Gemstone Honors Program

Class of 2017 Teams

CATTAILS

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Joe Sullivan
Librarians: Kelley O'Neal
Members: Shlomit Chelst, Urvashi Dayalan, Belton DeLaine-Facey, Sophia Hull, Delaney Jordan, James Maher, Victoria Monsaint-Queeney, Mitul Patel, Aayush Thapa, Jennifer Wall, Michael Xu, Debra Yee
Team Website
Keywords: oil, marine life, coastal habitats, ecosystems

DIRE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Jon Hoffman
Librarians: Eric Cartier
Members: Jeremy Foust, Chariah Ghee, Matthew Hartung, Kathleen Hynes, Chong Li, Patricia Mandrich, Kymberlee McMaster, Jared Reibel, Nathaniel Samson, Kamilah Tadlock
Team Website
Keywords: Dark Internet, bitcoin

DREAM

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Ricardo Araneda
Librarians: Svetla Baykoucheva
Members: Laurel Gordon, Yanhong Lu, Melinda Matos, Seyeon Seo, Yiyeon Seo
Team Website
Keywords: Alzheimer’s, omega 3, fatty acids, neurons, injection

INJECT

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr Jose Helim Aranda-Espinoza
Librarians: Eileen Harrington
Members: Sriramya Ayyagari, Haris Dar, Vivian Morton, Kevin Moy, Chadni Patel, Lalithasri Ramasubramanian, Nivetita Ravi, Samantha Wood, Andrew Zhao, Melanie Zheng, Kiet Zhou
Team Website
Keywords: curcumin, turmeric, age, macular degeneration

MagNET

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Frank Coale
Librarians: Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Samer Abousaleh, Nikhil Badami, James Foote, Adam Hurwitz, Alexander Johnson, David Kessler, Jose Lamas, Jesse Lynch, Robin McFaul, Thomas Ogden, Shawn Rosofsky, Noah Wichrowski, Chungho Woo
Team Website
Keywords: magnetics levitation, circuit, computer simulations, microcontrollers

MORALS

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Susan Dwyer
Librarians: Eric Lindquist and Judy Markowitz
Members:Diana Curtis, Natalie Dagher, Sudipta Das, Brian Frey, Lara Fu, Pablo Goldschtein, Katrina Haas, Elfadil Osman, Shai Weener
Team Website
Keywords: Congress, political polarization, political spectrum

MTB

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Volker Briken
Librarians: Svetla Baykoucheva
Members: Paige Chan, He Chun, Elizabeth Corley, Hee Jeong, Christopher Kim, Carolyn Lane, Ari Mandler, Nathaniel Nenortas, Michelle Nguyen, Pradip Ramamurti, James Tuo, Jimmy Zhang
Team Website
Keywords: tuberculosis, airborne, virus, lungs, drug

NATURE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Bing Hu
Librarians: Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Karenna Buco, Eddie Chang, Parisa Davoodi, Julia Downing, Delena Ganey, Brandon Green, Jonathan Kagan, Sachi Khemka, Erik Larmore, Hannah Russell, Thomas Schmitt, Luke Travisano, Jeannette Van Sickle, Jenshinn Wang
Team Website
Keywords: cellulose, nanopaper, renewable, plastic

PIEZO

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Bao Yang
Librarians: Jim Miller
Members: Jacob Bremerman, Steven Bronocco, Brenden Caffey, Teresa Kent, Eric Lee, Rounak Mukhopadhyay, Anand Patel, Emily Reed, Christopher Rother, Adam Stambouli, Erin Verni, Torrance Wang
Team Website
Keywords: piezoelectric, energy, electronic device, battery

VESSEL

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Adam Hsieh
Librarians: Eileen Harrington
Members: Mina Al-Salihi, Adam Berger, Megan Dang, Irene Jones, Moli Karsalia, Casey Lim, Sherin Menachery, Glory Mgboji, Xuefei Nou, Marquise Singleterry, Devayani Srinivasan, Phillip Tran, Amy Zhou
Team Website
Keywords: cardiovascular, vascular tissue, blood clot

SCOPE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Anil Deane
Librarians: Elizabeth Soergel
Members: John Bachkosky, Alexandra Boukhvalova, Kevin Chou, William Gunnarsson, James Ledwell, Brendan McTaggart, Xiaoqing Qian, Nicholas Rodgers, John Shi, Jason Yon
Team Website
Keywords: Mobile plaform, natural language, interface, medical data

STRIDE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Matthew Roesch
Librarians: Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Bharadwaja Chappa, Henok Girma, Elizabeth Green, Shir Kantor, Anuj Lagowala, Eric Mellinger, Matthew Myers, Meredith Pecukonis, Danielle Potemri, Robel Tesfay, Michael Walters
Team Website
Keywords: mental disorder, dopamine, behavior, empathy