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2016 Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Recipients

The following is a list of recipients for the 2016 Summer Graduate Research Assistantships funded by the UT Knoxville Office of Research and Engagement’s SARIF program. Selected faculty projects will receive $3,600 in support of student stipends for work completed during the summer 2016. Click here to view 2015 recipients.


Faculty Mentor Student’s Name Department College Project Title
Allington, Richard Savitz, Rachelle TPTE CEHHS Eliminating the Summer Reading Gap
Brown, Jason S. Shorey, Joshua School of Art Arts & Sciences Analog to digital – designing a new studio production methodology
Bruce, Barry D Li, Meng Biochemistry and Cellual and Molecular Biology Arts & Sciences Optimization of Cyanobacteria Culture Using Large Scale Photobioreactors for Bioenergy Production and Carbon Sequestration
Cabana, Graciela West, Frankie Anthropology Arts & Sciences Do biological distances reflect genetic distance?  A comparison of skeletal morphological and genetic distances in humans
Coe, Dawn Schwartz, Ashlyn Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies CEHHS Playground and Garden Physical Activity Levels and Behaviors in Young Children
Counce, Robert M Dixon, Jessica Marie Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Engineering A Green-Engineering Process for Separation of 6Li from 7Li
Cunningham, Lauren Castonguay, John ‘Ja Accounting and Information Management Business Small Audit Firm Mergers and Acquisitions:  Market Level Implications and the Effect on Competition
Dodds, George Clark, Lindsey Elizabe Architecture Architecture & Design Text Translation of Hermann Muthesius’s Landhaus und Garten
Donohoe, Dallas Han, Anna Nutrition CEHHS How Cancer Cells Utilize Butyrate Differently and Why That’s Important
Feller, Daniel Menarchek, Matthew History Arts & Sciences The Papers of Andrew Jackson
Freeberg, Ernest Hodge, Josh History Arts & Sciences Life and Legacy of Cas Walker
Ganusov, Vitaly Johnson, Elizabeth Microbiology Arts & Sciences Creating an epistatic HIV fitness map from viral population dynamics data
Held, Mary McCabe, Jeff Maurice Social Work Social Work Study of Latino Immigrant Strengths, Challenge, and Needs:  Setting a Research Agenda
Henry, Nancy Clymer, Allison English Arts & Sciences The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot
Jabson, Jennifer M Patterson, Joanne Department of Public Health CEHHS Healthcare providers’ knowledge and attitudes about sexual and gender minority patients health needs, and culturally competent care in rural healthcare settings
Jaekel, Julia Moran, Hayley Brooke Child & Family Studies CEHHS Baby wearing and skin-to-skin (‘kangaroo’) care amount African refugee mothers of preterm infants
Kalas, Gregor LoPiano Antonio Architecture Architecture Defining an Annex to the Imperial Palace of Rome
Lang, Maik O’Quinn, Eric Nuclear Engineering Engineering Investigating the Nature of Defect Behavior and Disorder in Pyrocholore and Related Complex Oxides
Ma, Z. John Elhassan, Ammar Civil and Environmental Engineering Engineering ASR effects on stressed-confined concrete nuclear thick structures
Nebenfuehr, Andreas Ryan, Jennifer Biochemistry and Cellual and Molecular Biology Arts & Sciences Specificity or redundancy? Understanding the impact of myosins on organelle movement and polarized cell growth in Arabidopsis thaliana
Owens, Gina Thomas, Elizabeth Psychology Arts & Sciences Veterans’ Mental Health
Radice, Joy Moore, Brittny Law Law A Second Chance:  The State of Expungement Statutes in the United States
Reynolds, Greg D. Roth, Kelly Psychology Arts & Sciences UT Developmental Cogitative Neurosciences Laboratory
Schilling, Edward Lampley, Jayne Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Arts & Sciences Analysis of an Evolutionary Radiation in Trillium
Sharma, Madhuri Koh, Donghee Geography Arts & Sciences Intra-urban assimilation of Koreans: Urban ecology models, neighborhood quality and social network in twentieth century America
Stanley, Thomas Mark Buntemeyer, Lauren Architecture Architecture & Design Manhattan Project 2.0:  Machines Species