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Summer Research

 

Participating in a summer undergraduate research program is an opportunity for students and faculty to spend 8-10 weeks focused on research projects. Students get to explore research in their major and they generally receive a stipend and housing allowance. More information on how to apply to a summer research program can be found here.

Simpson College hosts several different summer undergraduate research programs on its campus each year including the Bryan Summer Research Program in Mathematics and the Simpson College Ecological Research Program. More information on the current projects from each program can be found on this site.

Each fall, Simpson College showcases the summer research conducted by its students during the Summer Research Symposium.

During the summer of 2017, the following Simpson College students conducted research in a variety of disciplines.

  • Kristina Smith (EMC)
  • Blake Brown (University of Iowa)
  • Jackie Cullinan
  • Galen Gist (Des Moines University Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Kam Hartung, (Des Moines University Undergraduate Research Program)
  • Matt Hayden (University of Iowa)
  • Carley Irlmeier (University of Iowa (Microbiology) and FUTURES program)
  • Nick Joslyn (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  • Maddy Kersten (SUSI-funded Simpson College)
  • Lindsay Mahaney (Baker University)
  • Andrea Van Wyk (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
  • Jack Arndt, Malia BeattyDaniel Camacho, Addison Grant, Sara Lawson, and Payton McBurney (Bryan Summer Program in Mathematics, Simpson College)
  • Molly Fisher, Ian McKenzie, Cade Millikin, and Matt Turnley (Simpson College Ecological Research Program)
  • Jacob Bruns, Leslie Decker, Marisa DeForest, Maggie Long, and Drew Roen (Palmer Amaranth Interdisciplinary Research Group, Simpson College)

During the summer of 2016, the following Simpson College students conducted research in a variety of disciplines.

Simpson undergraduates involved in research in the summer of 2015:

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2014:

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2013:

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2012:

  • Andy Ardueser at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Beverly Burgett at Arizona State University (Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute)
  • Conor Fair at Texas A&M University (Environmental Science)
  • Michael Frank at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Stephen Henrich at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine (Biology)
  • Ted Heying at the University of Connecticut (Physiology and Neurobiology)
  • Kevin Hughes (Biology)
  • Jacob Johnson (Physics)
  • Luke Kirchner (Physics)
  • Dianna Krejsa at Texas A&M University (Entomology)
  • Emily Magers (Biology)
  • Rachel Rice at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Courtney Sherwood at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Adam Smith at Iowa State University (Computer Science)
  • Whitney Thompson at the University of Michigan (School of Information, Mathematics)
  • Lauren Tirado at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Kelly Woodard at Simpson College (Mathematics)

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2011:

  • Amelia Brown at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Laura Collins at Florida State University (Mathematics)
  • Mike Comer at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Stephen Henrich at University of Iowa (M.D./Ph.D. Program)
  • Mike Henry at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Kevin Hughes at University of Iowa (Microbiology)
  • Jill Jesse at North Carolina State University (Mathematics)
  • Dianna Krejsa at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (Biology)
  • Ryan Lane at the University of Iowa (Mathematics)
  • Heather Malbon at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Max Nguyen at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Norah Owiti at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (Biochemistry)
  • Mitch Pitlick at the University of Iowa (Biology)
  • Phillip Seiwert at Simpson College (Environmental Science)
  • Anna Statz at Simpson College (Environmental Science)
  • Sara Thoma at the University of Oregon (Marine Biology)
  • Kraig Thomas at the University of Iowa (Mathematics)
  • Whitney Thompson at Miami University of Ohio (Mathematics)
  • Jes Toyne at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Hanna VanEvera at the University of Iowa (Mathematics)
  • Emily Van Roekel at the University of Iowa (Biology)

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2010:

