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Student Award Semester Year Major College Department
John Angelidis, Junior
Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Dhruv Pai, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Wordification Project

Mentor: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Information Systems,Business Administration,Computer Science,,
Emily Ariail, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Investigating the Effect of Media from Macrophages Treated with Phosphatidylserine-Presenting Particles on Myotube Formation

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Kidochukwu Atube, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
William Bakker, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Using a Cobot/Machine Vision System to Detect and Measure Assembly Misalignment

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,,
Anna Bazell, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Functional Analysis of STN1 Winged Helix Domains

Mentor: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Criminal Justice,
Zoey Beausoleil, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Human Performance and Development Laboratory

Mentor: David Stodden, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
1 2021 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Rachel Bohnenkamp, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Effects of genetic variation on response to social comparative feedback when learning a motor task

Mentors: Jill Stewart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Alli Lewis, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Kevin Brown, Capstone, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Soft robotic actuators inspired by spider legs

Mentor: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Aerospace Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Natalie Brown, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Effects of COVID-19 on Barbershops and Beauty Salons as Community Anchors for Crime Prevention and Public Health

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Hunter Boehme
1 2021 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
William Caspino, Capstone, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Germination Success Following Chronic Radiation Exposure

Mentors: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Melissa Groleau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Civil Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Devon Clark, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Investigation of 3D Printing Manufacturing Optimization Through Remote Robotic Control

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,,
Katie Coggins, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Moral Panic and Criminal Justice: Identifying the Warning Signs

Mentor: Colby King, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women's Studies, USC Upstate
1 2021 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Kiersten Crouse, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Influence of Cryopreservation on Vascular Histomechanics

Mentor: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,Biological Sciences,
Dana Crytser, Honors, Junior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Intersecting Musical Performance and Environmental Activism

Mentor: Jennifer Parker-Harley, Music, USC Columbia
1 2021 Music Performance,,
Dylan Davis, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Applied Computing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Exploring the plasticity of mixotrophy: Molecular and ecological responses in Cryptomonas ovata

Mentors: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Rachel Schomaker, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Applied Computing, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Alana Dea, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Relationship Between Bimanual Manipulation and Motor Scores in Infancy

Mentors: Jessica Bradshaw, Psychology, USC Columbia, Alexis Federico, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Kaitlyn Dirr, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Seasonal Use of Gopher Tortoise Burrows in Coastal Beach Dunes

Mentors: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Matthew Kimball, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Marine Science, Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences,Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
Sarah Doyle, Honors, Junior
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Impact of Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Courses at the University of South Carolina

Mentor: William Sandberg, Management, USC Columbia
1 2021 International Business,Marketing,
Brittany Eberl, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Non-biased Stereological Analysis of Hippocampal Neuron Morphology in an Animal Model of Gulf War Illness

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Rachel Edens, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Shrey Patel, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Determining Sensitivity of Organoids to FDA Approved Chemotherapeutics Using DNA Barcoding Technology

Mentor: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Andrew Eldridge, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Speeding up Materials Discovery by Learned Potential Function using Genetic Programming

Mentor: Ming Hu, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Kirsten Fisher, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Perception of Green Leaf Volatiles by Plant Cells

Mentors: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Monchupa Kingsak, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biochemistry
Wyatt Fleming, Sophomore
Anthropology, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Settlement Ecology of 19th-Century Farmsteads in Nelson, Madison County, NY

Mentor: Eric Jones, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2021 Anthropology,History,
Madelyn France, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Examining Food Spending of DIET Guidelines Research Participants and Effects on Dietary Adherence

Mentor: Mary Wilson, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,,
Megan Francis, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Developing unfurled corannulene: tuning electronic properties through structural modification

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Abhijai Mathur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kristen Gambardella, Honors, Junior
International Business, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
A Systematic Review of Human Papillomavirus and Vaccination Perception, Awareness, and Knowledge and Associated Characteristics of Individuals in the Southern US

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2021 International Business,Chemistry,
Daniel Gleaves, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Material Synthesizability Prediction Using Graph Neural Network-Based Semi-Supervised Learning

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Science,,
Megan Glover, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Assessing the Effects of High-Fat Diets on Adipose tissue and Immune Response

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Margaret Gordon, Honors, Sophomore
Environmental Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Investigating sources of nitrogen sustaining harmful cyanobacterial blooms in South Carolina lake using stable isotopes

Mentor: Annie Bourbonnais, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2021 Environmental Science,Chemistry,
Savanna Griffin, Honors, Junior
Finance, International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Examination of the Female and Male Athlete Energy Needs in Physically Active Individuals

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Nancy Uriegas, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2021 Finance,International Business, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Anna Hawcroft, Sophomore
Industrial Mathematics, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Nanoparticles Size Effect on Stability of Ionic Liquids Based Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
1 2021 Industrial Mathematics,,
Mollie Hendrix, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Why do so many youth athletes specialize in a particular sport?

Mentor: Jim Mensch, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2021 Exercise Science,,
David Hill, Capstone, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Studying on the effect of strain-induced oxygen vacancies on thermoelectric properties in oxide thin films

Mentors: Dongkyu Lee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Mohammad El Loubani, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Aerospace Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Benjamin Hurley, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Using DNA Barcoding to Assess Dietary Composition of Highly Migratory Species in the Northwest Atlantic

Mentor: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Spanish,
Caden Jackson, Sophomore
Sociology, Psychology, USC Union

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Meditation as a Means of Reducing Aggression and Racial Implicit Bias within an Eyetracking Shoot/No-Shoot Task

Mentor: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union
1 2021 Sociology,Psychology,
Ishita Kapoor, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Assessing the Relation between Oral Health and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Mentors: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Jihong Liu, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Natalie Long, Capstone, Junior
Dance, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Emotional Authenticity for Happy and Sad Expressions

Mentors: Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia, Sewon Oh, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2021 Dance,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Isabelle Lytle, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Interactions of ?-Lactam Antibiotics-Transition Metal Complexes with ?-Lactamase

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Amanda Manea, Honors, Sophomore
Mathematics, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Inhibition of autophagy and telomerase for induction of apoptosis in human glioblastoma

Mentors: Swapan Ray, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nadia Al-Sammarraie, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Mathematics,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Alissa Mertel, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Promoting Resilience to COVID Grief Through Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Mentor: Christa Christ, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2021 Psychology,,
Lindsey Moon, Honors, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Beaufort County Wastewater

Mentor: Tye Pettay, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
1 2021 Biology,,
Sarah Mott, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Effect of Estrogen on Serotonergic Response to Social Stress in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Christina Mueller, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Water Insecurity among Native Alaska Communities

Mentors: David Fuente, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Payal Shah, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Political Science, Arts and Sciences,Education Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Educational Studies
Xeerak Muhammad, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Computational Design of Protein Structures Using Graph Transformers

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Computer Engineering,,
Mitchell NeSmith, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Effects of Emodin on Chemotherapy-Induced Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

Mentors: Angela Murphy, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Brandon VanderVeen, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Ngaru Ngom, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Sumter

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Lead Uptake by Germinating Seeds of Mustard

Mentor: Kajal Ghoshroy, Biology, USC Sumter
1 2021 Biological Sciences,,
Faith Oladejo, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Structure-Activity Relationships in the 2,4’-Dihydroxyacetophenone Dioxygenase Reaction

Mentor: Kenneth Roberts, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2021 Chemistry,,
James Ostergaard, Honors, Freshman
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships Designed to Counter State-Backed Malign Influence Operations

Mentors: Daniel Ostergaard, International Business, USC Columbia, Richard Davis
1 2021 International Business,Management, Business, International Business,
Benjamin Ranson, Honors, Junior
Physics, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Construction of Diffractive Optical Elements with Nanoscale Features

Mentor: Thomas Crawford, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2021 Physics,Computer Science,
Kayla Reizer, Sophomore
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Describing the Morphology and Mating Behavior of Enchenopa binotata Halesia, a New Member of the Two-marked Treehopper Species Complex

Mentor: Jonathan Storm, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2021 Biology,Psychology,
Gabrielle Ricche, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
How Does Estuarine Outflow Reach the Gulf Stream?

Mentor: Alexander Yankovsky, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Computer Science,
Emma Sandago, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Increased Kynurenic Acid and Cognitive Impairments in Adult Mice

Mentor: Ana Pocivavsek, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Lane Scarborough, Honors, Junior
Business Economics, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Exploring Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management in South Carolina's Blue-Collar Workers

Mentor: Melanie Cozad, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
1 2021 Business Economics,Finance,
Nathan Stofik, Honors, Junior
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Measurement and Modeling of Low-Altitude Air-Ground Channels in Two Frequency Bands

Mentors: David Matolak, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia, Alphan Sahin, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Electrical Engineering,Computer Science, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Electrical Engineering,Electrical Engineering
Shoba Swaminathan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Identifying Protein Targets of Itaconate Modification

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Richard McCain, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Sophia Valeo, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Genetic association of Thalassemia germline variants on risk of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Mentor: Alyssa Clay-Gilmour, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2021 Public Health,,
Caroline Washburn, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Salinity and Temperature Changes in the Agulhas Current System using NASA’s SMAP mission and CMC Data

Mentor: Subrayahman Bulusu, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2021 Marine Science,Spanish,
Courtney Weber, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
The Investigation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Household Herbicides

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2021 Chemistry,Environmental Studies,
Ian Wells, Honors, Junior
Chinese Studies, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Wuwei and Wuzhengfu: Daoism, Peasant Revolution, And China’s Anarchist “Tokyo Group”

Mentor: Krista Van Fleit, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2021 Chinese Studies,Global Studies,
Joi Wilder, Junior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
How Appearance, Gender, and Presentation Style Impact Perception On Expert Witness Credibility

Mentors: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate, Lynn McMillan, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2021 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jacob Womick, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2021
Analysis of Battery Health During Rapid Energy Transfer within a Battery Network

Mentors: Jamil Khan, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2021 Mechanical Engineering,Nuclear Engineering, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Dimitris Amiridis, Honors, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Creating an Optimal Algorithm to Minimize Digital Traffic in an FPGA Board

Mentor: Herbert Ginn, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Engineering,,
Patrick Bailey, Honors, Sophomore
Aerospace Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Cold Spray for Tooling Applications

Mentor: Wout De Backer, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Aerospace Engineering,Business Administration,
Jeremiah Bergman, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Development of BRAF kinase dimerization interface inhibitors to overcome paradoxical MEK/ERK kinase activation in BRAF mutated metastatic melanoma

Mentor: Campbell McInnes, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Brynn Bonner, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Matthew Osborn, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Quantifying Traditional and Functional Fitness Deficits in Adults of Varying Body Mass Index

Mentor: Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken
3 2021 Exercise and Sports Science,,Exercise and Sports Science,,
James Boyt, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
DBPs Due to Pollen: More Than Just A Runny Nose

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemistry,,
Bruce Brasseur, Junior
Computational Science, Mathematics, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Evolving Artificial Neural Network Cost Functions Using Genetic Programming

Mentor: Brian Canada, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2021 Computational Science,Mathematics,
Rylei Brown-Campbell, Senior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Layla Dorn, Junior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Winners By Design: Student Athletes Alter Ego

Mentor: Marius Valdes, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Art Studio,,Art Studio,,
Maria Bykalo, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Association Between Obesity, Neuroinflammation, and Depression in Female Rats Fed a High Fat Diet

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Neuroscience,
Shane Carey, Honors, Sophomore
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Synthesis and Evaluation of N-Phenylbenzenesulfonamides as Effective Trypanosoma cruzi Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2021 Biology,,
Griffin Carter, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Investigating the Effects of Nanoparticle Delivery to Myoblasts on Differentiation into Myotubes

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Candice Cheung, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biomedical Engineering,Computer Science, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Hollis Chillura, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Identifying axon regeneration promoting substrates of HDAC6

Mentors: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Amar Kar, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Praful Chunchu, Senior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Real-time Patient Monitoring on Wearable Devices Using Neuromorphic Computing

Mentors: Ramtin Zand, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Denise Davis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Hunter Damron, Honors, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Enumerating Symmetrical Domino Tilings

Mentor: Laszlo Szekely, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Abigaile Davies, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Are Pharmacies Critical to Increasing HPV Vaccination in Rural South Carolina? Examining HPV Vaccination Opportunities in Pharmacy Settings in South Carolina

Mentor: Tessa Hastings, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Business Administration,
Jared Dawson, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Navigator, Spring 2021
Treating Hypertension with Transdermally Absorbed Herbal Medicine From Biofunctional Fabrics

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Spanish,
Alana Dea, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
How does bimanual manipulation at 6 months of age predict motor scores at 9 and 12 months of age?

Mentors: Jessica Bradshaw, Psychology, USC Columbia, Alexis Federico, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Caroline Dempsey, Capstone, Senior
Industrial Mathematics, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Nanoparticles Shape Effect on Stability of Water-Al2O3 Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2021 Industrial Mathematics,,
Stephen Dey, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Asynchrony and Disease Persistence in Centrarchid Fishes

Mentor: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2021 Biology,,
Kaitlyn Digsby, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Prevention of Resistance to CDK4/6 Inhibitors through CDK8/19 Inhibition

Mentors: Eugenia Broude, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Zachary Mack, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Danielle Doennebrink, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult cardiovascular health.

Mentor: Samuel McQuillin, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Matthew Duggan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Concluding Successful Nesting of Limosa limosa with Geolocation Data

Mentors: Nathan Senner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Luke Wilde, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Computer Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Allison Egeli, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Effect of Timp4 Gene Deletion on Cardiac Remodeling During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Mentor: Holly LaVoie, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Dance,
Zajwain Eugene, Junior
Media Arts, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
"Liquidity"

Mentor: Faye Riley, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,Art Studio,
Taylor Faherty, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analysis of novel lncRNAp53int1 Expression Levels during differentiation of leukemic cells

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Alyssa Franklin, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Regulation of Hematopoiesis in Ing4-Deficient Zebrafish

Mentor: Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,French,
Brynn Franz, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2021
Accuracy of a Pre-Delivery Hemorrhage Assessment Score in Predicting Post-Delivery Blood Loss

Mentors: Jane So, M.D, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University Hospital, Deidre Lee, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities, Medicine,Renaissance School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology,Obstetrics and Gynecology
Olivia Gary, Capstone, Junior
Mathematics, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Collagen Quantification in Descending Thoracic Aorta Samples to Determine NOS's Effect on Vessel Composition

Mentors: Susan Lessner, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Liya Du, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Dance, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Jillian Garzarella, Capstone, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Extracting Information from a Combination of Two Modes of Electron Microscopy Data

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biomedical Engineering,,
Gabriella Gee, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Philosophy, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analyzing Individuals Differences in Cholinergic Regulation of Male and Female Rats During Fear Extinction

Mentors: Sarah Tryon, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Philosophy,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Emily Good, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Becoming a Pediatric Trauma Center: Characteristics and Evolution of Pediatric Trauma Before and After Official Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center Designation

Mentor: Courtney Jacobs, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Allison Granger, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Appositive relative clauses and the conversational foreground

Mentor: Anne Bezuidenhout, Philosophy, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Sara Hamilton, Honors, Senior
Mathematics, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Authorized to Enslaved: Labor Trafficking on U.S. Temporary Work Visas

Mentor: Orgul Ozturk, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Economics,
Shannon Henry, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Study of the Structure and Activity of UDP-glycosyltransferase originating from Tetranychus urticae

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Mathematics,
Timothy Hooks, Capstone, Senior
Computer Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Visual Data Augmented 5G Millimeter-Wave Picocell Placement

Mentor: Sanjib Sur, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Engineering,Business Administration,
Nicklaus Johnson, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Motion Capture System for Integration of Augmented Reality in AFP Inspection and Rework

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mechanical Engineering,,
Cary Johnstone, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Undergraduate Perceptions of Mental Health Needs and Services Received in Relation to COVID-19

Mentor: Mark Weist, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Dance,
Zachary Kearney, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Small-Scale Autonomous Race Vehicle

Mentor: Nikos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Erin Kemp, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, Geography, USC Columbia

Harold Pollard, Honors, Junior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Michael Gallagher, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Water Storage System Design for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Anthony McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Civil Engineering,Geography,Civil Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,Nuclear Engineering,
Kendall Kerr, Capstone, Sophomore
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Anxiety Among College Students: The Effects of Rurality, Sociodemographic Factors, and Health

Mentor: Demetrius Abshire, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2021 Pharmacy,,
Katherine Kerwin, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
The Effects of One vs. Three Sessions of Exercise on Cholesterol Efflux

Mentors: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jacob Barber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Michael Kinton, Capstone, Senior
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

James Madison, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Daulton Whitsel, Senior
Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analyzing Analytics

Mentor: Blair Flicker, Management Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 International Business,Management,International Business,Finance,Finance,,
Allison Krebs, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Responses of Cultured Tomato Cells to Green Leaf Volatiles

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Grace Lady, Honors, Senior
Interdisciplinary Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
How can I help? Investigating the Role of Social Supports in Academic Resilience for Undergraduate Students

Mentor: Melissa Duffy, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2021 Interdisciplinary Studies,,
Graham McLaughlin, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Using RNA Interference to Investigate the Effects of Seminal Fluid Proteins on Female Postmating Responses

Mentor: Brian Hollis, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,,
Clare McTighe, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Effect of TP53 Mutations on Tumor Response to Standard Cancer Therapeutics

Mentor: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Haley Meltzer, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Characterization of the Anti-Apoptotic Effects of IFIT3 During the Antiviral Immune Response via study of an IFIT3 Knock-Out Cell Line

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Charles Morton, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Diffraction grating manufacturing using magnetically directed nanoparticle assembly

Mentor: Thomas Crawford, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemical Engineering,Physics,
Sarah Mott, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
The Effect of Estrogen on Serotonergic Response to Social Stress in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Maryah Nasir, Junior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Finding the Pieces

Mentor: Patrick Rutledge, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,,
Riley Nicosia, Capstone, Sophomore
Economics, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Goal disclosure and performance: An experimental study

Mentor: Philip Brookins, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Economics,Finance,
Sara Nix, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, International Studies, USC Columbia

Zoe Screwvala, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Quantifying environmental and societal impacts of glacial lake outburst floods in the Andes

Mentor: Lori Ziolkowski, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2021 Marine Science,International Studies,Marine Science,,
Emma O'Keeffe, Capstone, Freshman
Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Language Rights for Berber Speakers in France

Mentors: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2021 Political Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Darian O'Neil, Capstone, Junior
Mass Communications, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Godfrey's Light

Mentor: Faye Riley, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mass Communications,Media Arts,
Sarayu Parise, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Role of Axonal FXR1 and FMRP RNA binding proteins

Mentors: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Courtney Buchanan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Medicine Biological Sciences,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Mary Pelton, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Analysis of population size and stopover duration of Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa) on Seabrook and Kiawah islands, South Carolina

Mentors: Nathan Senner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Julian Garcia-Walther, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Tra Mi Phan, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Define the function of p62 in erythropoiesis

Mentor: Jing Fang, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,,
Molly Phelan, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Macaca fuscata Age Demographics in Fukushima, Japan

Mentors: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Melissa Groleau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jessica Pia, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Cameron Iaccarino, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Energy Deficiency: Clinical Assessment Tool Comparisons for Collegiate and Recreational Female Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Allison Smith, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Spanish,Biological Sciences,Psychology, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Charlotte Pollack, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Development of In Vitro system for the Screening of Small Molecule Inhibitors of DEAD Box RNA Helicase 3

Mentor: Michael Shtutman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Katherine Porter, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Allosteric modulatory effects of novel SRI compounds on HIV-1 Tat protein binding to the human dopamine transporter.

Mentor: Jun Zhu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemistry,Neuroscience,
Evan Robinette, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Examining the Effects of an After-School Physical Activity Program on Elementary School Students’ Well-Being

Mentors: John Bernhart, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Sarah Burkart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Psychology, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Exercise Science
Isabelle Robinson, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Correlates of Joint Attention and Language Across Infants with Down syndrome or Fragile X syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Andrei Robu, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Identification of hypothalamic neurons that are activated by serotonin and participate in the control of food intake

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Daria Schwab, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Effect of Interferon Stimulated Gene IFI44 on the Intracellular Immune Response to Bacterial Infection

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Daniel Shea, Capstone, Freshman
Political Science, USC Columbia

Sara Westerhold, Capstone, Freshman
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Language Rights for Uzbek Speakers in Uzbekistan

Mentors: Stanley Dubinsky, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2021 Political Science,,International Business,Management, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Hannah Shikle, Capstone, Junior
Media Arts, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Video Essays on Film and Art History

Mentor: Susan Felleman, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,Art History,
Callie Shirley, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Organizational Resilience among HIV care facilities in South Carolina in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Emily Siegfried, Honors, Senior
Marketing, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
The Impact of Customer Service Features on Conversion Rates for Online Retailers in the U.S. and European Markets

Mentors: Richard Heiens, Business Administration, USC Beaufort, Ravi Narayanaswamy, Management, USC Aiken
3 2021 Marketing,, Professions,Business Administration Business Administration,Management
Benjamin Siskind, Capstone, Freshman
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
Exploring "virtual fans" as a new method of sports fan engagement during the pandemic

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2021 Sport and Entertainment Management,,
Riley Smith, Freshman
Media Arts, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Rhodos Maker Magellan, Spring 2021
Vogues Gallery

Mentor: Simon Tarr, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2021 Media Arts,Computer Science,
Benjamin Stone, Capstone, Junior
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Examining the Limits of Chest Photoplethysmography for Long-term Health Monitoring

Mentors: MVS Chandrashekhar, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia, Glenn Weaver, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Electrical Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Public Health Electrical Engineering,Exercise Science
Isabel Stringfellow, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Patient Perspectives on Post-Hospitalization Medication Adherence: A Meta-Synthesis

Mentors: Cindy Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Pam Wright, USC Columbia
3 2021 Public Health,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,
Julia Sultz, Honors, Senior
Mathematics, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Motivations and Barriers to Young Adult and Minority Visitation to Sites in the National Park Service

Mentor: Andrew Kaczynski, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Spanish,
Riley Sutherland, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Women Warriors

Mentor: Woody Holton, History, USC Columbia
3 2021 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Etienne Thiria, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed dietary habits in the UofSC population?

Mentors: Susan Steck, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Christine Pellegrini, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Exercise Science
Anne Tumlin, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Information Routing with Ocean Sensor Nodes

Mentor: Jason O'Kane, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Computer Science,Business Administration,
Sreya Varanasi, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Prevalence and Types of Neurodevelopmental and Medical Complications in Comorbid Alpha-Thalassemia and Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

Mentors: Jeffrey Schatz, Psychology, USC Columbia, Sarah Bills, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Charles Veilleux, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
A Cyber-Physical System to Detect IOT Security Threats of a Smart Home Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Node

Mentor: Akm Jahangir Majumder, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
3 2021 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Hanna Waltz, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Entomologic profiling of ectoparasites on triatomines in El Salvador: A new biological control to stop transmission of Chagas disease?

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Kyndall Braumuller, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Biological Sciences,Anthropology, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Sarah Weatherspoon, Honors, Sophomore
Mathematics, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Chromatic Number of Disks in the Plane

Mentor: Joshua Cooper, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2021 Mathematics,Chemistry,
Adriana Webb, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Effects of swamp water DOM additions on phytoplankton in North Inlet Estuary, SC

Mentors: James Pinckney, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Annie Bourbonnais, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2021 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Earth, Ocean, and Environment
David Weidner, Senior
Biology, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Identifying the regulatory regions within an artificial MITE mPong

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2021 Biology,Exercise and Sports Science,
John Weiss, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Development of Atomically Dispersed Co-N-C Electrocatalysts for the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, John Regalbuto, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Jillian Williams, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2021
The Role of Cognitive Factors and Stress on Weight-Related Outcomes in African American Adolescents

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Colby Kipp, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Ann Wilson, Honors, Senior
Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
White women with podcasts: A qualitative study of My Favorite Murder and its relationship to whiteness, crime, feminism, and justice

Mentor: Deena Isom Scott, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2021 Women's and Gender Studies,Political Science,
Claire Windsor, Honors, Junior
Geography, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Local Climate Change Governance for an Equitable Clean Energy Transition

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2021 Geography,Global Studies,
Justin Wright, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2021
Dissecting the Role of SDG1 on EDS1-Mediated Plant Immunity

Mentor: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2021 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Taylor Wyatt, Capstone, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
StereoDIC-Enabled Drone for Remote Sensing of Railroad Bridges

Mentors: Dimitris Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia, Nikolaos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2021 Civil Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Civil and Environmental Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Dabriel Zimmerman, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2021
Evaluating the Underlying Structure of the Default Mode Network in Adolescents

Mentor: John Richards, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2021 Psychology,Biological Sciences,
Badr Abdullah, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Fluorescence micro-spectroscopy studies of Lyngbya wollei

Mentor: Michael Myrick, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Sergei Alexeev, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
How B-cell-intrinsic MHCII Influences IgA-mediated Selection on the Microbiota

Mentor: Jason Kubinak, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Lee Augenblick, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Clodronate’s Effect on Stress Projections in the Brain in Female Rats

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Public Health,Spanish,
Taylor Bauman, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Influence of Tannic Acid on A? Oligomer-Induced Inflammation Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Political Science,
Allison Bell, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

O'livia Felton, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Savanna Ray, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Mosquito Vector and Virus populations in Aiken, SC

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2020 Biology,,Biology,,Biology,,
Brooke Bennett, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Cassandra D'Amico, Junior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
L-methylfolate's effects on autophagy and dendritic spines: is L-methylfolate healthier than folic acid?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,Psychology,Biology,Psychology,
Christiana Bishop, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Analyzing the Role of Chaetognatha in Estuarine Food Web Dynamics

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Marine Science,Biological Sciences,
Brantley Bissette, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Journalism and Mass Communications, Print, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Application of UAV Monitoring Technology at a Potentially Important Kemp’s Ridley Nesting Beach

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mark Roberts, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Marine Science,Journalism and Mass Communications, Print, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jacob Blottenberger, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Deep Learning of Material Memory Using Ultrasonics

Mentors: Sourav Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Hossain Ahmed, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Bryanna Cantrell, Junior
Media Arts, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Digital Sculpting in a Virtual Reality Environment

Mentor: James Sidletsky, Humanities, USC Beaufort
1 2020 Media Arts,,
Jonathan Conrady, Junior
Psychology, German Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Effects of Anonymity on Deception

Mentor: Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2020 Psychology,German Studies,
Rebecca Fanta, Junior
Nursing, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Implications of Discharge Communication in Health-Care

Mentor: Ronda Hughes, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2020 Nursing,Psychology,
Madisen Faulkner, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Meagan Lauber, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Examining the relationships between fatigue, stress, and burnout in medical students

Mentors: Lauren Fowler, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, Matthew Tucker, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,Psychology,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Callen Fernandez, Capstone, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Exploring Risk Perception for Childhood Sexual Abuse in Religious Settings

Mentor: Kate Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2020 Nursing,,
Yevgeniy Gerassimovich, Sophomore
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Impact of Mutations on the Function of Non-structural Protein 1

Mentor: Anita Nag, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,Chemistry,
Hannah Guess, Honors, Sophomore
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Teachers’ Bullying Intervention Responses

Mentor: Molly Dawes, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2020 Elementary Education,,
Annika Gupta, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Sculpting Organs: The Effect of a Multimodal Learning Activity on Anatomy Learning

Mentor: Melissa Duffy, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Art Studio,
Julia Herlong, Honors, Junior
International Business, USC Columbia

Davis Schierlmann, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Language Policy, Ethnic Conflict, and Social Media in Francophone Europe

Mentors: Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Stanley Dubinsky, Linguistics, USC Columbia
1 2020 International Business,,International Business,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,Linguistics
William Hobbs, Honors, Freshman
International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Applying Artificial Neural Networks to Computer-Based Dyslexia Screenings

Mentors: Jijun Tang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, William Hoskins, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 International Business,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Rocio Hoyt, Freshman
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Lauren Parnell, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Synthesis of Glycoconjugated Phthalocyanines (GPcs)

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,Chemistry,Chemistry,,
Lilian Hutchens, Honors, Junior
Geography, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Improving Conservation Planning for the Congaree Biosphere Reserve

Mentors: John Kupfer, Geography, USC Columbia, Peng Gao, Thomas Cooper Library, USC Columbia
1 2020 Geography,Environmental Studies, Arts and Sciences,University Libraries Geography,Thomas Cooper Library
Jade Ikahihifo-Bender, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Structural and Functional Characterization of the Iron-Responsive Transcription Factor Aft1 from C. glabrata

Mentors: Caryn Outten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Angela-Nadia Albetel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jenna Jacobik, Capstone, Junior
History, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A Present-Day Walk through the History of Montgomery, Alabama

Mentor: Kent Germany, History, USC Columbia
1 2020 History,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Megan Jones, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Role of Gut Microbiota in Tumor Responses to 5-Fluorouracil Under Conditions of Folic Acid Deficiency.

