Research Grant Recipients

Patrick Mills (PI), Daniel Sourile, Nicholas Blatti, Brad Angus and Cameron Martin
Joliet Junior College
“Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research – The Investigation, Creation and Deployment of Asian Carp Attractants and Aquacultural Fish Feeding Stimulants”

Elizabeth I. Kershisnik and Timothy Dean Draper
Oakton College and Waubonsee Community College
“Walking the Illinois Classroom: A Cross-Disciplinary Experiment in State History and Environment”

Mike Jonas
Morton College
“Research of Best Practices to Integrate Mildly Flammable and Low Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerant Material and Credentials into Our Morton College Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Program”

David Cox
Lincoln Land Community College
“Testing the effectiveness of Varroa sensitive hygienic honeybees.”

Brian Lynch
Lake Land College
“We all need to have a “steak” in engaging our students. The main course: An evaluation of using clips from the animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” in assessing knowledge. Side dish: Enhance learning and introduce topics in the in the classroom.”

Robert Plank
College of DuPage
“AR/VR for Faculty & Student success”

Erin Vobornik
Elgin Community College
“Student Retention in a Community College Adult Education Program”

Roxana Idu
Elgin Community College
“Addressing Achievement Gaps Using Team-Based Learning Techniques in A Principles of Microeconomics College Course”

Zach Petrea
Heartland Community College
“Understanding the motivations and perceptions of unsuccessful English 101 students”

C. Britt Carlson
Parkland College
“Integration of a Soils Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience in General Chemistry I”

Amanda Smothers
William Rainey Harper College
“Counteracting Equity Barriers to Online and Remote Learning for Community College Students in Developmental Courses”

Andreas Vrettos
College of DuPage
“A Simple Explanation of Gravitational Phenomena Without a Gravitational Force”

Mahesh K Gurung
Harry S Truman College and City Colleges of Chicago
“Experiential Learning: collaborative research activity at West Ridge Nature preserve (WRNP) for Truman biology students”

Antonio Ramirez
Elgin Community College
“Chicagolandia: Oral Histories of Chicago’s Latino Suburbs”

Mia Hardy
Elgin Community College
“The Impact of Adaptive Learning Technology on Student Learning in Online and Face to Face Sociology Classes”

Carolyn J. Stephens
Lake Land College
“Research and Map Historic Old York Road from Charleston to West York”

Jessica Carpenter
Elgin Community College
” A Direct Comparison of Student Success Using Standard Faculty-Authored, Versus Adaptive Publisher-Created Reading Quizzes”

Andrea Bright
Lake Land College
“Putting the Super in Success: How to Use our Boots & Capes”

Julie Crowe-McCarthy
College of Lake County
“Supporting Reverse Transfer Students to Increase Persistence”

Manuel Rodriguez
Parkland College
“Introduction to Undergraduate Research for Community College Students”

David Cox
Lincoln Land Community College
“Measuring the Jaguar Population in Central Belize Using Remote Sensing Traps”

Christopher Utecht
College of Lake County
“The Working Lives of Correction Officers”

Soma Chattopadhyay
Waubonsee Community College
“Initiating Research Activities for Students: Search for new anti-reflective coating materials for solar panels, glasses and displays”

Patrick O’Connor
College of DuPage
“Gamification in Community College: Outcomes of a Pilot Study”

Robin James
William Rainey Harper College
“To Belief or Not Belief: Shifting the Pedagogical Focus from Beliefs to Behaviors: An Examination of Community College Faculty Pedagogical Beliefs and Instructional Practices”

Dan Kernler and Alison Douglas
Elgin Community College
“Creating a Culture of High Expectations in Developmental Students Through a Leadership Cohort”

Kristi Anderson Zenchak
Oakton Community College
“Potential Benefits to Student Success by Using Undergraduate Lab Assistants in anatomy and Physiology Labs Within Community Colleges”

Ewa Fredette
Moraine Valley Community College
“Building Digital Microscopes for Smart Phone and Tablets”

Chad Landrie, Ph.D.
Oakton Community College
“Unveiling the Black Box, Using Verneir Sensors to Construct a Polarimeter and Investigate Optical Rotation in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory”

Scott Palumbo
College of Lake County
“Community Archaeology in Lake County, Illinois”

Stephanie Medley-Rath, Ph.D.
Lake Land College
“Reducing the Financial Burden of College: Are Open Education Resources A Viable Option?”

Joseph Tillman
Lake Land College
“Aquaculture to Control Algae Growth”

James Gould and Ted Hazelgrove
McHenry County College
“Holocaust Museum Research Trip”

Kathi Nevels and Robin James
Harper College
“Going Mobile: Creating Student-Centered Career Pathways Using Social Networking”

Stacy Kaplan
College of DuPage
“Empathy Education in Health Science Programs: Educator Perspectives, Pedagogical Approaches, & Student Development”

Shelle Hartzel
Lake Land College
“Best Practices for Developmental Education Programs”

Leo Welch
Southwestern Illinois College
“Understanding Evolution Teacher Advisory Board for the University of California-Berkley, Museum of Paleontology”

Bill Clem
Waubonsee Community College

Jacque Mott
Harper College

Jeffery Carver
Illinois Valley Community College

Richard Deutsch
John A. Logan College
“Visualizing Cultural Change: The Pedagogy of Photographic Comparisons for Student Interpretations”

Ellen Lindeen
Waubonsee Community College
“The New Faculty Learning Academy”

Tom Solon
Danville Area
“Critical Thinking Infusion and Course Content Learning in Introductory Psychology”

Amy Penne
Parkland College
“From CAT’s to FAT’s: Creating a Culture of Professional Development Using Faculty Assessment Techniques”