Photo of Laert Fejzullari and BW professor Dr. Herman Sahni

Breaking new ground in research is at the center of BW's Summer Scholars program, a 10-week living-learning experience with faculty collaboration.

Summer Scholars engage in deep-dive research, creative studies

July 17, 2017

They researched, navigated and broke new ground in their studies. They challenged themselves and others to develop new viewpoints as they worked together on projects that were real-world focused.

Photo of Laert Fejzullari and BW professor Dr. Herman SahniFor 10 weeks, nine students participated in BW's Summer Scholars program. As part of the program, the students pursued a research or a creative project of their own design under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The scholars lived together on campus and regularly shared their research with one another. 

The 2017 BW Summer Scholars include:Photo of Lydia Maendel in Old Brooklyn, Ohio

Simeon Brown '18 (Garrettsville, Ohio). A music performance and music history and literature major, she worked with Dr. Danielle Kuntz on "Modernizing Motets: Bringing New Life to Old Music in the Riemenschneider Bach Institute."

Jessica Davis '18 (Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio). An English and philosophy major, she worked with Dr. Kelly Coble on "The Ethics of Access: an Ethical Vision for Border Policy in a Complex World."

Laert Fejzullari '18 (North Olmsted, Ohio). A chemistry and economics major, he worked with Dr. Herman Sahni on "Does Beauty Matter?"

Jeremy Foust '19 (Strongsville, Ohio). A mathematics and psychology major, he worked with Dr. Jennifer Perry on "Decision Making in Late Adolescence: Do Peer Pressure, Emotional Intelligence, and Tolerance for Ambiguity Matter?"

Lydia Maendel '18 (Alliance, Ohio). A sustainability major, she worked with Dr. Kay Strong on "Climate Action as a Method of Building Community Resilience in the Cleveland Neighborhood of Brooklyn Center: Analysis and Policy Recommendation."

Melinda Momeyer '18 (Erie, Pennsylvania). A pre-physical therapy major, she worked with Dr. Jaimy Dyer on "The Influence of Masculinity and Femininity on Physical Activity Preference in College-Aged Men and Women."

Brandon Shipley '18 (Garfield Heights, Ohio). A physics major, he worked with Dr. Ed Meyer on "Problem Solving in the Physical Sciences with Infinite Series Book."

Zachary Sluzala '18 (Aurora, Ohio). A neuroscience-psychology major, he worked with Dr. Claire Mathes on "Determining Proestrus Estradiol Concentrations and Testing the Efficacy of Hormone Replacement Treatment on Gonadectomized Sprague-Dawley Rats."

Zachary Stahl '18 (Aurora, Ohio). A biology major, he worked with Dr. Michael Kovach on "IgE Expression after Oral Sensitization in Combination with Maternal Exposure to Ovalbumin."