During summer 2019, Phasin Gonzalez '20 joined students from around the world, conducting medical research with faculty at the University of Kansas. A biochemistry major, Gonzalez worked on several clinical trials for cancer research in collaboration with the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was one of 95 undergraduate students to present their research during an international poster symposium that July. His research project was titled "The Microfluidic Affinity Selection and Electrical Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood Samples from Metastatic Cancer Patients Enrolled in Clinical Trials."
Major: Public Health
As a first-year student, Chelsea Seaver '20 began volunteering at the Spring Hill Community Garden near campus, learning through engagement and research about the interdependent nature of public health, environmental science, sociology and economic development. Also, she helped to ensure that local low-income families increased their access to food and nutrition programs. Now, Seaver is collecting data about the connections between health and public space, with the goal of identifying ways the Wright Building can be used to empower the local African American community, such as providing health services and creating jobs. In addition, the research is being used on additional proposals for new grant funding.
Major: Molecular Biology; Member, Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program
For Bryson Pritchard '20, product and market research have resulted in the opportunity for a thriving career in entrepreneurship. Pritchard came up with the idea for a medical device, called the Dyad Syringe, to help mitigate bloodstream infection rates through improved safety and efficiency. And already he has won multiple competitions for the idea — five top finishes in 2019, totaling $34,5000. His most recent top finish was at an idea-pitch event hosted by the Entrepreneurs' Organization, a network of leading entrepreneurs in 60 countries.
More About Student Research
This collection includes selected senior research papers and projects from the 2000-2001 academic year, as well as selected Master's theses from past years. All papers are full-text searchable, and PDF files of each paper may be saved.