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2010 Summer of Learning Symposium

September 24, 2010: Session 1: Energy and Climate, Wallace Hall, Room 366

(Video Presentation)

Robert H. Socolow, Director, Siebel Energy Grand Challenge Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Pascale Maloof Poussart, Assistant Director, Energy Initiatives Princeton Environmental Institute

10 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Oceans and Climate

Moderator: Daniel Sigman, Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences. Professor of Geosciences

  1. Experiments with Thalassiosira Weissflogii (TW) in Relation to Carbon Dioxide Concentrations
    Raheel Anwar (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Advisers: Francois Morel, Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences. Yan Xu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geosciences
  2. Policy Solutions for Marine Debris
    Christina Badaracco (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
  3. Princeton-BIOS Summer Internship Program
    Aaron Cevallos (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Dr. F. Gerald Plumley, BIOS
  4. Investigating the Role of Adaptation to Hypoxia in Sea Urchin Longevity
    Chuan-Jay Jeffrey Chen (Molecular Biology, Class of 2013)
    Advisers: Dr. Andrea Bodnar and Dr. Jeanette Kiran, BIOS.
  5. Denitrification in Marine Sediment: An Unknown Environmental Feedback
    Owen Coyle (Geosciences, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Bess Ward, William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences. Chair, Department of Geosciences.
  6. Biomass Delivered Costs for CBTL Plant in the Western U.S.
    Haley Thompson (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Eric Larson, Research Engineer, Princeton Environmental Institute.
  7. The Role of Zooplankton in the Sargasso Sea N Cycle: Developing Methodology for Zooplankton δ15N Fecal pellet Analysis
    Samuel Dresner (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Bess Ward, William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences. Chair, Department of Geosciences.
  8. Source Analysis and Quantification of Nitrogen Deposition to the Sargasso Sea
    Amy Gobel (Geosciences, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Danny Sigman, Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences. Professor of Geosciences
  9. Strategies for Aquifer Recharge
    Sarah Plummer (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Dr. Daniel Nieto-Yabar, The National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Climate Change and Modeling

Moderator: Alexander Smits, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

  1. Atmospheric Pollution Monitoring Research
    Solomon Abiola (Physics, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Gerard Wysocki, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.
  2. Optimization of Thermal Properties of Quantum Cascade Lasers Through Modeling
    Yuting Huang (Physics, Class of 2012), Charles Zhang (Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Claire Gmachl, Professor of Electrical Engineering.
  3. Fundamental Study of the Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Turbulence Exchange Processes Over Ice Caps
    Laszlo Szocs (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Alexander Smits, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  4. Time-Varying Gravity Models from GRACE Data over NW Australia
    Eugenia Yu (Major undeclared, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Dr. Paul Tregoning, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch, Wallace Hall, Room 300 -- Speakers: Robert Socolow and Dan Rubenstein (Video)
1:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Renewable and Alternative Energy

Moderator: Robert Goldston, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

  1. Dynamic Server Load Balancing Across Data Centers
    Dana Butnariu (Computer Science, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Jennifer Rexford, Professor of Computer Science.
  2. Research on Combustion in Gas Turbines and HCCL Piston Engines
    Gavin Schlissel (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Robert Dibble, UC Berkeley
  3. Evaluation of the Electrical Characteristics of Thin-Film Solar Cells
    Carolyn Hartzell (Electrical Engineering, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Dr. Jeff Yang, United Solar Ovonic
  4. Design and Discovery of Optimal Molecular Scale Solar Antennas
    Sofia Izmailov (Chemistry, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Herschel Rabitz, Charles Phelps Smyth ‘16 *17 Professor of Chemistry
  5. Identifying Significant Real-Time Traffic on OpenFlow
    Lavanya Jose (Computer Science, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Jennifer Rexford, Professor of Computer Science.
  6. Polymer Crystallization on Curved Surfaces
    Steve Kuei (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Lynn Loo, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  7. Designing and Optimizing a Multi-Stage Hydrogen Pump
    Stephanie Noble (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Jay Benziger, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  8. Research of Organic Solar Cells for Renewable Energy Applications
    Kirsten Parratt (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Lynn Loo, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  9. Learning from the Past in Nuclear Physics
    Daniel Dix (Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Rob Goldston, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences
  10. Characterization of Organic Bulk Heterojunction and Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells
    Katherine Song (Electrical Engineering, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Dr. Bob Street, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
  11. The Role of Zooplankton in the Sargasso Sea N Cycle: Developing Methodology for Zooplankton δ15N Fecal pellet Analysis
    Samuel Dresner (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Bess Ward, William J. Sinclair Professor of Geosciences. Chair, Department of Geosciences
  12. Hybrid Energy Storage Strategies for Alternative
    Energy Sami Yabroudi (Electrical Engineering, Class of 2011
    Adviser: Craig Arnold, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
3:45 - 4 p.m. Conclusion

