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Meet the 2021 SURF Fellows

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Aviv Zohman

Software Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerry LaRue
Designing and Characterizing an Improved Graphene Production Method for Graphene Based Composites
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Chelsey Cortes

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerry LaRue
Photocatalysis with Titanium Nitride and Ruthenium Nanoparticles
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Chloe Sermet

Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cedric Owens
Eliminating undesired greening in sunflower seed derived ingredients by hydrolysis of chlorogenic acid using an engineered esterase
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Cindy Ramirez

Software Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jan Osborn
Gender Gap in Computer Science: An Invitational Rhetorical Analysis
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Christina Uribe

Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Schurger
Searching for the Subjective Threshold of Consciousness
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Emma Krivoshein

Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Schurger
The Relationship Between Norepinephrine Neuromodulation and Stability of Global Brain States
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Harshitha Venkatesh

Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Jenkins
The Coronavirus Pandemic: Associations of Stress, Optimism, and Positive Emotions on the Outcomes of Health & Learning
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Ishaan Shah

Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerry LaRue
Investigation of the Effect of Ru-Au and TiN-Ru nanoparticle catalysts on CO Oxidation and Hydrogenation Reactions
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Lauren Bramlett

Dance; English Literature, Rhetoric, and Cultural Studies
Faculty Mentor: Julianne O'Brien
Embodied Rhetoric: Meaning-Making in Dance Protest Art
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Liam Sullivan

Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Allegra Liberman-Martin
Ketone Hydrosilylation with a Novel Carbodiphosphorane Catalyst
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Liora Mayats Alpay

Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuxin Wen
AI-enhanced COVID-19 detection using chest X-ray images
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Michael Bertagna

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Maduka Ogba
WHY IS Ca(OTf)2 LESS EFFICIENT THAN Ca(NTf2)2 IN ACTIVATING SULFUR(VI) FLUORIDES TOWARDS MEDICINALLY RELEVANT SULFUR(VI) COMPOUNDS?
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Nat Pendergraft

History and TV Writing and Production
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alexander Bay
The Doctor Will See You Now - An Interactive Exhibit
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Nathan Reynoso

BFA Creative Writing, BA Theatre
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jocelyn L. Buckner
Rebuilding Identities: British radio dramas in the late ‘40s and ‘50s
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Nikki Trippler

Strategic & Corporate Communication and Theatre Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara LaBelle
Long-Distance Peer-to-Peer Relationships Interpersonal Communication Methods
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Nina Dours

Psychology and Screenwriting
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amy Moors
Traditional Sexual Script and Double Standard Adherence: Predictors of Heterosexually Identified Women’s and Men’s Interest in Consensual Non-Monogamy
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Roksana Gorgolewski

Economics, Political Science, Peace Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Lietz
Female Political Participation Aided by Constitutional Provisions
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Sophie Srivastava

Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vincent Berardi
Perceptions of Homelessness and Mental Illness

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