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Student Award Semester Year Major College Department
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
A Shallow Non-Invasive Geophysical Technique in a Wetland Environment Displaying Fe-Plaque

Mentor: Duke Brantley, 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
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,,
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,
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,
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
Gabapentin plus Opioid Co-Prescription and Overdose in South Carolina

Mentor: Bryan Love, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, 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,,
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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,,
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,,
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

Sustainable Magellan, 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

Magellan Mini-Grant, 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 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
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
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, 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
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
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 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
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
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 Mini-Grant, 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 Apprentice, 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 Apprentice, Spring 2016
Improving fuel cell preformance by modeling fuel cells with Silica added in the anode catalyst

Mentor: Kenming Yin, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2016 Chemical Engineering,Chinese Studies,
Alyssa Cacka, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2016
Improving fuel cell preformance 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,
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 Mini-Grant, 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 Apprentice, 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 Apprentice, 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 Mini-Grant, 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 Interprofessional 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 targeted mutagenesis in zebrafish.

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Biology,,
Lauryn Johnson, Senior
Psychology, Sociology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Virtual Child Rearing in a Developmental Context

Mentor: Meredith Elzy, Psychology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Psychology,Sociology,
Tyler Johnson, Senior
Religious Studies, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Peaceful-Easy Wandering: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Discussions of Ethics in the 'Zhuangzi'

Mentor: Daniel Stuart, Religious Studies, USC Columbia
3 2015 Religious Studies,Chinese Studies,
Walter Johnson, Capstone, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Identification of the adenosine receptor through which adenosine influences IgE-induced IL-13 production from human mast cells

Mentor: Gregorio Gomez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Jessie Kadlec, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Is Iodophor Sanitizer an Important Precursor to the Formation of Toxic Iodinated Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water?

Mentor: Susan Richardson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Alexander Keene, Senior
History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
South Asians and development in mid-20th century Southeast Africa

Mentor: Josh Grace, History, USC Columbia
3 2015 History,,
Joshua King, Junior
Biology, Undeclared, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Using Dissolved Organic Matter from an Agricultural Product, Borregro HA-1, to Decrease the Bioavailability of Copper to the Invertebrate Indicator Organisms, Daphnia ambigua and Ceriodaphnia dubia

Mentor: Michele Harmon, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Biology,Undeclared,
Lauren Knapp, Senior
Psychology, Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
The Role of Attention in Logo Recognition

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations,
Quentin Lane, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Lancaster

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Determination of Bisphenol S Leached from Plastic Bottles

Mentors: Bettie Obi-Johnson, Chemistry, USC Lancaster, Jill Castiglia, Chemistry, USC Lancaster
3 2015 Biological Sciences,, Math and Science,Math and Science Chemistry,Chemistry
Ryan Lund, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
The Similarities and Differences in Venue Management Between the United States and Australia

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2015 Sport and Entertainment Management,Business Administration,
Skyler Marker, Capstone, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Altering White Fat Cell Expression into Brown Fat Cell Expression via Cell Infused Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) Scaffold

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Chemical Engineering,Biological Sciences,
Geoffrey Marston, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Mechanisms of Executive Function Impairment In Women With The FMR1 Premutation

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jessica Klusek, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Exercise Science,Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Richard McCain, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Impact of interaction of HIV-1 Tat protein and cocaine on the function and regulation of dopamine transporter

Mentor: Jun Zhu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,,
Kaitlin McClamrock, Capstone, Freshman
Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
A Comparative Case Study in Marriage Equality: Ireland, England, and Northern Ireland

Mentor: Ed Madden, Women's and Gender Studies, USC Columbia
3 2015 Political Science,Women's and Gender Studies,
Kristin Mednick, Honors, Junior
International Business, Business Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
NGO Global Expansion: Models to Successfully Introduce the American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay For Life’ in Chile

Mentor: Hildy Teegen, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2015 International Business,Business Economics,
Katherine Melink, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Effect of Various Peptides on Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Caleb Melton, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Collection of Hydrographic and Velocity data in the Laurentian Channel and on Nova Scotia shelf

Mentor: Alexander Yankovsky, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2015 Marine Science,,
Joel Miller, Senior
Computer Information Systems, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Intelligent Wireless Sensor Network Monitoring System

Mentor: Chunyu Ai, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
3 2015 Computer Information Systems,,
Katie Miller, Honors, Senior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Synthetic Lectin Arrays: Towards Detecting and Staging Ovarian Cancer

Mentor: John Lavigne, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Klara Milojkovic, Honors, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Enhancing Parent-Child Communication and Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating with Mobile Technology

Mentors: Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, Danielle Schoffman, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2015 Chemistry,, Public Health,Public Health Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Health Promotion Education and Behavior
Matthew Milton, Senior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
FPGA-based Real Time Simulator for Renewable Energy Power Grids

Mentor: Andrea Benigni, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Electrical Engineering,,
Megan Mitchell, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
In Vivo Production of Alkenes as Biofuels by a Novel Cytochrome P450 OleTJE

Mentor: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Anna Natterstad, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
DIDACTIC (Dissemination and Implementation of a Diet and Active Community Trial In Churches) and SCCDCN-II (South Carolina Cancer Disparities Community Network II)

Mentor: Heather Brandt, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Megan O'Brien, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Child and Family Program

Mentor: Rachal Hatton, Social Work, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
John Odom, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings in Patients at High Risk for Lung Cancer

Mentor: Jan Eberth, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2015 Public Health,,
Stacey Olson, Senior
Psychology, Child Advocacy Studies, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Measuring Trust: Behavior versus Information and Childhood Trauma

Mentors: Scott Meek, Psychology, USC Upstate, Lynn McMillan, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2015 Psychology,Child Advocacy Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Emily Olyarchuk, Honors, Senior
Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Infringement Arts Festival

Mentor: Lisa Sisk, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2015 Journalism and Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations,Theatre,
Michael Owen, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Classical Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Epigenetic Effects of Radiation Exposure in cattle (Bos taurus)

Mentor: Tim Mouseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Classical Studies,
Michael Pallon, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Knowledge and Use of Pulse Oximetry and WISER by First Responders During Triage of Victims of Irritant Gas Syndrome Agent Disasters

Mentors: Joan Culley, Nursing, USC Columbia, Salvatore DiNardi, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2015 Nursing,, Nursing,Public Health Nursing,Environmental Health Sciences
Jeremy Petzel, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Temperature Resistant Properties of Advanced Alloys

Mentor: Djamel Kaoumi, Nuclear Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Mechanical Engineering,,
Christine Posadas-Kelman, Senior
Political Science, Business Administration, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Regional Identification and Partisan Competitiveness in South Carolina

Mentor: Robert Botsch, Political Science, USC Aiken
3 2015 Political Science,Business Administration,
Andrew Quirk, Junior
History, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
The Rise of Scottish Nationalism: A Result of Patriotism or Anti-Thatcherism?

Mentor: Heather Peterson, History, USC Aiken
3 2015 History,,
Nicholas Riccardi, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Sociology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Actions and Abstractions: A Lesion Study of Disruptions in the Comprehension of Action and Abstract Words

Mentor: Rutvik Desai, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2015 Psychology,Sociology,
Zachary Roberts, Honors, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Multi-phase CFD Fuel Cell Models with Lattice Boltzmann Method Implementation for High Current Density Operation in PEMFCs

Mentors: John Weidner, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Srivatch Shimpalee, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Chemical Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Shelby Rushe, Capstone, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Studies, USC Columbia

Dylan Madisetti, Honors, Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Development of Broad band Mechanical Energy Harvester using Cochlea Mechanics

Mentor: Sourav Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Mechanical Engineering,Aerospace Studies,Mechanical Engineering,Computer Science,
Maya Sabbagh, Capstone, Freshman
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2015
Increased Activity in Geriatric Patients and its Relation to Decreased Need for Rehabilitation and/or Quicker Discharge

Mentor: Victor Hirth, Internal Medicine, USC Columbia
3 2015 Public Health,,
Katherine Saunders, Senior
History, Information Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
The Papers of the Revolutionary Pinckney Statesmen Project

Mentors: Constance Schulz, History, USC Columbia, Mary Sherrer, History, USC Columbia
3 2015 History,Information Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences History,History
Rebecca Schick, Junior
Finance, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Leveraging the Micro-Consignment Model: The next steps for Social Entrepreneurship

Mentor: Douglas Jackson, Languages, Literature and Composition, USC Upstate
3 2015 Finance,Economics,
Sheldon Smith, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Discovering Effective Approaches to Android App Testing

Mentor: Amanda Schwartz, Mathematics & Computer Science, USC Upstate
3 2015 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Heather Struckman, Freshman
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
Effects of Immune Cell Movement After the Implantation of a Gene Coated Scaffold in Colorectal Specimen

Mentor: Michael Gower, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2015 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,
Christina Thomas, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2015
The Effect of Monosaccharides and Artificial Sweeteners on Bone Density in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Biology,,
Sandra Urquiza, Senior
Psychology, Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Synergistic effect between caffeine and sucrose on cognitive performance and neuronal activation

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Psychology,Biology,
Emily Webb, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Determining the effect down-regulating an essential HIV regulatory protein has on HIV replication

Mentor: William Jackson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2015 Biology,,
Katherine Witherspoon, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2015
Quantitative Analysis of the Luminol-Bloodstain Reaction

Mentor: Stephen Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2015 Chemistry,Marine Science,
Joseph Andrews, Honors, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Defect Engineered Graphene as a Biofilm Platform for Electrical Bacterial Diagnostics

Mentor: MVS Chandrashekhar, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Electrical Engineering,,
Nora Banaszek, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Gene Analysis of Aflatoxin Synthesis Inhibition in Aspergillus parasiticus by a Bacterial Metabolite

Mentors: Anindya Chanda, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia, Phani Gummadidala
1 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish, Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences,
Amy Bassett, Senior
Religious Studies, German, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
The Relief Society in Freiberg, Germany

