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CURCA Mini-Grant

Previously Funded Proposals

Explore previous faculty-led projects funded by curca mini-grants below.

Fall 2019

College of Arts & Letters

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

  • Balco, William: Targeted Geophysical Prospection at the Rice Farm site

Visual Arts

  • Repko, Jeffrey: Art in Public Places Project

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Barding, Erin, Smith, Margaret and Bialonska, Dobrusia: The Tiny World in T. ni: Characterization of the gut microbiome of Trichoplusia ni
  • Crittenden, Frank: Investigating the Role of SULT4A1 in Modulating Mitochondrial Activity During Differentiation of Neuroblastoma Cells
  • Johansson, Mattias: Geographic spread and ecological impacts of an invasive eel in Georgia
  • Neyer, Abby, Mook, Jennifer and Hyslop, Natalie: Investigating seasonal differences in energy metabolites in a long-lived ectothermic vertebrate exposed to variable thermal and habitat conditions
  • Patterson, David, Kent, Rosann, Panda, Sudhanshu and Fadroski, Karrie Ann: Hometown Harvest: Breaking nutritional barriers in schools through precision agriculture
  • Patterson, Jessica, Patterson, David and Barding, Erin: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck? An investigation of morphology and burrow networks as a conservation tool
  • Smith, Margaret: Effect of microplastics on sea urchin larvae

Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis

  • Mobasher, Katayoun and Allison, Jerry: Geological Analyses of Crystalline Rocks in Piedmont Physiographic Province in Georgia

Fall 2018

College of Arts & Letters

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

  • Balco, William: Geophysical and Archaeological investigation of the Rice Farm site

Visual Arts

  • Foster, Heather: Ecologically themed painting for UNG Gainesville Campus Sciences, Engineering and Technology Building atrium

Political Science

  • Hinkel-Young, Sarah: Breaking the mold: An exploratory analysis of the characteristics of policy entrepreneurs.

Music

  • Morgan-Ellis, Esther: Database of American Sing-Along Repertoire, 1913-1964.

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Kanak, Alison: Functional characterization and genomic evaluation of novel Mycobacterium bacteriophage.
  • Kispert, Shannon: Cigarette Smoke-Induced Bladder Tumorigenesis and Progression via Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor Downregulation by Phospholipase A2 Pathways
  • Seffens, Paula: Yoga Exergame Development: Interactive Physical Activity for Older Adults
  • Sangweme, Davison: Conduct a molecular diagnosis of "Wolbachia" infections in insects.
  • Patterson, Jessica: Research on fungal diseases in snakes in the northeast Georgia region.

Fall 2017

College of Arts & Letters

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

  • Balco, William: Culture, Space and Place: Identifying and Assessing Strategically Important Locations in Post-Medieval Sicily

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Kaur, Ramneet: The Effect of Natural Products Like Ginger, Garlic, Blueberries, Turmeric, Grapefruit, and Ashwagandha on the Growth of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
  • Seffens, Paula: Yoga-Based Exergame Development for Adolescent Health Promotion
  • Bhat, Swapna: Identification of Microorganisms Obtained in the 'Bugs on Bugs' project by Culture-Dependent and Independent Methods.
  • Johnson, Paul: Isolation of Antimicrobial Compounds from Trischosporon spp.
  • Diggs, James: The Phylogeography of the Southeastern Species of Dalea (Fabaceae) and Calycanthus (Calycanthaceae) Using a Molecular Approach.
  • Patterson, David: Unlocking Ancient Carnivore Ecology with Contemporary Feeding Experiments.

Chemistry

  • Wang, Yu: Biomanufacturing High-Value Furan Compounds and Expediting Biofuel and Biopolymer Production.

Mathematics

  • Ying, Mengyi: Exploring the Model Minorities: Studies of Asians Academic Performance at UNG.

Fall 2016

College of Arts & Letters

Communication, Media & Journalism

  • Smith, David: BRAINCHILD: Editing in Real-Time

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

  • Balco, William: The Archaeology of Bootlegging in North Georgia

Psychological Science

  • Kipp, Katherine: Testing Adult Thinking Styles Related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Darracq, Andrea: Feel the Burn: Assessing the Effects of Fire Ants on Southern Toads
  • Bhat, Swapna: Identification and isolation of antibiotic resistant Gram-positive bacteria from up and downstream of a waste water treatment plant.
  • Gomolak, Jessica: The Neurodegenerative Effects of Zinc Buildup in the Brain Following Infection
  • Novel Pyrrolobenzodiazepines Interrupt Bacterial Communication
  • Diggs, James: On the Evolution and Phylogeography of the Southeastern Species of the Genera Dalea (Fabaceae) and Calycanthus (Calycanthaceae) Using a Molecular Phylogenetic Approach.
  • Purvis, Linda: Sample analysis of a survey of wild birds in Georgia for avian diseases

