Office of the Provost

Sakowich Center for Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

Current Recipients

Summer 2021

April Bowling, Christopher StuetzleGamerFit mHealth Application Development and Beta Testing
Juliana CohenDevelopment of a culturally appropriate food frequency questionnaire for Alaska Native children
Omer Unsal, Mary PapazianGreen Bonds and Socially Responsible Eco-Financing
Katelyn Kurkul, Laura KurdzielBrain Food: A health-promotion “whole child” approach to teaching executive function strategies
Stephanie Garrone-Shufran, Rory TannebaumExploring how Graduate Students in a Teacher Education Program Operationalize Core Theories and Concepts Related to Diversity, Social Justice, and Ethics
John Adams, Azam Noori, John GallagherPlant growth and stress responses due to piezoelectric effects
Christopher DustonMonitoring and Analysis of Cataclysmic Variable Stars and Supernovae
Joseph ChiarelliInvestigating Multiple Cyclodextrin Complexes Simultaneously in Solution
Zachary Kissel, Christopher StuetzleResearch Experience for Undergraduate Students in Computer Science
Stephanie Garrone-Shufran, Kirstie Dobbs, Laura HsuYouth Voice – Civic Engagement
Ruth McKenziePhysical functioning and physical activity in late middle age the relationship to mental health and cognition

Past Recipients


Faculty Title
Jack Adams Towards a Culture of Identification and Remediation of Low Cost, high ROI Energy Efficiency Opportunities in a time of Catastrophic Climate Change
Taesoo Ahn The Influence of Perceived Curriculum Service Quality and Experiential Leaming on Students’ Program Satisfaction and Loyalty: A Case Study in Sport Management Program at Merrimack College
Brandi Baldock Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Colorimetric Sensors
Leena P. Bharath Regulation of Inflammation by Autophagy in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Normoglycemic Obese Subjects
Cynthia Carlson, C.J. Wong, Azam Noori Campus as a Classroom:  Baseline Data Gathering
Fan Chen, Omer Unsal, Mary Papazian Value of ESG investing
Christopher Duston Engaging Merrimack Students in Astronomical Research
John Gallagher, Jimmy Franco Photomechanical Characterization of Custom 3-D Printed Polymer
Zachary Kissel Christopher Stuetzle Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
Katelyn Kurkul, Anne Gatling Epistemological Stance in Pre-Service Teacher and its Impact on Explanations 
Laura Kurdziel Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Napping and Emotional Reactivity 
Jonathan Latiano  The Only Thing That’s the End of the World is the End of the World
Jessica Peacock  Expanding Active Science® to Promote Physical Activity and Academic Achievement in Outdoor Education Programs
Mark McCoy  Creation of Cysteine Mutations of Antibody Particles against 3 Phenoxybenzoic Acid.
William McDowell, Cynthia Carlson  Biotic and Abiotic Assessments of the Shawsheen River Watershed
Stephen Theberge  Development of an Environmental Water Analysis Library
Gwyne White Evidence-Based Development of School-Based Leadership Intervention to Promote Resilience for At-Risk Middle Students
Alyssa Yetter  Poverty, Government Assistance, and Juvenile Delinquency


Faculty Title
Taesoo Ahn  Understanding Internship and Job Markets in the Sport Industry
Brandi Baldock   Fluorescent Silver Nanoparticles for Plant Uptake Studies
Rickey Alfred Caldwell Jr   PID Controller Optimization for Position Control
Cynthia Carlson
William McDowell
 Biotic and Abiotic Assessments of the Shawsheen River
Juliana Cohen  Impact of Marketing in Fast Food Restaurants
Anthony Fernandez   Determination of the Influence of the Halide Ligand on the C-N Oxidative Addition Reaction of [mePN(Me)piPr]Rh-X Complexes
John Gallagher  Characterization of Photorestrice Polymers & Bose Acoustic System for Cascia Hall 
Lisa Perks
Andrew Tollison 
Coping Through the Cancer Diagnosis Process 
Andrew Tollison  Coping Through the Cancer Diagnosis Process 
Brian Provencher  Synthesis and Characterization of Aryly Piperdines 
Alison Russell  Cyber Warfare Strategies 
Omer Unsal  Product Market Fluidity and Innovation 


Faculty Title
Jimmy Franco  Drug Discovery Project: Structure Based Design of Antifungal Compounds 
Janine LeBlanc-Staceski  Cloning, Purification, and Structural Analysis of Putative Superinfection Exclusion (SIE) Proteins From a Cluset E Mycobacteriophage, Hopey 
Alison Russell  Seapower Principles and Cyberpower  
Jane Parent  Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s La nuit tropiques and A Montevideo 
Laura Pruett  An Analysis of Merrimack’s Orientation Leader Training Program 
April Bowling
Kevin Finn
Changes in Executive Function and Affect in Children After Exercise: Meditation by Modality and BMI 
Isabelle Cherney  Gender Development Textbook Ancillaries