Mentors: Katja Vehlow, Religious Studies, USC Columbia, Yvonne Ivory, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
1 2014 Religious Studies,German, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Religious Studies,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Daniel Bauer, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Patrick German, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Brittany Richards, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Jacob Roper, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Industry-Scale Multifunctional Protection Circuit for DC Power Distribution Systems

Mentor: Roger Dougal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Electrical Engineering,,Electrical Engineering,,Electrical Engineering,,Electrical Engineering,,
Jessica Blosch, Senior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Qualitative Study of Gaps in Juvenile Justice System Programming

Mentor: Tia Stevens, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
1 2014 Criminology and Criminal Justice,,
Brian Blough, Sophomore
Biology, Chemistry, USC Upstate

Brittney Doornbos, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Synthesis and Evaluation of Carbohydrate-Bacteriochlorin Conjugates (CBCs) as Photosensitizers for PDT

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2014 Biology,Chemistry,Biology,,
Andrew Boggs, Honors, Capstone, Senior
Nursing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
An Examination of Lateral Hostility Experiences of Undergraduate Student Nurses at the University of South Carolina, Aiken Campus

Mentor: Thayer McGahee, Nursing, USC Aiken
1 2014 Nursing,,
Jamie Boller, Honors, Sophomore
Theatre, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
We Are Merely Players--An Offstage Exploration of Shakespearean Performance

Mentors: Nina Levine, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Robert Richmond, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
1 2014 Theatre,English, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,Theatre and Dance
Monica Bowman, Junior
History, Southern Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Richard Howell Gleaves: Reconstruction's Long Forgotten Freeman, Freemason, & Carolinian Politician

Mentor: Melissa Cooper, Southern Studies, USC Columbia
1 2014 History,Southern Studies,
Kaitlyn Bretz, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Effects of radioactive contamination in Chernobyl, Ukraine and Fukushima, Japan on the developmental instability of butterfly species

Mentors: Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Anthropology, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Aidan Brougham-Cook, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Regulating Hypoxia Status of 3D Stem Cell Culture to Control Optimal Chondrogenesis for Tissue Engineering

Mentors: James Blanchette, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia, Matthew Skiles, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Chemical Engineering,Chemical Engineering
Katheryne Brown, Junior
Biological Sciences, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Carissa Leischner, Junior
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Tyler Antonelli, Honors, Junior
Finance, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
The dietary adaptations of the ancient carnivorans of Langebaanweg, South Africa

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Anthropology,Anthropology,Biological Sciences,Finance,Biological Sciences,
Janice Butler, Sophomore
English, Creative Writing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Gamel Woolsey: A Southern Poet?

Mentor: Tom Mack, English, USC Aiken
1 2014 English,Creative Writing,
Luke Campbell, Senior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Jacob Morgan, Senior
Electrical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Intelligent CO2 Detection Network for Enhanced Occupational Safety and Energy Efficiency

Mentor: MVS Chandrashekhar, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Electrical Engineering,,Electrical Engineering,Spanish,
Anna Carro, Junior
Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
A Study of British Choral Tone and Current Practice as Demonstrated by Select Collegiate Choirs at Cambridge

Mentor: Alicia Walker, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2014 Music,,
Dominick Colosimo, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Manuel Dominguez, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
The Synthesis of Palladium(II)-NHC Compounds and their Employment as Cross-Coupling Catalysts

Mentor: Gerard Rowe, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2014 Chemistry,,Chemistry,,
Morgan Cunningham, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Identifying the Sedimentologic Response to Fluid Forcing in Aeolian Environments

Mentor: Jean Ellis, Geography, USC Columbia
1 2014 Marine Science,,
Brittany Dawson, Junior
English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
The Diversity Dialogue: Black Educators on Diversity and Student Achievement in South Carolina Urban-Rural High Schools

Mentor: Daniella Ann Cook, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
1 2014 English,,
Sarah DeMott, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Alexas Polk, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Accuracy of Medication Information in Medical Television Shows

Mentors: Phillip Mohorn, Pharmacy, USC Columbia, Brandon Bookstaver, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
1 2014 Pharmacy,,Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Pharmacy,Pharmacy
Juline Deppen, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
The role of IL-27 on human mast cell degranulation and cytokine gene expression

Mentor: Gregorio Gomez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biomedical Engineering,,
Senna Desjardins, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Examining Relationships between Primary Caregiver’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Score and Type of Child Abuse Allegations in the Family

Mentors: Katherine Chappell, Nursing, USC Columbia, Abbas Tavakoli, Nursing, USC Columbia
1 2014 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Kelsie Dirksing, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Enhancing Cancer Awareness in the African-American Faith Community to Address Cancer Health Disparities

Mentor: Heather Brandt, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2014 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Rachel Downs, Sophomore
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Does the ER Stress-linked Protein CHOP Promote Myonuclear Apoptosis in Mammalian Skeletal Muscle Cells?

Mentor: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2014 Biology,,
Katherine Driscoll, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Molecular Modeling of ssDNA-Salt-Protein Interactions

Mentor: Mark Uline, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Mathematics,
Sarah Eades, Senior
Physical Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Examining Change in Health-Related Fitness in Children with High and Low Motor Competence

Mentor: David Stodden, Physical Education, USC Columbia
1 2014 Physical Education,,
Emma Foerster, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Synthesis and Reaction of Metal Compounds Containing Acid Functionalized 1,4,7-Triazacyclononane Ligands

Mentor: Gerard Rowe, Chemistry, USC Aiken
1 2014 Chemistry,,
James Fulton, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Clinical characteristics and mortality of hospitalized spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Mentors: Bryan Love, Pharmacy, USC Columbia, Scott Sutton, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
1 2014 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Pharmacy,Pharmacy
Kayla Goins, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Examining Motor Learning of Hand-Eye Movement Tasks Over Time

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2014 Exercise Science,,
Claire Harryman, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Atypical Heart Defined Sustained Attention as an Early Marker of Autism

Mentor: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Josh Helgoe, Junior
Marine Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Mislabeling of Atlantic Cod in Spain

Mentor: Joesph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Marine Science,Spanish,
Mason Holtel, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Epigenetics and variation of lifespan.

Mentor: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Audrey Howard, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Kinetics of Ascorbate Oxidation in Serum: a biomarker of endogenous oxidative stress

Mentors: Norma Frizzell, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, John Baynes, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Olivia Howerton, Junior
Psychology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Advancing Working Memory Assessment Through the Use of QEEG

Mentor: Scott Decker, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2014 Psychology,Neuroscience,
Suneil Iyer, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, Geological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Tidal and Subtidal Riverine Propagation from the South Atlantic Bight

Mentor: Alexander Yankovsky, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2014 Marine Science,Geological Sciences,
Melissa Lane, Honors, Capstone, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
The Effects of Antioxidant Consumption on the Frequency of Student Illness

Mentors: Thayer McGahee, Nursing, USC Aiken, Stephanie Muga, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2014 Nursing,, Nursing,Sciences Nursing,Biology/Geology
Stephanie LaPlaca, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Assessing the spatial and temporal aspects of buffer capacity in Lake Wateree, South Carolina

Mentor: Daniel Tufford, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Marine Science,,
Avery Lee, Junior
Geological Sciences, Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Galapagos Hydrothermal Chimney Distribution Analyisis

Mentor: Scott White, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2014 Geological Sciences,Marine Science,
Nicholas Lenze, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Defining the intersecting roles of TGF-β signaling and the Hippo pathway in cancer progression

Mentor: Mythreye Karthikeyan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Marybeth Lundquist, Capstone, Junior
Geophysics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
hp-Adaptive Approximation for Binary Tree Structures

Mentor: Peter Binev, Mathematics, USC Columbia
1 2014 Geophysics,,
Mackenzie Matney, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Detection and identification of textile dyes on fabrics exposed to environmental weathering

Mentor: Stephen Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Kelly McCabe, Sophomore
Marine Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Characterization and Quantification of Dissolved Organic Phosphorus in Aquatic Systems

Mentor: Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2014 Marine Science,Chemistry,
Morgan McCaskill, Capstone, Junior
Management, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Adolescent Intentions, Obstacles, and Supports for Secondary School Completion in Italy and the United States: A Comparative Study of Two Cases

Mentors: Elizabeth Powers-Costello, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia, Doyle Stevick, Educational Leadership and Policies, USC Columbia
1 2014 Management,Marketing, Education,Education Instruction and Teacher Education,Educational Leadership and Policies
Brady Newell, Capstone, Sophomore
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Investigating Real-Life and Simulated Teamwork at the Joint Action Mini (JAM) Camps

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2014 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Priyanka Patel, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Identification of Critical Regulatory Elements Controlling Gene Regulation in E. coli

Mentor: F. Wayne Outten, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Tanner Pearson, Honors, Junior
Physics, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Customized self-assembly of nanoparticles on perpendicular recording media

Mentor: Thomas Crawford, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
1 2014 Physics,Mathematics,
Maria Piroli, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Resveratrol-incorporated PLGA scaffolds to stimulate osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells

Mentor: Ehsan Jabbarzadeh, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biomedical Engineering,,
Adrian Quiroga, Junior
Music, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Pedagogical approaches in long-distance piano teaching

Mentor: Scott Price, Music, USC Columbia
1 2014 Music,,
Rylee Rankin, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Appropriateness of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in ICU Patients

Mentors: Phillip Mohorn, Pharmacy, USC Columbia, Bryan Love, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Pharmacy,, Pharmacy,Pharmacy Pharmacy,Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Victor Reynolds, Honors, Freshman
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Romantic-Era Lyrics

Mentors: Paula Feldman, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, David Miller, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
1 2014 Computer Science,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,English Language and Literature
Stephen Singleton, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Pine Chemical-Containing Antimicrobial Surface Coatings on Medical Implants

