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2011 Research Fellowships

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Participants 2011

 

Title of Surf Project

Faculty/Student Name

Major (Student)

1

Mortality and acute stress
effects of recreational catch and
release angling on summer
flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)
in Long Island Sound


Student: Patrick Vogt
Faculty: John Kelly

 

Marine Biology

       

2

 Synthesis and evaluation of new
organic donor-acceptor molecules as
sensitizer dyes in dye-sensitized solar cell

Student: Gerald McDoom
Faculty: Pier F. Cirillo

 Chemical
Engineering

       

3

 Summer Research
in High-Performance
Computing
(HPC)

 Student: Tristan Cowan
Faculty: Christopher Martinez

Mechanical
and
Electric Engineering

       

4

 Interactions between invasive
shore crabs, Hemigrapsus
sanguineus and blue crabs,
Callinectes sapidus, and implications
for nearshore ecology
 
Student: Michael G. Smircich
Faculty: Roman Zajac
 

Marine Biology
       

5

 Investigation of how changes
in vegetation  patches, caused by
sea level rise, is  causing decreases in
populations of Melampus bidentatus.

 Student: Erin Kelly
Faculty: Roman Zajac
Marine Biology
and
Environmental Science 
       

6

Optimizing Retrieval Techniques for
DNA Extractions in Trace Evidence
 Student: Dominique Stasulli
Faculty: Michael Adamowicz
 Forensic Science
and Biology
       

7

 Optimizing Retrieval Techniques
for DNA Extractions in
Trace Evidence
 Student: Emily Sobestanovich
Faculty: Michael Adamowicz
 Forensic Science
and Biology
       

8

 Use of Ink Jet Printing to
Make Fingerprint Standards
 Student: Amanda DeBiase
Faculty: Howard Harris
 Forensic Science
 and Chemistry
       

9

 Amplification of Homochirality in
Prebiotic Chemical Systems:
Computational Models
of Thermal Cycling
 Student: Jaclyn M. Kubala
Faculty: Pauline Schwartz
and Carl Barratt
 Forensic Science 
       

10

 Amplification of Homochirality in
Prebiotic Chemical Systems: Computational
Models of Thermal Cycling
Student: Brandy N. Morneau
Faculty: Pauline Schwartz
and Carl Barratt
 Forensic Science
and Biology
(Pre-med)
       

11

 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Model of NASA’s Space Vehicles
Student: Jane Schwab
Faculty: Maria Carnasciali
Mechanical
Engineering
       

12

 Integration of System
Engineering Tools that Support
Design and Development Activities
Student: Adam Sipperly
Faculty: Maria Carnasciali
  System Engineering
(Note: Amy Thompson resigned)
       

13

 Studies towards Synthesis of
1-Aza-Heterobicyclic Compounds
via the borrowing
Hydrogen Methodology

 Student: Lucia Moreno
Faculty: Pier F. Cirillo

Forensic Science
and Chemistry
       

14

 Don’t let the bed bugs bite:
An analysis of proactive pest
control practices in the lodging industry
 Student: Laura McLoughlin
Faculty: Juline Mills
Hotel And
Restaurant Management
       

15

 The effects of water pH on
growth of juvenile bay scallop,
Argopecten irradians
 Hotel And
Restaurant Management
 
Marine Biology
       

16

 The effects of temperature on
respiration and the resting metabolic
rate of Atlantic horseshoe crab
(Limulus polyphemus)
 Student: Amy Havens
Faculty: Carmela Cuomo
 Marine Biology
       

17

 The Implications of Totalitarian
Thought in Zamyatin’s We
 Student: Alice Aleksandrovich
Faculty: Margaret F. Savilonis
English Literature
and
Political Science
       

18

 What is the impact of inward
foreign direct investment flows
on host country entrepreneurship?
 Student: Nolan Franklin Epperson
Faculty: Nadia Doytch
Management
       

19

 Determining the Present
Rangeof Styela clsva along
the Northshore of LIS
 Student: Kathleen Sandin
Faculty: Carmela Cuomo
 Marine Biology
And Environmental Sciences
       

20

 Induction of the stress protein
Hsp70 in Long Island Sound derived  shrimp following temperature,
oxygen and pH challenge
 Student: Kristine Olli
Faculty: Rosemary Whelan
Marine Biology
And
Chemistry