First Year Research Experience Award (FYRE)

Recipients of 2022
Sue Carney
"Differences in Therapeutic Effectiveness Between Live, Recorded, and Remote Music in Hospital Settings: A Systematic Review"
MAJOR: Psychology
MENTOR: Professor Melissa Brunkan
Amelia Dettwyler
"Streaming Racial Categories: Spotify, K-Pop, and Genre"
MAJOR: Sociology & Asian Studies
MENTOR: Professor Jina Kim
Jena Miko
"Toys and Words in Everyday Spaces"
MAJOR: Educational Foundations/Communication Disorders and Sciences
MENTOR: Professor Caitlin Fausey
Lily Miller
"Improving Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (DESI-MS) Imaging of Tissue Samples"
MAJOR: Biochemistry
MENTOR: Professor Jim Prell
Kyla Schmitt
"Characteristics of Crayfish in the Tryon Creek Watershed"
MAJOR: Environmental Studies
MENTOR: Professor Peg Boulay


Recipients of 2021
Nayantara Arora
"Does the breathing cycle modulate the orientation of our attention?"
MAJOR: Neuroscience
MENTOR: Professor Ulrich Mayr
Sanjana Basak
"Start codon disruption with CRISPR/Cas9 prevents murine Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy"
MAJOR: Biochemistry
MENTOR: Professor Balamurali Ambati
Jazmin Hernandez
"Inside the Minds and Perspectives of Braceros, 1942-1964"
DOUBLE MAJOR: (Exploring) - Global Studies
MENTOR: Professor Julie Weise
Eliza Lawrence
"Give me a choice or don't tell me about it: The effect of added options on COVID-19 vaccine intentions"
MAJOR: Biochemistry and Journalism
MENTOR: Professor Ellen Peters
Sera Lew
"Maternal Thiamine Supplementation and the Effects on Mother-Infant Joint Interactions"
MAJOR: Psychology and Global Studies
MENTOR: Professor Dare Baldwin


Recipients of 2020
Julia Lo
"Investigating how different chromatin states affect the mechanism of DNA"
MAJOR: Biology
MENTOR: Professor Diana Libuda
Alexandria Montgomery
"Microbial ecology and evolution in hot springs"
MAJOR: Biology
MENTOR: Professor Stilianos Louca
Nicole Mullen
"Philosophy for Children: Value, integration and development of philosophical education curriculum"
DOUBLE MAJOR: General Science and Sociology
MENTOR: Professor Caroline Lundquist
Lucy Roberts
"Updating previous quantifications of flow regimes in Greenland’s glacial Sermilik Fjord using iceberg drifters"
MAJOR: Spatial Data Science and Technology
MENTOR: Professor Dave Sutherland
Haley Speed
"Functions of H3K27 Methylation in Neurospora C."
MAJOR: Biology
MENTOR: Professor Eric Selker