2019 Scholars

 

 

Portia Bharath, Towson University (Environmental Studies)

Research Title: Environmental Consequences from Behavioral Decisions

Research Mentors: Dr. Geoff Lewis and Dr. Shellie Miller

 

 

Dominique Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University (Environmental Studies)

Research Title: Wonderful Wasp Diversity in Michigan

Research Mentor: Dr. Erika Tucker

 

 

Lindsay Canaday, Hamilton College (Environmental Studies)

Research Title: Assessing Fecal Contamination Impacts in the Clinton River in Detroit

Research Mentor: Dr. Paul Seelbach

 

 

Ryan Dapkus, University of West Georgia (Professional Geology)

Research Title: Fish Species Resilience to Climate Change

Research Mentors: Dr. Karen Alofs

 

 

Toyosi Dickson, Rutgers University (Environmental Science)

Research Title: Mapping Different Characteristics of Smallholder Farms

Research Mentors: Dr. Meha Jain

 

Clarice Hollenquest, Michigan State University (Forestry/Urban Forestry)

Research Title: Is Leaf shape a Crop Improvement Trait in Sweet Potato?

Research Mentors: Dr. Regina Baucom and Sonal Gupta

 

 

Lauren Holmes, Oberlin College (Environmental Studies and Geology)

Research Title: Communicating Conservation: Evaluating the Impact of Digital Technology on Environmental Understanding 

Research Mentors: Dr. Mark Lindquist

 

 

Syed Hussain, Wesleyan University (Environmental Studies and American Government)

Research Title: Fish Species Resilience to Climate Change

Research Mentors: Dr. Karen Alofs

 

Thea Louis, Wellesley College (Environmental Studies)

Research Title: Characterization of Legume and Grass Cover Crops in Response to Nitrogen

Research Mentors: Dr. Jennifer Blesh and Beth VanDusen

 

 

Alanna Miyashiro, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Natural Resources & Environmental Management)

Research Title: Resistance to Herbivory and Herbicide in Velvetleaf (Abutlion theophrasti)

Research Mentors: Dr. Regina Baucom and Nia Johnson

 

 

Erin Noel, University of Massachusetts, Boston (Environmental Studies and Political Science)

Research Title: Private Landowners and the Changing Northwoods: A study of Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change

Research Mentor: Dr. Paige Fischer

 

 

 

Ian Ortiz, Swarthmore College (Biology and Environmental Policy)

Research Title: Climate Projections for the Great Lakes Region

Research Mentor: Dr. Jenna Jorns and Kimberly Channell

 

 

Brayden Pollvogt, Valparaiso University (Environmental Studies and Geography)

Research Title: Studying Forest Dynamics Under Global Change Factors

Research Mentors: Dr. Inés Ibáñez

 

 

Kiera Quigley, Michigan State University (Fisheries and Wildlife)

Research Title: Distribution and Impacts of Pollution in the Metro Detroit Area

Research Mentor: Dr. Samuel Stolper

 

 

Mark Reid, Denison University (Environmental Studies and International Studies)

Research Title: Climate Projections for the Great Lakes Region

Research Mentors: Dr. Jenna Jorns and Omar Gates

 

 

Elle Sawyer, Central Michigan University (Biology and Philosophy)

Research Title: Variations in Animal Intelligence 

Research Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Tibbetts and Meagan Simons

 

 

Victoria Say, Bryn Mawr College (Environmental Studies)

Research Title: Distribution and Impacts of Pollution in the Metro Detroit Area

Research Mentor: Dr. Samuel Stolper

 

 

 

 

Julia Talamo, Mount Holyoke College (Environmental Studies)

Research Title: Communicating Conservation: Evaluating the Impact of Digital Technology on Environmental Understanding 

Research Mentors: Dr. Mark Lindquist

 

Te’Yah Wright, Alcorn State University (Environmental Science)

Research Title: Studying Forest Dynamics Under Global Change Factors

Research Mentor: Dr. Inés Ibáñez

 

 

Baili Zhong, Pomona College (Environmental Analysis)

Research Title: Do Animals Change What or How Much They Eat if There are Parasites Around?

Research Mentor: Dr. Meghan Duffy and Khadijah Payne