2019 Thesis Scholars

Kristina Packer

Kristina is working on her thesis through the Economics department and is writing on 
The Gender Wage Gap in the Financial Sector
Her advisor is Louis Johnston

Kori Friedges

Kori is working on her thesis through the Psychology department and is writing on 
Positive & Negative Mindest on Affect, Happiness, and HRV
Her advisor is Rodger Narloch

Allison Grodnick

Allison is working on her thesis through the Biochemistry department and is writing on
Evolution of a Bacterium from SJU water to be multidrug-resistant
Her advisor is Dave Mitchell

Connor Smith

Connor is working on his thesis through the Computer Science department and is writing on
Machine Learning in Iterative Solves
His advisor is Dr. Mike Heroux

Zach Kennedy

Zach is working on his thesis through the Accounting and Finance department and is writing on
Venture Capital funding disparity for female v.s. male-led startups in Hennepin County
His advisor is Margrette Newhouse

Molly Kluever

Molly is working on her thesis through the English department and is writing on
The Clerk's Tale in context of theological controversies at Oxford in the late 14th century
Her advisor is Jessica Harkins

Hannah Baumgardt

Hannah is working on her thesis through the English department and is writing on
The spectrum of 6 sci-fi short stories exploring utopia, dystopia, and apocalypse and humanity's strengths/weaknesses
Her advisor is John Kendall

Ryan Strelow

Ryan is working on his thesis through the Computer Science department and is writing on
Music composition through machine learning and genetic algorithms
His advisor is Jeremy Iverson

Elise Miller

Elise is working on her thesis through the Biology department and is writing on
Microdensity anomaly formation in white pine: distribution and drivers
Her advisor is Stephen Saupe

Brent Burg

Brent is working on his thesis through the Integrative Science department and is writing on
Modulation of parasympathetic reactivation post-exercise via slow breathing
His advisor is Mary Stenson

Olivia Olson

Olivia is working on her thesis through the Education department and is writing on 
Emotions as Moderators or Mediators of Resonance, Integration, and Validation during Reading
Her advisor is Catherine Bohn-Gettler

Ryan Pauley

Ryan is working on his thesis through the Exercise Science department and is writing on
"Do Visual Aids and Information About Local Parks Increase Physical Activity Among Children and Adults When Distributed to Families?”
His advisor is Dr. Mary Stenson