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2021-2022 Academic Year Awards

Winter Quarter 2021 Awards

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Dale, Sydney

Halfpenny, Angela

Natural Resource Geography

Identifying the trace element fingerprint of Ellensburg
Mackenstadt, Dillon Dang, Hongtao Construction Management Potentials and Challenges Associated with Accessory Dwelling Units and Small Smart Homes in Modular Construction
McFarland, Rory; Rimpler, Matthew Rivera, Dion Chemistry/Physics Characterization of silica nanoparticles formed in a complex coacervate environment by polyelectrolyte molecular weight and silane reagent
Ramsey, Kevin Dang, Hongtao Construction Management The Perception of Virtual and Augmented Realities in the Construction Industry in Washington State
Nelson, Emma Beng, Timothy Chemistry Site-Selective Functionalization of a Versatile Lactam
Eichwald, Jane; Zesiger, Jayme Beng, Timothy Biology Sustainable Synthesis of Medicinally Important Large, Nitrogen-Containing Cyclic Compounds
Biggs, Harley; Perini, Izzabella Hackenberger, Steven Anthropology Caribbean Archaeology Research Projects
Lewis, Jennifer Oppelt, Sarah Biology Analyzing Macrophage Recruitment and Immune Signals by Lipid-Laden Liver Cells Associated with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 
Palmer, Astra Hackenberger, Steven Anthropology Student Archaeological Research Project: Wahluke Site Salmon Bone and Radiocarbon Dating w/Bothell DirectAMS Field Trip-Symposium
Banchero, Alison Samples, Mark Music The Making of Music: Senior Project by Alison Banchero
Do, Chau Ott, Hal Music Performance Findings of the International Domaine Forget Academy

 

 

2019-2020 Academic Year Awards

Fall Quarter 2020 Awards

Research Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Olson, Daniel

Snowden, Darci

Physics

Teaching Inertial Reference Frames Using Simulations

Presentation Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

St. Clair, Leana

Gilbert, Jamie

Business

Strengthening Interdisciplinary Leadership Teams through Team Development Intervention
Clifton, Spencer; Gilbert, Dylan; Morris, Amy; Sorenson, Jackson; St. Clair, Leana Marshall, Deanna Physics Effectiveness of Balanced-Scorecard Performance Management on Organizational Growth and Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Team Development Intervention (TDI) Phase II
Bergevin, Elijah Loke, Sooie-Hoe Math Estimating Jazz Standard Key and Form with Hidden Markov and Hidden Semi-Markov Models

Winter Quarter 2020 Awards

Research Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Gunther, Kenlei; Smith, Cameron; Krischano, Christy

Dondji, Blaise

Biology

Testing organic compounds to identify potential anti-Leishmania drugs

Recaido, Charles Craig, Erin Biology/Physics Biomimicry of Biceps Contraction on the Forearm
Ruiz, Rebeca Johnson, Michael History and French Franco-Americans in Manchester, New Hampshire
Lewton, Amanda Kroll, Todd Chemistry Identification and Confirmation of Qki-6 Binding Partners in the Context of Neocortical Arealization
Kathlean, Jonah; Schultz, Zahn; Reda-Williams, Maya Pedersen, Lene Film Production

Southeastern Alaska Tingit Documentary

 

Travel Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Wilson, Andrew

Asztalos-Fabry, Levente

Cell & Molecular Biology

Synthesis of Boron Modified Amino Acids and their Analogs: Building Blocks for Potential Enzyme Inhibitors

Shogren, Katherine Klyve, Allyson History Singing Patriotism: An Analysis of American Revolutionary War Era Patriotic Songs
Vagt, Brett Asztalos-Fabry, Levente Cell & Molecular Biology Discovery of Novel Boronates: Structural Building Blocks of Potential Enzyme Inhibitors
Harrington, Alex Awad, Salam Political Science Solidarity between the Israeli Black Panther Party and the Palestine Liberation Organization
McFarland, Rory; Rimpler, Matthew Rivera, Dion Physics/Chemistry Characterization of silica nanoparticles formed in a complex coacervate environment by polyelectrolyte molecular weight and silane reagent
St. Claire, Leane;  (9) Gilbert, Jamie Business Administration The Impact of a Team Development Intervention (TDI) on the Communication and Productivity of an Interdisciplinary Student Leadership Team
Miles, Nathaniel; (9) Snedeker, Jeffrey Music Education CWU Horn Club
Asadalla, Mohesen Awad, Salam Political Science Education and Political Socialization in the Middle East
Houghton, Emma Caulkins, Tamara Biology Mary Cynthia Dickerson: A Forgotten Female Herpetologist

