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.

Follow


Submissions from 2022

PDF

The Effect of the lz6 Suppressor on Polarity and Meiotic Cell Cycle Progression of Caenorhabditis elegans Puromycin-Sensitive Aminopeptidase (pam-1) Mutants, Brooke Adams

PDF

The Levant: France’s Colonial Crucible, Michael Adelson

File

The DOPE Distance is SIC: A Stable, Informative, and Computable Metric on Ordered Merge Trees, Jose Arbelo, Antonio Delgado, Charley Kirk, and Zach Schlamowitz

PDF

Analyzing the Breakdown of Cutin and PET via Thermophilic and Mesophilic Enrichment Cultures, Samantha Beckman

PDF

The Relationship Between pam-1 and wee-1.3(lz5) in Mitosis of C. elegans, Sarah Bell

PDF

Design and Synthesis of Small-molecule Inhibitors Using Reductive Amination, Hydrogenolysis, Vilsmeier-Haack Formylation, and Nucleophilic Substitution, Ethan Belville

PDF

Characterization of DFsc Phosphatase Activity, Alex Bender

PDF

Ethical Formation and Identity Development in Education: Expanding our "Horizons of Meaning" via the Hermeneutic Circle, Emily Benning

PDF

The Effect of pH on the Mobility of Acetylcholine Transport through Carbon Nanotubes, Harrison Bonanny and Aaliyah Russell

PDF

Combined Effects of Obesity and Pregnancy on Cardiac Function, Andrea Cando

PDF

Sexing the Stage: Designing Sets for Queer Plays, Elliot Cetinski

PDF

Effect of Fine Root Biomass on Carbon Mineralization in a Forage Diversity Agricultural System, Jeffrey Cocci

File

Thermal-niche Diversity of Predatory Arthropods, Rachel Conhoff and Rosella Cuomo

PDF

(De)Stabilization Effect of Juvenile Prey Cannibalism in a Stage Structured Model, Kasey Cooper, Ava Dreher, and Caroline McCrorey

PDF

Writing Resistance: Examining the Evolution of Feminist Ideology and Theory in Theatre Since the Second Wave, Olivia Cross

PDF

Strategic Imbalance: How the Consistent and Disproportionate Use of Black People for Medical Advancements Led to Modern Iatrodyspistia, Te-ojah Dennison-Morgan

PDF

Counting and Characterizing Lunar Craters, Annalyse Dickinson and Tyler Ways

PDF

Helen DeKroyft: A Case Study on the Importance of Intersectionality in Disability Studies and History, Lizzie Elliott

File

The Gaze Through Which You See: An Analysis of the Male and Female Gaze in 19th Century Literature, Olivia Fiorella

PDF

An Analysis of Decolonization Efforts in Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Cultural Revitalization, Sarah Fisher

PDF

Pride and Prejudice: A Modern, Queer Retelling for the Stage, Kate Isabel Foley

File

Exploring the Impact of Tree and Shrub Species on Soil Health at the Ursinus College Food Forest, Lexi Fowler

PDF

Combined Effects of Obesity and Pregnancy on Cardiac Function of C57BL/6 Female Mice, Alex Goldsby

PDF

Small Molecule Phosphatase Activity and Metal Binding Equivalencies of De Novo Due Ferri Single Chain Proteins, Avraham Goldschmidt

PDF

Nitrogen Mineralization in Soil is More Affected by White Clover Than the Relationships of Functional Diversity, Reese Goodlin

Link

The Cult of Domesticity Across Racial Lines in Literature, Morgan Grabowski

PDF

Synthesis, Suzuki Couplings, and Small-molecule Inhibitors, Patrick Gray

PDF

Resonant Energy Exchange in Ultracold Rydberg Atoms, Samantha Grubb and Alan Okinaka

PDF

The Colonization of Identity and Oral Culture Within the Leni Lenape, Emily Gurganus

PDF

Ghost Island: The Implications of Population Decline in Japan, Sasha Heasley

PDF

But it was in the Bible?: How Medieval Texts Foster Contemporary Antisemitism, Claire Hynes