Mentor: Maria Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Sophie Kahler, Honors, Junior
Geography, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Evolution of Columbia's Neighborhoods: 1937 to Present

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2020 Geography,History,
Michael Keller, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Polymorphisms in Unfolded Protein Response Genes

Mentor: Ioulia Chatzistamou, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
William Lucht, Sophomore
Political Science, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Economic Satisfaction and Democratic Legitimacy in Tunisia

Mentors: Matthew Placek, History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, USC Upstate, David Damrel, History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies, USC Upstate
1 2020 Political Science,, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences,Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies,History, Political Science, Philosophy, & American Studies
Hannah Magraw, Honors, Junior
Middle Level Education, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Musician's Keys to Unique Branding and Successful Marketing

Mentor: David Cutler, Music, USC Columbia
1 2020 Middle Level Education,Spanish,
Alex Melville, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Anion Pool Synthesis of Strong Nucleophiles for Developing Reactivity Trends with Carbon-Fluorine Bonds

Mentor: Aaron Vannucci, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Chemical Engineering,,
Joseph Metcalfe, Honors, Junior
Marketing, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Posttraumatic stress disorder and drinking among college students

Mentor: Nikki Wooten, Social Work, USC Columbia
1 2020 Marketing,Management,
Quinlan Mewborne, Honors, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
EEG Correlates of Consciousness

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2020 Interdisciplinary Studies,Chinese Studies,
Sydney Miyasaki, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Biplanar Crossing Numbers of Complete Bipartite Graphs

Mentors: Eva Czabarka, Mathematics, USC Columbia, Laszlo Szekely, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mathematics,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Mathematics,Mathematics
Morgan Monty, Junior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Arts Outreach Practices in London, England

Mentor: Jennifer Parker-Harley, Music, USC Columbia
1 2020 Music Performance,,
Benjamin Moses, Honors, Sophomore
Physics, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Evaluation of the responses of new-generation photo-sensors in high magnetic fields

Mentor: Yordanka Ilieva, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2020 Physics,Philosophy,
Thien Nguyen, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Virtual Home Assistant Voice-Activated Light Bulbs: Older Adults’ Perceptions and Use

Mentors: Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Elizabeth Combs, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2020 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
McKenzi Norris, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A field epidemiologic investigation to determine at what extent invasive Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks pose a risk to cattle and humans in South Carolina?

Mentors: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Kyndall Braumuller, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2020 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Niharika Pandala, Junior
Computer Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Computational Modeling of the Structure of SARS Coronavirus Nonstructural Protein 1

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Anita Nag, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Computer Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Science and Technology Computer Science and Engineering,Natural Sciences & Engineering
Emma Patton, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Effects of Ojeok-san on pain-like behaviors in a mouse model of colitis

Mentor: Kandy Velazquez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Morgan Perryman, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Development of New Fluorophore Drug Conjugates

Mentor: Linda Shimizu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Art Studio,
Thomas Robbins, Junior
Philosophy, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Trust and the Epistemic Foundations of Game Theory

Mentors: Brett Sherman, Philosophy, USC Columbia, Michael Dickson, Philosophy, USC Columbia
1 2020 Philosophy,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Philosophy,Philosophy
Brittany Salciccioli, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Modeling Inflammatory Bowel Disease using P-glycoprotein deficient C. elegans

Mentor: Scott Tanner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2020 Biology,,
Navid Sarkar Tavakoli, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
A Fast Voltammetric Analysis of Atorvastatin’s Effects on Synaptic Serotonin

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Statistics,
Yvone Shametaj, Honors, Freshman
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Nour Shams, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Involvement of Macrophage-Produced Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha on Tumor Burden in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Kandy Velazquez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Ishrat Singh, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Low-latency Nonlinear Time Series Analysis and Prediction Using Multilayer Perceptrons

Mentors: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Computer Science,Statistics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Kendall Stalls, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
The Effects of Early Life Exposure to Antibiotics on Tumor Burden and Gut Microbiome Composition in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Marj Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Alexandra Stevens, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Investigating Effects of Nanoparticle Delivery to Macrophages on Inflammation and Metabolism

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Chris Isely, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Erin Taxon, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Calibration of Automated Crustal Thickness Estimation Methods

Mentor: Thomas Owens, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2020 Geophysics,,
Catherine Troy, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
An Innovative Train-the-Trainer Approach for Prostate Cancer Education

Mentors: Daniela Friedman, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, James Hebert, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Savannah Tucker, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Determining the Role of High-Sugar and High-Fat diets on ovarian function using Drosophila melanogaster

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Jane Vista, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Analysis of Electrostatic Cation-Pi Interactions

Mentor: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Hannah Walton, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Is reflectance of light a visual attractant to mud puddling sites for montane butterflies?

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,Mathematics,
Camden Whitehead, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Stereo Cameras on a Customizable, Open-Source, 3D-Printed Quadrotor UAV

Mentor: Nikos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering,
Cameron Wigmore, Sophomore
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Study of Cadmium Zinc Telluride Selenide (CdZnTeSe) Semiconductor for Room Temperature Nuclear Radiation Detectors

Mentor: Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Electrical Engineering,,
Cameron Wise, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Sara Padula, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Estimation of population size and habitat-use of the red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) in Seabrook and Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Mentors: Nathan Senner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Julián Walther, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2020 Biological Sciences,,Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Sydney Womack, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
BDNF as a Biological Marker for Aggression in the Male Laboratory Mouse

Mentors: Shayne Barlow, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Marlee Poole, Medicine, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
1 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Medicine
Kevin Zimovan, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2020
Investigation of Effects of Variable Gravity on Advanced Composites Manufacturing in Space

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
Emily Andriello, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
"Brain stimulation to stabilize vowel production in speakers with apraxia of speech"

Mentor: Dirk Den Ouden, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2020 Exercise Science,Italian,
Patrick Bailey, Honors, Sophomore
Aerospace Studies, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Cold Spray for Tooling Applications

Mentor: Wout De Backer, Aerospace Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2020 Aerospace Studies,Economics,
Donzelle Benton, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Regulation of food intake and neuronal activation following intranasal leptin administration

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Nicholas Maxwell, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Psychology,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
Mira Clavecilla, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
Boosting anti-tumor immunity using exosomes derived from miR-155 overexpressed breast cancer cells

Mentors: Daping Fan, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Junfeng Wang, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Exercise Science,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Niegel Cunningham, Sophomore
Psychology, Philosophy, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Do Styles of Moral Reasoning Predict Attitudes toward Consensual Non-monogamy?

Mentor: Justin Mogilski, Psychology, USC Salkehatchie
2 2020 Psychology,Philosophy,
Gabriella Gee, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Philosophy, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
Analyzing Individual Differences in Cholinergic Regulation of Male and Female Rats During Fear Extinction

Mentors: Sarah Tryon, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Philosophy,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Jordyn Livingston, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Tasty Tuesdays: Helping Children Be Role Models for Healthy Eating

Mentor: John Bernhart, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,Anthropology,
Jordyn Livingston, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2020
Tasty Tuesdays: Helping Children Be Role Models for Healthy Eating

Mentor: John Bernhart, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,Anthropology,
Madelyn McEllen, Junior
History, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Illusory Peace in the Heart of Passivity: What Self-Mortifying, Nonviolent Jain and Buddhist Ascetics can Teach us about Violence and Human Nature

Mentor: Daniel Stuart, Religious Studies, USC Columbia
2 2020 History,Global Studies,
William Montgomery, Senior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Rapid Prototyping of Composite Tooling

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
James Ostergaard, Honors, Freshman
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships Designed to Counter State-Backed Malign Influence Operations

Mentors: Daniel Ostergaard, International Business, USC Columbia, Richard Davis, USC University of Oxford; Artis International
2 2020 International Business,Management, Business,Changing Character of War Centre International Business,
Angela Plemmons, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2020
Tissue culturing of wheat harboring mPing-based activation tag

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2020 Biology,,
Breanna Robertson, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
The postpartum mitochondrion: characterizing the metabolic signature of postpartum depression in rats

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Breanna Robertson, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
The postpartum mitochondrion: characterizing the metabolic signature of postpartum depression in rats

Mentors: Fiona Hollis, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Erin Gorman, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Kayla Schoff, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Understanding the Experiences and Perceptions of Twins Attending Different Colleges

Mentors: Sue Heiney, Nursing, USC Columbia, Robin Dawson, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2020 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Davina Smalls, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2020
Describing State Laws that Give Pharmacists Authority to Administer Routine Childhood Vaccines

Mentor: Nicole Hair, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,,
James Smith, Senior
Computer Science, Anthropology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Using Cybersecurity Data Science to Detect Malicious URLs

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
2 2020 Computer Science,Anthropology,
Rachel Smith, Senior
Media Arts, Advertising, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Space People Only

Mentor: Rebecca Boyd, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia
2 2020 Media Arts,Advertising,
Shoba Swaminathan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2020
Identifying Protein Targets of Itaconate Modification

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Shoba Swaminathan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2020
Identifying Protein Targets of Itaconate Modification

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2020 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Malorie Webb, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2020
The Development of Attention in Infants with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2020 Public Health,Chemistry,
Ian Bain, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Improving the In Vivo Measurement of Histamine

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemistry,Mathematics,
Stephen Baione, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Ensemble of Many Weak Defenses: Defending Deep Neural Networks Against Adversarial Attacks

Mentor: Pooyan Jamshidi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Anna Baucom, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Trend in Obstetric Care Telehealth Adoption Among the US Hospitals

Mentor: Peiyin Hung, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2020 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Anne Bauknight, Honors, Senior
History, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
History of Latino Jockeys: Racial Characterizations and its Implications within Horse Racing and Society in the United States

Mentor: Gabrielle Kuenzli, History, USC Columbia
3 2020 History,Anthropology,
Donzelle Benton, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Intranasal leptin administration as a new strategy for treating depression

Mentor: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Sophia Bertrand, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Repeated Name Penalty Modulation During Bilateral High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Ian Jef Bongalonta, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Development of Computational Models for Rational Design of Mercaptocarborane Structures

Mentor: Vitaly Rassolov, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Makenzie Bonner, Senior
Marine Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
How Progerin Impacts the Fidelity of DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Marine Science,Biological Sciences,
Emma Boswell, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Association between Sexual Trauma and Poor Mental Health in American Adolescents

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Terrica Bowers, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Samantha Rush, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Bromide and Iodide Mapping of South Carolina Rivers: What Kinds of DBPs Form in the Wonderful Iodine State?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemistry,,Chemistry,Psychology,
Michael Brizes, Senior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Simultaneous Hydrogen and Halide Gas Production Through a Proton Exchange Membrane-Style Electrolyzer

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Benjamin Meekins, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Ashley Brunson, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Exploring Effective Cancer Prevention and Control Strategies in Our State: Perspectives from Community and Research Collaborators

Mentor: Daniela Friedman, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Grace Carroll, Senior
Public Health, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Understanding Dyslexia: A Deeper Look Past Accuracy

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Linguistics,
Mary Chapin, Capstone, Sophomore
International Studies, African Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Bias in the International Criminal Court? Global Justice, Economic Development, and African States

Mentor: Meredith DeBoom, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2020 International Studies,African Studies,
Mary Chapin, Capstone, Sophomore
International Studies, African Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Bias in the International Criminal Court? Global Justice, Economic Development, and African States

Mentor: Meredith DeBoom, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2020 International Studies,African Studies,
Abigail Chase, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The Role of Microbiome in Tumor Development and Recurrence in Response to 5-FU Chemotherapy in ApcMin/+ Mice on Folate Free Diet

Mentor: Maria Marjorette Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Molly Collins, Honors, Senior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Emily Skinner, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Education Carts for Sea Turtles

Mentor: Paula Feldman, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2020 Art Studio,,Marine Science,,
Dondre Crosby, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Alexandra Crossby, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Examining the Effects of Type of Crime and Race on Sentencing Length and Subsequent Hiring Decisions

Mentor: Kenneth Barideaux, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2020 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Ella Davis, Senior
Psychology, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Instagram Influencers in Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Exploring Content Quality and Influence Among College Students

Mentor: Courtney Monroe, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Sport and Entertainment Management,
Courtney Dolan, Senior
Physical Education, USC Columbia

Mackenzie Walker, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Physical activity perceptions of parents participating in SKIPping with PALS

Mentor: Ali Brian, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
3 2020 Physical Education,,Exercise Science,,
Quintaris Earl, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Rigid Crown-Ether-based Frameworks as a Platform for Selective Nuclear Waste Sequestration

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Rachel Edens, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Application of DNA Barcoding Technology to the Development of Personalized Cancer Treatment

Mentors: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Carolyn Banister, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Blake Edwards, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Multi-stage Compression of Deep Neural Networks through Pruning and Knowledge Distillation

Mentor: Pooyan Jamshidi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Madison Estridge, Honors, Senior
Dance, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Elizabeth Orban, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Effects of Musical Auditory Cuing of Motor Learning in Parkinson’s Disease

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Dance,Neuroscience,Exercise Science,,
Madisen Faulkner, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2020
Examining the relationships between fatigue, stress, and burnout in medical students

Mentors: Lauren Fowler, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, Matthew Tucker, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Brynn Franz, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Treatment-Related Cognitive Dysfunction in Gynecological Cancer Patients.

Mentors: Marlo Dombroff, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University Hospital, Deidre Lee, Obstetrics and Gynecology, USC Stony Brook University Hospital
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Medicine,Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology,Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lauren Gergick, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Fracture Toughness of 3D Printed Ceramics

Mentor: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
Shayon Ghoshroy, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Deep Residual Learning for Computational Identification of Amino Acids

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Business Administration,
Kaitlin Glover, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Annual Growth Rates of Brown and White Shrimp.

Mentor: Matthew Kimball, Marine Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
“Rate My Professor” Meets Reformed Teaching Evaluations: Creating a Modified Online SET Tool with Increased Validity

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2020 Marine Science,Education, General,
Brittni Hall, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Bailey Hamilton, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Egg Development in Insect Vectors, the Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, and Midge, Culicoides sonorensis

Mentor: Mary Mills, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Biology,,Biology,,
Hayley Hall, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigating the Effects of Localized Delivery of Rosiglitazone from PLG Scaffolds on Adipose Insulin Signaling and Cardiotoxicity in Mice Challenged with a High Fat Diet

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,,
Andrew Hendrix, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Does global methylation relate to body composition changes in children?

Mentors: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jacob Barber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Exercise Science,Chemistry, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Hannah Henkel-Kiepert, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Shiloh Dillard, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
How tattoos impact perceived job performance: A generational study

Mentor: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2020 Psychology,,Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,
Brandon Hill, Senior
Psychology, Education, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Increasing Psychological Well-being through Exposure to Nature in Virtual Reality

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Psychology,Education,
Lauren Honan, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Optimizing the Temporal Resolution and Noise of Fast-Scan Controlled Adsorption Voltammetry for Measuring Serotonin Oscillations in the Brain

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,French,
Tyler Horan, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Persistence of Memory Through Regeneration in Brittle Stars

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Savannah Howell, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigation of Wash-Coatless Stainless-Steel Mesh Catalyst for High Temperature CO Oxidation

Mentors: Jochen Lauterbach, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Michael Royko, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Jamaal Jacobs, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Cyclic Fluctuations of Zooplankton Dynamics in an Intertidal Salt-Marsh Basin

Mentor: Joshua stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Mary James, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Evaluating Policies to Limit Early-Term Elective Deliveries

Mentor: Nicole Hair, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Liza Joudeh, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
The Influence of Progerin on DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Russian,
Alexandra Kauffman, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Engineer uterine function in vitro for testing chemotherapeutic drugs’ female reproductive toxicity

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Sammy Khalil, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2020
Elucidating Molecular Hallmarks of Reproductive Aging in Preimplantation IVF-generated embryos

Mentor: Renee Chosed, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Public Health,,
Clio Lang, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Is the Lesson Learned? A Study on Dissemination of Fake News in 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections

Mentor: Chin-Tser Huang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Media Arts,
Melissa LaPierre, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The Effects of Emotion on Subsequent Semantic Processing

Mentor: Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Psychology,Italian,
Phoebe Livingston, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Henson Sullivan, Senior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Synthesis and Identification of Synthetic Lectins Targeting Prostate Cancer From Pooled Human Blood Samples

Mentor: John Lavigne, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Psychology,Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Brenna Lloyd, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Adapt a health behavioral intervention to improve sleep quality among people living with HIV in South Carolina

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Christian Loftis, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Genetic programming based Symbolic Regression for Material Thermal Conductivity Prediction

Mentor: Jianjun Hu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,,
Kelsi Mariner, Honors, Senior
Environmental Studies, Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Examination of Low Energy Availability in Collegiate Female Cheerleaders with or without Eating Disorder Risk

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Allison Smith, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Environmental Studies,Public Health, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Katherine McCain, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Iron scavenging mechanisms during sepsis caused by the human nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii.

Mentors: Steven Fiester, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville, Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Criminal Justice, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Samantha McClain, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Creating a Grassroots Recycling Campaign at the University of Basrah to Reduce Plastic Accumulation in the Shatt Al-Arab

Mentor: Jennifer Pournelle, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Environmental Science,
Mikayla McCord, Senior
Biological Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigating the effect of IL-17A on pathways associated with neurite outgrowth in human neurons

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Women's and Gender Studies,
Shannon McElhenney, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2020
Degeneracy of PDA-PEG under in vitro models of physiological conditions

Mentor: Peisheng Xu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemistry,,
Haley Meltzer, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Characterization of the Anti-Apoptotic Effects of IFIT3 During the Antiviral Immune Response in an IFIT3 Knock-Out Cell Line

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Psychology,,
Joshua Miller, Senior
Political Science, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Media and Representation in the South Carolina State Legislature

Mentor: Neal Woods, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Political Science,Philosophy,
Christopher Morgan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Understanding Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Gulf War Illness

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Molly Morgan, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Acquiring background information from the Spanish-speaking caregivers of dual language learners

Mentor: Lisa Fitton, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Spanish,
Ivy Nguyen, Honors, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Does the synthetic food dye, Allura Red, cause DNA damage?

Mentors: Lorne Hofseth, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia, Alexander Chumanevich, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Thien Nguyen, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Older Adults'Use and Perceptions of Smart Lighting

Mentors: Cynthia Corbett, Nursing, USC Columbia, Elizabeth Combs, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2020 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Tien Nguyen, Junior
Computer Science, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
How Well Can the Robot Swim: Quantifying the Performance of Aqua_Nav

Mentors: Jason O'Kane, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Marios Xanthidis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,Undeclared, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Riley Nicosia, Capstone, Freshman
Economics, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Goal disclosure and performance: An experimental study

Mentor: Philip Brookins, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2020 Economics,Finance,
Keith Nowak, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Journalism, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
What Do Students Think About Vaping? A mixed methods study among students at the University of South Carolina

Mentors: James Thrasher, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Victoria Lambert, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Journalism, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Tegan Osborne, Honors, Senior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Importance of Print Referencing for Bilingual Children with Minimal Hearing Loss

Mentors: Krystal Werfel, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Gabriella Reynolds, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Vienna Oswald, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
The effects of Cannabidiol oil on stress in rats.

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Biology,,
Nicholas Peraino, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Identification of objects with passively sensing artificial seaweed

Mentors: Andrew Gross, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Julian Rachele, Honors, Senior
Computer Science, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Expanding upon REDCRAFT and REDCAT for Analyzing and Characterizing Proteins from Residual Dipolar Couplings

Mentor: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,French,
Shelby Rader, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Using Qualitative Interviews to Investigate Barriers of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Mentor: Melanie Cozad, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Logan Radford, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Degradation of Polymers in Marine Environments

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,,
Isabella Renggli, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Structural Studies of beta- Cyanoalanine Synthase from Tetranychus urticae

Mentors: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Leily Daneshian, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Jamie Roberts, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Characterization of signaling responses to volatile organic compounds in plants.

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration,
Jamie Roberts, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Characterization of signaling responses to volatile organic compounds in plants.

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration,
Nicole Ruggiero, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
The Ketogenic Diet to Remediate Age-Related Metabolic and Cognitive Decline

Mentor: Joseph McQuail, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Madison Ryan, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Gene Expression Analysis of microRNA-34a Over Expressing or Silenced Human Skin Mast Cells

Mentor: Carole Oskeritzian, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,English,
Emily Saathoff, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Pediatric Pain Management for Youth with Sickle Cell Disease - Pediatric Health and Neurodevelopmental Laboratory

Mentors: Jeffrey Schatz, Psychology, USC Columbia, Julia Johnston, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jackson Saftner, Capstone, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Mapping of Shear-Coupled P-waves in North America

Mentor: Tom Owens, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2020 Geophysics,,
Joud Satme, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Structural Health Monitoring using a Drone Delivered Sensor Package

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Electrical Engineering,,
Naga Venkata Sai Satti, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
MassBLAST: An Automated and Convenient Webtool for Genome-Wide Sequence Analysis

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Traci Testerman, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Computer Science,, Engineering and Computing,Medicine Computer Science and Engineering,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Daniel Schreiber, Honors, Sophomore
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Awareness and Knowledge of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Health Professional Students in South Carolina

Mentors: Sayward Harrison, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Tessa Hastings, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Pharmacy,, Public Health,Pharmacy Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Daria Schwab, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
The Effect of Interferon Stimulated Gene IFI44 on the Intracellular Immune Response to Bacterial Infection

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC School of Medicine - Greenville
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Sarah Shealy, Capstone, Senior
Biology, Geology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Relating Assemblages of Benthic Foraminifera to Sediment Organic Matter Content to Understand Ecosystem Health in the North-Inlet Winyah Bay Estuary

Mentor: Kelly Gibson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2020 Biology,Geology,
Alissa Sherrill, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Instagram Influencers in Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Exploring Content Quality and Influence among College Students (Extension of Ongoing Study)

Mentor: Courtney Monroe, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,,
Alissa Sherrill, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Instagram Influencers in Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight Control: Exploring Content Quality and Influence among College Students (Extension of Ongoing Study)

Mentor: Courtney Monroe, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,,
Alexander Siegfried, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
The production and mitigation of reactive oxygen species during the biomineralization of the metal-coated teeth of limpets

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Jason Smith, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Real-Time Estimation of Structural System State using Long Short-Term Memory Neural Networks

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,,
Michael Sniezek, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Distribution of Larval Mussels in Marine Hybrid Zones

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2020 Marine Science,,
Noah Sprinkle, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Prevalence and Factors of Improperly Fitted Youth American Football Helmets During One Season

Mentor: Susan Yeargin, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2020 Exercise Science,,
Noah Swingle, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Investigating the effects of staggered vs stacked starting point selection on composite manufacturing toolpath

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2020 Mechanical Engineering,Aerospace Studies,
Alexandra Toney, Senior
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
A Lifeline Project

Mentor: Ed Madden, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2020 History,English,
Haley Truesdale, Capstone, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2020
Supercritical CO2 for tissue decellularization and sterilization

Mentors: Michael Matthews, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Wayne Carver, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Medicine Chemical Engineering,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Sreeja Varanasi, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
Exploring Visual Social Attention between On-Screen and Real-Life Interactions in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Carla Wall, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Emily Virag, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2020
EEG-Based Neurofeedback Training for Enhancing Motor Function in Neurotypical Adults

Mentor: Roozbeh Behroozmand, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Travis Wendel, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Union

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Survey of crayfish diversity in Union County South Carolina

Mentor: Lee Morris, Biological Sciences, USC Union
3 2020 Biological Sciences,,
Avery Westendorf, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
Hypothermia Prevention in Low Birthweight and Preterm Infants

Mentor: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2020 Public Health,Medical Humanities,
Sydney Womack, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2020
BDNF as a Biological Marker for Aggression in the Male Lab Mouse

Mentors: Shayne Barlow, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Marlee Poole, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2020 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Medicine
Maegan Albert, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Genetic Comparisons of Small Bacteriophages

Mentor: Bert Ely, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Shadhan Alkharusi, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Self-Diagnostic Algorithm for Structural Condition Assessment

Mentor: Dimitrios Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Civil Engineering,,
Avery Allen, Junior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Morgan Casey, Junior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Sentencing Disparity: How Much Does Age and Gender Matter?

Mentor: Ann Hoover, Psychology, USC Upstate
1 2019 Psychology,Criminal Justice,Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies,
Margaret Besse, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Sensory Processing and Anxiety in Autism Siblings

Mentor: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Taylor Boykin, Junior
Health Promotion, Psychology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Isolation and perceived mental distress among military veterans in the South Carolina Lowcountry

Mentor: Alyssa Mayer, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
1 2019 Health Promotion,Psychology,
Robert Buchanan, Junior
History, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Exploring Feelings of Belonging Among LGBTQ+ College Students

Mentor: Melissa Duffy, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2019 History,Education, General,
Brennan Cain, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Bird's Eye View

Mentors: Nikolaos Vitzilaios, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Ioannis Rekleitis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Computer Engineering,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Lauren Carroll, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Is the Peer Body Project Effective on a Small Southern University Campus?

