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Since 2006 the endowment has supported close creative collaborations between faculty and Division II and III students, independent student projects, and opportunities for students to learn out of the classroom and do hands-on field studies throughout the world. See below for the complete list of Coppinger-funded projects and internships from the past years.
Download a pdf of the Coppinger Application. Hard copies of the application can be picked up in ASH 100.
Julia Gil (Div II field research project with Wildlife ACT) Wildlife Psychology Observations in Botswana
Claire Jones (Div III project) Color Discrimination in Sepia officinalis
Kirsten Lydic (Div II project) Potential differences in pitch JND based on direction of change
Cody J. Paille-Jansa (Div III project) How does enrichment affect the stress hormone levels of shelter dogs?
Jacob Drucker (Div III project) Patterns of species replacement and aggression in Thamnophilus antshrikes in the Magdalena Valley, Colombia
Cody Paille-Jansa (Div III project) How does environmental enrichment affect the stress hormone levels of shelter dogs?
Nicole DelRosso (Div III project) Triggered Regeneration of Molecular Circuit Components to Implement Iterative DNA Strand Displacement Operations
Garrette Furo (Div III project) How are you studying this at Hampshire?
James Richardson (Div III project) Social Awareness in Corvids
Michael Fizdale (Research project with Dr. Zongxin Ren) Towards a Systematic Understanding of Pollination Genomics Along the Border of China and Tibet
Grusha Prasad (Div III project) Testing alternating theories explaining why code switches at the auxiliary verb were as frequent as switches at the participle for progressive structures but not for perfect structures
Kathryn Lord, Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior (Professional academic research) The behavioral, endocrine and epigenetic boundaries of the critical period of socialization in dogs (Canis familiaris)
Abbas Hirji (Div III project) Investigating Mitigation Patterns of Farmers & Animal Keepers to Climate Change in the Pagani River Basin
Claire Jones (Div II research project) Evaluating Tool Use Potential in Octopus Vulgaris
Matthew Hecking (Div III project) Interpreting the chemical language of plants: green leaf volatiles and their roles as community signals
Josia Gertz DeChiara Div II internship with Professor of Biology Jeffrey Blanchard, UMass Amherst, co-director of the Center for Microbiome Research
Benjamin Liebman (Div III project) The Role of Soluble CD147 in Matrix Metalloproteinase Induction and Metastasis
Aaron Lindeke-Myers (Div III project) In Vitro Characterization of Daam2 in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
Erika Hample (Div II field research with Professor Sybil Gotsch, Franklin and Marshall College) Climbing in the Clouds: A summer research adventure in the Cloud Canopy of Monteverde, Costa Rica
Alex McKenzie (Div II project) Sustainable Food Production and Multi-Trophic Aquaculture
Tim Stiles (Div III Internship with the Bentley Group) Computational Design
Garrette Furo Internship in Columbia University’s Gershon Lab
Jolie Anderson (research project with Dr. Kim Bard, University of Portsmouth, UK), Socio-Emotional Experiences and Primate Social CognitionAmber Bonarrigo (conference presentation) Decreased Ice Cover Duration on Artic Lake Linee, SvalbardElijah Brice-Middleton (Div III project) Prey Choice and Sting Behavior of the Emperor Scoripons, Pandinus imperator, and Whalberg's Burrowing Scorpion, Ophistothalmus walberghiKyra Brisson Microbial Community Analysis of Deep Springs Lake, CA: Exploring the Role of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria (SRB) in Biogenic Dolomite FormationJohn Cohen (Div III project) Gene Number Determination, Sequence Identification, Genome Annotation, and Expression Patterns of Ovine and Swine γδT Cell WC1 Co-receptorsChelsea Dunn (Div III project) Liver Proteomics Investigation of Alzheimers's DiseaseJacob Drucker (Div III project) Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Patterns of Species Replacement and Aggression in Thamnophilus Antshrikes in the Magdalena ValleyJesse Fritz and Gerardo Zelaya Funding the Animal Behavior Group for Hampshire College StudentsGaretter Furro (Div II project) Internship in the lab of Dr. Michael Gershon at Columbia University College for Physicians and SurgeonsZoe Getman-Pickering Attendance at the Ecological Society of America Conference and the Northeast Natural History Conference Erica Hample (Div II project) Dry in the Sky?: Plant Trait Trade-Offs in Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Canopies across Precipitation GradientsKathleen Leeper summer internship with Charles D. Nichols, PhD at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences CenterKatie Marony and Elise Stanmyer (Div III project) Tail Flagging as a Sign Stimulus in Eastern Grey Squirrel Alarm DisplaysAlex McKenzie (Div II project) Design of an Integrated Multi-Trophic Recirculating Aquaculture SystemEmma Opitz (Div III project) Summer internship as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Fitch andDr. Bowling at the University of Vienna, Vienna, AustriaPeter Nguyen (Div III project internship Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics) Human Social Behavior through Evolutionary Game TheoryAdity Panchakshari (Div III project) Early Subliminal Processing of Spatial Attention to Threat Stimuli is Not Associated with Variation in the Serotonin Transporter GeneSarah Partan Animal Robotics Student-Faculty Research CollaborationsMichell Stone Evaluating Oxidative Stress as a Factor Leading to Death in Longevity Induced C. elegansNathan Whitmore (Div III project) Investigation of the Role of Functional Connectivity in Hierarchical PerceptionZen The Role of Heparin in Wound Healing: An Investigation of HB-EGF Binding with Exogenous Heparin in in vitro Would Models