 

September 24, 2010: Session 2: Development Grand Challenge, Wallace Hall, Room 333

Daniel I. Rubenstein, Director, Development Grand Challenge Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

10 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Sustainability, Development and Climate Change in Africa

  1. Transforming Society in Tanzania: From Socialist to Capitalist Development
    Brittany Cesarini (Major undeclared, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Mahiri Mwita, Lecturer in Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
  2. Distribution of Carbon in the Kalahari Transect
    Jeremy Chen (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture & Engineering, Structures Focus, Class of 2011) Rodrigo Munoz Rogers (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Advisers: Kelly Caylor, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Frances O’Donnell, Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  3. Alien Species in South African River Systems
    Alejandro Zuniga (Molecular Biology, Class of 2012) Alison Gocke (Major undeclared, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Program in African Studies. Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  4. Marine Conservation on Tanzania
    Diana Lam (Architecture, Class of 2012) Kathleen LaRow (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Program in African Studies. Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  5. Adapting to Empowerment
    Eleanor Meegoda (Woodrow Wilson School, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Mhiri Mwita, Lecturer in Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
  6. The Grevy’s Zebra Project
    Sarah Stroud (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Program in African Studies. Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  7. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Biodiversity in South Africa
    Michelle Lau (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Advisers: Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. David Wilcove, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Lyndon Estes, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy.
  8. Beacon Solar Energy Project
    Henry Rounds (Major undeclared, Class of 2011)
    Zoe Li (Molecular Biology, Class of 2012)
  9. Improving Scientific Communication in the Developing World: International Water Management Institute, India
    Ruthie Nachmany (Anthropology, Class of 2012)
  10. Huamanzaña, Engineers Without Borders
    (Group Presentation, 20 Minutes)
    Nicole Businelli (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Courtney Crumpler (Anthropology, Class of 2013)
    Allison Daminger (Anthropology, Class of 2012)
    Barbara Hendrick (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Hank Song (Chemistry, Class of 2011)
12:30 -12:45 p.m. Conclusion
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch, Wallace Hall, Room 300
 

October 1, 2010: Session 1: Sustainability, Wallace Hall, Room 333

(Video Presentation)

Lars Hedin, Director, Program in Environmental Studies Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Environmental Institute

10 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Advancing Sustainability at the Local Level

Moderator: Lars Hedin, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Environmental Institute. Director, Program in Environmental Studies.

  1. Washington Stream Geomorphology and the Local Watershed
    Garnet Abrams (Geosciences, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Eileen Zerba, Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  2. Pre-Restoration Assessment of Washington Road Stream and Carnegie Lake at Princeton University
    Alana Tornello (Comparative Literature, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Eileen Zerba, Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  3. Mercury in Carnegie Lake
    Sarah Bluher (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Francois Morel, Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences
  4. In the Service of the Environment: Where Public Policy and Environmental Responsibility Intersect
    David Chen (Politics, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Chris Lyons, Restore America’s Estuaries
  5. Energy Education and Research
    Kristie Liao (Economics, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Julia Taylor, ISLES
  6. JUCCCE-Joint U.S. China Collaboration on Clean Energy
    Chenyu Zheng (Economics, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Elizabeth Campbell, JUCCCE. Lars Hedin, Director, Program in Environmental Studies Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Environmental Institute
  7. The Environment and Community Health of Trenton, New Jersey
    Elizabeth O’Grady (Environmental Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Leigh Gibson, ISLES.
  8. Aesthetics and Motivations for Land Preservation
    Alice Suh (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Jim Amon, D&R Greenway Land Trust
  9. Solar Water Heating in U.S.A.
    Okan Okutgen (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Dr. Jon Guice, AltaTerra Research
11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

