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URA Scholars for 2018 – 2019

Awardees

A three quarter portrait of Tarek on the Library green.

Tarek Antar
Examining the Role of Parental and Peer Religious Socialization in the Development of Muslim-American Adolescents’ Religious and National Identities
Psychology
Dr. Charissa Cheah

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Peter Bailer
Synthesis of a PEG hydrogel and collagen mesh to protect surface bound electrochemical aptamer-based biosensors from catalyzed degradation by RNAse
Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Jennie Leach

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Adnan Baker-Agha
Nylon-inspired Polymers Containing Reversible Iron-chelated Linkages
Chemistry
Dr. Paul Smith

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Kojo Bonsu
Analysis of Glycolytic Multienyme Complex Formation
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Gregory Szeto

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Kevin Chen
Uncovering the Link Between a Sugar-induced Change in Gut Microbiome and Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
Biological Sciences
Dr. Charles Biebreich

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Eric Cheung
Centralizing Gene Expression Patterns with Mathematical Databases
Biological Sciences
Dr. Daniel Lobo

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Nicole Couturier
Monitoring Blood Biomarkers of Immune Responses before and after Therapy in a Mouse Melanoma Model
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Gregory Szeto

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Lorraine Dell’Acqua
An Investigative Analysis of Potential Change in D1-D2 Receptors of Rat Brains Exposed to Threshold Levels of Particle Radiation
Psychology
Dr. Susan Bachus

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James Raynard Dizon
Testing Nanoparticle-Delivered Antimalarials for Treatment of Lupus
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Gregory Szeto

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Anna Feerick
Detection of Contaminants within Chesapeake Bay Water, Sediment, and Oysters
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lee Blaney

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David Fialkow
Characterizing the Mechanical Oscillatory Properties of Nanostructures
Physics
Dr. Matthew Pelton

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Alex Getachew
The Impact of Arts Integration on the Learning Identity of Sixth Grade Students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Vickie Williams

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Casey Haines
Response of Eastern Bluebirds (Salias salias) to Playbacks of Male and Female Vocalizations
Biological Sciences
Dr. Kevin Omland

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Jordan Harper
Modeling Democratic Practice: Aligning Faculty Teaching Practices with University Democratic and Civic Aspirations
Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. George Musgrove

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Phillip Hilliard
Automated Analysis and Prediction of Entity-based Sentiment Framing
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dr. Frank Ferraro

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Mark Horton
Human-in-the-Loop Model Improvement and Implementation for Efficient Deep Reinforcement Learning
Computer Engineering
Dr. Tinoosh Mohsenin

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Adursh Iyer
Searching for Gamma-ray Emission from Black Hole Jets
Physics and Mathematics
Dr. Eileen Meyer

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Hannah Jackson
Second Language Acquisition through Improv
Modern Languages and Linguistics
Dr. Tania Lizarazo

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Matthew Kane
Cats and Rats vs. the Bahama Oriole: Assessing the Threat of Invasive Species to a Critically Endangered Species
Biological Sciences
Dr. Kevin Omland

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Caroline Larkin
Inferring Mathematical Dynamic Models of Tumor Sub-clonal Interactions to Predict Optimal Treatment Targets
Biological Sciences
Dr. Daniel Lobo

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Kasey Mannion
An Exploration in the Development of Contemporary Dance
Dancer
Mr. Doug Hamby

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Cierra McKoy
Geographic Variation in the Vocalizations of an Endangered Oriole
Biological Sciences
Dr. Kevin Omland

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Stephanie Milani
Integrating Ethical Reasoning into the Abstract Markov Decision Process Framework
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dr. Marie desJardins

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Morgan Miller
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
History
Dr. Dan Ritschel

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Rachel Morin
Microscopic Processes that Shape the High Energy Universe: An Artist View for the Rest of Us
Physics
Dr. Markos Georganopoulos

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Karla Negrete
Preparation of Gel Polymer Electrolyte with Enhanced Ionic Conductivity for Zn Based Batteries
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Deepa Madan

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Adam Ng
Conservative Responses to British Fascism in the 1930s
History
Dr. Dan Ritschel

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Howard Nicholson
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Biosensors
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Jennie Leach

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Drue Nixon
Ella and Ida Summer Camp
Interdisciplinary Studies *Entrepreneurship URA
Mr. Gib Mason

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Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
The Impact of Early Childhood Malaria on Educational Attainment in Ghana
Mathematics and Economics
Dr. Tim Gindling

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Angela Ossana
Infrared Emission Spectroscopy Techniques
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Bradley Arnold

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Hye Jin Park
The Role of Marital Quality and Parenting in Korean-American Children’s Social Problem-solving Reasoning Skills
Psychology
Dr. Charissa Cheah

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Dhruvil Patel
Nylon-inspired Polymers Containing Reversible Iron-chelated Linkages
Chemistry
Dr. Paul Smith

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Rishit Patel
Effect of Electronic Liquid Components on Morphology and Electrophysiology of Olfactory Tissue
Biological Sciences
Dr. Weihong Lin

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Alexia Petasis
Confronting Social Issues through Translational Choreography
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mr. Steven McAlpine

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Zane Poffenberger
The Italian State: How do Political Party Manifestos Impact and Shape National Policy towards the Migrant Crisis?
Political Science
Dr. Carolyn Forestiere

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Raj Purohit
An Aspergillus nidulans PodB Mutant to Express High Levels of Recombinant GFP
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Mark Marten

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Mia Rickenbach
Create Freedom
Theatre *Entrepreneurship URA
Mr. Nate Sinnott

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Victoria Rottman
The Effects of Stream Contaminants on Terrestrial Ecology
Environmental Science & Geography
Dr. Christine Hawn

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Joy Roy
Centralizing Gene Expression Patterns with Mathematical Databases
Biological Sciences
Dr. Daniel Lobo

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Jeremy Rubin
Data Analysis to Understand the Key Roles of Histone Methyltransferases in the Modification of Chromatin to Regulate Gene Expression
Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Erin Green

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Scott Sainz
Alternative Theatrical Lighting Control System
Theatre
Mr. Adam Mendelson

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Arman Setser
Quantum Error Correction Using A Gradient-based Optimization Approach
Physics
Dr. Jason Kestner

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Miles Smith
Multidisciplinary Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Research for Wind Turbine Monitoring Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Soobum Lee

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Kristina Soetje
Species Abundance and Richness Outcomes of 2018 Mudslide Deposits on Montecito, California Beaches
Environmental Science and Visual Arts
Dr. Colin Studds

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Meredith Sperling
The Role of Remote Sensing Technology in Improving Wind Power Predictions
Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics
Dr. Ruben Delgado

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Ariana Taj
Prostate Specific P53 Knockout Model
Biological Sciences
Dr. Charles Bieberich

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Aline Thompson
Red Streaks Under a Silver Sun: Trans Embodiment in “Mirror’s Edge”
Gender and Women’s Studies
Dr. Amy Bhatt

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Manos Tzortzakakis
A Calorimetric Approach to Structure-Reactivity Correlation in Epoxide Cross-linking Reactions
Chemical Engineering
Dr. Lisa Kelly

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Mia Wessel
Synthesis of Gadolinium-containing Dendrons for Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cancer
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Marie-Christine Onuta

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Linda Wiratan
Effect of Jasmonic Acid Analog Induced Defense on Circadian Rhythm in Arabidopsis
Biological Sciences
Dr. Hua Lu

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Briana Yancy
Nesting Habitat Requirements of the Critically Endangered Bahama Oriole
Geography and Environmental Science
Dr. Kevin Omland

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