The Summer Research Program in the Sciences and Mathematics is designed to encourage and support research projects conducted by Puget Sound students and their faculty mentors in the natural sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, or exercise science. The grant program seeks to foster imagination, creativity, and accomplishment.

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Submissions from 2011

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The influence of reduced tumor suppressor protein 53 (p53) on the activity of Phosphatase of Regenerating Liver-1 (Prl-1) in Drosophila melanogaster, Ned Sherry

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The Time Progression of Bub1 and Cdc2 activation in zebrafish (Danio rerio) during egg maturation, Julie Swinson

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Methods of Protein Characterization, Michael Tieu

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Developing a Protocol for Purifying the malA Enzyme in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, John Jared Trecker

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Beesearch: smellin’ urine and discriminatin’sex, Preston Van Buren

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The Zeeman Effect in Mercury, Casey Wall

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Effect of Shoe Design and Gender on Valgus Angle, Mandy Warner

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Fostering Logical Thinking in Novice Student Programmers, Kyle Wenholz

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Exploring the effects of C-amendment on the soil microbial community in a Puget lowland prairie, Jessica Wong

Submissions from 2010

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The impact of deer on the rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) colony on Protection Island, WA, Brittany Balbag

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The Relevant Jazz Band: Advancing the Big Band for All Peoples in Our Modern World, Joseph R. Bozich

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1H-NMR and LC/MS assay development for the characterization of glycosidase and glycosyl transferase activities of MalA from Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, Jordan D. Carelli

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Comparison of Bacterial Communities on Different Substrate Types in an Intertidal Anthropogenic Sulfide Seep, Christopher J. Clark

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Deficits in Executive Function and Academic Performance in Children and Adolecents Exposed to Methamphetamine and other Recreational Drugs, Selena M. Corbett

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Reducing Database Bitmap Index Size Using Variable Length Compression, Fabian J. Corrales

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The effect of acute exercise intensity on plasma interleukin-6 and activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, Chelsea Corser-Jensen

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BD2194 and BD2195 as Regulators of malA and Related Genes in the Predatory Bacterium, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, Kim Dill-McFarland

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The effects of visual and verbal feedback on peak torque in college-aged male and female athletes, Nika Evans

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Sneaky bacteria? Just maybe in Scotchbroom, Lisa Fazzino

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Validity and Reliability of the Nintendo Wii in Measuring Standing Balance, Sean D. Field-Eaton

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Quantum Conundrums: Putting quantum mechanics to the test with Bell's Inequality, Taylor E. Firman

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Quinine/Sodium Borohydride Complexes as Chiral Reductive Catalysts, James Gallagher

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Embedding Binary Trees into Grids Using Genetic Algorithms, John Granville

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Heterotropic Cooperativity in Cytochrome P450eryF, Kerry Guyer

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The Effects of High-Intensity Exercise on IL-6 Release in College Males, Jason Hagerup

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On Road Evaluation of New, Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Emission Standards, Andrew B. Horsley

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His-Tag protein purification of the MalA enzyme in bdellovibrio, Greg Kirkpatrick

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Predictive habitat modeling for a population assessment of a globally threatened seabird, the DeFilippi’s petrel, Emily Landeck

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Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogs for Preparation of Phosphinate DNA, Jinhee Lee

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Matrotrophic transfer of fluorescent microspheres with differing amounts of nutrient resouce in poeciliid fishes: the potential role of β-catenin, Min Kuk Lee

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Experience vs. Age in the Bumblebee, Bombus huntii, Jacqueline E. Mathes

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Chimeric aneuploids and their role in the evolution of early generation synthesized Arabidopsis allopolyploids, Starr C. Matsushita

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Plasma IL-6 responses to high-intensity cycling exercise, Carolyn Moore

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Synthesis of T4 lysozyme substrate, Jamie Nguyen

Communicating with Wings, Robert Niese

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Determining Pacific Northwest Seabird Diet Using Stable Isotopes, Susin D. Olszewski

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Acoustic Effect of Holes on a Brass Disk, Brooke R. Peaden

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Genetic regulation of adenylate cyclase genes in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, Kat Schmidt

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Are Our Words Really Real? Rabbits, Cats* and the Inscrutability of Reference, Nicholas D. Schwarzenberger

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Time progression of Bub1 activation in Zebrafish (Branchydanio rerio) during egg maturation, Julie P. Swinson

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Bees do not normally learn to discriminate between odor mixtures with a dominant odor but habituating the bees to the dominant odor greatly improves performance, Alexander Titus

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Synthesis of a Modified Cinchonidine Catalyst for use in the Asymmetric Michael Reaction, Craig Van Bruggen

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Honest Movement: Video as Second Consciousness in Dance Performance, Leah C. Vendl

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Reverse-Engineering Linear Algebra, Billy Wonderly

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Zebrafish (Danio rerio) oocyte maturation and development, Amanda J. Wood

Submissions from 2009

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The Effect of Female Ornamentation on Aggressive Male-Male Interactions in the Striped Plateau Lizard (Sceloporus virgatus), Matt E. Dubin