Mentor: Jane Stafford, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2019 Psychology,,
Chloe Caudell, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Relation of Flt-1 and Endothelial Function in Women Soon After Delivery: Effect of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

Mentor: Abbi Lane-Cordova, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,,
Colt Coffman, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Influence of Familial History of Neurodegenerative Diseases on Pediatric Concussion Outcomes

Mentor: Robert Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Samyuktha Comandur, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Vasco Madrid, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Henry Norris, Senior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Whole Earth Book Catalog

Mentor: Colin Wilder, History, USC Columbia
1 2019 Computer Science,Statistics,Computer Science,Philosophy,Computer Science,,
Nina Daneshvar, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Study of the promoter of the human and mouse gene encoding the chemokine CCL8

Mentor: Hippokratis Kiaris, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Tara DeSpirito, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Dielectrophoretic Separation of Cancer Cells from Macrophages

Mentor: Guiren Wang, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Tina Fadel, Sophomore
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Is there a link between excess Vitamin B12 and neurobiological changes in SHSY5Y cells?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2019 Biology,Psychology,
Kennedy Freeman, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Evaluation of Proton Pump Inhibitor and Histamine Receptor Antagonist Use and the Incidence of Clostridium Difficile Infections in Pediatric Patients

Mentors: Christina Cox, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia, Bryan Love, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Emma Garrison, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Semantic Impairments in Stroke

Mentor: Rutvik Desai, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Psychology,Physics,
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Long-term zooplankton population dynamics of North Inlet, SC

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Marine Science,Education, General,
Katherine Grich, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
An Analysis of the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy Towards Diet Change and Adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Both Vegan and Low-Fat Omnivore Diets in the NEW Soul Study

Mentor: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Courtnee Harpine, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Effects of NEAT!2 Sedentary Behavior Reduction Intervention on Changes in the Percent of Weight and Waist Circumference in Individuals with Past or Present Knee Symptoms, Injuries, or Surgeries

Mentor: Christine Pellegrini, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Exercise Science,,
Gabrielle Herrin, Honors, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Feel the Vibration! Measuring the ground motion caused by racecars at the zMAX dragway

Mentor: Thomas Owens, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2019 Geophysics,,
Amelia Hruska, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
What do second language French learners know about (in)definiteness?

Mentors: Mila Tasseva, Linguistics, USC Columbia, Amanda Dalola, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2019 Interdisciplinary Studies,French, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Linguistics,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Matthew Hughes, Capstone, Freshman
Accounting, Speech Communication, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Stakeholder Perceptions of Critical Audit Matter Disclosures

Mentor: Feng Yeo, Accounting, USC Columbia
1 2019 Accounting,Speech Communication,
Ryan Hynes, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Influence of Radiation on Population Dynamics of Chernobyl Mammals

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Marine Science,Statistics,
Fariha Islam, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Neuromodulator Regulation: A Voltammetric Study of Basal Dopamine Oscillations

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Andrew James, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Effects of Long-term Exposure to Low-dose Penicillin on the Tumor Microenvironment in Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Maria Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Sarah Johnson, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Alana Arriba, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Development of a high-throughput platform for screening chemicals’ female reproductive toxicity

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,Biological Sciences,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Reese King, Junior
Biology, Music, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Determining if Arabidopsis-Produced Phage Proteins Can Inhibit Erwinia Amylovora

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2019 Biology,Music,
Allison Krensavage, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Matthew Waller, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,Biological Sciences,Statistics,
Ronit Kulkarni, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Characterization of a Novel Mutation in the PRKRA Gene Associated with Early Onset Dystonia (DYT16)

Mentor: Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Kelsey Larkin, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Developing Methods for Processing Heterogeneous Data in Electron Tomography

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Theodora Light, Senior
History, Spanish, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Barnwell Site Background: Archival Research on Other Contemporary Tabby Structures

Mentor: Kimberly Cavanagh, Social Sciences, USC Beaufort
1 2019 History,Spanish,
Rebecca Lucia, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Function of the Orbital Hood and its Effects on Vision in Snapping Shrimp (Decapoda: Alpheidae)

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Kinsey McClure, Honors, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Toward a better understanding of adjuvant hormonal therapy adherence behaviors among socioeconomically-disadvantaged breast cancer survivors

Mentor: Tisha Felder, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2019 Pharmacy,,
Ryan McGillan, Junior
Media Arts, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
NYU Screen Scoring Workshops

Mentors: Julie Hubbert, Music, USC Columbia, Mandy Fang, Music, USC Columbia
1 2019 Media Arts,Music, Music,Music Music,Music
Kreighton Milks, Senior
Health Promotion, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Assessing High Risk Health Behaviors among students attending the University of South Carolina, Beaufort

Mentors: Alyssa Mayer, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort, Elizabeth Serieux, Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
1 2019 Health Promotion,, Professions,Professions Nursing and Health Professions,Nursing and Health Professions
Jeremy Money, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Effect of reduced Fig4 expression on the neuronal transcriptome and proteome

Mentors: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Amar Kar, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Karah Moulton, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Sequence analysis of a miRNA-Induced Arabidopsis thaliana mutant

Mentor: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2019 Biology,,
Darby Nugent, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Clinical Procedure Auditing to Identify Gaps in the Patient Culture Order-Physician Reporting System in a Tanzanian Hospital

Mentor: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,International Studies,
Adam Okinaga, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Investigation of the role of IFI35 during the respiratory antiviral response using CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knockdown

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Omolara Olorunniwo, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Optimization of a Dual-Phase Membrane for Direct CO2 Capture

Mentor: Kevin Huang, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Mechanical Engineering,,
Edward Oree, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Controlling Electronic Properties of Corannulene-Based Materials

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,,
Sonali Parmar, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Presence of Sucralose, Antibiotics, and other Emerging Contaminants from Sewage Overflows in a Residential Lake of Columbia, SC

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Alexandra Patterson, Capstone, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Investigating the Effect of Resveratrol Loaded PLG Scaffolds on Lipolysis and Fatty Acid Oxidation in Mice after High Fat Diet Challenge

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2019 Chemical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Elizabeth Peck, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Effect of GLAD Rotation on the Fabrication of Optimized Ag-Nanostructured SERS Substates

Mentor: Chad Leverette, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2019 Chemistry,,
Hannah Pressler, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Biobehavioral Mechanisms of ADHD in Preschoolers with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentors: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia, Shannon O'Connor, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jacob Ryan, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Tuning Electronic Properties of Photoresponsive Graphitic Materials

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Iris Sakamoto, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Individual Differences in Cholinergic Regulation in the Basolateral Amygdala during Fear Extinction in Rats

Mentor: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2019 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Emily Sellers, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Developing an Herbicidal Solution to Degrading Saxitoxins Produced by Lyngbya wollei Blooms

Mentor: John Ferry, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Michaela Sexton, Freshman
Nursing, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
The Boundaries of Utopia/Dystopia: Adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series from Novel to Film

Mentor: David Hatch, English, USC Salkehatchie
1 2019 Nursing,,
Meghan Smith, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Developing a School-Age Language Screening Assessment: Impact of Child Reading Ability and Text Genre

Mentors: Krystal Werfel, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Gabriella Reynolds, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Linguistics, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Brice Smoker, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Time Course of Anti-Inflammatory Function of HDL Following Acute HIIT Exercise

Mentor: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Noah Thompson, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Acceptability and Feasibility of Peer Educators to Promote HIV Self-Testing Among Networks of Men in Tanzania

Mentor: Donaldson Conserve, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Julia Trask, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Gender Disparities in HIV Patients' Disclosure among People Living with HIV in South Carolina

Mentor: Monique Brown, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Alexis Vetack, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Analyzing Healthcare Barriers and Perceptions on Health in the Columbia Refugee Community

Mentor: Breanne Grace, Social Work, USC Columbia
1 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Malorie Webb, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Syndrome-Specific Attention Profiles in Infants with Fragile X syndrome and Down Syndrome

Mentor: Elizabeth Will, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Chemistry,
Emily Wood, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Evaluating Morpho-Syntactic Aspects of the Neural Working Memory Circuit

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Courtney Wright, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Long-Term Biochemical Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Elevated Kynurenic Acid: Diurnal Rhythms in Kynurenine Pathway Metabolism in Adolescent Rats

Mentor: Ana Pocivavsek, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biological Sciences,History,
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2019
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Medicine,Arts and Sciences Cell Biology and Anatomy,Biological Sciences
Carly Adair, Junior
Public Relations, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
The Incline of Certified Benefit Corporations Influenced by Internal Communications

Mentor: Holly Overton, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Relations,Business Administration,
Andrew Anderson, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Investigating High-Tech Automated Fiber Placement Methods for Aerospace Manufacturing

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,,
Schuyler Andrulat, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Investigating Correlation Between Elevated Childhood Blood Lead Levels, Alzheimer's Disease and Industrial Lead Releases in South Carolina Counties

Mentor: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biology,Chemistry,
Sophia Bertrand, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Repeated Name Penalty Modulation During Bilateral High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Terrica Bowers, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Measurement of Bromide and Iodide in South Carolina Rivers: What Kinds of DBPs Form in the Wonderful Iodine State?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemistry,,
Evan Bryer, Capstone, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

William Zhang, Capstone, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
A Meta-Analysis of Violent Trends as a Result of Violent Media

Mentor: Jeremiah Shepherd, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Computer Science,,Computer Science,,
Uriah Chapman, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Is Being Black and Mentally Ill a Death Sentence?: The Prevalence Mental Health Conditions Among Other Factors Associated With Police Involved Fatal Shootings

Mentor: Jason Cummings, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Zaria Coachman, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
The Relationship Between Doctor/Patient Interactions and Patient Satisfaction

Mentor: Caroline Rudisill, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Kiersten Crouse, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Fluorescence Microscopy of Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries

Mentors: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Colton Kostelnik, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Kiersten Crouse, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Fluorescence Microscopy of Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries

Mentors: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia, Colton Kostelnik, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC School of Medicine - Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Amanda Dearborn, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Literature review discussing the burden of food and security in people with diabetes and what are the consequences/ impact of food insecurity in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Mentors: Angela Liese, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Lauren Reid, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Nicholas Dorrian, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Forensic Analysis of Lipstick Samples

Mentors: Stephen L. Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Dayla Rich, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Allison Granger, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Appositive Relative Clauses and the Conversational Foreground

Mentor: Anne Bezuidenhout, Philosophy, USC Columbia
2 2019 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Hannah Grim, Capstone, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
SyRen (Syntactic Recognition)

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology,
Hannah Grim, Capstone, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
SyRen (Syntactic Recognition)

Mentor: William Matchin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology,
Hayley Hall, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2019
Resveratrol Releasing Scaffolds and Healthy Dietary Changes as a Treatment Strategy for Type 2 Diabetes

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Michael Hendley, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Sabrina Hampton, Capstone, Freshman
Visual Communications, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water and Culture of the Sea Islands

Mentor: Denise McGill, Visual Communications, USC Columbia
2 2019 Visual Communications,,
Zoe Hawkins, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
The effects of CBD Oil on stress in college student athletes

Mentors: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, Andrew Hatchett, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken
2 2019 Biology,, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Exercise and Sports Science
Alexi Hildreth, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Response of marine hybrid zones to climate change

Mentor: Thomas Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Alyssa Hill, Honors, Senior
Political Science, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2019
Evaluating the Cognitive Effects of Exercise

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Political Science,Russian,
Trevor Janssen, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Development of High Performance Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Clean and Efficient Electricity Generation

Mentors: Frank Chen, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Jie Lin, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Business Administration, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Sarah Johnson, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Effect of simulated microgravity on female ovarian function and oocyte meiotic competence

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Megan Laurendeau, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Research Apprenticeship On the Path Study: Predicting Infection with Temperature and Heart Rate in Premature Infants

Mentors: Robin Dail, Nursing, USC Columbia, Kayla Everhart, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Biological Sciences, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Connor Lewis, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Exploring the Interaction of WRKY Transcription Factors and EDS1

Mentors: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Huan Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Karla Matthews-Brown, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Living While Black: How Racial Discrimination in Public Spaces Affects the Mental Health of African Americans

Mentor: Jason Cummings, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Anthropology,
Ravyn Mitchell, Sophomore
Undeclared, Undeclared, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
The psychology of moral condemnation and disgust toward consensually non-monogamous romantic relationships

Mentor: Justin Mogilski, Psychology, USC Salkehatchie
2 2019 Undeclared,Undeclared,
Christopher Morgan, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Fall 2019
The Role of Microglia in the Locus Coeruleus in the Cardiovascular Sensitivity to Stress

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Aisha Noor, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2019
Healthy Adolescent: Assessing Childhood Obesity In After School Programs

Mentor: Nicole Zarrett, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,,
Shelby Rader, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
What Motivates Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults to Get Colorectal Cancer Screening Done?

Mentor: Melanie Cozad, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
2 2019 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Michael Ritter, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) of Ice Samples using a Monolithic Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (mSHS) for the Application of Detecting Biogenic Signs of Extraterrestrial Marine Life on Europa

Mentors: Stanley Angel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Arelis Colon, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemistry,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Raymond Selden, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Documenting and Addressing Barriers to Family Planning among Latinx Immigrants in South Carolina

Mentor: Emily Mann, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Mitchell Sepe, Senior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Leachate Poisoning and Recovery of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Mentors: Sirivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Ben Meekins, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2019 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Sophia Storlazzi, Junior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2019
UofSC Bike Refurbishment and Redistribution Feasibility Study

Mentors: Emily Jones, Facilities Planning & Operations, USC Columbia, Mitch Nettesheim, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Biological Sciences, Business,Student Affairs Facilities Planning & Operations,Physical Education and Athletic Training
Kelley Tollison, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Effect of Vitamin D3 on Shell-less Chicken Embryo Development

Mentor: Jena Chojnowski, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2019 Biology,,
Samantha Uliana, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Amber Connor, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

McKenzie Parker, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking: Comparison of ActiGraph wGT3X-BT to Cosmed KS Indirect Calorimetry

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2019 Exercise Science,,Exercise Science,,Public Health,,
Julianna Vargo, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Community Perceptions on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Self-Testing and Strategies to Increase Self-Testing Kit Use

Mentor: Donaldson Conserve, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Quenton Washington, Capstone, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2019
Racial Differences in Intrapersonal, Social, and Environmental Support for Healthy Behaviors

Mentor: Demetrius Abshire, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2019 Nursing,,
Kylee Yturralde, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
Evaluating Dr. Hallervorden’s Role in Nazi “Eugenics”

Mentor: Saskia Coenen Snyder, Jewish Studies, USC Columbia
2 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Dabriel Zimmerman, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2019
The inner world of dementia – a novel approach to studying the wandering mind

Mentors: John Richards, Psychology, USC Columbia, Murieann Irish, Psychology, USC University of Sydney
2 2019 Psychology,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,School of Psychology and Brain & Mind Centre Psychology,Psychology
Jason Ahr, Sophomore
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Activation of Olympic Sponsorship Rights for Team USA Sponsors

Mentors: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia, Khalid Ballouli, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Sport and Entertainment Management,, Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management,Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Sport and Entertainment Management,Sport and Entertainment Management
Quinn Alsheimer, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Access to Healthcare in Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Kenya

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Spanish,
Michael Areheart, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Do the Shock Waves Produced by Snapping Shrimp Cause Neural Damage?

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Michael Areheart, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2019
Do the Shock Waves Produced by Snapping Shrimp Cause Neural Damage?

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Catharine Aretakis, Honors, Sophomore
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The Fate of Afro-Germans during the Holocaust

Mentors: Saskia Coenen Snyder, History, USC Columbia, Theodore Rosengarten
3 2019 History,English, Arts and Sciences, History,
Alana Arriba, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The effects of microgravity on female reproductive health

Mentor: Xiao Shuo, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Alexis Bantle, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Investigating the Regulation of Floral Homeotic Gene Expression by Two Related Transcription Factors

Mentor: Beth Krizek, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Chad Bird, Senior
Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Design of PeerCloud: How to Offload the Smartphones’ Computation Workload to Nearby Mobile Devices?

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2019 Mathematical Sciences,Computer Science,
Morgan Bookstaver, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effect of Indoor Versus Outdoor Exercise on Mood

Mentors: Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken, Alexandra Roach, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Exercise and Sports Science,Psychology, Sciences,Sciences Exercise and Sports Science,Psychology
David Brake, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Sustainability in Australian Sport and Entertainment Venues

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Robert Branson, Honors, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Low-Power RTD Sensor Interface

Mentor: Guoan Wang, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Electrical Engineering,,
Richard Brokaw, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Understanding the Role of Salinity on the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics

Mentor: Subra Bulusu, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,,
Eboni Brown, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2019
Tri-Reforming of Methane

Mentor: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,,
Eboni Brown, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Tri-Reforming of Methane

Mentor: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,,
Eboni Brown, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Tri-Reforming of Methane

Mentor: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,,
Morgan Bueter, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Battle of the Brands: How Nike and Adidas will Compete for Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus FC

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Thomas Burgess, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Laboratory analogs of planetary and interstellar ice mixtures

Mentor: Doug White, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2019 Chemistry,,
Erica Burton, Senior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Role of Gender Identity Threat in Sexist and Homophobic Humor

Mentor: Ann Hoover, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2019 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies,
Michael Byrnes, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Stephanie Varga, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Elucidating the Contribution of Autophagy to Doxorubicin-Induced Muscle Dysfunction

Mentor: Ashley Smuder, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,Exercise Science,Psychology,
Gabriel Castillo, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effects of an MTHFR Knockdown Combined with 2x Folic Acid on Vesicle Trafficking

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2019 Biology,Chemistry,
Caroline Clarke, Junior
Theatre, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

David Edwards, Junior
Theatre, Education, General, USC Columbia

Erica Shields, Junior
Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Voices of The Island

Mentors: Erica Tobolski, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia, Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2019 Theatre,Biological Sciences,Theatre,Education, General,Theatre,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Theatre and Dance,English Language and Literature
Abigail Connell, Freshman
Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
History's Affect on Women Being Viewed as Secondary to Men in Morocco

Mentor: William Morris, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2019 Global Studies,,
Gabrielle Connor, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
O2-dependent kinetics of the 2,4’-dihydroxyacetophenone dioxygenase (DAD) reaction

Mentor: Kenneth Roberts, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2019 Chemistry,,
Alisa Conrady, Senior
Psychology, German Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Exploring the Effects of Eyewitness Recall: Do Auditory Distractions Matter?

Mentor: Kenneth Barideaux, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2019 Psychology,German Studies,
Craig Correia, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
What is the relationship between IgG antibodies against seven periodontal microorganisms and gestational diabetes risk? Does periodontal disease indicate an increased risk of gestational diabetes?

Mentor: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Gabriel D'Agostino, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Reconstruction of the Columbamide Biosynthetic Pathway

Mentor: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Mathematics,
Deja Daniels, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Effects of High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Inhibitory Control Part 2

Mentor: Alexandra Roach, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Psychology,,
Troy Dassing, Freshman
Broadcast Journalism, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
How Journalistic Censorship Affects Moroccan Political and Social Climates

Mentor: David Moscowitz, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2019 Broadcast Journalism,,
GJ Khenneth De Guzman, Senior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
(In)animacy and (In)transitivity Bias in Sentence Processing

Mentors: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia, Peter Nelson, Linguistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Linguistics
Holly Deal, Senior
Communications, International Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Bless Her Heart: Southern Women’s Experiences of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Mentor: Carolyn Webber, Fine Arts & Communication Studies, USC Upstate
3 2019 Communications,International Studies,
Shelby Desmond, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Energy Transfer in Spiropyran-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemical Engineering,Computer Science,
Claire Drnek, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Gait Analysis and Person Identification Using Human-Structure Interaction

Mentor: Austin Downey, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Mechanical Engineering,,
Blake Edwards, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Gesture Detection and Contextual Activity Analysis with Off the Shelf Smartwatch Hardware

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Chrisagonas Odhiambo, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Computer Science,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Reagan Farmer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Role of PDE2A in Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,
Katherine Farrell, Honors, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Mapping temporal and geographic patterns and evaluating sociodemographic and healthcare accessibility correlates of opioid abuse

Mentor: Nicole Hair, Health Services Policy and Management, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Halle Geoghegan, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Relationship Between Low Energy Availability and Injury in Collegiate Female Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Allison Smith, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Alec Giakas, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Factors Associated with Foot Lesions in Older Persons: Hogar Carlos María Ulloa, Costa Rica

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Grayson Gimblet, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Materials Discovery and Characterization of Luminescent and Scintillating Crystals by Flux Crystal Growth

Mentors: Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Shani Egodawatte, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Catherine Goodwin, Junior
International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Gender and Partisan Cues Influence on Respondent Attitudes Towards Foreign Aid Policy

Mentors: Tobias Heinrich, Political Science, USC Columbia, Katelyn Stauffer, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2019 International Studies,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Political Science,Political Science
Ariel Gootkin, Freshman
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
What are police-community relations like in Morocco and how does this shape how society functions?

Mentor: Cory Schnell, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2019 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Psychology,
Brendan Greve, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Plant Response to Environmental Pressures of Drought

Mentors: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Claire Hann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Brendan Greve, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Plant Chemical Response to Drought Stress

Mentors: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Claire Hann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jordan Hammond, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Examining Healthcare Provider Knowledge and Practices in Addressing Child Maltreatment

Mentors: Katherine Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia, Susan Lamb, Pediatrics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Spanish, Nursing,Medicine Nursing,Pediatrics
Cameron Henderson, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Aliens of the Deep: How Nutrients Support Life at the Lost City Hydrothermal Vent Field

Mentor: Susan Lang, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,Chemistry,
Austin Herbert, Capstone, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Genomic population structure of American wood storks - comparison among nesting colonies in Georgia USA and the Brazilian Amazon

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Mattie Hibbs, Honors, Junior
Statistics, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Developing an analytical method for improved computation of drought transition probabilities

Mentor: Gregory Carbone, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2019 Statistics,Geography,
Angela Hice, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
The Impact of Human Disturbance on Mammal Populations

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Nellie Hildebrandt, Capstone, Sophomore
English, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Genre-bending and experimentation in contemporary women's short fiction

Mentor: David Bajo, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2019 English,,
Melanie Howe, Junior
Industrial Process Engineering, Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effect of the Water Content on Thermophysical Properties of Ionic Liquids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2019 Industrial Process Engineering,Chemistry,
Matthew Hughes, Capstone, Freshman
Accounting, Speech Communication, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Stakeholder Perceptions of Critical Audit Matter Disclosures

Mentor: Feng Yeo, Accounting, USC Columbia
3 2019 Accounting,Speech Communication,
Clay Hultstrand, Junior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
C-5X5 Independence

Mentor: Elizabeth Freeman, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2019 Psychology,,
Addison Huthwaite, Sophomore
Accounting, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Women's Sexual Health Practices and Contraceptive Rights in Morocco

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2019 Accounting,Women's and Gender Studies,
Noah Hyduke, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Structural, Molecular, and Immunologic Characterization of Timothy-Grass Pollen Profilin for the Development of Component-Resolved Immunotherapy

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Chelsea Jimenez, Senior
Early Childhood Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Translation, Not Correction: Teaching Young Children (Kindergarten) History, Literary Use, and Benefits of Bilingualism for Speakers of African American Language and Standardized English

Mentor: Susi Long, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
3 2019 Early Childhood Education,,
Danielle Johnson, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Needs Assessment for Emerging Vector-borne Disease Threats in The Southeastern Region of The United States

Mentor: Melissa Nolan, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2019
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Blake Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Elucidating Transcription Dependent and Independent Roles of ATF4 in Dividing Cells vs. Post-Mitotic Cells

Mentor: Jeffrey Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,,
Alexandra Kauffman, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Engineer uterine function in vitro for testing chemotherapeutic drugs’ female reproductive toxicity

Mentor: Dr . Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Deanna Keen, Honors, Senior
Chemistry, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Improving the Sensitivity of Microelectrodes for In Vivo Neurotransmitter Detection

Mentor: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Chinese Studies,
Myles Keener, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Energy Transfer in Diarylethene based Metal Organic Frameworks

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Chemistry,
Nicole Kent, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Abby Jacobson, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Brian Youngblood, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Gabriel Carrilho, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Water Purification System Design for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Anthony McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Civil Engineering,,Civil Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,,
Margaret Kindsvater, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Understanding Trauma; Breaking Free from Stigma and Raising Awareness

Mentors: Sarah Wright, Psychology, USC Columbia, Shannon Nix, Student Health Services, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Student Affairs Psychology,Student Health Services
Chelsea Kuehler, Sophomore
History, English, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
What is in the Basement? Historical Artifact Archive: Bedon-Lucas House

Mentor: Sarah Miller, History, USC Salkehatchie
3 2019 History,English,
Lauren Kunselman, Honors, Senior
Marine Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
G Protein expression in the retina of the Florida fighting conch Strombus alatus

Mentor: Dan Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,Neuroscience,
Mary Lambdin, Senior
Psychology, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Comparison of the Rates of Stalking Perpetration and Differentiation of Self in Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women

Mentors: Suzanne Swan, Psychology, USC Columbia, Nicole White, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2019 Psychology,Women's and Gender Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Meghann Lange, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Stephanie Muscat, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Role of dynein in regenerative axon growth control

Mentors: Deanna Smith, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Courtney Buchanan, Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Medicine Biological Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Azalfa Lateef, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Startle Response in Women with the FMR1 Premutation and Risk for Anxiety Disorders

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Olivia Lefkowitz, Capstone, Freshman
Retailing, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Counterfeit Fashion Products in Morocco

Mentor: Karen Edwards, Retailing, USC Columbia
3 2019 Retailing,,
Simon Lin, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Disparities in Oral Health Seeking Behavior Among Childbearing-Aged Women

Mentor: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Nia Livingson, Junior
Broadcast Journalism, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The Effects of Social Media on Undergraduate Students and Their Attitudes Toward Beauty

Mentor: Michelle LaRoche, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2019 Broadcast Journalism,Spanish,
Isaac Luther, Capstone, Freshman
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Integration of Technology in the Moroccan Education System

Mentor: Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2019 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Marina Madsen, Capstone, Freshman
Business Economics, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2019
Moroccan women's cooperatives

Mentor: Joshua Hess, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Business Economics,French,
Hayli Marshall, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Effects of Parental Social Networks and Dopamine Reception on Children's Nutritional Habits

Mentors: Spencer Moore, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Jennifer Mandelbaum, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
William McCall, Honors, Sophomore
Russian, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Malanka: You Only Celebrate New Year's Eve Twice

Mentor: Alexander Ogden, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2019 Russian,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Mikayla McCord, Junior
Biological Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Investigating the effect of IL-17 through GSK3 beta phosphorylation on human neurons

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Women's and Gender Studies,
Ryan McNutt, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Developing an Objective Biomarker for Autonomic Dysfunction in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mentors: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jay Ginsberg, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Medicine Exercise Science,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Nicholas Mitchell, Honors, Junior
Geological Sciences, Global Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Sedimentary Record of Late Cretaceous to Eocene Laramide Uplift in the Cañon City Embayment, Colorado, USA.

