Chemical Engineering

Opportunities for Students

ISE Summer CoRPs

ISE Summer CoRPs (Collaborative Research Projects) provides an opportunity for University of Dayton undergraduate students to conduct full-time summer research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Students are paired with two or three faculty co-mentors from different disciplines, with the team jointly researching a relevant challenge in STEM fields. The collaborative nature and co-mentorship model of the projects prepare students for future success by providing hands-on opportunities to work in multiple disciplines, to acquire broader perspectives on addressing research challenges, and to practice working as part of diverse teams toward a shared goal. Fellows also benefit from regular cohort activities that include professional development, social, and outreach events. University of Dayton housing is available to fellows for a fee.

Participating Summer CoRPs students will receive a $5,000 fellowship award. Participating faculty may receive up to $1,000 reimbursement for research supplies upon completion of the program.

Eligibility

University of Dayton undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering who have completed their first year are eligible to apply. Sinclair Academy students who have completed their first year with a pathway major in the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering are eligible to apply. Participants must be available to conduct full-time research for 10 weeks over the summer term. Students identifying as a person from underrepresented minorities in STEM fields or with financial need are encouraged to apply.

2018 Awardees

  • Claire Gerber, ’19, Biology: Finding new targets of amyloid plaque mediated neurodegeneration using Drosophila eye model
  • Ben Klocke, Dec. ’18, Biology: Insectile Neurochemistry: developing a novel HPLC-based method to assess neurotransmitters in the grasshopper brain
  • Ronald Knapp, ’19, Chemical Engineering: Comparison of physiochemical properties of recombinant and native foot proteins
  • Abigail Miller, ’20, Environmental Biology: Effect of climate change on lake water balance: A case study at the Grand Lake St. Mary's, Ohio
  • Katie Parker, ’20, Biology: Identifying oncogenic pathways in Drosophila tumor models
  • Ryan Restrepo, ’19, Biology: Establishing analytical methods to measure short chain fatty acids in fecal samples
  • Alexis Smith, '20, Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Mechanistic Studies of Laser-induced Color Changes in the Model Visual Pigment Bacteriorhodopsin
  • Ian Tobal, ’19, Premedicine: Finding new targets of amyloid plaque mediated neurodegeneration using Drosophila eye model
  • Andrea Vietti, ’19, Biology: Collaborative research to study the evolution of bacterial antibiotic resistance
  • Zeyu Wang, Dec. ’18, Mathematics: Computational modeling of ecosystems
Learn more about our 2018 summer research projects >