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The focus of faculty and student collaborations is widely varied and provides opportunities for students to work with faculty in many areas. Take a look at recent Edgren Scholar program recipients.


"The effect of social housing on learning ability in a rodent model" by Dr. Rachel Anderson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Paisley Buchanan (major in Neuroscience '22)

"A Picture's Worth a Thousand Data Points? AI-driven Machine Learning in Digital Humanities Analyses" by Dr. Charles Goldberg, Associate Professor of History and Zach Haala (majors in Computer Science with Software Project Management, Digital Humanities, and Software Engineering '22)

"No Place Like Home: Understanding Social Connection Among Those with Lived Experience in Homelessness" by Dr. Ripley Smith, Professor of Communication Studies and Kate Larson (major in Communication Studies '22)


"Computational Study of Hydrofluoroolefins(HFOs): Reactivity with Cl/HO Radicals and Ozone in the Troposphere" by Dr. Stacey A. Stoffregen, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Jesse Mojeske (major in Chemistry) 

"Discovery of Medicinal Natural Products from Rhodococcus Bacteria" by Dr. James Christenson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Kristen Bishop (majors in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Spanish, and Chemistry)


"Hepatoma cells response to saturated fatty acids" by Dr. Angela K. Stoeckman, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Korbyn Dahlquist (major in Chemistry)


“The Prevalence of Tone Deafness in Prosopagnosic Individuals” by Dr. Sherryse Corrow, Associate Professor of Psychology and Rachel Nordberg (majors in Neuroscience and Psychology, '19)

“Integrating Deep Machine Learning into New Physics Searches with the CMS Experiment” by Dr. Julie Hogan, Assistant Professor of Physics and Sam Johnson (majors in Mathematics and Physics, '19)

“Examination of etv1 as a Potential Downstream Transcription Factor Gene in the Fgf Signaling Pathway During Lung Development in the Frog Xenopus Laevis” by Dr. Brian Hyatt, Professor of Biology and Maria Pecoraro (biology '19)

“A Qualitative Study of Quality of Life and Self-Management in Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support for End Stage Heart Failure” by Dr. Kristin Sandau, Professor of Nursing and Karin Canakes (nursing '19)


"Values Communicated via Storytelling in Advertisements” by Dr. Mary Ann Harris and Morgan Johnson (business '18)

“The Bethel Frogtown and Summit-University Partnership: a study of a long-term effort to create a community-based learning collaboration” by Dr. Harley Schreck and Rita Mecicar (majors in Sociocultural and Reconciliation Studies '19)

“Anomaly Detection in the Internet of Things (IoT)” by Dr. Brian Turnquist and Elise Courtemanche (mathematics '18)


"The Effect of Evaluator Training on Intra/Inter Rater Reliability in High-Stakes Assessment in Simulation"
by Dr. Ann Holland, Professor of Nursing, Dr. Jone Tiffany, Professor of Nursing, and Ashley Kollman (nursing '17)

"The Statistical Development of Language"
by Dr. Adam Johnson, Professor of Psychology and Carrie Bell (majors in Psychology and Mathematics,'17)

"Care, Friendship, and Isolation: A Study of Home Health Aides"
by Dr. Peggy Kendall, Professor of Communication Studies and Krista Jolivette (communication studies '17)

"Statistical Models for Peripheral Encoding of Pain and Itch"
by Dr. Brian Turnquist, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Annie Melling (mathematics and math education, grades 5-12, '17)


"Examination of the Effects of Xer81 on Neural Tube Closure and Lung Development in the Frog Xenopus laevis"
by Dr. Brian Hyatt, Professor of Biological Sciences, and Nate Riedeman (B.S. in biology, '16)

"Student Learning Impact of a Patient Centered Care Coordination Clinical Module"
by Dr. Ann HollandAssociate Professor of Nursing, Dr. Kathleen Tilton, former Associate Professor of Nursing, Dr. Jone Tiffany, Associate Professor of Nursing, and McCall Kleve (nursing, '16)

