This collection is the insitutional archive of final projects created as part of the Kenyon Summer Science Scholars Program.

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Submissions from 2017

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Expression and activity of cation cotransporters in yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) in different salinities, David Anderson and Christopher M. Gillen

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Macroevolution of dimensionless life histories in amniotes, Cecina Babich Morrow, Andrew J. Kerkhoff, and Morgan Ernest

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How Women's Distrust in Other Women Intensifies the Relationship between Gender Microaggressions and Psychiatric Systems, Lucy Bhuyan

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The Synthesis of BMPCL (Hedrick REP Inimer/ATRP Initiator), Jenna Bouquot and Yutan D. Y. L. Getzler

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The Effects of Jasmonate Derivatives of Escherichia coli Growth, Carter U. Brzezinski, Joan Slonczewski, and Mo Hunsen

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Age Group Differences in the Experience of Gendered Microaggressions among Women, Sarah Campbell and Sarah Murnen

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Recovering the Neutron Star Equation of State from a Simulated Binary Neutron Star Gravitational-wave Detection with LIGO, Matt F. Carney, Burke S. Irwin, and Leslie Wade

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Recovery of Microbial Functional Diversity in Restored Wetlands, Srila Chadalavada, Heather Pacheco, and Siobhan Fennessy

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Objectification in Asian Skin Whitening Commercials: A Content Analysis, Alejandra Colmenares and Irene Lopez

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Characterizing the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) within the order Anura, Reed Crocker, Hannah Hertz, Alula Hunsen, and Wade Powell

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Expression and Evolution of the cation-coupled cotransporters in Aedes aegypti Larvae, Adrienne DeBrosse and Christopher M. Gillen

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Identifying Dietary Microfossils from Dental Calculus in the Keldudalur Cemetery, Skagafjördur, Iceland, Sean Deryck and Kimmarie A. Murphy

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Getting Angry? Counting Sheep? Could Video Games Make You Lose Sleep? Relations Between Game Play, Sleep Deprivation, and Aggression, Benjamin Douglas and Patrick E. Ewell

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Effects of hepA, rfaY, and scpC Genes on Benzoate Tolerance and Antibiotic Resistance in Benzoate Evolved Escherichia coli, Morgan L. Engmann and Joan L. Slonczewski

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Neanderthals: The First Spear Throwers?, Andrea M. Evans and Bruce Hardy

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Tangloids: A Mathematical Exploration into Children's Toys, Michael Grace Fisher and Carol Schumacher

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Evaluation of Triarylmethyl Dyes for Xenobiotic Transport Assay in the Mosquito A. aegypti, Coire F. Gavin-Hanner and Matthew F. Rouhier

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Temperature Dependent Dielectric Functions of Topological Insulators, Ellie Holmgren and Frank Peiris

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Visualising Equation of State Constraints given Gravitational-wave Observations of Binary Neutron Star Systems, Burke S. Irwin, Matthew F. Carney, and Leslie E. Wade

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Testing a Candidate Muscle Gene, tcf15, in a Neural Patterning Mutant, stl159, in Danio rerio, Woo Jeon and Sarah C. Petersen

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An Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Sequence from the Caecilian Gymnopis multiplicata Suggests Low Dioxin Affinity is Common to All Amphibian Orders, Sarah Kazzaz and Wade Powell

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Climate Change Velocity: Past, Present, and Predicted, Erin Keleske and Drew Kerkhoff

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New Linear Codes over Non-Prime Fields, Jonathan Lambrinos, Ghada Bakbouk, and Nuh Aydin

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Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films, Vincent Lewis and Frank Peiris

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The Influence of slp-gadX Mutation in Benzoate Resistance of Eschrichia coli, Haofan Li and Joan L. Slonczewski

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Skin Whitening Soap Opera's: Themes of Female Empowerment Used as Method of Advertising, Madeline Maldonado and Irene López

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Microwave Spectroscopy of Ultracold Molecular Plasma, Fernanda B. V. Martins and James Keller

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Using Artificial Neural Networks for Gravitational-Wave Glitch Identification in Advanced LIGO, Donald A. Moffa, Kyle Rose, Leslie Wade, and Madeline Wade

