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Current Scholars

Tomorrow's Ph.D.'s

Take a look at the names and faces below, their majors, and their research interests, and hopefully you will notice that these student scholars are much like you. With hard work and a dedication to serious research, any Blugold could have a chance to take part in this life-changing program.

 

 


Cailen Andrews, Cohort 21
Cailen Andrews, Cohort 21

Caileen Andrews

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown:. Madison, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Matt Wiggins
Mentor's Department: Kinesiology

Research project: EFFECTS of MUSIC ON ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE 


Keng Chang, Cohort 21
Keng Chang, Cohort 21

Keng Chang 

Major: ACS Biochemistry
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin 
Graduation Date:
May 2021
Mentor: 
Dr. Thao Yang
Mentor's Department:
Chemistry

Research project: Extraction and GC/MS Analysis of Compounds in the Seed of Winter Gourde Benincasa Hispida


Delaney Collins, Cohort 21
Delaney Collins, Cohort 21

Delaney Collins 

Major: Psychology & Social Work 
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp                                                                                                Mentor's Department: Psychology                                 

Research project: University Counseling Staff's Capability and Comfortability in Working with Students Who Present with Serious Concerns/Issues


Tiana Dorosz, Cohort 21
Tiana Dorosz, Cohort 21

Tiana Dorosz 

Major: Biology
Hometown: Hartford, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Anjela Wong
Mentor's Department: Education Studies

Research project: Cultural Competence: Understanding and Application by Health Care Professionals 


 

 

Sam Downing, Cohort 21
Sam Downing, Cohort 21

Sam Downing

Major: Integrated Strategic Communications
Hometown: Kendall, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Stacy Thompson
Mentor's Department: English

Research project: Picking Apart Parasite


 

Ashley Gillett, Cohort 21
Ashley Gillett, Cohort 21

Ashley Gillett 

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Thorp, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham
Mentor's Department: Psychology

Research project: College Students Perceptions of Marriage and Divorce


 

Tyler Gonzales, Cohort 21
Tyler Gonzales, Cohort 21

Tyler Gonzales 

Major: Mathematics, Research Emphasis
Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Paul Thomas
Mentor's Department: Physics

Research project: Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Passage of Interplanetary Dust Particles


Jordan Munos, Cohort 21
Jordan Munos, Cohort 21

Jordan Munos 

Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Hometown: Aurora, Illinois
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. James A. Phillips
Mentor's Department: Chemistry

Research project: An IR Spectroscopy and Computations Examination of Structural and Energetic Properties of OC-BX3 Complexes


Chris Murray, Cohort 21
Chris Murray, Cohort 21

Christopher Murray

Major: Physics
Hometown: Monona, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Scott Whitfield
Mentor's Department: Physics

Research project: String Inharmonicity


Erika Nguyen, Cohort 21
Erika Nguyen, Cohort 21

Erika Nguyen 

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Rochester, Minnesota
Graduation Date: December 2020
Mentor: Dr. April Bleske-Rechek
Mentor's Department: Psychology

Research project: Hindsight Bias in Judgments of Dating Couples


Ximona Perderson, Cohort 21
Ximona Pederson, Cohort 21

Ximona Pederson 

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Osseo, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Nicole Jones & Dr. Christine Vriesema
Mentor's Department: American Sign Language, Psychology

Research project: Perceptions of Hearing Students Towards Deaf People: A Change Within Education


Alejandra Serna, Cohort 21
Alejandra Serna, Cohort 21

Alejandra Serna

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Evergreen Park, Illinois
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Jose Alvergue
Mentor's Department: English

Research project: A Walk in Her Shoes: How Women of Color Navigate Through a Predominately White Institution


Hailee Sparks, Cohort 21
Hailee Sparks, Cohort 21

Hailee Sparks

Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Jamie Lyman Gingerich
Mentor's Department: Biology

Research project: Analysis of the Role of Gar-3 in Protein Localization to Primary Cilia in Caenorhabditis Elegans Relating to Polycistic Kidney Disease


Paige Suvanto, Cohort 21
Paige Suvanto, Cohort 21

Paige Suvanto

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Bessemer, Michigan
Graduation Date: December 2021
Mentor: Dr. Mickey Crothers
Mentor's Department: Psychology

Research project: Clinicians' Experiences in Transitioning to Internet‐Based Mental Health Treatment During the COVID‐19 Pandemic


Madilyn Vetter, Cohort 21
Madilyn Vetter, Cohort 21

Madilyn Vetter

Major: Environmental & Ecological Biology
Hometown: Endeavor, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Nora Mitchell
Mentor's Department: Biology

Research project: Comparison of Leaf Damage and Trichomes of Wisconsin Helianthus Populations Grown in Varying Environments


Crystalina Peterson, Cohort 21
Crystalina Peterson, Cohort 21

Crystalina Peterson

Major: Public History
Hometown: Barron, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2021
Mentor: Dr. Selika Dusckworth Lawton
Mentor's Department: History

Research project: Black Masculinity in the Civil Rights Era: Non-Violence versus Armed Self Defense


 

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