Summer Scholars Program

Applications for 2024 Summer Scholars Program coming soon!

How to Apply 

Applications will open in February and will be due on March 8, 2024 for the Summer Scholars 2024 Program. 

Students and faculty complete a three-part online application together.

  • Part I, completed by the faculty-student(s) team, includes a project summary, description of dissemination goals, and a detailed timeline (see template below).
  • Part II, completed by the faculty member, includes a brief statement of how the proposed project will help meet scholarship expectations and additional details (e.g., other responsibilities, sources of funding).
  • Finally, each student applicant completes Part III, which includes a brief statement describing her interest in project and qualifications for engaging in this work.

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Dissemination Plan Examples

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The Summer Scholars program provides support for undergraduate students and faculty from all disciplines to engage in collaborative research and creative work while immersed in a culture of scholarship.

Our program has two primary objectives:

  1. Provide meaningful, rich experiences for students in which they make significant contributions to scholarship.
  2. Provide faculty with the resources and support they need to advance their program of research/scholarship.

About the Summer Scholars Program

Support for Scholarship

Summer Scholars supports faculty-student collaborations in all disciplines. Each team is typically comprised of one faculty member and one or two students. Compensation for faculty and students allows teams to focus on their scholarship during 10 weeks during the summer. Teams are also provided with training, support, and resources to facilitate the peer-reviewed dissemination of their scholarly work.

Community of Scholars

Summer Scholars establishes a supportive community of faculty and student scholars who learn from and support one another; this community of scholars is a critical part of the program. Students and faculty attend weekly workshops designed to support scholarship, professional, and personal development.

Student-faculty teams that include undergraduate students and tenured, tenure-track or rolling contract faculty are eligible.

  • Students and faculty must complete an application together. Summer Scholars teams are typically one faculty member and one or two students.
  • St. Kate’s faculty must be tenured or on a tenure track or rolling contract to apply. Adjunct faculty and faculty on temporary contracts are not eligible for the program.
  • Students must be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and have at least one semester left at St. Kate’s after completing the program to be eligible.

Summer Scholars is an intensive 10-week immersive experience for both faculty and students and requires an investment in scholarship, mentoring, and group dialogue to create a strong cohort and culture of scholarship. Faculty must be available without conflicting professional or personal responsibilities that interfere with the ability to fully engage in the scholarly project, to effectively mentor the student collaborator(s), and to actively participate in Summer Scholars workshops and activities. Note that although Summer Scholars is a 10-week intensive summer program, your commitment is for the entire academic year, as students and mentors are expected to prepare for and present their work at a national conference during the academic year.

Students also need to demonstrate a commitment to the program by describing how they will manage their other obligations and meet the expectations of this program. Students can apply to work 20 hours/week and must commit to submitting an abstract to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research or discipline-specific conference or its equivalent.

The Summer Scholars program is committed to promoting collaborative scholarship across disciplines while supporting both faculty and students. Faculty who fully engage in the Summer Scholars program will be paid a summer stipend equivalent to one course overload. Students will be paid to work 20 hours per week.

The dissemination requirements (see above) require students and faculty to continue working on their scholarship during the academic year. While we strive to provide funding for students, we cannot guarantee that students will be paid in the fall (though we guarantee funding for travel to NCUR if abstracts are accepted). Faculty are paid for their work in the summer only.

This year, we are able to fund two additional Summer Scholars teams for projects that meet the following criteria:

Your application must address one of the priorities of the GHR Foundation's investment in St. Kate's

These core practice elements are

  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (ICP)—when multiple health workers from different backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care (WHO, 2010)
  • Cultural Fluency—ability to navigate the many dimensions of culture needed to build shared meaning and understanding with people from other cultures. It is comprised of several skills such as working with ambiguity, flexibility, respect, empathy and adaptability (Inoue, 2007)
  • Ecological Approach—grounded in the understanding that the conditions that result in individual health or illness arise out of the interaction between an individual’s traits and their physical and sociocultural environment and are influenced on multiple levels (e.g. intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy (Sallis & Owen, 2015).

