Rachel Corry: Food for Thought Project Update

Rachel Corry is a rising senior majoring in Communication and Public Relations and a 2020 IDEA Grant recipient. Rachel’s faculty mentor is Prof. Patrick Merle in the College of Communication and Information. My project focuses on determining the most efficient communication methods that local organic farms can implement to improve outside perceptions. I will interviewContinue reading “Rachel Corry: Food for Thought Project Update”

Cole Hancock: Traditional Craft and the Human Impact on Natural Spaces

Cole Hancock a rising senior in Studio Art and is the recipient of the 2020 Robert and Mary Frappier Undergraduate Research Award. Cole’s faculty mentor is Prof. Denise Bookwalter in the Department of Art.  As an artist, I wanted to explore the human relationship with nature via our intersections, using the most prominent of those:Continue reading “Cole Hancock: Traditional Craft and the Human Impact on Natural Spaces”

Nostalgia: Freeman

Myah Freeman (Studio Art-BFA) is a recipient of the 2020 Scott and Ina McNichols Undergraduate Research Award. Her faculty mentor is Prof. Carrie Ann Baade in the Department of Art. Beginning my research, I constructed a family tree to grasp a visual understanding of the extent of my knowledge. Next, I reached out to theContinue reading “Nostalgia: Freeman”

Investigating shifts in Port Saint Joe’s tropic cascade due to recent increases in encrusting Sea Squirt populations

Morgan Hawkins and Benton Jaco received a team IDEA Grant for their summer research project tentatively titled “Starfish mediating Ascadian populations”. Their faculty mentor is Prof. Janie Wulff in the Department of Biological Science. Our project is focused on St. Joseph Bay, we’ve noticed many encrusting tunicates have surrounded seagrass blades and because of thisContinue reading “Investigating shifts in Port Saint Joe’s tropic cascade due to recent increases in encrusting Sea Squirt populations”