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Chemistry summer research

Collaborative Research

What will you discover?

Whether you’re interested in conducting forensic research or your own musical composition, you can make your mark at Linfield by turning untraditional ideas into unique insights that will impact our world. Collaborative research projects pair you with a faculty mentor to work on an original intellectual or creative work. Present your results to the Linfield community or at regional and national conferences. We’ll even help you pay for it.

Summer 2020

Collaborative Research projects

  • Biology

    Investigation of skin cancer-associated Melanocortin-1 Receptor Gene Variants
    Assistant Professor Shanna Bowman
    Student: Isabella Kloha

    Assistant Professor Sreerupa Ray
    Students: Francesca Sheld and Aerial Miyama

    Molecular and Evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Gene Regulation
    Associate Professor Catherine Reinke
    Students: Bronwyn Boyd, Hannah Shields, and Lottie Steward-Blanke

    Macro- and Micro-scale subtidal community changes following sea star wasting disease outbreaks on the Oregon coast
    Associate Professor Jeremy Weisz
    Students: Alexandra Walter and McKenna Musser

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  • Chemistry

    Characterization of xero-gel and reverse opal materials formed from sol-gel chemistry using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy
    Professor Liz Atkinson
    Student: Sean Webster

    Development and Optimization of Copper Catalyzed Alkylboron Homocoupling
    Assistant Professor Andrew Baggett
    Students: Poppi Arrasmith, Ronan Krutzikowsky, Abigail Northrop, and Leah Thompson

    The role of yeast mitochondrial copper in reactive oxygen species production
    Associate Professor Megan Bestwick
    Students: Lottie Steward-Blanke and Natalie Wade

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  • Environmental Studies

    The Relationship between Fungi and Tree Recruitment in Urban Forests
    Professor Nancy Broshot
    Students: Jordan Leis and Trinity Ronk-Degraffenreid

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  • Health, Human Performance and Athletics

    Profiling the Current Youth Athlete: The Measurement and Evaluation of Athleticism in Today's Youth
    Associate Professor Cisco Reyes

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  • Physics

    Contact barriers and doping in 2D field effect transistors
    Professor Jennifer Heath
    Students: Joseph Murphy and Becky Smith

    Fly Swarms and Complexity
    Associate Professor Joelle Murray
    Students: Joseph Overstreet and Joseph Simpson

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  • Political Science

    Freedom on their Minds: Martin Luther King Jr., Barry Goldwater, and the Battle for the Soul of America
    Professor Nick Buccola
    Students: Aaliyah Young and Jordan Tate

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  • Psychology

    Peer-led Bystander Intervention Training: Best practices and application
    Associate Professor Yanna Weisberg
    Students: Madison Reimer and Angela McKelvey

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  • Sociology and Anthropology

    "God is in the Gluten”: Communication as a Test of Faith for Catholics with Celiac Disease
    Associate Professor Hillary Crane
    Students: Elliot Curry and Elena Kroll

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  • Theatre and Communication Arts

    New Conventions for a New Generation: High School Musicals and Broadway in the 2010s
    Assistant Professor Lindsey Mantoan
    Student: Kat McCann

    Peer-led Bystander Intervention Training: Best practices and application
    Professor Jackson Miller
    Students: Madison Reimer and Angela McKelvey

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