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2018 Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Recipients

The following is a list of recipients for the 2018 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 2018. Click here to view 2017 recipients.

Faculty Mentor

Student’s Name

Department

College

Project Title

Bettaieb, Ahmed Alquraishi, Mohammed Nutrition College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Investigating the Molecular Function of PKM2 in Podocytes
Palmer, David Atkins, Spencer Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences Grounding and transitivity: What is the world made up of?
Issa, Bernard Ball, James Isaac Modern Foreign Languages & Literature College of Arts and Sciences Does Processing Instruction improve second language learners’ processing behaviors? A self-paced reading study
Darby, Erin Beach, Stacie Religious studies College of Arts and Sciences Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project
Hu, Chih-Long Benson, Katherine School of Music College of Arts and Sciences Re-Imagining the Solo Piano Recital: An Audio-Visual Showcase
Childers, Courtney Boatwright, Brandon Advertising/Public Relations College of Communication and Information To Kneel or not to Kneel: Public Responses to the NFL’s Stance on Anthem Protests
McNeely, Clea Casteel, Amanda Department of Public Health College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Diversity in the psychological wounds of war: Understanding heterogeneity in mental health of U.S. veterans across two decades
Sharma, Madhuri Chea, Heewon Africana Studies College of Arts and Sciences Adult and Child Obesity: A Scalar Perspective of Residential Segregation and the Blind Spots of Public Healthcare System in USA
Szynkiewicz, Anna Ende, Jessica Earth & Planetary Sciences College of Arts and Sciences Understanding the formation mechanisms of sulfate on Mars using
Howell, Elizabeth Fuente Gomez, Gabriel Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology College of Arts and Sciences How Does Crowding Affect Enzyme Function?
Bailey, Constance Jessie, Brandon Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences Probing Conservative Changes in Amphotericin KR2 as a Model System to Program Enzymatic Asymmetric Catalysis
Hornbuckle, Lyndsey Jones, Chloe Kinesiology Recreation & Sport Studies College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Effect of Partner Support during Exercise in Older African-Americans
Murphy-Price, Althea Madamombe, Nyasha Arts College of Arts and Sciences 3D Printing Methods and Traditonal Printmaking Combined
Bivens, Emily Marten, April Arts College of Arts and Sciences Sharing Constructed Discoveries; New methodologies in documentation
Laursen, Siris Mortensen, Max Chemical Engineering College of Engineering Understanding and Tuning the Surface Reactivity of Intermetallic Compounds Towards Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen Through the Reforming of Methane with CO2
Allen, Kristy Noose, Samantha Psychology College of Arts and Sciences Maternal and Child Processing of Potential Treat: Implications for the Intergenerational Transmission of Social Anxiety
Musfeldt, Jan Park, Kiman Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences Phase transitions in quantum materials
Heath, Barbara Parker, Katherine Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences Colonial Violence on the Potomac River Frontier
Letizia, Paolo Rahmanniyay, Fahimeh Business Analytics and Statistics College of Business Administration Is Sharing Economy Green
Langford, Mat Rengaswami, Sthyanarayanan Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences New symmetries in geometric flows
Szymanski, Dawn Strauss Swanson, Charlotte Psychology College of Arts and Sciences Experiences of Sexual Assault Survivors Involved in Anti-Sexual Assault Activism
Wall, Tyler Swayne, Vivian Sociology College of Arts and Sciences The Obscene Made Lawful: A Genealogy of the “Body Cavity Search”
Zhu, Xiaohua Moore, Amy Information Sciences College of Communication and Information Owning the Untouchable: A Mixed Methods Study on Perceptions of Digital Ownership
Collett, Brad Toothman, Dustin Landscape Architecture College of Architecture and Design Tennessee RiverLine Pilot Community Program
Barrera, Francisco Westerfield, Justin Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology College of Arts and Sciences Expanding a new class of chemotherapeutics