Mentor: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2014 Chemistry,,
Rachel Smoak, Honors, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Characterization of high-temperature glassy deposit attacks on thermal barrier coatings

Mentor: Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Chemical Engineering,,
Olivia Spead, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Predicting Post-Stroke Recovery using Neuroimaging and Trail Making Tasks

Mentors: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia, Chris Rorden, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Exercise Science,Psychology
Allison Tipton, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Preventing Hypertrophic Chondrogenesis of ADSCs through HIF-2α Inhibition

Mentor: James Blanchette, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2014 Chemical Engineering,,
Tevfik Vatansever, Freshman
Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Men's Ballet in Istanbul, Turkey

Mentor: Susan Anderson, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
1 2014 Dance,,
Tammy Warr, Junior
Organizational Leadership, USC Union

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Impact of Implicit Bias on Perception of, and Memory for, Workplace Interactions

Mentor: Randy Lowell, Psychology, USC Union
1 2014 Organizational Leadership,,
Cassidy Way, Capstone, Sophomore
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Quantifying UV Resistance Against Climate Change

Mentor: Jill Anderson, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Environmental Science,,
Thomas Weaver, Capstone, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Olivia Haley, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Zane McGhee, Honors, Freshman
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Assessing Public Health Needs and Developing a Sustainable Water Irrigation System for Organic Coffee Crops in La Victoria, Ecuador

Mentor: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
1 2014 Mechanical Engineering,,Biological Sciences,,Civil Engineering,,
Jiaqian Xu, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Examination of temporal envelope and fine structure contributions during speech-on-speech masking

Mentor: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Art Studio,
Daniel Young, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Radiation effects on DNA damage and oxidative stress in Fukushima barn swallows

Mentors: Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2014 Biological Sciences,Environmental Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Victoria Young, Junior
Marine Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2014
Investigating the role of the Southern Ocean on Global Climate Change using Satellite Data and Model Simulations

Mentor: Subrahmanyam Bulusu, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2014 Marine Science,Psychology,
Nora Banaszek, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
A study of metabolic transformation of Vibrio gazogenes in the presence of the fungal toxin, aflatoxin

Mentor: Anindya Chanda, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish,
Sam Breazeale, Capstone, Freshman
Public Health, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Infant Health Among Haitian Migrant Workers in Dominican Bateyes

Mentor: David Simmons, Anthropology, USC Columbia
2 2014 Public Health,Economics,
Amber Brown, Capstone, Junior
English, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Let's Play: The Powerful Rise of a Genre and Its Spearheading Community

Mentor: Mark Cooper, Film and Media Studies, USC Columbia
2 2014 English,Media Arts,
William Chernenkoff, Capstone, Freshman
International Business, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Investigating the economic and political policies affecting the economy of Dongguan, China

Mentor: Michael Murphree, International Business, USC Columbia
2 2014 International Business,Finance,
Tessa Crawford, Senior
Psychology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Deficiencies in Norepinephrine May Cause Attention Deficits in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

Mentor: Sandra Kelly, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2014 Psychology,Spanish,
Jennifer Deily, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Optimization of the retroviral vector pLGN for use in anti-HIV studies.

Mentor: William Jackson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2014 Biology,,
Amber Lynn Dicker, Honors, Senior
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
An Empirical Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Awareness and Intervention Programs

Mentor: Nikki Wooten, Social Work, USC Columbia
2 2014 Criminology and Criminal Justice,Psychology,
Colleen Dunne, Senior
Spanish, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Exploring the Development of Oral versus Written Proficiency in the Study Abroad Context

Mentor: Paul Malovrh, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
2 2014 Spanish,Psychology,
Anna Edwards, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
The Provider's Perspective on the Relationship Between Quality of Life and the Cosmetic Procedures: Botox and Dermal Fillers

Mentor: Selina McKinney, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2014 Nursing,,
Jory Fleming, Capstone, Sophomore
Marine Science, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Determining small scale variability in aeolian sand transport through studying instrument degradation.

Mentor: Jean Ellis, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2014 Marine Science,Geography,
Calli Fletcher, Capstone, Junior
Chemistry, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Do children exhibit gender or racial stereotypes concerning STEM careers?

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2014 Chemistry,Spanish,
Carman Fowler, Junior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Community Service Initiatives and Rates of Criminal Activity in South Carolina

Mentor: Nikki Wooten, Social Work, USC Columbia
2 2014 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Olivia Garrett, Senior
Comparative Literature, Classics, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Aesop's Fables: A Greek Reader

Mentors: Mark Beck, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia, Alexander Beecroft, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
2 2014 Comparative Literature,Classics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Claire Gray, Capstone, Freshman
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Public Opinion of Pharmacists as Vaccine Providers

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
2 2014 Pharmacy,,
Erin Guderian, Junior
Environmental Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Does climate change affect pied flycatcher nestlings’ diet and survival?

Mentor: Timothy Mousseau, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2014 Environmental Science,Mathematics,
Lily Gullion, Capstone, Junior
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Understanding Joint Action Motor Skills

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2014 Exercise Science,Psychology,
George Hartshorn, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Biomarkers for Individual Susceptibility to PTSD

Mentor: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biological Sciences,Spanish,
Austin Kaiser, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
The Effects of Exercise, High-Sugar Diet, and Chronic Stress on Depressive Symptoms, BDNF and Cortical Density

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2014 Biology,Psychology,
Jerica Knox, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Young Children's Attitudes towards Science and Math Careers

Mentor: Kelly Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2014 Psychology,,
Daniel Lee, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
The Effects of Post Traumatic Sress Disorder on Rat Behavior

Mentor: Marlene Wilson, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Stephanie Mahaffey, Freshman
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
The optimization of Thymidylate Synthase

Mentor: Sondra Berger, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2014 Pharmacy,,
Nadia Meshreky, Junior
Exercise Science, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Impact of Community Outreach on Oral Health

Mentor: Eileen Korpita, Pre-Professional Advising, USC Columbia
2 2014 Exercise Science,Chemistry,
Tina Monzavi, Freshman
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Synthesis of Grafted Nanoparticles

Mentor: Brian Benicewicz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2014 Chemistry,,
Todd Peterson, Capstone, Sophomore
Nursing, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
A Historical Record of Rail Transportation Spills of Irritant Gas Syndrome Agents For the Past 20 Years

Mentors: Joan Culley, Nursing, USC Columbia, Salvatore DiNardi, Nursing, USC Columbia
2 2014 Nursing,Undeclared, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Cora Petyak, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Regulation of feeding behavior: a new role for the raphe nuclei.

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Cora Petyak, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Regulation of feeding behavior: a new role for the raphe nuclei.

Mentors: Claudia Grillo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia, Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience, Medicine,Medicine Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience,Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Ashley Presson, Capstone, Freshman
Accounting, Dance, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Teaching Teachers: Reggio Emilia and Clay

Mentor: Karen Heid, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
2 2014 Accounting,Dance,
Samantha Quattlebaum, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2014
Identifying the Position of a T-DNA Insertion in the fro3 Mutant Arabidopsis Plant

Mentor: Erin Connolly, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biological Sciences,English,
Demetrius Rhodes, Sophomore
Computational Science, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Childhood Obesity

Mentor: Swati DebRoy, Mathematics, USC Beaufort
2 2014 Computational Science,,
Allison Ryan, Sophomore
Social Work, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2014
A Study of Homeless Children and Unaccompanied Minors in Columbia, SC

Mentor: Bret Kloos, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2014 Social Work,,
Adrianna Shoemaker, Capstone, Sophomore
Sociology, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Evaluating Video Based Preference Assessments to Evaluate Reinforcers

Mentor: Katie Wolfe, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2014 Sociology,Philosophy,
Olaoluwa Shorinwa, Sophomore
Mathematics/Computer Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Nano Copper/Polyester Composite:Synthesis, Structure, and Properties

Mentor: Bethany Fralick, Engineering, USC Aiken
2 2014 Mathematics/Computer Science,,
Brianna Snelling, Sophomore
Biology, Undeclared, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Designing constructs for labeling osteoclasts to study bone resorption in zebrafish

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2014 Biology,Undeclared,
Kayce Vanpelt, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Identifying the gene underlying a jaw mutation in zebrafish

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2014 Biology,,
Kaitlin Wainwright, Capstone, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2014
Assessment of Secondary Benefits related to Mental and Social Health in Project FIT: A Weight Loss Trial

Mentors: Dawn Wilson, Psychology, USC Columbia, Kassandra Alia, Psychology, USC Columbia
2 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Madelyn Wasden, Junior
Biology, Psychology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Optimizing In Vitro Fertilization Procedures in Zebrafish

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2014 Biology,Psychology,
Monique Whitely, Sophomore
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2014
Obesity in South Carolina High Schools

Mentor: Swati Debroy, Mathematics, USC Beaufort
2 2014 Biology,,
Sheida Abdi, Senior
Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Developing an Efficient, Valid, and Reliable Assessment of High School Vocabulary

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2014 Psychology,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Nichole Abla, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Effects of Radial Expansion and Fluid Flow on Bioresorbable Scaffolds

Mentor: Tarek Shazly, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Mathematics,
Tyler Antonelli, Honors, Junior
Finance, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
3D laser scan reconstruction of the masticatory anatomy of ancient carnivorans from Langebaanweg, South Africa

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2014 Finance,Biological Sciences,
Amy Arnette, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Structural Analysis of Dihydrodipicolinate Reductase from Vibrio vulnificus

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Danielle Au, Senior
International Business, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Comparative Analysis of US-Sino seaport trade relationship

Mentor: Daniel Ostergaard, Business Administration, USC Columbia
3 2014 International Business,Management,
Matthew Barragan, Honors, Senior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Bio-inspired Polymeric Binder for Sustainable and Resilient Cement Composites

Mentor: Fabio Matta, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Civil Engineering,,
Julia Bennett, Junior
Marine Science, Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Glass Houses

Mentors: Meg Griffiths, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia, Tammi Richardson, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2014 Marine Science,Art Studio, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Visual Art and Design,Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Kari Benson, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Demographic and Psychological Correlates of Stimulant Medication Misuse Among College Students

Mentor: Kate Flory, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Psychology,Counselor Education,
Ryan Bos, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Utility of Geometric Morphometrics for Discriminating Micropterus Hybrids

Mentor: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Marine Science,,
Christina Brown, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Effects of The Microenvironmental Secretion of IL-33 on the Metastasis of Colorectal Cancer Cells

Mentor: Marj Pena, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Katheryne Brown, Junior
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
3D laser scan reconstruction of the masticatory anatomy of ancient carnivorans from Langebaanweg, South Africa

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Anthropology,Biological Sciences,
Connor Brunson, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
Perceptions of Healthcare in Housing Secure and Insecure Populations

Mentor: Kelly Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2014 Public Health,Anthropology,
Connor Brunson, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Public Health, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Perceptions of Healthcare in Housing Secure and Insecure Populations.

