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Deep-dive research yields big benefits

photo of neuroscience student Patrick WollerFor 10 weeks 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 and relevant to their studies.

As this year's 10 Summer Scholars near the end of the program, they are a step ahead in gaining the insights and experiences that can prepare them for future endeavors, such as graduate school or a career.

Summer Scholars is an annual cohort program that enables students to pursue a research or creative project of their own design under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The scholars live together on campus and share their research with one another.

photo of neuroscience student Brandan GarrisonOne scholar, Daixuan Ai '20 of China, is using the opportunity to bridge her majors of music composition and piano performance with her family's culture through the development of a 10-minute orchestra piece.

Patrick Woller '20, another scholar, is gaining outstanding research experience in preparation for graduate school. He also is benefiting from collaborative research with peer Brandon Garrison '19. Both men are neuroscience-biology majors working with faculty mentor Dr. Jackie Morris.

The 2018 BW Summer Scholars are:

Daixuan Ai '20 (China) A music composition and music performance major, she worked with Dr. Clint Needham on "A Music Journey to Traditional Chinese Culture."

Daixuan AiAlexis Boledovic '19 (Brook Park, Ohio) An exercise science and pre-physical therapy major, she worked with Dr. Jaimy Dyer on "The Effect of an Exercise and Foam Rolling Regimen on Shoulder ROM in Female High School Overhead Athletes."

Samantha Catlin '20 (Chippewa Lake, Ohio) An accounting major, she worked with Dr. Herman Sahni on "The Effect of Poor Health on Labor Market Outcomes."

Robert Daniels '19 (Brook Park, Ohio) A neuroscience-psychology major, he worked with Dr. Claire Mathes on "Establishing a Neurobiological and Behavioral Model of Alzheimer Disease in Rats."

Andrew Dyet '19 (Grand Island, New York) A music composition and music history and literature major, he worked with Dr. Jonathan Sokol on "Establishing Revolutionary New Music Pedagogy at the BW Conservatory."

Jessica Edwards '19 (North Versailles, Pennsylvania) An exercise science and pre-physical therapy major, she worked with Dr. Amy-Jo Sutterluety on the "Investigation of Improvements in Balance and Self-Efficacy following a 10-Session Balance Intervention Program in Individuals with Gross Motor Function Classification System Level II Cerebral Palsy."

Brandon Garrison '19 (Berea, Ohio) A neuroscience-biology major, he worked with Dr. Jackie Morris on "Behavorial Performance in Learning and Memory in Two Different Diabetic Rat Models."

Quaneisha Murphy '19 (Akron, Ohio) A psychology major, she worked with Dr. Deb Esty on "The Influence of Self-Concealment, Cultural Mistrust and Religiosity on African American Women's Help Seeking Attitudes."

Destinee Siebe '19 (Sheperdsville, Kentucky) A music history and literature major, she worked with Dr. Danielle Kuntz on "'A Day in Arcady' and the Women's Literature of the Reimenschneider Bach Institute."

Patrick Woller '20 (Delaware, Ohio) A neuroscience-biology major, he worked with Dr. Jackie Morris on "Aquaporin-4 Distribution in the Blood D=Brain Barrier of the Hippocampus in Streptozotocin and Fructose-Induced Diabetic Rat Models."

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