Gemstone Honors Program

Class of 2010 Teams

Antiobiotic Resistance

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Jianghong Meng
Librarian: Mr. Tom Harrod
Members: Twain Brown, Nicole Dupuy, Kourtney Johnson, Alina Kelman, Edward Kestler, William Richbourg, Daniel Shafer, Yee-Ann Soong.
Keywords: antimicrobial-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin, S. Aureus, antimicrobials, Maryland, ground meat products

AUDIO: Assessing and Understanding Deaf Individuals' Occupations

Team Thesis
Mentor: Ms. Tracy Zeeger
Librarian: Mr. Timothy Hackman
Members: Margarita Geller, Mariya Gorelik, Elizabeth Kim, Matthew Mosteller, Kelly Quinn, Meagan Rose.
Keywords: communication, deaf, hard of hearing, jobs, employment

Carbon Sinks

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Ning Zeng
Librarian: Mr. Tom Harrod
Members: Jordan Adair, Marisa Cicale, Mark Hofberg, John Junghans, Heather Kerrick, George Luo, Michael Mercado, Samuel Oliver, Susan O'Neill, Daniel Remer, Matthew Schulzinger, Ryan Shofnos, Hannah Tolley, Wesley Tse
Keywords: carbon cycles, carbon sequestration, decomposition, carbon dioxide, wood

CHIP

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Pamela Abshire
Librarian: Mr. Bob Kackley
Members: Pratik Bhandari, James Doggett, Max Epstein, Nicolas Gagliolo, Steven Graff, Erik Li, Elaine Petro, Mark Sailey, Natalie Salaets, Benjamin Tousley, John Turner.
Keywords: EMG, electromyographic biofeedback, hemiparetic gait, video games, rehabilitation

FISH

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Curry Woods
Librarian: Mr. Bob Kackley and Mr. Jim Miller
Members: Matthew Douglas, Bradford Dubik, Sarah Haq, Yike Jiang, Tuquynh Le, Natalie Lemanski, Samantha Linkins, Genna McFarland, Kaitlyn Murphy, Sarah Peitzmeier, Aziz Rahman, Michael Salins, Catherine Theisen.
Keywords: 17-ethynylestradiol, sperm, endocrine disrupting compounds, fish, striped bass

F.I.T.N.E.S.S.: Fun Implementation of Technology for New Exercise and Sport Styles

Team Thesis
Mentor: Ms. Brianne Rowh
Librarian: Mr. David Wilt
Members: Colin Cunningham, Sean Cunningham, Jojo Entsuah, Britney Gerstner, Christopher Higgins, Matthew Hirsh, Andrew McGowan, Alexander Schmid, Justin Taylor, Joseph Wildsmith.
Keywords: activity, motvation, exercise, obesity, interactive video games

GABS: Grammar Acquisition in Bilingual Students

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Silverman
Librarian: Mr. Timothy Hackman
Members: Stephen Bergbauer, Akshay Goyal, Kassandra Gynther, Adam Jandorf, Syed Karim, Rachel Kirsch, Spenser Peterson, Nan Wang.
Keywords: hispanic, language education, elementary, English, Spanish

HOPE: Hospital Optimal Productivity Enterprise

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Bruce Golden
Librarian: Ms. Zaida Diaz
Members: Nancy Johnson, Daniel Kalowitz, Jay Kellegrew, Benjamin Kubik, Joseph Lim, John Silberholz, Alexandra Simpson, Emily Sze, Ekta Taneja, Edward Tao.
Keywords: hospital, emergency, resident education model, patient

ILL: Interactive Language Learning

Team Thesis
Mentors: Dr. Amitabh Varshney and Dr. Roberta Lavine
Librarian: Mr. Jim Miller
Members: Joseph Caputo, Jennifer Dahne, Brett Holbert, Brittany Klein, Victoria Kriz, Keddy Liu, Austin Myers, Anna Rammelkamp, Dara Scher, Katherine Whittaker, Jason Young.
Keywords: ESOL, English, computer game, Anne Arrundel County Public Schools

IMAC: Integrative Medicine and Cancer

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Mark Kantor
Librarian: Mr. Bob Garber
Members: Peter Frechette, Stephanie Galanie, Anna Hung, Sarah Kim, Kelsey Merrick, Krupa Nataraj, Jessica Nooralian, Mihir Patel, Jessica Stevens, Vivian Wang, Albert Zhou.
Keywords: Herbal dietary supplements, medicine, breast cancer, liver cell lines

MICE: Modifying and Improving Computer Ergonomics

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Adam Hsieh
Librarian: Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Nicholas Asendorf, Melissa Bonnington, Kelly Lai, Allison Lehman, Dinesh Mahadeo, Walter Muench, Ryan Olver, Puja Patel, Padma Ravichandran, Jennifer Sichler.
Keywords: work-related musculoskeletal disorders, WMSD, ergonomic, mouse

Snow-Melt

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Charles Schwartz
Librarian: Mr. Jim Miller
Members: Jonathan Fliegel, Joshua Flyer, Matthew Katz, Alexander Le, Thoi Ngo, Kyle Roberts, Anthony Santoro, Charles Sun, Travis Weyforth.
Keywords: heating, asphalt, pavement, snow