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2014 Freshman Scholars Projects

Summer 2014 Freshman Scholars Program projects

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Origami Design


Students interested in "Origami Design" will likely have experience building or creating using their hands.  The activities included in this project will require dexterity and patience.

Instructor:  Bryan Faulkner

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Population Structure of Pond Turtles in Relation to an Urbanization Gradient


Students interested in environmental science or biology.


Instructor:  Todd Fredericksen

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The Effects of Timber Stand Improvement and Bioenergy Harvesting on Wildlife Species


Students interested in environmental science or biology.

Instructor:  Todd Fredericksen

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The Graceful Labeling Conjecture: a Programming Approach


Students interested in mathematics, computer science, or computer information systems.

Instructor:  Carlos Nicolas

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Harry Potter and the Scrupulous Editor


Students interested in Harry Potter, literature, writing, editing, and research.

Instructor:  Lana Whited

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Alteration of Flavor and Metabolite Profile of Tomatoes Infected with Root-Knot Nematodes


Students interested in chemistry, biology, or agriculture.

Instructor:  Laura Grochowski

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Surface Skeletal and Buried Body Remains Recovery


Students interested in criminal justice and forensic science.

Instructor:  David Nicholson

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Exploring Makerspaces Through Robotics and Electronics


Students interested in computing, design, electronics, libraries, robotics, programming, gaming, or Arduino.

Instructor:  Heather Wilson

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Impact of Brassinosteroids and Biostimulants on Greenhouse and Field Performance of Select Crops


Students with a background or interest in agriculture, horticulture, plant/microbe interactions and ecology, plant hormones, plant physiology, field and/or greenhouse cropping, ecological and alternative/organic farming, or biostimulants.

Instructor:  Tim Durham

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Millennial Undergraduate Research Strategies of Incoming Freshmen at Ferrum College


Students should have excellent communication skills, enjoy doing research, have a fondness for libraries and should be detail-oriented and savvy with technology.

Instructor:  Brandi Porter

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Interrogating Data Through Graphical Summary and Statistical Modeling


Students interested in finding quantitative answers to the questions raised by the world around them.  They should be comfortable with interacting with a computer by typing commands at a prompt rather than clicking on options from pull-down menus. A strong background in high school math and science is preferred, but more importantly, applicants should have a strong interest in math and science.

Instructor:  Dan Bowman