King Creativity

King Scholars

2019-2020 King Scholars

  • Using Hands-on Learning to Engage in Physics at an Early Age

    Christina Nissen ’20, Jon Smart ’23, and Audrey Colegrove ’21

    Advisor: Pooja Shrestha, Coordinator of First-Year Physics Labs

  • Using AI to Sort Recycled Matrials

    Claire Harding ’20 and Cameron Henkel ’21

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Thermoacoustic Energy Generation

    Michael May ’20 and Hayden Smith ’20

    Advisors: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics and Lee Fellows, Coordinator of Science Facilities and Equipment

  • Stars Among Us

    Claire Harding ’20, Emma Harting ’21, Shea Henry ’21, and Sarah Friday ’21

    Advisor: Mark Bottorff, Associate Professor of Physics

  • Reconstruction and Structural Design of a Scaled-down Historic Swedish Langskip

    Colton Creasey ’21

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • PVC Instruments

    Katie Rosenkrantz ’22 and Max Schein ’22

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • “Impact”: a sculptural mixed media performance presentation

    Hannah Mitchell ’22, Ila Dannelley ’22 , Lily Loose ’22, Calie Bell ’22, Paisley Humpert ’22, and Madison Mintline Wisniewski ’22

    Advisor: Mary Visser, Professor of Art

  • Food Delivery Robot

    Christine Gutierrez ’20, Sara Boyd ’20, Kirby Steckel ’21, and Joseph Roybal ’21

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Finding Beauty in Disease

    Sebastian Somolinos ’20, Karen Rativa ’20, Luis Ramirez ’21, and Vicente Lopez ’20

    Advisor: Stacie Brown, Director of First Year Biology Laboratories

  • Exploring Relationships: The Art of Science

    Lauren Muskara ’20
    Awarded: KCF Walt Potter Award 2019-2020

    Advisor: Victoria Star Varner, Professor of Art

  • Combined Desktop Computer Input Device for Limited Visibility Applications

    Aris Wells ’20

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Between the Lines

    Christine Gutierrez ’20

    Advisor: Victoria Star Varner, Professor of Art

  • Automated Ice Bag Maker

    Madison Delmer ’21 and Mercedes González ’21

    Advisors: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics and Debika Sihi, Associate Professor of Economics and Business

  • 2018-2019 King Scholars

  • Human Frontiers Towards 3D Printable Prosthetics

    Saarah Cantú ’19

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • SU Radio App

    Cameron Henkel ’21, Colin Scruggs ’19 

    Advisor: Barbara Anthony, Associate Professor of Computer Science

  • San Gabriel River Research

    Scout Gockel ’22, Nicole Rajtak ’22

    Advisor: Rebecca Edwards, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Stacie Brown, Director of First-Year Biology Laboratories, and Willis Weigand, Director of General Chemistry Labs

  • Ocean Energy Conversion: Electrical Energy Conversion and Desalination

    Michael May ’20, Justin McCormack ’20, Hayden Smith ’20, Kyle Howard ’20 

    Advisors: Lee Fellows, Coordinator of Science Facilities and Equipment and Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Minimizing Mouse Friction to Reduce Fatigue and Improve Response Times

    Aris Wells ’20

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Interpreting the Fourth Dimension Through Ceramics

    Jacob Jimerson ’20, Aiden Steinle ’20 

    Advisors: Fumiko Futamura, Professor of Mathematics, Ron Geibel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, and Melanie Hoag, Instructional Technologist

  • GoGeo Improvement

    Claire Harding ’20, Madison Godleski ’19 

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Flex Controlled Wheelchair

    Claire Harding ’20, Sara Boyd ’20, Cameron Henkel ’21 

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Electromagnetic Accelerator

    Ty Stubbs ’19,  William “Chris” Crawford ’20 

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • Determining Analyte Through NMR and IR Spectroscopy Software

    Elijah Ballesteros ’21, Ethan Iverson ’21, Theo Perisic ’21, Luis Ramirez ’21

    Advisor: Michael Gesinski, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance Through “Lecture in a Box”

    Sebastian Somolinos ’20, Alexis Dimanche ’20,
    Dean Dulthummon ’20, Karen Rativa ’20 
    Awarded: KCF Walt Potter Ward 2018-2019

    Advisor: Stacie Brown, Director of First Year Biology Laboratories

  • Bias in Machine Learning

    Elyssa Sliheet ’19, Will Price ’19 

    Advisor: Jacob Schrum, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Automated Dental-Health System

    Carl-Ake Willberg ’22

    Advisor: Steve Alexander, Professor of Physics

  • 2017-2018 King Scholars

  • Exploring the Figure Through Fractals

    Sophia Anthony
    Awarded: KCF Walt Potter Award 2017-2018

    Advisor: Victoria Star Varner

  • SOU’Garden: The Zero-Gravity Garden Wheel

    Julieanne Whitehurst
    Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Kinetic Sand Table

    Alexander Hoffman, Christine Gutierrez, Claire Harding

    Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Cryptocurrency Mining

    Devon Fulcher, Alexander Hoffman, Bobby Garza, Stan Kannegieter

    Advisor: Chad Stolper

  • A Connected Medication Dispenser for Modern Healthcare

    Cameron Henkel

    Advisor: Barbara Anthony

  • Automated Bacterial Counter Through Image Processing

    Alexis Dimanche, Elyssa Sliheet, Sebastian Somolinos

    Advisors: Dr. Rebecca Edwards and Dr. Steve Alexander

  • The Chladni Plate: A Visual Union of Physics and Art

    Alex Newell
    Advisor: Dr. Steve Alexander

  • 2016-2017 King Scholars

  • SU Compass: A Student App

    Yash Gandhi, Clay Stehling, Jacob White, Maranda, Kahl, Bobby Garza, Reid Cumbest, Vale Cantu, and Alex Rollins
    SU Advisor: Chad Solper

  • Optical Expression: Conversation Through Digitalization of Eye Movement

    Diana Beltran, Alexis Dimanche, Ryan Benner, and Susana Beltran
    SU Advisor:  Steve Alexander

  • Painting Through the Excitement of Electrons for the Production of a Different Image

    Sophia Anthony and Saarah Cantu
    SU Advisor:  Steve Alexander and Emily Niemeyer

  • Constructing a High Temperature Heat Pump

    Stephan Meyer
    SU Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Human Sized Hamster Wheel

    Victoria Gore, Shirin Hussain, and Julieanne Whitehurst
    SU Advisor:  Steve Alexander

  • 2015-2016 King Scholars

  • Directional, Shrouded Tidal Stream Generator

    Eric Rodriguez, Oliver Sale
    Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Southwestern University EcoLab

    Heba Abdel, Lauren Childers, Nick Espino, Dakota McDurham, Caitlin Schneider
    Advisor: Willis Weigand

  • Encapsulated Spray Foam Habitats

    Laura Prier
    Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Finding Inspiration in Formula: Mathematical Invention in Painting

    Kelsey Baker, Christine Harbour
    Advisor: Victoria Star Varner

  • Flush-Eliminating Urinal Retrofit

    William Haynes
    Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Foldable Telescope

    Diana Beltran, Hunter Snell, Kyle Zarosky, Michael Meason, Susana Beltran
    Advisor: Steve Alexander

  • Simulated Synesthesia

    Isabella Ferranti
    Advisor: Steve Alexander

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