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2021 Richter Scholars

Kotryna Andriuskeviciute

Kotryna Andriuskeviciute

“Cholinergic mechanisms of Pavlovian conditioned approach behavior in rats” – Kotryna Andriuskeviciute ’24 and Wambui Kahende ’24 with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean-Marie Maddux

Minori Aoki

Minori Aoki

“Linguistic practices, education, and development in multilingual Africa” – Minori Aoki ’24, Ian Cox ’24, and Adam White ’24 with Associate Professor of Education Desmond Odugu

Candi Albarran

Candi Albarran

“Patterns in salt limitation of ant communities” – Marina Strong ’23 and Candi Albarran ’24 with Associate Professor of Biology Sean Menke

Farhan Masud Ahmed

Farhan Masud Ahmed

“Do words matter? The impact of gendered language in STEM job postings on women’s applications” – Farhan Ahmed ’24 and Megan Yim ’24 with Assistant Professor of Business Cassondra Batz-Barbarich

Violet Anderson

Violet Anderson

“Fish biomechanics and sensory systems” – Violet Anderson ’23 and Djurdjina Jovanovic ’23 with Assistant Professor of Biology Margot Schwalbe

Emma Clay-Barbour

Emma Clay-Barbour

“Removing environmentally persistent pharmaceuticals from wastewater” – Emma Clay-Barbour ’23 and Giselle Schiet ’23 with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Erica Schultz

Ian Cox

Ian Cox

“Linguistic practices, education, and development in multilingual Africa” – Minori Aoki ’24, Ian Cox ’24, and Adam White ’24 with Associate Professor of Education Desmond Odugu

Mauricio Calderón Castro

Mauricio Calderón Castro

“The international politics of the global environment and global health” – Mauricio Calderon ’24 and Noella Ufitinema ’24: with Associate Professor of Politics James Marquardt

Morgan Blank

Morgan Blank

“Investigating borrowing behavior in online peer-to-peer lending” – Morgan Blank ’24 and Vraj Patel ’24 with Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance Nancy Tao

Veronika Chernik

Veronika Chernik

“Exploring the broader impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic” Veronika Chernik ’24 with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andrew Gard

Jack Farrell

Jack Farrell

“From Arthurian romance to mystical theology: Decoding Charles Williams’ literature” – Jack Farrell ’24 with Professor of English Carla Arnell

Amanda Grassel

Amanda Grassel

“Discovering molecules and mechanisms to combat Parkinson’s Disease” – Amanda Grassel ’23 with Professor of Biological Sciences Shubhik DebBurman

Nikki Garcia

Nikki Garcia

“Latina entrepreneurship study: Identifying local Latina entrepreneurs and uncovering pain points” – Nikki Garcia ’24 with Interim Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Kate Jackson

Beth DeFoe

Beth DeFoe

“Evolutionary trade-offs between flight and sexually-selected traits in beetles” – Beth Defoe ’23 and Iman Shepard ’23 with Assistant Professor of Biology Flavia Barbosa

Malek Elaghel

Malek Elaghel

“Le data” – Malek Elaghel ’24 with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Arthur Bousquet

Djurdjina Jovanovic

Djurdjina Jovanovic

“Fish biomechanics and sensory systems” – Violet Anderson ’23 and Djurdjina Jovanovic ’23 with Assistant Professor of Biology Margot Schwalbe

Natalie Kamau

Natalie Kamau

“Telomere genetics” – Meklit Yimenu ’23 and Natalie Kamau ’24 with Professor of Biology Karen Kirk

Wambui Kahende

Wambui Kahende

“Cholinergic mechanisms of Pavlovian conditioned approach behavior in rats” – Kotryna Andriuskeviciute ’24 and Wambui Kahende ’24 with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean-Marie Maddux

Beau Grimes

Beau Grimes

“Cure tuberculosis with molecular biology” – Laurel Robbins ’23, Gabrielle Vineyard ’23, Beau Grimes ’24 and Ceylin Sahin ’24 with Assistant Professor of Chemistry William Conrad