Christa D'Ancona (Div III project) Understanding Plasticity with Epigenetics Using Cricket HybridsJoel Dapello (Div II project) Developing Optogenetic Interfaces in P19 Differentiated NeuronsJacob Drucker Spatial Distribution of Nocturnal Avian Migration in the Connecticut River ValleySonya Greenberg (Div III project) Does Increased Exposure to Novelty Early in Life Result in Diminished Fear Response Later On in Dogs?Colin Nanavaty (Div III project) The Role of Dog Barking in Individual RecognitionSarah Partan Animal Robotics Student-Faculty Research CollaborationsBenjamin Pote (Div III project) Genetic Variation Within and Among the Genus SpeyeriaPeregrin T. Rolthman-Ostrow (Div III project) Immune Activation and Genetic Input Differences Between C3H and C57/B6 Mice in Response to Lyme Disease InfectionCharles Ross (faculty project) Developing a Research and Teaching System Around the Morphological and Genetic Variations of Butterflies
Justin Baldwin (Div II project) Fruit Secondary Compounds in Neotropical Piper spp. Mechanisms of Enhancing Disperser EfficacySara Berk (Div III project) Latitudinal Variation in Feather Corticosterone Levels, Clutch Size, and Parental Effort in Four Species of Tachycineta SwallowsOmri Bernstein (Internship with Lee Spector, Hampshire College) Experiments with Evolving Trading Strategies Using Genetic ProgrammingJonathan Butler (sustainable aquaculture project) Practical AquaponicsApril Haigh (research project) Madagascar Field SchoolChristopher Jarvis Support for Advanced Courses/Projects in Brewing Biochemistry and Brewing MicrobiologyJoanna Morris (Faculty project) Experiments in Word Recognition: A Faculty-Student CollaborationEmma Opitz (Div II) An Investigation into the Acoustic Properties of Distress and Alarm Calls in Sciurus carolinensisKatherine Pappas (Div III project) Psychopathy and Resorative Justice ResearchSarah Partan Animal Robotics Student-Faculty Research CollaborationsDaniel Taub (Div III project) The Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) on Intracellular Levels of Thryoid Hormone During Pregnancy and Fetal Neurological OutcomeJake Vogel (Div III project) Androgen-mediated Endophenotypes for Depressive IllnessAlynda Noel Wood (Div III project) Molecular Mechanisms of Associative Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans
Sasha Allegretta-Fuller (Div III project) Neuroendocrine Responses to LactationLindsay Barbieri (Div III project) presentation and participation in the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Omri Bernstein and Seth Toles (Div II Project) Building a Semi-robotic Green Anole Model for Animal Communication ResearchPaul Dickson (faculty project) Automatic Lecture Capture and Presentation CreationPhilip Lorenz (Div II Project) Meal Production and AnalysisIsabel Orden Referential Food Vocalizations in Domestic Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus)Sarah Partan Animal Robotics Student-Faculty Research Collaborations Daniel Taub (Div II project) The Evolution and Maintenance of Maternal Care Behaviors in Marbled Salamanders
Baker-Wagner and Lingappa Investigation Into the Mechanism of Action by which novel anti-viral drugs render Dengue or Rabies virus non-infectiousK. Brevik Bend it like Ambystoma: Curvature, Axial Morphology and Escape Behavior in Two Species of SalamanderG. Jeffries Facing the Future of Food: A Spatial and Economic Analysis of local food systems in MassachusettsJ. Paul A Comparison of Soil Diazotroph Populations in Tsuga Canadensis Stands Afflicted with Hemlock Wooly AdelgidDaniel Taub How Urbanization Alters Red and Grey Fox Behavior, Population, and Spatial Relationships
Jonathan Fanning Mind Control in Parasitic Organisms: The Relationship Between Pseudacteon tricuspis and Solenopsis invictaAndrew Fulmer The Role of Wing Pattern and Visual Cue Reliance in Conspecific Recognition and Male Mate Choice for Phenotypically Hypervariable Butterflies: Testing a Sexual Selection HypothesisErik Hoel Fluctuating Asymmetry and the Evolution of SongKathryn Lord The Development of Foraging Behavior in Dogs and WolvesTamara Raidoo Lyme Disease in Horse
Cora Ann Johnston (Div III project presented at Southeast Ecology and Evolution Conference and the Benthic Ecology Meeting) Ecological Impacts of Larval Behavior on Corridor Use Between Spawning and Nursery Habitat in Blue Crab Populations on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay and Woods Hole, MAKate Mathis Seeking the Smell of Fear or Chemical Host Location Cues of an Unknown Species of Psuedacteon, a Dipteran Parasitoid of the Ant, Azteca instabilisChristine Rivera Is There a Relationship Between Vocal Behavior and Physiological Stress in Sheep?
Mark Feinstein (faculty project) Bird-Song: Intensive Sampling of Single Individuals Via Radio-Transmission CollarsSarah Partan (faculty project) Student-Faculty Collaborative Robot ProjectsNathaniel Wood (Div III project with an apprenticeship at City Farm) Wild Providence--An Investigation of the Urban Ecosystem
Div III field work in the Magdalena River Valley in Columbia by Jacob Drucker. Funded by a 2014 Coppinger Endowment Grant.
Climbing in the Clouds: A summer research adventure in the Cloud Canopy of Monteverde, Costa Rica funded by the Coppinger Endowment.
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