Research opportunities provided by The OWU Connection have given Ohio Wesleyan the leg up to earn national awards and acceptance into prestigious graduate programs.
Colorado State University, Biology
Makenna Juergens ’23
OWU Connection Experiences: Summer Science research with Dr. Amy Downing studying salt tolerance variation in the invertebrate Daphnia Pulicaria; independent research project related to the summer researh; animal care internship with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, OH, responsible for upkeep of enclosures, providing enrichment, administering meals and medications, and giving educational keeper talks to guests;
Makenna says: “Being part of the SSRP gave me valuable research experience and encouraged me to pursue graduate school.”
Indiana University, Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior
Josie Fornara ’23
Major: Zoology & Environmental Science
OWU Connection Experiences: Senior honors project, in which Josie received OWU Connection funding to travel to New Mexico to conduct research on nesting ecology and predation; Summer Science Research on wren behavior; internship with OWU Museum of Natural History; Biology Travel-Learning class to Alsaka.
University of Cincinnati, Architecture
Daniel Eilert ’23
OWU Connection Experiences: Internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s bio behavioral health lab in Columbus analyzing data from neuroimaging research done on child brain development. He used this work in an independent research project.
University of Edinburgh, European Archaeology
Miranda Klank ’23
Majors: Geography and Sociology & Anthropology
OWU Connection Experience: OWU Connection grant to perform airborn LiDAR sensing for archaeological surveying of indigenous burial mounds; study abroad at Galway Archaeological Field School
University of Michigan, Applied & Interdiciplinary Mathematics
Kaito Iwasaki ’23
Majors: Astrophysics and Mathematics
OWU Connection Experiences: Cornell math Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ithaca, NY; Summer Science Research project studying star spots with Prof. Harmon; senior independent research projects in mathematics and astrophysics; internship as international program assistant at Sakae Institute & Emporia State University in Kansas.
University of Oregon, Geography
Wesley Rancher ’23
Major: Environmental Studies
OWU Connection Experience: Research project to map the impact of road salt on freshwater ecosystems in Delaware Cunty using ArcGIS, an online geographic information system software.
Wesley Says: “I’ve gained confidence with mapping approaches and methods, and I’ll be able to incorporate this acquired knowledge with different research regarding the environment.”
Vanderbilt University, Finance
Ethan Berkovitz ’23
OWU Connection Experiences: Internship as investment banking summer analyst with Brown, Gibbons & Lang in Chicago; financial analyst internship with Redwood Living in Cleveland; financial planning internship with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, in Worthington, OH.
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