SUNY STEM Research Passport

SUNY STEM Research Passport

Today’s global economy has increased the need for workers with STEM skills. The SUNY STEM Research Passport Program provides undergraduate students from across the SUNY system with ten-week research opportunities in which they perform research under the guidance of a SUNY faculty mentor. Preference is given to freshmen and sophomore students who are interested in exploring a career in the STEM fields. In 2015, funding was available for 43 students.

Students are placed in STEM research positions in which they will perform research under the guidance of a SUNY faculty mentor and will receive a $3,500 stipend. Student participants are required to complete program surveys and submit a final report. They may be invited to present or speak about their experience at various events. The 2015 STEM Passport Program has 47 student participants placed at 12 SUNY institutions across the state.

Research topics focus on STEM disciplines and range from video-tracking software development, studying the eastern hellbender salamander, optimization of the assembly line, to mathematically modelling blood flow in the retina of the eye. Project titles are listed below, followed in parenthesis by the student(s) involved and the faculty member and university with which their award is associated:

2015 Awards Information

Project Title

Student

Student Campus

Faculty Mentor

Host Campus

Summer research project in vanadium redox flow batteries

Joseph Ingraffia

Farmingdale State College

Jeff Hung

Farmingdale State College

Mass Balance Assessment of Chloride of the Skaneateles Lake Watershed using STELLA Modelling Softwar

Margaret Collins

Morrisville State College

Nathan Armatas

Morrisville State College

Modern constraints on single-field inflation models in light of Planck 2015 and BICEP2

Jacob Keefner

Morrisville State College

Matthew Civiletti

Morrisville State College

Modern constraints on single-field inflation models in light of Planck 2015 and BICEP2

Alexander Adhyatman

Stony Brook University

Matthew Civiletti

Morrisville State College

Mathematical Modeling of Blood Flow in the Retina of the Eye

Marina Fandaros

Stony Brook University

Edmond Rusjan

SUNY Poly (Utica)

A Xenon Bubble Chamber for Direct Dark Matter Detection

Kirill Klimov

Stony Brook University

Matthew Szydagis

University at Albany

Image Processing in Vision Science

Joseph Muller

Stony Brook University

William Thistleton

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Assessment of Nanoparticle Biodistribution Following Inhalation Exposure in an Animal Model

Arun Nallainathan

Stony Brook University

Sara Brenner

SUNY Poly (Albany)

Genetics of sensory adaptations in bats

Bhavana Patil

Stony Brook University

Liliana Davalos

Stony Brook University

Development of cost-effective Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) subtrates

Kalie Smith

Stony Brook University

Jinseok Heo

Buffalo State

Using Big Data to Maximize the Impact and Potential of Nanomedicine

Jackie Xie

Stony Brook University

Thomas Woodson

Stony Brook University

NIR Analysis of Willow Biomass

Laura Wengert

SUNY ESF

Arthur Stipanovic

SUNY ESF

Separation and purification of RNA

Brittany Abraham

SUNY Geneseo

Maria Basanta Sanchez

University at Albany

The Effect of Environmental Enrichment on Alcohol Abstinence and Stress-Induced Relapse in Rats

Margaret Mengucci

SUNY Geneseo

Joshua Peck

SUNY Cortland

Recovery from acid rain and fish introduction in the Sky Lakes, Shawangunk Ridge, SUNY New Paltz.

Matthew Farragher

SUNY New Paltz

David Richardson

SUNY New Paltz

Video-tracking software development

Carmina Taduran

SUNY New Paltz

Annalisa Scimemi

University at Albany

Interactive effects of climate change and invasive invertebrates on the Great Lakes ecosystem

Megan Corcoran

SUNY Oneonta

Kimberly Schulz

SUNY ESF

Fabrication of a Triboelectric Energy Harvester

Timonthy Kilmer

SUNY Oneonta

Shahrzad Towfighian

Binghamton University

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of a Manufacturing and Assembly Line

