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Recent Fellows

Thirteen students – new to EMU – are part of this inaugural year and are working with their faculty mentor on a wide variety of research projects.

Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellows and their mentors:

Nicole Brown

Hometown: Ypsilanti

Department: Social Work

Faculty Mentor: Bonnie Miller

Brian Claxton

Hometown: Essexville

Department: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Harriet Lindsay

Justin Frahm

Hometown: Frankenmuth

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Mentor: Patrick Koehn

Andrea Frownfelter

Hometown: Canton

Department: Art

Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Locke

Emily Garvey

Hometown: Ypsilanti

Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

Faculty Mentor: Karen Schauman

Jason Grigsby

Hometown: Ann Arbor

Department: Communication and Theatre Arts

Faculty Mentor: John Cooper

Matthew Gudenau

Hometown: Roseville

Department: Construction Management

Faculty Mentor: Ben Ilozor

Katherine Murcko

Hometown: Napoleon, OH

Department: Biology

Faculty Mentor Cara Shillington

Patrick Spoutz

Hometown: Livonia

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Mentor: James Sheerin

Kristin Tranchida

Hometown: Rochester Hills

Department: Music and Dance

Faculty Mentor: Julie Stone

Elizabeth Whitfield

Hometown: Northville

Department: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Sharon Erenburg

Danielle Young

Hometown: Clinton Township

Department: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Barry Pyle

Leslie Zink

Hometown: Brighton

Department: Communication and Theatre Arts

Faculty Mentor: Dennis Patrick


Meet four of the
Recent Fellows

Jason Grigsby

Electronic Media and Film Studies

Read Jason's story

Katherine Murcko


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Matthew Gudenau

Construction Management

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Nicole Brown

Social Work

Read Nicole's story