||Centre smarties snare summer research gigs
RELEASED: May 5, 2005
DANVILLE, KYSummer can mean different things to different students. For many, it's the chance to sleep late every day, hang out with friends, get a tan and take on as undemanding a summer job as possible. For a number of ambitious Centre College students, however, it's time to get cracking on cutting-edge research.
Come the end of classes, some of Centre's brightest will be off to all corners of the country to take on high-caliber projects at major universities. Some will be engaged in research, in close collaboration with their professors, right here on campus.
Here is a summary of the students and their research projects.
Research at universities:
- Shariya Terrell, junior, Bowling Green, Ky.Harvard University, biochemistry, cancer cell growth. For more on Shariya: http://www.centre.edu/web/news/2005/terrell05.html;
- Stephanie Goetz, junior, Taylor Mill, Ky.University of Oklahoma, neuroscience;
- Josh Abbott, junior, LaGrange, Ky.University of Montana, environmental chemistry;
- Ben Klausing, junior, Louisville, University of Houstonchemistry;
- Tanner Parent, sophomore, Hopkinsville, Ky.Vanderbilt University, chemistry;
- Jared Shelton, sophomore, Pembroke, Ky., Montana State University, psychology;
- Brian Grieb, sophomore, LouisvilleIndiana University, medical research. For more on Brian: http://www.centre.edu/web/news/2005/goldwater05.html.
Research at Centre College:
- Ian Kaster, junior, Cincinnati, will be working with professors Jennifer Muzyka (bacterial resistance to antibiotics ) and Joseph Oldham (building software with which grade school students can practice math);
- Daneille Patterson and Joe Yeager, both sophomores from Louisville, will be working with professor Keith Dunn, studying fast laser spectroscopy to determine how energy gets distributed in molecules before and as they undergo reactions that are initiated by light;
- Swope Munday, sophomore, Stanford, Ky., will be working with professor Preston Miles, developing analytical methods for the determination of ultra-trace levels of moderate polarity organic compounds in natural waters;
- Angie Bohnen, junior, Flemingsburg, Ky., Kevin Phelps, Leitchfield, Ky., and Cindy Hartley, junior, Elizabethtown, Ky., will be working with professor Steve Asmus, studying brain development, specifically how neurons in the cerebral cortex express the correct neurotransmitter.
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