Mentor: Kelly Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2014 Public Health,Anthropology,
Adam Bumgardner, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
Impairment of Leptin Signaling and Depressive-Like Behavior

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Adam Bumgardner, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Impairment of Leptin Signaling and Depressive-Like Behavior

Mentor: Lawrence Reagan, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Katherine Carter, Junior
Anthropology, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Left Behind: Interpreting Remains of House 8 From 20th Century Inishark

Mentors: Charles Cobb, Anthropology, USC Columbia, Meagan Conway, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Anthropology,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Anthropology,Anthropology
Matthew Corley, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
What does a nonabelian group sound like?

Mentors: William DeMeo, Mathematics, USC Columbia, Reginald Bain, Music, USC Columbia
3 2014 Computer Science,Mathematics, Arts and Sciences,Music Mathematics,Music
Emma De Neef, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Genetic Diversity and Population Structure in Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

Mentors: Joseph Quattro, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Mark Roberts, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Environmental Science, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Mason Deinema, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
X-ray Crystallography of Trypanosoma cruzi Glucokinase

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Biological Sciences, USC Beaufort
3 2014 Biology,,
Juline Deppen, Capstone, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
The role of IL-27 on human mast cell degranulation and cytokine gene expression

Mentor: Gregorio Gomez, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,,
Kelsie Dirksing, Honors, Sophomore
Public Health, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in the African-American Faith Community by Enhancing Cancer Awareness Information

Mentor: Heather Brandt, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2014 Public Health,Biological Sciences,
Kristina Drake, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The effect of reading ability on the neural mechanisms of attention

Mentor: Jessica Green, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Neuroscience,
Jake Driver, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
Hip Replacement Satisfaction Research

Mentor: Fei Liu, Research Director, USC Midlands Orthopaedics
3 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Charlotte Eckmann, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Phenotypic Variation and Genomic Evolution of Vibrio vulnificus After Exposure to Treated Wastewater Effluent

Mentor: Sean Norman, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Marine Science,,
Michael Englehart, Capstone, Senior
Sociology, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Absence of Weak Ties in Traditional Public Housing

Mentor: Shelley Smith, Sociology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Sociology,Political Science,
Sarah Erlandson, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Expression of the Wrap53 Gene: A Regulator of the DNA Damage Response

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,French,
Colt Everatt, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

John Jackson, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Fueling the Quadcopters of the Future

Mentor: Xinyu Huang, Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Mechanical Engineering,,Mechanical Engineering,,
Regina Ferris, Senior
Biology, Psychology, USC Upstate

Taniya Mathew, Senior
Biology, Spanish, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Role of CaMKII in Regulating AMPK Expression in Mammalian Skeletal Muscle Cells

Mentor: Bradley Baumgarner, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
3 2014 Biology,Psychology,Biology,Spanish,
Calli Fletcher, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemistry, Spanish, USC Columbia

Kim Charlton, Sophomore
Social Work, USC Columbia

Ashley Nunnally, Capstone, Junior
Mathematics, USC Columbia

Stephanie Bishop, Junior
Early Childhood Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
What Counts? Examining the Relation between Children’s Equitable Distribution of Resources and their Mathematical Knowledge

Mentors: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia, Kelley Buchheister, Instruction and Teacher Education, USC Columbia
3 2014 Chemistry,Spanish,Social Work,,Mathematics,,Early Childhood Education,, Education,Education Educational Studies,Instruction and Teacher Education
Jennifer Frazee, Honors, Junior
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Matt Calcagno, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Role Of National Religious Culture And Self-Control On Consumer Buying Decisions: A Cross-Cultural Study

Mentor: Thomas Kramer, Marketing, USC Columbia
3 2014 International Business,Marketing,International Business,Marketing,
Carl Garris, Honors, Freshman
History, USC Columbia

Aaron Sanders, Honors, Capstone, Junior
History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Medieval Identity Theft: Using X-ray Polarization to Read an Erased Ownership Inscription in a Thirteenth-Century English Bible

Mentor: Scott Gwara, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia
3 2014 History,,History,,
Joseph Gelay, Capstone, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Jack Mitchell, Junior
Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Managing Ambush Marketing at Mega Sport Events: A case study of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Mentor: John Grady, Sport and Entertainment Management, USC Columbia
3 2014 Sport and Entertainment Management,,Sport and Entertainment Management,,
Kevin General, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Awareness, Perceptions, and Concerns of a Low Income Neighborhood Facing Environmental Health Risks

Mentor: Sara Corwin, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2014 Public Health,,
Elizabeth Gergel, Honors, Junior
Music Performance, Music Entrepreneurship, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Art of Argentinian Tango: A cultural exploration and gift to Columbia

Mentors: David Cutler, Music, USC Columbia, Wendy Schneider, Latin American Studies, USC Columbia
3 2014 Music Performance,Music Entrepreneurship, Music,Arts and Sciences Music,Latin American Studies
Adam Glenn, Honors, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Color of Prayer: Pigment Analysis of Three Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

Mentors: Scott Gwara, English Language and Literature, USC Columbia, Steve Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2014 Chemical Engineering,Nuclear Engineering, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences English Language and Literature,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alexandra Golden, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Anthropology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Radiation and Asymmetry: A Morphometric Study of Insect Wings

Mentor: Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Anthropology,
Hani Gomez, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Defect Engineered Electronic Graphene Nose for NO2 Emission Sensing In Occupational Safety Applications

Mentor: MVS Chandrashekhar, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Electrical Engineering,,
Julian Greer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Effect of Sleep Deprivation On Glucose Metabolism

Mentor: Xuewen Wang, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2014 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Lily Gullion, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
Computer Simulated Joint-Action Tasks compared to Similar Live Action Tasks

Mentor: Roger Newman-Nolund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2014 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Jennifer Haman, Senior
History, English, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Historic Site Improvement and Preservation: Bedon-Lucas House

Mentor: Sarah Miller, History, USC Salkehatchie
3 2014 History,English,
Amy He, Honors, Junior
Nursing, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Attitudes and Beliefs of Undergraduate Nursing Students about Chinese Healthcare Practices

Mentor: Rebecca Carr, Nursing, USC Aiken
3 2014 Nursing,,
Gregory Isales, Honors, Junior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Mechanisms of triphenyl phosphate (TPP)-induced cardiac looping impairments

Mentor: David Volz, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Marine Science,,
Lauryn Jamison, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Development of Solid State Electrolyte for Next Generation Lithium Battery Technology

Mentor: Xiao-Dong Zhou, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Allison Jolley, Honors, Senior
Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
An Examination of Core Strength and Stability in Normal Weight and Obese Adults

Mentor: Brian Parr, Exercise and Sports Science, USC Aiken
3 2014 Exercise and Sports Science,,
Cynthia Jonet, Junior
Art Studio, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
A Study of Emerging Consciousness in Cave Art

Mentor: Pamela Bowers, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2014 Art Studio,,
Dalenna Kessler, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
Solutions for Patient Safety: Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

Mentor: Elizabeth Mack, Quality for the Solutions for Patient Safety initiative, USC Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
3 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Hillary Kierspe, Senior
Sociology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
An Index of Pro-Woman Nation States: A Comparative Analysis of 166 Countries

Mentor: Christine Wernet, Sociology, USC Aiken
3 2014 Sociology,,
Kelby Killoy, Senior
Chemistry, Statistics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Effect of QM tunneling on the reaction rate constant for a reaction of hydroxyl radical with methanol

Mentor: Sophya Garashchuk, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2014 Chemistry,Statistics,
Zachary Kolsrud, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Identifying the relative contributions of processes and key brain sites in AVI and perceptual fusion

Mentor: Paul Fillmore, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Neuroscience,
Brittany Kridle, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Impact of Presentence Investigation Report Types and Gender on the Sentencing of Offenders

Mentor: Susan Ruppel, Psychology, USC Upstate
3 2014 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Kyle Lackey, Honors, Junior
Physics, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Analysis of Polar Ring Galaxies in the Infrared

Mentors: Varsha Kulkarni, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia, Monique Aller, Physics and Astronomy, USC Columbia
3 2014 Physics,Mathematics, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Physics and Astronomy,Physics and Astronomy
Brooks Lane, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Customized Three-dimensional Vascular Tissue Fabrication Strategies

Mentor: John Eberth, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Chemistry,
Jonathan Larry, Junior
Business Administration, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
An Examination of Bug Bounty Programs in E-commerce

Mentors: Ravi Narayanaswamy, Business Administration, USC Aiken, Leanne McGrath, Business Administration, USC Aiken
3 2014 Business Administration,, Business Administration,Business Administration Business Administration,Business Administration
Ela Lasic, Honors, Capstone, Senior
International Business, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Economic Upgrading: A Study of Mexican Fruit & Vegetable Value Chains

