The Summer Fellows program at Ursinus College allows sophomores or juniors to pursue an independent scholarly project under the close tutelage of a faculty mentor during an eight week period. Projects can be undertaken as independent research or a creative or artistic endeavor. All Fellows present their research during the last week of the program.

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Submissions from 2020

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Investigating Interactions Between Proteins PAM-1 and WEE-1.3 in Regulating the Cell Cycle in Caenorhabditis elegans, Nareen Babaian

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Transport of Neurotransmitters Through Carbon Nanotubes, David Baird

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(Fun)ction: Developing Games From A Narrative Standpoint, Julian Barocas

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What Makes a Mad Genius? The Sociopolitical Role of the Mad Genius Label in United States Early Modern Dance, Erica Best

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Modulation of Microglial Phagocytic Activity and Cytoskeletal Proteins Through HIV-1 Tat Induced Neuroinflammation, Courtney Burns

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Investigating Lunar Cratering in the Tycho Region, Jason Cayetano

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The Experiences of Latino Immigrants in the United States, Ashly Chavez

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Representation and Gatekeeping in Patient Advocacy Organizations, Kyra Clark

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Computational and Literature Analysis of Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Fluorophores Containing Nitrogen Donors, Paige D'Elia

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Haitian Cinema: A Stylistic Analysis & Call for Action and Inclusion, Shelsea Deravil

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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Axon Guidance in the Developing Brain: A Review of the Corpus Callosum, Kevyn Dewees

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The Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on Hippocampal Mossy Fiber Axon Guidance: A Review, Deborah Diaz

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Hoop Dreams: An Empirical Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Professional Basketball, Hailey DiCicco

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Talking About Race in the College Classroom: An Analysis of Facework, Katelyn Doherty

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The Verge of Renaissance: A Fantasy Novella, Samuel Ernst

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Can a Politician's Platform Understand Systemic Racism in 280 Characters ... or Less?, Maggie Frymoyer

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Database of Ursinus Timelines Related to the Crusades, Matthew Furgele

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Tools for Change: Theatre for Social Justice in Communities of Marginalized Youth, Myla Haan

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Spinal Cord Regeneration: Investigating the Presence of Microglia and their Morphology, James Haasis

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Many Body Localization with Rydberg Atoms, Alicia Handian

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Electrochemical Properties of de novo Designed Due Ferri Single Chain Proteins Using Cyclic Voltammetry, Alana Huynh

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The Personification of the Perfect Citizen: The English Political Cartoon, Colonial Anxiety, and Identity During the American Revolution, Sarah Johns

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Refugees and Human Rights in French-Speaking Europe, Jacob Kang

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Exercise Training Rescues Impaired Exercise Capacity in Mice with Systemic Deletion of Acetyl CoA Carboxylase 2 (ACC2), Katherine Kurzinsky

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Investigating Lunar Secondary Cratering in the Tycho and Copernicus Regions, Sarah Marchione

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A Review on Altered Axon Guidance in the Cerebellum due to Prenatal Ethanol Exposure, Erin Mathews

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"Anthropo-Dreams" – Ecopoems, Adam Mlodzinski

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Single-Neutron Transfer to 50Ti, Jessica Nebel-Crosson

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How True is Causal Closure?, Paul Ravelli

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Fake Views? Whether, When and Why Conservative Students Express Authentic Political Views on Campus, Kathleen Saddler

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Rancière’s Equality and James’s Pragmatism: Renewing Our Democratic Republic Through a Revised View of Intelligence, Matthew Schmitz

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The Effects of the Ketogenic Diet on Oxidative Stress in Heart, Liver, and Muscle: A Review of Literature, Brooke Segich

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Combating Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli with Carbon Nanomaterials, Alix Segil and Regan Newman

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Variations in Slow-Wave EEG and Working Memory Deficits During Letter Number Sequencing Task Post-Concussion, Morgan Sotoloff

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Computational and Literature Analysis of Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Fluorophores Containing O/S/Se-Based Donors, Alyssa St. Jean

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Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black Americans with Diabetes, Ted Studt

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Geometry Aided Sonification, Michael Tecce

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Analysis of Genetic Differences Between Yeast Strains S288C and W303 Which May Lead to [PSI+] Dependent Phenotypes, Danielle Terrenzio

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The Breath of Life: Japanese Poetry & the Four Essential Questions, Amanda Weber

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Health is Wealth: The Correlation of Wellness Programs & Productivity in Canada and the U.S., Madeline Wert

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The Black Aesthetic: Re-Directing the Gaze of the Culture to the Screen, Zainab Williams

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Oppression or Occupation: An International Analysis of Sex Work and Sex Trafficking, Carver Wolfe

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Amphiphilic Oligonucleotide Nanostructures for Drug Delivery and Therapeutic Applications, Jesse Wun and Kailey Martin

Submissions from 2019

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Considering Consent: A Philosophy of One Word's Impact, Kiley Addis

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Towards the Rational Design of Photoinduced Electron Transfer (PET)-Based Fluorescent Probes, Matthew Balestriere

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Increased Attentional Deficits in Males Post-Concussion, Dominique Ballinger and Shannon Kiss

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To Be Dee-Termined, Dee Barlee

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The Effects of Neuroinflammation on the Phagocytic Activity of Microglial Cells, Nyrobi Barnes

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Interpreting the Ursinus Food Forest: Visualizing, Designing, and Realizing Signage at the Whittaker Environmental Research Station (WERS), Sarah Becker

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Differences in Glucose Uptake by [psi-] and [PSI+] Cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Samantha Beck

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The Connection Between Cytoskeletal Proteins and pam-1 Mutants, AJ Belville

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Stabilizing Micelles via Nucleic Acid Conjugation, Emily Bender

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Manipulating Atoms, Real and Simulated, With Software, Sean Bennett

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Exploring the Effects of Neuroinflammation on Microglial Cytoskeletal Proteins, Kelsey Blake

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Becoming a Superpower: China’s Rise and the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America, Garrett Bullock

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Nuclease Activity of Zinc DFsc Proteins, Brendan Cherrey

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Effects of Social Media on Self-Image of Emerging Adults, Floyd M. Curry Jr.

