Summer Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects Program

The Summer Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects (SCARP) program was created to support independent student research under the sponsorship of a faculty mentor. The program is a non-credit experiential learning program designed to enhance professional skills and provide a competitive advantage to participating students in the pursuit of career opportunities and graduate studies. At the same time, participating faculty scholars and researchers will benefit from student involvement in support of professional scholarship and research agendas.

DR. Rood with chemistry Summer 2014 SCARP students Stephanie Tretter and Ashley Landis

For participating in the program, students will receive a training stipend, room and board for the duration of their projects (from 3 to 10 weeks), and a professional experience as part of a scholarship/research community. They will also benefit from highly personalized mentoring from active researchers and scholars.

SCARP has been approved as a supervised research option that fulfills one of the two required Signature Learning Experiences (SLE) for Elizabethtown College students. Read more about SCARP and other Signature Learning Experiences here.

SCARP would like to give special congratulations to Dr. David Bowne and Dr. Jodi Yorty on being featured in CUR Quarterly Summer 2016 Edition for Dr. Bowne's TurtlePop project. You can read the article here.

Summer SCARP 2018

Friday June 8, 2018 | Lyet 153 | 9 to 9:15 a.m.
Faculty Mentor(s) Student Researcher(s) Project Title
Conrad Kanagy, Sociology & Anthropology Emily Modrak Man’s Best Friend?
Monday June 25, 2018 | Hoover 212 | 9 to 10 a.m.
Faculty Mentor(s) Student Researcher(s) Project Title
Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, Political Science Marc Unger Cyprus and NATO’s Partnership for Peace Program: Projections on the future
Tara Moore, English Megan Kane Using Popular Media to Support Student Research Learning Outcomes: Podcasting in the Literature Classroom
Richard Papez, Chemistry Michael Chaffier, Katie Snyder, Carli Monostra Further Exploration of Non-isocyanate Polyurethane Oligomers with Particular Interest in Eliminating the Solvent
Mahua Bhattacharya, Modern Languages Lianne Connolly From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Learning from Japan’s experience of nuclear disasters
Monday July 9, 2018 | Hoover 212 | 9 to 10:45 a.m.
Faculty Mentor(s) Student Researcher(s) Project Title
Diane Bridge, Biology Grace Gibson, Claire Weckerly DNA sequence analysis of genes involved in stress responses in a stress-sensitive and a stress-resistant species of Hydra
Lesley Finney, Development,and James Reeb, Social Enterprise Institute Rachel Lee Grant Writing for the Social Enterprise
Lauren Gibson, Chemistry Kaitlyn Jacoby Detection of Heavy Metals by Colorimetric Polymer Nanoparticles
Jodi Yorty, Biology Sara Luckenbill,Emily Sechrist Characterization of the effects of corticosterone and anti-CD40 on a murine dendritic cell line (MuTuDC)
Vanessa Borilot, Modern Languages, & Brian Newsome, History Emily Wieder From Apollinaire to Dali: How cultural exchanges influenced the early-20th century Franco-Spanish relationship
James Mackay,Chemistry Aubrey Maryniak (ZOOM Conference) Design and synthesis of Peptide Nucleic Acid capable of triplex formation with Watson-Crick base pairs in double-stranded RNA
Friday July 27, 2018 | KAV | 9 to 11:30 a.m. Java & snack provided.
Faculty Mentor(s) Student Researcher(s) Project Title
Lauren Gibson, Chemistry Miranda Campbell Detection of Heavy Metals by Colorimetric Polymer nanoparticles
Kyle Kopko, Political Science, and Steven Nolt, Young Center Annie Cosgrove, Sean McCubbin Amish Voting in the 2016 Election
Peter Licona, PK-12 STEM Education Ryan Thomas Using PK-12 Pre-Service Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Informal Science Learning of Environments to Construct, Implement, and Evaluate Authentic and Relevant Integrated STEM Learning Opportunities
Ian MacFarlane, Psychology Megan Piercy Impact of Mastery-Based Course Design on Student Anxiety, Persistence and Achievement
Jeffrey Rood, Chemistry Jessica Kasper, Amanda Worthington, Sarah Moyer Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks with Polarity-Sensitive Response
Diane Bridge, Biology Amelia Baker Using DNA to trace the dispersal of the invasive rusty crayfish
Robert Wheelersburg, Sociology & Anthropology Pareesa Zaman Analysis of Iceland’s Public Policies on Cultural Integration of Refugees
John Rohrkemper,English Tyler Rossi End of the Line: A Bonnie and Clyde Play
Hossein Varamini, Business Anastassiya Sayenko Addressing Global Social Challenges with Innovative Financial Instruments
Friday August 3, 2018 | Hoover 212 | 9 a.m. to noon Drink &snack provided
Faculty Mentor(s) Student Researcher(s) Project Title
Kurt DeGoede, Engineering & Physics Daniel Buttorff Computational tools for engineering students using MATLAB
Kurt DeGoede, Engineering & Physics Darren Labenberg Impact forces while training on typical distance running training surfaces
Bryan Greenberg, Marketing Kira Kuhar Compost Bagging Project
Fletcher McClellan, Political Science Brendan Bevel The cost and benefits of debt-free public college
Peter Licona, PK-12 STEM Education Kelsi Newman Constructing, Implementing, and Evaluating PK-12 STEM Learning Opportunities for Girls in Conjunction with Local Science Museums
Sean P. Melvin, Business Patrick Oursler Backpack to Briefcases Business Development
Richard Newton, Religious Studies, & Carol Ouimet, Humanities Hannah Ciocco, Amal Ismail Digital Curation of the Puffenberger Collection of Religious Artifacts
Alexandria Poole, Philosophy Rachel Bickelman Greening Philosophy: Exploring Environmental Ethics in Theory & Practice
Debra Sheesley, Institutional Research Sarah Brickman Improve Distribution of College Data by Creating Tableau Interactive Data Visualizations for the Administration, Staff and Faculty
Jonathan Rudy, Global Peacemaking Rachel Craft Enterprise for Peace
Jean-Paul Benowitz, Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement & Engagement Benjamin Errickson National Historic Preservation Act (NHPC) Historic Story Boards for the Campus of Elizabethtown College Connecting the ArcGIS Campus History Story Maps