Mentor: Gerald McDermott, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2014 International Business,Spanish,
Jamie Lawson, Honors, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Are We Adequately Prepared? An Assessment of Pre-Licensure Healthcare Students' Exposure and Preparation for Caring for Limited English Proficient Patients

Mentor: DeAnne Messias, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2014 Nursing,,
Carissa Leischner, Junior
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
3D laser scan reconstruction of the masticatory anatomy of ancient carnivorans from Langebaanweg, South Africa

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Anthropology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Anthropology,Biological Sciences,
Kara Lynch, Senior
Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Relationship between Standardized Vocabulary Test Scores and African American English Dialect Use

Mentor: Denise Finneran, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2014 Psychology,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Abigail McConahay, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
The Impact of Climate Change on Populations of Barnacles (Semibalanus)

Mentor: Jerry Hilbish, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Leah McGovern, Honors, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Effect of Contaminants on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

Mentor: John Weidner, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Chemical Engineering,Chinese Studies,
Michael Melson, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The Role of the Locus Coeruleus in Stress Vulnerability

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Rozina Merchant, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Dietary Sodium Intake and Perception of Students at the University of South Carolina

Mentor: Susan Steck, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Mariah Miller, Capstone, Sophomore
International Studies, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
The Effects of Regional Integration on Economic Sanctions

Mentor: Timothy Peterson, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2014 International Studies,Economics,
Elizabeth Moore, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Physical Education, Athletic Coaching, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Transport of Amyloid Beta Aggregates by P-Glycoprotein in Alzheimer's Disease

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,Physical Education, Athletic Coaching,
Helen Morris, Honors, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Is there a dose dependent effect on Caffeine on cognitive performance or neuronal activation?

Mentor: Michelle Vieyra, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2014 Biology,,
Monica Munoz, Capstone, Senior
Public Relations, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Parks in Peril: A visual journey into how climate change is affecting U.S. national parks

Mentor: David Weintraub, Visual Communications, USC Columbia
3 2014 Public Relations,Environmental Studies,
Yu Min Ni, Junior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence Among HIV+ Women

Mentors: Sabra Smith, Nursing, USC Columbia, Abbas Tavakoli, Nursing, USC Columbia
3 2014 Nursing,, Nursing,Nursing Nursing,Nursing
Jilbert Ogunji, Senior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Cost Effective Method of Validating and Improving Computationally Modeled Protein Structures

Mentor: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Computer Science,,
Michael Owens, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Genetic Response to Radiation Exposure

Mentor: Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Makenzie Perdue, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Structure Based Drug Design of Novel Antimicrobial Agents Against 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate reductoisomerase from Vibrio vulnificus

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Daniel Peters, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Replicating mechanical conditions of fetal vasculature to promote elastogenesis in tissue constructs.

Mentor: Susan Lessner, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,,
Narong Phal, Junior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Shear Strength of Affordable and Sustainable Earth Masonry for Seismic Resistant Houses in South Carolina

Mentor: Fabio Matta, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Civil Engineering,,
Jared Piedt, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Information Systems, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Gamecock Mobile: Increasing Productivity Through Mobile Applications

Mentor: Jose Vidal, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Computer Information Systems,,
Kyle Pietrzak, Honors, Junior
Accounting, Finance, USC Columbia

Julia Leifsen, Junior
Accounting, Real Estate, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
The Effect of Luxury Tax on the Accounting of Professional Sports

Mentor: Stan Smith, Accounting, USC Columbia
3 2014 Accounting,Finance,Accounting,Real Estate,
Natalie Pita, Honors, Freshman
International Business, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
The Impact of the Economic Recession on Spanish Mass Media: The Case of El Mundo

Mentors: Maria Mabrey, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia, Randy Covington, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, USC Columbia
3 2014 International Business,Spanish, Arts and Sciences,Information and Communications Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Rebeca Qiu, Capstone, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Adoption of Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening: A Mixed-Methods Study

Mentor: Jan Eberth, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2014 Nursing,,
Hana Rac, Honors, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Effects of Renal Disease on Medication Errors in an HIV-infected Population

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Pharmacy,,
Craig Raffenberg, Capstone, Senior
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Effects of Climate Change on Phenology of Estuarine, Epibenthic Zooplankton

Mentor: Ryan Rykaczewski, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Marine Science,,
Brittany Rogers, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2014
Epigenetics with Daphnia

Mentors: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia, Andy Schumpert, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences,Biological Sciences
Cristian Salmeron, Senior
Computational Science, Business Administration, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Developing Mathematical Models to Study Within-Host Dynamics of Influenza Virus Infections

Mentor: Kasia Pawelek, Mathematics, USC Beaufort
3 2014 Computational Science,Business Administration,
Colin Schaufler, Senior
Biology, Geology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Infrapopulation Structure of Fascioloides magna in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the Western Piedmont Region of South Carolina

Mentor: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2014 Biology,Geology,
Hannah Selvey, Honors, Junior
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Bryttin Boyde, Honors, Junior
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
The dietary adaptations of the ancient carnivorans of Langebaanweg, South Africa

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2014 Anthropology,Biological Sciences,Anthropology,Biological Sciences,
Hannah Selvey, Honors, Junior
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
The dietary adaptations of the ancient carnivorans of Langebaanweg, South Africa

Mentor: Adam Hartstone-Rose PhD, Cell Biology and Anatomy, USC Columbia
3 2014 Anthropology,Biological Sciences,
Joshua Slice, Senior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Mitigation of False Alarms and Integration with Diagnostic Applications

Mentor: Bin Zhang, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Electrical Engineering,,
Taylor Stone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Samantha Murrow, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Co-Administration of Fluoroquinolone & Tetracycline Antibiotics with Multivalent Cations in Hospitalized Patients: Detection and Impact of a Significant Drug-Drug Interaction

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Pharmacy,,Pharmacy,,
Ashley Strother, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Targeted Transposon Mutagenesis Using the Cas9/CRISPR System

Mentor: Nathan Hancock, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
3 2014 Biology,,
Emily Theus, Honors, Junior
Mathematics, Religious Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Is the Reversible Necklace Poset a Symmetric Chain Order?

Mentor: Jerrold Griggs, Mathematics, USC Columbia
3 2014 Mathematics,Religious Studies,
Michael Tolbert, Junior
Visual Communications, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
The Last Farmer in Gullah Land

Mentor: Denise McGill, Visual Communications, USC Columbia
3 2014 Visual Communications,Media Arts,
Earron Twitty, Capstone, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Development of an Integrated Software Package for Analysis of Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules from RDC Data

Mentor: Homayoun Valafar, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Computer Science,,
Stephen Walterhouse, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Light Dependency of Arthropsin Expression

Mentor: Jeff Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Joshua Walters, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2014
Investigation into the Use of Sodium Citrate to Control the Deposition of Calcium Phosphate Crystal on Electrospun Nanofibers for Bone Tissue Engineering.

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,,
Joshua Walters, Capstone, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Investigation into the Use of Sodium Citrate to Control the Deposition of Calcium Phosphate Crystals onto Electrospun Nanofibers for use in Bone Tissue Engineering.

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biomedical Engineering,,
Michelle Wolf, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2014
Improving the methodology of a novel assisted reproduction technique in the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus

Mentor: Gabor Szalai, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biological Sciences,,
Daniel Wood, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2014
Impact of Alcohol Exposure during Development on Dopamine Receptors

Mentor: Sandra Kelly, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Neuroscience,
Ibrahim Askar, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Vasculogenic Induction of Endothelial Progenitor Cells via Extracellular Matrix Protein Derived Peptides in UV Crosslinked Hydrolytically Degradable Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Hydrogel

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biomedical Engineering,,
Matthew Augustine, Honors, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Effect of Anabolic Steroid Treatment on Protein Turnover in a Mouse Model of Cancer Cachexia

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 Exercise Science,,
Spencer Babb, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Nonword Repetition

Mentors: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2013 Psychology,Counselor Education, Public Health,Public Health Communication Sciences and Disorders,Communication Sciences and Disorders
Connor Bain, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Utilizing Activity and Context Recognition to Mitigate Distractions from Smartphones

Mentor: Srihari Nelakuditi, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2013 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Elizabeth Baker, Senior
Biology, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Development of an Environmentally Friendly Catalyst: Synthesis of Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates (CPCs) via Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions

Mentor: Joshua Ruppel, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2013 Biology,,
Matthew Barragan, Honors, Junior
Civil Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Bio-inspired Polymeric Binder for Super-Adhesive Mortar for Concrete Repair

Mentors: Fabio Matta, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia, Navid Saleh, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2013 Civil Engineering,, Engineering and Computing,Engineering and Computing Civil and Environmental Engineering,Civil and Environmental Engineering
Eric Bringley, Honors, Freshman
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Rapid identification of audio tape degradation using infrared spectroscopy with mass spectrometric validation

Mentor: Stephen Morgan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2013 Chemical Engineering,,
Leslie Bruce, Sophomore
Geological Sciences, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Isotopic Ratios of Hafnium and Neodymium from Mantle Xenoliths on Lanzarote Island, Spain

Mentor: Michael Bizimis, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2013 Geological Sciences,Spanish,
Alice Chang, Honors, Junior
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Reducing Poverty and Instability: A Study of the Successes and Failures of NGOs and Third-Party Aid Groups in China

Mentor: David Hudgens, International Business, USC Columbia
1 2013 International Business,Economics,
Sona Chowdhary, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, Philosophy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Influence of Progerin on DNA Repair

Mentor: Alan Waldman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,Philosophy,
Casey Cole, Honors, Sophomore
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Ghosts of the Horseshoe

Mentors: Duncan Buell, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Heidi Rae Cooley, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
1 2013 Computer Science,, Engineering and Computing,Arts and Sciences Computer Science and Engineering,Visual Art and Design
Angelena Cuteri, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Antiretroviral Serum Concentrations in Obese, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected Patients

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
1 2013 Pharmacy,,
Pedro De Abreu, Junior
Business Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Development of Empathy, Leadership and Pro-Social Dispositions in Middle-School and High School Age Children: A Case Study of Peer Education and the Anne Frank Story in Brazil

Mentor: Doyle Stevick, Educational Leadership and Policies, USC Columbia
1 2013 Business Economics,,
Will Decker, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Modeling Biomechanics of Atherosclerotic Plaque in the Aorta Using 3D Image Reconstructioning and Finite Element Analysis

Mentor: Susan Lessner, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biomedical Engineering,,
Emily DeFouw, Junior
Psychology, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Numerical Estimations

Mentor: Melanie Palomares, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Psychology,Business Administration,
Joseph DuRant, Honors, Sophomore
English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Dear Burns: A Preliminary Edition of Letters Written to Robert Burns

Mentor: Patrick Scott, University Libraries, USC Columbia
1 2013 English,,
Samia Durborow, Freshman
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Modeling Within-Host Dynamics of Highly and Low Pathogenic Influenza Virus Infections: Can the Immune System Contribute to the Infection Pathogenesis?

