Glynn Grant Recipients

All Glynn Family Honors Program students who submit a meaningful proposal are guaranteed at least one summer of research funding. In recent years, Glynn students have spent their summers studying Palestinian and Israeli hip-hop, doing archival research in Peru, investigating reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda, studying nuclear physics at a laboratory in France, interviewing leading scholars working on international justice, and observing patients’ coping strategies at one of the nation’s leading cancer centers. Below is a sampling of funding projects: 

  • Poverty and Liberal Education (Peter Hochstedler, Program of Liberal Studies)
  • Greek and the Ethics of Heroic Socities (Austin Anderson, Philosophy and Classics)
  • Lung Cancer Screening: Current Utilization, Perceived Cost-Effectiveness, and Potential Future Impact on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer in China (Alexander Brescia, Chinese and Biological Sciences)
  • Genomic Analysis of Anopheline mosquito species for applications in malaria control and prevention (David Bretz, Biological Sciences)
  • AC Electrospray of Heterocyclic Compounds: Mass Spectrometry for Trace Identification (Catherine Cassou, Chemistry)
  • Human, Domesticated Dog, and Island Fox Inteactions in California's Channel Islands (Kevin Danchisko, Anthropology)
  • HIV/AIDS in Arusha, Tanzania: Women's sexualaity, education, and prevention. Presentation of thesis project at Society for Applied Anthropology meeting (Mary DeAgostino, Anthropology and Biological Sciences)
  • Human and Macaque Interactions: Intentionanlity in Macaca Sylvanus (Katie Fitzpatrick, Anthropology)
  • The Option for the Poor and Vulnerable: Exploring Humanitarian Aid and Legal Assistance in International social Justice Issues (Shanna Gast, Economics, Peace Studies, PPE Minor)
  • Differential Gene Expression in 2La A. gambiae Following Heat Shock (Matthew Malloy, Biological Sciences)
  • Auctions and the Allotment of Marketable Pollution Permits (John McNeill, Economics)
  • A Novel Approach to Hydrogen Atom Abstraction with Metal-Oxo Complexes (Andrew Medvecz, Chemistry)
  • Child Malnutrition in Lesotho (Claire Naus, Biological Sciences and Anthropology)
  • Water Use and Alternatives to Israel: Government Policy: the Relationship between Conservation, Agriculture, and Peace in the Middle East (Michael Redmond, Economics)
  • Mechanism of Hydrogen Sulfide Signaling in Rainbow Trout (Andrew Schroeder, Biological Sciences)
  • An Investigation of the Role of Perceived Maltreatment in African American Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors (Courtney Sullican, Arts and Letters Pre-Professional)
  • Investigation of the Gian Monopole Reasonance with Inelastic Deuteron Scattering at Extremely Forward Angles (Molly White, Physics in Medicine)
  • Denitrification in Deep Sediments in an Agricultural Stream (Maureen Williams, Biological Sciences)
  • How Old is that Hole in the Ground: A Novel of Ascertaining (Adam Woodruff, Physics)
  • Effect of Resonant Magnetic Perturbations on Stochasticity in Plasma Island Widths (James Tucci, Physics)