Student Research and Creative Scholarship

Below are some of the research and creative scholarship projects of Andrews University students. More information about student projects can be found under Undergraduate Research or Graduate Research

Earhart Emerging Scholar Award

Five undergraduate students received the Earhart Emerging Scholar Award for their research projects. Recipients included Cassandra Chlevin (Psychology), Cooper Hodges (Psychology), Shanelle Kim (English), Melodie Roschman (English/Journalism), and WayAnne Watson (Music).  View Project Abstracts

Reader's Theater of The Great Divorce

Olivia Ruiz-Knott, who recently graduated (May 2015) with degrees in Communication and Religion, adapted C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce for Reader's Theater as part of her Senior Honors Thesis. It was presented on April 5, 2015 with readers including History Professor Brian Strayer, Religion Professor Ante Jeroncic, English Professor Monique Pittman, and VP for University Advancement David Faehner.

World Premier of My Plea

Andrews University Singers and cellist Aaron Sinnett performed the World Premier of Michael Momohara's choral piece My Plea. The text of the piece was written by Mary T. Matsuzawa, a Japanese-American internee during World War II. Momohara wrote the piece as part of his Senior Honors Thesis. Listen to the Performance






Social Sciences
Student Presents at the American Public Health Association

Subira Brown, an Undergraduate Research Scholar and J.N. Andrews Scholar, presented her poster on the "Transgenerational Effect of Substance Abuse Between Students, Parents, and Grandparents" at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.



Article in Journal of Research on Christian Education

Undergraduate psychology students recently published an article entitled "The Relationship Between Gender and Heterosexual Attitudes Towards Homosexuality at a Conservative Christian University" in the Journal of Research on Christian EducationView Article





Graduate Research
Outstanding Dissertation and Clinical Project Award

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Dissertation and Clinical Project Award! James Clayton Weller III and Kelvin Onongha received the Outstanding Dissertation Award and Erdem Huner received the Outstanding Clinical Project Award. View more information






Student Receives Platt Excavation Fellowship

Joel Lisboa, an Archaeology student, received the American Schools of Oriental Research Platt Excavation Fellowship which funded his participation in an excavation in Sicily. You can read about his experience on the dig at the ASOR Blog







Students Present at the Yeast Genetics Meeting

Joanne (Jee Yeon) Lee and Bomi Kim (pictured) presented their poster, "The Effects of Omega-3-Fatty Acids on Intracellular Inositol Levels in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae," at the Yeast Genetics Meeting in Seattle, WA. July 29-August 3.



Mathematical Association of America Presentation Award

William Tritch, a 2014 graduate with a BS in Mathematics and Physics, was awarded the Outstanding Presentation Award by the Mathematical Association of America at the Joint Mathematics Meeting 2014 in January. Tritch co-authored the poster "Long-term Behavior of Solutions to a Wave Equation with Degenerate Damping," with Thomas Anderson, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Elizabeth Galvin, Marist College. View Website

Design Project with Physics Enterprises

Nina Lassonnier is working with Robert Jewett and Brian Booth on their senior design project. They are designing an automated rod cutter for Physics Enterprises. Nina is designing the conveyer, a part of the handling system, which will transport the rod to be cut. View Article




Department of Biology Student Research

The Biology Department recently produced a video highlighting the research being conducted biology students and faculty. Watch Video