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 2015:
|Dr. Charles Cusack and Dr. Airat Bekmetjev||Computer Science and Mathematics||Exploration of Graham’s Conjecture in Graph Pebbling|
|Dr. Jianhua Li, Dr. K. Greg Murray, and Dr. Kenneth Brown||Biology and Chemistry||An Interdisciplinary Study of Bocconia and Macleaya (Poppy Relatives): Systematic Relationships, Invasive History, and Chemical Profiles|
|Dr. Courtney Peckens||Engineering||Development of wireless sensor node for structural monitoring and damage detection in civil infrastructure|
|Dr. Katherine Polasek||Engineering||Mathematical Models to Predict Nerve Activation to Develop a Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain|
See more in the Faculty Research Archive...
HHMI Research Scholars for 2015:
|Morgan Cinader||Biology||Dr. Joseph Stukey|
|Nicole Ladd||Chemistry||Dr. Brent Krueger|
|Elizabeth Sumner||Computer Science||Dr. Michael Jipping|
|Cole Watson||Computer Science and Mathematics||Drs. Charles Cusack and Airat Bekmetjev|
|Ireana Cook||Engineering||Dr. Courtney Peckens|
|Jeff Russcher||Engineering||Dr. Courtney Peckens|
|Jessica Gaines||Engineering||Dr. Katherine Polasek|
|Brooke Dragoo||Engineering||Dr. Katherine Polasek|
|Benjamin Johnson||Geological and Environmental Science||Ms. Suzanne DeVries-Zimmerman|
|Sarah Hilsman||Mathematics||Dr. Stephanie Edwards|
|Kathryn Lee||Nursing||Dr. Michael Pikaart|
|Benjamin Peecher||Physics||Dr. Jennifer Hamptong|
|Natasha Bernal||Psychology||Drs. Carrie Bredow and Lindsay Root Luna|
See more in the HHMI Scholar Research Archive...
Course-based Research Experience Development Awards for 2015:
|Dr. Benjamin Kopek|| Biology
|Dr. Ryan McFall, Dr. Aaron Best, Dr. Barry Bandstra, Dr. Brent Kreuger and Mr. Alez Galarza||Computer Science, Biology, Religion, Chemistry, Van Wylen Library||Programming Foundations with Application Modules|
|Ms. Suzanne J. DeVries-Zimmerman, Dr. Brian Bodenbender and Dr. Edward Hansen||Geological and Environmental Science||Multi-proxy Investigation of Paleoenvironmental Change in Coastal Dune Complexes|
|Dr. Renata van der Weijden, Dr. Graham Peaslee and Dr. Jonathan Peterson||Geological and Environmental Science||GES 220 Research Module|
See more in the Curriculum Development Archive...