Mentor: Kasia Pawelek, Mathematics, USC Beaufort
1 2013 Biology,,
Claudia Fulmer, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The effect of pro-apoptotic proteins tBid and Bax on cells expressing HIV-1 Tat

Mentor: William Jackson, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2013 Biology,,
Christopher Gauger, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Patient Perceptions of Pharmacist-Provided Clinical Services in a Community Setting

Mentor: Richard Schulz, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Pharmacy,,
Simca Hadley, Junior
Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Comparison of Two Language Sampling Contexts - Spontaneous vs. Narrative

Mentor: Denise Finneran, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2013 Psychology,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Leila Heidari, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Developing a sustainable after-school gardening program that emphasizes nutrition and environmental education

Mentor: Christine Blake, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2013 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Aimee Herron, Junior
Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Erica Mazur, Junior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Delayed Language Development and Atypical Visual Attention in Infants at High-Risk for Autism

Mentors: Jane Roberts, Psychology, USC Columbia, Jessica Klusek, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Psychology,Communication Sciences and Disorders,Psychology,Criminal Justice, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Psychology,Psychology
Michael Hood, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Speech Properties Predicting Cochlear Implant Performance

Mentor: Daniel Fogerty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2013 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Calvin Hu, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Identification of the Neuroprotective Estrogen Receptor Subtype Used by the Phytoestrogen Equol

Mentor: Rose Booze, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,,
Colin Johnson, Honors, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Testing the Biocompatibility of a Novel Ligand Applied to Semiconductor Nanocrystals (Quantum Dots)

Mentor: Andrew Greytak, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,Medical Humanities,
Jessica Kaczmarek, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, Business Administration, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Future of Healthcare Delivery

Mentor: Mark Tompkins, Political Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 Chemistry,Business Administration,
Rachel Kennedy, Capstone, Sophomore
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Roll of Toll-Like Receptor 4 (TLR4) on Inflammation in High Fat Diet-Induced Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Angela Murphy, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Nursing,,
Mehrab Khandkar, Capstone, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Combination of 5-AzaC and quercetin for induction of apoptosis in human malignant neuroblastoma cell lines

Mentor: Swapan Ray, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Sarah Law, Honors, Junior
Public Health, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Runjhun Bhatia, Honors, Junior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Researching and addressing behavioral and environmental obstacles to perinatal and delivery care-seeking behavior among women in rural India

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2013 Public Health,Medical Humanities,Public Health,,
James Leaphart, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Influence of Trematode Infection on the Functional Response of Libellulid Odonate Naiads

Mentor: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2013 Biology,,
Eric Leonhardt, Honors, Junior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Highly Ordered Photocleavable Block Copolymers as Lithographic Resists

Mentor: Chuanbing Tang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2013 Chemistry,,
April Liimatta, Capstone, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Impact of Probiotics on Digestive and Immune Health in Hospitalized Patients

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
1 2013 Pharmacy,,
Katie Lindler, Sophomore
Music Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Novice and Veteran Orchestra Teachers Perceptions of Their Undergraduate Practicum Experiences

Mentor: Gail Barnes, Music Education, History, and Theory, USC Columbia
1 2013 Music Education,,
Clara Logue, Honors, Junior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Baroque Music and Popular Music: Linking the Styles

Mentor: Constance Gee, Music, USC Columbia
1 2013 Music Performance,,
David Mailman, Sophomore
Geological Sciences, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Origin of Primitive Magmas at Buldir Volcano, Aleutian Island Arc, Alaska

Mentor: Gene Yogodzinski, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2013 Geological Sciences,Political Science,
Vivek Malhotra, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Nurse Station Assessment and Design

Mentors: John Jensen, Management Science, USC Columbia, Sanjay Ahire, Management Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,, Business,Business Management Science,Management Science
Lauren Marsh, Honors, Junior
Psychology, Religious Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Expansion of CenteringPregnancy Prenatal Care into South Carolina Hospitals

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2013 Psychology,Religious Studies,
Sandra McFadden, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Sydney Bromfield, Junior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Identification of toxisome regulatory genes in Aspergillus parasiticus

Mentor: Anindya Chanda, Environmental Health Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,,Exercise Science,,
Kathleen McKinney, Junior
Music Performance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Aaron Copland: New York and the Search for the American Sound

Mentor: Ellen Schlaefer, Music, USC Columbia
1 2013 Music Performance,,
Brian Todd Mullis, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Colorimetric Molecular Probes for Measuring Polymer Stress and Strength

Mentor: Ken Shimizu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2013 Chemistry,,
Michael Myers, Capstone, Junior
Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Fabrication and Testing of Gallium Selenide (GaSe)Semiconductor Device for Nuclear Radiation Detection

Mentor: Krishna Mandal, Electrical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2013 Electrical Engineering,,
David Mysona, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Determining the Structure of SagG: Part of the Group A Streptococcus Streptolysin S Associated Gene Operon

Mentor: Maksymilian Chruszcz, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biomedical Engineering,,
Christine Nance, Sophomore
Chemistry, USC Sumter

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Biological Control of Net Blotch Disease: A Time-Wise Investigation of Damage to the Pathogen Laetisaria arvalis by Pyrenophora teres

Mentor: Kajal Ghoshroy, Biology, USC Sumter
1 2013 Chemistry,,
Jacob Nelson, Senior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Characterization of gene networks involved in lifespan regulation in Daphnia

Mentor: Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Emeka Okafor, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Cancer Cell Apoptosis Induced By COPZ1 Depletion

Mentor: Michael Shtutman, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish,
Michelle Pasciolla, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Kristin Bunt, Senior
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Impact of Antibiotic-impregnated Bone Cement in Orthopedic Surgery

Mentor: Brandon Bookstaver, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Pharmacy,,Pharmacy,,
Hannah Patten, Capstone, Junior
English, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
An Examination of Individual Differences in Word Learning Rate, Phonological Memory, and Existing Vocabulary Knowledge in Children

Mentor: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
1 2013 English,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Samantha Poarch, Senior
Biology, Undeclared, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Conservation value of urban greenways for native small mammal populations

Mentor: Jonathan Storm, Natural Sciences & Engineering, USC Upstate
1 2013 Biology,Undeclared,
Austin Price, Junior
Visual Communications, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Oconee to Awendaw: Small town life along the Palmetto Trail

Mentor: Ernest Wiggins, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
1 2013 Visual Communications,Media Arts,
Kayla Pruitte, Junior
Communications, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Film Adaptation of Women's Memoirs

Mentors: Jill Hampton, English, USC Aiken, Spring-Serenity Duvall, Communications, USC Aiken
1 2013 Communications,, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences English,Communications
Haley Rabic, Honors, Sophomore
Public Relations, Environmental Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Motivating Environmental Action and Consciousness through Indirect Arguments

Mentor: Kevin Elliott, Philosophy, USC Columbia
1 2013 Public Relations,Environmental Studies,
Angela Ross, Senior
Exercise Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Post Stroke Robotic Assessment of Neurological Function

Mentor: Troy Herter, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 Exercise Science,,
Aubrey Shealy, Junior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Influence of a Trematode Infection (Posthodiplostomum minimum) on The Functional Response of Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), Feeding on Daphnia magna.

Mentor: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
1 2013 Biology,,
Jason Sigmon, Junior
International Business, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Developing Efficient Supply Chains in Africa

Mentor: Sanjay Ahire, Management Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 International Business,Management Science,
Makiera Simmons, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Role of IL-6 signaling on skeletal muscle wasting in Lewis Lung Carcinoma model of Cachexia

Mentor: James Carson, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Joshua Snead, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Technical Applicability of Magnetically Levitated Train Systems in the United States

Mentor: William Sandberg, Management, USC Columbia
1 2013 International Business,Management Science,
Erin Steiner, Honors, Sophomore
Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Level of skin tone bias held by college students in Bangalore, India

Mentor: Shelley Smith, Sociology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Women's and Gender Studies,Political Science,
Christopher Stout, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The effect of caloric restriction on aging when it is limited to specific phases of maturity

Mentor: Jeffry Dudycha, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Joseph Studemeyer, Honors, Capstone, Junior
Religious Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Overlapping Magisteria: An Inquiry Into the Compatibility of Athonite Cosmology with Trends in Modern Science

Mentor: Daniel Buxhoeveden, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Religious Studies,,
Mackenzie Sunday, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Correlating Individual Differences in Fixation Durations with Working Memory Capacity

Mentor: John Henderson, Psychology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Emily Townsend, Honors, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Variation in C. maenas Fecundity and the Influence of Diet

Mentor: Blaine Griffen, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
1 2013 Marine Science,,
Mallory Turner, Honors, Junior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Latina Motherhood in the US: Stories of Hardship and Triumph

