PURC Center

2012-2013 Grant Recipients

FALL: UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR ASSISTANTSHIPS (USA)

Dr. Lydia Gan, Dept of Finance and Decision Science

  • Project: The Participation of Insurers in Medical Tourism
  • Student Assistant: Jessica Jones

Dr. Lisa Kelly

  • Project: Expanding and Digitizing the  UNCP Herbarium
  • Student Assistant: Sutton, Andrew M

Prof. Brandon Sanderson

  • Project: Tonal Intaglio Methods in Achromatic and Color
  • Student Assistant: Jimenez, Daniela

Dr. Kelly Charlton

  • Project: Character perception; colloquialisms and identity; space in learning; inoculation from judgment
  • Student Assistant: Green, Christopher

Dr. Debby Hanmer Dr. Lee Phillips

  • Project: Characterization of Various Biochars using Microanalysis and Imaging
  • Student Assistant: Evans, Indya Z

Dr. Betty Brown & Dr. H.K. Dial Sellers

  • Project: Promise Neighborhoods: Community resources and schools working together for better involvement
  • Student Assistant: Blue, Lauren Kelly

Dr. Mark Canada

  • Project: Wolfe and the West
  • Student Assistant: Fowler, Savanna

Dr. Siva Mandjiny

  • Project: Bio-Mimicking Pyruvate to Inhibit Lacatate Dehydrogenase
  • Student Assistant: Brockington, Davita

Dr. Bill Brandon and Dr. Tom Dooling

  • Project: The Universal Nature of Driven Oscillations
  • Student Assistant: Guadalupe, Luis

Dr. Stephen Marson       

  • Project: Focus Group (Student will transcript verbatim)
  • Student Assistant: Taylor, Brittany A

Dr. Erik Tracy

  • Project: Differentiating Personal Characteristics through Speech
  • Student Assistant: Loftin Bell, Lauren C.

SPRING: USA

Dr. Jeremy Sellers, Department of Biology       

  • Project: Population genetics of the red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, in disturbed versus natural habitats
  • Student Assistant: Nigel Hirth

Dr. Lisa Kelly, Department of Biology  

  • Project: Trophic Ecology of Invasive Fire Ants in Natural Ecosystems
  • Student Assistant: Betty Haughn   

Dr. Betty Brown, Department of Educational Specialties  

  • Project: Continuation of the Promise Neighborhoods: Community resources and schools working together for better involvement
  • Student Assistant: Lauren Kelly Blue

Prof. Hal Davis, Department of Music    

  • Project: The Last Unicorn stage play performance
  • Student Assistant: Stephen Shane

Dr. Michele Fazio, Department of English 

  • Project: Voices of the Lumbee
  • Student Assistant: Amelia Philbrook           

Dr. Chiuchu (Melody) Chuang, Department of Ed Special 

  • Project: Factors Contributing to Student Learning Outcomes of Online Collaborative Projects
  • Student Assistant: Keri Locklear    

Dr. Erik Tracy, Department of Psychology 

  • Project: Judging Personal Characteristics through Speech
  • Student Assistant: Lauren C Loftin Bell

Dr. Bill Brandon, Department of Chemistry & Physics         

  • Project: Implementation of High Power Laser Facility
  • Student Assistant: Austin Griffin     

Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Department of Art         

  • Project: The Graphic Story of Gilbert Patterson
  • Student Assistant: Lindsay Roberts

Dr. Paul Flowers, Department of Chemistry & Physics        

  • Project: Imaging and Quantifying Microiontophoresis from Multi-barrel Carbon Fiber Probes
  • Student Assistant: Mac Davis        

Dr. Meredith Storms, Department of Chemistry & Physics

  • Project: The Impact of Hair Dyes on the Determination of Dextromethorphan in Hair
  • Student Assistant: Qui'Aaja Daniels

Dr. Freya Liu, Department of Psychology  

  • Student Assistants: Patience Fortner and Rachael Cole

Dr. Brooke Kelly, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice        

  • Project: Farmer Interview Project
  • Student Assistant: Jeff Cooper      

Dr. Debby Hanmer, Department of Biology           

  • Project: Mapping Local Food Connections in Robeson County
  • Student Assistant: Scott Tyson

SUMMER: USA

Dr. Michele Fazio, Department of English and Theater        

  • Project: Voices of the Lumbee
  • Student Assistant: Torres, Sandra

Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Department of Art         

  • Project: Technical Exploration in Experimental Fine Art Lithography
  • Student Assistant: Jimenez, Daniela

Dr. Rita Hagevik, Department of Biology  

  • Project: The effect of a resiliency program approach using mobile devices on managing risk and protective factors among science education, preK, and elementary education students
  • Student Assistant: Tulud, Jessica

Drs. Jamie Litty and Nathan Phillippi, Department of Mass Com           

  • Project: Cultural Geography of Scotland County
  • Student Assistant: Campbell, Matthew

Dr. Len Holmes, Department of Chemistry & Physics  

  • Project: Determining Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations for Antibacterial Metabolites Secreted by Xenorhabdus nematophila
  • Student Assistant: Bowen, Matt

Dr. Rose Stremlau, Department of History

  • Project: Lowry Ledger Book
  • Student Assistant: Strickland, LeAnn

Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Department of Art         

  • Project: Colored Narrative Development in High Impact Polystyrene Engravings
  • Student Assistant: Spruill, Rebecca

Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Department of Art         

  • Project: Etching and Engraving in the Manner of Albrecht Durer
  • Student Assistant: Todd, Kara

Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Department of Art         

  • Project: Traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e Printmaking and Experimental Mixed Media
  • Student Assistant: Thayer, Reilley

