In celebrating the Year of ‘13, we are posting a story or list that pertains to our lucky number on the 13th of each month. This month, we’ve compiled a list of summer research projects. There are more than 100 students on campus conducting research, including some who just finished their first year at Colgate, so this is only a small sampling of the academic work happening right now on campus. (See a complete list.)
1) Faith Benson ‘14, international relations major, is working with Bruce Rutherford, associate professor of political science.
Project: The Effect on Gender Roles in Human Trafficking in the Middle East
2) Joshua Hair ‘14, geography, is working with Peter Scull, associate professor of geography.
Project: Church Forests in Ethiopia: A Land Cover Change Analysis Using Historical Aerial Photography
3) Hailey Elder ’16, undeclared, is working with Tim McCay, associate professor of biology and environmental studies.
Project: Exotic Earthworm Distribution and Effects on Biodiversity in Central New York
5) Hannah Bjornson ’15, art and art history, is working with Padma Kaimal, professor of art and art history and Asian studies.
Project: Many Paths to the Divine: Dynamics of Vision in a Hindu Temple
6) Yuxin Huang ’16, computer science and economics, is working with Vijay Ramachandran, associate professor of computer science.
Project: An Experimental Approach to Analysis of Probing Algorithms for Network-Performance Measurement using Randomized Probability
7) Rosalind Kumar ’14, English, is working with Margaret Maurer, William Henry Crawshaw professor of English.
Project: The Effects of British Travel to India in Shakespeare and the Indian Response
8) Danielle Bynoe ’14, neuroscience, is working with Jason Meyers, associate professor of biology.
Project: Understand the Mechanisms That Lead Differentiated Cells to Behave in a Stem-Cell Like Manner in Zebrafish
10) Sara Ebner ’14, political science and sociology and anthropology, is working with Rhonda Levine, professor of sociology.
Project: Interracial Interaction on Public Transportation in Post-Apartheid Cape Town, South Africa
12) Alan Kim ’15, biology, and Joshua Goldstein ’16, undeclared, are working with Doug Guarnieri, visiting assistant professor of biology.
Project: Analysis of Stress Using Genomics and Gene Expression
13) Juliane Wiese ’15, philosophy, is working with Claire Baldwin, associate professor of German.
Project: An Examination of the Literary and Historical Public Discourse Regarding German Reunification and Identity From 1989 to Present