Through the UHL Student Research Fellows program I was partnered with Professor Heather Kennedy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital. In addition to assisting with the general operation of the department, I am working on a personal project which will research the effect of Dance/Movement Therapy on changing the anxiety level of pediatric anxiety disorder patients and the energy level of pediatric mood disorder patients.
Ashley Anderson, Biology - Class of 2013
I am working in Dr. Randall Tagg's lab on a project to find an alternative to photolithography. We are attempting to manipulate extremely small volumes of fluid using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a common glass substitute, and controlling the electric current through a series of electrodes.
Tewoderos Ayele, Chemistry and Biology - Class of 2014
In my work with Professor Jennifer Davis, I am learning the business of literary journal publishing, as well as the art of writing itself. As a member of the fiction team of the Copper Nickel, I read an average of ten stories per week, ranking each of its potential value to the journal.
Adam Blair, Theatre, Film and Television - Class of 2014
My work with Dr. Randall Tagg is focused on the field of microfluidics. Microfluidics makes use of the properties of fluids at the microscopic level. At such a small scale, fluids act differently due to changes in the environment of the molecules. By making use of these differences, it is possible to manipulate fluids at such a scale. The immediate aim of the project is to develop a cost-efficient method of production of embedded electrodes on a plastic plate.
Arthur Boo, Biology - Class of 2014
I started my fellowship with Professor Craig Volk, the goal being to learn about writing for television while completing a pilot script for a television series. I pitched several ideas to him and then we discussed them in more detail. We decided upon a series idea and I have taken that idea and have started working on characters, setting, plot, etc.
Ken Curry, Theatre, Film & Television - Class of 2013
As a Copper Nickel intern my opportunities have been endless. I have learned the ins and outs of publishing and the time and effort that goes into the creation of a magazine. I have learned how to manage accounts, create a database, ship materials and panhandle journals. The most important aspect of my experience so far is the ongoing improvement of my self-confidence!
Katherine Dunlap, English - Class of 2014
I am working with Dr. Jini Puma at the School of Public Health on the Anschutz campus on a research project on African American Health in the Denver area. Working with the data from one thousand in-depth surveys, I helped analyze the results and discussed with Dr. Puma the impact that the data will have on the community. Some of these trends involved the relationship between biased staff members at the waiting room counter and a patient's willingness to trust a doctor - especially when it comes to a discussion of healthy eating habits and activity.
Annslee Merlo, Public Health - Class of 2012
Roshan Patel, Biology - Class of 2013
Nicholas Pesavento, Physics - Class of 2014
Mateya Whyte, Psychology - Class of 2012
I am currently working with Professor Travis Vermilye to explore visual psychology. In medical illustration, scientific visualization and data interpretation, as in art and design, we are challenged with the task of communicating effectively through the use of visual media. Using design-based research, we will study the role of shape, layout, color, texture, type, and order in the communication of scientific information and determining which combinations allow for the highest level of memory retention.
Angela Wing, Fine Arts - Class of 2014
I work with Dr. Julie Hoff in the Department of Outcomes and Innovations at The Children's Hospital. This department is responsible for the administration, well-being, and health of the hospital organization and its personnel. Initially, I was responsible for data entry of surveys which had been given to the hospital clinicians. We are now starting to analyze the data.
Jamal Zahir, Biology - Class of 2015
I am working in Professor Scott Reed's lab in the Chemistry Department. The goal of my research is to create nanoparticles that mimic biological cells. More specifically, it is my goal to create particles that resemble dying, or apoptotic cells as a platform for future research on cell structure.
Leonid Zukin, Biology - Class of 2014