Publication Date

Biochemistry

Connor Gagliardi

Ethan Loew '13

Topic: "Amplification and expression of a putative metacaspase from the fungus schizophyllum commune"

Advisor: Kristin Fox

Bioengineering

Sean Day '14

Topic: "Mechanical stimulation of a healing fracture callus in a mouse model"

Advisor: Jennifer Currey

Stephen Wendolowski '14

Topic:

Advisor: Jennifer Currey

Biology

Samantha Chevalier

Samantha Chevalier '13

Topic: "Removal of hFSHr and caveolin from the cell membrane in order to determine their interactions"

Advisor: Brian Cohen

Sammi Tyler

Samantha Tyler '14

Topic: "Mutagenesis of the putative caveolin binding motif"

Advisor: Brian Cohen

Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca Robinson '12

Topic: "Quantifying novelty in U.S. National Park ecosystems: Applying computing to habitat conservation"

Advisor: Jeff Corbin

Lila Azimi '14

Topic: "Fecundity of Prairie Warblers in an early-successional community using radio transmission"

Advisor: Jennifer Bishop

Kaleigh Ahern '12

Topic: "Impact of soil pH on black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) survival and development"

Advisor: Kathleen LoGiudice

John Carroll '13

Topic: "Impacts of urbanization on the parasite flora of the Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)"

Advisor: Kathleen LoGiudice

Yiqi Gao '15

Topic: "Investigating the longevity of Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) parasite eggs"

Advisor: Kathleen LoGiudice

Emelia Failing

Emelia Failing '13

Topic: "An integrative hypothesis for the evolution of diversity in color among anoline dewlaps"

Advisor: Leo Fleishman

Todd Wechter '13

Topic: "Tracking the colon through vertebrate history"

Advisor: Nicole Theodosiou

Ankur Shah

Ankur Shah '13

Topic: "3-D receptive fields of visual neurons in the dragonfly"

Advisor: Robert Olberg

Lauren Wainman

Lauren Wainman '13

Topic: "3-D receptive fields of visual neurons in the dragonfly"

Advisor: Robert Olberg

Adam Bednar

Topic: "Application of a 3-D flying prey simulator for studying flight-control neurons in the dragonfly"

Advisor: Robert Olberg

Son Nguyen

Son Nguyen '13

Topic: "The cues of mating discrimination and the costs associated with making hybrids between D. athabasca races"

Advisor: Roman Yukilevich

Sonika Raj

Sonika Raj '13

Topic: "Comparative behavioral and genetic analysis of two cases of incipient sexual isolation within Drosophila athabasca"

Advisor: Roman Yukilevich

Rebekah Williams '15

Topic: "Behavioral isolation between two Asiatic Drosophila subspecies"

Advisor: Roman Yukilevich

Ashley Stamatis '13

Topic: "Effects of various altitudes' oxygen levels in the Northeast on grasshopper respiration, body size and muscle performance"

Advisor: Scott Kirkton

Olivia Townsend

Olivia Townsend '14

Topic: "Effects of altitude on grasshopper body size, locomotory performance and muscle biochemistry"

Advisor: Scott Kirkton

Chemistry

Evan Vanable '13

Topic: "Multiple component reactions: developing novel organo-catalyzed strategies"

Advisor: James Adrian

Paulina Pitrowski

Paulina Piotrowski '14

Topic: "Identification and isolation of biologically active compounds in Paulownia tomentosa using LC-MS/MS and NMR techniques"

Advisor: Joanne Kehlbeck

Ilyena Kozain '14

Topic: "Analyzing stereoisomerism in limonene and sucrose using polarimetry"

Advisor: Joanne Kehlbeck

David Foreman

David Foreman '13

Topic: "Synthesis, characterization and reactivity studies of transition metal complexes as chemotherapeutic agents"

Advisor: Laurie Tyler

Han Lin

Han Lin '13

Topic: "Synthesis, characterization and anticancer activities of new Co(II), Cu(II), Pt(II) complexes"

Advisor: Laurie Tyler

Terence Fu

Terence Fu '13

Topic: "Use of cell-permeable variants of trehalose for the cryopreservation of mammalian cells"

Advisor: Margot Paulick

Faraz Kahn

Faraz Khan '13

Topic: "Use of synthetically-derived, cell-permeable variants of trehalose for the cryopreservation of mammalian cells"

Advisor: Margot Paulick

Caroline Gorka

Caroline Gorka '14

Topic: "Catalytic aerogel materials"

Advisor: Mary Carroll

Steve Juhl

Stephen Juhl '12

Topic: "Alumina-based aerogels for automotive catalysis"