Each of the above is conceptualized and addressed within the contexts of global health, primary care, and senior living. If you are eligible, your team will be asked to answer a few additional questions

All students are expected to submit their work for presentation at a peer-reviewed venue (e.g., undergraduate or discipline-specific conference, gallery exhibit, performance) during academic year. Additionally, teams will be encouraged and supported in their efforts to publish their work in a peer-reviewed journal or the discipline equivalent. Students also are required to present their scholarship at either the St. Catherine University Fall Research Symposium or the Sr. Seraphim Gibbons Undergraduate Symposium.

Teams conducting research with human participants need approval from the Institutional Review Board prior to beginning their scholarship. Projects that require IRB approval will be contingently accepted for Summer Scholars support until they have been approved.

Participants evaluate the Summer Scholars program and its components.

Students and mentors are asked to promote the program and connect with the community by sharing your Summer Scholars work. Teams may be asked to present their work to prospective students, University community members, donors, potential donors, and alumnae or to discuss the Summer Scholars program with them.

All teams must submit a final report following their Summer Scholars experience.

Strategies Used in Minnesota for the Unwinding of Medicaid Post-Public Health Emergency: July 2023
Timothy Schulz BA, Julie Sabo PhD, RN APRN, CNS, FCNS

Building a Brighter World: A Young Person’s Guide to Public Health
Tara Harbo, Jade Lent, Meghan R. Mason, PhD, MPH

Understanding the effects of accessible medically-tailored food boxes containing fruit and vegetables on cardiometabolic markers in immigrant Hispanic/Latine individuals with hypertension
Angela Cuccio & Ambria Crusan

Stratospheric exposure studies of Brassica rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plants)
Kadiatu H. Kaya, Odunola Adewale, Abby Conrad, Bronwyn Hicks, Erick Agrimson

Pre-Eclipse Stratospheric Ballooning with Radiosonde
Odunola Adewale, Kadiatu Kaya, Bronwyn Hicks, Abby Conrad, Erick Agrimson

Investigating Food, Greenspace, and Mental Health Access in Covenanted and Non-Covenanted Communities
Salma Ali, Abbey Haveman, Dr. Elizabeth Allen

The Legacies of Neighborhood Segregation in St. Paul, Minnesota’s Independent School District 625
KC Meredyk, Eva Ngono, Rachel Neiwert

Editing CDKN1A and RASD1 in a Cell Culture System
Hope Vue and Dr. Kellie Agrimson

Optimizing in vitro Editing of SPP1 & NXF2
Regan Rockswold and Kellie Agrimson

Impacts of Marriage Equality on Time Use
Melody Kosbab, Mollie Pierson, Kristine West

Craftsmanship of Worth
Assistant Professor Carol Mager, Veronica Wakefield, Neve Paulbicki

Utilizing the Existing Literature on Psychosocial Vital Signs to Design an Interprofessional Training Program
Valerye Peterson, Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, OTD OTR/L, Madeline Youngman, OTS

The effect of sodium chloride (road salt) stress on floral nectar sugar concentrations and gene expression in Brassica rapa
Naturelle Vang, Ya Yei Xiong and Rahul Roy

Improving Balance in Women 50 and Older Through Immersive Virtual Reality Training:
Our Study at a Glance

Skylar Mattson, Juliette Kline, Marcie Myers, PhD

Narratives of Mental Health in Professional Male Athletes as Constructed by the Media
Juliette Kline, Rebecca Busanich, Ph.D.

Editing Genes Important for Spermatogenesis in a Cell Culture System.
Stephanie Nguyen ‘23 Biology, Longevity and Aging minor; Cassie Norbeck ‘24 Biology, Longevity and Aging minor
Faculty Mentor: Kellie Agrimson, Biology

Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients by Race and Location
Hannah Bladow, Psychology ‘23
Faculty Mentor: Alvin Akibar, Psychology

Distance learning and parental mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the United States
Abigail Nachreiner ’24 Economics, Public Policy, Women and International Development; Isabel Honzay ’24 Economics and Public Policy, Accounting minor
Faculty Mentor: Lanlan (Lacey) Chu, Economics and Political Science

Understanding culturally-appropriate fruit and vegetable choices to increase DASH Diet compliance in Hispanic/Latinx individuals with hypertension
Kerrie Roozen ’23 Dietetics
Faculty Mentor: Ambria Crusan, Nutrition and Dietetics

