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
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
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
Keywords: algae, biogas

BLAST: Blast Location And Sensing Technology

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Miao Yu
Librarians: Ms. Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Judith Beaudoin, Hallie Green, Jonathan Henricks, Samuel Jones, Catherine Kennedy, Julie Peluso, Michael Reilly, Benjamin Schwartz, Andrew Shapiro, Camilla Rafaella Yanushevsky
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
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, Nicholas Toney
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
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
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
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
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
Keywords: prefrontal cortex, nicotine, neurons, ADHD