Area students engage in exploratory summer research program
GOSHEN, Ind. — This summer, 14 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program, an eight-week program of experimentation, analysis and archiving data. It provides an opportunity for students to work closely with faculty advisers.
Ida Short, a senior art major from Kalona, is working with Randy Horst, professor of art, to study self-portraiture in art history for the first half of the summer. The second half will be spent experimenting with various approaches, media and strategies. At the end of the summer, Short will have created a series of four or more self-portraits.
Michael Yoder, a senior informatics and biology double major from Kalona, will work with Kris Schmidt, professor of biology, to tag the gene unc-53 with green fluorescent protein in order to determine the expression pattern in C. elegans, a soil nematode. Yoder will research how unc-53 is involved in cell migration, both during and after development.