The Science Research Fellows is an honors program for outstanding students of science who are looking for opportunities to have significant hands-on research experience as an undergraduate. SRF students begin learning and experiencing authentic scientific research in a wide variety of disciplines from their very first year. The students go on to major in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, Kinesiology, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, or Psychology and Neuroscience. They collaborate with DePauw faculty in summer-long, on-campus research, and they experience research internships at leading facilities across the globe.

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Submissions from 2020

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Analysis of Dynamical Systems for Synthesis of Phenobarbital, Mishal Ali

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A Preliminary Look into Regional Primary Succession in the DePauw University Nature Park Quarry, Sophia Atkinson, Diana Borse, and Dana Dudle

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A Comparison of Invasive and Native Plants in an Abandoned Limestone Quarry, Diana Borse, Sophia Atkinson, and Dana Dudle

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Long Term Gait, Mobility, and Daily Living Outcomes after Orthopedic Surgery for Youth with Cerebral Palsy: Influence of Rehabilitation Dose and Setting, Christina Bourantas, Nancy Lennon, Tim Niller, Jason Beaman, and M Wade Shrader

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Very High Energy Studies of the Crab Nebula, Madeline Claus, Ashna Coondiah, and Omer Sajid

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Predictors of Pathology Smartphone Use: Reward Processing, Depressive Symptoms, and Self-Control, Ashley Dapore, Robert West, Carl Ash, Bridget Kirby, Kaitlyn Malley, and Shasha Zhu

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Antibiotic resistance and variability in the physiological profiles of streambed bacterial communities: implication of wastewater treatment plant effluents, Madeline Draper, Amerti Guta, and Philips Akinwole

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A Brief Overview of Analyzing Testing Procedures in the Quality Control Lab at Elanco Animal Health, Gina Fedrighi

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Conceptualizing and Analyzing Metal-Organic Frameworks and the Role of the Ionic Liquid, Sydney Forbes, Aaron Wills, and Hilary Eppley

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De Novo Molecular Design Using 3D Molecular Structure Information, Gillian Hughes

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Visualizing and Analyzing Structures of Coordination Polymers Synthesized in Ionic Liquids, Natalie Husby, Akane Inoue, and Hilary Eppley

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Tools for Genotyping of Nicotine-Seeking Zebrafish, Emma Kennedy, Aziza Shemet Pitcher, Sabrina Krause, Autumn McDaniel, Molly Ruggles, and Henning Schneider

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Cardiac Neuroanatomy and Chronotropic Modulation of the Adult Giant Danio Heart, Alyssa Koch, Emma Nelson, and Pascal Lafontant

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A Highly-Parameterized Ensemble To Play Gin Rummy, Masayuki Nagai, Kavya Shrivastava, Kien Ta, and Chad Byers

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Pattern of health behavior and its association with self-rated health: evidence from the 2018 behavioral risk factor surveillance system in the United States, Linh Nguyen, Mamunur Rashid, and M Mazharul Islam

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Hsa-miR-4520-2-3p: A Potential Modulator of COVID-related ACE2, Molly Ruggles and Nipun Chopra

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Mapping Disparities in COVID-19: Determining the Demographic, Economic, Educational, Housing, Quality of Life, and Health Factors that Relate to Disparities in COVID-19 infections and Deaths, Kate Stanley and Naima Shifa

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Visualizing Income Distribution in the United States, Sang Truong and Humberto Barreto

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Ultra-high vibrational and rotational motion of the HF molecule via Infrared (IR) laser excitation, Toria Tucker, Jingwei (Mike) Ling, and Bridget Gourley

Submissions from 2019

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Effects of Mono- and Di- Saccharide Osmolytes on the Stability and Folding Dynamics of src SH3, Mahmoud Abouelkheir and Emily Guinn

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Does Urbanization Drive Evolution in White Clover?, Victor Alfonso, Seika Shiba, Yangjie Tan, and Philips Akinwole

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Bisexual Youth: Negative Health Outcomes in the United States, Dapore Ashley and Naima Shifa

