2015 SURF Awards:
Hannah Bell under the mentorship of Dr. Tim Fuhrer is investigating the differences in stability of fullerene based or derived compounds toward determining the most likely path of fullerene formation.
Cassie Bonavita under the mentorship of Dr. Justin Anderson and Dr. Jason Davis is examining the bacteria in mosquitos from the Amazon rain forest toward preventing the spread of dengue fever.
Shane Brandes under the mentorship of Dr. Judy Guinan and Dr. Jason Davis is measuring the response of parental blue birds to the presence of a merlin.
David Foley under the mentorship of Dr. Donna Boyd is collecting digital evidence of bone repairs for use in identifying child abuse.
Charlie Folsom under the mentorship of Dr. Kim Lane is studying the interactions between the chemotherapy drug camptothecin and beta-glucuronidase toward preventing intestinal damage from the use of this drug.
Robert Huber under the mentorship of Dr. Skip Watts is investigating possible watershed management options that could restore Mountain Lake water levels.
Renee Jessee under the mentorship of Dr. Matt Close is investigating a variety of responses associated with snakes being given larger prey.
Caroline Leggett under the mentorship of Dr. Matt Close and Dr. Christine Small is creating an acoustic ecology study of Selu Conservancy.
Lindsay Lesure under the mentorship of Dr. Kim Lane is to determine the amino acids that are most important for inhibiting bacteria beta-glucuronidase, an important step toward the ability to use a promising chemotherapy treatment.
Christina Poole under the mentorship of Dr. Nicole Hendrix is examining which psychological attributes can predict the high use of police force.
Jean-Francois Racinet under the mentorship of Dr. Shawn Huston is studying the surfaces of halogenated molecular layers toward creating new organic electronic materials.
Annie Rudasill under the mentorship of Dr. Chelse Prather is investigating the link between micronutrient availability and grasshopper feeding and growth, which may be used in pest management.
Sharon Roller under the mentorship of Dr. Donna Boyd is developing a digital database of bone fractures for use in child death investigations.
Joel Schmidt under the mentorship of Dr. Michael King is creating a software model for predicting the success of macroeconomic goals set by the United Nations.
Jordan Snelgrove under the mentorship of Dr. Tim Fuhrer is optimizing the computational methods for explaining and then predicting the experimental data associated with metallofullerenes.
Burke Staunton under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Pack is working with silver precious metal clay to create unique jewelry and sculptures.
Jessica Wood under the mentorship of Dr. Cliff Boyd is creating a digital atlas of bones for use in forensic death investigations.