Logan Finley, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB)

Logan Finley was one of the UR&CI’s 2019 URAP Awardees. He is an undergraduate student studying Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB), and worked over the summer with Dr. Stephen Hovick in the Department of EEOB studying “Analysis of diploid vs. tetraploid zinc tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana”. “For me, the URAP fellowship paved the way…

Kenzington Kottenbrock, Biomedical Engineering

Kennzington Kottenbrock was one of the UR&CI’s 2019 URAP Awardees. She is a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering, and worked over the summer with Dr. David Dean in the Department of Plastic Surgery studying “Average Pelvic Template”. “By being a URAP fellow, I was able to get hands on experience in research. It was awesome to…

Genie Giaimo, Study and Teaching of Writing

Dr. Genie N. Giaimo is Director of the Writing Center at The Ohio State University, located in the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing. Her current research utilizes quantitative models to answer a range of questions about behaviors and practices in and around writing centers, such as tutor attitudes towards wellness and self-care…

Danielle Wolf, Art and English

Danielle Wolf  is a graduating senior in Art and English. At the 2019 Creative Arts Symposium event, held in tandem with the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival, Danielle presented her research project entitled : Desire in Absence: Construction of Female Beauty in Social Media My thesis highlights some of the problems facing women in today’s very…

Mackenzie Peterson, Arts Management and Theatre

Mackenzie Peterson is a graduating senior in Arts Management and Theatre. At the 2019 Creative Arts Symposium event, held in tandem with the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival, Mackenzie presented her research project entitled :  Shakespeare, Autism, and High School My research explored the ability of high school students as teaching artists in the Hunter Heartbeat…

Tyler Hunt, Class of 2016

My name is Tyler Hunt and I am a graduate of the Fisher College of Business class of 2016. While in school I specialized in Finance and earned honors research distinction by completing the honors contract through industry clusters program. My research focused on Gender Differences in Venture Capital Funding on ABC’s Shark Tank. Currently…

Molly Hunt, Research at the Capitol

Major: Earth Science /Community Leadership Research Title: What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? Engaging 4-H Teens in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic   Why do you think your research is important to state legislators? As the number of opioid overdose deaths in Ohio continues to increase, the opioid epidemic directly or indirectly affects everyone in our state….

Joey Smith, Research at the Capitol

  Major: Ecological Engineering/Mandarin Chinese Research Title: Seasonality on Nutrients in Stormwater Runoff in a Residential Sewershed in Columbus, Ohio   Why do you think your research is important to state legislators? My research is important to state legislators because harmful algal blooms cause dead wildlife, toxic drinking water, interrupted water recreation, and unsightly waterways….

Kamila Thompson, Research at the Capitol

Major: Electrical Engineering Research Title: Developing a Bio-inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Efficient Marine Exploration   Why do you think your research is important to state legislators? I think my research is important to state legislatures because of the motivation behind the project and how the specific research can be applied to different things. The…

Lauren Mansour, Research at the Capitol

Major: Biomedical Science Research Title: Whole Slide Imaging Challenges and Opportunities at OSU Wexner Medical Center: An Interview Study with 11 Pathologists   Why do you think your research is important to state legislators? Pathology is the study of diseases, and the role of a pathologist is to diagnose disease. It is mostly commonly used…