JumpStart Research Grant Recipients

Spring 2016 Recipients

Full Name Project Title Department
Alex Wier Electronically activated acoustic sound: A new solo work for solo percussion and live electronics Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts: School of Music
Amy Bartels Emotional regulation and recovery: Exploring the impact of the home life W.P. Carey School of Business
Tongyu Ma Alternative approach to improve hyperglycemia among type 2 diabetes patients College of Health Solutions
Anna Montana Cirell Examining instructional equity between rural and non-rural schools Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Aryn Musgrave Long-term sustainable behavior change through public outreach and extended engagement with the Phoenix Zoo School of Sustainability
Beth Schinoff Can we be coworkers and friends? An inductive study of the experience and management of workplace friendships in a virtual workplace WP Carey School of Business
Catherine Jarrett Effects of increased muscle contractions on glucose homeostasis following acute aerobic exercise School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Chengchen Guo A biocompatible fluorescent ink based on silk and gold nanoclusters College of Arts and Sciences
Danh Truong Heterotypic signaling influencing breast cancer invasion within 3D Tumor Stroma Platform Fulton Ira Schools of Engineering & School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Danming An Chinese adolescent's social withdrawal: Feelings behaviors and contexts College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Christopher Perry Effects of resistance training on sleep quality in individuals with insomnia College of Health Solutions
Elaine Rettger Effects of distributed presentation Micro-Learning and the Testing Effect on mobile devices Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Elise Alonzi The effect of sea spray on bioavailable radiogenic strontium ratios on the Island of Inishark Ireland College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Daly Assessing the accuracy and reliability of measuring postcanine tooth form using multiple methods College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Eric Moody Population structure of gambusia marshi in Cuatro Cienegas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Evelyn Baca Unpacking the schooling experiences and post-secondary academic trajectories of high school emergent bilinguals Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Gabel Taggart An experiment testing the role of administrative burden in affecting the quality of citizen interaction with government College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Selicia Mayra Nitrate-enriched whole food diet to promote cardiovascular health School of Nutrition & Health Promotion
Grant Snitker Anthropogenic fire and paleo-charcoal pilot study at Chavez Pass AZ School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Jeffrey Swofford Is this how you feel? Exploring the emotional dimensions of international climate change politics School of Sustainability
Jonathan Paige Testing underlying assumptions of ceramic rehydroxylation dating School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Joshua Cruz Wading into the bull: Discourse based interviewing and phenomenological analysis of undergraduate Bullshit Practices in writing Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Joshua Maxwell Inhibition predicts Fluid Intelligence New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Justin Kennedy Wearable electronic music instrument Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Lynette Pollari Dine Cultural Sustainbility Through Settlement Form: Finding Patterns for New Navajo Neighborhoods Herberger Institute
Meli'sa Crawford Evaluation of MGN-3 therapy to reverse cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Megan Fitzhugh The link between cognition and sentence processing: a study of older adults School of Life Science
Megan Turnidge Development of a G-quadruplex targeting Neuroblastoma Therapy School of Life Sciences
Michelle Sullivan Preserving parks in a changing world: A qualitative analysis at Joshua Tree National Park College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Life Sciences
Natalie Mitchell Creation and evaluation of a high throughput method for the preparation of muman plasma for mass spectrometry identification of coccidioides sp. Biomarkers College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Andrew D'Lugos The impact of acetaminophen consumption on the initial adaptive response of the skeletal muscle following resistance exercise College of Health Solutions
Tanvi Prasad Honap Of monkeys and mycobacteria: A nonhuman primate connection to leprosy School of Life Sciences and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Prajwal Paudyal Evaluation of the accuracy and usability of a gesture recognition system for deaf on urgent medical situations IRA Fulton Schools of Engineering
Priyanka Parekh Learning while Making and Tinkering Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Puyang Li Livelihood strategies landscape diversity and food security: The impacts and implications of China’s engagement and intervention in agriculture in the East Kilosa District Tanzania College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Rebecca Cook Production of a glioblastoma-targeted therapeutic fusion protein Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Richard Simpson Sensory Drive in Anna's Hummingbirds School of Life Science
Ryan Bleam Using participatory photography (Photovoice) to explore place meanings for environmental volunteers School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Beth Schinoff Can we be coworkers and friends? An inductive study of the experience and management of workplace friendships in a virtual workplace WP Carey School of Business
Shelley Valle Influence of metabolic fuel availability on reproductive physiology in a seasonally-breeding songbird School of Life Sciences
Shiyuan Xu Through the lens Herberger Institute School of Art
Tracey Flores Somos Escritoras/We Are Writers: Latina mothers and daughters writing sharing and ways of knowing College of Liberal Arts and Science and Department of English
Travis Cronin Black male adolescents and their parents as bystanders of bullying School of Social Work
Qunshan Zhao Validating microclimate benefits from optimal tree location arrangement: a physical scale model site field measurement College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Victoria Serrano Study analysis and control of buck converters Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Wesley Tucker Exercise obliterates the deleterious effects of supplemental overfeeding School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Spring 2015 Recipients

Full Name Project Title Department
Anna Montana Cirell Examining Digital Equity Issues in Rural Areas Learning Literacies and Technology
Austin Butts Vibrotactile Patterns to Convey Auditory Cues Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Benjamin Macneille Characterizing Phoenix's Urban Phyllosphere Sustainability
Christopher Jernigan Octopamine receptor Florescent staining optimization School of Life Sciences
Deborah Ayodele Spatial-temporal dimensions of water demand in Ari School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Genevieve Housman Assessment of Primate Skeletal DNA Methylation School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Jacqueline Monkiewicz Emission-Line Filters and Primordial Galaxies School of Earth and Space Exploration
Joanna Merson Animated Symbology for Cartography School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Karina Benessaiah Transmedia exploration of sustainability pathways School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning
Makenzie O'Neil Positive Emotions' affect on Interracial Dyads Social Psychology
Maria Nieves Colon The genomics of adaptation in Caribbean islanders School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Meghan Duell Brain compensation for behavior in miniaturization School of Life Sciences
Melinda Weaver Effects of Human Exposure on House Finches Animal Behavior
Nicolas Lessios Vision: From Behavior to Brains School of Life Sciences
Ranjani Sampath Kumaran Epidural Intracranial Pressure Monitor School of Biological and Health System Engineering
Saba Safdar Paper based Molecular Diagnostics School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Seyed Mahdi Sadjadi A Methematical Framework for Two-dimensional Glass Physics
Yanqin Liu Chinese College Students' Organ Donation Intention Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Zehra Ilhan Hydrogen affects gut fermenters and metabolism School of Life Sciences

Fall 2014 Recipients

Full Name Project Title Department
Amanda Potterton A School Community’s Response to Choice Reforms Educational Policy and Evaluation
Angela Cazel-Jahn Adapt & Sustain Mural School of Sustainability
Courtney Richter Almost: An exploration of self-improvement School of Art
Samantha Tangen Association between SNPs and DNA methylation Biology
Pierce Hutton Colorful plumage: an indicator of sleep health School of Life Sciences
Anne Iniguez Developmental Comparison of Executive Function and Speech and Hearing Science
Rachael Krager Effectiveness of Fall Risk Screening in Adults Speech and Hearing Sciences
Daniel Vargas Effects of Food Grade TiO2 on Human Intestine School of Life Sciences
Xiang Gao Elder Maltreatment among Chinese Americans School of Social Work
Heidi Lynch Food system sustainability in the southwest Nutrition
Victoria Serrano Lego robotic arm-a step to industry Electrical Engineering
Yashu Chen Political Participation of Chinese Nationals Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Richard Krynen Synchronizing Sound with Vision Psychology, Cognition
Carrie Jenkins TiO2 NMs May Disrupt Human Embryonic Implantation School of Life Sciences
Mary Ann Lee Tradeoffs between song and plumage coloration School of Life Sciences
Jessica Bodford We are legion: Hacktivism and motive manipulation Psychology

Spring 2014 Recipients

Full Name
Amy Dawson
Angela Cazel-Jahn
Ariana La Porte
Elizabeth Watterson
Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena
Lusia Nurani
Maria Elena Gomez-Herbert
Rachel Cassinat
Sarah Herrmann
Shakira McCall
Sisi Gao
Sultan Kilinc
Tejeswara Reddy
Ti Eriksson
Tiffanie Ord
Travis Rusch
Victoria Serrano

Fall 2013 Recipients

Full Name
Kerrie-ann Wilkins
Meghan McDowell
Hallie Edmonds
Halszka Glowacka
Eric Moody
Hui Xu
Christina Krieg
Kristin Ricklefs
Amanda Wintersieck
Carla Dellaserra
Melissa McMullen
Brett Seymoure
James Faust
Kelly O'Briant
Colleen Donohoe
Tristyn Bustamante

Spring 2013 Recipients

Full Name
Jason Borchert
John Connors
Alexander Cusick
Lindsay Gnant
Robin Greene
Megan Hayes
Chih-Chien Huang
Andrew James
Sammit Khandeparkar
Tae-Eun Kim
Heather Kropp
Danielle Lussier
Karla Moeller
Lindsay Obermeyer
Kristin Ricklefs
Rohini Vidya Shankar
Dana Turnidge
Melissa Wagner
Eric Woolf
Karl Wyant
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Fall 2012 Recipients

Full Name
Caroline Battle
Phillip Carrier
Madison Creech
Aleksandra Durova
Tyler Eglen
Chao Fan
Michael Hout
Amy Masters
Adam Monroe
Katherine Peterson
Seeun Ryu
Rosary "Rory" Schmitt
Louis Schoettle
Breeann Sharma
Elliot Sneider
Amie Stockwell
Laura Stroik
Rachel Wiley
Nedim Yel