Research opportunities provided by The OWU Connection have given Ohio Wesleyan the leg up to earn national awards and acceptance into prestigious graduate programs.

Baylor College of Medicine, Cancer & Cell Biology

Davis Graham ’22
Major: Microbiology
Hometown: Canton, Ohio
Campus Life:
Varsity Baseball, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Mortar Board
OWU Connection Experience: Summer cancer research at Baylor College of Medicine

Research & Independent Study

Bowling Green State University, Physics

Eva Mulloy ’22
Major: Astrophysics
Hometown: Novelty, Ohio
Campus Life:
Society of Physics Students (President), Reality Remix, Curiosity Guild, Prism, Astronomy Club, Step and Dance
OWU Connection Experiences: Summer research modeling starspots on rapidly rotating stars at Perkins Observatory; Global Scholars Program; study abroad in Shanghai and London

Palmer Global Scholars Program

Brunel University, London, Psychology

Regina Campbell ’22
Major: Psychology and Botany
OWU Connection Experiences: Summer Science Research searching for components of the gravity-sensing systems in plants.

Summer Science Research Program

DePaul University

Veronica Cody ’22
Major: Politics & Government, Black World Studies, and Pre-Law
Hometown: Somerset, Ohio
Campus Life:
Track & Field, Politics and Government and Pre-Law Student Board, WGS and AGIS Student Board, Summer Bridge Mentor
OWU Connection Experience:
Project Intern with the Chief Diversity Officer, researching DEI plans to help OWU create a DEI strategic plan

Get Real

Miami University, Microbiology

Hunter Coon ’22
Major: Microbiology
OWU Connection Experience: Travel-learning class to Sicily with the Chamber Choir, performing in cathedrals while touring and learning about the history and culture of Sicily.

Travel Learning

Miami University, Biology

Chase Patton ’22
Major: Zoology & Environmental Studies
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Campus Life: Varsity track & field hockey, Ski & Snowboard Club, Delta Delta Delta
OWU Connection Experiences: Summer research and independent research project on composting

Summer Science Research Program

Ohio State University, Public Administration

Katie Rozsa ’22
Majors: Politics & Government and Communication
Hometown: Silver Lake, Ohio
Campus Life: Varsity Swimming, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Pre-Law Society, Communication Student Board
OWU Connection Experience: Internship as communication director for a statewide political campaign

Get Real

Ohio State University, Applied Neuroscience

James Bentley ’22
Majors: Neuroscience
Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Campus Life:
Varsity football, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
OWU Connection Experiences: Independent research project studying the effects of adolescent stress on adult neurogenesis

Moot Court

Princeton University, Ph.D. Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Princeton Vaughn ’22
Majors: Zoology & Environmental Science
Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
OWU Connection Experiences:
Two years of summer research on nonnative lizards in Cincinnati, leading to a published paper and national conference presentations. Princeton received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Princeton says: ““Throughout my time at OWU, I was lucky enough to pursue all of my passions. I feel like I walked the line between scientist and musician. I am a singer and a guitarist, and I also took music composition lessons at OWU, which allowed me to discover how much I love writing music.”

Read about Princeton's research with Dr. Gangloff

University of Georgia, Integrated Life Sciences

Emma Blackburn ’22
Majors: Microbiology
Frederick, Maryland
OWU Connection Experience: Summer Science Research to improve global climate models to better account for the impact of lake and sea spray aerosols.
Emma says: "The Summer Science Research Program has given me the perfect opportunity to engage in research while seeing the hard work, dedication needed, challenges, and rewards of research."

Summer Science Research Program

University of Missouri, Veterinary Medicine

Brianna Carmack ’22
Major: Zoology and Psychology
Hometown: Palos Park, Illinois
Campus Life:
Varsity Swimming & Diving Team, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Pre-Vet Club
OWU Connection Experiences:
Traveled to Costa Rica to work with an exotic animals veterinarian; travel-learning marine biology class to conduct research on the coral reefs in Belize

Travel-Learning Courses

University of New Hampshire, Ph.D. program in Microbiology

Olivia Beauchamp ’22
Major: Microbiology
Hometown: Middlebury, Vermont
Campus Life:
Varsity Lacrosse, Botany/Microbiology Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Chess Club
OWU Connection Experience:
Independent research

Think Big

University of Pittsburgh, Occupational Therapy

Amanda Ciccone ’22
Majors: HHK, Exercise Science
Hometown: Lawrence Township, New Jersey
OWU Connection Experiences: At the Student Sypmosium, presented her research on the “Impact of COVID-19 on Occupational Therapy Service Delivery in Public Schools"; externship with the occupational therapist at Delaware Speech and Hearing Center.

Research & Independent Study

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