Advisor: Mary Carroll

Anne Kaminski

Anne Kaminski '14

Topic: "Developing catalytic aerogels"

Advisor: Mary Carroll

Jared Mondschein '14

Topic: "Nanomorphology AFM studies of polyethylene rugby scrum caps"

Advisor: Michael Hagerman

Isaac Ramphal '14

Topic: "Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene/Polyaniline/Laponite Self-Assembled Materials for Potential Applications in Supercapacitors"

Advisor: Michael Hagerman

Erin Waterman '14

Topic: "Mechanochemical Studies of Polyaniline Nanocomposites"

Advisor: Michael Hagerman

Taera Kim

Tae Ra Kim '14

Topic: "Kane Chemistry Department summer fellowship"

Advisor: Michael Hagerman

Andrew Ivarson

Andrew Ivarson '15

Topic: "iPad app development for use in the chemistry curriculum"

Advisor: Sue Kohler

William Menge '15

Topic: "iPad app development for use in the chemistry curriculum"

Advisor: Sue Kohler

Classics

Shelby Cuomo

Shelby Cuomo '13

Topic: "The impact of affairs on political careers in the ancient Roman and modern U.S. governments"

Advisor: Hans-Friedrich Mueller

Computer Science

Chris Leveille

Chris Leveille '14

Topic: "Wizard of Oz system for the Union Educational Robot"

Advisor: Aaron Cass

Erik Skorina

Erik Skorina '12

Topic: "Torso and sensors for the Union Educational Robot"

Advisor: Aaron Cass

Emily Houlihan '13

Topic: "Evolutionary fabrication"

Advisor: John Rieffel

Mark Khazanov '15

Topic: "Evolving tensegrity motion"

Advisor: John Rieffel

Andrew Danise '14

Topic: "Situated communication in a collaborative online puzzle game"

Advisor: Kristina Striegnitz

Matthew Marchesani '14

Topic: "Improving object descriptions generated in virtual environments by listening to humans"

Advisor: Kristina Striegnitz

Benjamin Berger '15

Topic: "The Blakerator"

Advisor: Nick Webb

Economics

Cate Degen '14

Topic: "Making Union College more energy efficient"

Advisor: Brad Lewis

Jigme Norbu '14

Topic: "Advisor plan versus clients plan in 401(k)"

Advisor: Tomas Dvorak

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Saem Hur '13

Topic: "Prosody and its effect on lung pressure during speech"

Advisor: Helen Hanson

Michael Williamson '14

Topic: "W2UC: Union College amateur radio repeater"

Advisor: James Hedrick

Vishnu Dosakayala '14

Topic: "GPU-based image reconstruction for ultrasound biomicroscopy"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

J.P. Dumas '14

Topic: "Wavelength agile pulsed laser using an acousto-optic tunable filter"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

Shaun Gordon '13

Topic: "Optical coherence tomography of developing chick embryos"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

Dani Liu '15

Topic: "Optically transparent ultrasonic transducer for optoacoustic arrays"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

Amy Loya '14

Topic: "Multicolor pulsed laser using a large mode-area photonic crystal fiber"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

Ryan Mohr '14

Topic: "One-dimensional optoacoustic array for real-time ultrasound biomicroscopy"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

Daniel Hernandez '12

Topic: "Investigating binary coded excitation sequences for ultrasound biomicroscopy"

Advisor: Takashi Buma

Engineering

Keefe Askin '13

Topic: "Intrinsic characteristics of concrete mixtures containing post-consumer packing foam"

Advisor: Ashraf Ghaly

English

Sam Garson '13

Topic: "William Blake and computational analysis"

Advisor: Andrew Burkett

English/Psychology

Sarah Dean '13

Topic: "Interdisciplinary approach to relational aggression"

Advisors: Linda Stanhope and Jillmarie Murphy

Geology

Dane O'Neil '14

Topic: "Biogeochemical carbon cycling in fluvial systems from bivalve shell geochemistry"

Advisor: David Gillikin

Max Davidson '13

Topic: "Paleoclimate and paleo-environment from bivalve shell geochemistry: Using the modern to understand the past"

Advisor: David Gillikin

Michael Sachs '13

Topic: "Studying lake biogeochemistry to better understand sediment core records for environmental and climate change"

Advisor: David Gillikin

Steven Stangle '14

Topic: "Offline Alkalinity Calculator"

Advisor: David Gillikin

Grace Delgado '14

Topic: "Determining climate variability of the tropics from glacier lakes in the Andes of Peru"

Advisor: Don Rodbell

John Marraffa '13

Topic: "Lacustrine and moraine record of Holocene glaciation in the central Peruvian Andes"

