Through Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) projects, undergraduate students conduct research or pursue creative endeavors outside of regular semester sessions. Student proposals that are accepted by a faculty review board are rewarded with college stipends.
ACRE students work one-on-one with faculty mentors to pursue scholarly projects each summer and winter. Many collaborative teams of students and faculty present their research at academic conferences and publish their results in professional journals.
In addition to their research, all ACRE recipients share their progress during ACRE events and weekly meetings throughout the summer. Finished work is expected to be presented in one or more presentations, this coming spring.
Interim Session 2023 ACRE projects include:
Empathetic Perceptions of Schizophrenia
Stephanie Zolynski ’23 and Keith Feigenson, Ph.D.
Teaching the East-Asian Diaspora in the Spanish Classroom
Jason Tai ’23 and Lennie Amores, Ph.D.
A Viral Conundrum: Does Ectromelia Virus Make a Growth Factor-like Protein or Not?
Leah Strausser ’23 and Adam Hersperger, Ph.D.
Mapping Slavery onto Berks County’s Landscape
Jamilah Hyman ’24 and Kami Fletcher, Ph.D.
How Parental Anxiety Effects Child Eating Habits
Jules Miller ’23 and Bridget Hearon, Ph.D.
Osmoregulation in Crithidia fasciculata parasites
Clyde Ngwa ’24 and Amy Greene, Ph.D.
Religion and Medicine Among African American Christians: Investigating the Tendency Among Some African American Christians to Trust in God/Religion for Healing Than in Medicine
Etsub Tolossa ’23 and Andrew Mbuvi, Ph.D.
Study of Beech Tree Marcescene
John Miller ’23 and Andrew Samuelsen, Ph.D.
Effectiveness of Traditional Trigger Warnings and Improved Trigger Warnings
Michael Thomas ’24 and Bridget Hearon, Ph.D.
Digital Fashion: Designing Clothes and Accessories for the Metaverse
Kevin Aguila ’24 and David Kaul, M.F.A.
Mad Scientists or Mad Science? A Reevaluation of Racialized Medical Research in Nazi Germany
Taylor Benware ’25 and Guillaume de Syon, Ph.D.
The Effects of Narcissism and Relationship Threat on Partner Perceptions and Attention to Alternative Partners
Lillian Carney ’24 and Gwendolyn Seidman, Ph.D.
Middle Eastern and Muslim Defendants: The Crossroad between Ethnicity and Religion
Reem Shadid ’23 and Hayley Munir, Ph.D.
Biomechanical Muscle Force Analysis and 3-D Flight Model Reconstruction of the Great Horned Owl
Kathryn Baptiste ’24 and Ian Cost, Ph.D.
3D Flight Muscle Architecture Reconstruction on Tyto alba Skeletal Model
Samantha Seador ’23 and Ian Cost, Ph.D.
Musical Copyright and the Work Concept: A Political Economy Approach
Joshua Templin ’23 and Jon Bekken, Ph.D.
Question Creation as a Tool to Help Students Learn Mathematics
Taisha Charles ’24 and Justin Couchman, Ph.D.
A Model System of Anesthetic Binding Sites in the Blood Investigated with NMR Spectroscopy and Spectrofluorometry
Megan Misurelli ’23 and Pamela Artz, Ph.D.