Through the Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE), Albright students have the opportunity to conduct research or creative activity in partnership with nurturing faculty mentors..
How ACRE Works
- Students from all majors are invited to submit an application for the ACRE program.
- A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards.
- Accepted participants receive a stipend and free room and board during the summer or January interim.
- Students and faculty from all disciplines meet each week to share their experiences and learn from each other.
- Many collaborative teams of students and faculty present their research at academic conferences and publish their results in professional journals.
For more information, please contact Dr. Matt Fotis, Assistant Professor of Theatre, at (610) 921-7873 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Director of Experiential Learning, Kim Justeson at email@example.com or 610-921-7630.
- Application deadline: October 27, 2017
- Notification date: November 17, 2017
- Application deadline: March 2, 2018
- Notification deadline: March 23, 2018
Student Travel Grants
Applications submitted after the event attended will not be processed.
*The May 15 deadline is the last date to apply for activities through Sep 15 of the next academic year.
Download the Student Travel Expense Form
Recent ACRE Recipients
Interim 2017 ACRE Projects
|Maura Sheehan||Matt Fotis||Cover Your Mouth! Using Theatre to Teach Healthy Habits to Kids Aged 3-5|
|Tiffany Frey||Adam Hersperger||Differential Double-Stranded RNA Formation Impacts Immune Detection of Viruses|
|Camille Fuller||MeeAe Oh-Ranck||Genuine Color: An Exploration of Natural Dying|
|James Allen||Nicholas Piro||Two New Guanidine Ligands and Their Complexes with Late Metal Ions: Synthesis and Characterization|
|Shannon O’Hara||Keith Feignson||Differences in Kinesthetic and Visual Memory for Abstract Shape Sense|
|Toe Aung||Susan Hughes||Do US County-Level Sex Ratios Predict Binge Drinking Behaviors?|
|Gwenievere Birster||Justin Couchman||Self-Agency During Simulated Partial Seizures|
|Trey Eberly||Pamela Artz||Fluorescence Studies of Putative Inhibitor Binding Interactions with Liver Glutaminase (LGA) for Specific Metabolic Control of Cancer Proliferation|
|Trevor Mastria||Pamela Artz||Investigation of Drug Delivery Options for Putative Glutaminase Inhibitors Implicated as Cancer Therapeutics|
|Megan O’Brien||David Tran||Uber’s Inovative Business Model: Global Opportunities and Challenges|
|Leah Williams||Karen Jogan/Paul Clark||Revolution & Art in the 1980s: Nicaragua and Cuba|
|Mark Duffy||Guillaume de Syon||Ukranian Collaboration with Nazis in the Holocuast|
|Zoe Jacobs||Guillaume de Syon||Unexplored Intersectionality: Deaf Jews of the Holocaust|
|Eric Hantz||Christian Hamann||Synthesis of the Cis-Isomer of p-Anisalacetophenone|
|Kristina Schnell||Guillaume de Syon||Disproving Myths Surronding Sisterhood in Nazi Concentration Camps|
|Kristina Goshorn||Guillaume de Syon||The Preservation of Memory in a Post-Dictatorship Society: Chile’s Remembrance of Its Past|
|Sydney Baybayan||Gwendolyn Seidman||Narcissism and Perceptions of Self & Partner: The Importance of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Traits in Relationship and Partner Satisfaction for Narcissists and Non-Narcissists|
|Elizabeth Rohde||Andrew Samuelson||The Effects of NSAIDS in Vitro|
|Elizabeth Weinelt||Jayanthi Rajan||A Comparative Analysis of Marketing Strategies Adopted While Targeting Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) Consumers: Reading PA USA vs. Rural Mysore, India|
Students who apply to the ACRE program who are the most outstanding in terms of quality of project and academic standing in the Sciences, will be selected as Hearst Scholars. These students will be recognized as such at the annual Scholarship Luncheon, when all scholarship recipients and their families are invited to campus to celebrate their success.