Mentor: David Barbeau, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2019 Geological Sciences,Global Studies,
Claudia Moncada, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
The Effects of Climate Change on Barnacle Recruitment to British Intertidal Zones

Mentor: Thomas Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Marine Science,Spanish,
Angela Montes, Capstone, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Molecular Basis of Xenobiotic Metabolism and Resistance in Tetranychus urticae

Mentors: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Leily Daneshian, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Taryn Moyer, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Diversity in the Courts: An Intersectional Case Study

Mentors: Deena Isom Scott, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deanna Cann, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2019 Mathematics,Education, General, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Ray Nettles, Sophomore
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Biochemical and Structural Analysis of the Binding Strength for Carboxybenzoyl Glucosamine in a Site-Directed Mutation of Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase

Mentor: Edwardo D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2019 Biology,Chemistry,
Adam Okinaga, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Investigation of the role of IFI35 during the respiratory antiviral response using CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knockdown

Mentor: Jennifer Grier, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Madison Oswald, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Affective Domain Predictors of PharmD Student Interest and Successful Matching for Post-Graduate Pharmacy Residency Training

Mentors: Whitney Maxwell, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia, P. Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Liudas Panavas, Senior
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2019
Topology optimization of lightweight design structures manufactured in selective laser melting

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Maura Pezzulla, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Assessing Oral Health Care Practices Among Pregnant Women

Mentor: Anwar Merchant, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,Business Administration,
Zane Presnal, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
All-inside ACL reconstruction with GraftLink ® Technique

Mentor: Wendell Holmes, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2019 Exercise Science,,
Grace Riley, Senior
English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Applying Foucault’s Theory of Biopolitics to Aldous Huxley’s "Brave New World"

Mentors: Debra Rae Cohen, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Greg Forter, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2019 English,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Jeffrey Rodgers, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Biomechanical Structure-Function Relations in Aneurysmal Porcine Popliteal Arteries

Mentor: Tarek Shazly, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Lauren Smiley, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Do parental attendance and nest site selection affect fledging success in American wood storks?

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Madeline Smith, Junior
English, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Power of Women's Speech in Shakespearean Literature

Mentor: Katie Smith, English, USC Aiken
3 2019 English,,
Madeline Spetz, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Investigating the effect of PLG microparticles on endocrine function of adipocytes

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biomedical Engineering,,
Alyssa Stephens, Junior
Chemistry, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Basil Uptake of Disinfection By-Products Found in Drinking Water

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Chemistry,Dance,
Courtney Strickland, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Multimodal recognition of interrupted speech: Benefit from text and visual speech cues

Mentor: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Hunter Summey, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Does the environmental endocrine disruptor tolylfluanid promote mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance by increasing mitochondrial lipid overload in murine skeletal myotubes?

Mentor: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2019 Biology,,
Mina Surprenant, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Paleoproductivity Changes in the Indo Pacific Across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition: Understanding CO2, Sensitivity, and Orbital Forcing in the Tropics

Mentor: Kelly Gibson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Marine Science,Environmental Studies,
Allison Swiecki, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Inducing Tol2 transposition in zebrafish

Mentors: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Biology/Geology
Elizabeth Taylor, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Polymersomes as vehicles for peptide based nerve regeneration therapy.

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Lenda Thompson, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
Nanogel Synthesis and Drug-Loading

Mentors: Qian Wang, Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Amanda Wagner, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Vivien Toumey, Honors, Senior
Dance, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Contemporary Choreographers’ Response to Today’s Divisive Political Climate

Mentor: Tanya Wideman-Davis, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
3 2019 Dance,Political Science,
Lauren Trice, Capstone, Sophomore
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
A Sensory History view of 9/11

Mentor: Mark Smith, Southern Studies, USC Columbia
3 2019 History,English,
Jackson Trigiani, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Hand-Powered Centrifuge

Mentors: Yaroslaw Bazaliy, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia, Scott Crittenden, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Physics and Astronomy,Physics and Astronomy
Brooke Turk, Sophomore
Psychology, Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
The Effect of Acetaminophen on the Late Positive Potential and Levels of Personal Distress to Images of Painful Situations

Mentor: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Psychology,Biology,
Emma Wagner, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
External Conditions Affect Oviposition Behavior of Euphydryas gillettii Females

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2019 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Carol Ann Webb, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Comparing dissolved organic matter from wetland vegetation to decrease the bioavailability of copper to Ceriodaphnia dubia

Mentor: Sarah Harmon, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Kali Wiggins, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2019
Determining the role of ldlrap1a in cholesterol metabolism in zebrafish

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2019 Biology,,
Sydney Zarsadias, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2019
“Timing of School Exit among HIV affected orphans in Kenya: a mixed method.”

Mentor: Hyunsan Cho, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2019 Public Health,,
Aspasia Amiridis, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Developing a Copper-Specific Carbon Fiber Microelectrode for On-Site Detection

Mentors: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Jordan Holmes, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jessica Atkins, Junior
Art History, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Christopher Terry, Honors, Junior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Digital Piranesi

Mentors: Jeanne Britton, Thomas Cooper Library, USC Columbia, Evan Meaney, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2018 Art History,Anthropology,Media Arts,, University Libraries,Arts and Sciences Thomas Cooper Library,Visual Art and Design
Rohan Bhandari, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Analyzing and Mitigating Device-to-Device Malware Infection in IoT Networks.

Mentors: Chin-Tser Huang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Nawras Alkassab, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Computer Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Jonathan Blalock, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Investigation on the role of apoptosis and autophagy in the developmental control required for embryo implantation competency using gene expression analysis in human embryo blastocoel fluid

Mentor: Renee Chosed, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
1 2018 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Gretchen Bollar, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Anthony Kocur, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Disinfection By-Products in Bottled Water: Is it Really Safer than Tap Water?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Rina Raye Bongalonta, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Interferon-Specific Regulation of Expression of the IRF9 Gene by the p53 Tumor Suppressor

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Charles Buck, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
A Corannulene-Based-Organic Framework: An Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,,
Sydney Burrell, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Mother-Child Synchrony as a Predictor of Problem Behavior and Autism-Related Deficits in Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Lauren Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
A modeling framework to explore the sensitivity of marine populations to environmental changes operating at a range of temporal scales

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,,
Calyn Crawford, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The integration of oceanographic processes and the control of larval recruitment in marine ecosystems

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,,
Jessica Cuadra, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Melissa Lech, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Nature Inspired Bacteriochlorin-Glycoconjugates

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Biology,,Biology,Chemistry,
Charlie Dixon, Junior
Chemistry, Biology, USC Upstate

David Shchirov, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Synthesis and Evaluation of Alkyl Chain-Linked Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Chemistry,Biology,Biology,Chemistry,
Brandon Eberl, Senior
Mathematics/Computer Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Effect of Nanoparticle Shape on Thermal Conductivity of Ionic Liquid Based Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Math/Computer Science, USC Aiken
1 2018 Mathematics/Computer Science,,
William Edwards, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Adjusting Predictions for Individual Variation

Mentor: Jason O'Kane, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Sarah Eustis, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Researching the Transfer Effect of Diet on Physical Activity in Participants Randomly Assigned to Plant-Based or Omnivorous Diets

Mentor: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Ashley Fellers, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Influence of Ionizing Radiation from Nuclear Accidents on Developmental Abnormalities in a Model Insect System

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Emily Fisher, Honors, Junior
Psychology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Orthographic and Phonological Processing in Beginning Readers

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2018 Psychology,English,
Alec Giakas, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Exercise-Induced Adipocyte Metabolism

Mentors: Ho-Jin Koh, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Ran Hee Choi, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Alexander Gorr, Honors, Junior
Geological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Response of Intertidal Creeks to 20 Years of Change in North Inlet

Mentor: Scott White, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2018 Geological Sciences,,
Gabrielle Gray, Honors, Senior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Sarah Przywara, Senior
Psychology, Anthropology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Perspective Taking and Stigma Reduction toward Convicted Felons

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Psychology,,Psychology,Anthropology,
Elijah Greenawalt, Capstone, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Using a Standardized Assessment Bundle to Reduce Hospital Readmission

Mentor: Ronda Hughes, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2018 Nursing,,
Shahd Hasanain, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Optimizing Decellularization for Small-Diameter Vascular Grafts Using Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries

Mentor: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics,
MacKenzie Heck, Junior
Athletic Training, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Contribution of Sport Related Concussion on the Mental Health of Student-Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Samantha Weber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Athletic Training,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Lilly Heidari, Capstone, Freshman
English, Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Documentary Poetry from the Great Depression to the Great Recession

Mentor: Michael Dowdy, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2018 English,Theatre,
Abby Heinichen, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Catherine O'Byrne, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Association of Prenatal and Postpartum Physical Activity with Vascular Health after Delivery in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women

Mentor: Abbi Lane-Cordova, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Exercise Science,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,English,
David Horovitz, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Does a Sox10 conserved enhancer region within the 1.7 Mbp linked domain contain the Dominant Spot mutation?

Mentor: Shannon Davis, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Deborah Keen, Junior
Public Health, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Community Perception of the HIV Vaccine in Western Kenya: Acceptability, Potential Behavior Changes, and Views on Compulsory Vaccination

Mentor: Hyunsan Cho, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,Statistics,
Krystyn Kibler, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Phytoplankton Response to Nutrient Additions in Estuarine Waters of North Inlet

Mentor: James Pinckney, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,,
Lev Looney, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Utilizing Cyclostationary Empirical Orthogonal Functions to Explore Variability in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Marine Science,Geography,
Cesar Lopez, Junior
Biology, Spanish, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Does excess folic acid affect vesicle trafficking in a human neuronal cell line?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Biology,Spanish,
Hector Lopez-Lopez, Honors, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Perception and Political Attitudes: Does Perceived Bias of News Networks Affect Attitudes Toward News Content?

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Psychology,,
Ethan Magnuson, Honors, Freshman
Political Science, Applied Computing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Impact of the Built Environment of Public Housing on the Social Capital of its Residents

Mentor: Todd Shaw, Political Science, USC Columbia
1 2018 Political Science,Applied Computing,
Sara McCommon, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Literature, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
The Effect of Acetaminophen on Mu Suppression During a Pain Empathy Task: an EEG Study

Mentors: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken, Alexandra Roach, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Psychology,Literature, Sciences,Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Makenzie Myers, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Tillman Matthews, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Christopher Moloney, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Water Purification Design and Pipeline Reparation for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Steve McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Exercise Science,Neuroscience,Electrical Engineering,,Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Peyton Pretsch, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Perceived Barriers to Vaccination among Male College Students in South Carolina

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,,
Lucy Quirk, Honors, Sophomore
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Safer Pools? Investigating A Novel Copper-Silver Disinfection Process

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2018 Environmental Science,,
Madelyn Quirk, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Stimulus-Response Prediction and Reorientation of Attention in Division 1 College Baseball Players

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2018 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Nikki Rizzo, Junior
English, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
A Blueprint for Service-Learning at USC Upstate

Mentor: David Marlow, Languages, Literature and Composition, USC Upstate
1 2018 English,Psychology,
Rachel Saxon, Junior
Biology, Geology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Mitochondrial DNA analysis of nest parasitism in American wood storks

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2018 Biology,Geology,
Anna Sheppard, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Body Management Attitudes and Behaviors among Young Sexual Minority Women in the Southeast

Mentors: Emily Mann, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Carla Pfeffer, Sociology, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Sociology
Kaeli Smith, Junior
Public Health, Sociology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Effects of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection on Mouse Ovarian Follicles

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,Sociology,
Rhianna Smith, Sophomore
Fine Arts, Art History, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Dadaism in the Twenty-first Century: The Rise of Millennial Nihilist Humor and its Use as Social Critique

Mentor: Jeremy Culler, Fine Arts, USC Aiken
1 2018 Fine Arts,Art History,
Aishwarya Somani, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
BTS Comes to America: How a K-pop Group Entered the U.S. Market

Mentor: Elaine Chun, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2018 International Business,Management,
Richard Strater, Senior
Anthropology, Linguistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Learning English in Queretaro, Mexico

Mentor: Jennifer Reynolds, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2018 Anthropology,Linguistics,
Alexandra Tamura, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Characterizing the Role of adipocyte ImpL2 in Regulating Oogenesis in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Slone Taylor, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Adapting a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress for African American Women living with HIV in South Carolina

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2018 Public Health,Psychology,
Kayla Vaughan, Junior
Organizational Leadership, Liberal Studies, USC Union

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
How Culture in the South Affects Facial Perception

Mentors: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union, Majdouline Aziz, Sociology, USC Union
1 2018 Organizational Leadership,Liberal Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Sociology
Vincent Watkins, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
CdTe Detectors for Simultaneous Emission/Transmission Computed Tomography for Nuclear Medicine

Mentor: Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Electrical Engineering,,
Danielle Wood, Junior
Music Performance, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
György Ligeti's Horn Trio: A New Era

Mentor: J. Daniel Jenkins, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2018 Music Performance,Mathematics,
Christopher Wu, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Increasing Cellular Membrane Permeability by Inducing Isotropic Mechanical Stress

Mentors: Ehsan Jabbarzadeh, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Maria Yanez, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Nicole Yadon, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2018
Effect of miR-718 on autophagy genes and dendritic spine count in neurons

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2018 Biology,,
Victory Agho, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Hope's Law: What Do Women in South Carolina Know About Breast Density and Their Breast Cancer Screening Rights?

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Quinn Alsheimer, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Access to Healthcare in Kisumu and Siaya Counties, Kenya

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Public Health,Spanish,
Akilah Alwan, Honors, Senior
Environmental Science, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Project Sandbox

Mentor: Katherine Ryker, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2018 Environmental Science,Marine Science,
Cheyane Bligen, Junior
Broadcast Journalism, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
What Does Representation Look Like?: The Power of Diversity in Faculty Members

Mentor: Gretchen Woertendyke, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
2 2018 Broadcast Journalism,Psychology,
Emma Boswell, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Suicide Ideation in American Adolescents

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
David Brake, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Sustainability in Australian Sport and Entertainment Venues

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
2 2018 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Morgan Bueter, Honors, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Battle of the Brands: How Nike and Adidas will Compete for Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus FC

Mentors: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia, Stephen Shapiro, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
2 2018 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration, Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management,Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Sport and Entertainment Management,Sport and Entertainment Management
Kayleigh Clements, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
HIV Criminalization and Public Stigma

Mentors: Bob Kaminski, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deanna Cann, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Kayleigh Clements, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
HIV Criminalization and Public Stigma

Mentors: Bob Kaminski, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deanna Cann, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
Garrett Conner, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) Study: Investigating 7 compounds with potential inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi glucokinase (TcGlcK)

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,Chemistry,
Charles Daniels, Capstone, Senior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Unified Register-Memory RISC Architecture for Accelerated NFA Simulation

Mentor: Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2018 Computer Engineering,,
Reagan Farmer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
The Role of PDE2A in Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2018 Exercise Science,,
Jeremy Flood, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Prelude to High Blood Pressure: Emotional and Cardiovascular Reactions to Sexual Minority Discrimination Stressors Among LGBTQ+ Emerging Adults

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Mathematics,
Caroline Gable, Senior
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Exploring the Effect of CST Depletion on DNA Damage Signaling

Mentors: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Stephanie Ackerson, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,French, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Long-term zooplankton population dynamics of North Inlet, SC

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Marine Science,,
Kelsey Granger, Senior
Liberal Studies, USC Union

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Understanding the Relationship between Personal Accounts of Sexual Violence and Readers' Perceptions and Memories of those Accounts

Mentors: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union, Angela Neal, Psychology, USC Lancaster
2 2018 Liberal Studies,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Scott Green, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) Investigation of Monosaccharide Derivatives: Discovery of Biologically Active and Competitive Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase (TcGlcK) Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward D'Antionio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,Chemistry,
Josiah Grzywacz, Senior
Marine Science, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Time Series of Gelatinous Zooplankton within a Pristine Estuarine System

Mentor: Joshua Stone, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Marine Science,English,
Chelsea Jimenez, Senior
Early Childhood Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Translation, Not Correction: Teaching Young Children (first grade) the Benefits of Bilingualism as Speakers of African American Language and Standardized English

Mentor: Susi Long, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
2 2018 Early Childhood Education,,
Anna Jones, Capstone, Sophomore
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Berkley Puppet Interview: Cognitive Control

Mentor: Robbie Ross, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2018 Elementary Education,,
Michael Keller, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
The effects of aerobic and anaerobic exercise on acute cognition

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Exercise Science,,
Aisha Kennedy, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
How do cooperative breeding populations become established? - A study of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in Hitchcock Woods, Aiken, SC

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2018 Biology,,
Alison Krebs, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Hannah Rubenstein, Senior
Exercise Science, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking: Comparison of Fitbit to Actigraph accelerometers

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Environmental Science,Exercise Science,Anthropology,
Allison Krebs, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking: Comparison of Fitbit to ActiGraph Accelerometers

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Tomi LaChance, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Union

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Exploring Connections between Social Media, Personality, and Meditation

Mentor: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union
2 2018 Psychology,,
Robert Lanier, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Expression of Trypanosoma cruzi Hexokinase for Inhibition

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,Chemistry,
John Lynch, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Exercise mechanisms that protect against Doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.

Mentor: Ashley Smuder, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Madeline Magness, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
An Analysis of the 2017 CDC Youth Behavior Risk Survey to Determine Factors Influencing Contraceptive Use among LGBT Latino/a American Youth

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,,
McKay Meyer, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Influence of Ionizing Radiation on the Inheritance of Developmental Abnormalities

Mentors: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Melissa Groleau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Allyson Olsen, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Amino Acid Transporters in Drosophila melanogaster

Mentor: Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Janu Patel, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
The relationship between parenting factors and perceived stress on adolescent diet and obesity related outcomes

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Colby Kipp, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Tania Pegues, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
The Ticking Time Bomb: Heart Disease and a Genetic Cause

Mentors: Alan White, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Jena Chojnowksi, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2018 Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Science and Mathematics Biological Sciences,Natural Sciences
Tessa Posey, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Discovery and Characterization of Novel Crystal Structures through Flux Crystal Growth

Mentor: Hanno Zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biomedical Engineering,,
John Risher, Senior
Mathematics, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Analyzing Inequalities Using Power Series

Mentor: Wei-Kai Lai, Mathematics, USC Salkehatchie
2 2018 Mathematics,History,
Iris Sakamoto, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Determining the Utility of a Visual-Motor Test in Assessments of Academic Readiness

Mentor: Scott Decker, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Neuroscience,
David Smith, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Identification of Age-Related PDE11A Increases in Hippocampal Subregions and Subcellular Domains

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Nancy Sterrett, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2018
The effect of photography on the perception of women in Morocco

Mentor: Lara Lomicka Anderson, Linguistics, USC Columbia
2 2018 Public Health,French,
Matthew Thomas, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Zachary Travis, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Financial Accessibility of Healthy Meals In Cities within the United States and Cities within the European Union

Mentor: Kara Montgomery, Student Affairs, USC Columbia
2 2018 Public Health,Chemistry,Public Health,Spanish,
Pinita Tovar, Senior
Marketing, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2018
Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Levels of Acculturation on the Participation Disparities of Hispanics in Outdoor Recreational Activities

Mentor: Florencia Cornet, TRIO, USC Columbia
2 2018 Marketing,Finance,
Cayla Wakser, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
The Family Experiences Lab

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Benjamin Zah, Junior
Psychology, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Raciolinguistic Survey of African American Vernacular English and Pilot fMRI Study

Mentor: Amit Almor, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2018 Psychology,Philosophy,
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2018
Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Biomedical Engineering,Biological Sciences
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2018
Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Biomedical Engineering,Biological Sciences
Rachel Zeigler, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2018
Stem Cell Chromatin Modification during the Formation of Self-Organizing Tissues

Mentors: Jay Potts, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Biological Sciences
Christian Adams, Honors, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Effects of Anxiety Reappraisal and Mindfulness on Perceived Anxiety and EDA, during Arithmetic Verification

Mentor: Keri Weed, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2018 Psychology,,
Anjali Amalean, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Melody Contour Discrimination with Cochlear Implant Simulation

Mentor: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Emanuel Ayala, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

William Clarkson, Senior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
HDL Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidative Responses to Endurance Exercise Training

Mentor: Mark Sarzynski, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,,Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Anna Bagnell, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Characterizing the Impact of the Gene ASH1L in the Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Jacqueline Baquet, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Population genomic analysis of natural selection in a hybrid zone

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Lauren Biggers, Capstone, Senior
Nursing, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Examining the Effect of a Tabletop Clinical Exercise on Nursing Students' Perspectives on Health Equity

Mentors: Katherine Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia, Victoria Davis, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Nursing,Psychology, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Jonathan Blalock, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Investigation on the role of apoptosis and autophagy in the developmental control required for embryo implantation competency using gene expression analysis in human embryo blastocoel fluid

Mentors: Renee Chosed, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville, William Roudebush, Biomedical Sciences, USC Greenville
3 2018 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities, Medicine,Medicine Biomedical Sciences,Biomedical Sciences
Olivia Bogle, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Assessing the Effects of Microglial Morphological Changes as a Mechanism for Gulf War Illness

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Cassandra Bright, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Behavioral and Neural Effects of Mental Fatigue on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Christian Brown, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Implementing Lasting Professional Development Education for Undergraduates in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mentor: Amber Fallucca, USC Connect, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Destiny Byrd, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Examining Experiences of Using eHealth for Weight Loss

Mentors: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Caroline Dunn, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Benjamin Caiello, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Role of the CST complex in DNA Replication Initiation

Mentor: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Devon Cassidy, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Stoichiometry of HuD to KHSRP: A key determinant for “go and stop” signaling in axon growth

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,,
Catherine Cave, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
An LC/MS Assay for the Quantification of Analytes in the DAD-Catalyzed Reaction

Mentor: Kenneth Roberts, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2018 Chemistry,,
Wesley Cherry, Honors, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Protecting Against Drone privacy Intrusions

Mentor: Srihari Nelakuditi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Engineering,,
Anna Cook, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Intracerebral Hemorrhage Stroke Database

Mentor: Kolby Redd, Neurology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Kaitlyn Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Optimization and Control of a Type 1 Diabetic Patient Model

Mentor: Edward Gatzke, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemical Engineering,,
Lauren Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
A modeling framework to explore the sensitivity of marine populations to environmental changes operating at a range of temporal scales

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Courtney Cooper, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Dance, USC Columbia

Rachel Desch, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Mommy’s Meals: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Meal Quality and Nutrition-Related Behaviors of Pregnant Women

Mentor: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,Dance,Public Health,,
Hanson Cowan, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Insulin's effect on hippocampal neuron morphology

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Bradie Crandall, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Effect of Yolk-shell Structural Properties on Photocatalytic Water-Splitting Efficiency

Mentors: Erdem Sasmaz, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Sunkyu Kim, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Calyn Crawford, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The integration of oceanographic processes and the control of larval recruitment in marine ecosystems

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Calyn Crawford, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
The integration of oceanographic processes and the control of larval recruitment in marine ecosystems

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Lauren Crouse, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Associations of Parental Support and Parental Values with Youth Physical Activity, Diet, and Weight-related Outcomes

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Allison Sweeney, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Michaela Day, Capstone, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Nest Monitoring and Behavior Analysis of American Wood Storks via Trail Cameras

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2018 Biology,,
Morgan Deal, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Perceptions and Effects of HIV-Specific Criminalization Laws

Mentor: Shan Qiao, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,,
Emma Dear, Freshman
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2018
How does Islamic culture affect the treatment of diseases such as postpartum depression and health education for women?