 

Fall Quarter 2019 Awards

Research Grant Recipients 

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Garcia, Jorge; Smith, Meagan

Beng, Timothy

Biochemistry

Intramolecular Benzylic sp3 C-H Oxy-functionalization of Lactam-bearing Alkanoic Acids

Eaton, Bethany; Biddix, Natalie; Galbreath, Sydney Thomas, Carin Chemistry Investigating Mitochondrial Dynamics with Induced Stress
Vagt, Brett Asztalos-Fabry, Levente Molecular and Cellular Biology Discovery of Novel Boronates; Structural Building Blocks of Potential Enzyme Inhibitors

 

Travel Grant Recipients 

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Stinson, Mackenzie; Gonzalez, Jazmin

Renteria, Rodrigo

Anthropology

Americas Ablaze

McCabe, Hailey Flores, Susana Middle Level Humanities Education Portrayal of Race and Disability in Children's Literature
Farias, Chelsey Flores, Susana Family and Consumer Sciences An Analysis of Bias in Family and Consumer Science Education Instructional Materials
Galvez, Emilia Flores, Susana Elementary Education An Analysis of Bias in Children's Picture Books about Immigration
Ruiz, Areli Flores, Susana Elementary Education Ohana: An Analysis of Family Structure in Popular Instructional Materials
Kleis, Aletha Klyve, Dominic Actuarial Science An Analytical Examination of Vegetarian Diets on Health
Ramos, Ariel Wiegers, Brandy Physics/ Mechanical Engineering Mathematically Modeling the Financial and Social Effects from the Health and Sustainability Issues Occurring in the Migration Detention Centers at the U.S. - Mexico Border
Mantilla, Alexander White, Benjamin Physics Thermodynamic and Magnetic Properties of the System Ca3Co2-xZnx06
Spangler, Sarah; Roberto, Jessica Johansen, Anne Environmental Sciences Water Isotopes in the Geographic Classification of Wines
Douglas, Nicole Gabriel, Kara Psychology Framing and Student Perspectives: Grade-Versus Learning-Centric Course Descriptions
Nawwar, Mohamed White, Benjamin Physics Effects of cerium substitution on the superconducting state of Ba0.6K0.4BiO3

 

 

2018-2019 Academic Year Awards
 

Winter Quarter 2019 Awards

Research Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Miracle, Mikayla

Barlow, Howard

Art

Ideate

English, Trent Snowden, Darci Physics Portable Muon Detector
Sam, Nicole Pereira, Liane Psychology The Lived Experiences of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women
Mortensen, Caleb; Hislop, Trace; Noble, Ashley; Cottle, Hailey Sorey, Tim Chemistry Information Retention and Chemical Demonstrations

 

Travel Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Wilson, Anjanette

Ernest, Kristina

Biology

 

Gomez, Anna Schaefer, Roger Law & Justice

Gendered Disparities in Educational and Vocational Programming in America's Prisons

Helligso, Sean Eklund, Andrea Apparel 2019 Costume Society of America Symposium
Lopez-Rocha, Alejandra Reasons, Chuck Law & Justice Structural Violence in Mexican Immigration
Dopps, Jennifer Pereira, Liane Psychology Exploring the Educational Outcomes of Students who have Experienced Trauma: A Systematic Review by Race/Ethnicity and SES
Chard, LeAnna Pedersen, Lene Anthropology Just listen: A visual representation of inner suffering
Monahan, Ian; Mortesen, Sophia; Spicer, Sam; Hagen, Evan Snedeker, Jeffrey Music Four Corners Northwest Horn Symposium Presentation and Performance
Shogren, Katherine Ferrell, Lacey History Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference Trip
Walker, Rachel; Vasquez, Olivia; Krall, Riley Linhart, Jean Marie Math Mathematical Competition in Modeling 2019: Modeling an Emergency Drone Fleet Response System
Swayam, Jaya; Miles, Nathan; Monahan, Ian; Mortensen, Sophie; Carter, Rand; Wenzel, Allison Snedeker, Jeffrey Music Performance at NW Horn Symposium in Missoula MT

