Students

This summer, 77 Clemson students, freshman through rising seniors, are participating in the Summer CI & UR program. Despite the challenges put forth by the COVID-19 pandemic these students, under the guidance of their dedicated mentors, are able to continue to engage in research experiences – some in a different format than normal. Students are listed below based on the home college of their mentor.

Summer CI & UR students are participating in research in the following colleges and centers:

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation


    Olivia Balkcum
    Olivia Balkcum
    Major: Environmental/Natural Resources
    Research Title: How Do Warm Winters Affect Energy Allocation Trade-offs in Cool-water Fish?
    Katie Baucom
    Katie Baucom
    Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Unraveling the Mystery of the Rare Rocky Shoals Spider

    Keller Brogdon
    Keller Brogdon
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Coincidence of Species at Scavenging Sites
    Cameron Forehand
    Cameron Forehand
    Major: Environmental/Natural Resources
    Research Title: The Effects of Moon Phase on Southeastern Carnivore and Mesocarnivore Activity

    Emily Jordan
    Emily Jordan
    Major: Plant & Environmental Sciences
    Research Title: Effects of Longleaf Pine Restoration
    Corrina McLeod
    Corrina McLeod
    Major: Forest Resource Management
    Research Title: Longleaf Pine Understory Restoration 

    Theresa McManus
    Theresa McManus
    Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: The Local and Regional Spatial Ecology of a Terrestrial Salamander: A case study of the green salamander (Aneides aeneus)
    Thandi Nixon
    Thandi Nixon
    Major: Animal & Veterinary Science
    Research Title: The Effect of Long Term Food Subsidies on the Activity Periods of Canis latrans and Lynx rufus

    Devin Orr
    Devin Orr
    Major: Environmental/Natural Resources
    Research Title: Effects of Longleaf Pine Restoration
    Vanessa Patch
    Vanessa Patch
    Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Deer and Coyote Interactions in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina

    William Sims
    William Sims
    Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: How Do Warm Winters Affect Energy Allocation Trade-offs in Cool-water Fish?
    Margaret Wise
    Margaret Wise
    Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Investigating the Impact of Climate-Driven Water Level Fluctuations on Reservoir Fish Populations

    Jonathan Witt
    Jonathan Witt
    Major: Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
    Research Title: Landscape Ecology and Conservation in the Appalachians

    CAFLS Office of the Dean


    Reagan Ross
    Reagan Ross
    Major: Food Science & Human Nutrition
    Research Title: Community Capacity Builder Intern for the Living Water Foundation
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Department of Psychology


    Kaitlan Bryant
    Kaitlan Bryant
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Healthcare Provider Burnout/Well-being During COVID-19
    Kenzlie Andresen
    Kenzlie Andresen
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Optimizing Care Coordination & Teaming Practices to Support Oncology Patients and Providers
  • College of Business

    Department of Finance


    Max Koch
    Max Koch
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: Applications of Machine Learning to Airbnb: Impact of Cleanliness on Listings
    Sean Larkin
    Sean Larkin
    Major: Financial Management
    Research Title: Applications of Machine Learning on Airbnb: Impact of Cleanliness on Listings
  • College of Engineering, Computer and Applied Science

    Department of Bioengineering


    Noah Ashley
    Noah Ashley
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Development and Implementation of an At-Home COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Test Applicator
    Jeremiah Carpenter
    Jeremiah Carpenter
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Detection of SARS-Cov-2 in Wastewater

    Jordan Drinks
    Jordan Drinks
    Major: Microbiology/Biomedicine
    Research Title: Image-Guided Drug Delivery to the Brain
    Kathleen Fallon
    Kathleen Fallon
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Development and Implementation of an At-Home COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Test Applicator

    Samantha Gardner
    Samantha Gardner
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Liposomal Drug Delivery System for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Ovarian Cancer
    Anthony Hazelton
    Anthony Hazelton
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Observation and Analysis of Vacuole Formation in Glioblastoma Multiforme Cells After Treatment with the Non-Apoptotic Drug, Vacquinol-1

    Azrin Jameson
    Azrin Jameson
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Detection of Antiretroviral Drugs in Urine
    A’nna Kelly
    A’nna Kelly
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Engineering the Intervertebral Disc

    Joseph Lavalla
    Joseph Lavalla
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Image-Guided Drug Delivery
    Taya Lee
    Taya Lee
    Major: Bioengineering
    Reearch Title: The Detection of Antiretroviral Drugs in Urine

    Kenneth Lindsey
    Kenneth Lindsey
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: An Investigation of Possible Correlations between Electronic Cigarettes and Orthopedic Injuries
    Annie Messing
    Annie Messing
    Major: Bioengineering
    Reearch Title: Design With Docs Creative Inquiry

    Mariana Miller
    Mariana Miller
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Head Start! Infant Cranial Remodeling
    Alexandra Nukovic
    Alexandra Nukovic
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: In Vitro Evaluation of a Drug-Loaded Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogel for Treating Glioblastoma Multiforme

    Christine Schultz
    Christine Schultz
    Major: Bioengineering
    Reearch Title: Portable Infant Insulating and Monitoring Device
    Julia Thompson
    Julia Thompson
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Development and Implementation of an At-home COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Test Applicator

    Steven Wallace
    Steven Wallace
    Major: Bioengineering
    Reearch Title: Engineering the Intervertebral Disc
    Katherine Wright
    Katherine Wright
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: The Effect of Face Masks and Face Coverings on Sport Performance

