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2013 Freshman Scholars Projects

Summer 2013 Freshman Scholars Program projects

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Origami and Mathematics

Up to two students interested in mathematics and/or origami.

Instructor:  Bryan Faulkner

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Population Structure of Pond Turtles and Relation to Urbanization

One student interested in wildlife and conservation biology. The two faculty members and students working on Dr. Stevens's project and Dr. Fredericksen's two projects will work together as a research group.

Instructor:  Todd Fredericksen

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Population Density and Habitat Use of the Southern Flying Squirrel

One student interested in wildlife and conservation biology. The two faculty members and students working on Dr. Stevens's project and Dr. Fredericksen's two projects will work together as a research group.

Instructor:  Todd Fredericksen

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Insect Responses to Forest Harvest and Timber Removal

One student interested in environmental science, biology, and/or ecology. The two faculty members and students working on Dr. Stevens's project and Dr. Fredericksen's two projects will work together as a research group.

Instructor:  Glen Stevens

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and cAMP: Examination of a Possible Virulence Mechanism for This Deadly Pathogen

One student interested in biology, pre-professional science, infectious diseases, or biochemistry. Interest in laboratory-based science as opposed to field biology is also preferred. Students who will be successful in the lab normally have a strong background in high school science.

Instructor:  Michaela Gazdik

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The Production of Biologically Active Compounds by Medicinal Plants of the Appalachian Mountains

Up to two students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, or biology.

Instructor:  Laura Grochowski

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Buried Body Remains and Decomposition Rates

Up to two students interested in criminal justice and/or forensic investigations.

Instructor:  David Nicholson

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Centennial Commemoration Poem

Up to two students interested in English, history, creative writing, and/or education.

Instructor:  John Kitterman

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The Experiences of LGBTQ Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural Appalachia: Identity, Risk, and Resilience

Up to two students interested in rural contexts, religion, sexuality, identity, and/or psychology.

Instructor:  Angie Dahl

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Development of an Animal Model for the Cognitive Deficits Observed in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Up to two students interested in psychology and animal research and open to handling and maintaining close interactions with rodents.

Instructor:  Megan St. Peters