Hayley Headley

Hayley Headley

“Restricted Chicago: Housing discrimination and educational disparities in Chicagoland area” – Hayley Headley ’24 and Aarti Singh ’24 with Associate Professor of Education Desmond Odugu

Ashley Jocelyn Ocampo

Ashley Jocelyn Ocampo

“Upgrading chemistry laboratory experiments” ¬– Ayesha Fatima ’24, Ashley Ocampo ’24, and Alexis Rosenfeld ’24 with Professor of Chemistry Jason Cody

Wiktoria Pedryc

Wiktoria Pedryc

“The effects of abstractness and concreteness on causal judgments” – Wiktoria Pedryc ’24 with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Paul Henne

Majo Orozco Fuentes

Majo Orozco Fuentes

“Molecular mechanisms of injury-induced neurodegeneration” – Majo Orozco Fuentes ’24 and Otoha Tatami ’24 with Assistant Professor of Biology Rebecca Delventhal

Alec Macartney

Alec Macartney

“Using video technology to explore math teacher inquiries of their own classrooms” – A.C. Macartney ’24 with Assistant Professor of Education Patricia Buenrostro

Lael Medema

Lael Medema

“A parametric study of the attentional set-shifting task in rats” – Lael Medema ’23 with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean-Marie Maddux

Ceylin Sahin

Ceylin Sahin

“Cure tuberculosis with molecular biology” – Laurel Robbins ’23, Gabrielle Vineyard ’23, Beau Grimes ’24 and Ceylin Sahin ’24 with Assistant Professor of Chemistry William Conrad

Aarti P. Singh

Aarti P. Singh

"Restricted Chicago: Housing discrimination and educational disparities in Chicagoland area” – Hayley Headley ’24 and Aarti Singh ’24 with Associate Professor of Education Desmond Odugu

Iman Shepard

Iman Shepard

“Evolutionary trade-offs between flight and sexually-selected traits in beetles” – Beth Defoe ’23 and Iman Shepard ’23 with Assistant Professor of Biology Flavia Barbosa

Laurel Robbins

Laurel Robbins

“Cure tuberculosis with molecular biology” – Laurel Robbins ’23, Gabrielle Vineyard ’23, Beau Grimes ’24 and Ceylin Sahin ’24 with Assistant Professor of Chemistry William Conrad

Alexis Rosenfeld

Alexis Rosenfeld

“Upgrading chemistry laboratory experiments” ¬– Ayesha Fatima ’24, Ashley Ocampo ’24, and Alexis Rosenfeld ’24 with Professor of Chemistry Jason Cody

Sophia Timm

Sophia Timm

“Religion, biology, and public health” – Elya Gasparyan ’24, Sophia Timm ’24, and Stanzin Zasal ’24 with Assistant Professor of Religion Anya Golovkova

Noella Sangwa Ufitinema

Noella Sangwa Ufitinema

“The international politics of the global environment and global health” – Mauricio Calderon ’24 and Noella Ufitinema ’24: with Associate Professor of Politics James Marquardt

Demetra Tsakos

Demetra Tsakos

“Researching young adult fiction for teaching” – Demetra Tsakos ’24 with Professor of English Carla Arnell

Marina Strong

Marina Strong

“Patterns in salt limitation of ant communities” – Marina Strong ’23 and Candi Albarran ’24 with Associate Professor of Biology Sean Menke

Otoha Tatami

Otoha Tatami

“Molecular mechanisms of injury-induced neurodegeneration” – Majo Orozco Fuentes ’24 and Otoha Tatami ’24 with Assistant Professor of Biology Rebecca Delventhal

Adam White

Adam White

“Linguistic practices, education, and development in multilingual Africa” – Minori Aoki ’24, Ian Cox ’24, and Adam White ’24 with Associate Professor of Education Desmond Odugu

Megan Yim

Megan Yim

“Do words matter? The impact of gendered language in STEM job postings on women’s applications” – Farhan Ahmed ’24 and Megan Yim ’24 with Assistant Professor of Business Cassondra Batz-Barbarich