Jasper Research Scholars Report on a Summer of Discovery

Ten students complete the inaugural summer program, which awards grants for undergraduate research conducted with faculty members.

When the spring semester concluded in May 2013, 10 undergraduate students shifted into overdrive in pursuit of knowledge, as part of the new Jasper Summer Research Scholars program. Through diligence, systematic inquiry, and with the guidance of their faculty mentors, they made discoveries — in their respective fields and in themselves.

This year, the program awarded five full awards and five supplemental awards, providing recipients with the academic and financial support to design and implement a research, scholarly or creative project with the goal of sharing their findings with others.

Here are a few of their stories:

Biology major Angelica Romero ’15

Range Expansion of the Non-native Asian Shore Crab in the Hudson River

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Finance and CIS major Rokas Kirlys ’14

Return Predictability and Risk Structure of Baltic Equity Markets

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Exercise science major Maria Toscano ’14

To Land or Not to Land: What Health Professionals Can Do to Help Prevent ACL Tears

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Mechanical engineering major Michael Michaczyk ’14

Design, Simulation and Analysis of an Elbow Assistive Device

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Philosophy and English major Kathryn Wojtkiewicz ’14

A Moral Economy:The Effect of Economic Inequality on Individual Autonomy and its Source

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