Gemstone Honors Program

Class of 2018 Teams

ARM IT

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Anil Deane
Librarian: Celina McDonald
Members: Ryan Collins, Joshua Gaus, Kathryn Jahn, Michael Jurrens, Saimouli Katragadda, Kaitlin Krejcik, Xincheng Li, Eileen Liu, Colin McNulty, Benedict Mondal, Matthew Weston-Dawkes, Tiffany Yen
Team Website
Keywords: robots, mapping, military, danger, sitautional awareness

BACTERIA

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Siddhartha Das
Librarian: Eileen Harrington
Members: Julia Abolafia, Jack Cowan, Anna Harrison, Jackson Hensley, Danme Kim, Wing-Mei Ko, Megan Le, Hema Manivannan, Lorena Rivera Rubio, Prateeti Sarker, Radhika Tyagi
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: crude oil, enzyme, oxygenate, asphaltenes

BIASES

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. David Zajic
Librarian: Eric Lindquist
Members: Brianna Caljean, Katherine Calvert, Ashley Chang, Elliot Frank, Rosana Garay, Geoffrey Palo, Ryan Rinker, Gareth Weakly, Nicolette Wolfrey, William Zhang
Team Website
Keywords: Wikipedia, Cultural Bias, languages, view, cold war

BioCHIPS

Team Thesis
Mentor:Dr. William Bentley
Librarian: Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Joanne Chan, Chandni Dhamsania, Monil Ghodasra, Elana Laster, Kimberly Lo, Julie Mehta, Sarah Onimus, Mayuri Patel, Veda Ravishankar, Samuel Rombro, Yasasvhinie Santharam, Joy Wang, Jessica Yau
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: sensor, chip, organ, pharma

BLOOD

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Nam Sun Wang
Librarian: Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Michael Amedeo, Prableen Chowdhary, Aria Jalalian, Wei Lai, Amil Sahai, George Thomas, Akhil Uppalapati, Farah Vejzagic
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: Leukemia, cancer, stem cells, bone marrow, graft

BREATHE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Ristvey and Dr. Steve Cohan
Librarian: Dr. Svetla Baykoucheva
Members: Erica Brown, Gabrielle Enguillado, Robert McDermott, Nicole Palumbo, Jill Smith, Michelle Stanley, Morgan Sulzbach, Jaclyn Taylor
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: indoor air, pollution, organic, toxins

DRIVE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Bryan Quinn
Librarian: Elizabeth Soergel and Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Brendan Bradley, Clifton Buxbaum, Dain Golsen, Sean Haliyur, Nikhil Hosamane, Alan Kaplan, Avery Layne, Trisha Patel, Alexander Pique, Zachary Rodriguez, Zachary Spawn, Bryan Zeug
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: Fossil Fuels, oil, electricity, hybrid car

GOLD

Team Thesis
Mentor: Ben Woodard
Librarian: Dr. Svetla Baykoucheva
Members: Demetri Cendo, Parmida Enkeshafi, Paul Han, Cameron Harner, Rachel Herman, Margo Huffman, Faith Lee, Qing Liu, Connie Nguyen
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: iron, bacteria, fungi, siderophore, health

MATRIX

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Steve Jay
Librarians: Jim Miller and Elizabeth Soergel
Members: Sumon Bhattacharya, Allison Chen, Stephanie Chill, Madelyn Golding, Danielle Lee, Thomas Mumford, Alex Pu, Mary Robichaux, Kayla Sukri, Jay Swayambunathan, Kellen Weigand
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: osteoarthritis, extracellular vesicles , protein

VIRUS

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Yanjin Zhang
Librarian: Kelsey Corlett-Rivera
Members: Paul Butz, Lucas Cheng, Riddhi Gopal, Anna Lin, Folarin Onifade, Robin Sultan
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: Alzheimer's , brain, aquaporin, dementia

PHAGE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Debabrata Biswas
Librarian: Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Sarah Frail, Gina Liu, Grace MacAtee, Tejas Mavanur, Kerina Ochieng, Cara Purdy, Patrick Shan, Thomas Tran, Sarah Wain
Team Website
LaunchUMD Project
Keywords: bacteria, antibiotic, immunity

PRINT

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Mark Fuge
Librarian: Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: David Alcantara, Ji Chang, Brian Choi, Mark Hubbert, Caroline Massey, Timothy Morrill, Patrick Musselman, Alexander Vecchioni, Andrew Wang
Team Website
Keywords: 3d model, algorithm, tablets, graphic