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Award CupARF Memorial Project Awardees

Last Name

First name

Amount

Award Year

Major

Advisor

Grad Year

Thesis/Project Title

Past Project Award Recipients

Scott

Perez

500

1999

Anthropology

 Sabina Magliocco

2000

Chicano Influences on the Performance Practice of Cuban- Based Salsa.

Jill

Dudeck

500

1999

Sociology

 Vickie Jensen

1999

A Study of Incarcerated Mothers who are Mothers of Minor Children

Berg

Dorthe

750

2000

English

Patricia Watkins

2000

Three Sister-Solidarity: The Color Purple, The Women of Brewster Place, and The Salt Eaters

Mithani

Sam

750

2000

RTVF

John Schultheis

2000

Toward a (Short) History of the Hollywood Social-Concern Film-Noir

Ward

Eric Duncan

500

2001

Art

Bruce Everett

2001

A Show “Visions” November 10-22 and “Painters in Progress” May 7-10

Habeeb

Rebecca

500

2001

Biology

Peter J. Edmunds

2001

Can Corals and Zooxanthellae Acclimate to Heat Stress? Evidence for Acclimation of Photosythetic Efficiency of Montipora Digitata

Mendez

Michael A.

500

2001

Urban Studies

Second bachelor’s degree

2001

Civic Engagement and the Creation of Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles: Implementation Strategies and Recommendations

Chaudhari

Abhijit J.

500

2001

Electrical & Computer Engr

 Deborah von Alphen

2002

Reverse Engineering of Genetic Networks

Rohrbacher

Francien

1000

2002

English

Irene Clark, Sandra Stanley

2002

Are writing centers polite?: an examination of the patterns and effectiveness of politeness in writing center tutorials

Cone

Kathleen A.

1000

2003

Family and Consumer Sciences

Scott Plunkett

2004

Adolescent Resiliency in Multicultural Communities

Thorpe

Terrence A.

1000

2004

Political Science

 

2004

 

Andres

Diana L.

1000

2005

Biology

Robert E. Espinoza

2005

Consequences of diet switching for digestive function and the gut endosymbiont community for an herbivorous lizard

Silverman

Robert Lee

1000

2005

Journalism

Kent Kirkton

2005

The Navajo view

Kyriazis

Stephanie F.

1000

2006

Geology

 

Did not graduate

Rose

Cristine S.

1000

2006

Theatre

Ah-Jeong Kim

2007

The actor's role in American new play development: 1965-2005

Nary

Laura J.

1000

2006

Biology

Rheem D. Medh

2007

Role of E4BP4 in regulation of apoptosis in human leukemic CEM cells

Sabado

Arlyn

1000

2007

Family and Consumer Sciences

 

2013

 

Martinez

Michele Christine

1000

2007

Art

Kim V. Abeles

2008

“The Wall of Changes” A tile mural installed in the USU Plaza and dedicated on May 7, 2009

McClelland

Shawn

1000

2007

Chem & Bio Chem

Jheem D. Medh

2007

The effects of disparate 5 UTRs of PPARy splice variants on the translation of the PPARy receptor

Ryan

Patrick

1000

2007

Theatre

 

Did not graduate

Brant

Erika Marie

1500

2008

Anthropology

 Kathy Costin, Stephen Wehmeyer

2009

Following the Caravan: Toward An Understanding of Trade, Ideology, and Rock Art in Tarapaca Valley, Chile

Flores

Cynthia Vanessa

1500

2008

Math

 Jorge Balbas, Maria Noronha

2009

Central Schemes for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws in 3D

McCormick

Morris A.

1500

2008

Elem. Ed.

 Nancy O’Rode, Joyce Burstein

2008

Developing Personalized Self-Questioning Strategies for Solving Mathematical Word Problems

Carlson

Louis

1500

2008

Chemistry

 Gayik Melikyan, Thomas Mirehen

Did not graduate

Synthesis and Metabolomic Study of Aromatase Selective Prodrugs

Dominique

David

1500

2009

Music

 Liviu Marinescu

2010

Witold Lutoskawski’s Avant-Garde Path to the Practical

Granneman

Jennifer

1500

2009

Biology

Mark Steele, Steve Dudgeon

2011

A Comparison of Fish Production on Artifical and Natural Reefs Off the California Coast

Ozaki

Yoshimasa

1500

2009

Kinesiology

 Taiyou Jung

2010

Comparison of Cardiorespiratory Responses Between Aquatic and Overground Treadmill Walking on People Post-Stroke

Soto

Cesar

1500

2009

English

Romada Chatterjee

2012

Memorializing the Dead: The Use of Writing as a Coping Mechanism in William Godwin’s St. Leon and in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man