Chemistry

  • Wang, Yu: Expediting Furan Production for Biofuel Application

Fall 2015

College of Arts & Letters

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

  • Balco, William: Papers and Pub(lication)s: Interdisciplinary Electronic and "Print On Demand" Journal of Undergraduate Research

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Corotto, Frank: Feeding preference of Tetrahymena pyriformis
  • Lloyd, Steven and Shanks, Ryan: Mechanisms of increased sex-dependent susceptibility to addiction comparing early and late adolescent exposure to ADHD drugs
  • Bhat, Swapna, Flood, Margi and Morgan, Jeanelle: Identification and isolation of Extended Spectrum β -Lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriace in waste water treatment plants
  • Smith, Margaret and Barding, Erin: Genes expressed in germ line stem cells of the wasp Copidosoma floridanum
  • Gomolak, Jessica: The effects of zinc build up in the brain following methamphetamine intoxication

Fall 2014

College of Arts & Letters

Music

  • Kim, Joanna: Images in Claude Debussy's piano music

Psychological Sciences

  • Dawson, Bryan: Barriers for Women and Minorities in the Video Game Industry
  • Kipp, Katherine: Establishment and Evaluation of a Cognitive Development Research Lab on the Oconee Campus

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Lloyd, Steven and Shanks, Ryan: The genetic basis of increased susceptibility to addiction after exposure to adolescent ADHD drugs
  • Mook, Jennifer and Hyslop, Natalie: Home Range and Habitat Use of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in the Northern Georgia Piedmont

Chemistry

  • Meier, Ryan: In search of more Earth-Abundant Catalysts: Pyridyl-Substituted N- Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of First-row Transition Metals

Mike Cottrell College of Business

Finance

  • Simmons, Katie, Manley, Kelly and Lyman, Penelope: Peer Financial Counseling to Promote College Student Financial Literacy

Fall 2013

College of Arts & Letters

English

  • Turner, Anastasia: Remapping Los Angeles: Using GIS to Understand Transnationalism in Karen Tei Yamashita’s 'Tropic of Orange.'

Studio Art

  • Bermudez, Stanley: The American flag, Dahlonega, and the University of North Georgia.

Psychological Sciences

  • Cate, Kelly: Childhood treasure or damaging media outlet? The effect of Disney princesses on the self-esteem, body satisfaction, and self-perception of women and girls in America.
  • Robertson, Chuck: Collaborative memory: Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the costs of working in groups.
  • Dawson, Bryan: Understanding Perceptions and Triggers of Self-Harm: An Assessment of Behavior and Alternative Guilt Reduction Study.

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Lampart, Evan: Catalpol Sequestration and Trophic Ecology of the Catalpa Sphinx.
  • Morgan, Jeanelle and Mook, Jennifer: Chromogenic media as a diagnostic tool for salmonella detection in poultry environmental samples.
  • Barding, Erin and Smith, Margaret: Is resistance futile? Evolution of pesticide resistance in a common soybean pest.

Fall 2012

Fall 2011

College of Arts & Letters

English

History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

Psychological Sciences

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

Mathematics & Computer Science

Fall 2010

College of Arts & Letters

English

  • Robinson, Bonnie: Papers and Pub(lication)s: Interdisciplinary Electronic and "Print On Demand" Journal of Undergraduate Research

Performing Arts

  • Perry, Mark: Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Analysis, Composition, and Performance of House, Techno and Trance

Psychological Sciences

  • Cate, Kelly and Smith, Stephen: Salivary Testosterone, Personality and Leadership Effectiveness in an Undergraduate ROTC Program

College of Education

Health & Physical Education

  • Jossey, Laurie: Pre and Post Testing Selected Elementary School Children for Fitness Improvement Following Prescribed Exercise Programs

College of Science & Mathematics

Biology

  • Corotto, Frank, McCaskill, Ashlee and Davis, Mark: Spadix function in Pinellia ternata
  • Dalman, Nancy: Gender differences in antioxidant response and free radical damage in the brains of methamphetamine exposed mice
  • McCaskill, Ashlee: Analyzing the Promoters of the Galactinol Synthase Gene Family of Verbascum phoeniceum
  • Shanks, Ryan and Lloyd, Steven: The Analysis of Cellular, Histological and Behavioral Changes Following Psychostimulant Exposure

Chemistry

  • Development of a Problem-Based Case Study for Quantitative Analysis of Caffeine Levels in Energy Drinks
  • Design and Biosynthesis of Novel Reflectin-Elastin Based Protein Materials
  • Cruciforms and Their Potential Use in Solar Cells
  • The Generation of Organic Conjugated Polymers for Use in Photovoltaic Cells

Mathematics

  • Wei, Young and Brown, Keith: Statistical Analysis of Abdomen Tissue Segmentation by Color Fusion MRI.

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