Carleton Summer 2006 Research


In summer 2006, fifty students (including one high school student) did research with Carleton faculty in six science and math departments. Our HHMI grant supported eighteen (18) of these students who were mentored by 13 Carleton faculty. Another 32 students were supported by Carleton College and external sources (private foundations and government agencies including NSF and NIH). Photos of Carleton faculty engaged in summer 2006 undergraduate research are shown below.


Research Funded by HHMI (18 students)

Dani Kohen
Joe Chihade
Mark McKone
Bereket Haileab

  • Biology: Prof. Mark McKone ( This site may be offline. ) , Vegetation Change in a Restored Tallgrass Prairie (1 student)
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry: Prof. Joe Chihade , Molecular Interactions of Human Mitochondrial Alanyl-tRNA Synthetase with tRNA Substrates (2 students)
  • Chemistry: Prof. Daniela Kohen , Behavior of Carbon Dioxide and Other Gases Within Silica Zeolites (2 students)
  • Psychology: Prof. Julie Neiworth , Monkey Model of the Perceptual Deficits of Autism (1 student)
  • Psychology: Prof. Kathie Galotti , Adolesence Goal Setting & Decision-Making in At-Risk Youth (2 students)
  • Psychology: Prof. Larry Wichlinski , Effects of Supplemental Codeine on Anesthesia Induced by Chloral Hydrate and Pentobarbital in Rats (2 students)
  • Julie Neiworth
    Arjendu Pattnayak
    Cam Davidson
    Larry Wichlinski
    Geology: Prof. Bereket Haileab , Tracing Nitrate from a Drainage Tile Through Surface Waters of the Cannon River Watershed (1 student)
  • Geology: Prof. Cam Davidson , North America Wandering Too Fast for Tectonics? Paleomagnetism of the Cretaceous Seaway (1 student)
  • Physics/Astronomy: Prof. Melissa Eblen-Zayas , Development of a Cryogenic System for Measurements on Colossal Magnetoresistance Materials (1 student)
  • Physics/Astronomy: Prof. Arjendu Pattanayak , Chaos and Entanglement in Coupled Sub-Systems (1 student)
  • Physics/Astronomy: Prof. Cindy Blaha , Multi-Emission-Line Study of M33: Census of a Galactic Neighborhood (1 student)
  • Computer Science: Prof. David Liben-Nowell , Routing in Social Networks (2 students)
  • Amy Csizmar Dalal
    Cindy Blaha
    Kathie Galotti
    Melissa Eblen-Zayas
    David Liben-Nowell
    Computer Science: Prof. Amy Csizmar Dalal , Real-Time Prediction of Multimedia Stream Quality (1 student)






  • Research Funded by Other Sources (32 students)

    Neil Lutsky
    Dave Musicant
    Susan Singer
    Phil Camill
  • Math/Computer Science: Profs. David Liben-Nowell (1 student), Amy Csizmar Dalal (1 student), & David Musicant (4 students)
  • Biology: Profs. Susan Singer (2 students, includes 1 high school student), Phil Camill (1 student), Mark McKone ( This site may be offline. ) (1 student) & Stephan Zweifel ( This site may be offline. ) (1 student)
  • Chemistry: Profs. Steve Drew (2 students), Gretchen Hofmeister
    (2 students), & Dave Alberg (3 students)
  • Physics/Astronomy: Profs. Cindy Blaha (2 students), Melissa Eblen-Zayas
    (1 student), Joel Weisberg (2 students), and Arjendu Pattanayak (1 student)
  • Dave Alberg
    Stephan Zweifel
    Gretchen Hofmeister
  • Psychology: Profs. Neil Lutsky (1 student) and Julie Neiworth (6 students)
  • Steve Drew
    Joel Weisberg
  • Geology: Prof. Bereket Haileab (1 student)