CSU McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars

Mishgan Abdullah

Mishgan Abdullah

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maureen Whitford (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Severson (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Effect of accelerometer based feedback on paretic upper extremity amount of use and quantity of movement: A case study”
 

 

Cyna Abid

Cyna Abid

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Jacquelyn Arendt (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dawn Aliberti (Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Decreasing Stress Levels through Animal Interaction"

 

 

Sierra Bonifant   

Sierra Bonifant

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Rowlett (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Ruggeri (Marketing)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Time and Perception and Procrastination"

 

 

 

Nicholas Gehler          

Nicholas Gehler

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ton van den Bogert (Mechanical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jearl Walker (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2016): "Computing Human Arm Stiffness for the Purpose of Robotic Simulation"
 

 

 

Ma'Taya Hammond

Ma'Taya Hammond

Pursuing a B.A. in Sociology/Criminology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronnie Dunn (Urban Studies)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Gagich (English)
Summer Research Project (2017): “The 50 Year Commemoration of the Stokes Brothers: The Advent of Black Political Power in America”
 

 

 

Angelica Houston   

Angelica Houston

Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Deborah Espy (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Daniel Winkler (Gifted Education Program Coordinator) 
Summer Research Project: "Methods to Increase Efficacy of Pro-Active Balance Training among Older Adults"
 

 
 
 
Casey Iyasere

Casey Iyasere

Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Dean (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Whyte (Black Studies)
Summer Research Project (2017): "How African Clawed Frogs Choose between Two Lateral Line Stimuli"
 

 

 
Jammel McRae                  

Jammel McRae

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Alexander (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Mackey
Summer Research Project (2017): TBA

 

 

Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore

Pursuing a B.S. in Speech and Hearing

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lynn Deering (Theater and Dance)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Dialects, accents, and intelligence: A study on dialectical perceptions"
 

 

 

Nadet Najjar

Nadet Najjar

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Bond (Dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions)
Summer Research Project (2017): TBA
 

 

 

Uchechukwu Obiako                

Uchechukwu Obiako

Pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jorge Gatica (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2016): "Low-Temperature Catalytic Gasification of Particulate Waste for In-Situ Resource Utlization (ISRU)"
 

 

 

Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz

Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Valentin Boerner (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vania De Paoli (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2017): TBA
 

 

 

Solomiya Pushchak

Solomiya Pushchak

Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Severson (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ulrich Zurcher (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Identifying Potential Causes of Birth Defects through Genetic Studies of Worm Development"
 

 

 

Aicha Quamine

Aicha Quamine

Pursuing a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bin Su (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tama Engelking (World Languages, Literatures, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Optimizing design and potency of diterpenic acid derivatives to improve cell membrane permeability and Hsp27 selective inhibition”
 

 

 

Victor Rosa        

Victor Rosa

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ton van den Bogert (Mechanical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Burant (Communications)
Summer Research Project (2017): TBA
 

 

 

Asma Saleh

Asma Saleh

Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dawn Aliberti (Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2017): "The Effects of Cell Cycle Position on the Ability of Skeletal Myoblasts to Undergo Apoptosis or Differentiation"
 

 

 
Kim Schveder

Kim Schveder

Pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Quinn (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rongjun Sun (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Improvement of the I-Chart for Uses in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing"
 

 

 

Jamil Wilson

Jamil Wilson

Pursuing a B.S. in Biology

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Michael Baumgartner (Music)
Summer Research Project (2017): "An Evaluation of Unionidae Diversity in the Rocky River and how Population Density has Changed Over Time in Comparison to Observations made over 15 Years Ago."