Summer Research Fellowships

Honors College students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research and creative projects during the summer.

Collaborative teams of faculty and students are compensated for their time and effort, allowing them to use the valuable summer term for sustained research activities. This program increases the research productivity of both faculty and Honors students. Engaging in sustained research through this program builds skills and experiences that can lead to an Honors Thesis, external funding, peer-reviewed publications, academic conference presentations, and preparation for graduate school.


Summer 2019

Faculty Student Department Project 
Dr. Daniel Paull Hind Benmerabet Chemistry & Physics “Designer resveratrol analogues: A potential solution for the scarcely targeted triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) types that lack the primary estrogen receptor.”  
Dr. Fiona Tulhurst  Dana Peteroy & Matthew Reyes Language & Literature "Malory’s Morte Darthur"
Dr. Ashley Danley-Thomson Austin Wise Environmental & Civil Engineering “Construction, optimization, and cost-benefit analysis of floating aquatic treatment wetlands for phytoremediation pre-treatment of municipal landfill leachate employing saline-tolerant plants.”
Dr. Carolyn Culbertson Malari Edwards Philosophy & Communication “Critical Thinking through Dialogue:  A Hermeneutic Investigation.” 
Dr. Charles Gunnels & Matthew Metcalf Alexander Marsh  Biology  “Effect of human development on the Herpetofauna Community in the Peruvian Amazon.”