King Creativity Fund

King Scholars

2021-2022 King Scholars 

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

    Jon Smart ’23, Alex Spinn ’22, Emily Ely ’22, Cade Thompson ’24, Katie Rosenkrantz ’22, Domenic Cordova ’23, Vallan Kouragian ’22         

    Dr. Steve Alexander

  • Two Step: A Student Short-Film

    Camille Krumwiede ’22          Mr. Desi Roybal

  • The Imaginary Horizon Series

    Jacob Fly ’22          Dr. Steve Alexander

  • The Art of Horror: From Screen to Stage

    Olivia Rose McCain ’22          Dr. Kerry Bechtel

  • Moving Through Your Time at SU

    Ceridwen Grady ’24          Ms. Laura Sewell

  • Her Heroes: A Children’s Book Series for Female Empowerment

    Demitra Tomasides ’22          Dr Bob Bednar

  • Are You Stressed or Are You Hungry?: A Cortisol Study Under Stress Versus Hunger Stimulus

    Shelby Wilhite ’22          Dr. Ed Merritt, Dr. Scott McLean

  • An Inclusive Education Advocacy Project Between Neighbors

    Kathleen Burnett ’23          Dr. Alicia Moore

  • A Gaze into the Past: A Look into Midwifery and Obstetrics in Early 20th Century Mexico City

    Saul Zuniga ’22          Advisor: Dr. Jethro Hernandez-Berrones

  • A Garden Where I Found Myself, and I Found You: An Immersive Art Installation

    Ila Dannelley ’22          Advisor: Dr. Ron Geibel

  • 2020-2021 King Scholars

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    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

  • Bound: Art as a Locus of Social Justice and Environmental Activism

    Elena Gonzalez

    Advisor: Victoria Star Varner

  • 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

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