Impact of far infrared technology on quality of life in older adults
Arianna Balingit ’24 Biology, Longevity and Aging minor; Shavonnye Rath ’24 Applied Exercise Sciences - Pre-DPT, Psychology minor
Faculty Mentor: Josh Guggenheimer, Exercise and Sport Science

Green Mechanochemical Synthesis of Photoluminescent Materials
Katharine Bendel ’24 Chemistry (ACS), French
Faculty Mentor: Daron Janzen, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling of Hybrid Polyoxometalate Enzyme Inhibitors Samantha Erickson ’25 Biochemistry, Public Health
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Jordan, Chemistry

Welcoming the Dear Neighbor?: A Neighborhood Look
Sophie Gibson ‘25 History, Art History; Maya Isabel Villafuerte ‘24 History
Faculty Mentor: Rachel Neiwert, History

Barriers and Facilitators to Interdisciplinary Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care [GHR funded]
Isabella Norcross ’25 Psychology; Amy Wickenhauser ’23 Psychology, Longevity and Aging minor
Faculty Mentor: Kimberley Persons, Occupational Therapy

The prevalence of urinary incontinence in female collegiate athletes.
Whitney Wenner ’23 Exercise Science and Nutrition; Emma McAfee ’25 Public Health: Public Policy (Pre-OTD)
Faculty Mentor: Lana Prokop, Exercise and Sport Science

Determining the impact of phosphorylation rates on the dilated cardiomyopathy linked phospholamban mutants R9H and R9L [GHR Funded]
Naddi Jillo ’23 Biology, Chemistry minor; Eyerusalem Alene ’23 Biology
Faculty Mentor: Kim Ha, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? Economics team
Mikaela Campbell ’23 Public Policy, Economics; Hailey Sexton ’23 Financial Economics, Accounting
Faculty Mentor: Kristine West, Economics

Public Health Implications of Arts in Urban Ethiopia: A Qualitative Case Study
Iyat Al-jayashi ’26 Sonography
Faculty Mentor: Hui Wilcox, Sociology

Regener-Pfotzer Maxima Studies in Preparation for the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses
Maddie Ross ’23 Physics, Biology minor
Faculty Mentor: Erick Agrimson, Physics

Insulin-Like Peptide 4 Annotation in Newly Sequenced Drosophila Species
Rebecca Benvie ‘23 Biology, Longevity and Aging minor
Faculty Mentor: Kellie Agrimson, Biology

Responding to a Changing World: Assessment of Water Quality using a Modern Method to Monitor Algae
Sydney Kennedy ’22 Biology and Public Policy
Faculty Mentor: Paula Furey, Biology

Critical Analysis: Barriers and Opportunities for Addressing Oral Health Equity Issues [GHR funded]
Juliette Kline ’24 Exercise and Sport Science, pre-OT, Aging and Longevity minor; Anchee Nitschke Durben ’24 Public Health – Health Sciences, Longevity and Aging minor
Faculty Mentor: Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, Occupational Therapy

Green Synthesis of Semi-sustainable Organic Photovoltaic Materials
Hannick Biermeier’23, Chemistry (ACS)
Faculty Mentor: Daron Janzen, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Public Space as Democracy’s Saving Grace: Farmer’s Markets and the Making of Good Neighbors
Hannah Olson ’23 Women and International Development, International Studies minor; Melody Kosbab ’24 Political Science, professional Writing and American Sign Language minors
Faculty Mentor: Nawojka Lesinski, Economics and Political Science

Regency Respite in Times of Chaos
Michelle Dolan ’22 Apparel Design
Faculty Mentor: Carol Mager, Apparel Merchandising and Design

Welcoming the Dear Neighbor?: A History of Housing Inequality in Ramsey County
Anastatia Rousseau ’22 History, Philosophy minor; Ava Griswold ’21 History and French, Women’s Studies minor
Faculty Mentor: Rachel Neiwert, History

Prenatal Telehealth - Product Testing and Evaluation of Outcomes
Mckenna Paluk ’22 Dietetics, Longevity and Aging minor
Faculty Mentor: Emily Nowak, Nursing