Mentor: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
1 2013 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Daniel Utter, Sophomore
Marine Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Effects of Color Morphology on White Syndrome in Acroporid Corals

Mentor: Pamela Morris, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, USC Columbia
1 2013 Marine Science,,
Steven Vanderlip, Honors, Junior
Political Science, English, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Euphradian Literary Society

Mentor: Jill Frank, Political Science, USC Columbia
1 2013 Political Science,English,
Steven Vega, Senior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Correlation of sound production and egg production in captive Spotted Sea Trout(Cynoscion nebulosus) and Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Mentor: Eric Montie, Biology, USC Beaufort
1 2013 Biology,,
Joshua Walters, Capstone, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Osteogenic and Vasculogenic Potential of Microtube Scaffolds Using a Perfusion Bioreactor

Mentor: Esmaiel Jabbari, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
1 2013 Biomedical Engineering,,
Samantha White, Senior
Spanish, USC Upstate

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Al-Andalus in the 21st Century: Spain's Perceptions of Immigration

Mentor: Shannon Polchow, Languages, Literature and Composition, USC Upstate
1 2013 Spanish,,
Madeline Willett, Honors, Freshman
Visual Communications, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
The Influence of Study Abroad on Identity: How immersion in South African Culture contributes to identities of American Students

Mentors: Andrea Tanner, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia, Jennifer Engel, Study Abroad, USC Columbia
1 2013 Visual Communications,Spanish, Information and Communications,Student Affairs Journalism and Mass Communications,Study Abroad
Bethany Williams, Honors, Junior
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Understanding the Impacts of Conventional and No-Till Agriculture on Infiltration Rates on a Small Urban Farm

Mentor: Robin Kloot, Earth Sciences & Resources Institute, USC Columbia
1 2013 Environmental Science,,
Sean Wills, Honors, Capstone, Junior
History, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Hip-Hop as a Postmodernist Expression of the Blues

Mentors: Willie Strong, Fine Arts, USC Aiken, Heather Peterson, History, USC Aiken
1 2013 History,, Humanities and Social Sciences,Humanities and Social Sciences Fine Arts,History
Carrie Wolf, Honors, Senior
Nursing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Barriers to International Health and Social Service Provision in the Dominican Republic

Mentors: Deborah Billings, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia, David Simmons, Anthropology, USC Columbia
1 2013 Nursing,, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Health Promotion Education and Behavior,Anthropology
Elizabeth Yankovsky, Honors, Sophomore
Geophysics, Physics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Summer-Fall 2013
Plume-Like Structures and Gas Hydrates in the Aleutian Basin

Mentor: Camelia Knapp, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
1 2013 Geophysics,Physics,
Allison Babcock, Capstone, Sophomore
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Personal Challenge Implementation In A Middle School Setting

Mentor: Patrick Hickey, Capstone Scholars, USC Columbia
2 2013 International Business,Marketing,
Duncan Berry, Capstone, Sophomore
Management Science, Geography, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Lean Manufacturing in the United States

Mentor: Lawrence Zimmer, Management Science, USC Columbia
2 2013 Management Science,Geography,
Jasmine Brown, Capstone, Senior
Psychology, Criminal Justice, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Evaluations of Intergroup Transgressions

Mentor: Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
2 2013 Psychology,Criminal Justice,
Matt Calcagno, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2013
The role of national religious culture and self-control on consumer buying decisions: a cross-cultural study

Mentor: Thomas Kramer, Marketing, USC Columbia
2 2013 International Business,Marketing,
Michaela Close, Honors, Junior
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Examining the Role of Jag2 in DNA Damage Response

Mentor: Minsub Shim, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Duyen Co, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
How does print exposure influence literacy skills?

Mentor: Werfel Krystal, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Duyen Co, Capstone, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Assessing Print Exposure and Orthographic Processes in Children

Mentor: Werfel Krystal, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Rosemary Corriero, Senior
Biological Sciences, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Promoting Awareness of and Participation in HPV Vaccination through Health Communication Strategies

Mentor: Heather Brandt, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior,
Devin Cutlip, Capstone, Sophomore
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Enhancing the Potency of Action Observation Therapy using Non-invasive Brain Stimulation

Mentor: Roger Newman-Norlund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2013 Psychology,,
Hunter Dayton, Capstone, Freshman
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
The Content of Tablets Sold as Ecstasy: Evidence from an Online Testing Service

Mentor: Eric Sevigny, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
2 2013 International Business,Economics,
Hunter Dayton, Capstone, Freshman
International Business, Economics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
The Content of Tablets Sold as Ecstasy: Evidence from an Online Testing Service

Mentor: Eric Sevigny, Criminology and Criminal Justice, USC Columbia
2 2013 International Business,Economics,
Mason Deinema, Junior
Biology, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
X-ray Crystallography of Trypansoma cruzi Glucokinase

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Biological Sciences, USC Beaufort
2 2013 Biology,,
Catherine Dong, Honors, Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Anti-inflammatory effect of Resveratrol in Autoimmune Hepatitis

Mentors: Venkatesh Hegde, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Chinese Studies, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Meaghan Freiter, Capstone, Freshman
Pharmacy, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Molecular mechanism: Environmental enrichment and vulnerability to nicotine dependence

Mentor: Jun Zhu, Pharmacy, USC Columbia
2 2013 Pharmacy,,
Julian Greer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
The Effect of Sleep Deprivation On Glucose Metabolism

Mentor: Xuewen Wang, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2013 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Julian Greer, Capstone, Senior
Exercise Science, Medical Humanities, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
The Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Glucose Metabolism

Mentor: Xuewen Wang, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2013 Exercise Science,Medical Humanities,
Laquita Grissett, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Fall 2013
Sensitivity of Species Within the Plant Family Solanaceae to FACs from Herbivore Saliva

Mentor: Johannes Stratmann, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Lily Gullion, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
JAM Camp

Mentor: Roger Newman-Nolund, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
2 2013 Exercise Science,Psychology,
Kendall Hughey, Capstone, Senior
Chemistry, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Crystal Growth of Complex Luminescent Oxides

Mentor: Hans-Conrad zur Loye, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
2 2013 Chemistry,Spanish,
Sean Kearns, Sophomore
Biology, Undeclared, USC Beaufort

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Establishment of the Structural Determinants for Ebselen Binding in Human Glucokinase

Mentor: Edward D'Antonio, Chemistry, USC Beaufort
2 2013 Biology,Undeclared,
James Leaphart, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
The Life Cycle and Host Specificity of Haematoloechus floedae

Mentor: Derek Zelmer, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2013 Biology,,
Joshua Luvene, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Explorer, Fall 2013
How to Move Beyond the Box

Mentor: Jean Weingarth, History, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Morgan McCaskill, Capstone, Junior
Marketing, Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Adolescent Intentions, Obstacles, and Supports for Secondary School Completion in Italy and the United States: A Comparative Study of Two Cases

Mentors: Beth Powers Costello, Educational Leadership and Policies, USC Columbia, Doyle Stevick, Educational Leadership and Policies, USC Columbia
2 2013 Marketing,Management, Education,Education Educational Leadership and Policies,Educational Leadership and Policies
Samana Mehdi, Senior
Biology, USC Aiken

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Engineering constructs to test the function of cell-specific promoters on zebrafish craniofacial development

Mentor: April DeLaurier, Biology/Geology, USC Aiken
2 2013 Biology,,
Michael Melson, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
The Role of the Locus Coeruleus in Stress Vulnerability

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Michael Melson, Capstone, Junior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
The Role of the Locus Coeruleus in Stress Vulnerability

Mentor: Susan Wood, Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, USC Columbia
2 2013 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Steven Moore, Senior
Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Contextual Priming: Race, Church Polling Places, and Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Initiative Results

Mentor: Todd Shaw, Political Science, USC Columbia
2 2013 Political Science,,
Virginia Payne, Junior
Exercise Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Health Status and Life Participation Changes in the Lives of Caregivers of Persons with Aphasia

Mentor: Jessica Richardson, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
2 2013 Exercise Science,Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Rachel Piker, Senior
Management Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Fall 2013
Evolution of Aeolian Sand Ripple Morphology

Mentor: Jean Ellis, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
2 2013 Management Science,,
Grace Roberts, Capstone, Sophomore
Theatre, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
On The Other Side of The Table

Mentor: Robert Richmond, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
2 2013 Theatre,Undeclared,
Charles Staub, Capstone, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
A Bi-Metallic Catalyst for the Oxidation of Ethanol

Mentor: John Weidner, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
2 2013 Chemical Engineering,,
Nick Weidner, Capstone, Sophomore
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Fall 2013
Towards Improving the Performance of the ADCIRC Storm Surge Modeling Software

Mentors: Jijun Tang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia, Tim Stitt, Computer Science and Engineering
2 2013 Computer Science,Mathematics, Engineering and Computing, Computer Science and Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering
James Armstrong, Junior
Political Science, Public Relations, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
Rolling with Cocky's Reading Express (TM)

Mentor: Charles Bierbauer, Journalism and Mass Communications, USC Columbia
3 2013 Political Science,Public Relations,
Kathryn Atkinson, Capstone, Junior
Theatre, USC Columbia

Andrea Wurzburger, Sophomore
English, Theatre, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
The Stella Adler Approach to Training a Young, Professional Actor

Mentor: David Britt, Theatre and Dance, USC Columbia
3 2013 Theatre,,English,Theatre,
Austin Blackwell, Sophomore
Biological Sciences, USC Lancaster

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Evaluation of the Scent Profile of Gelsemium sempervirens

Mentors: Annette Golonka, Biology, USC Lancaster, Bettie Obi-Johnson, Chemistry, USC Lancaster
3 2013 Biological Sciences,, Math and Science,Math and Science Biology,Chemistry
Marc-Olivier Blais, Honors, Junior
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Preparation and Characterization of Boron/Polyethylene Composites for Space Radiation Shielding

