Ian Bridges: Making Medical Research More Accessible

My name is Ian Bridges and I am a pure mathematics major at Florida StateUniversity. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach where I enjoyed running,playing jazz music on the drums, going to the beach, and learning aboutmathematics and computers. I love to stay busy, and nowadays I enjoy hanging out with my friends, weightlifting,Continue reading “Ian Bridges: Making Medical Research More Accessible”

Sophie Allen: Replaying Autobiograhical Memories with HippoCamera

My name is Sophie Allen, and I am a junior studying Psychology and Biomathematics. For the past two and a half years I have been involved in long-term memory research in Dr. Chris Martin’s Memory Lab in the Department of Psychology. Throughout my time in the Martin Memory Lab, I have been given opportunities toContinue reading “Sophie Allen: Replaying Autobiograhical Memories with HippoCamera”

Harrison Betz: Dante’s Psychological Manual

As many of you may know, working on projects is extremely different from planning them. Over the past few months, I have spent actually researching my topic, I have found that it was much more nuanced than initially expected…and I find that fascinating! For me (and I would imagine most people), there is an inherentContinue reading “Harrison Betz: Dante’s Psychological Manual”

Miguel Gonzalez: Studying the Emerging Woubikan Language

The tenth of July marks one month since I arrived in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The first days were difficult as I faced a new reality. Fortunately, given the time I have passed with my grandparents over the summer breaks In Colombia and Cuba, I have been able to quickly adapt to a similar lifestyleContinue reading “Miguel Gonzalez: Studying the Emerging Woubikan Language”

Angilmarie Rivera Sanchez: The Role of Gender in Commemorating the White Rose

Ever since I received the IDEA Grant from Florida State University, I have successfully propelled my Honors in the Major thesis forward and accomplished many of the goals I had set for myself this Summer. Once the Spring semester ended and I was able to focus on my research, I used some of the fundsContinue reading “Angilmarie Rivera Sanchez: The Role of Gender in Commemorating the White Rose”

Michelle Evangelista: How Pollution Can Affect Every Day Life in Guadalajara

It has been about 2.5 months since arriving in Mexico to conduct my research the Santiago River in the municipalities of El Salto and Juanacatlán in Guadalajara, Mexico. El Salto and Juanacatalán are part of the Conurbated Zone of Guadalajara, along with the municipalities of Guadalajara, part of Zapopan, Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, andContinue reading “Michelle Evangelista: How Pollution Can Affect Every Day Life in Guadalajara”

Solén Marceau-Laurent: Assisting the Caregivers

My IDEA Grant is focused on the “Development of Dementia-Friendly Guidelines for the Black Faith Community: Caregiver Focus Group Analysis.”  To give some context on how this came about, approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and closely related conditions. Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth-leading cause of death in theContinue reading “Solén Marceau-Laurent: Assisting the Caregivers”

Marley Shouldice: Studying Plant Defense Mechanisms

My name is Marley Shouldice and I am a very grateful recipient of the IDEA Grant during the Summer 2022 semester. My research focuses on fungi known as Dark Septate Endophytes. Unlike mycorrhizae, another type of fungi which many gardeners/backyard scientists may be familiar with, the ecology of Dark Septate Endophytes (abbreviated DSEs) is poorlyContinue reading “Marley Shouldice: Studying Plant Defense Mechanisms”

Susan Morales and Kalijah Rahming: How They See Us Abroad

Greetings from Seoul, South Korea! Our names are Kalijah Rahming and Susan Morales and we are completing our research on identity formation in a homogenous society. When you read this, we will have just finished our first complete week of school at our study abroad program. We are taking courses on Korean Cinema and GlobalizedContinue reading “Susan Morales and Kalijah Rahming: How They See Us Abroad”

Andrew Taylor: Preliminary Findings and Next Steps to Better Understand Colon Cancer

Preliminary Findings Project research as of the first few weeks has consisted of crossing DNA repair gene knockdown constructs into a multigenic fruit fly colon cancer model to look for any phenotypic changes in tumor size and cell activity, such as senescence, double stranded DNA breaks, apoptosis, and p21 activity (a cell cycle inhibitor). SeveralContinue reading “Andrew Taylor: Preliminary Findings and Next Steps to Better Understand Colon Cancer”