QUIP-RS 2019

The Quinnipiac University Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS) program offered 11 undergraduates the opportunity to conduct funded research with mentors over an 8-week period from May – July, 2019. As an interdisciplinary program, QUIP-RS is open to undergraduates from all disciplines from Quinnipiac, from STEM to business and humanities. Projects that students completed this summer included: a microbiological study on the disease agent of lyme disease, an engineering project designing a tornado probe, a chemistry project to remove lead from water, a neurobiology study on the effects of prenatal stress on rodents among others. A full list of projects is included below. During the program, students presented their progress to the full group as well as participate in social events.

The goal of QUIP-RS is two-fold, to develop the scholarly, inquiry-based skills of our students, and to do so in an appreciation of interdisciplinary research.

QUIP-RS 2019 Symposium: https://cas360.qu.edu/quip-rs-2019-symposium/

QUIP-RS 2019 Projects:

Students Major Project Title
Samantha Sawicki Microbiology Determining Whether the Bacteriophage φBB-1 can transduce the known virulence associated ospC allele between isolates of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent
Ethan Moriarty Mechanical Engineering June First Severe Weather Research: Tornadic Inflow Measurement Probe (TIMP)
Kaylin Bracey Chemistry Removal of Lead from Water Using Ion Exchange
Joe Battalia Biology The Factors Affecting the Transition from Dependence to Independence of Tree Swallow Chicks
Jerry Mirra and Guneet Burman Behavioral Neuroscience Effects of Prenatal Stress
Destiny Henry Marketing Professional Probability in Relation to Sports Brand Sponsorship
Margaret Blume Sociology Masculinity Depression and Stigma
Alexa Cherneskie Chemistry Cation Effect on the Redox Properties of a Single Atom Bridged Polytungstate
Juliana Shevchenko and Berrak Tekalp Software Engineering Decrease the number of underbillings for inpatients at Hartford Hospital


QUIP-RS 2019 Fellow Ethan Moriarty presents at the IMECE conference (Salt Lake City)

For more details and to apply to the program please contact a QUIP-RS committee member or follow link: QUIP-RS Program

QUIP-RS Committee:
Dr. Dwayne Boucaud (Dwayne.Boucaud@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Alexandre de Lencastre (Alexandre.deLencastre@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Kim DiGiovanni (Kimberly.DiGiovanni@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Katie Place (Katie.Place@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Tilottama Ghosh Chowdhury (Tilottama.GhoshChowdhury@quinnipiac.edu)

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