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Funded Projects

Since 1993, a wide range of institutions have been awarded Undergraduate Science Research Program grants.

Short List of Funded Projects 2001
Institution Merck Scholar Faculty Mentor(s) Project Title
California State University,
Dianne Purves Drs. Ruth Ballard and Linda Roberts Expression and Purification of dsRNA-Dependent Protein Kinase PKR
Hobart and Willian Smith Colleges Sheila McKevitt Dr. Christine de Denus Formation of Organoiron and Ruithenium Containg Oligomeric and Polymeric Materials
St. Olaf College David Durand Dr. Gary Spessard Membrane Surface Activity of (E)-Dihydrowyrone and Analogs
Wittenberg University Christopher Sanders Drs. Jay Yoder and Peter Hanson Importance of chlorine placement in the role of 2,6-dichlorophenol as a sex pheromone (Acari: Ixodida)
Short List of Funded Projects 2000
Institution Merck Scholar Faculty Mentor(s) Project Title
Fairfield University James Kotz Dr. Matthew Kubasik Preparation of Carbon-13 Enriched Synthetic Polypeptides
Hamilton College Robert Parker Dr. Tim Elgren Sol-gel Encapsulation of Horseradish Peroxidase
Merrimack College Fabiola Hores Dr. Mark J. Birnbaum Glucocorticoid Regulation of Osteoblast Differentiation
Purchase College, SUNY Andriana Gheta Drs. Taina Chao and Lee Ehrman Identification and Isolation of Pheromones of the D. paulistorum Semispecies



Merck/AAAS Award Recipients


  • Bowdoin College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Furman University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Hope College
  • McNeese State University
  • North Central College
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Oakland University
  • Otterbein College
  • Seattle University
  • St. Olaf College
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Ursinus College
  • Vassar College


  • Gonzaga University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hamline University
  • Juniata College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Merrimack College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Reed College
  • Rider University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Smith College
  • Southwestern University
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls


  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Calvin College
  • College of Staten Island/CUNY
  • Davidson College
  • Earlham College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Marist College, State University College at Buffalo
  • State University of New York - Geneseo
  • University of Redlands, Viterbo University
  • Wheaton College
  • Wilkes University


  • Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
  • Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • Knox College, Galesburg, IL
  • Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
  • Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
  • Ripon College, Ripon, WI
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Whittier College, Whittier, CA