Summer CI + UR Student Information

Summer CI + UR is an up to ten-week summer research opportunity under the guidance of your mentor. This award provides summer salary for up to 28 hours per week during the program dates as well as the opportunity to attend several professional development events.

Supply Funds for Summer CI + UR Program

Students awarded additional supply and/or travel funds must spend all funds before June 30. Work with your mentor and your mentor’s department to acquire purchases as soon as you receive your award to ensure a timely delivery.

Important Dates and Information

  • 29 July –Poster Abstracts Due
  • 19 August – Links to Digital Poster Due (if applicable)
  • 23 August – 6th Annual Summer Showcase Presentations 11a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday Lunch Seminars

All lunch seminars are Thursdays from 12 – 1 p.m. in Watt 106.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes in advance to respect our guest speaker’s time and presence.
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26 May – Introductions, Opportunities and Resources
2 June – Finding Resources for Your Literature Review
16 June – Crafting a Good Resume
23 June – How to Write an Abstract
30 June – How to Make a Poster (Part I)
7 July – Preparing for Scholarships & Fellowships
14 July – Writing a Powerful Statement of Purpose
21 July – Grad 101- Is Grad School for me?
28 July – How to Make and Present a Poster (Part II – Bring a draft of your posters)

2022 Summer CI + UR Participants

This summer there are 74 Clemson students, freshmen through rising seniors, in the program.
All students have access to program and professional development resources in the Summer CI + UR Program Box folder.

2022 Student Profiles (Organized by Mentor’s College/Department):

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences

    Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation

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    Brock Anders
    Senior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: TBD

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    Brittany Darrington
    Senior
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Comparing Largemouth & Alabama Bass Catch Rates and Size Distributions from Daytime and Nighttime Boat Electrofishing

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    Marie Legeay
    Junior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: TBD

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    Kacey Nicosia
    Junior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: TBD

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    JB Rehrig
    Sophomore
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: Brosnan Forest: Mystery Wetland Restoration

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    Adam Smallridge
    Junior
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: TBD

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    Tayci Sullivan
    Senior
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Effects of Tropical Storm Fred on Hellbender Abundance in a North Carolina Stream.

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    Piper Monk
    Junior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: TBD

    Emory Moser
    Sophomore
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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    Laura Lothridge
    Junior
    Major: Horticulture
    Research Title: Peach Bronzing

  • College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences

    Department of Psychology

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    Carson Goodier
    Senior
    Major: World Cinema
    Research Title: ARI Next Gen Teams Research

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    Riley Hodge
    Senior
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Student Engagement in Undergraduates

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    Adam Razavi
    Senior
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Perception and Memory in Art Appraisal

  • College of Business

    Department of Graphic Communications

    Colin Galloway
    Junior
    Major: General Engineering
    Research Title: TBD

    John E. Walker Department of Economics

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    Jack Taylor
    Senior
    Major: Economics
    Research Title: TBD

  • College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences

    Department of Bioengineering

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    David Forsman
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: TBD

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    Emma Grissett
    Senior
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Detection and Treatment of Cancers and Other Genetic-Based Diseases

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    Katherine Joiner
    Junior
    Major: Health Science
    Research Title: TBD

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    Drew Landefeld
    Junior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Mechanical Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation on Tibial Pig Tendons

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    Davis Leonard
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Effects of Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation on Tenocytes In Vitro

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    Mya Missouri
    Junior
    Major: General Engineering
    Research Title: Validation of Luminescent Gel for Mimicking Biological Contamination on Medical Instruments

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    Wesley Nichols
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Aaron Spearman
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Charandeep Tatineni
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: TBD

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    Molly Turk
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Addition and Release of Dexamethasone and Methylprednisolone to Sutures for Surgical Applications

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    Auryn West
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Aaron Williams
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Charles Winchester
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Effects of Low Dose Ionizing X-ray Radiation on Smooth Muscle Cell in vitro

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    Emerald Withers
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: TBD

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    Isabelle Museck
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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    Nicole Henkel
    Junior
    Major: Chemistry
    Research Title: Towards Modeling and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease in Zebrafish

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    Minhyun Shin
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Jaden Stutts
    Senior
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Owen Tabah
    Junior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Shape modulation of polymeric nanoparticles