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Decision-making, Beliefs, and Personality, Nicole Dalasio

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Increasing Agricultural Soil Health Through Crop Diversity, Sabrina Doherty

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Simulating Interactions of Rydberg Atoms, Evan Dryfoos

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Does Using wee-1.3 as a Secondary Suppressor Restore Wildtype Timing of Meiosis and Oocyte Maturation in pam-1 C. elegans Mutants?, Caprice Eisele

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Micelle Stabilization for Controlled Drug Release via Modification of Lipid Tail Length and Nucleic Acid Conjugation, Emily Franz

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Revisiting Gregg v. Georgia: Racial Bias and the Legality of the Death Penalty, Joseph Heasley

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Radial Glia’s Changes in GFAP Expression in Axolotl Spinal Cord Regeneration, Karen Herrera

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Identity and Memory, Ryley Hinton

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How Pennsylvanians Define Environmental Justice, Kayla Hofmann

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The Effects of Short-Term Fasting on Endurance Exercise Capacity in Mice, Lola Holcomb

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Merge Trees in Discrete Morse Theory, Benjamin Johnson

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Using Cysteine to Reversibly Attach Clarithromycin to Carbon Nanotubes, Broderick Johnson

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Getting to the ROOT of Climate Change: The Effects of Crop Diversity on Belowground Productivity, Matthew Kenwood

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Improving Simulations of the GRETINA Gamma-Ray Tracking Array, Esther Lawson-John

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When Nudge Becomes Shove: The Ethical Issue of Libertarian Paternalism, Sean Lewis

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Games: Glass and Materials Science to Engage Students, M. A. Liggett and Kateryna Swan

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Effects of the Amide Linker on the Smiles Rearrangement of Coumarin Fluorophores, Daniel Lippe

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UC Math Remediation, Joseph Lyons

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Morphology of Radial Glial in Ependymal Layer With Ambystoma mexicanum, Justin Martinez

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Differences in Endothelial Permeability Following Injection of 25 Microliters of Barium Chloride vs. 10 Milligrams per Gram of Body Weight at the Tibialis Anterior Muscle of 4 and 12 Week-Old Mice, James McDaid

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Sex Comparison of Hsp70 Expression Post Skeletal Muscle Injury in Mice Following Thermotherapy, Emily Megill

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The Effects of High Fat Western Diet on Cardiac Functioning and Exacerbation of Pregnancy, Jacob Menzer

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Single-Neutron States in Titanium Isotopes, Jessica Nebel-Crosson

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The Characterization of Zn Hydrolase Using De Novo Due Ferri Single Chain (DFsc) Proteins, Joseph Pantel

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Small Lunar Crater Ray Geometry and Target Topography, Janice Partee

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Peace, Love, and Politics: How Woodstock of 1969 Epitomized the Relationship Between Social Movements and Music, Jacklynn Ramsey

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The Effects of a High Fat Western Diet Along With Pregnancy on the Morphology and Contractile Function of the Heart, Vikki Rueda-Juarez

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An In Situ Hybridization Protocol to Determine Effects of Prenatal Alcohol on Corridor Cell Distribution, Avery Sicher

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Fill the Gap: Assessing Moral Permissibility of Rejections in Dental Practices, and Promoting Pro Bono Dental Work Through a Non-Profit Organization, Min Son

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Corridor Cell Count in Medial Ganglionic Eminence Unaltered by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Paige Springmann

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Density Dependence of Energy Exchanges Between Rydberg Atoms, Briana Strickland

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Dynamics and Localization of Cytoskeletal Genes in pam-1 Mutant C. elegans During Cytokinesis, Zoe Tesone

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Schizophrenia in Film: The Missing Narrative, Art Thomas

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The Effect of Antibiotic-Conjugated Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes on Enterococcus Resistant to Erythromycin and Clarithromycin, Miriam Thomas

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Bitter Bitches: Feminism, Theater, and Dark Comedy, Lauren Olivia Toscano

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Comparison of Endothelial Permeability at 48 Hours Post Skeletal Muscle Injury in Male and Female Mice at Various Ages, Sabrina Tusavitz

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Black Women’s Wellbeing: The Intersections of Race, Immigrant Status, and Mental Health Among African Diasporan Women in Houston, Texas, Sianneh Vesslee

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Power Structures Reimagined: Women's Roles in the Iroquois Confederacy in the 17th Century, Briana Voyton

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Queering the Bildungsroman in Yukio Mishima's "Confessions of a Mask" and Jean Genet's "The Thief's Journal", Daniel Walker

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Confronting Anxiety and Despair in Environmental Studies and Sciences: An Analysis and Guide for Students and Faculty, Richard L. Wallace, Jess Greenburg, and Susan G. Clark

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Investigating the Cellular Control and Biological Consequences of Prion Formation in Yeast, Richard Wike

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Matriarchs and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Apocrypha, Robert Wilf

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The Shape of You: Music's Impact on Identity, Codi Yhap