Research at Rochester
Research at Rochester: Senior Shagun Bose combines STEM and art
“A person who does sculpture is as much of an engineer as someone who works with robots,” Bose said. “They’re just using different mediums.”
Research at Rochester: Junior Cheng thinks parasites can help us
Lateral gene transfer would be like if a stranger you bumped into on the street gave you a part of their DNA that you could incorporate into your own genes.
Research Rochester: In biochem and Italian, Guerra is authentically herself
Guerra added, “I do not know if it makes me a more well-rounded person. I can only say that it makes me who I am.”
Research Rochester: Maillie balances field hockey with adhesion proteins
“I've learned to be adaptable and lean into the different surges [...] each area brings, whether that’s a series of back-to-back presentations for lab or a run in NCAA tournament for field hockey,” Maillie said.
Research Rochester: Professor Topolski asks whether art can be research
As an art professor at a research institution, Allen Topolski is encouraged to embrace a research-like approach to art. “What we do is equated to research, so we’re expected to have shows and museums and galleries,” Topolski said. “Our studios equate to labs.”
Research Rochester: Cohavi investigates peer validation via social media
Half the participants — the “inclusion” group — got many likes. The other half — the “ostracism” group — received very few. In this way, Cohavi and Gearinger simulated peer validation as their experimental variable.
Research Rochester: Henderson models marine iron flux, a key climate change influencer
“[We want to] have a way to predict, under different conditions, how much iron would come out,” Henderson said. Understanding how this works could be pivotal to climate control research.
Research Rochester: Capita explores extravagant Victorian dinner parties
Wealth became attainable through business rather than family. Grand gestures of wealth became integral to middle class families vying to improve their social status. “The dinner party served as an immense tool to ascend to those higher circles,” Capita said. “You see social mobility on steroids.”
Research Rochester: Polashenski uses digital media technology to preserve history
Polashenski’s immersion in the project offers her insights into the intimate details and personalities of the Seward family. “William Henry Seward’s dad is the funniest character in the family,” she said. “He constantly writes that he’s dying about 20 years before he actually dies to guilt his son into visiting him.”
Research Rochester: Computational physicist Tetef studies mysterious subatomic particles
“Something broke the early symmetry between matter and antimatter in the universe,” Manly said. “This gives origin to the predominance of matter. Without it, we wouldn’t be here.”