Alumnae Memorial Garden Sculpture
Carolina Lopez ’22 Visual Arts Teaching K-12; Sia von Weiss ’23 Philosophy and Studio Art
Faculty Mentor: Monica Rudquist, Art and Art History

Determinants for Choosing Processed Foods in Adult Populations [GHR Funded]
Kathryn Nelson ’23 Dietetics; Victoria Barkosky ’23 Dietetics
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Thames, Nutrition and Dietetics

Upward Mobility in Ramsey County
Victoria Delgado-Palma ’23 Public Policy; Ava LaPlante ’23 Economics and International Studies; Calyn Schardt ’23 Economics, Public Policy and Women and International Development
Faculty Mentor: Kristine West, Economics

Neighborhood Change and Racial Diversity in the Suburban Twin Cities Metro Area
Angela Guerrero ’22 Psychology and Sociology
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Williams, Sociology


Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? A History of Housing Inequality in Ramsey County
Alexandra A S Keller ’21 International Studies, History minor; Vee Signorelli ’21 Theology
Rachel Neiwert, History


Writing an Education Primer for the Journal Genetics
Kylie Burkstrand Dec ’20 Biology
Andrea Kalis, Biology

Biochemistry and Chemistry

Synthesis of a Norbornene-Containing Substrate for the Enzyme Geranylgeranyltransferase
Haley Dammar ’21 Chemistry (ACS)
James Wollack, Chemistry

Green Synthesis of Solar Cell Materials
Hope Holte ’22 Chemistry; Badraa Al-jasim ’21, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Hil Ngouajio ’21, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Daron Janzen, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Addressing the Antibiotic Crisis: Drug Discovery in Microbes
Porhouy Minh ’21 Chemistry and Biochemistry, Math minor
Annalisa Jordan, Chemistry and Biochemistry


Measurements Recorded via Stratospheric Ballooning
Stratospheric Ballooning Investigation of the 2023 and 2024 Eclipses 

Callie Korzeniowski ’23 Chemistry, Physics minor; Anisa Tapper ’23 Math, Physics minor 
Erick Agrimson, Physics

Modeling Low-Energy Nuclear Quenching in Super CDMS Using Neutron Capture Data 
Judy Panmany ’20 Chemistry 
Hannah Rogers, Physics


Discrimination in the Twin Cities Rental Market
Karisa Johnson ‘22 Economics and Public Policy, Statistics minor 
Marina Mileo Gorzig, Economics

Unintended Tradeoffs: Adolescent Sleep vs. Elementary Enrollment 
Emma Kettle ’22 Economics and Public Policy; Olivia Matzke ’22 
Economics Kristine West, Economics 

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Sciences

Nutrition Assessment in St. Mary’s Health Clinic Serving Undocumented, Non-English Speaking, Latinx Patients 
Katie Lilja ’21 Nutrition and Dietetics; Teal Walters Dec ’20 Nutrition and Dietetics 
Ambria Crusan and Megan Baumler, Nutrition and Dietetics

The effect of gait training devices of gait range of motion in older adults after a six-week walking intervention Julia Clark ’21 Exercise Science pre-PT; Reilee Schepper ’22 Exercise Science pre-PT
Lana Prokop, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences


Gender and Sustainability: An Empirical Investigation of Ecofeminism 
Elyse Collyer ’21 Psychology
Gabrielle Filip Crawford, Psychology

Public Health

How Do Healthcare Providers Screen Children and Families for Housing Instability? A Literature Review 
Grace Anne Ludvik ’22 Public Health, Spanish minor
Meghan Mason, Public Health

Art and Art History

Listening to the Liberal Arts at St. Catherine University
Lucian Blanks ’20, Amy Hamlin

Biology and Biochemistry

Measuring the structural dynamics of Hox family transcription factor lin-39 and its mutant lin-39(ccc16) in complex with mab-5 and DNA using NMR spectroscopy
Reba Surma-Heine ’20, Kristina Lodahl ’20, Kim Ha, Andrea Kalis


Applied Economics: Colonial Policy in Indigenous Nations
Isabel Pastoor ’20, Briana Morales ’21, Kristine West