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The Best Studied Crab in Astronomy: Searching for Variability in VHE Emission from the Crab Nebula, Christina Bourantas, Kate Cowger, and Avery Archer

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WWOOFing in Northern Europe: a Cross-Cultural Examination of Food, Farming, and Community, Seth Brawner

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Short Chain Fatty Acid -butyrate Anti- IL-1 β Induced Intestinal Inflammation by Regulating the Intestinal Barrier Function Related Genes in Neonatal Mice, Brittany Davis

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Exploring Student Experiences in Science & Math to Address Underrepresentation in STEM, Brittany Davis, Hira Ahmad, Berenice Contreras, Krista Kaleel, and Sydney Majka

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Synthesis of Ether Alcohols with Varying Catalysts, Hannah Grady, Frida Li, and Jeffrey A. Hansen

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Automation of Karl Fischer Titration for Animal Pharmaceutical Product Testing at Elanco Animal Health, Elizabeth L. Grubbs

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Machine Learning to Support an Interactive Theorem Prover, Salman Haider, Andy Le, Echo Wu, and Brian T. Howard

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Opening of an Epoxide Ring Using Azide to Form a Triazole, Emily Hufnagel and Jeffrey A. Hansen

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Visualizing the Mean and the Standard Deviation Using R/RStudio Shiny Package, Rachel Hufnagel, Ziyi (Amy) Chen, and Mamunur Rashid

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Setup and Characterization of a Magneto-Optical Trap of 87Rb, Christian Mulmat

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Spanish Immersion and Soil Research at the Monteverde Institute in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Donna J. Riner

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AROutcrop: an augmented reality mobile application for teaching geology in the field, Zachary Wilkerson, M. Scott Wilkerson, and Chad Byers

Submissions from 2014

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Dynamics of Skirting Droplets, Caleb Akers and Jacob Hale

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Photoelectrochemical Water-splitting Ancillary Components, Robert A. Allen and Todd G. Deutsch

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Semi-Synthetic Development of Mithramycin Analogues, Sterling Brooks, Allison Foster, and Daniel Scott

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A Parallel Genetic Algorithm For Tuning Neural Networks, Nathan Chadderdon, Ben Harsha, and Steven Bogaerts

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Measuring the Affect of Diabetes on Sleep Disordered Breathing, Angela Hacker and Naima Shifa

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Majority of Cells Lining the Walls of the 3rd Ventricle in the Adult Rat Brain are not Neural Progenitor Cells, C. Hasken, S. Vermilyea, M. Hendrickson, and R. Kalil

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Helping Families with Rare Diseases: Finding Disease-Causing Variants in a Wealth of Genomic Data, Tyler Huff

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Measuring Immune Responsiveness in Xenopus laevis Using Phytohaemagglutanin (PHA), Kevin Kinney, Skyler Majors, Madelyn Lee, Scott Espich, and Erika Kischuk

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Skin Graft Acceptance Rates in Xenopus laevis, Madelyn Lee, Scott Espich, Erika Kischuk, Skyler Majors, and Kevin Kinney

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Probe Location within Interfacial Layer of CTAB Reverse Micelle System, Jonathan Li and Bridget L. Gourley

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Anticancer Drug Delivery via Unique Properties of Gold Nanoparticles, Sam Lohmar, Jeffrey Schulte, and Daniel Scott

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IronFox: Securing the Web, Stephen McMurtry, William Johnson, and Khadija Stewart (Advisor)

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Dynamical Behavior of Probe Molecules and Dominant Role of Cosurfactants in Reverse Micelles, Jia QI and Bridget L. Gourley

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Tandem Cancer Drug Delivery via Gold Nanoparticle Targeting Platforms, Jeffrey Schulte, Sam Lohmar, and Daniel Scott

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Automatic Animation of Molecular Motion using Python and Cinema 4D, Diana Zajac, Nathaniel Smith, and Dan Gurnon

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Kinematics and Economy of Novel Barefoot Running, Aaron Zell and Patrick Babington