Advisor: Don Rodbell

Benjamn Phippen '14

Topic: "Lacustrine and moraine records of Holocene glaciation in the central Peruvian Andes"

Advisor: Don Rodbell

Kate Kaminski '14

Topic: "A view of volcán Tepetiltic from the inside out"

Advisor: Holli Frey

Meghan Riehl '14

Topic: "Recognizing magma chamber activity through analysis of Plagioclase crystals from Volcan Ceboruco, Nayarit, Mexico"

Advisor: Holli Frey

History

Andrew Griffin '13

Topic: "The history of urban renewal in Schenectady"

Advisor: Andrew Morris

Will Callanan '14

Topic: "Computer Simulation and Virtual History"

Advisor: Steve Sargent

Mathew Hayner '13

Topic: "Computer Simulation and Virtual History"

Advisor: Steve Sargent

Library

Lauren Brown '13

Topic: "From old technology to new: creating an electronic archive of fin-de-siècle North African postcards of Jewish women"

Advisor: Gail Golderman

Mathematics

Daniel Gnoutcheff '13

Topic: "Dimensional representations of hierarchical simple games"

Advisor: Bill Zwicker

Keilah Creedon '14

Topic: "Artifact-free reconstruction of medical imaging information"

Advisor: Jue Wang

Rich French '13

Topic: "Artifact-free reconstruction of medical imaging information"

Advisor: Jue Wang

Ashley Johnston '14

Topic: "Artifact-free reconstruction of medical imaging information"

Advisor: Jue Wang

Amer Khraisat '13

Topic: "Artifact-free reconstruction of medical imaging information"

Advisor: Jue Wang

Mechanical Engineering

Nikolay Garabedian '14

Topic: "Curvature of anterior and posterior aspects of cercopithecoid maxillary canines"

Advisor: Andrew Rapoff

David Carabis '13

Topic: "Design projects for catalytic aerogel materials"

Advisor: Ann Anderson

Justin Rodriguez '11

Topic: "Applications of silica aerogels in drag reduction"

Advisor: Ann Anderson

Thomas Swanton '13

Topic: "Flow through characteristics of catalyzed aerogel materials"

Advisor: Ann Anderson

Robert Wagner '13

Topic: "Redesign and testing of water flow channel"

Advisor: Ann Anderson

Yi Cao '15

Topic: "Testing the Photocatalytic Oxidation Abilities of Titania-Silica Aerogels"

Advisors: Ann Anderson and Mary Carroll

Sarah Bradner '14

Topic: "Investigation of the role of ECM in early S-looping"

Advisor: Ashok Ramasubramanian

Kyra Burnett '13

Topic: "Biomechanics of S-looping: isolated heart culture"

Advisor: Ashok Ramasubramanian

Meagan Carnes '14

Topic: "Exploring the role of mechanical perturbations during cardiac S-Looping"

Advisor: Ashok Ramasubramanian

Kevin Chico '14

Topic: "Exploring the role of mechanical perturbations during cardiac S-Looping"

Advisor: Ashok Ramasubramanian

Jose Madero '14

Topic: "PIV analysis of self-propelling bislugs in a micro channel"

Advisor: Brad Bruno

Gavin Cumming '14

Topic: "Spatial distribution of orthotropic elasticity about a bovine nutrient foramen using microindentation"

Advisor: Andrew Rapoff

Daniel Emmanuel '14

Topic: "Enhancement of solar power systems using reflective surfaces"

Advisor: Rich Wilk

Michael Allen '14

Topic:

Advisor: Ronald Bucinell

Stephen Paolicelli '14

Topic: "The use of the speckle image photogrammetry full field strain measuring technique for the calculation of the J-integral on DCDC specimen"

Advisor: Ronald Bucinell

Rebecca Knepple '14

Topic: "Determining healing efficiency using a pressure burst tester of poly(ethylene-co-methacrylic acid) copolymers and Ionomers after ballistics testing"

Advisor: Stephen Kalista

Leah Smith '14

Topic: "Characterization of the unique morphology of self-healing copolymers and ionomers"

Advisor: Stephen Kalista

Lutao Xie '14

Topic: "Computer simulation of aerogels under compression using Union's supercomputer"

Advisor: William Keat

Music

Gregory Dessingue '13

Topic: "The revitalization of the orchestral tone poem amidst radical popular music"

Advisor: Hilary Tann

Philosophy

Najiba Keshwani '13

Topic: "Bioethics summer fellowship"

Advisor: Bob Baker

Salman Syed '14

Topic: "The Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics/Before Bioethics: A history of American medical ethics from the Colonial period to the bioethics"