PDF

Degradation of Cutin by Microbes Found In Compost, Rishabh Kancherla

PDF

Are Economic Outcomes Depressed When the Economic Agent is Depressed?, Elizabeth Kandler

PDF

Investigating Possible Roles and Interactions Between RAC and NAC in Protecting Against Different Types of Stress, Seongchan Kim

PDF

Here’s the Tea on TikTok: An Ethnographic Study of TikTok Subcommunities, Madison Kiss

Link

Automated Approaches to Bowhead Whale Identification, Kacey La and Sam Gregory

PDF

The Ainu, Meiji Era Politics, and Its Lasting Impacts: A Historical Analysis of Racialization, Colonization, and the Creation of State and Identity in Relation to Ainu-Japanese History, Bri Lambright

PDF

Direct Amination of Fluorescein Esters to Produce a Library of Novel Rhodols, Rebecca Lam

PDF

What is Fast Fashion?, Morgan Laster

PDF

Preservation of Chinese Culture: Women’s Choice of Marriage During the Mongol Rule, Hannah Nancy Lee

PDF

Designing for Yiddish Drama, Naomi Marin

PDF

A Silent Outrage: Black Youth, Anti-Blackness, and Mental Health in the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Destiny Miller

PDF

Diversity Casting Within Reality TV Competitions, Maximus Moore

PDF

Let the Monsters Out of the Closet: Overt Queer Depictions in Hollywood Horror Films, Miles D. Noecker

PDF

Creation and Characterization of Solution-Based Chalcogenide Thin Films Using As2S3 and As2Se3, Annabella Orsini

PDF

Automatic Data Aggregation to Assist in the Systematic Classification of Small Lunar Craters, Liam Powers

Link

2-Spirit/Indigiqueer Art History Guide, Liam Reilly

PDF

“Foxy Knoxy,” the “White Widow,” and Beyond: How Do Media Descriptions of Female Criminals Shape Our Understanding of the Unimaginable?, Natalie Rubinkam

File

A Memory of a Memory, Jessica Schnur

PDF

One-Pot Synthesis of Fluorescent Rhodols Through a Smiles Rearrangement, Julia Shoemaker

File

A Modern Day Pandemic, Holly Stang

PDF

Beyond Bones: Applying Bioactive Glasses to Long-Term Drug Delivery, Marie O. Sykes, Quentin D. Altemose, and Rashi Sharma

PDF

Investigating Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms in a Ciprofloxacin Resistant Transconjugant in Escherichia coli, Sarah Symes

PDF

How Does the Free Market Affect our Economy?, Samuel Taffet

PDF

Characterizing Expression of a Neuron Specific Protein in the Regenerating Tails of Axolotls, Jordan Ulsh

PDF

Geology, Anthropology, and NAGPRA, Juliana Valerio

PDF

Theorizing Change in Eastern U.S. Hospitals: How Organizational Context Shapes Patient Safety Reform, Mekha Varghese

PDF

The Weaponization of Rape: Military Culture, Tactical Warfare, and Legal Justice, Claire Velte

File

Effects of Ketogenic Diet on Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Mice, Luca Walborn and Paige Mancari

PDF

Three Stars: Chinese and Japanese Cuisine, Menu Pricing, and Ethnic Status, Jane Walker

PDF

Why Eye Contact is So Hard, Stephen Wilkins

Submissions from 2021

PDF

Linguicide in the Digital Age: Problems and Possible Solutions, Michael Adelson

PDF

The Revitalization of the Marsteller Observatory, Brian Barker

PDF

Urban Forests and Their Potential to Combat Food Insecurity: Analyzing Street Trees in Baltimore, MD for Their Edibility, Victoria Bearden

File

Amplification of Hidden Periodic Motions in 3D Videos, Thomas Boccuto, Seraiah Kutai, Kristen Mosley, and Samuel Kirk