|Miller, Noelle||Summer 2013||2014||Susan Hughes||How the Perception of Voice is Influenced by Pitch and Facial Information|
|Simpson, Francesca||Summer 2013||2015||Ian Rhile||Investigating the Relationship between Geometry and Rate Constant for Isomers and Near Isomers in a Concerted Proton-Electron Transfer Reaction|
|Tia Camarata||Summer 2014||2017||Karen Campbell||Exploring the correlation between mammary cancer & other reproductive factors in female cats and dogs|
|Kaitlin Leffler||Summer 2014||2015||Karen Campbell||Bat populations and habitat use in National Parks: the effects of white nose syndrome (WNS)|
|Francesca Simpson||Summer 2014||2015||Ian Rhile||A comparison of planar and nonplanar base-appended radical cations|
|Kayle Smith||Summer 2014||2016||Steve Mech||Small mammal behavior and population dynamics in a reconstructed forest|
|Melissa Vettleson||Summer 2014||2015||Ian Rhile||Insulation of the Proton and Electron Accepting Components of a CPET Reagent.|
|Keynu Carter||Interim 2014||2015||Wolbach, Jeff||Model New Base-Appended Radical Cations for Concerted Proton-Electron Trsfr|
|Raven Carter||Interim 2014||2015||Wolbach, Jeff||Modeling of Internal Hydrogen Transfer: CPET or Not?|
|Tyler Bernadyn||Summer 2015||2016||Keith Feigenson||Comparison of Cortisol Levels and Delusional Ideation Examined with Probabilistic Reasoning|
|Tia Camarata||Summer 2015||2017||Andrew Samuelsen||Profilin Studies in Ectromelia virus and Mouse Cell Cultures|
|Tiffany Frey||Summer 2015||2017||Stephen Mech||Comparison of Small Mammal Population Estimations Before and After Logging|
|Maura Sheehan||Summer 2015||2017||Adam Hersperger||Elucidation of the Immune Modulatory Mechanism of Ectromelia Virus Protein B22|
|Aida Diouf||Interim 2016||2016||Pam Artz||Inhibitor Binding in Carbonic Anhydrase Protein Investigated by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Methods|
|Colton Ryan||Interim 2016||2016||Adam Hersperger||Mechanisms of Immune Evasion by Mousepox Virus in Mammalian Cells|
|Tyler Bernadyn||Interim 2016||2016||Keith Feigenson||Induced Stress via Oculus Rift and Its Effects on Probabilistic Reasoning|
|17 total awards|
|14 students awarded|
Students who apply to the ACRE program who are the most outstanding in terms of quality of project and academic standing in the Humanities, will be selected as Mellon Scholars. These students will be recognized as such at the annual Scholarship Luncheon, when all scholarship recipients and their families are invited to campus to celebrate their success.
|Alfredo Diaz||Interim 2016||2016||MeeAe Oh-Ranck||The Magic of Geometric and Organic Shapes in Fashion: A Study in Haute Couture|
|Rabiul Sany||Interim 2016||2016||Guillaume de Syon||Of Paperclips, Astronauts, and Medicine: Hubertus Strughold and the Moral Responsibility of the Physician, 1940-1960|
Animal Care and Use Committee
The advancement of both pure and applied knowledge requires scientific experimentation and educational instruction using animals. The necessary use of animals requires proper oversight and ethical considerations.
The Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) of Albright College is charged with the institutional oversight of animals and animal care personnel involved in research and teaching. The goal of the ACUC is to verify, on sound scientific and ethical principles, the prudent use of animals and minimize the pain and discomfort of animal subjects in experiments and teaching exercises. ACUC is also responsible for ensuring all personnel involved in such experiments are informed of, and in compliance with, approved protocols and applicable guidelines for humane care and use of animals.
Any project involving vertebrate animal use by faculty, staff or students of Albright College must receive approval by ACUC.
Further information may be found at http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/usdaleg1.htm.