Mentors: Mark Macauda, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Lara Lomicka-Anderson, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Lexus Dickson, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, English, USC Columbia

Alexis Nanna, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Retiring to the Closet: Southern LGBT Elders and Long Term Care Facilities

Mentors: Mindi Spencer, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Laura Hein, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,English,Psychology,Counselor Education, Public Health,Nursing Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Nursing
Taylor Dunphy, Junior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Role of TGFβ2 in Endocardial Cell Lineage during Heart Development

Mentor: Mohamad Azhar, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Brandon Eberl, Senior
Engineering, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Effect of Nanoparticles Shape on Thermal Conductivity of Ionic Liquids Based Nanofluids

Mentor: Titan Paul, Engineering, USC Aiken
3 2018 Engineering,,
Brianna Eberl, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Influence of Visuospatial Memory on Visual Search during Motor Learning

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Aida El Kouri, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Integrating Smart Home Technology into Personal Organization

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Science,,
Callen Fernandez, Capstone, Freshman
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Exploring Caregiver Vigilance for Child Sexual Abuse To Support Development of a Primary Care-based Tailored Intervention

Mentor: Kate Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Nursing,,
Olivia Finnegan, Senior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Hormonal Contraceptives and Depression and Anxiety in Female Collegiate Student-Athletes

Mentors: Toni Torres-McGehee, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Samantha Weber, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Bryan Fitzgerald, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Investigating Protein Thiol Oxidation as a Consequence of Mitochondrial Complex I Inhibition

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Shae Gantt, Sophomore
Mathematics, Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Childhood Obesity Trends in South Carolina’s Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper Counties

Mentor: Swati Debroy, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Mathematics,Computational Science,
Maura Glovins, Capstone, Freshman
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Neodymium Isotopes on the Bering/Chukchi Shelf into the Canada Basin

Mentor: Howie Scher, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,,
Franco Godoy, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Discovering the Effects of the Pseudomonas syringae Type III Effector HopAO1 on the Salicylic Acid-Mediated Immune Response in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mentors: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Jian Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Haley Gregory, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Energy Transfer in Rigid Mimics of Green Fluorescent Protein

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Ekaterina Dolgopolova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vanessa Grout, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Sara Miller, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Taylor Meadows, Freshman
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The impact of physical activity trackers on body composition in traditional-age college students at a rural two-year university campus

Mentors: Elizabeth Easley, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster, Sarah Sellhorst, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster
3 2018 Nursing,,Nursing,,Nursing,, Math and Science,Math and Science Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Nicholas Haerens, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Identification of Gait in Structural Vibrations

Mentor: Juan Caicedo, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Civil Engineering,,
Walter Hambrick, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Examining the Training of First Responders on Psychiatric Emergencies

Mentors: Joan Culley, Nursing, USC Columbia, Abbas Tavakoli, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2018 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Olivia Harris, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Visual acuity of Ancylomenes pedersoni cleaner shrimp in increasingly turbid waters

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Isabella Heimke, Honors, Junior
Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Student identities affecting stressors and sense of community/belonging

Mentor: Kathryn Luchok, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Anthropology,,
Robin Hendricks, Capstone, Junior
English, Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Romantic Era Lyrics

Mentor: Paula Feldman, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2018 English,Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations,
Stuart Hodge, Senior
Mathematics, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Developing a New Statistical Method for Time-Series Analysis and Using It to Understand the Molecular Dynamics in Ionic Liquids

Mentor: Mark Berg, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Mathematics,Business Administration,
Taylor Hollingsworth, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Comparative Neuroanatomy of Scallops and their Relatives

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Calvin Hurst, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2018
Effect of micro-RNA 489 on Breast Cancer Cells

Mentors: Hexin Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mithil Soni, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Morgan Ingerson, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Analysis of RAD51D and RNF138 Protein Interaction

Mentor: Douglas Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Pharmacy,,
Macey Johnson, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Evaluating the Effects of Adipose Tissue Fumarase Knockout in the Development of Diabetes

Mentor: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Sarah Johnson, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Cryopreservation of Mouse Ovarian Follicles for Testing Chemicals’ Female Reproductive Toxicity

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Kimberlee Joyner, Senior
History, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
LGTBQ+ Timeline of South Carolina

Mentor: Ed Madden, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia
3 2018 History,Women's and Gender Studies,
Mikala Kiefer, Senior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Characterization of Human Corneal Epithelial Cells to be used in Research for Patients with Aniridia

Mentor: Jena Chojnowski, Natural Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Biology,,
Katelyn Knopf, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Rebecca Hill, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
A Non-Contacting Vision Based System for Rail Neutral Temperature Measurements

Mentor: Dimitris Rizos, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Civil Engineering,,Civil Engineering,,
Megan Kopp, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The role of multiple drug resistance protein 1 (MDR1) in protecting chemo-chemical doxorubicin (DOX) induced ovarian toxicity and infertility

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Carly Lancaster, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Defining Roles of Chondroitin Sulfate Chains on TRIII/Betaglycan in Wnt signaling and Ovarian Cancer

Mentors: Mythreye Karthikeyan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Laura Jenkins, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Andrew Leal, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
A Novel Interactive Voice Response System for Increasing Smoking Cessation

Mentor: Scott Strayer, Family & Preventive Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Krzysztof Lipski, Junior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
A Survey and Implementation of Mobility Models in Mobile Network

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Computational Science,,
Edgar Luat, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Bio-renewable, Biodegradable and Regenerable Antimicrobial Polymer Surface Prepared by Electrostatic Layer-by-Layer Assembly

Mentor: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Katherine Malinski, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Timing the Divergence of Germinate Ray Species Separated by the Isthmus of Panama

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mark Roberts, Biology, USC Sumter
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Biological Sciences,Biology
Tessa McCoy, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Does the Central Bottleneck Occur in a Real-World Voluntary Choice Scenario?

Mentors: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate, Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2018 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Caroline McLeod, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Identification of Somatostatin-dependent Regulators of Neuronal K+ Channels

Mentor: Kenneth Walsh, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,
Ryan McNutt, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The Effects of Autonomic Dysfunction Leading to Hyperarousal and Disinhibition in Combat Veterans with PTSD

Mentors: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jay Ginsberg, Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Medicine Exercise Science,Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
Ainsley McWaters, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Walt Whitman, as Told By His Time

Mentor: Michael Gavin, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Science,,
Molly Melton, Junior
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Logan Deese, Freshman
Exercise Science, USC Lancaster

Mary Bethea, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Lancaster

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
The impact of physical activity trackers on body composition in traditional-age college students at a rural two-year university campus

Mentors: Elizabeth Easley, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster, Sarah Sellhorst, Exercise Science, USC Lancaster
3 2018 Nursing,,Exercise Science,,Nursing,, Math and Science,Math and Science Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Alexis Miller, Junior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
SIMMER, Phase III: Redesign & Redevelopment of a STEM Recitation App

Mentor: Brian Canada, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Computational Science,,
Angela Montes, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Molecular Basis of Xenobiotic Metabolism and Resistance in Tetranychus urticae

Mentors: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Leily Daneshian, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Christopher Morgan, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Galen, Spring 2018
The Role of Microglia in the Locus Coeruleus in the Cardiovascular and Behavioral Sensitivity to Stress.

Mentor: Susan Wood, Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Isabella Mueller, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Project FIT

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Haylee Loncar, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Taylor Murphy, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Does hatchling fitness have a genetic component? Assessing fitness variation within and among hawksbill turtle sibling groups.

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Kathryn Levasseur, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Conor Myers, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Outcomes for Patients Diagnosed with Sepsis in the Emergency Department (ED)

Mentor: Celeste Caulder, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
3 2018 Pharmacy,,
Heather Nall, Senior
Psychology, Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Comparison of a prototype remote rat monitoring system with conventional video observations for drinking behavior in rats.

Mentors: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2018 Psychology,Biology, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Biology/Geology
Eva Newman, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Social Networks and Microcredit in Odisha, India

Mentor: Spencer Moore, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,,
Kristin Norris, Senior
English, Creative Writing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Female Soldiers in the American Civil War: A Novel Approach

Mentors: Todd Hagstette, English, USC Aiken, Bill Claxon, English, USC Aiken
3 2018 English,Creative Writing, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences English,English
Madhura Pande, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Histological Analysis of Mucus Layers in ITCH-deficient Mice

Mentor: Lydia Matesic, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Robert Patterson, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Prescription Drug Use and Violent Behaviors Among American High School Students

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,Statistics,
Lindsay Peagler, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayaking

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Exercise Science,,
Izlen Peksenar, Honors, Senior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) of Minerals in Supercritical CO2 under Venus Atmospheric Conditions

Mentor: Michael Angel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemistry,Mathematics,
Chelsea Perry, Junior
Public Health, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Evaluating the Narrative Characteristics of an HIV Prevention Story Designed for African American Women

Mentor: Alyssa Robillard, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,Counselor Education,
Adam Pizzuti, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Perception of Social Media by Healthcare Professionals

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Pharmacy,,
Elizabeth Platt, Junior
Music Education, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Create a Just Intonation Tuning System and Employ it in an Original Musical Composition

Mentor: Richard Maltz, Visual and Performing Arts, USC Aiken
3 2018 Music Education,,
Sarah Pye, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Characterizing 4-hydroxy tetrahydrodipicolinate reductase from Bacillus anthracis for development of potential antibacterial compounds

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,French,
Rahul Raghavan, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Effects of Apoptosis on the Development of Aortic Aneurysms

Mentor: Susan Lessner, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Joseph Ravan, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) in Fat Loss during Cancer Cachexia

Mentor: Minsub Shim, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology,
Ashley Rego, Capstone, Freshman
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Sepsis Survey

Mentor: Majdi Al-Hasan, Internal Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,,
Olivia Reszczynski, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Role of Estrogen on Oxidative Metabolism in Female Cachectic Mice

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Economics,
Abigail Reza, Junior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Association between Perceptions of Anti-White Bias and Violent Offending

Mentors: Tia Andersen, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia, Deena Isom Scott, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2018 Criminology and Criminal Justice,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Criminology and Criminal Justice,Criminology and Criminal Justice
McHale Rich, Honors, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Determination of invasive lionfish species composition in the Western Atlantic waters of Florida

Mentor: Virginia Shervette, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2018 Biology,,
Jeffrey Rodgers, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Structural analysis of aneurysmal arteries using Second Harmonic Generation microscopy

Mentor: Tarek Shazly, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,,
Alexis Rodrigues, Sophomore
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2018
Community Pharmacy in Morocco vs. U.S.

Mentors: Lara Lomicka, Linguistics, USC Columbia, Amy Grant, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
3 2018 Pharmacy,, Arts and Sciences,Pharmacy Linguistics,Pharmacy
Peyton Rogers, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Understanding Access to and Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) Among Low-Income Women in South Carolina

Mentors: Emily Mann, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Ashley White, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2018 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Navid Sarkar Tavakoli, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
A Developmental Behavioral Analysis of Perinatal Lead Exposure

Mentors: Parastoo Hashemi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Alyssa West, Chemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Statistics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry
Abigail Sauls, Honors, Sophomore
Global Studies, International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Assessing Changes in the Medical, Mental, Social, and Legal Status of Torture Survivors After Receiving Services Through a Torture Treatment Program

Mentors: Breanne Grace, Social Work, USC Columbia, Dinali Fernando, Emergency Medicine, USC Mt. Sinai/Elmhurst Hospital Center
3 2018 Global Studies,International Studies, Social Work,Icahn School of Medicine Social Work,Emergency Medicine
Rachael Schmelz, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Does high folic acid alongside a gene knockdown of MTHFR induce histone modifications and altered neurobiology in a human neuronal cell line?

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2018 Biology,,
Jacquelyn Schoener, Junior
Chemistry, Information Science, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2018
Fungus Among Us: Mushrooms in Permaculture

Mentor: Matt Kip, Student Affairs, USC Columbia
3 2018 Chemistry,Information Science,
Ryann Shealy, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
The Effect of miR-489 in Tamoxifen Resistant Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer

Mentor: Hexin Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Catherine Shirer, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Association of treatment complexity with length of hospital stay in type 2 diabetes

Mentors: Cynthia Phillips, Pharmacy, USC Columbia, Tyler Wagner, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Pharmacy,Pharmacy
James Sitter, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Using Dual Photoredox Catalysis to Create Di-Substituted Ethers in High Yield

Mentor: Aaron Vannucci, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Christine Smith, Junior
Dance, USC Columbia

Megan Barbee, Junior
Dance, USC Columbia

Leigh Anne Davis, Junior
Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Arts Integrated Curriculum for Dance and South Carolina History

Mentor: Stephanie Milling, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
3 2018 Dance,,Dance,,Dance,,
Laura Snyder, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2018
Analyzing microplastic accumulation in marine sediments influenced by derelict lobster traps in Winter Harbor, Maine

Mentors: Campbell Scott, President, Founder, USC OceansWide, Victoria Magnus, Marine Science, USC Columbia
3 2018 Marine Science,Biological Sciences, Schoodic Institute,School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment President, Founder,Marine Science
Lauren Strothers, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Energy Transfer in Spiropyran-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics,
Jeremy Suarez, Senior
Computational Science, Business Administration, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Characterizing and Predicting the Social Trends of a Local Community based on Online Social Networks

Mentor: Xiaomei Zhang, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
3 2018 Computational Science,Business Administration,
Kristina Teutonico, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
CT Scanning in Pediatric Trauma Patients

Mentor: Juan Camps, Medical Director of Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Program, USC Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
3 2018 Biological Sciences,,
Jason Thomas, Capstone, Senior
Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Relationship Model Implementation in Decentralized Commercial Banking

Mentor: Timothy Koch, Finance, USC Columbia
3 2018 Finance,,
Lenda Thompson, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Nanohybrid Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Release Application

Mentors: Qian Wang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Amanda Wagner, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Business Administration, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kaiya Trask, Junior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Incarcerated Women and Their Motherhood Identities

Mentor: Barbara Koons-Witt, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
3 2018 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Political Science,
Maxwell Villaire, Junior
Computer Science, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Utilizing Knowledge Space Theory to Assess a Calculus Skillset

Mentor: Francisco Blanco-Silva, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2018 Computer Science,Statistics,
Emma Wagner, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2018
Temperature Dependance: Does Solar Input and Ambient Air Temperature Affect the Developmental Time of E. gillettii Egg Clusters?

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Emma Wagner, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2018
Temperature Dependence: Does Solar Input and Ambient Air Temperature Affect Developmental Time of E. gillettii Egg Clusters?

Mentor: Carol Boggs, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2018 Biological Sciences,Environmental Studies,
Kiersten Weber, Junior
Anthropology, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2018
Decorated Bone Pins of Spanish Mount Point: The Mysteries Engraved

Mentor: Karen Smith, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2018 Anthropology,Italian,
Ella Ahrens, Sophomore
Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Propositional Density as an Indicator of Premature Language Decline in Women with the FMR1 Premutation

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2017 Psychology,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Rahaf Al-Sayed, Sophomore
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
An Investigation of the Effects of Folic Acid on Histone Modifications and Dendritic Spine Density in a Human Neuronal Cell Line

Mentor: Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2017 Biology,Psychology,
Quentin Bain, Junior
Mathematics, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Small Ramsey Numbers

Mentor: Joshua Cooper, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2017 Mathematics,Statistics,
Matthew Bennion, Junior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Synthesis and Characterization of beta-Functionalized Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2017 Chemistry,Mathematics,
Marissa Boettcher, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Neha Malhotra, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Ontogeny of Muscle Architecture in Primate Masticatory and Forelimb Muscles

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,Biological Sciences,Music Performance,
Allison Burrell, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Natural selection in a hybrid zone: testing the role of differential reproductive output

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,French,
Collytte Cederstrom, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Intrinsic Motivation and Reading Improvement with At-Risk Students

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2017 Psychology,,
Claire Chabot, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Cellular Localization of the RAD51D Protein

Mentor: Doug Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Brianna Childs, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Returning Home Healthy: A Qualitative Analysis of the Health-Related Experiences of Formerly Incarcerated Men and Women

Mentor: Alyssa Robillard, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2017 Public Health,,
Max Ciarlone, Honors, Junior
Environmental Science, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Evaluating Environmental Education in St. Lucia

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2017 Environmental Science,Economics,
Katherine Cohen, Honors, Sophomore
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Examining Mirror Neuron Functionality in Individuals with Severe Depressive Tendencies Using Electroencephalogram

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Anna Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Neurochemical Basis of Depression in HIV-1 Related Neurocognitive Disorders

Mentors: Rosemarie Booze, Psychology, USC Columbia, Adam Denton, Experimental Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Experimental Psychology
Josie Cox, Sophomore
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Joshua Stine, Sophomore
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
A Comparison of Coaching and Teaching in the Private Music Lesson Setting

Mentor: Jennifer Parker-Harley, Music, USC Columbia
1 2017 Music Performance,,Music Performance,,
A'Lexxus Davis, Junior
Physical Education, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Can the endocrine disrupting chemical tolylfluanid negatively impact insulin-dependent protein synthesis in mammalian skeletal muscle cells?

Mentors: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate, Ginny Webb, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2017 Physical Education,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Natural Sciences & Engineering,Natural Sciences & Engineering
Gabriella Del Valle, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Vowel Formant Dispersion in Spontaneous and Repetitive Speech in Speakers with Apraxia of Speech and Aphasia

Mentor: Dirk den Ouden, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2017 Public Health,,
Emma Drobina, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Pay attention! Re-engaging 5th grade math students using an adaptive robot tutor

Mentors: Jenay Beer, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Karina Liles, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2017 Computer Science,Spanish, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Bradley Fasulo, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Downregulation of MAP Kinase Signaling Pathways by Protein Phosphatases in Response to UV-B irradiation in Arabidopsis

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Alix Faulkner, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Promoter analysis of the gene encoding for the chemoattractive cytokine CCL8

Mentors: Ioulia Chatzistamou, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia, Hippokartis Kiaris, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Medicine,Pharmacy Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Mason Fennel, Senior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
High Barrier Schottky Contacts for Silicon Carbide Radiation Detector

Mentor: Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2017 Electrical Engineering,,
Alexandra Fleury, Senior
English, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Impressionists versus the Macchiaioli: Understanding the impact of Japonism on Western Painting

Mentor: Pam Bowers, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2017 English,Finance,
Jack Gonzales, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Improving HF radar derived ocean wave spectra using satellites

Mentors: George Voulgaris, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia, Douglas Cahl, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2017 Marine Science,Music, Arts and Sciences,Arts & Sciences Earth, Ocean, and Environment,Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Annastasia Haynie, Capstone, Junior
Physics, Astronomy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Deriving the Cosmological Constraint from Supernovae Light Curves

Mentor: Steven Rodney, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2017 Physics,Astronomy,
Katherine Heins, Honors, Sophomore
International Studies, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Intersections of Gender, Nationality, and Religion with South Carolina Anti-Refugee Legislation

Mentor: Breanne Grace, Social Work, USC Columbia
1 2017 International Studies,Spanish,
Austin Hetherington, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Scaling Anterior Deltoid Activation to Contralateral Reach Movement in a 3-Dimensional Paradigm

Mentor: Jill Stewart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Angelica Hutchinson, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Automatic Separation of Vowels in Aphasic and Apraxic Speakers

Mentor: Dirk Den Ouden, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Judson James, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Developing an App to Examine Young Children's Music Development through Serious Gaming

Mentors: Wendy Valerio, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia, Jeremiah Shepherd, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2017 Computer Engineering,Music, Music,Engineering and Computing Music Education, History, and Theory,Computer Science and Engineering
Jaleel Jefferson, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Enhancing Communication to Support Dissemination and Implementation of the Healthy Eating and Active Living in the Spirit (HEALS) Program

Mentor: Heather Brandt, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2017 Public Health,Neuroscience,
Erin Kalb, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, Risk Management and Insurance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Mathematical Modeling of Pituitary Organogenesis

Mentor: Paula Vasquez, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2017 Mathematics,Risk Management and Insurance,
Ketsana Kenekham, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Effect of Flucytosine and Amphotericin B Treatment on Antiphagocytic Protein 1, a Virulence Factor of Cryptococcus neoformans

Mentor: Ginny Webb, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2017 Biology,Chemistry,
Abraham Khan, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Computational Complexity of Enumerating the Linear Extensions of a Dimension Two Poset.

Mentor: Joshua Cooper, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2017 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Alexander Kirby, Honors, Junior
Physics, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Extinction due to Dust in Other Galaxies

Mentor: Varsha Kulkarni, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2017 Physics,Mathematics,
Jennifer Klett, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Transient Amnesia: Identifying the Role of PDE11A4 in Systems Consolidation of Social Memories

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Chandler Knott, Junior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Allison Vittes, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Early Features of Anxiety Behavior in Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Debra Reisinger, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Psychology,Counselor Education,Public Health,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Venkatraman Kothandaraman, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Effectiveness of LINE-1 Methylation as a Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer

Mentors: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia, Angela Murphy, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,, Public Health,Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Nabihah Kumte, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Mast cell activation status and phenotype in the development of colorectal cancer

Mentors: Carole Oskeritzian, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia, John Fuseler, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Public Health,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Nicholas Leschinsky, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Julia Bian, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Structural and functional studies of Cytochrome P450 (CYP152) enzymes towards Sustainable Biofuels

Mentors: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Steven Ratigan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,Chemistry,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Science Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Austin Lewis, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Religious Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Uncovering Immediate Early Gene Programs That Drive Neural Fate

Mentor: Jeff Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Religious Studies,
Cole Love-Baker, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Spincoating Quantum Dots onto Epitaxial Graphene Chips For Tunable, High-Gain Infrared Detection

Mentor: Andrew Greytak, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2017 Chemical Engineering,,
Erica Maissy, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Metabolic Stress and Neuroplasticity in the Rat Hippocampus

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Daniel Newsome, Honors, Junior
Statistics, Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
When, Where, and Who: Mining Billions of Tweets to Understand Celebration Patterns of US Holidays

Mentor: Zhenlong Li, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2017 Statistics,Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics,
Liudas Panavas, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Part Criticality in Inventory Management

Mentor: Ramy Harik, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2017 Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Caroline Pascal, Junior
Public Health, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Knowledge and Awareness of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among HIV-Positive Adults in South Carolina.

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2017 Public Health,Women's and Gender Studies,
Anniebelle Quattlebaum, Senior
English, Creative Writing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Women Behind the Witches: A Study and Response

Mentor: Katie Smith, English, USC Aiken
1 2017 English,Creative Writing,
Christine Reid, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Role of COX2 on Cellular Senescence

Mentor: Minsub Shim, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Julia Schweiss, Honors, Junior
Marketing, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Overcoming Barriers to Ecovillage Mainstreaming

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2017 Marketing,Management Science,
McKenzie Spires, Sophomore
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Developing a HIV-1 Dependent Lentiviral Vector that Expresses an Innate Human Anti-Retroviral Gene

Mentor: William Jackson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2017 Biology,,
Kristin Stitzlein, Honors, Sophomore
Visual Communications, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Telenovelas in Colombia: Cultural Identity & Globalization

Mentor: Laura Kissel, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2017 Visual Communications,Spanish,
Alen Thomas, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Can a viable model of Danon disease cardiomyopathy be created from human iPSCs that contain a CRISPR/Cas9-mediated lysosomal LAMP2 knockout?

Mentor: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2017 Biology,Chemistry,
Hannah Thomas, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Nicole Vonada, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Language and Cognition as Predictors of Change in Social Communication in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Kelly Caravella, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Psychology,Neuroscience,Biological Sciences,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Elizabeth Thompson, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Speech and Hand Movement Rehabilitation through HD-tDCS

Mentor: Roozbeh Behroozmand, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Victoria Turnbull, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Examining the Roles of Visual Processing and Eye-Hand Coordination in Parkinson’s Disease Disability

Mentors: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Priyantha Herath, Department of Neurology, USC Columbia
1 2017 Exercise Science,German, Public Health,School of Medicine Exercise Science,Department of Neurology
Jesse Varkey, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Identifying Bacterial Pathogen Type III Effectors Interacting with Protein Receptors TIR1 and COI1 to Suppress Plant Defense

Mentor: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Public Health,,
John Warrington, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Detecting synthetic lethalities in TP53 knockout breast cancer cells using the CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease for use in Targeted Therapeutics

Mentor: Phillip Buckhaults, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biomedical Engineering,,
James Waters, Honors, Freshman
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
The Influence of Induced Anxiety on Executive Functions Among Athletes Measured by the P3 Wave in a Go/NoGo Task

Mentor: Keri Weed, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2017 Psychology,,
Frank Webb, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Twitter Analysis of LGBT Health Concerns

Mentor: Amir Karami, Library and Information Science, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Melissa Weisberg, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Tina Monzavi, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Engaging Youth in STEM: Understanding the Role of Educators in Informal Science Learning Sites

Mentors: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia, Adam Hartstone-Rose, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2017 Biomedical Engineering,,Chemistry,, Education,Medicine Educational Studies,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Erin Welty, Honors, Junior
Classics, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Ritualized Eating: The Feasts of Homer's Iliad

Mentor: Hunter Gardner, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2017 Classics,English,
Brock Wesolek, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, Business Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
An Optimistic Perspective on Entering Distant Markets

Mentor: Hildy Teegen, International Business, USC Columbia
1 2017 International Business,Business Economics,
Amaelia Zyck, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2017
Spatial and temporal variation in larval availability: Success in the plankton and maintenance of connectivity among adult mussel populations

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2017 Marine Science,Spanish,
Victory Agho, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Heavy Lives Matter: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Morbid Obesity, Culture, and Weight Loss Surgery among Women of African Descent.

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Quinn Alsheimer, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
A Study of Data from the Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System of 2015

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2017 Public Health,Spanish,
Akilah Alwan, Honors, Junior
Environmental Science, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Steps towards Increasing Diversity in the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Mentor: Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2017 Environmental Science,Marine Science,
Stephanie Arnold, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Maintaining and Restoring Sustainable Hydrology in Iraq

Mentor: Jennifer Pournelle, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
2 2017 Environmental Science,,
Stephanie Arnold, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2017
Maintaining and Restoring Sustainable Hydrology in Iraq

Mentor: Jennifer Pournelle, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
2 2017 Environmental Science,,
Amanda Askins, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Developing an Activation Tagging System for Gene Discovery in Wheat

Mentor: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2017 Biology,,
Genevieve Asongu-Fonju, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Use and Economic Burden of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent (ESA) Post Medicare Part D

Mentor: Kevin Lu, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2017 Pharmacy,,
Martin Aveldanes, Senior
Sociology, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Household Shocks and Vulnerable Students: How Social Risks Propagate Across Domains

Mentors: Jennifer Augustine, Sociology, USC Columbia, Carla Pfeffer, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Sociology,Statistics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Sociology,Sociology
Jacqueline Baquet, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Population Genomic Analysis of Natural Selection in a Hybrid Zone

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Emily Bowling, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
The shifting status of appositive relative clauses (ARCs): Moving ARC content into the conversational foreground

Mentor: Anne Bezuidenhout, Philosophy, USC Columbia
2 2017 Psychology,Philosophy,
Destiny Byrd, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Examining Experiences of Using eHealth for Weight-loss

Mentors: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Caroline Dunn, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2017 Public Health,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Caroline Cates, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Psychological Effects of Isolation and Extreme Environment on Mental Health of Scientists in Antarctica

Mentor: Samuel McQuillin, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Psychology,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Daniel Conroy, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Michaela Sanner, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Hannah Thomas, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Using tests of executive functions to account for variance in dyslexic children's reading performance

Mentor: Scott Decker, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Psychology,Neuroscience,Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,Psychology,Neuroscience,
Alexandra Cordes, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Sex Trafficking Victims Seeking Help in South Carolina: Service Provider Perspectives

Mentor: Dana DeHart, Social Work, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Jared Dawson, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Identification and Characterization of Bacteria from Human Peritoneal Tumors

Mentor: Traci Testerman, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Evan Dodge, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Business Economics, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Automation in South Carolina: How will Computerization effect the Future State Economy?

Mentor: Ben Rex, Honors College, USC Columbia
2 2017 Business Economics,History,
Vincent Edwards, Senior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Speaking the Language of the Heart: An Investigation in High Frequency Heart Rate Variability it's Interactions With Stereotype Threat Responses, Impaired Cognitive Performance and Emotion Regulation?

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Psychology,,
Mary Gaughan, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Neural Correlates of Non-Paretic Hand Function Following Stroke

Mentor: Jill Stewart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Kyndra Gilmore, Junior
Psychology, African American Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Youth Violence and Victimization: Predicting Responses to Peer Aggression

Mentor: Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2017 Psychology,African American Studies,
Sarah Greene, Honors, Senior
Exercise Science, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Evaluating Muscle Fatigue and Endurance in Healthy Female Athletes

Mentor: Ray Thompson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Exercise Science,Dance,
Caitlin Heilferty, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Hydrogels for Drug Delivery - Release Study of BSA

Mentors: Esmaiel Jabbari, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Safaa Kader, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Chemical Engineering,Biochemistry
Elizabeth Karnavas, Senior
Public Health, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2017
Production and Sales of Sustainable Tea Products

Mentor: Matt Kip, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
2 2017 Public Health,Criminal Justice,
Nancy Kaura, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
The effects of a short-term fast on the regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and degradation through Akt activation or suppression, respectively, in tumor-bearing mice.

