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2022 Summer Research Fellows

Please join us in congratulating our 2022 Student Summer Research Fellows and their Faculty Mentors!

Results of their work will be shared at the 2022 Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activities
Friday, September 16th from 10am - 1:00pm in the David L. Eisler Center, Founders Room
Light refreshments provided following student presentations in Ballroom B.

Hailey YorkStudent Research Fellow: Hailey York, Pharmacy Program 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Felix Amissah, Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Sciences
Project: Targeting Lung Cancer Metastasis using Ketorolac analogs and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Jessica LagrandStudent Research Fellow: Jessica LaGrand, Communication Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Debra K. Courtright-Nash, Arts, Sciences & Education; English Literature & World Languages
Project: Discourse Analysis of Cross-Curricular Career Community (C4) Program Faculty Conversations

Zaria DankinsStudent Research Fellow: Zaria Dankins, Building Construction Technology
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Miller, PE, Engineering & Technology; Construction Technology & Management
Project: Renovation and Restoration Advancement Lab Pilot Program

Brooke MehneyStudent Research Fellow: Brooke Mehney, Architecture and Sustainability
Faculty Mentor: Kate O’Connor, M.Arch., Engineering & Technology; Architectural Technology & Facility Management
Project: Methodologies for Social Impact on Communities

Caitlin CoppessStudent Research Fellow: Caitlin Coppess, Applied Mathematics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luis Rivera, Arts, Sciences and Education; Physical Sciences
Project: Canonical Approaches to Triatomic Molecules

Amanda Vondra-SpeltzStudent Research Fellow: Amanda Vondra-Speltz, Business Administration
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Sukup, Business; Management 
Project: Identifying the need for business education in rural central and northern Michigan

Molly CulverStudent Research Fellow: Molly Culver, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Drs. Jim Van Treese and Christopher Richmond, Arts, Sciences and Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences
Project: Self-Identified Visual Distress in College Students

Devin MooreStudent Research Fellow: Devin Moore, Master of Social Work Program 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janet Vizina-Roubal, Arts, Sciences and Education; Social Work
Project: Teaching Trauma Therapy via Strategic SIMulated Scenarios