What 8 CWRU students did over the summer

More than 80% of Case Western Reserve University undergraduates take part in research and creative endeavors. These are just a few of their stories. 

Adam B.

I am working on a short story collection that explores shame in all its contemporary renderings. The stories deal with sexual, social and psychological inhibition. 


Massado N.

My project involves an attempt to compare the use of chelated iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs), zinc-doped NPs and traditional iron fertilizers to improve metal uptake by plants in alkaline soil. We are also trying to standardize optimal concentrations and NP specifications.

Daniel K.

We enlist the help of citizen scientists to inspect granite slabs for evidence of the passage of macroscopic dark matter composites (“macros”). In doing so, we are able to place limits on the possible mass and size of dark matter particles.

Luna A.

The use of opioids to treat chronic pain over an extended period of time contributes to oxidative damage and can lead to toxic brain injury. I am assessing the potential use of the antioxidant resveratrol in reducing and treating this effect.

Jackson R.

A number of articles study the political principles of African leaders. Many of these, however, employ a Western frame of reference. The purpose of this project is to explore African ideology from the leaders’ own words, rather than rely on Western orthodoxy and comparison. 

Hoa L.

The focus of my project is to extract radiomic features from medical images then use them in machine learning to predict treatment response and lymph node metastasis in rectal cancer patients.

Evan V.

We are investigating how prostheses can be enhanced by the addition of natural sensory feedback on foot pressure by interfacing with residual nerves.

Claire J.

My research analyzes data from music conservatories to indicate a change in diversity over time as well as the impact of youth orchestral programs that promote diversity.