Students

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.

Eligibility:

  • You are an undergraduate student enrolled at Clemson in Spring 2022 and will be in Fall 2022.
  • You will not graduate before December 2022.
  • You agree to participate during the entire program, May 17 to July 23, 2022.
  • You agree to present your summer research at the Summer Showcase on Tuesday, August 17, 2022.
  • You agree to submit an abstract for the presentation by July 23, 2022.
  • You agree to submit the link to your digital poster presentation no later than August 12, 2022.

Before completing your application, please discuss this opportunity with your mentor to finalize your research plan and/or other relevant goals and objectives for this award.

In 2021, 65 Clemson students, freshmen through rising seniors, participated in the program.
All students have access to resources via Box.
Weekly lunch seminars took place on Thursdays at 11AM. More information regarding seminars and access to past seminar recordings can be found on the CI + UR Seminar Series page.

Important Dates(2021):

  • Abstracts for Summer Showcase are due no later than July 23, 2021.
  • Links to digital posters and submission of final posters in Box no later than August 12, 2021.
  • Presentation at the Summer Showcase on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (11AM – 1PM).

2021 Summer CI + UR Student Profiles (organized by mentor’s department):

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
    Christopher Reigle
    Christopher Reigle
    Major: Conservation Biology
    Research Title: Unraveling the Mystery of the Rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily
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    Emma Funk
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: A Nutrition Education and Life-Style Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes

    Guy Best
    Guy Best
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: The role physicians and community gardens have in bettering the holistic health of the community
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    Jacob Fitts
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Unraveling the Mystery of the Rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily

    Jessica Trayhan
    Jessica Trayhan
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Deer-Coyote Interactions
    Katrina Sneed
    Katrina Sneed
    Major: Forest Resource Management
    Research Title: Coyote Diets in South Carolina

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    Keller Brogdon
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Coyote Diets in South Carolina
    Mackenzie Barrett
    Mackenzie Barrett
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Landscape Ecology and Conservation in the Appalachians

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    Tangie McFee
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Deer-Coyote Interactions
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    Zoe Wills
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Hellbender Ecology
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
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    Aubrey Smith
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Saving Lives Takes a Team: Investigating Team and Process Management in Cancer Care Coordination
    Carolina Effinger
    Carolina Effinger
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Saving Lives Takes a Team: Investigating Team and Process Management in Cancer Care Coordination
    Sarah Roth
    Sarah Roth
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Substance Abuse and Cognition
  • College of Engineering, Computer and Applied Science
    Abigail Miller
    Abigail Miller
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Designing with Docs
    Ahva Zadeh
    Ahva Zadeh
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Engineering Biology of Anthropods

    Alana Lesuer
    Alana LeSuer
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Elucidating Water Transport and Structure of Polymer Membranes for Energy Applications
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    Alex Kullman
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Mechanical Testing of Straight and Curved Femoral Head Impactors

    Ben Black
    Ben Black
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Clemson University Retrieval of Explants Program and Registry in Orthopaedics
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    Elliott Eggers
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Research Title

    Emme Bagwell
    Emme Bagwell
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Understanding the Role of Tyrosine Hydroxylase in a 6-Hydroxydopamine Zebrafish Model of Parkinson’s Disease
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    Evan Schneider
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: ACTIVA TU SPEAKING – Global Intercultural Challenge e

    Gavin Platt
    Gavin Platt
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Robotics Automation and Machine Learning
    Jaden Stutts
    Jaden Stutts
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Elucidating Water Transport and Structure of Polymer Membranes for Energy Applications

    James Bentley Bevis
    James Bentley Bevis
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Developing Additive Manufacturing of Carbides for Energy
    Jayla Nelson
    Jayla Nelson
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Bioinformatics for Cancer Genomic

    Jenna Hines
    Jenna Hines
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Simulation-based Assessment of Skills to Enhance Ostomy Care
    Jennifer Briglio
    Jennifer Briglio
    Major: Geology
    Research Title: Geologic Properties

