Office of Undergraduate Research


Carlson Library Concourse at University of Toledo

November 29 through December 7, 2018

List of Participants

This event is designed to showcase the research and/or creative activity projects conducted by undergraduate students at UT during the past year. All projects in all disciplines are welcome to participate independent of their funding source.

There will be a welcome ceremony on Monday, December 3, at 3 p.m. in CL1005 to highlight the event. Students will be at their displays immediately afterwards to discuss their research.

The Carlson Library is archiving students work at:

If you have any questions about the Scholars Celebration please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at or 419.530.2983.

2018 Scholar Participants

Arts and Letters

  • Maddison Binkley Beyond the Beheading Game: Gender Fluidity and its Functions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Christina Fitzgerald)
  • Jessica Castellani Zen Satori and The Goal of Nondualism Examined (Peter Feldmeier)
  • Nicole Cooke Feminist Dystopias and Ecofeminist Representation: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power (Melissa Gregory)
  • Cheyenne Haymond "Absent Presence" and Representation: How Shakespeare and Webster Portray the Female Character (Melissa Gregory & Andrew Mattison)
  • Sydney Johnson The Trees Never Bend (Eric Zeigler)
  • Eleanor Junkins A novel, affective, and temporally framed approach to exercise intervention for college-aged women (Andrew Geers)
  • Jen Moeltner The Migration of Humans Into North America (Melissa Baltus)
  • Teresa Northcraft E Unibus Omnem: New Sincerity and Transcendence in David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (Benjamin Stroud)
  • Kelsey O'Brien Ideal Affect in Relation to Physical Activity: A Cross-Cultural Study (Andrew Geers)
  • Domenic Pennetta Insects and Biology (Eric Ziegler)
  • Evan Sennett Sky Water: Hubbard, Thoreau and the Expanding Symbols from Walden to Payne Hollow (Russell Reising)
  • Ryleigh Wann Women’s Voices of the 1960’s Through Metapoetry: Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton (Sara Lundquist)
  • Valerie White Glitched Memory (Eric Ziegler)


  • Turki Alahmadi Preliminary Evaluation of a Novel Bioactive Glass Incorporated with Zinc and Gallium to Aid in Chronic Wounds (Aisling Coughlan)
  • Ahmed Alyousif Production of Furans from Biomass Hydrolysate (Patricia Relue)
  • Teran Ericksen Low Cost Electronic Algae Detection (Richard Molyet)
  • Juan Lopez Estimation of Electric Vehicle Mode of Motion via Particle Filtering (Behtash Babadi)
  • Andrew Molnar Gel Formation of Oxidized Cellulose and Improving Protein Purification (Constance Schall)
  • Lucas Palumbo Low Cost Fluorometer for aquatic Drone Swarms (Brian Trease)
  • Michael Sloma Activity Recognition by Classification with Time Stabilization for the Sussex-Huawei Locomotion Challenge (Kevin Xu)
  • Brady Spitulski Indirect Cost and Benefits of US Fresh Tomato Production (Defne Apul)
  • Charles Wade Utilizing Embedded Hardware for Remote Algae Detection (Richard Molyet)

Health Sciences

  • Kristen Ruta Articulation of Speech in Parkinson’s Disease Pre and Post Boxing (Caroline Menezes)

Medical School - Univerisity of Michigan

  • Celine Schreidah Analysis of Lifestyle Modifications in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Monica Konerman - University of Michigan)


Natural Sciences and Mathematics


  • Kebron Assefa New structure in sperm cell; mechanism of formation (Tomer Avidor Reiss)
  • Hashem Barudi Optical Modeling of Perovskite/Chalcopyrite Thin Film Tandem Solar Cells (Robert Collins)
  • Hannah Blice Greening UT through Service Learning (Todd Crail & Jon Bossenbroek)
  • Meddie Demmings IV Substituents Effects on the Magnetic Properties of Iron-Based Spin Crossover Complexes Bearing
  • Hydrogen Bonding Groups (Michael Young)
  • Jared Doremus Post-Synthetic Modification of UiO-66-NH2 Frameworks for Absorption of Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking Water (Michael Young)
  • Rawnag El Sheikh Idris A comparative structure-function analysis of the scaffolds ANKS4B and USH1G (William Crawley)
  • Raghad Elhag The Psychotomimetic Effects of Amphetamine (Frank Hall)
  • Zehra Fasih Fluorescence Assay for 1O2 Generation and Degradation of Photoexcited Retinal (Ajith Karunarathne)
  • Alyssa Garreau A Simplified and Sustainable Protocol for ortho-Deuteration of Benzoic Acids in D2O (Michael Young)
  • Brian Grove Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Recurrence Sequences (Trieu Le)
  • Ryan Kalb Identifying the cellular location of hGBP-1 in Glioblastomas (Deborah Vestal)
  • John Kennedy Retinal Degradation: A Simple Solution (Michael Young)
  • Saira Khan The Regulation of the Hippo Tumor Suppressor Pathway by a Type V Myosin Myo52 in Fission Yeast (Qian Chen)
  • Daniel Liu Carbon Dioxide Mediated ortho C-H Halogenation of Free Benzylamines (Michael Young)
  • Tvisha Martin The Use of Water Treatment Residuals in the Form of a Paraffin Wax Pellet for Phosphorus Sorption in Drainage Tiles. (Daryl Dwyer)
  • Grace Michalski BD3 Mediated Regulation of Immune Response During Oral Candidiasis (Heather Conti)
  • Rida Naqvi Discovering Potential Novel Anthelmintics using C. elegans (Bruce Bamber)
  • Mohamad Nawras Protein Organization in the Remodeled Centriole of Sperm (Tomer Avidor-Reiss)
  • Alexandria Rayk Regulation of MMP2 and MMP9 in Radiotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis (Heather Conti)
  • Natalie Schulte Synthesis of Meroterpenoid Intermediates (Steve Sucheck)
  • Adam Siefker What's Your Favorite Collar? The Effect of Collar Brightness on Intraspecific Interactions in the Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) (Jeanine Refsnider)
  • Zachary Storad An Investigation into the Regulation of the Scaffold Protein ANKS4B (William Crawley)
  • Zachary Swan Fluctuating DRP: Understanding phosphorus trends in Lake Erie before the bloom using flow cytometry (Thomas Bridgeman)
  • Nathan Szymanski Dynamical stabilization in delafossite nitrides for solar energy conversion (Sanjay Khare)
  • Allen Williams Power graphs of finite groups (Amrita Acharyya)
  • Brittany Wilson Exploration of molybdenum oxide and tungsten oxide synthesis conditions for future use in polypyrrole composites (Cora Lind-Kovacs)

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Mariam Abou-Dahech The Effect of Emollients on the SPF of Organic Sunscreens (Gabriella Baki)
  • Anvitha Madhavaram Synthesis and Analysis of 3 & 4 Aryl Furoxan Photoaffinity Probes (Isaac Schiefer)
  • Roanne Reyes Skin Penetration of Caffeine from Formulated and Marketed Eye Cream (Gabriella Baki)
  • Natalie Zauel Formulation and Testing of Coconut Oil-Based Skin Moisturizers (Gabriella Baki)
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