Alilaw

Jayme Leanette

1500

2010

Music

Ann Baltz

2010

Black Voice: African-American Art Song Composers in Recital

Johnson

Maggie

1500

2010

Biology

 Robert C. Carpenter

2011

The Effects of Elevated pCO2 on the Tropical Crustose Coralline Alga Hydrolithon onkodes

Buchanan

Shirley

1500

2010

History

Thomas Devine

2011

The Role of Native Americans, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians in Shaping America

Ramsburg

Jared

1500

2010

Psychology

Abraham Rutchick

2011

The Effects of Active Cognitive Training on Self-Regulatory Mechanisms

D’Ignazio

Ralph

1500

2011

Music

Liviu Marinescu

2012

A New Endeavor in Acoustical Instruments: Handmade Instruments of Various Metals

Laverack

Paul

1500

2011

Journalism

Jose Luis Benavides

2012

Nothing to Lose But Their Chains: A Thesis Project in Journalism

Luken

Alissa

1500

2011

Biological Sciences

Robert Espinoza

 

Testing the Physiological Consequences of Evolution in Reverse: Do Day-Active Geckos Return to Performance Levels of Typical Lizards?

Villegas-Sandoval

Esther

1500

2011

Sociology

David Boyns

 

Waking Up to Broken Dreams: Undocumented Students in Post-Secondary Education

Aguilar

Andres

1500

2012

Linguistics

Tineke (Christina) Scholten

 

A Phonological Analysis of Contemporary Nahuaatl

Kramarova

Olga

1500

2012

GE Psychology

Scott Plunkett

2012

Cognition and Knesiology: A Dual-Strategy Approach to Learning Dance Choreography

Schram

Michael

1500

2012

Biology

Mark Steele

 

The Effects of Size-Selective Harvesting on an Unexploited Protogynous Temperate Reef Fish

Valadez

Veronica

1500

2012

Chicano/a Studies

Yrenia Cervantez

2012

Dancing Codices

Bey

April

1500

2013

Art

Samantha Fields

 

The Millennial Natural Hair Movement

Leung

Edwin

1500

2013

Biology

Larry G. Allen

 

Population Structure and Survivorship of White Seabass in Southern California from 1995 to 2008

Payte

Trista

1500

2013

English

Katherine Haake

 

Domesticism: Sexuality, Maternity, and Domesticity in Contemporary American Fiction

Weaver

Victoria

1500

2013

Anthropology

Christina Campbell

 

Dietary Ethanol Ingestion by Free-Ranging Spider Monkeys: an Evaluation of the “Drunken Monkey” Hypothesis

Benesman

Stephanie

2000

2014

Marine Biology

Larry Allen

 

Distribution and Growth Estimates of Young-of-the-Year Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas, Off Southern California

Chavez

Andres

2000

2014

Mechanical Engineering

George Youssef

 

Multiferroic Motor Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

Dimirjian

Christine

2000

2014

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Thomas Mineham

 

Toward the Total Synthesis of the Natural Product Diandraflavone

Marcelo

Susana

2000

2014

English

Nathaniel Mills

 

Terra Nullius: Towards an Interstitial Identity

Akopyan

Marjan

2000

2015

Biology

Jeanne M. Robertson

 

It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Color of Gene Diversity in Red-eyed, Treefrogs

Ginther

Samuel

2000

2015

Biology

Mark Steele

 

The Effects of an Invasive Alga, Sargassum horneri, On Kelp Forest Habitat and Fishes at Santa Catalina Island, California

Reschke

Jake

2000

2015

Mathematics

David Klein

 

Geometric Extensions of Robertson-Walker Spacetimes

Wilson

Chris

2000

2015

Journalism

Elizabeth Blakey

 

Algorithms on the Beat: Automation in Journalism

Cammisa

Nickie

2000 2016

Biology

Casey terHorst

 

Examining the Role of Bacteria in Facilitating Invasions by Exotic Plants During an Ecological Disturbance

Haberkern Andrea 2000 2016 Biology Tim Karels  

Untangling the Web: Spider Morphology as a Predictor of Spider Ecology

Hager and Robison Nicholas and Sean 1500 each 2016 Geography Amelie Orme  

Frontiers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Mapping

Keynejad Nazanin 2000 2016 English Danielle Spratt  

Etymological Analysis of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Seibert Charlie 2000 2017 Biology Cindy Malone  

Activation of PSA to Enhance Degradation of Aggregate Prone Proteins

Esquivias and Salarpour Madelynn and Leila 2000 2017 Family Environmental Sciences Jongeun Kim  

Functional Apparel Design for Adolescents Using Insulin Pump Therapy

Look Thomas 2000 2017 Physics and Astronomy Dong-Ning Sheng  

Many-body Localization and Time Crystals for Interacting Systems with Quasiperiodic Fields

Carter Chelsea 2000 2017 Psychology Ellie Kazemi  

Workplace Conflict for Board Certified Behavior Analysts