PDF

Using “Click Chemistry” to Assemble DNA-Conjugated Dendrimersomes, Paige Bristow

PDF

Mystery & Magic: Playwriting in Theory and Practice, Sarah Buck

PDF

Classical Conditioning of Cognitive States, Arthur Burns

PDF

The Selfless Voter: Altruism and Irrationality in Economic Voting, John Byrne

PDF

Mitigating Climate Change With Microbial Community Soil Carbon Mineralization, Julie Cherneskie

PDF

Urban Forests and Their Potential to Combat Food Insecurity: Analyzing Foods From Street Trees in New York City, NY, Kristen Cooney

PDF

Genetic Interactions Between PAM-1 and MPF, Quaran Davis

PDF

Direct Amination of Hydroxyfluorophores via One-Pot Smiles Rearrangement Hydrolysis, Paige D'Elia

PDF

Investigating Protein Interactions Important for Synapse Formation in the Developing Nervous System, Melanie DeRosa and Simba Kanjanda

PDF

Axon Growth in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Kevyn Dewees

PDF

Towards the Homotopy Type of the Morse Complex, Connor Donovan

PDF

Hysteria: A Collection of Feminist Horror, Anastasia Dziekan

PDF

The Effects of Alcohol on Anxiety and Motor Capabilities, Bethlehem Endeshaw

PDF

Human Orthologs of the Ribosome-Associated Complex (RAC) can Functionally Replace the Yeast RAC in S. cerevisiae, Nikole Fandino Pachon

PDF

Spirituality, Statistics, and Stereotypes: The African American Woman's Use of Spirituality as a Form of Resistance, Serena Rose Gaskin

PDF

Freedom of Speech at Ursinus College, Benjamin Henwood

PDF

Establishing a Model System to Study Human Chaperone Function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Erica Kitterman

File

The Behavioral Alterations That a High Fat Diet has in Female Rodents, Mya A. Knappenberger and Ken Sprankle

PDF

The Sands of Time: Understanding the Roles and Effects of Turbidity Flow Velocity on Grain Size and Grain Alignment Within Recent and Ancient Turbidite Deposits, Jessica Lamarca

PDF

Investigating the Interaction Between PAM-1 and WEE-1.3 During Meiosis in C. elegans, Sophie Lear

PDF

Can Saccharomyces cerevisiae Lacking Their Own Ribosome-associated Complex Chaperones Use the Human Orthologs to Suppress Prion Formation and the Toxicity of Disease-associated Proteins?, Amanda Marley

PDF

Delivering Ciprofloxacin Into Resistant E. coli Using PEG-modified Carbon Nanotubes, Elizabeth McKenna and Cassandra Burke

PDF

Probing for Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms in Ciprofloxacin Resistant Coliforms (CRCs) and Clarithromycin Resistant Enterococci (CREs), Kyle Merlo and Benjamin Antill

PDF

Increased Nitrogen Mineralization Rate in Legume Forage Crop Treatments, Austin Mickles

PDF

I Am a Revolutionary?: The Problem of the Black Panther Party’s Intra- and Interorganizational Solidarity, Camille R. Mills

PDF

Advancement in Infrared Optics Through the Exploration of Solution Derived Arsenic Selenide (As2Se3) Thin Films, Annabella Orsini

PDF

US Bilateral Relations With China and Their Effects on US-Japan and US-India Relations, Mackenzie Owens

PDF

Social Movements and Candidate Emergence Among Women, Abigail Peabody

File

Skeletal Muscle Force Analysis in Male and Female Mus musculus With Aging, Julia Pierson and Jonathan Klee

PDF

The Spatial Relationship Between Tycho Secondary Craters and Distal Impact Melt Deposits, Liam Powers

PDF

54Fe(d,p)55Fe Single Neutron Transfer, Matthew Quirin and Raymond Saunders

PDF

Watch Your Language! A Foundational Course Exploring Language of Gender and Sexuality, Raeann Risko

PDF

Rome's Missing Legion, David Rocha

File

Conducting a Time Course Assay to Assess the Neuro-inflammatory Induced Changes to Microglia Phagocytic Activity and Cytoskeleton Structure, Carly Rodriguez and Tatiana Swindell

PDF

What Role Do Women in Politics Play for Democratic Erosion?, Emelyn Rodriguez