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    John Yeager
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Catalysis for Carbon-Neutral Space Exploration
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    Johnathon Benedict
    Major:Bioengineering
    Research Title: Horse Play

    Joseph Lavalla
    Joseph Lavalla
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Image Guided Drug Delivery to the Brain
    Jude Carreno
    Jude Carreno
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Robotics Automation and Machine Learning

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    Katelyn Franck
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Hands on Tissue Engineering
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    Katie Bender
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Infant Cranial Remodeling

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    Luis Morales
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Catalysis for Clean Manufacturing
    Margaret Wyman
    Margaret Wyman
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Developing Medical Devices for Intervertebral Disc Repair: Research Plan to Attach the Annulus Fibrosus Repair Patch

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    McCullough Tarner
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Research title
    Minhyun Shin
    Minhyun Shin
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Understanding Autophagic Processes in Parkinson’s Disease – A Cellular Exploration

    Molly Turk
    Molly Turk
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Hands on Tissue Engineering
    Natalie Whitaker
    Natalie Whitaker
    Major: Biosystems Engineering
    Research Title: Bioremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Soils Using Plant Growth

    Olivia Wozniak
    Olivia Wozniak
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Hands on Tissue Engineering
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    Paul Dubberly
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

    Raymond Kean
    Raymond Kean
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Experimental Cardiovascular System
    Sarah Wilde
    Sarah Wilde
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Engineering Nanobiomaterials for Delivery of Cancer Therapy

    Savannah Witt
    Savannah Witt
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Human Factors in Healthcare
    Taylor Hamas
    Taylor Hamas
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Image-Guided Drug Delivery to the Brain

    Xiaolong Tian
    Xiaolong Tian
    Major: Computer Science and Physics
    Research Title: Modeling Solid-Liquid Interface Properties in High-Entropy Alloys for Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • College of Science
    Alexis Yoh
    Alexis Yoh
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Insect Viruses and Physiology
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    Allison DeLoache
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Toxicological Effects of Fluoxetine in Aquatic Fish Species and Field Movement Study

    Anand Loganathan
    Anand Loganathan
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Transcription factor regulation of lipid biosynthesis in Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop
    Ansley Davis
    Ansley Davis
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Meiotic Homologous Recombination

    Ashley 'Grace' Polson
    Ashley "Grace" Polson
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: A Novel Role of SYCP3 in Meiotic Homologous Recombination
    Cem Geray
    Cem Geray
    Major: Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources
    Research Title: Influence of Damselfish Territoriality on Neon Goby Cleaning Stations

    Diana Molnar
    Diana Molnar
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Marine Ecology
    George Grow
    George Grow
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Building and Probing Simple Neuronal Circuits with Combined Optical Tweezer and Microelectrode Array Experiment

    Grace Holliday
    Grace Holliday
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: FishShapes: Exploring the Evolution of Body Form Diversity Across Fishes
    Jackson Sanders
    Jackson Sanders
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Dinosaurs to Birds: Ontogeny and Morphogenesis

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    Justin Thomas
    Major: Biology & Physics
    Research Title: FishShapes: Exploring the Evolution of Body Form Diversity Across Fishes
    Kasey Kiser
    Kasey Kiser
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Differences in Virus Phosphate Acquisition in Response to Environmental Stress

    Krishna Patel
    Krishna Patel
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Imaginative Ligands and Unique Metal Complexes: A Marriage of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
    Lauren Bulik
    Lauren Bulik
    Major: Environmental and Natural Resources and Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Marine Ecology

    Maddison Parker
    Maddison Parker
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Marine Ecology
    Madison Ragland
    Madison Ragland
    Major: Biology
    Research Title: Biophysics of Parasitic Kinetoplastid Motility

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    Michaela Moore
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Tangible Genomics
    Olivia Roach
    Olivia Roach
    Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Developing Extraction Techniques for Removing Extracellular DNA in Soils

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    Sam Stuckert
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Differences in Virus Phosphate Acquisition in Response to Environmental Stress