Prejudice or statistical discrimination: An experiment on discrimination in the labor market
Emily Young ’22, Kala Tiede ’21, Marina Gorsuch


Topological Data Analysis and Analysis of Text
Ella Graham ’21, Calli Clay ‘20, Kristine Pelatt


Curating an Album of Cañari Music
Erika Contreras ’22, Rebecca Gibson ’19, Allison Adrian

Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Novel Gait Training for Older Adults: Nordic Walking vs. Vizziq Training (GHR-funded)
Abbie Payne ’21, Meghan Ruppert ’21, Lana Prokop

Public Health

The Moderating Role of Sleep in the Association between Spirituality, and Test Anxiety, and Academic Behaviors of Female Undergraduate Students: Data from 2018 Mapworks Survey (GHR-funded)
Vy Phung ‘20, Sydney Coxworth ’20, Angela Ekwonye


Regener-Pfotzer maximum zenith angle dependence measurements
Melissa Graham ’20, Judy Panmany ’20, Alisha Widmeier ’20, Erick Agrimson

Apparel Design

Textile Waste Collection: Potential of Upstream Recycling In Twin Cities Area
Sydney Schumann ‘19, Anupama Pasricha

Art and Art History

Multimedia Documentary Shorts 2.0
Ryan Johnson ‘19, Frencia Stephenson ‘19, Todd Deutsch

ASL Interpreting

Needs, Barriers, and Gaps Assessment for Culturally Deaf Seniors to Maintain Quality Independent Living Status
Allie Salewski ’19, Gloria Nathanson


Patterning of Sex-specific Neuronal Fates by Hox Transcription Factors
Seanna Loeb ‘19, Afra Zain ‘20, Andrea Kalis


Determining the Impact of Domain Ib Mutations of Phospholamban on Phosphorylation and SERCA Regulation (GHR-funded)
Ariana Schneiderhan ‘19, Hannah Johnson ‘19, Kim Ha

Green Mechanochemical Synthesis of Photoluminescent Materials
Ashley Wilke ‘19, Maya Butler ‘20, Daron Janzen

Synthesis of Deuterated Standards for MDI Quantification
Melissa Graham ‘20, Sophia Powells ’20, Alisha Wiedmeier ‘20, James Wollack

Communication Studies

Negotiating Complex Cultural Landscapes: Contemporary Female Native American Leaders and Intersectionality
Lani Kazel ‘18, Margret McCue-Enser


Maturing Collaborative Research in Economics
Maakwe Cumanzala ‘19, Elizabeth Kula ’19, Kristine West

Native American Women are Disproportionately Stopped, Searched and Arrested by Police in Minneapolis
Elizabeth Axberg ‘20, Amanda Williams ‘20, Marina Gorsuch


Interprofessional Interventions for Families of Patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (GHR-funded)
Meghan Landry ’21, Erica Olson ’21, Katie Campbell

Exercise and Sport Science

The Ripple Effect: A Sociocultural Exploration of Coaching and Narratives on the Exercising Experience (GHR-funded)
Amber Montero ‘20, Paige Nelson ’19, Rebecca Busanich

Public Health

Screening Tools for Housing Instability in Primary Care
Nimo Mohamed Dec ‘18, Joceline Giles ‘19, Meghan Mason


“Sometimes It Causes Me To Tremble”: Terror, Catastrophe, and the Fierce Work of Memory in Black and Womanist Theology
Iceline King ‘20, Colleen Carpenter


Multimedia Documentary Shorts
Muna Scekomar ’18, Ashley Alex ’18, Todd Deutsch


Hox Gene Regulation of Sex-Specific Neurogenesis in Caenorhabditis Elegans
Taylor Olin ’18, Andrea Kalis

Exploring the Effect of Exercise on Mood and Trust
Sara Brakke ’18, Ngozika Ezenagu ’19, John Pellegrini


Synthesis and Characterization of 2D Tin Sulfide Nanosheets
Elizabeth Juarez Diaz ‘18, John Dwyer

Communication Studies

Nationalism and Populism Abroad: France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
Addison Cross ’20, Rafael Cervantes


