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.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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
Team Website
Keywords: carbon cycles, carbon sequestration, decomposition, carbon dioxide, wood

CHIP

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Pamela Abshire
Librarian: Mr. Bob Kackley
Members: Avi Bardack, Pratik Bhandari, James Doggett, Max Epstein, Nicolas Gagliolo, Steven Graff, Erik Li, Elaine Petro, Mark Sailey, Natalie Salaets, Benjamin Tousley, John Turner.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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 Kubic, Joseph Lim, John Silberholz, Alexandra Simpson, Emily Sze, Ekta Taneja, Edward Tao.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
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.
Team Website
Keywords: heating, asphalt, pavement, snow