ACRoSS 2018

For the summer of 2018, ACRoSS runs from June 5th to August 7th.  At each weekly meeting, students will present short overviews of their specific summer projects (e.g., question of interest, methods of inquiry, anticipated results or applications, etc.) to an audience of students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members, and prospective students and their families. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM in the Tippie Alumni Center’s Tillotson room. Lunch is provided courtesy of funds furnished by the URSCA office. Open to the all of the Allegheny College and Meadville Community.


ACRoSS 2018 Schedule


Tues, June 5, 2018


Welcome Lunch. Meet other students working on campus this summer and learn about URSCA summer programming, as well as Gateway, Learning Commons, and Library services.


Tues, June 12, 2018


Madeleine Stauffer ’20 (Neuroscience)
Mentor: Lauren French, Biology and Neuroscience
Title: Ion Channels, Toxins, Diseases and Other Fun…


Mary Kerner ’18 (Global Health Studies) and Emily Forner ’19 (Global Health Studies)
Mentor: Becky Dawson, Global Health Studies
Title: The Opioid Epidemic: A GeoStory for Crawford County


Tues, June 19, 2018


Erin Zehr ’19 (Global Health Studies)
Mentor: Caryl Waggett, Global Health Studies
Title: TBD


Cassie Brown ’20 (Economics), Emily Csonka ’21 (English), Danielle Mawhir ’20 (Environmental Science)
Mentor: Adrienne Krone, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Title: Dispatches from the Field(s): The Jewish Community Farming Movement


Lena Gemmer ’20 (English/History)
Mentor: David Miller (English)
Title: German Workers in Chicago, 1880-1920


Tues, June 26, 2018


Alexandra Metzger ’19 (Biochemistry)
Mentor: Tim Chapp, Chemistry
Title: Synthesis of a Diimine Ligand and Ni Catalyst to Polymerize Ethylene


Rene Benoit ’20 (Studio Art/Environmental Studies) and Sophia Thompson ’21 (Art & Technology/Environmental Studies)
Mentor: Amara Geffen, Art & Environment Initiative
Title: Murals, Mill Run & More (oh my!)


Katharine Hubert ‘19 (Biology/Music), Gabe Herbst ‘20 (Biochemistry), Samantha Cooper ‘20 (Biology), Amanda Ress Liere ‘20 (Biology)
Mentor: Brad Hersh, Biology, Biochemistry
Title: TBD


Tues, July 10, 2018


Carl Pohlman ‘19 (Environmental Science), Colin Danch ‘21 (Environmental Science)
Mentor: Benjamin Haywood, Environmental Science & Sustainability
Title: From Forest Glades to Grassland Blades: Managing Local Habitat for Birds


Hannah Hart ’19 (English)
Mentor: Alexis Hart, English/Learning Commons
Title: Where Are We Going Wrong?: How College Writing Centers Can Better Equip Dyslexic Students


Lauren Fugate ’20 (English)
Mentor: John MacNeill Miller, English
Tentative Title: The Cultural History of the European Starling in North America


Tues, July 17, 2018

Samantha Easterling ’20 (Environmental Science) and Raven Clark ’19 (Political Science)
Mentor: Nicole Gross-Camp, Environmental Science & Sustainability
Title: Grow Meadville


Austin Shaffer ’20 (Psychology)
Mentor: Lauren Paulson, Psychology
Title: Understanding Addiction Stigma in Crawford County


Aubrey Collins ’19 (Mathematics/Philosophy)
Mentor: Craig Dodge (Mathematics)
Title: TBD


 Tues, July 24, 2018


Amanda Diloreto ‘20 (Biochemistry), Kathryn Sutter ‘20 (Biochemistry), and Katelyn Perroz ’20 (Biochemistry)
Mentor: Ivelitza Garcia, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Title: Regulating the DEAD


Jesse Tomkiewicz ’20 (Political Science/Philosophy)
Mentor: Andrew Bloeser, Political Science
Title: Shared Work and Shared Rewards: Does Public Support for Universal Basic Income Depend on Participation in National Service Programs?


Autumn Foreman ’21 (Undeclared) and Natali Salaytah ’19 (Biology & Psychology)
Mentor: Jennifer Hellwarth (English/WGSS)
Title: Medieval Arabic and Hebraic Texts to Manage the Sexual Body


 Tues, July 31, 2018


Tiffany Choi ’19 (Chemistry), Olivia Xie ‘19 (Chemistry), Meg Yang ‘20 (Chemistry/ Environmental Science)
Mentor: P.J. Persichini, Chemistry
Title: TBD


Lindsey Hill ’20 (English) and Rory Simpson ’20 (English)
Mentor: David Miller (English)
Title: Neoliberalism as a Way to Understand Contemporary Life


Holly Mangan ’19 (Environmental Studies)
Mentor: Jennifer Foreman (Psychology/Education Studies)
Title: Growing together — empowering garden educators in Crawford County


Tues, Aug 7 2018


Marisol Santa-Cruz ’20 (Communication Arts)
Mentor: Ishita Sinha Roy, Communication Arts
Title: Bringing History to Life: The Importance of Archival Research


Derek Sawer ’19 (Philosophy and Religious Studies)
Mentor: Patrick Jackson, Gateway
Title: TBD


Adena Bowden ’19 (Global Health Studies)
Mentor: Becky Dawson (Global Health Studies)
Title: TBD