Available URAP Projects

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Fall 2014 URAP Opportunities

FACULTY DEPARTMENT PROJECT TITLE
Dr. Gabriel Holbrook Biological Sciences Investigating the Use of Monoraphidium Algae for Making Biofuels
Dr. Melvin Duvall Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Analyses of Plants from Grassland Ecosystems
Dr. Nicholas Barber Biological Sciences Descibing the Composition of a Diverse Ground Beetle Community
Dr. Richard B. King Biological Sciences What does the Snake Eat?
Dr. Thomas Pingel Geography Development of Geographic Immersive Virtual New Maps Designed to Improve Crisis Response Environments for the Assessment
Dr. Anne Hanley History Who Counts? The History of the Census
Dr. Yasuo Ito Physics Investigation of Layered Oxide Structures by Electron Microscopy I
Dr. Yasuo Ito Physics In Search of Extended Defects, their Structure, and Ordering in Complex Oxides I
Dr. Michelle Xia Statistics Identifying Misrepresentation in Insurance Rate-making
Dr. Lei Hua Statistics On Dependence Properties of High-Dimensional Factor Copula

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 URAP Opportunities 

FACULTY DEPARTMENT PROJECT TITLE
Dr. Giovanni Bennardo Anthropology Cultural Models of Nature in Italy and Tonga
Dr. Holly Jones Biological Sciences Relating Small Mammal Population and Seed Predation to Plant Diversity in a Chronosequence of Restored Prairies
Dr. Kerith Woodyard Communication Religion and American Public Agreement
Dr. Jie Zhou Computer Science Algorithms for Automatic Detection of Synapses Using 3D Confocal Images
Dr. Ashley Walker Geography Relationship Between Snowfalls and Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Rates
Dr. Nathan Stansell Geology Reconstructing the Last ~ 10,000 Years of Precipitation Changes in the Baltic Region Using Lake Sediments
Dr. Rosemary Feurer History Mother Jones Museum Project
Dr. David Hedin Physics Designing Detectors for Future Particle and Medical Physics Applications
Dr. Laurence Lurio Physics Thermodynamic and Structural Studies of Phospholipid Membranes
Dr. Michael Eads Physics A Straw Tube Tracker for the Muon g-2 Experiment
Dr. Young-Min Shin Physics Research on Ultra-High Gradient Channeling Acceleration Concept in High Plasma-Density Crystalline Media

Spring 2015 URAP Opportunities

FACULTY DEPARTMENT PROJECT TITLE
Dr. Andrew Krmenec Geography Rail-pedestrian hazards & vulnerability across the Chicago, IL metropolitan region
Dr. Yasuo Ito Physics Investigation of Layered Oxide Structures by Electron Microscopy II
Dr. Yasuo Ito Physics In Search of Extended Defects, their Structure, and Ordering in Complex Oxides II

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