Thirty Students Chosen for Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Thirty students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP). The program, administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, pairs an undergraduate student with a faculty mentor to conduct research during the summer.

Students were required to submit a research proposal which was judged by a panel of faculty members from their college. Once selected, recipients may choose to conduct their research at either UT Knoxville or another national or international research organization.

Since 2008, over 500 students have been funded through the program to conduct summer undergraduate research under the direction of a UT faculty mentor.

Funding for the program is provided by the Office of the Chancellor, Office of Research and Engagement, Honors and Scholars Program, and College of Nursing.

The 2016 recipients are:

Student College Project Title Faculty Mentor
Bensey, Kiernan W. College of Arts & Sciences Bonne Chance French Application: Extensive Narrative Development Staples, Carolyn I
Brito, Alexandra C. College of Arts & Sciences Effect of language immersion on advanced, late learners of French as revealed by electroencephalography Bowden, Harriet Wood
Byrne, Erin K. College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Adult Perceptions of Iconicity of Basic Concept Vocabulary McCarthy, Jillian
Campbell, Ashley V. College of Arts & Sciences The role of CeA-to-DRN projections in conditioned defeat response Cooper, Matthew A
Connolly, Blake P. Haslam College of Business Analysis of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the fiscal and monetary policies created to ensure prevention of the same issues in the future. Mohsin, Mohammed
Craig, Michael A. College of Arts & Sciences The effect of crowder concentration on the kinetics and thermodynamics of the reaction catalyzed by R67 dihydrofolate reductase, and its physiological implications Howell, Elizabeth E
Doherty, Lora M. College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Youth, Recreation, and Coping Strategies in Military Families Wozencroft, Angela
Dunn, William D. College of Architecture and Design The Imperial Ramp Complex of Rome: Excavating Layers of Memory Kalas, Gregor A
Durick, Abby L. College of Arts & Sciences Haslam Scholar Senior Thesis: Late Bronze Age Aeginetan Potmarks from Mitrou Archaeological Project, Greece Van de Moortel, Aleydis
Galan, Nicholas J. College of Arts & Sciences Synthesis of Lipid probes for Protein Discovery Best, Michael Douglas
Grimm, Matthew J. College of Nursing 30 Day Readmission Risk Assessment Model for Heart Failure Patients in Southeast Appalachia Brown, Mary Lynn
Harr, Rachel E. College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Well-Being among Adolescents with Incarcerated Parents Johnson, Elizabeth Inez
Henriksen, Kylie G. College of Arts & Sciences The Colonization and Chemotaxis of Azosparillum brasilense Alexandre, Gladys
Kilmarx, Justin R. College of Engineering Drone Control via Noninvasive Brain Signals Zhao, Xiaopeng
Kirk, Adaya A. College of Nursing Audience, Content, Media: Factors to Consider When Designing Technology Based Asthma Education Programs for Children Wyatt, Tami Hodges
Mccarty, Kathrine M. College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Is White Nose Syndrome Affecting Bat Species that come in Contact with Humans? Muller, Lisa Irene
Nabors, Stephanie S. College of Nursing Substance Abuse Among Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs): An Exploration of Preventative Measures in the Educational Setting Bonom, Julie Newton
Patchen, Anna L. College of Arts & Sciences Archaic Plant Use in Western Tennessee Hollenbach, Kandace Renee
Patel, Ravi S. College of Arts & Sciences Entry Inhibition of HCMV by p5 Related Peptides Sparer, Timothy E
Patterson, Madison M. College of Nursing The Clinical Nurse’s Role and Communication with Administration in Hospital Reimbursement Swift, Shelia Henson
Poarch, Sara B. College of Arts & Sciences Assessing Sustainability in International Service Learning Darby, Erin Danielle
Porter, Haley N. College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences How Colonocyte Metabolism Shifts in Colorectal Cancer Donohoe, Dallas
Ramirez, Sara College of Arts & Sciences Characterization of clpV gene and its involvement in swarming motility of Azospirillum brasilense Alexandre, Gladys
Rebekah Ann Keith College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Examination of the Use of Social Robots with Comorbid Phonological Disorders McCarthy Maeder, Jillian
Staley, Sarah A. College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Phenotypic and Genetic Characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates taken from Bovine Cows with Clinical Mastitis Kerro Dego, Oudessa
Stamper, Nicholas C. College of Arts & Sciences Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Trojan Asteroids: Assessing Compositional Bimodality at Small Sizes Emery, Joshua Patrick
Stuart, Meghan L. College of Arts & Sciences Developing a Non-Standard Operating System for use in the ALICE TPC on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Nattrass, Christine Elizabeth
Weeks, Rachel M. College of Engineering Create a closed-loop control system to synthesize stair ascent. Reinbolt, Jeff
Weiskittel, Taylor M. College of Engineering Expressing fluorescent fusion proteins from the native locus in a hepatocyte: a crucial application of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology for obesity research Dalhaimer, Paul Matthew
Wilbanks, Brandon A. College of Engineering Design and Characterization of Modular Escherichia coli for Renewable Ethanol Production Trinh, Cong