Mentors: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Brandon Vanderveen, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Exercise Science,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Adam Kenvin, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Continuous Electroless Deposition

Mentors: John Monnier, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Gregory Tate, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2017 Computer Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Reese King, Sophomore
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Determining the Relative Importance of the N-Terminal and C-Terminal ends of the ORF1 and Transposase Proteins in the mPing Transposition Complex

Mentor: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2017 Biology,,
Kelsey Larkin, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Exploration of the Functions Involved in the Tomographic Reconstruction of EDX Data

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Wyatt Lasche, Capstone, Sophomore
Media Arts, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
January

Mentors: Faye Riley, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia, Jake Parler, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Media Arts,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Public Health Film and Media Studies,Exercise Science
Steven Lin, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Mechanisms Underlying HIV-Induced Dysregulation of Dopaminergic Neurotransmission

Mentor: Jun Zhu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Caitlyn Lizana, Capstone, Sophomore
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Aflatoxin-Exposure of Vibrio gazogenes as a Novel System for the Generation of Aflatoxin Synthesis Inhibitors

Mentors: Anindya Chanda, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia, Phani Gummadidala, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2017 Environmental Science,, Public Health,Public Health Environmental Health Sciences,Environmental Health Sciences
John Lynch, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
The potential role for disrupted calcium handling in cachexia induced skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue.

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Nicholas Magro, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Policy to Practice in Youth Programs

Mentor: Michael Beets, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Exercise Science,,
Tykiera Manning, Junior
Marketing, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Like It. Share It. Love It: Social Media’s Influence on the Development of a Business through Brand Marketing

Mentor: Rishika Rishika, Marketing, USC Columbia
2 2017 Marketing,Finance,
Kaitlin McClamrock, Capstone, Senior
Political Science, European Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Analysis of European Same Sex Marriage Policies & Comparative Courts (1) Analysis of Informal Justice Systems and Transitional Justice in Post Conflict Peace (2)

Mentor: Brad Epperly, Political Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Political Science,European Studies,
Madeline Mulkey, Senior
Public Relations, Leadership Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
God at the Games

Mentor: Cecile Holmes, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
2 2017 Public Relations,Leadership Studies,
Ashton Mullinax, Capstone, Freshman
English, History, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Articulation of Trauma in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury

Mentor: Greg Forter, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
2 2017 English,History,
Leigh Nye, Capstone, Senior
Sociology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Modern Expressions of Racism: The Impact of Confederate Relics on Population Health

Mentor: Andrea Henderson-Platt, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Sociology,Business Administration,
Aisling Ponzo, Capstone, Sophomore
Nursing, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Obesity and Related Health Behaviors in South Carolina's Rural and Urban Counties

Mentor: Dr. Demetrius Abshire, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2017 Nursing,Business Administration,
Amber Roberts, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Cardiovascular Responses to Micro-aggressions and Overt Racism Among Black Female Millennials

Mentor: Cheryl Armstead, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2017 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Matthew Thomas, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
The Effect of Cancer Cachexia Severity on Skeletal Muscle Anabolic Signaling Fluctuation

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2017 Public Health,Chemistry,
Zachary Travis, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2017
Self Perception of body weight compared to BMI

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2017 Public Health,Spanish,
Meredith Tucker, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
A Study of Potential Sensory Processing Differences Across Personality Types

Mentor: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union
2 2017 Psychology,,
Terence Willoner, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Using CRISPR/Cas9 to study the Role of zmym2 and zmym3 in zebrafish craniofacial development

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2017 Biology,,
Carla Woods, Senior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2017
Statistical Data Analysis of Salad-Bar Usage Data Pre and Post Educational Campaign

Mentor: Swati DebRoy, Mathematics and Computational Science, USC Beaufort
2 2017 Computational Science,,
Courtney Wyche, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2017
Evaluations of Social Transgressions

Mentor: Kelly Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2017 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Nour Abu Abdo, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Evaluation of maternal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use and necrotizing enterocolitis in offspring

Mentor: Christina Cox, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Pharmacy,,
Carter Allen, Honors, Senior
Statistics, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
A Comparison of Multiple Imputation Methods en Route to a Predictive Water Quality Model for Charleston, SC

Mentor: Edsel Pena, Statistics, USC Columbia
3 2017 Statistics,Mathematics,
Jacob Baltzegar, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Theory-Driven Synthesis of Surface-Modified Nanoparticles for the Modulation of Amyloid-beta Aggregation

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Andreas Bauml, Senior
Computer Science, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
An Empirical study of 4G LTE Cellular Network Vulnerabilities and Defense

Mentor: Frank Haizhon Li, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
3 2017 Computer Science,,
Christina Beckert, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
What is the association between antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease fibrosis scores in patients participating in the 2013-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)?

Mentor: Bryan Love, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
3 2017 Pharmacy,,
Sophia Bertrand, Capstone, Freshman
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Development of Theory of mind in Hearing Impaired Subjects Before and After AV Therapy

Mentors: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Jace Wolfe, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Oklahoma City
3 2017 Psychology,, Public Health,Hearts for Hearing Clinic Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sophia Bertrand, Capstone, Freshman
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Development of Theory of mind in Hearing Impaired Subjects Before and After AV Therapy

Mentors: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Jace Wolfe, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Oklahoma City
3 2017 Psychology,, Public Health,Hearts for Hearing Clinic Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lauren Blew, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Perceptions and Lung Cancer Screening Practices - A Qualitative Study

Mentor: Karen McDonnell, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2017 Nursing,,
Samantha Block, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The effect of PDTC treatment on mitochondrial quality in a mouse model of colorectal cancer

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,Italian,
Sean Bloos, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Development of 3-D Organotypic Raft Cultures Using Neonatal Stem-like Keratinocytes to Investigate HPV-Mediated Dysplasia

Mentor: Lucia Pirisi-Creek, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Kristin Bolek, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Hazmat Decontamination Study: Assessing Decontamination Procedures in Chemical Mass Casualty Incidences

Mentors: Joan Culley, Nursing, USC Columbia, Sal DiNardi, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2017 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Jack Bowling, Senior
Management Science, International Business, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Cross-sector Collaboration for Humanitarian Response to Refugee Crisis

Mentor: Pelin Pekgun, Management Science, USC Columbia
3 2017 Management Science,International Business,
Tyler Brant, Freshman
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Spencer Martin, Senior
Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Studies, USC Columbia

Andrew Re, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Astronomy, USC Columbia

William Rivers, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Water Purification and Pipeline Reparation Design for the El Cedro Water Supply Project

Mentor: Steve McAnally, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Electrical Engineering,,Electrical Engineering,Aerospace Studies,Mechanical Engineering,Astronomy,Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Delaney Bruns, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Child and Family Program

Mentor: Rachal Hatton, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2017 Psychology,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Maria Buck, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Relationship between Parental Monitoring, Limit Setting, and Family Structure and Goal Attainment in African American Adolescents

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Allison Sweeney, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2017 Public Health,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Andrew Buzza, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Molecular Modeling of Amyloid-Beta Interactions with Metal Surfaces

Mentors: Mark Uline, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Nicholas van der Munnik, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Sophia Chamberlin, Capstone, Sophomore
Comparative Literature, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
A Letter from Shizu: Gender Roles in Modern Japanese Society Through the Novel Kokoro

Mentor: Jie Guo, Comparative Literature, USC Columbia
3 2017 Comparative Literature,English,
Alexandria Cone, Senior
Visual Communications, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Gullah Project

Mentor: Denise McGill, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2017 Visual Communications,Media Arts,
Anna Cook, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Neurochemical Basis of Depression in HIV-1 Related Neurocognitive Disorders

Mentors: Rosemarie Booze, Psychology, USC Columbia, Adam Denton, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Courtney Cooper, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Dance, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2017
Understanding Meal Quality and Nutrition- Related Behaviors of Pregnant Women: A Mixed Methods Approach

Mentors: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Alicia Dahl, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2017 Public Health,Dance, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Courtney Cooper, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Understanding Meal Quality and Nutrition- Related Behaviors of Pregnant Women: A Mixed Methods Approach

Mentors: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Alicia Dahl, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2017 Public Health,Dance, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Courtney Cooper, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Understanding Meal Quality and Nutrition- Related Behaviors of Pregnant Women: A Mixed Methods Approach

Mentors: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Alicia Dahl, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2017 Public Health,Dance, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Josie Cox, Sophomore
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Joshua Stine, Sophomore
Music Performance, Music Entrepreneurship, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
The Benefits of Musical Coaching vs. The Traditional Style of Teaching

Mentor: Jennifer Parker-Harley, Music, USC Columbia
3 2017 Music Performance,,Music Performance,Music Entrepreneurship,
Charles Daniels, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Generalized Hough Transform on the Tegra X1 Embedded SOC Architecture

Mentor: Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Computer Engineering,,
Karlye Denner, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Diabetes in the Hispanic Community

Mentor: Christopher Goodman, Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2017 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Jasmine Desdune, Senior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Impact of African American Skin Tone on Causal Attributions

Mentor: Ann Hoover, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2017 Psychology,,
Blake Devivo, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Electrocatalyst Development for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Mentor: John Weidner, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Chemical Engineering,,
S River Dixon, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Minimizing mortality risk while maximizing food intake: the optimal balance for salt marsh bivalves

Mentor: Blaine Griffen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Marine Science,,
Courtney Duncan, Capstone, Junior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
"Cocky: More than a Mascot" Documenting History and a Life Behind the Suit

Mentor: James Henderson, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2017 Media Arts,,
Melaina Dyck, Honors, Senior
Environmental Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Zoe Dale, Senior
International Studies, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Assessing Potential and Efficacy of Aquaponics Using Constructed Wetlands Wastewater Treatment in Iraq

Mentor: Jennifer Pournelle, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
3 2017 Environmental Science,Spanish,International Studies,Environmental Studies,
Harrison Engoren, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Ronald Herrygers, Capstone, Sophomore
Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Probability of Sudoku: The Bounds of the Cardinality of Minimal Fair Sudoku Puzzles

Mentor: Joshua Cooper, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2017 Computer Science,Business Administration,Mathematics,,
Chloe Erickson, Capstone, Freshman
Business Administration, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Analysis and Recommendation of the Ethical Misconduct at Wells Fargo

Mentor: Shannon Bowen, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2017 Business Administration,French,
Habiba Fayyaz, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Role of Intranasal Orexin-A Administration on Neuronal Activation in the Brain Stem

Mentor: Jim Fadel, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Kevin Field, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Ferroptotic Cell Death

Mentors: Minsub Shim, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mingxiao Feng, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Cade Fisher, Capstone, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
High-Energy Dynamic Impact

Mentor: Zafer Gurdal, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Mechanical Engineering,,
Kayla Ford, Junior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Authoritative Parenting, Adolescent Depression, and Obesity Outcomes in African American Adolescents

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Haylee Gause, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2017 Psychology,Counselor Education, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Julia Fountain, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Thermodynamic Resolution of Silicon Compounds

Mentor: Sheryl Wiskur, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2017 Chemistry,,
Victoria Garefino, Senior
Marine Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Estimating Genetic Variation for a Fitness Characteristic in a Hawksbill Sea Turtle Nesting Aggregation

Mentor: Joseph Quattro, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2017 Marine Science,Biological Sciences,
David Geurkink, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Development of a Fluorescent Assay for Studying Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptors

Mentor: Kenneth Walsh, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Exercise Science,,
Noemi Glaeser, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Generating Geographic and Temporal Heat Maps of Aflatoxin Incidence using Regularized Linear Models

Mentor: Gabriel Terejanu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Kenneth Glenn, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Generating mef2ca and mef2cb transgenic zebrafish lines using BAC-mediated recombination

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2017 Biology,,
Ashley Graham, Senior
Theatre, Psychology, USC Columbia

Jacob Lyerly, Senior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Voicing the “Voices from the Field”: Increasing Accessibility through Audio Recording on a National Park Service Website

Mentors: Erica Tobolski, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia, Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2017 Theatre,Psychology,Music Performance,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Theatre and Dance,English Language and Literature
Veronica Gray, Capstone, Sophomore
Finance, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Islamic Societal Integration in Europe at Home and in Business

Mentor: Alice Leri, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2017 Finance,Spanish,
Scott Green, Senior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Synthesis and Purification of Trypanosoma cruzi Glucosamine Analogue Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Biology, USC Beaufort
3 2017 Biology,Chemistry,
Nicole Griffith, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Pharmacist-Administered Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Pharmacy,,
Melissa Groleau, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Testing for field effects and maternal effects in seeds of the invasive annual grass, Aegilops triuncialis

Mentor: Andrew Dyer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2017 Biology,,
Marissa Gross, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Jonathan Rodgers, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Emily Mele, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
The effects of protein and exercise on short term memory, anxiety, and health in rats

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2017 Biology,,Biology,,Biology,,
Caroline Haggard, Honors, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Active Learning for Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergraduates in the Context of Novel Nanomaterial Applications

Mentors: Fabio Matta, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia, Charles Pierce, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Civil Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Civil and Environmental Engineering,Civil and Environmental Engineering
Katherine Hall, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
The role of ribosomal proteins L12 in plant immunity

Mentors: Zhengqing Fu, Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Ming Chang, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biochemistry,Biochemistry
Rachel Hall, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Characterization of wild type, Arctic, and Fleming mutations of Amyloid-Beta protein through AFM and Western blotting.

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biomedical Engineering,,
Amanda Harris, Senior
Public Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Beyond Behavioral Methods, Using Eye Tracking to Measure Morphosyntax in School Age Children

Mentors: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Alison Hendricks, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2017 Public Health,Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Meredith Hawcroft, Senior
English, Creative Writing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Battle of Bachelorhood and Domesticity in William Gilmore Simms’s Castle Dismal

Mentor: Todd Hagstette, English, USC Aiken
3 2017 English,Creative Writing,
Emily Herbert, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
The Role of Ovarian Function in Lewis Lung Carcinomas -Induced Cachexia

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Maria Hernandez, Senior
Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Bel Canto In Opera and Its Influences On Chopin’s Piano Music

Mentor: Julie Hubbert, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
3 2017 Music,,
Alec Jones, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Developing a tool for transposon mutagenesis in zebrafish (D. rerio)

Mentors: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken, Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2017 Biology,, Sciences,Sciences Biology/Geology,Biology/Geology
Tal Kasher, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Tunable Radio Frequency Wireless Power Harvesting System

Mentor: Guoan Wang, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Electrical Engineering,,
Caleb Kisby, Junior
Mathematics, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Exploring Non-finitely Based Finite Algebras

Mentor: George McNulty, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2017 Mathematics,Computer Science,
Jennifer Klett, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Transient Amnesia: Identifying the Role of PDE11A4 in Systems Consolidation of Social Memories

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Megan Kopp, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
The Role of Multiple Drug Resistance Protein 1 (MDR1) in Protecting Chemo-chemical Doxorubicin (DOX) Induced Ovarian Toxicity and Infertility

Mentor: Shuo Xiao, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Robert Lanier, Sophomore
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Synthesis and Purification of Trypanosoma cruzi Hexokinase Inhibitors

Mentor: Edward D'antonio, Biology, USC Beaufort
3 2017 Biology,,
Daniel Lee, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Role of Orexin in Extinguishing Fear Memories

Mentors: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Amanda Sharko, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Margaret Leppert, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Exploring Healthcare Communication during the Diagnosis Process for a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child and Language Development Outcomes

Mentors: Katherine Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia, Robin Estrada, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2017 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Mallory Long, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Cortical and Subcortical Projections to the Amygdala

Mentor: David Mott, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Abigail Loszko, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Multidentate Polymer Ligands for Biocompatible Quantum Dots: Does Sequence Matter?

Mentor: Andrew Greytak, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Spanish,
Meredith Love, Senior
Geological Sciences, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Detrital Zircon Tests of Competing Hypotheses For the Eastern Blue Ridge & Inner Piedmont Provinces, Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA

Mentor: David Barbeau, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2017 Geological Sciences,German,
Briana Luckey, Senior
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Jerrod Wigmore, Honors, Sophomore
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Distributed Monitoring and Control of Photovoltaic Generation

Mentor: Andrea Benigni, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Electrical Engineering,Computer Science,Electrical Engineering,,
Sara Marciano, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
The role of Rbb4l in regulation of stem cell development and differentiation

Mentor: Katie Kathrein, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Amanda Namsinh, Junior
Marine Science, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Determining the Sensitivity of the Hf-Nd Proxy to Pleistocene glaciations in the North Atlantic

Mentor: Howie Scher, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2017 Marine Science,Environmental Science,
Emma Nettles, Senior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Perspective Taking and Self-Other Overlap: How Self-compassion Mitigates the Negative Effect of Blame on Helping Behavior

Mentor: Adam Pazda, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2017 Psychology,,
Andrew O'Flaherty, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Effect of Outdoor Classrooms on Student Performance in Classes at the University of South Carolina

Mentor: Gwendelyn Geidel, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2017 Environmental Science,,
Lindamarie Olson, Capstone, Senior
Social Work, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Examining factors related to help-seeking among parents of children in India and the US

Mentor: Robert Hock, Social Work, USC Columbia
3 2017 Social Work,,
Akhila Padi, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Casey Moffitt, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Role of Estrogen in the Behavioral, Cardiovascular and Neuroinflammatory Consequences of Witness Stress

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Public Health,Biological Sciences,Psychology,Neuroscience,
Tulsi Patel, Honors, Junior
Business Economics, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
The Effect of Succination on Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase Lysozyme L1(Uchl1) on Deubiquitinase Activity

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Gerardo Piroli, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Business Economics,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Lisette Payero, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Understanding the replicative transposition mechanism of the transposable element mPing

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2017 Biology,,
Lindsay Peagler, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Halie Campbell, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Energy Expenditure in Whitewater Kayakers

Mentor: Teresa Moore, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2017 Exercise Science,Psychology,Exercise Science,,
Izlen Peksenar, Honors, Senior
Chemistry, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Navigator, Spring 2017
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) of Minerals in Supercritical CO2 under Venus Atmospheric Conditions

Mentor: Stanley Michael Angel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2017 Chemistry,Mathematics,
Adrian Perez, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Assessing Visual Variation in Daphnia as a Result of Disparity in Eye Sizes

Mentor: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Karna Ringham, Honors, Senior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
KSRP's Binding Affinity to Endogenous mRNAs

Mentor: Jeffery Twiss, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,Neuroscience,
John Risher, Junior
Mathematics, History, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2017
Generalization of Inequality with Sum of Fractions

Mentor: Wei-Kai Lai, Mathematics, USC Salkehatchie
3 2017 Mathematics,History,
Alexis Ruber, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Eye Contact and Sympathetic Arousal in Women with the FMR1 Premutation

Mentor: Jessica Klusek, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Caroline Schlee, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Overexpression and Purification of Iron Regulators Aft1 and Yap5 from Yeast

Mentors: Caryn Outten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Angela-Nadia Albetel, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jonathan Senn, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Validating in vitro models for Aflatoxin production in maize using a new open database of field sample data

Mentor: Gabriel Terejanu, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2017 Computer Science,,
Stephanie Shealy, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Impact of a Birkman Method® Intervention on Faculty and Preceptor Development at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Mentor: Whitney Maxwell, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
3 2017 Pharmacy,,
Haylee Smith, Junior
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Implicit versus Explicit Bias for Disabled Persons in the Workplace

Mentors: Stefanie Keen, Psychology, USC Upstate, Jan Griffin, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2017 Psychology,Business Administration, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Aida Stevenson, Freshman
Marine Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2017
Why is Iceland one of the top three countries for happiness in the world?

Mentor: Joe Jones, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2017 Marine Science,Chemistry,
Emily Touzel, Honors, Senior
English, USC Upstate

Andrew Becker, Junior
English, International Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Transitional Communities and European Modernist Architecture

Mentor: Celena Kusch, Languages, Literature and Composition, USC Upstate
3 2017 English,,English,International Studies,
Joshua Turowski, Capstone, Freshman
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

Mentors: Jill Turner, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Erin Anderson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2017 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Eleanor Walsh, Capstone, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Age of childhood sexual trauma and long term effects

Mentor: Kathrene Brendell, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2017 Nursing,,
Kylie Weaver, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Association Between Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Hypocalcemia

Mentor: Bryan Love, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Pharmacy,,
Megan Wesley, Junior
Biology, USC Sumter

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Assessment of Hybridization Rate Among South Eastern United States Marine Turtles

Mentors: Joe Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mark Roberts, Biology, USC Sumter
3 2017 Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Biological Sciences,Biology
Sarah Marie Williamson, Senior
English, Professional Writing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
The Poetic Voice of Child Labor in Industrial Britain: Its Literary and Social Contexts

Mentor: Julie Wise, English, USC Aiken
3 2017 English,Professional Writing,
Matthew Willis, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Co-ligation of TLR4 and FcεRI on human skin mast cells enhances pro-inflammatory IL-6 production

Mentor: Gregorio Gomez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2017 Biological Sciences,,
Danielle Wood, Sophomore
Music, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2017
Flipping the Classroom: Effects on Critical Reasoning Skills Gained in Middle School Mathematics

Mentor: Patrick McFaddin, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2017 Music,Mathematics,
Christopher Yehl, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2017
Understanding the role of fluorine in pharmaceutical and catalytic systems.

Mentor: Ken Shimizu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2017 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Amaelia Zyck, Capstone, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2017
Spatial and Temporal Variation in Larval Availability: Success in the Plankton and Maintenance of Connectivity among Adult Mussel Populations

Mentor: Thomas Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2017 Marine Science,Spanish,
Michael Arin, Honors, Junior
International Studies, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Aristocracy v. Nation: A Case of Judicial Prejudice During the Early French Revolution

Mentors: Alexandre Bonafos, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia, Ashley Williard, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2016 International Studies,French, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Jose Aveldanes, Sophomore
Sociology, Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Are the Parents Alright? Reported Intimacy among Same-sex and Different-sex Parents

Mentors: Carla Pfeffer, Sociology, USC Columbia, Jennifer Augustine, Sociology, USC Columbia
1 2016 Sociology,Public Relations, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Sociology,Sociology
Jordan Bartow, Sophomore
Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
A Study on the Production, Parameters, and Pedagogy of Vibrato on the Cello

Mentor: Robert Jesselson, Music, USC Columbia
1 2016 Music,,
Cynthia Beavin, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Latin America: A Case Study on Abortion Policy and Activists in Peru

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2016 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Molly Beman, Honors, Freshman
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Examining the Role of Primary Care Providers in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Mentor: Sayward Harrison, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2016 Exercise Science,Psychology,
De'Aira Bryant, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Engaging Minorities in Computer Science via Online Game & Robot Hip-Hop Dance

Mentor: Jenay Beer, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2016 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Gregory Buechner, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Matthew Millington, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
X-ray Crystallography of Glucokinase from Leishmania braziliensis

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Chemistry, USC Beaufort
1 2016 Biology,,Biology,,
Tret Burdette, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Jessica Rotheiser, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Infrared Spectroscopy Detection of Magnetic Tape Degradation

Mentor: Stephen Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2016 Chemistry,,Chemistry,Criminology and Criminal Justice,
William Capell, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Defining signals that control the subcellular compartmentalization and catalytic activity of the enzyme PDE11A4

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2016 Chemistry,Biological Sciences,
Anthony Carson, Honors, Sophomore
Sport and Entertainment Management, Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
#ReadyForRio: How a Revised Rule 40 Will Impact Athlete Sponsorship at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
1 2016 Sport and Entertainment Management,Public Relations,
Brooke Clark, Junior
Fine Arts, Communications, USC Aiken

Harli Eggenberger, Junior
Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Developing Visual Communication Tools to Promote Healthy Eating

Mentors: Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken, Ginny Southworth, Fine Arts, USC Aiken
1 2016 Fine Arts,Communications,Exercise and Sports Science,, Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences Exercise and Sports Science,Fine Arts
Jamie Clark, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Do the eyes of the Atlantic Giant Cockle (Dinocardium robustum) provide spatial vision?