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Describing Dark Matter as a Wave Function, Maggie Murphree and Tom Giblin

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Structural and Optical Properties of Perovskite Thin Films, Ryan Muzzio, Frank Peiris, and Aidan Lee

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Exploring Dark Matter as a Scalar Field, Rachel Nguyen and Tom Giblin

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An Ecosystem Experiment to Test Recovery of Nitrogen Assimilation Functions in Restored Freshwater Wetlands, Heather Pacheco, Srila Chadalavda, and Siobhan Fennessy

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Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Paralog Function in Dioxin and Thyroid Hormone Response Pathways in the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis, Naomi Pang, Rachel Schafer, Natalie Plick, Scott Freeburg, and Wade H. Powell

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Characterization of a Zebrafish Peripheral Myelin Mutant, Kristen Pitts and Sarah C. Petersen

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Applications of Machine Learning in Low-latency LIGO Searches for Gravitational Waves, Kyle Rose, Donald Moffa, Madeline Wade, and Leslie Wade

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Examining the Flight Capabilities of Neanderthal Spears, Ryan Scheck and Bruce Hardy

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Designing an AI to Determine Building Codes, Joey Schutz and James Skon

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Characterization of FMRFamide Expression in the Enteric Nervous System of Manduca Sexta, Sabrina Serrano, Jonathan Palacios Alvarez, and Harry Itagaki

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Linearized Gravity and its Effects on Oscillon Formation and Properties, Patrick Shaw and Tom Giblin

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In Search of the t-DNA Insert: Genotyping Arabidopsis Thaliana Transgenic Plant Lines, Hanna Simmons and Kerry Rouhier

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Artifacts in the Wake of a First-Order Phase Transition, Christian Solorio and Tom Giblin

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Ellipsometry and X-Ray Reflectivity Analysis of Nanoporous Hafnia Films, R. Oliver VandenBerg and Frank Peiris

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Men's and Women's Responses to Idealized Body Types, Ar'Reon Watson and Sarah K. Murnen

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Architectural Planning: An Expert System Proof of Concept, Benjamin Weinberg and James P. Skon

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Exploring the Potential of an Acid-Initiated Vinylogous Aldol Reaction to form All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters, Hanna Wendlandt, Madison Powers, Julia Noonan, and John Hofferberth

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Localization of Aedes aegypti Na-dependent aeCCC1 by affinity-purified antibodies to Malpighian Tubules and Hindgut, Samuel Wolf and Christopher M. Gillen

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Effect of emrAB and mprA Mutants on Relative Fitness in Carbonyl Cyanide m-Chlorophenylhydrazone evolved Escherichia coli, Erintrude Wrona and Joan L. Slonczewski

Submissions from 2016

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Evaluating Dye Compounds as Adulticides via Toxic Sugar Bait and Assessing the Role Sex Plays in Lethal Toxic Dosing, Leticia Osei Bonsu, Ngoc Le, and Matthew F. Rouhier

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Agonist-specific Regulation of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Target Genes in a Xenopus laevis Cell Line, Kay Burrows, Nathan Huey, and Wade H. Powell

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Recovering the Neutron Start Equation of State from a Binary Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Detection with LIGO, Matthew Carney and Leslie Wade

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Modeling Corrections to the Fabry-Perot Cavity for the Calibration of Advanced LIGO Instruments, Theresa Chmiel and Madeline Wade

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Tangloids and their Symmetries, Seth Colbert-Pollack and Carol S. Schumacher

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Modeling Neuroinflammatory Pathways of Astrocytes, Microglia, and Neurons, Ellen Corcoran and Sheryl Hemkin

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"Loved to Death": Tourism Case Studies in Baguio and Batad, Philippines, Hannah Echt and Sam Pack

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Crossing Borders: Creating Games to Simulate Cultural Interaction for Anthropology Classrooms, Sydney Engelstein and Kimmarie Murphy

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Convergent and Predictive Validity in Inspection Time Tasks with Emoji, David B. Faller and Tabitha W. Payne