A Reading Guide for Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans
Emma Hargreaves ’17, Janie Sisson ’17, Cecilia Konchar Farr

Exercise and Sports Science

Does Resistance Training Affect Speed of Movement in Older Adults?
Natalie Barron ’18, Michelle Perri ’18, Joshua Guggenheimer


Extended Symmetric Spaces and Theta-Twisted Involution Graphs of the Alternating Symmetric Group
Emma Holzbach ’20, Autumn Mortenson ’20, Jessie Lenarz, Kristy Pelatt


Assessing Consumer Knowledge of Added Sugars
Rose Maniates ’19, Courtney Vanderheiden’18, Nuala Bobowski

Campus Health and Ideas for the Future
Mary Jane Voss ’18, Holly Willis


Stratospheric Thermal Effects Related to the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Vina Onyango-Robshaw ’18, Ana Taylor’19, Alynie Walter’18, Erick Agrimson


Community Response to Police Shootings: An Experimental Exploration
Katelyn Byers-Carter ’18, Gabrielle Filip-Crawford


Characterization of DNA-binding Proteins in Lumbriculus Sperm
Kay Tweeten, Mysee Lee, and Kelsey McKenna

The Gaiter TM: Testing How Well a New 4-wheel, pivoting Walker Promotes Natural Walking Movements
Marcie Myers, Courtney Kirkeide, Chi Moua, and Nicole Szyszka

Genetics and Nutrient Conditions of Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris Arundinacea) Populations at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Martha Phillips and Danielle Meyer


Mechanochemical Synthesis of Photoluminescent Transition Metal Complexes 
Daron Janzen and Dominique Rabaey

Characterization of Reduced Graphene Oxide
Gina Mancini-Samuelson, Madisen Hyatt, and Alexa Trusty

Characterization of Dilated Cardiomyopathy Linked R25 Mutants of Phospholamban
Kim Ha and Mara Exline*

Extracting Biologically Active Metabolites from Minnesota Fungicolous Fungi
Ani Jordan, Elizabeth Sperry, and Odi Mentari


What’s the Value of a Degree? Evidence from Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia
Caroline Krafft, Zea Branson, and Taylor Flak

Exercise and Sports Science

Exercise Duration and Associated Fitness Improvement
Mark Blegen, Leigha Embertson, Sophie Olson, and Jenna Thompson


Invariants of Random Threshold Hypergraphs
Chris Ross and Kat Wallick

Convexity of Neural Codes
Kristy Pelatt and Ruby Bayliss*


Measuring Histograms of Viral Production v. Time for Individual Isolated Cells using Fluorescence and Microfluidics 
Jolene Johnson and Emily Anderson*

Public Health

Child Spacing Decision-Making and Couple Communication among Somali Men and Women in the Twin Cities
Carie Cox and Fathi Ahmed


Ladies and the Law: Considering Women in Ancient Legal Codes
Elaine James and Shannon Tacheny


*Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

Apparel Design

Technology Meets Sustainable Fashion
Anupama Pasricha and Rachel Greeninger


Investigating the Evolutionary History of Ammonium Transport Genes
Tami McDonald, Madison Olimb, and Shelby Ward


Precedence for Fungi as a Source of Bioactive Natural Products
Ani Jordan, Mara Exline, Sophia Hani, Alexa Harnagel*

Tuning the Properties of the Nanomaterial Graphene Oxide
Gina Mancini-Samuelson, Denyce Alvarez, and Alexa Trusty

Synthesis of a Cyclopropene-Containing Substance for Protein Farnesyltransferase
James Wollack and Kristine Her

Communication Studies

Women’s Voices: Reimagining the Public Speaking Curriculum
Rafael Cervantes and Brianna Byram


The Impact of Free Full-Day Kindergarten on Maternal Labor Supply
Kristine West, Ashley Erceg, and Katie Tholke

Exercise and Sports Science

Does Resistance Training Affect Range of Motion, Quality of Life, and Balance in Older Women?
Joshua Guggenheimer, Donielle Kurvers, and Sarah Olsen