    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


    Will Dodd
    Will Dodd
    Major: General Engineering
    Research Title: A Theory for High Dimensional Fluorescence Barcoding of Single Cells
    Chloe Forenzo
    Chloe Forenzo
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Converting Plastic Waste into Macronutrients

    Jess Jager
    Jess Jager
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Image-Guided Drug Delivery to the Brain
    Christopher Pierce
    Christopher Pierce
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Shape Modulation

    Amy Rees
    Amy Rees
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Turning Plastic Waste into Macronutrients
    Jessica Tetterton
    Jessica Tetterton
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Nerve Regeneration

    Department of Civil Engineering


    Joseph Marcsik
    Joseph Marcsik
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Research Title: Engage Dominica

    Department of Engineering and Science Education


    Aimee Sayster
    Aimee Sayster
    Major: General Engineering
    Research Title: Community Cultural Wealth in African American Students with an International Background

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering


    Corey Kubat
    Corey Kubat
    Major: Materials Science & Engineering
    Research Title: The Development of a Synthetic Route to Produce Zinc Ferrite Nanoparticles with Tunable Size, Composition, and Magnetic Properties to be Used in Biomedical Applications

    Department of Mechanical Engineering


    Tedi Godfrey
    Tedi Godfrey
    Major: Physics
    Research Title: Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in Confined Geometries
    Alexander Krolicki
    Alexander Krolicki
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: The Control of Autonomous Drones

    Kate Magee
    Kate Magee
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Medical Applications for Electrospinning Researcher
    Duncan McCain
    Duncan McCain
    Major: Computer Engineering
    Research Title: Autonomous Drone

    Max Vogel
    Max Vogel
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Electrical Lysis for diagnostic DNA isolation
    Connor Willoughby
    Connor Willoughby
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: Autonomous Tank

    Brandon Wingard
    Brandon Wingard
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: Prototype Design for an Off-road Autonomous Delivery Platform During a Pandemic
  • College of Science

    Department of Biological Sciences


    Lindsay Ackerman
    Lindsay Ackerman
    Major: Pre-Business
    Research Title: Parasitoid Wasp Sampling for the Study of Polydnavirus Evolution
    Parastoo Amlashi
    Parastoo Amlashi
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Identification of Microglia Stem Cell Markers Through Single-cell RNA Sequencing Analysis in the Postnatal Brain

    Meredith Cobb
    Meredith Cobb
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Parasitoid Wasp Sampling for Polydnavirus Evolution
    Simon Dunn
    Simon Dunn
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Spatial Temporal Pseudoscorpion Diversity Across Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Andrew Kanes
    Andrew Kanes
    Major: Environmental/Natural Resources
    Research Title: The Drew Kanes Podcast: Ecological Topics and Techniques
    Edward (Luke) Mabry
    Edward (Luke) Mabry
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Development of Antibiotic-Inducible Reporter Systems as Tools for Study of Antibiotic Penetration through Biofilms

    Kristiaan Matthee
    Kristiaan Matthee
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Does Coral Status influence reef fish community composition?
    Chris Moss
    Harrison (Chris) Moss
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Parasitoid Wasp Sampling for Polydnavirus Evolution

    Maddie Parker
    Maddie Parker
    Major: Health Science
    Research Title: Does Artificial Structure Shape Influence Reef Fish Community Composition?
    Amanda Robertson
    Amanda Robertson
    Major: Science Teaching
    Research Title: Developing Online Platforms for Homework and Testing in Ecology

    Katerina Terwelp
    Katerina Terwelp
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Specimen Collection of Ichneumonid Wasps to Study the Genetic Diversity of Viral Gap Junction Genes (Vinnexins)
    Alexis Yoh
    Alexis Yoh
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Parasitoid Wasp Sampling for the Study of Polydnavirus Evolution

    Department of Chemistry


    William Cannon
    William Cannon
    Major: Chemistry
    Research Title: Literature Review of the Synthesis and Electrochemical Applications of Preyssler Anions
    Kathleen Wirth
    Kathleen Wirth
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: TBA

    Department of Genetics and Biochemistry


    Isabella Childers
    Isabella Childers
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Computational Analysis of Deletions in the Rhesus Macaque Genome by Recombination of Alu Elements
    Anne Crosswell
    Anne Crosswell
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Peroxin Duplication Event in Trypanosoma brucei

    Cooper Kuess
    Cooper Kuess
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Functional Characterization of Major Regulators of Lipid Accumulation in Camelina, a Promising Bioenergy Crop
    Matt McAlister
    Matt McAlister
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Deciphering the Role of BCCIP in Homologous Recombination, Genomic Stability, and Cancer

    Ashley (Grace) Polson
    Ashley (Grace) Polson
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: The Role of SYCP3 in Meiotic Homologous Recombination
    Alex Richardson
    Alex Richardson
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: A Bioinformatics Analysis of the Glucose Sensing Pathways in Pathogenic Protists

    Department of Physics and Astronomy


    Shira Karni
    Shira Karni
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: In Silico Modeling and Characterization of Neuron Circuits
    Megan Keech
    Megan Keech
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: The Effects of Large Beads on Optical Tweezer Based Microrheology Experiments and Calculations

    Ethan Lopez
    Ethan Lopez
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Bioinformatic Analysis and RT-qPCR to Characterize and Assess Knockdown of Axonemal Dynein Light Chains in T. brucei
    Madison Ragland
    Madison Ragland
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: CRISPR-Cas 9 Knockout of LC2 Alpha and Beta in Trypanosoma brucei