Prof. Brandon Sanderson, Department of Art         

  • Project: The History of Arizona and Colorado Depicted through Photolithography and Etching
  • Student Assistant: Sykes, Stefanie

Dr. Siva Mandjiny, Department of Chemistry & Physics      

  • Project: Immobilization of Lactate Dehydrogenase
  • Student Assistant: McAllister, Kamishia

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

Lateesah Caswell

  • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson
  • Project: Large Achromatic Woodcuts

Emily Beahm

  • Mentor: Amy Gross, M.S.
  • Project: The effects and hazards associated with the 1886 Charleston, SC Earthquake

Anna Sanford

  • Mentor: Dr. Patricia Sellers
  • Project: The Influence of Wind on the Occurrence of Chydorus bicornutus in the Zooplankton in Krinshaw Pond

Lauren Ellerbe

  • Mentor: Prof. Brandon Sanderson
  • Project: Pen and Ink Drawings after Pieter Brueghel the Elder and Hieronymous Bosch

2012-13 STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS

STUDENT NAME

FACULTY MENTOR

MEETING

     
 

Mallory McAden

Brandon Sanderson

Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop

Project Title: Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop

 

Lindsay Roberts

Tulla Lightfoot

NC Art Education Association Conference

Project Title: Frogman's Printmaking Workshop Presentation

 

Lindsay Roberts

Brandon Sanderson

Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop

Project Title: Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop

 

Daniela Jimenez

Brandon Sanderson

Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop

Project Title: Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop

 

Christopher Green

Kelly Charlton

2012 APS Convention

Project Title: Online Gaming Motivations and Personlity

 

Daniela Jimenez

Brandon Sanderson

UNT Visiting Artist Presentation and Workshop

 

 

Olivia Bullard

Ben Bahr

AISES Natioanl Conference and Career Fair

Project Title: Testing a Neuroprotectant for Improving Memory in Aged Rats

 

Armando Corona

Rachel Smith

SE Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Project Title: Solid-phase petide synthesis and solid state NMR analysis of GRF

 

Austin Lowry

William Brandon

AISES Natioanl Conference and Career Fair

Project Title: The most economical PC-based audio laser transmission and reception possible - explained

Natalie Singletarya

Rohald Meneses

International Orgnaization of Social Sciences and Behovioral Research

Project Title: College Students' Perceptions: The CSI Effect and other Common Misconceptions

 

Raymond Miller

Rohald Meneses

International Orgnaization of Social Sciences and Behovioral Research

Project Title: Do Crime Shows Impact High Students' Attraction for Forensic Science Programs? An empirical analysis of the CSI effect

Tiffany Rene Scott

Tim Ritter

AISES Natioanl Conference and Career Fair

Project Title: The Effects of Gravity on the Cori Cycle

 

Kellie Van Dyke

Rohald Meneses

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

Project Title: a test of general strain theory among military women and men

Natalie Klemann

Rohald Meneses

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

Project Title: a test of general strain theory among military women and men

 

Anna Sanford

Lee Phillips

Geological Society of America

Project Title: Comparison of grain size analysis techniques for classification of rim sands from the Jones Lake Carolina Bay

Darryl Mott

Lee Phillips

Geological Society of America

Project Title: Comparison of grain size analysis techniques for classification of rim sands from the Jones Lake Carolina Bay

 

Edward Derosier

William Brandon

2012 Joint Meeting of the SPS and NCS-AAPT

Project Title: Flexible and Inexpensive Laser Kit for Laboratory-based Homework

Luis Guadulupe

William Brandon

2012 Joint Meeting of the SPS and NCS-AAPT

Project Title: Data Mining the electoluminescent quantum energy relation

 

Davita N Brockington

Davita N Brockington

SE Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Project Title: Bio-mimicking pyruvate to inhibit lactate dehydrogenase

Austin Griffin

William Brandon

2012 Joint Meeting of the SPS and NCS-AAPT

Project Title: An alternative aproach to touchpad technology// A simple, robust, and inexpensive ultrasound interference apparatus

 

Patience Fortner

Freya Liu

20th International Conference on Comparative Cognition

Project Title: Vocalizations in Nut-Cracking by Wild Capuchin Monkeys in Piaui, Brazil

Christoher Hudson

Charles Lillie

Alpha Chi National Convention

Project Title: A Projected Future of Software, Hardware and Market Trends of Tablet Computers

 

Davita N Brockington

Davita N Brockington

Alpha Chi National Convention

Project Title: Bio-mimicking pyruvate to inhibit lactate dehydrogenase

Dolores Arreguin-Carey

Mario Paparozzi

Alpha Chi National Convention

Project Title: Women in Combat: Should Selective Service be Mandated?

 

Lauren Bell

Erik Tracy

Alpha Chi National Convention

Project Title: Judging Personal Characteristics through speech

Lori Vignali

Gretchen Robinson

Alpha Chi National Convention

Project Title: Comparing Mathematic Abilities of Children with Autism in Middle School

 

Betty Haughn

Lisa Kelly

NCAS

Project Title: The Trophic ecology of invasive fire ants in natural ecosystems in NC

Betty Haughn

Lisa Kelly

Association of Southeastern Biologists

Project Title: The Trophic ecology of invasive fire ants in natural ecosystems in NC

 

Rachel Cole

Freya Liu

NCAS

Project Title: Handedness of wild capuchin monkeys in position events

Jessica Tulud

Irina Falls

NCACTE

Project Title: The Effect of a Resiliency Program approch using mobile devices on managing risk and protective factors among pre-k, elementary, and science education majors