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    Kayleigh Trumbull
    Senior
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Polymersomes as aid in nerve regeneration: a customizable approach to neurological repair

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    Emily Barnett
    Junior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Image-Guided Drug Delivery to the Brain

    Nicolas Glisson
    Senior
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

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    Alex Kasko
    Senior
    Major: Biosystems Engineering
    Research Title: Algae in High pH Environments Increase CO2 Absorption

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    Riley McDonald
    Senior
    Major: Geology
    Research Title: Distinguishing Between Natural and Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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    Emily Vandale
    Senior
    Major: Geology
    Research Title: Mineralogy Serious Game Development and Mineral Database Creation

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    Christopher White
    Junior
    Major: Biosystems Engineering
    Research Title: Biohydrogen Produced from Algae and Peaches

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    Frank Jeffries
    Senior
    Major: Biosystems Engineering
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Industrial Engineering

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    Richard Bozard
    Senior
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: Robotic Assisted Surgery AI training

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    Chris Gonzaga
    Senior
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Research Title: Identifying Strategies for Home Management of Ostomy Care: An Analysis of YouTube

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    Daniel Ludden
    Senior
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Research Title: Integration of Exoskeletons in Surgical Operating Rooms

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    Joseph Suter
    Senior
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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    Sam Rubin
    Senior
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: TBD

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    Megan Williams
    Junior
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Electropolishing of Tungsten Wire Micro-Electrodes for Probing the Action Potential of Sensing Organs of Live Insects

    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Logan Cripe
    Senior
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Developing and Implementing a Platform for LiDEP

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    Nayoung Kim
    Senior
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Microfluidic Experiments on Model Biofluids Flowing Through a T-junction

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    Jackson Nash
    Senior
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Modeling and Analysis of Interfacial Properties of Solid State Batteries

    School of Computing

    George Tian
    Senior
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: TBD

  • College of Science

    Department of Biological Sciences

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    Caroline Ennis
    Senior
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Using transgenic Drosophila melanogaster to characterize bioelectric patterning in the gut and embryonic development

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    Kourtney Ervin
    Senior
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Functional Redundancy in the Skin Microbiome

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    Erin Griffin
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Disease ecology of the Caribbean spiny lobster and the effect of the nemertean egg parasite Carcinonemertes conanobrieni

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    Kasey Kiser
    Senior
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Functional Redundancy in the Skin Microbiome

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    Lillian Margeson
    Junior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: Host-associated microbiota of Zoraptera in the Southern United States

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    Georgia Moore
    Senior
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Comparative Vertebrate Musculoskeletal Biomechanics: Structural, Functional and Behavioral Specializations to a High-Risk Environment in Lizards

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    Cem Payton
    Senior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: TBD

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    Alexis Yoh
    Senior
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: TBD

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    Lauren Bulik
    Senior
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Genetics and Biochemistry

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    Sunny Ennis
    Senior
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Characterization of Fatty Acid Binding Protein (FABP) 1 & 2 in a single-cell parasite Trypanosoma brucei

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    Bethany Neville
    Senior
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: TBD

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    Emily Peak
    Junior
    Major: Health Science
    Research Title: TBD

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    Megan Reaves
    Senior
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Effects of Acetyl-CoA Synthetase on Entamoeba histolytica Encystation

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    Bryson Woodard
    Junior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Expressing, Purifying, and Characterizing Glycerol Kinase from the Brain-Eating Amoeba Naegleria fowleri

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    Emma Younger
    Senior
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: TBD

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    Rachel Anderson
    Senior
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: TBD

    Whitney Guillot
    Senior
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: TBD

    Department of Physics and Astronomy

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    Abigail Rowell
    Senior
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Building and Probing Simple Neuronal Circuits with Combined Optical Tweezer and Microelectrode Array Experiment

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    Omika Merchant
    Junior
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: TBD

    Anissa Waller Del Valle
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Using Sedimentation Assays to Determine the Effects of Tubulin Acetylation and Detyrosination on the Flagellar Motility of Trypanosoma brucei

    School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

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    Victoria Luongo
    Senior
    Major: Mathematical Sciences
    Research Title: Modeling and Advanced Engineering Applications of Self Heating in Materials with High Dissipation

  • Provost/Other

    Honors Programs

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    Terryn Witherspoon
    Senior
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: TBD