Advisor: Bob Baker

Cara Zimmerman '14

Topic: "The Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics/Before Bioethics: A history of American medical ethics from the Colonial period to the bioethics"

Advisor: Bob Baker

Physics and Astronomy

Stephen Dilorio

Topic: "Laser cooling and optical tweezers"

Advisor: Chad Orzel

Terell Winney '15

Topic: "Developing an undergraduate laser laboratory"

Advisor: Chad Orzel

Tokuei Higashino '13

Topic: "Extrasolar planetary transits: Studies of transit timing variations"

Advisor: Francis Wilkin

Amin Meyghani '13

Topic: "Building a content and data management system based on Ruby on Rails to be used as an instructional module in Union's astronomy classes"

Advisor: Francis Wilkin

Caleb Novins '15

Topic: "Study of the perimeters of lattice animals in a square arrays"

Advisor: Gary Reich

Jeremy Sagaille '15

Topic: "Utilizing the IBM cluster physics pedagogical research"

Advisor: Gary Reich

William Doyle '15

Topic: "PIXE analysis of atmospheric aerosols"

Advisor: Mike Vineyard

Rachel Almodovar '15

Topic: "ALFALFA and HI in groups of galaxies"

Advisor: Rebecca Koopman

Halley Darling '13

Topic: "A comparison of Ha and spectral star formation rates of galaxies in the NGC 5846 Group"

Advisor: Rebecca Koopman

Lucas Viani '14

Topic: "Using Ha imaging to analyze star formation in the NGC 5846 group of galaxies"

Advisor: Rebecca Koopman

Christopher Allen '14

Topic: "Key neutron capture rates for r-process nucleosynthesis in hot astrophysical environments"

Advisor: Rebecca Surman

Sean Collison '14

Topic: "Key neutron capture rates for r-process nucleosynthesis in cold astrophysical environments"

Advisor: Rebecca Surman

Ana Mikler '15

Topic: "Visualizations of r-process nucleosynthesis"

Advisor: Rebecca Surman

Shanice Wilson '15

Topic: "The Art of Roasting Coffee Beans: A Thermal Analysis"

Advisor: Samuel Amanuel

Will Linthicum '14

Topic: "Specific heat capacity measurement of physically confined liquids in nano pores for thermal energy storage application"

Advisor: Samuel Amanuel

Jeremy Smith '14

Topic: "Proton induced x-ray emission spectroscopy of red wine samples using the Union College pelletron particle accelerator"

Advisor: Scott LaBrake

Shreya Chowdhury '15

Topic: "Color IR identification of paint pigment"

Advisor: Seyffie Maleki

Pauline Ochieng '14

Topic: "Laser induced photochemistry studies of lead compounds for art restoration research"

Advisor: Seyffie Maleki

Alexandrea Safiq '14

Topic: "Analysis of environmental contaminants on Schoharie farmland after Hurricane Katrina"

Advisor: Seyffie Maleki

Political Science

Sam Robson '13

Topic: "The interpretive autonomy of states in constitutional politics"

Advisor: Bradley Hays

Justin Bogardus '14

Topic: "Looking east or looking west: China and the global economy in comparative perspective"

Advisor: Mark Dallas

Psychology

Caitlin Moore '13

Topic: "The effects of independent, combined, or interactive mental and physical exercise on cognitive function"

Advisor: Cay Anderson-Hanley

Emily Rudolph '13

Topic: "Cybercycle extension: How do the effects of an outdoor bicycle compare?"

Advisor: Cay Anderson-Hanley

Rachel Magin '14

Topic: "The effects of need for cognition on compliance"

Advisor: George Bizer

Rhea Howard '14

Topic: "Linking self-monitoring and theories of mind"

Advisor: Kenneth DeBono

Amy Golinker '13

Topic: "Effects of art experience on aesthetic processing"

Advisor: Stephen Romero

Sociology

Kathleen Portillo '14

Topic: "Improving student ability to analyze demographic data"

Advisor: Janet Grigsby

Theater

Robyn Belt '14

Topic: Saratoga Shakespeare Company performance intern

Advisor: Patricia Culbert

Carla Duval '14

Topic: "Action research in world of theater"

Advisor: Patricia Culbert

Jasmine Roth '14

Topic: "Shakespeare in performance"

Advisor: Patricia Culbert

Ryan Semerad '13

Topic: "A summer with the Bard"

Advisor: Patricia Culbert

Visual Arts

Deanna Zembrzuski '14

Topic: "The William James Stillman Photography collection"

Advisor: David Ogawa

Sheri Park '13

Topic: "Assisting Professor Orellana in preparing an exhibit"

Advisor: Fernando Orellana