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Marine Science,,
Mara Cowen, Honors, Sophomore
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Understanding the role of Rab3Gap1 in Neuronal Development

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Justin DuRant, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Radionuclide Emissions from Nuclear Power Plants in South Carolina

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biological Sciences,Music,
Logan Dwyer, Honors, Freshman
Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Soviet and Russian Influences on Language Policy and Orthography in the Republic of Moldova and its Political Predecessors

Mentor: Alexander Ogden, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2016 Russian,,
Michael Eason, Capstone, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Predicting cognitive deficits in individuals with ADHD using electroencephalogram

Mentor: Scott Decker, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2016 Nursing,,
Vincent Esposito, Junior
Chemistry, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Disinfection By-Product Removal Efficiency of Activated Carbon Filters For Home-Use

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2016 Chemistry,Business Administration,
Jory Fleming, Capstone, Junior
Geography, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Biogeographic Analysis of Fish Communities in Congaree National Park Using A Remotely Operated Vehicle

Mentors: John Kupfer, Geography, USC Columbia, Joe Jones, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Geography,Marine Science, Arts and Sciences,Public Health Geography,Environmental Health Sciences
Meghan Franco, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Could Spinach and Lettuce be a Possible Source of Exposure to Disinfection By-Products?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2016 Civil Engineering,,
Ryan Geiser, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Investigating the Promotion of Alzheimer’s Disease by Volatile Organic Compounds

Mentors: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Shelby Chastain, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Biomedical Engineering
Muhammad Ghaffar, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Examining the relationship between the antifungal drug Amphotericin B and the Cryptococcus neoformans virulence factor Antiphagocytic protein 1

Mentor: Ginny Webb, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2016 Biology,,
Ian Giocondo, Capstone, Junior
Music Education, Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Nadia Boulanger's Final Years (1950-1979)

Mentor: Julie Hubbert, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2016 Music Education,Music Performance,
Dominica Harding, Sophomore
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Music and Politics- A Study of the Argentinian Tango

Mentor: Julie Hubbert, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2016 Music Performance,,
Bonnie Harris-Lowe, Honors, Junior
Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Gatekeeping: Women, People of Color, and the Video Game Community

Mentors: Qiana Whitted, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Rebecca Boyd, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2016 Media Arts,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,Visual Art and Design
Christine Hartmann, Junior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
The Influence of Perceived Control Over Task Difficulty on Coping with Math Anxiety

Mentor: Keri Weed, Psychology, USC Aiken
1 2016 Psychology,,
Georgia Higgins, Honors, Junior
History, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Black Excellence Under White Supremacy in Turn of the Century Columbia, SC

Mentors: Bobby Donaldson, History, USC Columbia, Gabrielle Kuenzli, History, USC Columbia
1 2016 History,Women's and Gender Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences History,History
David Hodges, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Mating Dynamics and Conservation Genomics of American Wood Storks

Mentor: Kristina Ramstad, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2016 Biology,,
Harshita Jain, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Researching and Addressing the Contexts Shaping Women’s Care-seeking Decisions During Labor and Delivery in Rural India

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biological Sciences,,
Bethany Janos, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Monitoring Smoking Behavior through the use of Smartwatch Applications

Mentors: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Scott Strayer, Family and Preventative Medicine, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,Computer Science, Engineering and Computing,Medicine Computer Science and Engineering,Family and Preventative Medicine
Katlyn Jones, Freshman
Education, General, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
The 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising

Mentor: David Hatch, English, USC Salkehatchie
1 2016 Education, General,,
Jerica Knox, Junior
Psychology, Social Work, USC Columbia

Kelly Gross, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Courtney Wyche, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Judgments and Reasoning About Bullying of Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Peer and Family Contexts

Mentors: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia, Matthew Irvin, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2016 Psychology,Social Work,Public Health,Spanish,Psychology,, Education,Education Educational Studies,Educational Studies
Alyson Lewis, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Differential Expression of LL-37 in Prostate Cancer

Mentor: Dev Karan, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2016 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Rhiannon Lewis, Senior
Health Promotion, Sociology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Understanding Health and Wellness Perspectives among US Southern Lesbians

Mentors: Diana Reindl, Health Promotion, USC Beaufort, Lauren Gellar, Health Promotion, USC Beaufort
1 2016 Health Promotion,Sociology, Nursing and Health Professions,Nursing and Health Professions Health Promotion,Health Promotion
Molly Lonneman, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
TIPPS, Tools & Inventions for/from People Post-Stroke

Mentor: Stacy Fritz, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2016 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Nicholas Marinelli, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
The Impact of Environmental Toxins on the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mentor: Sofia Lizarraga, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Ian McGuire, Senior
Chemistry, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Computational Models for Human memory, applications to problem-solving on low-memory situations

Mentor: Francisco Blanco-Silva, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2016 Chemistry,Neuroscience,
Alexis Michalos, Honors, Sophomore
English, History, USC Columbia

Molly Carlson, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Elizabeth Matthews, Honors, Sophomore
English, USC Columbia

Sydney Cowart, Honors, Sophomore
Statistics, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Enhancing Features of the Lone Woman Archive: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Mentors: Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Duncan Buell, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2016 English,History,Computer Information Systems,Business Administration,English,,Statistics,Geography, Arts and Sciences,Engineering and Computing English Language and Literature,Computer Science and Engineering
Colman Moore, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Assessment of Soy Isoflavone-Induced Conformational Changes in Amyloid-β Oligomers Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,,
Carly Moser, Capstone, Junior
Psychology, Education, General, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Cardiac Arousal Regulation and Anxiety in Women with the FMR1 Premutation

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jessica Klusek, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2016 Psychology,Education, General, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Julia Norkitis, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Examining the Influence of Attentional Mechanisms on Visual Search during Motor Skills

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2016 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Emily Palmer, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Zooplankton Phosphorus Concentrations and Redfield Stoichiometry in the Central Tropical North Pacific

Mentor: Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2016 Marine Science,,
Rebekah Parris, Honors, Freshman
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Evaluation of the Osmolarity of Oral Medications and Risk of Developing Necrotizing Enterocolitis among Neonates

Mentor: Christina Cox, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Chemistry,,
Neema Patel, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Identifying which cells and subcellular compartments in the brain express PDE9A and how that expression changes with age.

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Prem Patel, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Hydrogen Bonding in Aβ Model of Oligomerization

Mentors: Mark Uline, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Nicholas van der Munnik, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Tulsi Patel, Honors, Sophomore
Business Economics, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
The Effect of Succination on Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase L1 (Uchl1) Deubiquitinase Activity

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Gerardo Piroli, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2016 Business Economics,Biological Sciences, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Daravatey Pel, Junior
Biological Sciences, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
The Identification and Validation of miRNA as a Biomarker to Detect Breast Cancer

Mentors: Hexin Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mithil Soni, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biological Sciences,Art Studio, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Daniel Puckett, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Understanding Variation in Effectiveness of Test Suite Structural Coverage

Mentor: Amanda Schwartz, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
1 2016 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Sydney Rapp, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Use of Mammalian Two-Hybrid System to Detect Human p53-HIV TAT Interactions

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Adrianna Shoemaker, Capstone, Junior
Sociology, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Parental Incarceration: Effects on Children's Education

Mentor: Mathieu Deflem, Sociology, USC Columbia
1 2016 Sociology,Philosophy,
Cates Smith, Junior
International Business, Risk Management and Insurance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
IFC Investment Success Factors

Mentors: Lite Nartey, International Business, USC Columbia, Hildy Teegen, International Business, USC Columbia
1 2016 International Business,Risk Management and Insurance, Business,Business International Business,International Business
Nicole Smith, Senior
Pharmacy, Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Appropriateness of Empiric Antibiotic Therapy for Discharged Emergency Department Patients

Mentor: Celeste Caulder, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Pharmacy,Public Health,
Jeff Spraker, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Survey of Stand Up Paddle Board Injuries and Training History

Mentor: Ray Thompson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2016 Exercise Science,,
Brittany Stone, Junior
Music Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Examining the Implementation of A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children Across Cultures

Mentor: Wendy Valerio, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2016 Music Education,,
Heather Struckman, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Impact of Foreign Body Giant Cells in the Biomaterial Implant Environment

Mentors: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Kendall Murphy, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Lauren Strzyzewski, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
The Role of Lipocalin2 in Liver and Lung Metastasis of Cancer

Mentor: Maria Marjorette Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Tyler Wagner, Honors, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Outcomes from a Clostridium difficile infection data repository

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Pharmacy,,
Charles Williamson, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Examining the Role of CST in the Rescue of Stalled DNA Replication

Mentors: Jason Stewart, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Kathryn Brady, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2016 Biomedical Engineering,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Anna Witkin, Honors, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2016
Dual Immersion as Social Planning: An investigation of choice in Estonia’s schools

Mentor: Kara Brown, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies,Russian,
Jose Aveldanes, Junior
Sociology, Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2016
How Different? A Look at Familial and Couple Well-Being Between Same-sex and Different Sex Family Structures.

Mentors: Carla Pfeffer, Sociology, USC Columbia, Jennifer Augustine, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2016 Sociology,Public Relations, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Sociology,Sociology
Jonathan Blalock, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
The Role of ECM Remodeling on Skeletal Muscle Function in Cancer Cachexia

Mentors: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Brandon VanderVeen, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2016 Exercise Science,Business Administration, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Jack Bowling, Senior
International Business, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Cross-sector Collaboration for Humanitarian Response to Refugee Crisis

Mentor: Pelin Pekgun, Management Science, USC Columbia
2 2016 International Business,Management Science,
Hailey Boyer, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Creating Energy More Efficiently

Mentor: Xiao-Dong Zhou, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2016 Chemical Engineering,,
Marshall Bradley, Capstone, Senior
International Business, Business Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Immigration and Integration (Working Title)

Mentor: Orgul Ozturk, Economics, USC Columbia
2 2016 International Business,Business Economics,
Destiny Byrd, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Self-Monitoring Assessment in Real Time (2-SMART)

Mentor: Brie Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2016 Public Health,,
Sophia Chamberlin, Capstone, Sophomore
English, Japanese, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
A Letter from Shizu: Gender Roles in Modern Japanese Society Through the Novel Kokoro

Mentor: Jie Guo, Comparative Literature, USC Columbia
2 2016 English,Japanese,
Allie Conner, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
The effect of Nicotiana species on the growth rate and mortality of Manduca sexta

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Emilee Conner, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
X-ray crystallography of S. aureus glucokinase

Mentor: Dr. Edward D'Antonio, Biology, USC Beaufort
2 2016 Biology,,
Caroline Cummings, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
A Systematic Review of Measuring Instruments for Use in the Evaluation of Clinical Ethics Services

Mentor: Leah McClimans, Philosophy, USC Columbia
2 2016 Public Health,,
Jasmine Desdune, Senior
Psychology, English, USC Upstate

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2016
The Impact of Skin Tone on Fundamental Attribution Error

Mentor: Ann Hoover, Psychology, USC Upstate
2 2016 Psychology,English,
Emily Fordice, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Challenges Facing the International Criminal Court

Mentor: Kirk Randazzo, Political Science, USC Columbia
2 2016 International Business,Economics,
Ashley Freeman, Senior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Development of a Biochemical Assay for Borrelia Burgdorferi Phosphofructokinase-1

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Biology, USC Beaufort
2 2016 Biology,,
Mary Gaughan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Effect of Exercise Intensity on Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Production

Mentors: Jill Stewart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jessica Baer, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Mary Gaughan, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Effect of Exercise Intensity on Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Production

Mentors: Jill Stewart, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Jessica Baer, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biological Sciences,Spanish, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Ryan Geiser, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2016
Reduce Rejected Blood Specimen Errors at Palmetto Health

Mentor: Anne Brittain, Performance Improvement Project Manager, USC Palmetto Health
2 2016 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,
Kyndra Gilmore, Sophomore
Psychology, African American Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2016
Bullying With Disabilities

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2016 Psychology,African American Studies,
Ashley Graham, Senior
Theatre, Journalism, USC Columbia

Haley Sprankle, Junior
Theatre, English, USC Columbia

William Quant, Senior
Theatre, English, USC Columbia

Jacob Lyerly, Senior
Music Composition, USC Columbia

Samuel Edelson, Sophomore
Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Voicing the "Voices of the Field": Increasing Accessibility through Audio Recording on a National Park Website

Mentors: Erica Tobolski, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia, Sara Schwebel, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
2 2016 Theatre,Journalism,Theatre,English,Theatre,English,Music Composition,,Theatre,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Theatre and Dance,Theatre and Dance
Nicole Griffith, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Pharmacist-Administered Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2016 Pharmacy,,
Nicole Griffith, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Pharmacist-Administered Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2016 Pharmacy,,
Samuel Jacques, Capstone, Sophomore
Marketing, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Brand Name Marketing on Campus

Mentor: Joel Stevenson, Management, USC Columbia
2 2016 Marketing,Finance,
Cole Love-Baker, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Spincoating Quantum Dots onto Epitaxial Graphene Chips For Tunable, High-Gain Infrared Detection

Mentor: Andrew Greytak, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2016 Chemical Engineering,,
Gabriella Mazzeo, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab Pre-School Study

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Shannon O'Connor, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2016 Psychology,Business Administration, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Shannon Mellon, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Promoting Healthy Gestational Weight Gain through Technology Targeting Group-based Health Behavior Change

Mentors: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Alicia Dahl, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2016 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Casey Moffitt, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
The role of estrogen in neuroinflammation and behavioral dysfunction following witness stress

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2016 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Tina Monzavi, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2016
Science Inquiry Processes in Young Children

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2016 Chemistry,,
huey nguyen, Senior
Chemistry, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Connect undergraduates with professionals from various different sciences field. To encourage the sharing of their research with the community and to gain knowledge and communication skills that are relevant to their future careers.

Mentor: Qian Wang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2016 Chemistry,Undeclared,
Christina Nielsen, Capstone, Freshman
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Mental Health Diagnoses Among Latinos Seeking Care in South Carolina: A Descriptive Analysis

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2016 Public Health,Spanish,
Akhila Padi, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
The Role of Estrogen in Stress-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2016 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Shrusti Patel, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Ruchi Desai, Capstone, Senior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Role of the Microenvironment in Mammary Tumor Formation and Metastasis

Mentors: Ann Ramsdell, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia, Huda Atiya, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biomedical Engineering,,Public Health,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Christine Reid, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
The Role of COX2 on Cellular Senescence

Mentor: Minsub Shim, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Mary Roby, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
Testing Strategies to Produce Targeted Insertion of mPing

Mentor: C. Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2016 Biology,,
Sarah Selby, Capstone, Junior
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Corporate purpose and performance: Evidence from shareholder letters

Mentor: Ozgur Ince, Banking, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, USC Columbia
2 2016 International Business,Finance,
Lauren Streeter, Junior
Music Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2016
Enhancing Social Skills Through Music/Arts Education Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Developmental Disorders

Mentors: Valinda Littlefield, African American Studies, USC Columbia, Allison Randel, African American Studies, USC Columbia
2 2016 Music Education,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences African American Studies,African American Studies
Sean Thomas, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2016
El Cedro Gray Water Filtration System

Mentor: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biomedical Engineering,,
Judy Wei, Capstone, Senior
International Business, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
How do job skills and qualifications determine best industry fits for students?

Mentor: Stacey Mumbower, Management Science, USC Columbia
2 2016 International Business,Management Science,
Melissa Weisberg, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2016
Negligence in Children and College Students: A Study of the Theory of Mind

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2016 Biomedical Engineering,,
Marquivieus Wright, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2016
Self-Monitoring Assessment in Real Time(2-SMART)

Mentor: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2016 Public Health,,
Akilah Alwan, Freshman
Environmental Science, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2016
Assessing the Sibun River Watershed to Create and Ecotourism Based Economy

Mentor: Ed Boles, Aquatic Ecologist, USC Cayo District, Belize
3 2016 Environmental Science,Marine Science,
Andrea Ayers, Senior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Relationship between Monitoring of Health Behaviors and Self-Confidence in African Americans

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jordan Lyerly, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Public Health,Anthropology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Patrick Barboun, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Thermal Stability of Scandia Stabilized Zirconia Thin Films Deposited via Radio Frequency Magnetron Sputtering

Mentor: Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Joseph Beasley, Junior
Integrated Information Technology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Factors that Influence the Adoption of Mobile Payment Systems.

Mentor: Mark Harris, Integrated Information Technology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Integrated Information Technology,,
Aubrey Brockmiller, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Porphyrin Heme Substitution in Escherichia coli for NRPS Mechanisms

Mentor: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Psychology,
Dillon Brown, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Microdevice for Earlier Detection of Cervical Cancer

Mentor: Guiren Wang, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics,
Amber Brown-Rodgers, Capstone, Senior
Media Arts, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Let’s Play: The Changing of Media and Formation of Genre on a Community’s Terms

Mentor: Mark Cooper, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2016 Media Arts,English,
Alyssa Cacka, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Improving fuel cell performance by modeling fuel cells with Silica added in the anode catalyst

Mentor: Kenming Yin, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, USC Yuan Ze University in Taoyuan, Taiwan
3 2016 Chemical Engineering,Chinese Studies,
Alyssa Cacka, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Improving fuel cell performance by modeling fuel cells with Silica added in the anode catalyst

Mentor: Kenming Yin, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemical Engineering,Chinese Studies,
Afiya Callahan, Senior
Information Management and Systems, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Health Information Exchanges: Single vendor vs. multi-vendors relationship with patient information sharing outside of a hospital system

Mentor: Deshia Leonhirth, Informatics, USC Upstate
3 2016 Information Management and Systems,,
William Capell, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Defining signals that control the sub cellular compartmentalization and catalytic activity of then enzyme PDE11A4

Mentor: Dr. Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemistry,Biological Sciences,
Sabrina Carroll, Honors, Freshman
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Potable Water in El Cedro, Ecuador

Mentor: Charles Fiegley, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Mechanical Engineering,,
Amanda Carver, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The effects of exosomes on alcohol-induced fibrosis

Mentor: Wayne Carver, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemistry,,
Katherine Castleberry, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Angiogenesis and mast cell activation in the development of atopic dermatitis

Mentors: Carole Oskeritzian, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia, John Fuseler, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Alexis Charles, Senior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Adilen Cruz, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Comparison of Executive Function in Mother’s with FMR1 Premutation

Mentors: Jessica Klusek, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Public Health,Chemistry,Public Health,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Matthew Clark, Junior
Chemistry, Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Novel wastewater pH sensor based on tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin immobilized on (3-aminopropyl) triethoxysilane-functionalized glass slide

Mentor: Anselm Omoike, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2016 Chemistry,Biology,
Alexander Cobham, Junior
International Business, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
IBCEasy – A Guide Book

Mentor: David Hudgens, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Business,Management Science,
Megan Cooney, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Physics of materials based predictive methodology for acoustic emission signals validated by experiments under various operational and environmental conditions

Mentors: Jack Bao, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia, Victor Giurgiutiu, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 Mechanical Engineering,Aerospace Studies, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Mechanical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Kathryn Corasaniti, Honors, Freshman
International Business, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Assessment of U.S. Supply Chain and Logistics Efficiency

Mentor: Nathan Huynh, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Business,Management Science,
Sarah Eddy, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Iceland Isolation: The Benefits of Studying Abroad Technology Free

Mentor: Sarah Langston, Study Abroad, USC Columbia
3 2016 Exercise Science,,
David Enyart, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Jennifer Stansell, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Can caffeine increase lipophagy and alleviate lipotoxicity mammalian skeletal muscle cells?

Mentors: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate, Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2016 Biology,Chemistry,Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Natural Sciences & Engineering,Natural Sciences & Engineering
Vincent Esposito, Junior
Chemistry, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Disinfection By-Product Removal Efficiency of Activated Carbon Filters For Home-Use

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemistry,Business Administration,
Francesca Faccone, Capstone, Freshman
International Business, International Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Project CYMA Research on Boko Haram

Mentor: Meghan Conroy, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Business,International Studies,
Jory Fleming, Capstone, Junior
Geography, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Mapping Ancient Industry at a Cultural Heritage Site in Basra, Iraq using Hyper-Spectral Imagery

Mentor: Jennifer Pournelle, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
3 2016 Geography,Marine Science,
Samuel Forst, Senior
Anthropology, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Song, the Piedmont, and I-85: An Investigation of Upstate South Carolina Music Traditions

Mentor: Saddler Taylor, McKissick Museum, USC Columbia
3 2016 Anthropology,Music,
Christopher Friendly, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Effect of Physical and Psychological Abuse on Health Behaviors in College Males

Mentor: Christine Raper, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2016 Public Health,,
Justin Gates, Freshman
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2016
Litter Along Southeast Georgia's Coast

Mentor: Joe Jones, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2016 Marine Science,,
Jamie Gilberto, Honors, Junior
Economics, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Do charter schools locate themselves based on socioeconomic status and population density?

Mentor: Crystal Zhan, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2016 Economics,Marketing,
Zachary Glusman, Senior
Psychology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Identifying Transcription Factor Interacting with NPR1 in the Presence of Salicylic Acid

Mentor: Zhengqing Fu, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Psychology,Biological Sciences,
Addison Goins, Capstone, Sophomore
Cardiovascular Technology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
The Effects of Homologous Recombination

Mentor: Dr. Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Cardiovascular Technology,,
Madison Goretoy, Junior
Psychology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Anxiety, the master of misperception: The effects of social anxiety on perceived attraction

Mentor: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2016 Psychology,,
Lindsey Guerin, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Neural-Glial Interactions in Nicotine Dependence

Mentor: Jill Turner, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Alondra Gutierrez, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Portuguese, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biosynthesis

Mentor: Wayne Outten, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Portuguese,
Alondra Gutierrez, Capstone, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Portuguese, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biosynthesis

Mentor: Wayne Outten, Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Portuguese,
Mary Harrell, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Characterization of the Toll Like Receptor 4 pathway in human skin mast cells

Mentor: Gregorio Gomez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biomedical Engineering,Business Administration,
Amy Harrington, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Mechanism of anti-inflammatory effect of Resveratrol in immune-mediated liver inflammation

Mentor: Venkatesh Hegde, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
George Hartshorn, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Individual differences in the impact of Predator Stress on Plasma Stress Hormones

Mentor: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Campbell Hathaway, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Testing the Boundaries of an Optomotor Response in Daphnia

Mentor: Jeffry Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Justin Holliday, Senior
Geophysics, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Exxon 564-1 Well: Continental Crystalline Basement on the Florida Shelf

Mentor: James Knapp, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2016 Geophysics,Mathematics,
Haley Hughes, Junior
Marketing, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Starbucks Advertising and Gender Ideology

Mentor: David Crockett, Marketing, USC Columbia
3 2016 Marketing,Economics,
Natalie Hungate, Sophomore
International Studies, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Spring 2016
Immigrants and Scattered National Identity: Integration into a New Culture or the Quest to Maintain Their Own

Mentor: Jeannie Weingarth, Koger Center, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Studies,German,
Matthew Isales, Capstone, Junior
International Studies, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
National Development through Supplemental Nutrition and Education of the Dominican Youth: the Role of Caritas in Supporting the Basic Social Needs of At-Risk Children in Santiago, Dominican Republic

Mentor: David Simmons, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Studies,Spanish,
Rachael Jackson, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
A Strategy to Produce Pollen-Specific Transposition using the Arabidopsis thaliana DLL Promoter

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2016 Biology,,
Allison Kuester, Honors, Sophomore
Anthropology, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Examination of the Periodical Sources of the Lone Woman’s Story

Mentor: Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2016 Anthropology,English,
Ann Kule, Capstone, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Growing Local: An Anthropological Case Study of Civic Agriculture in the Central Savannah River Basin

Mentor: Troy Wilson, Sociology, USC Aiken
3 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies,,
Breana Laguera, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
X-ray crystallography of substrate-analogue inhibitors of Ribose 5-Phosphate Isomerase type B from Trypanosoma cruzi

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Chemistry, USC Beaufort
3 2016 Biology,,
Jefferson Langston, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Synthesis and Applications of Nano-Structured Block Copolymer Templates

Mentor: Morgan Stefik, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemistry,,
Frances Loyo-Rosado, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Understanding the function of components of PHF21A complex using CRISPR/Cas9

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2016 Biology,,
Rachel Lunsford, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Immersion Process: Cross-Cultural Language Learning

Mentor: Nina Moreno, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Business,Finance,
Kaitlin McClamrock, Capstone, Sophomore
Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Political Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage

Mentor: Ed Madden, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2016 Political Science,Women's and Gender Studies,
Ryan McGaha, Junior
Mathematics, Computer Science, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Boij-Söderberg Theory in Algebraic Combinatorics

Mentor: Brett Barwick, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
3 2016 Mathematics,Computer Science,
Louis Mercado, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Antimicrobial Applications of Itaconic Acid and its Polymer Derivatives

Mentor: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemistry,Biological Sciences,
Jessica Miller, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Evaluating the Effectiveness of American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) Hatchery Programs in the Santee-Cooper River Basin Using Parentage Analysis

Mentor: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Matthew Millington, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
X-ray Crystallography of Glucokinase from Leishmania braziliensis

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Chemistry, USC Beaufort
3 2016 Biology,,
Thomas Moore, Capstone, Junior
Chemistry, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Metal-Organic Frameworks as Novel Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysis

Mentor: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemistry,German,
Christine Mulcahy, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Can Selenium Inhibit Autophagy and Affect Dendritic Spine Pruning in B35 Rat Cortical Neurons?

Mentors: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate, Kimberly Shorter, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2016 Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Natural Sciences & Engineering,Natural Sciences & Engineering
Amanda Nagle, Honors, Junior
Statistics, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Addressing Acquiescence: Reducing Survey Error to Promote Latino Health

Mentor: Rachel Davis, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2016 Statistics,Political Science,
Elena Nelson, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Evaluating the Effects of Word Formation on Visual Crowding

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Megan O'Brien, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Online vs. In-Person: An analysis of the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

Mentor: Rachal Hatton, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Andrew O'Flaherty, Junior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Spring 2016
Is There Such a Thing as Sustainably Grown Corn?

Mentor: Allie Mason, Environment and Sustainability, USC Columbia
3 2016 Environmental Science,,
Austin Pahl, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Steven Dao, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Enhancing User Experience and Analytics with Location Tracking

Mentor: Duncan Buell, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 Computer Science,Mathematics,Computer Science,Mathematics,
Neema Patel, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Identifying which cells and sub-cellular compartments in the brain express PDE9A and how that expression changes with age.

Mentor: Michy Kelly, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Shrusti Patel, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Role of the Microenvironment in Mammary Tumor Formation and Metastasis

Mentors: Ann Ramsdell, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia, Huda Atiya, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biomedical Engineering,, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Shrusti Patel, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Ruchi Desai, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Role of the Microenvironment in Mammary Tumor Formation and Metastasis

Mentors: Ann Ramsdell, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia, Huda Atiya, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biomedical Engineering,,Public Health,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Cell Biology and Anatomy,Cell Biology and Anatomy
Alexandra Peluso, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Be a Champion!: Implementation of classroom activity breaks to increase youth physical activity

Mentors: Michael Beets, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Justin Moore, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2016 Exercise Science,Psychology, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Natalie Pita, Honors, Junior
International Business, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Economic Effects of Argentina’s Import Restrictions on Argentina and the Mercosur

Mentor: Gerald McDermott, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Business,Spanish,
Anna Porter, Honors, Senior
Psychology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Language Dysfluencies and the Aging Cognitive Phenotype of Mothers with the Fragile X Premutation

Mentor: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Psychology,Spanish,
Kelsye Ramelb, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Evaluating the Role of Landmarks on a Mirror on Body Positions

Mentors: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jay Patel, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2016 Exercise Science,Psychology, Arts and Sciences,Public Health Psychology,Exercise Science
Alana Rosa, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Lancaster

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Effects of Stress Exposure on Regulation of Sympathetic Tone: Analysis of Heart Rate, Systolic Blood Pressure, and Neuropsychological Task Performance as a Function of High and Low Levels of Trait Aggression

Mentor: Kate Holland, Psychology, USC Lancaster
3 2016 Psychology,,
Cooper Rutland, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Enzymatic activities of P450 BS-B mutagenic forms for Biofuel application

Mentor: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Physics,
Christopher Santos, Senior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Impact of Ideology on U.S. Courts of Appeals Responses to the U.S. Supreme Court

Mentors: Kirk Randazzo, Political Science, USC Columbia, Ali Masood, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2016 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Political Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Political Science,Political Science
Lane Satcher, Senior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Mental health outcomes of members of fraternities and sororities who are sexually assaulted

Mentors: Suzanne Swan, Psychology, USC Columbia, Andrew Schramm, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2016 Psychology,Counselor Education, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Spenser Seifert, Honors, Junior
Accounting, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The Ethical Infrastructure of Public Accounting Firms

Mentor: Donna Bobek Schmitt, Accounting, USC Columbia
3 2016 Accounting,Spanish,
Chelsea Slippy, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Disclosure of Sexual Identity and Health Outcomes

Mentor: Mindi Spencer, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2016 Public Health,,
Tyler Stokey, Capstone, Sophomore
Management, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
Project Cyma

Mentor: Meghan Conroy, Community Service, USC Columbia
3 2016 Management,Marketing,
Kaitlyn Swimmer, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
The role of TIMP3 – Vitronectin Interaction on Cardiac Fibroblast Remodeling

Mentor: Edie Goldsmith, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2016 Public Health,,
Taylor Tynes, Senior
Art Studio, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
USC Fresco - Medium of the Past, Art of Today

Mentors: David Voros, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia, Pam Bowers, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2016 Art Studio,Art History, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Visual Art and Design,Visual Art and Design
Dalia Valcin-Brown, Senior
Athletic Training, USC Columbia

Jakara Morgan, Senior
Athletic Training, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Examination of energy balance, dietary habits, physical activity and mental health status among Athletic Trainers

Mentor: Toni Torres-McGehee, Physical Education and Athletic Training, USC Columbia
3 2016 Athletic Training,,Athletic Training,,
Tyler Wagner, Honors, Junior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Outcomes from a Clostridium difficile infection data repository

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Pharmacy,,
Matthew Warner, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Development of Surface Modified Cathodes for Use in Photoelectrocatalytic Cells

Mentor: Aaron Vannucci, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemical Engineering,,
Kayla Washington, Junior
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Camp Read-a-Rama

Mentors: Michelle Martin, Library and Information Science, USC Columbia, Clayton Copeland, Library and Information Science, USC Columbia
3 2016 Elementary Education,, Information and Communications,Information and Communications Library and Information Science,Library and Information Science
Megan Wilkey, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
DNA Repair and Aging

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Megan Wilkey, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2016
DNA Repair and Aging

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2016 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Lacey Wilson, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Dimitri Adriano, Honors, Junior
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Food Stamp Timing and Academic Achievement

Mentor: Orgul Ozturk, Economics, USC Columbia
3 2016 International Business,Economics,International Business,Economics,
Brittany Wortman, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2016
Exploring the Deception Paradigm: Should Social Factors Play a Role?