Anne Odero

SUNY Oneonta

Gonca Altuger-Genc

Farmingdale State College

Detection and Quantification of Nanoparticles in Industrial Wastewater

Casey Biederman

SUNY Poly (Albany)

Xinchao Wei

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Assessment of occupational exposures to engineered nanomaterials using advanced analytical methods

Daniel Broderick

SUNY Poly (Albany)

Kathleen Dunn

SUNY Poly  (Albany)

Cytochrome P450

Peng Cheng

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Narayan Sharma

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Image Processing in Vision Science

Oghenekovie Evi-Parker

SUNY Poly (Utica)

William Thistleton

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Mathematical Modeling of Blood Flow in the Retina of the Eye

Ariel Ordonez

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Edmond Rusjan

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Detection and Quantification of Nanoparticles in Industrial Wastewater

Tyler Taverne

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Xinchao Wei

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Geometry and Symmetry based Mathematical and Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equation

Mykhaylo Yermakov

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Andrea Dziubek

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Developing Privacy-preserving Technologies for Cyber-Physical Systems

Daniel Ziolkowski

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Yuan Hong

University at Albany

Synthetic approaches for PHA biodegradable polymers

Liyuan Ji

SUNY Potsdam

Christopher Nomura

SUNY ESF

Assessment of Nanoparticle Biodistribution Following Inhalation Exposure in an Animal Model

Marissa Guttenberg

University at Albany

Sara Brenner

SUNY Poly  (Albany)

Bioprinting Personalized Islets

Ellen Papke

University at Albany

Kaiming Ye

Binghamton University

Biophysical analysis of RNA and RNA interactions with single molecule and bulk approaches

Dhruv Patel

University at Albany

Ken Halvorsen

University at Albany

Cancer cell lines have natural variants showing innate drug resistance

Miranda Pfautsch

University at Albany

John Haley

Stony Brook University

Video-tracking software development

Sheldon Reeves

University at Albany

Annalisa Scimemi

University at Albany

Developing Privacy-preserving Technologies for Cyber-Physical Systems

Nicholas Rizzo

University at Albany

Yuan Hong

University at Albany

Metal ion homeostasis

June Armond

University at Buffalo

Michael Garrick

University at Buffalo

Investigation of Machining Dynamics Using Continuation Analysis

Danielle Baldwin

University at Buffalo

Firas Khasawneh

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Habitat, population and feeding ecology of the eastern hellbender salamander

Sonya Bayba

University at Buffalo

Amy McMillan

Buffalo State

A Novel Sleep Sensor

Kun Woo Chu

University at Buffalo

Wenyao Xu

University at Buffalo

Cytochrome P450

Katharine Daskiewich

University at Buffalo

Narayan Sharma

SUNY Poly (Utica)

Willow Biomass Crops as a Source of Renewable Energy

Katrina Fandrich

University at Buffalo

Timothy Volk

SUNY ESF

Household Operations of Autonomous Vehicles and Vehicle Requirements

Walker Gosrich

University at Buffalo

Jee Eun Kang

University at Buffalo

Forensic Investigation of Ignitable Liquid Residues on Household Materials by Gas Chromatography

Kelly Grau

University at Buffalo

Jamie Kim

Buffalo State

Metal ion homeostasis

Rebecca Kisch

University at Buffalo

Michael Garrick

University at Buffalo

Habitat, population and feeding ecology of the eastern hellbender salamander

Benjamin Morrish

University at Buffalo

Amy McMillan

Buffalo State

Three-dimensional metal printing

Ansh Pandey

University at Buffalo

Deborah Chung

University at Buffalo

LGN Purification Optimization

Adrienne Schuler

University at Buffalo

Brandy Sreenilayam

SUNY Brockport

A Novel Sleep Sensor

Alexander Schwartz

University at Buffalo

Wenyao Xu

University at Buffalo

Forensic Investigation of Ignitable Liquid Residues on Household Materials by Gas Chromatography

Michael Swierczynski

University at Buffalo

Jamie Kim

Buffalo State

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