2017-2018 Academic Year Awards

Winter Quarter 2018 Awards

Travel Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Blankey, Jordan

O'Mahoney, Geraldine

Religious Studies

Sexuality and the Bible in Modern Christian Churches

Bren, Lisa

Mulcahy, Rachel

Sociology

Local Resistance to Municipal Neo-Liberalism? Effects of Living Wage Campaigns on Public Sector 

Gill, Jadvir

Buchanan, Tonya

Psychology

To punish or reward: High power frames influence deception detection

Gonzalez, Benito

Quinn, Sterling

Geography

Investigating the use of free and open source software (FOSS) for GIS in Latin America by analyzing public-sector websites

Jamtaas, Jessica

Herman, Dan

History

Abolitionist Feminists: The Grimké Sisters and the Anti-Slavery Struggle in 1830's America

Matrinez, Jazmine

Buchanan, Tonya

Psychology

What's in a Smile? How Power Influences Judgements of Smile Authenticity
Mendoza, Juan Linhart, Jean Marie Mathematics Modeling Hisotric Global Human Population
Webster, Jeanette Quitadamo, Ian Biomedicine A Paradigm Shift in Concussion Management at Central Washington University
Young, Freddie Henessy, Judy Sociology Most Influential Factors in Young African American Women;s Decision to Attend College
Cottle, Hannah and Group Duplessis, Emily Public Relations and Policy Economic Impact of Student-Run Public Relations Firm
Monahan, Ian and Group Snedeker, Jeffrey Music Education University Horn Ensemble Performance

 
Research Grant Recipients

Student(s)

Mentor

Subject

Project Title

Dykstra, Kaitlyn

Thomas, Carin

Chemistry

Determining the best assay for detecting cell death after a toxicant insult

Lawrence, Chance

Braunstein, Michael

Physics

Testing Relativistic Kinematics Using Compton Scattering

McAdams, Catherine

Sheeran, Lori

Primate Behavior and Ecology

Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana) Investigative Behaviors Toward Camera Traps in Mt. Huangshan, China

Moynihan, Caitlin

Stryker, Gabrielle

Molecular and Cellular Biology

DNA sequencing to determine the phylogenetic relationship of two Chagas Disease vectors found in Western Mexico

Edwards, Mikeisha and Group

Graham, Eric

Food Science and Nutrition

Investigating the Leavening and Sensory Qualities of Bread made with Alternative Strains of Brewing Yeast

 

Fall Quarter 2017 Awards

Travel Grant Recipients

Student(s) Mentor Subject Project Title
Hannah Barta Brandy Wiegers Mathematics Study of Vortex Dynamics in Free-Surface Flows
Kala Brown Darci Snowden Physics Pressure Valve for a High-Altitude Balloon
Clairissa De La Vergne Breanyn MacInnes Geology Identifying the Source of Anomalous Sand Deposits in Joseph Whidbey State Park, Whidbey Island, WA
Nicole Johnson Erin Craig Physics Addressing the Gap in Tactile Graphic Resources: Current and Future Projects
Daniel Mongovin Jeff Lee Geology Calculating the Vertical Offset of the Borah Peak Fault Scarp Using Contemporary Digital Methods
Morgan Schimelfenig Yingbing Ge Chimistry Quantum Mechanical Study of the Dehydrogenation of Ethane Catalyzed by Iridium and Rhodium Clusters.
Michael Alvernaz, Anthony Perez Anne Egger Geology What Earth Science Literacy Principles Could Mean for the Professional Development of Teachers and the Future of the New York Regents Exams

 

Research Grant Recipients

Student(s) Mentor Subject Project Title
Steven Spencer Pat Lubinski Anthropology Faunal Analysis of Unit U0E of the Grissom Site (45KT301)
Adam Wasserstrom Benjamin White Physics Using Electrical Transport Measurements to Investigate the Classical Critical Behavior in the Magnetic Phase Transition of Nickel
William Eris Benjamin White Physics Synthesis and Low-Temperature Behavior of the Strongly-Correlated Electron Compounds La2RuO5 and La4Ru6O19
Jani Jasenovec Benjamin White Physics Investigation of the System Ca3Co2-xMnxO6 via Measurements of Thermodynamic Properties
Jordan Ryckman Kristina Ernest Biology The Evaluation of Pika Haypiles as a Resource for Other Small Mammals near Snoqualmie Pass
Rachel Latsis, Katia Hawley, and Cheyenne Suarez Levente Fabry-Asztalos Chemistry Exploratory Synthesis Towards Azaborines as Potential HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors.

 

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