Mentor: Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2016 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Carsyn Ames, Junior
Geological Sciences, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Ancient river gravels of the Canada High Plains and their tectonic implications

Mentor: Andrew Leier, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2015 Geological Sciences,Environmental Science,
Omar Ansari, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The use of remote telepresence in collegiate classrooms to facilitate eLearning

Mentor: Jenay Beer, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2015 Computer Science,,
Katherine Barrack, Honors, Junior
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Why Teachers Should Nip It in the Bud: The Importance of Early Intervention

Mentor: Christine DiStefano, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
1 2015 Elementary Education,,
Nathan Berry, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Does Iodized Salt Promote the Formation of Iodinated Disinfection By-Products in Foods We Cook with Tap Water?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2015 Chemistry,,
Caroline Blount, Honors, Sophomore
German, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Lone Woman Project

Mentor: Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2015 German,English,
Hannah Boyce, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Examining the Effects of Aging on Visual Search during Motor Learning

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2015 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Sarah-Beth Bradford, Junior
Exercise Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Ability to Repeat Musical Tunes by Humming in Individuals with a Left Hemisphere Stroke

Mentors: Julius Fridriksson, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Alexandra Basilakos, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2015 Exercise Science,Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Alexis Brewe, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Social Communication as an Early Indicator of Autism in High-Risk Infants

Mentor: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2015 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Sarah Chatelain, Junior
English, Creative Writing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Thirteenth Night: Malvolio's Revenge

Mentors: Kathleen Kalpin Smith, English, USC Aiken, Andrew Geyer, English, USC Aiken
1 2015 English,Creative Writing, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences English,English
Victoria Coker, Capstone, Sophomore
French, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The French Language in English-Language Media

Mentor: Amanda Dalola, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2015 French,Spanish,
David Dennis, Junior
Chemistry, Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Synthesis and Characterization of AZT Porphyrin-Conjugates (AZT-PC’s)

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2015 Chemistry,Biology,
Joe Duffield, Honors, Freshman
Classics, English, USC Columbia

Olivia Garrett, Senior
Classics, Comparative Literature, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Evolution of Numismatic Propaganda in the Age of Augustus

Mentor: Hunter Gardner, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2015 Classics,English,Classics,Comparative Literature,
Colleen Dunne, Senior
Spanish, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Exploring the Development of Oral versus Written Proficiency in the Study Abroad Context

Mentor: Paul Malovrh, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2015 Spanish,Psychology,
Charlotte Ector, Capstone, Sophomore
Geography, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
A Viewshed Model for Analyzing Community Awareness of Nazi Internment Camp Activities

Mentor: Michael Hodgson, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2015 Geography,German,
Gabrielle Furgiuele, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Assessing Diabetes Management by Inter-professional Care Coordination across Multiple Patient Centered Medical Homes

Mentor: Betsy Blake, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Pharmacy,,
Alexander Gex, Senior
Exercise Science, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Effects of Resveratrol on Hyperglycemia Induced Diabetic Rat Embryos

Mentor: Ugra Singh, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2015 Exercise Science,Music,
Danielle Gibbes, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Who's Your Daddy?: Are Polyandry and Female Nesting History Correlated in Hawksbill Sea Turtles?

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Kathryn Levasseur, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Alicia Grant, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Bite Force Estimation and the Fiber Architecture of Carnivora Masticatory Muscles

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Weston Grove, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Maternal Mortality in the Dominican Republic

Mentor: David Simmons, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish,
Marjorie Gruehn, Junior
Psychology, Education, General, USC Columbia

Ashton Gibson, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Pink Blocks and Blue Tiles: Testing the Impact of Gendered STEM Toys on Science Inquiry Processes in Young Children

Mentors: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia, Bridget Miller, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
1 2015 Psychology,Education, General,Psychology,, Education,Education Educational Studies,Instruction and Teacher Education
Lily Gullion, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Understanding Teamwork

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2015 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Lauren Hamm, Senior
History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Analogous Emotional States in the Old English Poem “Deor”

Mentor: Scott Gwara, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2015 History,,
Eric Hancock, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Measuring Effects of Temperature on Metabolic Rates of Commercially Harvested Stone Crabs

Mentor: Blaine Griffen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Marine Science,,
Luke Havens, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Flicker fusion rate of the chiton Acanthopleura granulata

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Alexandra Holland, Junior
Geological Sciences, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Variability of Dark Snow Composition on Glacier Surfaces

Mentor: Lori Ziolkowski, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2015 Geological Sciences,Marine Science,
Sarah Hylton, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Effects of Antimicrobial Triclosan on Natural Phytoplankton Communities

Mentor: James Pinckney, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Marine Science,,
Cynthia Jonet, Senior
Art Studio, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
A Study of Emerging Human Consciousness in Cave Paintings

Mentor: Pamela Bowers, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2015 Art Studio,Undeclared,
Taylor Karlin, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Structural Analysis and Characterization of Ragweed Pollen Allergens Amb a 9 and Amb a 10

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Breanna Lindler, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Influence of predator chemical cues on white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) foraging behavior

Mentor: Jonathan Storm, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2015 Biology,,
Michael Marone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Enhancing Cancer Chemosensitivity by Targeting the RAD51D Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility Gene

Mentor: Douglas Pittman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,,
Camille McCutcheon, Capstone, Junior
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Hong Kong’s Small Business Capital Needs and Barriers

Mentor: Michael Murphree, International Business, USC Columbia
1 2015 International Business,Finance,
Erin McLaughlin, Honors, Sophomore
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Inducing expression of a fusion gene in an HIV-1-dependent lentiviral vector

Mentor: William Jackson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2015 Biology,,
Caleb Melton, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Examining the Effects of Internal Mixing in the Laurentian Channel

Mentor: Alexander Yankovsky, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2015 Marine Science,,
Hayley Miller, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Pupillary reflex in the concave mirror eyes of scallops in response to changes in illumination

Mentor: Daniel Speiser, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Austin Mishoe, Junior
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Estimating Underreporting of Deaths due to Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar, India

Mentor: Swati DebRoy, Mathematics, USC Beaufort
1 2015 Computational Science,,
Alexandra Moreira, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Mortality and Morbidity Associated With Isolated Lower Extremity Fractures in the Elderly

Mentors: Benjamin Jackson, Orthopaedic Surgery, USC Columbia, Alfredo Arrojas, Orthopaedic Surgery, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biomedical Engineering,, Medicine,Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery,Orthopaedic Surgery
Tyler Muehl, Honors, Freshman
International Studies, Russian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Lone Woman and Last Indians: Historical Timeline

Mentor: Sara Schwebel, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2015 International Studies,Russian,
Daymond Parrilla, Honors, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Identifying the sequences responsible for the high transposition rate of a MITE transposon

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2015 Biology,,
Cora Petyak, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Elucidating a new neurocircuitry involved in food intake

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Sarah Powell, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
A Geospatial and Qualitative Examination of USC’s Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Mentor: Jan Eberth, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2015 Public Health,,
Noel Raley, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Implementation and Comparison of an SQL Database and XML Input for Genome3D

Mentors: Jijun Tang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, William Hoskins, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2015 Computer Science,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
Davide Recchia, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Characterization of Caulobacter Bacteriophage PSAA and DCM

Mentor: Bert Ely, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Eric Reyes-Bastida, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Site Assessment and Conceptual Design for Water Development Project in Cedros, Ecuador

Mentor: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2015 Mechanical Engineering,,
John Risher, Freshman
History, Mathematics, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Nullification House and Robert Barnwell Rhett: Forgotten History of Colleton County

Mentor: Sarah Miller, History, USC Salkehatchie
1 2015 History,Mathematics,
Alison Saum, Honors, Sophomore
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Effects of Ovarian Function and Interleukin-6 on Muscle Morphology and Inflammation in the Cachectic Female APC min/+ Mouse

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2015 Exercise Science,,
Sydney Severyn, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Role of Exosomes in Liver Metastasis of Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Maria Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,French,
Theodore Stone, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Nathaniel Stone, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Utilizing the Adidas miCoach Smart Ball to Supplement/Augment Wearable Head Trauma Sensor Data

Mentor: Srihari Nelakuditi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2015 Computer Engineering,,Computer Engineering,,
Julius Sykes, Senior
History, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Federalist Naval Patronage and Nation-Building in the Quasi-War with France

Mentors: Meaghan Dwyer-Ryan, History, USC Aiken, Heather Peterson, History, USC Aiken
1 2015 History,, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences History,History
Audrey Talley, Sophomore
Computer Engineering, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Utilization of Mathematics to Extract Information from Images of Sheet Music and the Interpretation of the Data by the NAO Robot

Mentor: Francisco Blanco-Silva, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2015 Computer Engineering,Music,
Christina Thomas, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
The Effect of Monosaccharides and Artificial Sweeteners on Bone Density in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2015 Biology,,
Sean Thomas, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Insulin Detemir as a Potential Therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biomedical Engineering,,
Kristen Urban, Capstone, Freshman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Corannulene-based Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Mentors: Natalia Shustova, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Allison Rice, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jeremy Weeks, Junior
Chemistry, Undeclared, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Mechanistic Studies Into the Reduction of Nitrite Catalyzed by an Acid-Functionalized 1,4,7-Triazacyclononane Copper Compound

Mentor: Gerard Rowe, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2015 Chemistry,Undeclared,
Nick Weidner, Capstone, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Generating 3-Dimensional Reconstructions of Underwater Cave Tunnels Using Stereo Cameras

Mentor: Ioannis Rekleitis, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2015 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Abigail Welch, Sophomore
Marketing, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Perceptions, Uses and Responses to Marketing of E-Cigs: A Survey and Experiment Among USC Undergrads

Mentors: Priyali Rajagopal, Marketing, USC Columbia, James Thrasher, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2015 Marketing,Management, Business,Public Health Marketing,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Branford Wilkins, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Crystal Growth of Rare-Earth Containing Germanates

Mentor: Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2015 Chemistry,,
Ashleigh Williams, Junior
Psychology, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Predicting working memory differences in ADHD and Non ADHD college students using electrophysiological measures of brain activity

Mentor: Scott Decker, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2015 Psychology,Computer Science,
Victoria Willingham, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Mechanism of PACT-induced PKR activation and programmed cell death

Mentor: Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2015 Biological Sciences,Music,
Adam Yonge, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2015
Reductive Deoxygenation of Glycerol over a Pt(111) Surface

Mentor: Andreas Heyden, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2015 Chemical Engineering,,
Amber Brown-Rodgers, Capstone, Senior
English, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
Let's Play: The Changing of Media and Formation of Genre on a Community's Terms

Mentor: Mark Cooper, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia
2 2015 English,Media Arts,
Gregory Buechner, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
X-ray Crystal Structure of the potential drug-target: Leishmania braziliensis glucokinase.

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Chemistry, USC Beaufort
2 2015 Biology,,
Jamie Burger, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
Factors Influencing Longitudinal Media Use in Adolescents

Mentor: Kerry McIver, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2015 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Anthony Carson, Honors, Sophomore
Sport and Entertainment Management, Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
#ReadyForRio: How a Revised Rule 40 Will Impact Athlete Sponsorship at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
2 2015 Sport and Entertainment Management,Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations,
Julianna Cervino, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
CDK8 Identification and Analysis

Mentor: Hippokrates Kiaris, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
2 2015 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Carolyn Chalfant, Capstone, Junior
English, Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
"Little Fishmaid": From Pen to Performance

Mentor: Cathy Brookshire, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
2 2015 English,Theatre,
Shelby Clemmer, Junior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men

Mentor: Carla Pfeffer, Sociology, USC Columbia
2 2015 Psychology,,
Samantha Giaccio, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
Analysis of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in the State of South Carolina

Mentor: Benjamin Jackson, USC Orthopaedics, USC Columbia
2 2015 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Kelly Gross, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
Science Inquiry Processes in Young Children

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2015 Public Health,Spanish,
Ashley Hamm, Senior
Health Promotion, Undeclared, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
A qualitative study of the needs and perceptions of key stakeholders on the implementation of the USCB-BCSD Health and Wellness program.

Mentor: Lauren Gellar, Department of Nursing and Health Professions, USC Beaufort
2 2015 Health Promotion,Undeclared,
Tyisha Henderson, Senior
Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
How does Socio-economic status and repetitive head injury affect balance, memory, and attention?

Mentors: Keri Weed, Psychology, USC Aiken, Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken
2 2015 Psychology,, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jacob Heuker, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
The Application of Flavonoids for Neuroprotection

Mentor: Swapan Ray, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
2 2015 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Matthew Isales, Capstone, Junior
International Studies, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
National Development through Supplemental Nutrition and Education of the Dominican Youth: the Role of Caritas in Supporting the Basic Social Needs of At-Risk Children in Santiago, Dominican Republic

Mentor: David Simmons, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2015 International Studies,Spanish,
Ronja Joschko, Junior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Navigator, Fall 2015
IMAGINE study

Mentor: Michael Wirth, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
2 2015 Psychology,,
Jerica Knox, Junior
Psychology, Social Work, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
Judgments and Reasoning About Bullying of Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Peer and Family Contexts

Mentor: Kelly Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2015 Psychology,Social Work,
Rachel Lunsford, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
The Immersion Process: Cross-Cultural Language Learning

Mentor: Nina Moreno, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
2 2015 International Business,Spanish,
Bradshaw McKinney, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
Correlating Sound Production and Juvenile Fish Abundance

Mentor: Eric Montie, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Beaufort
2 2015 Biology,,
Lauren Mims, Senior
African American Studies, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
I Am Not My Hair: Measuring the Effect of Respectability Politics on Millennial African American women.

Mentor: Todd Shaw, African American Studies, USC Columbia
2 2015 African American Studies,Political Science,
Tina Monzavi, Sophomore
Chemistry, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
Science Inquiry Processes in Young Children

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2015 Chemistry,English,
Rowan Ooi, Capstone, Freshman
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
Does developmental stress during childhood contribute to the likeliness of active periosteal lesions at the time of death?

Mentor: Sharon DeWitte, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2015 Nursing,,
Liliann Pineda Hawkins, Sophomore
Retailing, Spanish, USC Columbia

Sustainable Magellan, Fall 2015
Sustainability in Thailand

Mentor: laura maas, Housing, USC Columbia
2 2015 Retailing,Spanish,
Natalie Pita, Honors, Junior
International Business, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
The Economic Effects of Argentina’s Import Restrictions on Argentina and the Mercosur

Mentor: Gerald McDermott, International Business, USC Columbia
2 2015 International Business,Spanish,
Kristina Pond, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
CCL8 assisted immune migration

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2015 Biomedical Engineering,,
Richa Ruwala, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2015
Web Development for Cooperation Station

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2015 Exercise Science,,
Spenser Seifert, Honors, Sophomore
Accounting, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
The Ethical Infrastructure of Public Accounting Firms

Mentor: Donna Bobek Schmitt, Accounting, USC Columbia
2 2015 Accounting,Spanish,
Milaan Shah, Honors, Freshman
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
Increasing the nerve count in epididymal fat to strength the nervous system connection in an effort to battle obesity and aid the recovery of cancer patients.

Mentor: Michael Gower, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2015 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Tyler Singleton, Honors, Junior
Social Work, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
Increasing Self-Efficacy within Patients with Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Mentor: Nikki Wooten, Social Work, USC Columbia
2 2015 Social Work,,
Akash Sinha, Senior
Biological Sciences, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
The role of Notch ligand JAGGED2 in colorectal tumorigenesis

Mentor: Minsub Shim, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2015 Biological Sciences,Business Administration,
Angel Tramontin, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Jaime Alessio, Sophomore
International Business, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
Analyzing Sport Marketing Strategies amid Global Corruption Scandals: A case study of the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
2 2015 International Business,Chinese Studies,International Business,French,
Taylor Tynes, Senior
Art Studio, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2015
USC Fresco - Medium of the Past, Art of Today

Mentors: David Voros, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia, Pam Bowers, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
2 2015 Art Studio,Art History, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Visual Art and Design,Visual Art and Design
Marquivieus Wright, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
Differences in Eating Frequency Between Vegan and Omnivore Diets

Mentor: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2015 Public Health,,
Courtney Wyche, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2015
Judgments and Reasoning About Bullying of Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Peer and Family Contexts

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2015 Psychology,,
Rawan Abdulsalam, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Structural and Enzymatic Characterization of Dxr from Francisella tularensis

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Medical Humanities,
Olivia Albanese, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Healthy Columbia

Mentor: Terri Jowers, Healthy Columbia, USC Columbia community
3 2015 Public Health,Medical Humanities,
Clayton Armstrong, Junior
International Studies, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Navigator, Spring 2015
This study seeks to explore how political affinity affects the provision of bilateral official development assistance (ODA) by G7 countries and the consequential change in private development assistance.

Mentor: Timothy Peterson, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2015 International Studies,Economics,
Michael Bagley, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
From Lab Bench to Patent: Developing the Solution Chemistry of a Reactive Ink for Marker-Based Identification of Treated and Untreated Waste Lumber

Mentor: John Ferry, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2015 Chemistry,Business Administration,
Jenny Beebe, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
A hybrid block trigonometrically fitted method for solving initial value problems

Mentor: Fidele Ngwane, Mathematics, USC Salkehatchie
3 2015 Biological Sciences,,
Jennifer Beecroft, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Promoting Breastfeeding among African American Women

Mentors: Joynelle Rivers, Nursing, USC Columbia, Tisha Felder, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2015 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Briana Nicole Bills, Honors, Junior
Economics, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Entrepreneurship and Education in Amman, Jordan

Mentor: Caroline Nagel, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2015 Economics,Political Science,
Samantha Block, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Effect of Cancer Cachexia on Androgen Receptor Protein Expression during Muscle Hypertrophy

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Art Studio,
Rachel Botbyl, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Effect of miRNA-489 on CDK-6 expression in HER2-positive breast cancer

Mentor: Hexin Chen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
William Bradley, Junior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Understanding Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Children in the Context of Family Structures: How do Potential Moderators Affect This Relation?

Mentor: Kate Flory, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,,
Riley Brady, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Variability in Large-Scale Forcing of the Four Major Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Marine Science,German,
Arthur Braswell, Honors, Junior
History, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Columbia in the Age of Civil Defense and the Fallout Shelter

Mentor: David Snyder, History, USC Columbia
3 2015 History,English,
Eric Bringley, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

John Isenhower, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Application of Transient Exothermic Reactions as an Alternative Energy Source for the American Institute of Chemical Engineering's ChemE Car Competition

Mentor: Jochen Lauterbach, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,Chemical Engineering,Spanish,
Amber Brown, Capstone, Senior
Media Arts, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2015
Let’s Play: The Changing of Media and Formation of Genre on a Community’s Terms

Mentor: Mark Cooper, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2015 Media Arts,English,
Kevin Burdet, Capstone, Sophomore
International Studies, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
How do policies create variability in the impact of seasonal tourism in US coastal town economies?

Mentors: Tobias Lanz, Political Science, USC Columbia, Joey Von Nessen, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2015 International Studies,Economics, Arts and Sciences,Business Political Science,Political Science
EmmaLing Campbell, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Developing Quality Standards in Clinical Ethics

Mentor: Leah McClimans, Philosophy, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Lois Carlisle, Sophomore
History, Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
A History of Preston Residential College

Mentor: Bobby Donaldson, History, USC Columbia
3 2015 History,Art History,
Alexis Cattano, Senior
Journalism, Mass Communications Concentration, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Examining Change in Narrative Skills Following Literacy Instruction for At Risk Children

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2015 Journalism, Mass Communications Concentration,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
John Caughman, Honors, Sophomore
Mathematics, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Dillon Rutland, Capstone, Junior
Mathematics, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Fractional Models for Lung Mucus: Formulation, Experimentation, and Benchmarking

Mentor: Paula Vasquez, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2015 Mathematics,Computer Science,Mathematics,Neuroscience,
Chitravati Choony, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Assessing the need for a trityl group as a steric buttress to initiate a Diels-Alder Reaction

Mentor: Nandeo Choony, Chemistry, USC Aiken
3 2015 Chemistry,Biology,
Nicole Corbin, Honors, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Katelyn Bull, Honors, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Evaluation of Common Medications and Risk of NEC

Mentor: Christina Cox, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Pharmacy,,Pharmacy,,
Chelsey Couch, Junior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Effects of Nutrition on Cognitive Outcomes in Adolescents

Mentor: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,Counselor Education,
Alec Michael Courtright, Senior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Comparing and Contrasting the environmental design processes of the new Darla Moore Business School and the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Mentor: Conor Harrison, Geography, USC Columbia
3 2015 Environmental Science,,
Elizabeth Crummy, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Assessment of Therapeutic Potential of Polyphenol Compounds in Alleviating Neurotoxicity due to Amyloid Beta in HBMEC Cells

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Sonia Davda, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Physical Fitness and Activity

Mentors: Kerry McIver, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Russel Pate, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2015 Exercise Science,, Public Health,Public Health Exercise Science,Exercise Science
Ashini Desai, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Columbia's Cooking

Mentor: James Hebert, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2015 Exercise Science,,
Ruchi Desai, Capstone, Sophomore
Public Health, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Disparities in treatment patterns between African American and European American women.

Mentor: Swann Adams, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2015 Public Health,Business Administration,
Ron Doiron, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Jacob Crouch, Senior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Energy Expenditure During Low to Moderate Intensity Aerobic Activity with the Addition of Load

Mentor: Raymond Thompson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2015 Exercise Science,Psychology,Exercise Science,Psychology,
Ifeoluwa Ekundayo, Junior
Nursing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Relationship between Math Anxiety, Working memory, and Math Performance

Mentors: Laura Swain, Psychology, USC Aiken, Keri Weed, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Nursing,, Sciences,Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Jory Fleming, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, Geography, USC Columbia

John Howell, Junior
Middle Level Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Gauging student and teacher dispositions toward interactive teaching methodologies with a case study utilizing National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map

Mentors: Blaine Griffen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Jerry Mitchell, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Marine Science,Geography,Middle Level Education,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Jonathan Freed, Capstone, Junior
Computer Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Lacie Cochran, Honors, Junior
Computer Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Local Alignment Search Built on a Finite Automata Abstraction

Mentor: Jason Bakos, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Computer Engineering,Mathematics,Computer Engineering,,
Marian Freeman, Senior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Physiological Responses to Affective States

Mentors: Doug Wedell, Psychology, USC Columbia, Svetlana Shinkareva, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,Counselor Education, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Tyler Frey, Junior
Biology, Chemistry, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
To screen eight synthesized compounds as candidate inhibitors for potency and selectivity of Trypanosoma cruzi glucokinase (TcGlcK), a drug-target found in the parasite.

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Chemistry, USC Beaufort
3 2015 Biology,Chemistry,
Kristen Fuss, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Examining the Influences of Visual Search on Impairments in Visuomotor Learning In Patients With Stroke

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2015 Exercise Science,,
David Galban, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Discriminants of Polynomial Equations in Two Variables

Mentor: Jesse Kass, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2015 Mathematics,Economics,
Olivia Garrett, Senior
Classics, Comparative Literature, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2015
Plague as a Metaphor in Latin Literature

Mentor: Hunter Gardner, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2015 Classics,Comparative Literature,
David Gilbert, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Characterizing the mechanism of replicative transposition of the MITE mPing

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Biology,,
Camron Godbout, Junior
Computer Information Systems, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Developing an Interactive Graphical Search for MIRC

Mentors: Duncan Buell, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Heather Heckman, Moving Image Research Collection, USC Columbia
3 2015 Computer Information Systems,, Engineering and Computing,University Libraries Computer Science and Engineering,Moving Image Research Collection
Taylor Hall, Junior
Biological Sciences, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Cerebellar defects in a mouse model for muscle eye brain disease. STEM Summer Research Program at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England through Arcadia University

Mentors: Angela Murphy, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia, Susan Brown, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Dance, Medicine, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Jared Ham, Honors, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
The effect of continuous versus intermittent nafcillin dosing on clinical outcomes in patients with methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis stratified by vancomycin minimal inhibitory concentration

Mentors: Julie Justo, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia, Jenna Foster, USC Columbia
3 2015 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Palmetto Health Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences,
Katelyn Hanshaw, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, Sociology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Judgments and Reasoning About Bullying of Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Peer and Family Contexts

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,Sociology,
Caroline Hayden, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Keiko Bridwell, Honors, Sophomore
Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Modulating Vocal Pitch Motor Control through Neurostimulation

Mentors: Dirk den Ouden, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Roozbeh Behroozmand, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,,Undeclared,, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Victoria Hearn, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Amphitrite Ornata erythrocruorin functions with substantial dehaloperoxidase activity

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Biology, USC Beaufort
3 2015 Biology,Psychology,
Katrina Hounchell, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, Italian, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Genetic Analysis of Complex Mixtures of Fish Eggs as a Fisheries Management Tool

Mentor: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Marine Science,Italian,
Anne Hucks, Capstone, Freshman
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
HIV Education Received by Latinas During Prenatal Visits in South Carolina

Mentor: Myriam Torres, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2015 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Killian Hughes, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Gesture Development as an Early Marker of Communication Deficits in Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jessica Klusek, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Melissa Hughes, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Does Caffeine Promote a CREB-dependent Increase in Myostatin Expression in Skeletal Muscle Cells?

Mentors: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate, Virginia Webb, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2015 Biology,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Natural Sciences & Engineering,Natural Sciences & Engineering
Khadijah Jihad, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Understanding the function of components of the PHF21A complex using the CRISPR-Cas system of