The Faculty Development and Undergraduate Research Programs are pleased to announce that the following professors and students have been awarded Apprentice Grants, funded through the Provost Chase Scholarship Initiative Program, for the Spring 2019 semester to work on the following collaborative projects:
- Wendy Cox, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture + Art, and Sheldon Rogers, a sophomore Architecture major, for "Integrating the Virtual: Setting up background research and protocols for integrating virtual reality into the curriculum at the School of Architecture plus providing opportunities for disciplines campus wide"
- Elizabeth Gurian, Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies and Sociology, and Rebecca Finley, a junior double-major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, for "Serial and mass murder: understanding multicide through theoretical explanations, offending patterns, and outcomes"
- Karen Hinkle, Professor in the Department of Biology, and Warren Yacawych, a junior Exercise Science major, for "Molecular Signals Involved in Early Stages of Vertebrate Brain Development: Exploring the Interaction Between CRK/CRKL and SH2 family members"
- Rob Knapik, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, and John Rotter, a senior double-major in Physics and Mathematics, for "On the Connection Between Late Pulsing and Double Pulsing in Large Area Photomultiplier Tubes"
- Tara Kulkarni, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Lily Marszalkowski, a sophomore Criminal Justice major, for "Service-learning in environmental engineering";
- Christine Latulippe, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Lindsey Maloney, a sophomore Nursing major, for "Teacher Perceptions of Proficiency-Based Learning and Assessment in Vermont"
- Darlene Olsen, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Callie Pokorski, a junior Mathematics major, for "A Comprehensive Assessment of the Statistical Methods used to Analyze Time-Course RNA-sequencing Data"
- Thomas Shell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Gracie Dominguez, a sophomore Chemistry major, for "Tissue Penetrating Photopharmaceuticals to Improve the Treatment of Cancer"
- David Westerman, Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Geology, and Caitlin-Judith Heale, a junior Environmental Science major with a concentration in Engineering, for "Temporal Constraints on the Conditions of Silurian Extension in the Northern Appalachians." Please join us in congratulating these faculty members and students!