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Generation of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters Using a Novel, Acid-Initiated Vinylogous Aldol Reaction (VAR), Maddie Frischling and John Hofferberth

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Mathematical Modeling of the Epistemology of Simple Physical Agents, Ian George and Benjamin Schumacher

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Acid Resistance Mechanisms in Laboratory Evolved Escherichia coli, Jessie M. Griffith and Joan L. Slonczewski

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Further Exploring the Polymerization Scope of (tBuSalAmEE)Al, Nicholas Gutsche and Yutan D. Y. L. Getzler

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Staging Culture: Igorot "Photogra-feeing" in Baguio City, Philippines, Jon Funder Hansen and Sam Pack

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Axiomatic Informational Thermodynamics, Austin Hulse

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Gene Expression of Sodium-Dependent Cation-Chloride Cotransporters (aeCCC1-3) in Adult and Larval Tissue of Yellow Fever Mosquitos (Aedes aegypti), Taylor Jamil and Chris M. Gillen

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Escherichia coli Lose Antibiotic Tolerance During Experimental Laboratory Evolution in Benzoate Stress, Karina Kunka and Joan L. Slonczewski

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Self-Disclosure and Liking on Social Networking Sites, Emma L. McGorray and Patrick J. Ewell

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The Effect of Isolated Facial Features on the Identity Sensitive N250r ERP, Sarah Mohr, Anxu Wang, and Andrew D. Engell

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Comparison of the Three Methods for Creating n-Dimensional Hypervolumes, Cecina Babich Morrow, Benjamin Blonder, Brian Maitner, Brian Enquist, and Andrew Kerkhoff

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GABAa2 Subunit Agonism Improves Social Memory in BTBR T+tf/J Mice, Sarah Naguib and Hewlet G. McFarlane

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Evaluation of Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) Organic Anion Transporters Through Microinjection of Sulfonate Group Dyes, Bryce T. Nicholls and Matthew F. Rouhier

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Identifying the Source of β-Alanine Production in Arabidopsis thaliana by GC/MS, Morgan E. Perret and Kerry A. Rouhier

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Psizing up the Universe: The Effects of the Gravitational Potential after Inflation, Caroline Popiel and Tom Giblin

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Immunolocalization of Sodium-Dependent Cation Chloride Cotransporters in the Yellow Fever Mosquito Aedes Aegypti Larvae, Grace Riley and Chris Gillen

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The Decay and Gravitational Effect of Non-Topological Structures After Inflation, Christian Solorio and Tom Giblin

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Between Two Worlds: The Past, Present, and Future of Igorot Youths, Shaun Stewart and Sam Pack

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Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms in Benzoate-Evolved Escherichia coli, Anna C. Tancredi and Joan L. Slonczewski

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Optimal and Minimal Bit Engines, Avery Tishue and Benjamin Schumacher

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Localization of the Sodium Dependent Cation-Chloride Cotransporter in Aedes aegypti, Kenyatta Viel and Chris M. Gillen

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Invisible Clothing? Complex Clothing Manufacture in the Middle Paleolithic, Clay Whiteheart and Bruce Hardy

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Characterization of the Positive Integers with Adundancy Index of the Form (2x-1)/x, Yanqi Xu and Judy Holdener

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Optimizing Gravitational Wave Searches for Intermediate Mass Black Hole Binaries, Jack R. Zellweger and Leslie E. Wade

Submissions from 2015

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GABA Production Through Acid Resistance Mechanisms in Escherichia coli, Dominic W. Camperchioli, Sean P. Bush, and Joan Slonczewski

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Surface Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Ellipsometry for Biodetection, Eliana Crawford, Frank Peiris, and Laura Sagle

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Rocks and Residues: Rekindling the Past Microscopy of Flint Flakes, Sean Deryck and Bruce Hardy

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Smoke without Fire: Reconstructing the Candelero, Jacob Griffith-Rosenberger, Pat Urban, and Edward Schortman

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Fluctuating Asymmetry as an Indicator of Reproductive Effort in the Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), Lauren Elisabeth Michael and Robert A. Mauck

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A River Runs Through It: Limnological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Kokosing in Knox County, Jennifer J. Seely and Kimmarie A. Murphy