Spring 2020 Research Awards

This past spring semester, a number of honors students received funding for their research and creative projects. Twenty six students received funding through the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects (SOURCE), while 20 students were recipients of Honors awards to fund their thesis research and creative projects. The Honors awards included 17 Crown awards, 2 Lynne Parker awards and one Marcus Wise award.

Crown Awards

Katelyn Bajorek       

College of Arts & Sciences/Maxwell School

Major: Anthropology/History

Advisors: Prof. Shannon Novak

Project Title: Bioarcheology of Transylvania

Alana Barker

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Major: Stage Management

Advisor: Prof. Joseph Whelan                           

Project Title: Sound and Scenic Design of an Edinburgh Festival Fringe Dramatic Performance          

Jackson Calhoun

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Biochemistry

Advisor: Prof. James Hougland         

Project Title: Chemoproteomic and inhibition investigations of ghrelin O-acyltransferase      

Kailee Coonan

FALK College of Sports & Human Dynamics

Major: Health & Exercise Science    

Advisor: Prof. Kevin Heffernan        

Project Title: Association Between Exercise-Induced Broncho-Constriction and Cardiovascular Disease in Active Individuals.           

Carly Francesconi

Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major: Advertising

Advisor: Keith Giglio

Project Title: POTS TED Talk

Scott Greenblatt

Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major: Television, Radio & Film

Advisor: Prof. Patrick MacDougall

Project Title: From Idea to iTunes: the interdisciplinary process of writing, recording and distributing an album as an independent artist      

Harrison Higgins

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. Nancy Totah

Project Title: Alkylation of Cyclic Enol Ethers with Trichloroacetimidates

Robert Martino        

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Biology

Advisor: Prof. Davoud Mozhdehi

Project Title: Exploring Myristic Acid Modified Resilin-Inspired Polypeptide as Thermally Stable Drug Delivery Platforms  

Timothy Maynard

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Biochemistry/Neuroscience

Advisor: Prof. Davoud Mozhdehi     

Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of ELP-Abiraterone           

Lauren Miller

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major: Photography

Advisor: Prof. Amy Toensing

Project Title: Contraception’s Impact on Young Guatemalan Women’s Identity, Womanhood and Life

Trevor Rittman

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major: Television, Radio & Film

Advisor: Prof. Michael Schoonmaker

Project Title: A Bridge Across the Atlantic   

Ivan Sarbinov

College of Engineering & Compute Science

Major: Chemical Engineering

Advisor: Prof. Shikha Nangia

Project Title: Confinement of wet ionic liquids in nanoporous host frameworks        

Eric Storms

Whitman School of Management/S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Major: Marketing Management/Advertising

Advisor: Prof. Liangbin Yang

Project Title: A High School Novel Like No Other

Alexander Tsemberis

School of Information Studies/Maxwell School

Major: Information Management & Technology/History

Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Gonda

Project Title: Race and Sport at SU  

Kailee Vick

College of Arts & Sciences/Maxwell School

Major: International Relations

Advisor: Prof. Glyn Morgan

Project Title: Comparing the Rise of National Populism in Poland and German

Katherine Villarin

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Psychology/Neuroscience

Advisor: Prof. Lynn Lohnas

Project Title: Understanding the Testing Effect in Human Memory Using Word Retrieval         

Matthew Walsh

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Biology/Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. Olga Makhlynets

Project Title: Rational Design of a CO2 Hydration Catalyst

Lynne Parker Awards

Yasmine Chahine

College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Biology

Advisor: Prof. Katharine Lewis

Project Title: The Function of Hmx3a in Spinal Cord Developmen

Simran Mirchandani

College of Arts & Sciences/Maxwell School

Major: Biochemistry/Economics

Advisor: Prof. Ramesh Raina

Project Title: Role of Jumonji-domain containing Protein JMJ 7 and JMJ 27 in Regulating Systemic Acquired Resistance Memory in Arabidopsis thaliana

Marcus-Wise 50 Year Friendship Award

Julia Catalano

College of Visual Performing Arts

Major: Drama – Theatre Management

Advisor: Stephanie Shirilan   Project Title: Shakespeare on the Quad: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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