Vander Velde Award Recipients Announced

Jul 17, 2018

(L-R)  Dr. Bob Boomsma, Dr. Clay Carlson, Dr. Mark Peters, Dr. Aron Reppmann

From Ecuadorian identity to the amount of virus-infected bacteria in Chicago waterways, the 2018-19 Vander Velde Junior Scholarship Award recipients will work closely with Trinity professors to deepen their understanding of the world.

Awarded annually, Trinity’s Maurice Vander Velde Junior Scholarship Award supports outstanding junior or senior students in collaborative research with a Trinity professor in their chosen disciplines. Serving as a colleague, not as a paid assistant, each Junior Scholar is expected to produce a scholarly product for publication at an appropriate level.

This year’s recipients are:

–Larissa Brumlow ‘19, working with Professor of Music Mark Peters, Ph.D., will study “Ecuadorian Pasillo: Music, Culture, Identity”

–Alicia Enz ’20 & Kayla Kamp ’20, working with Professor of Biology Bob Boomsma, Ph.D., will study “Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Cardiac Gene Expression during Co-Culture”

— Avery Kats Van Holland ’19 & Alison Goshgarian ‘19, working with Professor of Philosophy Aron Reppmann, Ph.D., will study “Community & Vocation”

–Casey Wiegers ‘19, working with Associate Professor Biology Clay Carlson, Ph.D., will study “Comparing Bacteriophage Populations in Chicago Area Waterways”