ACRoSS 2023

Our summer programing will begin on Tuesday May 23rd with an informal welcome and our first student presenters will go on Tuesday May 30th. The last seminar will be on Tuesday July 25th and we will not meet on Tuesday July 4th. 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, and prospective students and their families. ACRoSS meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM in the Tillotson Room in the Tippie Alumni Center. Lunch is provided each week courtesy of the Office of URSCA.

ACRoSS 2023 Schedule

Tuesday, May 23rd

  • Professor Matt Venesky, Director of URSCA – Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Brian Collingwood, Executive Director of Career Education – Leveraging the Office of Career Education Over the Summer

Tuesday, May 30th

  • Yanqiao Chen (’24) – Using a Web-Based Dashboard to Visualize and Analyze Students’ Programming Projects [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kapfhammer]
  • Beatrice Foley (’24) – Investigation of the Political Ecology of Toronto’s Public Transportation System [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Swann-Quinn]

Tuesday, June 6th

  • Emily Eshleman (’24) – Juror Decision-Making in Gun Violence Cases: The Impact of Victim Race and Sexuality [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Normile]
  • Julie Hoffman (’24) and Nathalie Paz Saucedo (’25) – Too Much of a Good Thing: Nitrogen Addition Decreases Organic Matter Decomposition and Increases Soil Carbon in a Temperate Deciduous Forest [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Bowden]
  • Zachary Wyse (’25) – Inequality and Structural Transformation in Africa [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Onyeiwu]

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Bridgette Reeb (’25) and Sam Ault (’26) – Building a “Beloved Neighborhood” [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kurtsal]
  • Olivia Kraus

Tuesday, June 20th

  • Celia Cocca, Marrin Crist
  • Mary Boepple
  • Caleb Alters (’24) – Effects of Estradiol on Inflammatory Response of Human Corneal Epithelial Cell Line [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kadmiel]

Tuesday, June 26th

  • Batbayasgalan Bat-Amgalan
  • Hannah Hinterleiter
  • Will Lowthert

Tuesday, July 4th — No ACRoSS Seminar

Tuesday, July 11th

  • Jaclyn Pham
  • Gunnar, Brettell
  • Jahmaya Adamson

Tuesday, July 18th

  • Fofana, Bintou
  • Milo Watson (’26) – Ethics and Aesthetics in the Contemporary Field Guide [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Miller]
  • Zach Fry

Tuesday, July 25th

  • Nickel Spartz (’26) – Identification of DNA Binding Sites of Ultrabithorax [Faculty Mentor: Prof. Hersh]
  • Emma Chambers & Hans Vanderzyden
  • Evelyn Connor