Environmental Communication and Education

Moderator: Xenia Morin, Lecturer in Princeton Environmental Institute and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

  1. Myth Busting: Debunking Climate Myths
    Karen Krieb (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Advisers: Mike Lemonick and Philip Duffy, Climate Central
  2. Our Earth Work and Play
    Erin Sherman (Psychology, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: John Ullman, Our Earth
  3. Community Forestry with RECOFTC: Protecting People and Forests
    Jennifer Keeley (English, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Deborah Nord, Professor of English.
  4. Summer of Service, Princeton-in-Asia
    (Group Presentation, 20 minutes)
    Astrid Stuth (East Asian Studies, Class of 2011)
    Peter Florence (Chemistry, Class of 2012)
    Emily Gass (Major undeclared, Class of 2012)
    Nikolai Kapustin (Major undeclared, Class of 2013)
    Wendy Lang (Chemical Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Victor Li (Major undeclared, Class of 2013)
    Ann Niehaus (Politics, Class of 2012)
    Megan Telles (Sociology, Class of 2011)
    Emma Shultz (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2012)
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch, Wallace Hall, Room 300 -- Speaker: Eili Klein (Video)
1:45 - 3:45 p.m. Progress in Adopting Clean Energy & Climate Policies Here and Overseas

Moderator: Michael Celia, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  1. Investigating in Renewable Energy: An Update on Barriers and Proposed Solutions
    Kathleen Wade (Woodrow Wilson School, Class of 2011)
    Adviser:
  2. Barbara DeRosa-Joynt, Office of Global Change, U.S. State Department
  3. The Ongoing Push for U.S. Climate Legislation
    Brooks Barron (Woodrow Wilson School, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Carol Andress, Environmental Defense Fund
  4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Regional Counsel
    Hoang Tran (Woodrow Wilson School, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Senem Aslan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Near Eastern Studies
  5. Does China Care about the Environment?
    Peter Tzeng (Woodrow Wilson School, Class of 2011)
  6. An Assessment of the Efficiency of Water Trading Markets in the Murray-Darling Basin
    James Smits (Economics, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Snow Barlow, University of Melbourne
  7. A La Carbon: Sustainable Dining at Princeton University
    Marcus Theus (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Stu Orefice, Director, Dining Services
3:45 - 4 p.m. Conclusion

October 1, 2010: Session 2: Health Grand Challenge, Wallace Hall, Room 366

10 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Infectious Disease Prevention

Moderator: Bryan Grenfell, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Malaria Prevention: Perspectives on Policy and Implementation

  1. The Global Fund: A Look at Health Systems Strengthening
    Emily Trautner (Economics, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Kristina Graff, Associate Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Woodrow Wilson School
  2. Malaria Control in Liberia
    Sheila Agiti (Economics, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Kristina Graff, Associate Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Woodrow Wilson School

Community-Based Approaches to Health and Development: Sub-Saharan Africa

  1. Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation
    Neha Bansal (Economics, Class of 2011)
    Benjamin Stone (History, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Lois Okudzeto, The Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation
  2. Kubadilisha Tabi: Facilitating Positive HIV Behavior Change through Theatre in Nakuru, Kenya
    M. Derek Gideon (Comparative Literature, Class of 2012)
    Joongyu Song (Chemistry, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Mahiri Mwita, Lecturer in Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Bryan T. Grenfell, Director, Health Grand Challenge Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School Kristina M. Graff, Associate Director Center for Health and Wellbeing, Woodrow Wilson School
  3. Matatizo ya Maendeleo katika Tanzania ya Ubepari (Problems of Development in Capitalist Tanzania)
    Benjamin Levenson (Major undeclared, Class of 2013)
    Kathleen Brite (Politics, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Mahiri Mwita, Lecturer in Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Developing Innovative and Culturally-Appropriate Technologies: Water and Food

