m ready, right?”: Low-income Latino children’s transition from Head Start to kindergarten Zahera Ali Interdisciplinary Health Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Lissette Piedra The influence of exercise on physical performance in older Hispanic/Latino adults: the “¡Caminemos!” study Stephanie Lopez Psychology Ripon College
Dr. David Wilson Gentrification in Humboldt Park: Chicago’s Colonization of a Puerto Rican Community Randy Santiago English Cornell College
Dr. Taher Saif Improving Force Generation of In Vitro Skeletal Muscle Tissue Models Oluwasanmi Ariyo Biomedical Engineering Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Kaiyu Guan Fusing multiple data sources to obtain temporally and spatially accurate Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF) Product Nishant Maniam Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Karen Tabb Dina Depressive Symptoms among Low-Income Pregnant Adolescents and Implications for the School Social Work Nancy Perez-Flores Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Hyunjoon Kong Liver Organoid Assembly for Toxicity Assessment of Silver Nanoparticles Miya Bidon Chemical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Gabriel Popescu Quantifying Uterine Collagen Properties Using Spatial Light Interference Microscopy Melissa Santi Biomedical Engineering University of Rhode Island
Dr. Nicole Cooke Sci-Tech Academic Librarians in the 21st Century: Are Non-Science Backgrounds Enough? Melanie Nernberg Sociology and Global Studies Sonoma State University
Dr. John Polk Validation of a Low Cost, Wearable, Inertial Sensor-based Motion Capture System Marisol Guzman Engineering Harvey Mudd College
Dr. Amit Kramer Age Diversity in the Era of Digital Communications: How Does Integrating Digital Communications in the Workplace Affect Intergenerational Tensions? Madeline Sy English Scripps College
Dr. Stafford Hood Hidden Leaks in the Leaking STEM Pipeline: Retention within First-Generation Latinx Students in Baccalaureate STEM Programs at Predominately White Institutions Kevin Kandamby Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies / Mathematics Pitzer College
Dr. Lori Raetzman Identifying the Underlying Mechanism of BPA down regulation of Pomc gene expression in mice John de Graft-Johnson Chemical Engineering University of Maryland Baltimore County
Dr. Mary Arends-Kuenning The Impact of NAFTA in the Mexican Auto Industry: A Literature Review Jesus Tapia Latin American Studies Pomona College
Dr. Romana Nowak The effects of environmental toxicants on early embryonic development in mice Jaylen Parks Animal Sciences Tuskegee Universiy
Dr. Michael Insana Using Ultrasound Doppler modalities for more accurate and precise Blood Flow Imaging Janee Phillips Bioengineering North Carolina A&T State University
Dr. Aditi Das Metabolism of Endocannabinoids by CYP2D6, the primary brain cytochrome P450 Hector Rosa Lopez Neuroscience Universidad del Este
Dr. Daniel Katz Author Demographics and the Availability of Source Code Geraldine Padilla-Sainez Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Kathryn Huff Multiphysics Analysis of Molten Salt Reactor Transients Gavin Ridley Nuclear Engineering University of Tennessee
Dr. Yvonne Redman Contemporary Commercial Music: The Voice of Social Justice in Musical Theater Emily Hynes Vocal Performance St. Olaf College
Dr. Luis Rodriguez Parameterizing farmer tweets to predict seasonal corn-planting activity Chelsea Peterson Environmental Engineering Cornell University
Dr. Rohit Bhargava Characterization of Biocompatible Scaffolds for Modeling Tumor Microenvironments Carolyna Quiles Engineering University of Virginia
Dr. Gabriel Popescu Methods for Measuring Dry Mass Change in Time-Lapse Gradient Light Interference Microscopy Brittani Carroll Electrical Engineering and Mathematics University of Evansville
Dr. Volodymyr Kindratenko Evaluating Application Suitability for a Novel Migratory Near Memory Processing Architecture Amy Wang Computer Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. David Flaherty Research Proposal Part I: Periodic Trends in the Oxidative Desulfurization of Thiophenes over Group IV and V Framework Substituted Zeolite Catalysts Ami Patel Chemical Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Ruby Mendenhall “A piece of me is missing” The Experiences of African American Women Who Have Lost a Child to Gun Violence Allegra Wyatt Psychology Macalester College
Dr. Rashid Bashir Validation of Transfected C2C12 Murine Myoblast Cells with Chrimson Channelrhodopsin Alexa Avecilla Biomedical Engineering University of Florida
Dr. Daniel Katz Replication of Results Using Code from Published Physics Research Alex Dickinson Computer Science University of California Irvine
Dr. David Flaherty Effects of Hydrophobicity of Group IV and V Framework-Substituted Zeolite Catalysts on Rates and Selectivities for Olefin Epoxidation Alayna Johnson Physics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Andrew Ferguson Materials Discovery Through Supervised Machine Learning on Optical Properties Aditi Munshi Computer Science Grinnell College
Dr. Nenad Miljkovic Active Jumping Droplet Vapor Chambers for High Heat Flux Cooling Adam Castaneda Mechanical Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign