2017 RESS Program Kicks Off

Posted on 6/8/2017 2:26:27 PM

The 2017 Research Experience for Summer Scholars program officially kicked off June 5. Students from around the university and their faculty mentors will work on a cutting-edge research project during the 10-week program.

Want to join us? There are still spots available to those students and faculty conducting research this summer, and it’s open to students in all university programs.

In addition to a research project, the summer research program also contains professional development activities, including a resumé writing workshop and essentials of research presentations.

The RESS students will highlight their research accomplishments at the end-of-summer poster session, which will be held in the IUP HUB on August 10, 2017.

The first seminar of the Research Experience for Summer Scholars program is planned for Friday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Allegheny Room of the HUB, with a presentation from Rebekah Keating, an IUP alumna who is currently pursuing her doctoral degree. All members of the university and public are welcome to attend.

The 2017 RESS Students Will:

  • Gain experience in their field of study through hands-on research with one-on-one faculty engagement;
  • Increase their confidence in relating scientific information in and out of their main field of study;
  • Improve their chances at getting into graduate school or employment in the industrial sector;
  • Make valuable and long-lasting connections by practicing teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
  • Create a well-rounded resume and be a part of a scientific publication or report; and
  • Present scientific material that they generate.

If you are interested in joining this program, please contact Shelly Bouchat (rachelle.bouchat@iup.edu) or Justin Fair (jfair@iup.edu).

Congratulations to All of These Top-Notch Scholars:

Department of Anthropology

Student Researcher, Advisor
Harley Burgis, Sarah Neusius
Ashley Taylor-Fahnestock, Lara Homsey-Messer

Department of Biology

Student Researcher, Advisor
Sean Becker, Cuong Diep
Margaret Blaetz, Ellen Yerger
Olivia Kalimon, Daniel Widzowski
Kalyn Lundberg, Robert Major and Justin Fair
Diamond Madison, Daniel Widzowski
Noriko Mikeasky, Cuong Diep
Jeannie Showers, Ellen Yerger
Peter Stapleford, Robert Major
Gina Vaira, Paul Nealen

Department of Chemistry

Student Researcher, Advisor
Ryan Cook, Sudipta Majumdar
Jinxi Du, Hao Tang
Laura Gearhart, Jana Villemain
Chasity Hankinson, Justin Fair
Shannon Link, Justin Fair
Kalyn Lundberg, Justin Fair
Joseph Marold, Avijita Jain
Adam Romani, Carl Leblond
Jakyra Simpson, Charles Lake
Ty Stewart, Avijita Jain
Shannon Stirling, John Ford
Zachary Swope, Avijita Jain
Lewis Dominguez, Jana Villemain

Department of Theater and Dance

Student Researcher, Advisor
Madeleine Jones, Rachel DeSoto-Jackson
Bethany Ascenzi, Rachel DeSoto-Jackson

Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Student Researcher, Advisor
Madeleine Jones, Rachel DeSoto-Jackson
Madilyn Sodowsky, Jennifer Smith

Department of Geoscience

Student Researcher, Advisor
Brennan Ferguson, Jonathan Warnock
Cyrielle Humbert, Nick Deardorff
Nicole Kelley, Steve Hovan
Nicole Lees, Jonathan Warnock
Jillian Mathews, Katie Farnsworth
Ryan O'Donnell, Karen Cercone
Alexander Patch, Nick Deardorff
Nicholas Santoro, Gregory Mount
Aaron Seidel, Gregory Mount
Garrett Sharp, Gregory Mount
Kevin Soffera, Steve Hovan

Department of Mathematics

Student Researcher, Advisor
Courtlyn Adams, Yuliya Melnikova

Department of Physics

Student Researcher, Advisor
Nicholas Dzuricky, John Bradshaw
Matthew Lees, John Bradshaw
Sky Semone, Greg Kenning
Joseph Teson, Greg Kenning

Full Schedule of Events:

June 5: Ice Cream Social

  • For students and faculty (3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Sutton Blue Room)

June 9: Presenter Pizza Lunch Series #1

  • For students and faculty (11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Allegheny Room HUB)

June 28: Resume Writing Workshop, Presented by Anne Kondo

  • For students (2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., IUP Writing Center)

June 23: Presenter Pizza Lunch Series #2

  • For students and faculty (11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Allegheny Room HUB)

July 14: Presenter Pizza Lunch Series #3

  • For students and faculty (11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Allegheny Room HUB)

July 19: Essentials of Presentations and Posters, Presented by Robert Major

  • For students (2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., HSS 217)

July 28: Cook Out and Day Trip

  • For students and faculty (11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Yellowcreek Lakeview Pavilion)

August 10: Poster Session and Keynote Speaker: Dianne Rothstein from LGC Prime Synthesis

  • For students and faculty (2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., KCAC, PNC Room)