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Learning is best done by doing. Hope students are able to do STEM through opportunities in faculty research laboratories as-well-as in course-based research experiences. The 2012 Hope HHMI program supports research efforts of faculty and students through awards to support faculty research programs, awards to support the development of new course-based research experiences and the HHMI research scholars program.


Faculty Research Awards for 2014:

Name(s) Department Research Title
Dr. Joseph Stukey and Dr. Virginia McDonough
Biology Discovery and Functional Investigation of Cytotoxic Phage Genes, a Faculty-Student Collaborative Project
Dr. Emilie Dykstra Goris Nursing Oxytocin Receptor Gene as a Candidate Gene Apathy Among Persons with Alzheimer Disease
Dr. Mathew Smith Engineering Thermally Reversible Polymers for Patterning Self-Oscillating Gels
Dr. Edward Hansen Geological and Environmental Science International Research Experience for Hope Students: Geologic Mapping in Holland Province, Sweden
Drs. Brian Yurk and Greg Murray Mathematics and Biology Modeling Rainforest Pioneer Populations in Treefall Gaps of the Monteverde, Costa Rica Cloud Forest


See more in the Faculty Research Archive...


HHMI Research Scholars for 2014:

Name(s) Department Research Mentor
Clara Schriemer Biology Dr. Virginia McDonough Stukey
Cameron Holder Chemistry Dr. Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Kalli Crandell Computer Science Dr. Michael Jipping
John Boss Engineering Dr. Katherine Polasek
Ryan Vander Meulen Geological and Environmental Science Drs. Edward Hansen and Brian Yurk
Michael Henricksen Mathematics Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes
Christina Sarosiek Physics Dr. Paul DeYoung
Fallon Richie Psychology Drs. Patricia Roehling and Charlotte Wittvliet

See more in the HHMI Scholar Research Archive...


Course-based Research Experience Development Awards for 2014:

Name(s) Department Course
Drs. Kathy Winnet-Murray and Maria Burnatowska-Hledin Biology and Chemistry
Biotechnology and You
Dr. Aaron Best Biology General Microbiology Lab
Drs. Brian Yurk and Paul Pearson Mathematics First Year Seminar and Statistics
Drs. Katherine Polasek and Susan Ipri Brown Engineering Introduction to Engineering


See more in the Curriculum Development Archive...

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