Back Talk: Unwed Mothers, Adoption, and the Mass Media, 1950-1970

Kim Heikkila and Amanda Campbell


Games on Directed Threshold Graphs
Chris Ross and Rose Winter*


Work/Life/School Balance of College Students
Andrea Olson, Lee Danielsen, and Kelly Kroening


Beyond Annulment: Rethinking Pastoral Care for Divorced Catholics
Colleen Carpenter and Jane Wolfgram

*Clare Boothe Luce Scholars


Analysis of Extracellular Matrix Molecules in Lumbriculus Embryos
Kay Tweeten and Kyrstin Danielson

The Effect of Agriculture and Urbanization on Coupled Nutrient Cycles in Minnesota Lakes
Jill Welter, Kerrick Sarbacker, and Bree Vculek


NMR Resonance Assignment of Fatty Acid Binding Protein-4
Kim Ha and Yenchi Tran

Triboluminescent Materials: Design of Pressure-Sensitive Phosphorescent Systems
Daron Janzen and Safia Hirsa

Biologically Active Natural Products Produced by Fungal Pathogens of Alfalfa
Ani Jordan, Marne Louters, and Nicole Blanshan

Communication Studies

Women’s Voices: Reimagining the Public Speaking Curriculum
Rafael Cervantes and Brianna Byram

Nutrition and Exercise Science

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with Legume Intake by Parents and Their Children
Teri Burgess-Champoux, Lynn Luecke, and Kayla Guerrero

The Effects of Low-intensity Resistance Training on Joint Range of Motion in Older Women
Joshua Guggenheimer, Alexis Barret, and Christina Ramsdell


Research and Development of a Low Cost Robotics Platform
Kaye Smith and Kassandra Surma


Influence of Media Images on Food Choice and Food Intake
Anaya Mitra, Lauren Lund, and Alexandria Thompson


The City in the Song of Songs
Elaine James and Jasmine Kurth

Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Trudy Landgren and Megan Buysse, Explorations of Milkweed Floss Use in Apparel Design and Textile Fabrication


Dawn Foster-Hartnett and Britta Wass, Differentiation of Verticillium alfalfae Populations with Microsatellite Markers


Kim Ha*, Adedolapo Ojoawo, and Choua Xiong*, Determining the Impact of Dephosphorylation on Therapeutic Mutants of the Cardiac Protein Phospholamban

Daron Janzen and Morgan Stamp, Triboluminescent Materials: Design of Pressure-Sensitive Phosphorescent Systems
Communication Studies (with Psychology)

Jamie Peterson, Joshua Haringa, Janet Bishop, Moira Kuehn, and Hilary Stein, Digital Media and the Support of Service-Learning

Nutrition and Exercise Science

Teri Burgess-Champoux, Katrina Groshens, and Anna Laitinen, Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Community Garden Experiences on Fruit and Vegetable Preferences and Intake of Preschool-aged Children: Implications for a Pilot Intervention


Kristy Pelatt* and Michelle Johnson*, Combinatorics in the Sinha Spectral Sequence


Susan Hawthorne and Cody Flaherty, Community Connections: Digitally Enhanced Community-Based Learning in Philosophy


Erick Agrimson, Mara Blish, Rachel Hedden, and Amanda Grove, High Altitude Ballooning as a Means for Studying Atmospheric Phenomena

Jolene Johnson*, Rachel Hanson*, and Sara Olson, Designing and Building Microfluidic Devices Using Nanofabrication for Studying Gene Expression in Single Isolated Cells

Psychology (with Communication Studies)

Jamie Peterson, Joshua Haringa, Janet Bishop, Moira Kuehn, and Hilary Stein, Digital Media and the Support of Service-Learning

Social Work

Sarah Ferguson and Nora Smyth, The Transition from Grassroots Movement to Social Service Agency: The Influence of Organizational Culture on Battered Women’s Shelters

Richa Dhanju, Eleanor O’Neil, and Caitlyn Wright, Between Local and Global: Assessing Relevance of International Curriculum in Training “Globally Competent” Social Workers


Hui Wilcox and Ardo Jimale, Life at Extraordinary Times: Muslim American Women’s Experiences after 9/11


Colleen Carpenter and Elea Ingman, In the Beginning Was the Story: Narrative and Imagination in Theology

*Clare Boothe Luce Scholars