Gemstone Honors Program

Class of 2014

ADDICT

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Richard Yi
Librarian: Ms. Gerri Foudy
Members: Shir Boger, Luqman Croal-Abrahams, Milad Emamian, Spencer Ollayos, Avi Packer, Jennifer Rottenberg, Sina Shahamatdar, Casey Smith, Jigisha Srivastav, David Teitelbaum, Louis Wolf
Team Website
Keywords: substance abuse, self-control, delay discounting, addiction

ADEPT

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Pamela Abshire
Librarian: Ms. Robin Dasler
Members: Hayes Converse, Daniel Jean, Laura Jones, Vikas Mendhiratta, Emily Naviasky, Mang Par, Thomas Rimlinger, Steven Southall, Jason Sprenkle
Team Website
Keywords: video games, electromyography, physical therapy, anatomy

BE PURE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Steven Hutcheson
Librarians: Ms. Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Jason Albanese, Mindy Chen, Yu-Chieh Chiao, Lawerence Cho, Hubert Huang, Brian Lin, Melissa Meyerson, Praveen Puppala, Anjana Sekaran, Yoon Shin, David Wang, Melissa Yu, Cary Zhou
Team Website
Keywords: algae, biogas

BLAST: Blast Location And Sensing Technology

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Miao Yu
Librarians: Ms. Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: William Ani, Judith Beaudoin, Hallie Green, Jonathan Henricks, Samuel Jones, Catherine Kennedy, Julie Peluso, Michael Reilly, Benjamin Schwartz, Andrew Shapiro
Team Website
Keywords: blast injuries, brain, helmets

ELECTRODE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. John Fisher
Librarian: Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Sagah Ahmed, Natalie Anzures, Zachary Bosley, Brendan Bui, Ariana Feizi, Sudabeh Jawahery, Courtney Koenig, Katherine Lakomy, Megan Lin, Poorna Natarajan, Eisha Nathan, Hiba Sayed, Eduardo Solano
Team Website
Keywords: diabetes, ulcers, electric fields

MEDICS

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Volker Briken
Librarian: Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members:Chia-Min Chen, Kyujoo Choi, Cynthia Chow, Brian Mears, Melissa Navin, Frank Shiao, Hubert Shiau, Alexander Strnad, Nicholas Toney
Team Website
Keywords: cancer, salvia, HeLa cells

MEGA

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lazur
Librarian: Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Jonathan Aguilera-Titus, Austin Cao, Eric Kazyak, Kalyani Kumar, Kevin Li, Adam Louie, Alan Louie, Jessica Lu, Winston Mann, Daniel Mirsky, Kelly Anne Misner, Luke O'Connor, Miriam Tarshish, Chenmuren Zhang
Team Website
Keywords: aquaponics, agriculture, feeds, food

POLITIC

Team Thesis
Mentors: Dr. Peter Mallios
Librarian: Mr. Tim Hackman
Members: Robert Cai, Matthew Carr, Adam Elrafei, Alexander Goniprow, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, Manpreet Khural, Andrew Li, Alexandra Winter, Soumya Yanamandra, Dan Yang, Kay Zhang
Team Website
Keywords: big data, qualitative research, literature

PRESSURE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Amr Baz
Librarian: Ms. Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Austin Baker, Kathryn Connolly, Lauren Dorsey, Ian Grissom, Alden Grobicki, Kevin Keller, Chandan Kittur, Daniel Konecki, Mark Lee, Timothy Lee, Boheng Ma, Edward Mulhern, Andrea Ng, Mihir Patel
Team Website
Keywords: Renewable energy, piezo electrics, sustainibility

RIO

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Aravind Srinivasan
Librarian: Mr. Karl Nilsen
Members: Colin Adamson, Christian Gennaro, George Kinchen, Joshua Koehler, Peter Liu, Derek May-West, Jason Zhang
Team Website
Keywords: electronic information sources, application software, affect

RITALIN

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Matthew Roesch
Librarian: Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Brian Barnett, Valerie Cohen, Taylor Hearn, Emily Jones, Reshma Kariyil, Alice Kunin, Sae In Kwak, Jessica Lee, Brooke Lubinski, Gautam Rao, Ashley Zhan
Team Website
Keywords: prefrontal cortex, nicotine, neurons, ADHD