Mentor: Harry Ploehn, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2013 Chemical Engineering,,
Robyn Blanton, Freshman
International Studies, Media Arts, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
Political Engagement of Taiwanese Youth

Mentor: Kiel Downey, Political Science, USC Columbia
3 2013 International Studies,Media Arts,
Lillian Claire Bower, Honors, Sophomore
Art History, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Paintbrush Politics: The Collapse of American Arts Diplomacy, 1968-1972

Mentor: David Snyder, History, USC Columbia
3 2013 Art History,,
Zachary Brenton, Senior
Political Science, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Seed Color and its Effect on Tannin Content in Sorghum

Mentor: Stephen Kresovich, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2013 Political Science,Biological Sciences,
Cody Brown, Honors, Junior
Accounting, USC Columbia

Carli Smolen, Honors, Sophomore
International Business, Accounting, USC Columbia

Mackenzie Taylor, Honors, Junior
Accounting, Retail Management, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
Profit Per Employee: A Measure of Cultural Differences

Mentor: Stan Smith, Accounting, USC Columbia
3 2013 Accounting,,International Business,Accounting,Accounting,Retail Management,
Benjamin Brummel, Honors, Senior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Optimizing the Size of Multifunctional Nanogel for Cancer-Targeted Drug Delivery

Mentor: Peisheng Xu, Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biomedical Engineering,,
Shravya Budidi, Senior
Biological Sciences, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Identifying the transcription promoter of the WRAP 53 gene; a regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor gene

Mentor: David Reisman, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biological Sciences,Psychology,
Kendra Calhoun, Honors, Senior
English, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
“Literally” Speaking: Language, Prescriptivism, and Ideology

Mentor: Elaine Chun, English Language and Literature; Linguistics, USC Columbia
3 2013 English,Psychology,
Eeshwar Chandrasekar, Honors, Senior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Ethnographic Studies of Metabolic Disorders in Tamil Nadu

Mentor: Dr. David Simmons, Anthropology; Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2013 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Chieh-Yu Chang, Sophomore
Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
App Developing in Smartphone Market

Mentor: Ron Brown, Library and Information Science, USC Columbia
3 2013 Chemical Engineering,,
John Clegg, Honors, Junior
Biomedical Engineering, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Phenolic Derivatives of Benzoic Acid Alter Amyloid-Beta Oligomerization in the Pathenogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease

Mentor: Melissa Moss, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biomedical Engineering,,
Garrett DeBruin, Honors, Senior
Computer Science, Mathematics, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Classification and Detection of Proteotypic Peptides Through The Use of Hidden Markov Models and Neural Networks

Mentor: John Rose, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2013 Computer Science,Mathematics,
Hemangi Dhir, Junior
Business Administration, Finance, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
The Influence of Gender on Brand Extension Evaluation

Mentor: Alokparna Monga, Marketing, USC Columbia
3 2013 Business Administration,Finance,
Kelsie Dirksing, Honors, Freshman
Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
Evaluation of Cancer Awareness Efforts in Churches

Mentor: Heather Brandt, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biological Sciences,,
Dana Doggett, Honors, Junior
English, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
A Case Study of How French Teachers Understand Purpose in Educating Immigrant Students

Mentor: Kara Brown, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2013 English,French,
Catherine Dong, Honors, Sophomore
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Anti-inflammatory effect of Resveratrol in Autoimmune Hepatitis

Mentors: Venkatesh Hegde, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Chinese Studies, Medicine,Medicine Pathology Microbiology and Immunology,Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
Sabrina Driggers, Sophomore
History, USC Salkehatchie

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Historic Site Preservation: Pon Pon Chapel of Ease

Mentor: Sarah Miller, History, USC Salkehatchie
3 2013 History,,
Andrea Eggleston, Honors, Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering, Spanish, USC Columbia

Brendan Croom, Honors, Junior
Mechanical Engineering, USC Columbia

Corey King, Honors, Sophomore
Civil Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Ronny Geylin, Freshman
Environmental Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Developing a Water Irrigation System for Organic Coffee Crops in La Victoria, Ecuador

Mentor: Jim Burch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biomedical Engineering,Spanish,Mechanical Engineering,,Civil Engineering,Chemistry,Environmental Science,,
Johnathon Elkes, Senior
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Mitochondrial Changes in a MLASA Mouse Model

Mentor: Jeffrey Patton, Pathology Microbiology and Immunology, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biological Sciences,Chemistry,
Michael Englehart, Capstone, Senior
Sociology, Political Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2013
Role Expectations and their Effects on the Academic Achievement Gap for African American Male Student-Athletes in Division I Revenue-Generating Sports

Mentor: Shelley Smith, Sociology, USC Columbia
3 2013 Sociology,Political Science,
Kali Esancy, Honors, Senior
Biological Sciences, French, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Exploring the Interaction of PERK with PACT, an Activator of PKR.

Mentor: Rekha Patel, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia
3 2013 Biological Sciences,French,
Elizabeth Farmer, Honors, Junior
Spanish, Foreign Language Education, USC Columbia

Bridgette Kennedy, Junior
Elementary Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Early Grammatical Development in Children Across African American English, Southern White English, and Mainstream American English Dialects

Mentor: Denise Finneran, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia
3 2013 Spanish,Foreign Language Education,Elementary Education,,
Tyler French, Honors, Senior
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
The Local Food Gap in Columbia, SC

Mentor: Allison Marsh, History, USC Columbia
3 2013 Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae,,
Aubrie Frye, Junior
Psychology, Counselor Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
Education in Italy Vs. Education in America

Mentor: Elizabeth Costello, Educational Studies, USC Columbia
3 2013 Psychology,Counselor Education,
Joyce Gannaway, Junior
Public Relations, Religious Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
A Study Of Mauritius’ Interfaith Communities

Mentor: Lite Nartey, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2013 Public Relations,Religious Studies,
Joyce Gannaway, Junior
Public Relations, Religious Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
A Study Of Mauritius’ Interfaith Communities

Mentor: Lite Nartey, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2013 Public Relations,Religious Studies,
Taylor Garrick, Honors, Senior
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Characterization of Catalysts for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

Mentor: John Weidner, Chemical Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2013 Chemical Engineering,Chemistry,
Kevin General, Senior
Public Health, USC Columbia

Magellan Guarantee, Spring 2013
Dissemination of Information Associated with Ecological Determinants Related to Health Risks and Subsequent Health Outcomes

Mentor: Sara Corwin, Health Promotion Education and Behavior, USC Columbia
3 2013 Public Health,,
Job Grant, Honors, Senior
Chemistry, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Investigation of Properties p450 Enzyme for Application in Biofuel Synthesis

Mentor: Thomas Makris, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2013 Chemistry,,
Victoria Graves, Junior
Early Childhood Education, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
The Art of Children's Story Telling

Mentors: Cynthia Colbert, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia, Sabina Mosso-Taylor, Instruction & Teacher Education, USC Columbia
3 2013 Early Childhood Education,, Arts and Sciences,Education Visual Art and Design,Instruction & Teacher Education
Chandler Green, Capstone, Freshman
Environmental Science, Undeclared, USC Columbia

Caitlyn Gilbert, Capstone, Freshman
Journalism and Mass Communications, Print, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2013
Discovering Iceland's Green Perspective

Mentor: Laura Kissel, Visual Art and Design, USC Columbia
3 2013 Environmental Science,Undeclared,Journalism and Mass Communications, Print,,
Rebecca Heidemann, Capstone, Freshman
Exercise Science, Spanish, USC Columbia

Magellan Apprentice, Spring 2013
Reducing Ventilator Assisted Pneumonia at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

Mentor: Elizabeth Mack, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, USC Palmetto Health
3 2013 Exercise Science,Spanish,
Logan Hood, Honors, Junior
Computer Science, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Affordable Medical Ultrasound Training Simulator

Mentor: Jijun Tang, Computer Science and Engineering, USC Columbia
3 2013 Computer Science,,
Jui-ting Hsieh, Honors, Senior
Chemistry, Chinese Studies, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Honey-comb electrospun fiber scaffold for expending cancer stem cells

Mentors: Qian Wang, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia, Xinrui Duan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2013 Chemistry,Chinese Studies, Arts and Sciences,Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry,Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rupert Hudson, Honors, Junior
International Business, Marketing, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
The Influence of Social Media on Customer Relationships. A Study of Visitors to Music Festivals

Mentor: Martin Roth, International Business, USC Columbia
3 2013 International Business,Marketing,
Shawn Jacob, Junior
Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Mini-Grant, Spring 2013
The Rise of India: Development and Social Inequality

Mentor: Jimy Sanders, Sociology, USC Columbia
3 2013 Psychology,,
Logan Judy, Honors, Junior
Interdisciplinary Studies, Japanese, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Prediction During Sentence Comprehension by Children

Mentors: Suzanne Adlof, Communication Sciences and Disorders, USC Columbia, Justine VanDyke, Psychology, USC Columbia
3 2013 Interdisciplinary Studies,Japanese, Public Health,Arts and Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders,Psychology
Darya Kaborda, Junior
Chemistry, Biological Sciences, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Rigidity versus flexibility in molecular interactions

Mentor: Ken Shimizu, Chemistry and Biochemistry, USC Columbia
3 2013 Chemistry,Biological Sciences,
Emma Kelley, Senior
Marine Science, Psychology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Microalgae deposition and resuspension rates over a tidal cycle

Mentor: James Pinckney, Earth, Ocean, and Environment, USC Columbia
3 2013 Marine Science,Psychology,
Nidha Khan, Sophomore
Cardiovascular Technology, USC Columbia

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013
Does bright light improve sleep quality in veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder?

Mentor: Shawn Youngstedt, Exercise Science, USC Columbia
3 2013 Cardiovascular Technology,,
Ashleigh Kimberlin, Junior
Chemistry, USC Aiken

Magellan Scholar, Spring 2013