  • Laura Collins at the University of Iowa (Mathematics)
  • Clay Daggett at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Ethan Eller at Simpson College (Computer Science and the Simpson Urban Studies Institute)
  • Brooke Faulkner at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Physics)
  • Jennifer Griffiths at the University of Iowa (Biostatistics)
  • Stephen Henrich at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Jill Jessee at Valparaiso University (Mathematics)
  • Sean Kelly at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Justin Kuiper at the University of Iowa (Biology)
  • Jackie Mathenge at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Blaise Mikels at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Jeanie Mullen at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Norah Owiti at Des Moines University (Biochemistry)
  • Dani Peterson at Marshall University (Mathematics)
  • Molly Peterson at Marshall University and the University of Iowa (Mathematics)
  • Mitch Pitlick at the University of Iowa (Pediatrics)
  • Kiersten Ruff at the University of Utah (Mathematics)
  • Paul Scaletta at Simpson College (Physics)
  • Hope Schissler at Louisiana State University (Biology)
  • Phillip Seiwert at Simpson College (Biology)
  • Anna Statz at Simpson College (Biology)
  • Taylor Stockdale at Simpson College (Mathematics)

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2009:

  • Alonzo Barkley at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Cortney Bax at Kemin Industries (Biology)
  • Whitney Bryant at Pioneer (Biology)
  • Missy Deer at the Des Moines University Public Health Program (Biology)
  • Brooke Faulkner at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Physics)
  • Daphne Fernandez at Des Moines University (Microbiology)
  • Jennifer Griffiths at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Courtney Jensen at the University of Iowa (Biochemistry)
  • Tyler Jordison at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Chemistry)
  • Jessica Keeton at Wabash College (Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • Alison Lane at the University of Iowa (Biochemistry)
  • Michelle Lingscheit at Colorado State University (Chemistry)
  • Molly Peterson at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Kiersten Ruff at Simpson College (Physics)
  • Greg Sibbel at the University of Minnesota (Biology)
  • Kraig Thomas at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Jeremy Ward at Simpson College (Physics)

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2008:

  • Naiara Barbosa at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical School (Biology)
  • Alonzo Barkley at Coe College (Physics)
  • Jennifer Binning at Iowa State University (Biochemistry)
  • Allison Boardman at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation(Biology)
  • Clinton Bradfield at the University of Iowa (Microbiology)
  • Helen Carlson at the University of Colorado (Biology)
  • Kurt Carpenter at Monsanto in St. Louis (Chemistry)
  • Chelsy Croson at the University of North Carolina – Asheville (Mathematics)
  • Tim Fairfield at Simpson College (Computer Science)
  • Kendra Frush at the Winneba Government Hospital in Ghana (Projects Abroad)
  • Katrina Housholder at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Athen Kimberlin at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Chemistry)
  • Michelle Lingscheit at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Emily Lundt at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (Biostatistics)
  • Chad Onstat at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Tracy Robson at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (Mathematics)
  • Kiersten Ruff at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Lynnette Snyder at Willamette Valley at Linfield (Mathematics)
  • Erin Vinnedge at Worchester Polytechnic Institute (Applied Mathematics)
  • Emily Wagoner at Simpson College (Mathematics)
  • Jeremy Ward at Simpson College (Mathematics)

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2007:

  • Heidi Arjes at the University of Kassel in Germany (Biology)
  • Jennifer Binning at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Chemistry)
  • Patrick Carlson at the University of New Mexico (Computer Science)
  • Megan Crawford at Kemin Industries, Inc. (Biology)
  • Casie Schmitt at University of Oklahoma (Physics)
  • Nate Smith at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Chemistry)
  • Katie Wiggenjost at Des Moines University (Biology)
  • Mack Worthington at Des Moines University (Biology)

Simpson students who participated in research experiences during Summer 2006:

  • Elise Ahrens at the University of Iowa College of Medicine (Biology)
  • Jonna Anderson at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Biology and Mathematics)
  • Heidi Arjes at the University of Pittsburgh (Biology)
  • Tasha Beenken at Des Moines University (Biology)
  • Patrick Carlson at the University of New Mexico (Computer Science)
  • Carrie Christensen at Des Moines University (Biology)
  • Jean Clipperton at Valparaiso University (Mathematics)
  • Laura Hupp at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (Biology)
  • Reid Leichty at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi (Biology)
  • Derek Lyons at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Chemistry)
  • Joan Ritho at Des Moines University (Biology)
  • Tracy Robson at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Biology and Mathematics)
  • Britni Stevens at Des Moines University (Biology)
  • Ben Sweet at the Medical University of Ohio at Toledo (Biology)