  1. Endemic Fluorosis in Rural Villages of Northeastern India: Development of a Robust Water Treatment Technology, Field Implementation, and its Health Effects
    Nisha Rao (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: Peter Jaffe, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  2. Exploring Rural Peruvian Diet: Causes, Costs, and Consequences for Health in the Region
    Allison Daminger (Anthropology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology. Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy.
  3. The Arts of Healthcare in Brazil: Alternative Approaches to Health Promotion and Education
    Courtney Crumpler (Major undeclared, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology. Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy
  4. Exploring the Potential of HA Ceramic Water Filtration, Solar Power and Bamboo Material as Viable Appropriate Technologies
    Eden Full (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Wole Soboyejo, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch, Wallace Hall, Room 300
1:45 - 3 p.m.

Infectious Disease Treatment

Moderator: Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Community-Based Approaches to HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care: Sub-Saharan Africa

Community-Based Approaches to HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care: Sub-Saharan Africa

  1. Introductory Remarks: Social Determinants of Health and the Future of Global AIDS Treatment
    Peter Locke (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology. Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy.
  2. Ethnographic Fieldwork on HIV/AIDS Community Health Work in Kono, Sierra
    Leone Kulani Jalata (Anthropology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of AnthropologyCo-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy.
  3. Mental Health Among Kono’s War Wounded: Chronic Pain, PTSD and the Trauma of Everyday Life
    Raphael Frankfurter (Anthropology, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology. Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy
  4. Nutrition Scarcity and HIV/AIDS Education in South Africa
    Alan Utria (Molecular Biology, Class of 2012)
    Sojung Yi (Anthropology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology. Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy

Community-Based Approaches to Infectious Disease Treatment: Latin America

  1. An Analysis of the Economical Costs and Trends of Treating Adults Versus Children at Project
    Alajuelita Ameer Elbuluk (Economics, Class of 2013)
    Advisers: Jeffrey Hammer, Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Charles and Marie Robertson, Visiting Professor in Economic Development
  2. Improving Accessibility to Clean Water and Healthy Foods
    Jonathan Hezghia (Economics, Class of 2013)
    Advisers: Jeffrey Hammer, Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Charles and Marie Robertson, Visiting Professor in Economic Development
3 - 4 p.m.

Science, Policy and Advocacy

Moderator: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute. Laboratory Research on Infection Prevention and Treatment

Laboratory Research on Infection and Treatment

  1. Phenotypic Characterization of HIV-1 Virulence Using Recombinant Virus
    Edward Lee (Physics, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: David Botstein, Anthony B. Evnin ‘62 Professor of Genomics. Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
  2. Recurrent Hepatitis in Post-Transplant Patients at KUMC
    Joseph Park (Molecular Biology and Anthropology, Class of 2013)
    Adviser: Richard Gilroy, The Liver Center, University of Kansas Medical Center

Drug Resistance and Public Policy

  1. Social Welfare Impacts of Suggested Retail Prices Under Uncertainty
    Erica Leavitt (Economics, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute
  2. Resources for the Future
    Yuna Sakuma (Woodrow Wilson School, Class of 2011)
    Advisers: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute. Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology. Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  3. Seasonality of Antibiotic Prescriptions and Resistance
    Lova Sun (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Class of 2011)
    Adviser: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton Environmental Institute

Global Health and Human Rights

  1. Defending the Right to Health: A Summer at Human Rights Watch
    Angelina Caruso (Anthropology, Class of 2012)
    Adviser: João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology. Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy
4 - 4:30 p.m. Discussion/Q&A