"The Problem with Creativity"
by Ken Steinbach, Professor of Art, and Emily Swanberg (art and psychology '16)


"How We Think When We Think About Human Origins"
by Dr. Adam Johnson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Zachariah Berry (’15)

"Bethl at War, 1914-2014: A Digital History of a Christian College in the Modern Era of Warfare"
by Dr. Chris Gehrz, Professor of History, and Fletcher Warren (’15)

"The Relationship Between Invertebrate Diversity, Community Complexity, and Grassland Reconstructions: Is there one?"
by Dr. Jeff Port, Professor of Biological Sciences, and Chad Cyboran (’15)

"Egerton 3307: Insights into the Sacred Music of Fifteenth-Century England"
by Dr. Stephen Self, Professor of Music, and Jared Hedges (’15)


"The Archive of George C. Poundstone and the Pictoralist Connection to Contemporary Photographic Practice"
by Michelle Westmark, Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art, and Grace Krussow

“Support Systems for Immigrant Somali New Mothers in Minnesota”
by Dr. Connie Clark, Professor of Nursing, Dr. Bernita Missal, Professor of Nursing, and Mariya Kovaleva


"Lithuanian Family Economics, Religion, and Health Outcomes"
by Dr. Dmitri M. Medvedovski, Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. Kirk C. Allison, Program in Human Rights and Health Director for the School of Public Health at University of Minnesota, and Andrew Reynen

"Examination of the Effects of Xer81 and Fgf10 Overexpression on the Development of the Lung in the Frog Xenopus laevis"
by Dr. Brian Hyatt, Professor of Biological Sciences, and Matthew Robey

"Improving Theoretical Prediction of Absolute Configurations of Molecules Via Incorporation of Explicit Solvent Effects"
by Dr. Rollin King, Professor of Chemistry, and Sarah Greteman-Leo

“Predictors of Peer Victimization during the Transition to Adolescence”
by Dr. Megan Flynn, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Ingrid Vatsaas


“Understanding Urban Farming as an Enterprise and Implications for the Frogtown and Summit University Communities of Saint Paul, MN”
by Dr. Leo Gabriel, Professor of Business, and David Kim

“Regulation of Macrophage Activation: Floating the Raft Hypothesis”
by Dr. Joy Doan, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Luke Lundeen, and Kent Nichols

“The Global Citizen Without a Country: What Edmund Burke can Teach Today's Cosmopolitans”
by Dr. Dan Ritchie, Professor of English, and Amy Riggins

“A Modern Edition of a Valuable Renaissance Repertoire: Creating a Performance Ready Edition of Moderna F 9.9”
by Dr. Stephen Self, Professor of Music, and Grant McEachern


“Decision-Making Across Time”
by Dr. Adam Johnson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and David Collins

“Template-Directed Synthesis for the Regulation of Gene Expression”
by Dr. Trey Maddox, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Kaitlyn Ohden

“Practical Use of the Latest Standards for Electrocardiography (PULSE) Trial” and “Health-Related Quality of Life among Elderly with Aortic Stenosis”
by Dr. Kristin Sandau, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Hannah Wichterman

“Needs Assessment of Students of Color at Bethel University”
by Ms. Amy White, Associate Professor of Social Work, and Nina Rasmusen


“Understanding the Utility of Different Memory Systems Using Reinforcement Learning”
by Dr. Adam Johnson, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Zachary Varberg

“The Listening Believer: Balancing Absolutes and Openness in Interfaith Dialogue”
by Dr. Marion Larson, Professor of English, and Anna Wilson

“Polyoxometalates as Nanoscale Building Blocks in Designing Inorganic/Organic Supramolecular Materials”
by Dr. Wade Neiwert, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Paul Davis

“Building Bridges to Different Perspectives: Understanding and Evaluating the Role of Religion in Public Discourse”
by Dr. Sara Shady, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Anne Taylor