Engaged Learning Fellowship Projects

Check out projects from previous years!

  2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013

Current projects

Project time frames range from 1 semester to several years. These lists show when ELFs were accepted into the program.

Fall 2020

Joseph, Ashlynn. RiiSE: Rehabilitating Images of Incarceration through Stories and Engagement
Mentor: Brad Klein

Lee, Wren. Gay & Greek: Designing for LGBTQ Fraternity and Sorority Members
Mentor: Dustin Grabsch

Marfo, Abena. Race, Pregnancy, and the Perception of Maternal Healthcare Providers
Mentor: Andrea Laurent-Simpson

Mehta, Aadit and Rainey, Michael. Automation of Continuous Bladder Irrigation
Mentor: Bruce Gnade

Melo, Everton. Lavadeira (A Film)
Mentor: Kevin Heffernan

Mercurio, Avery. Mentors ForThe Educational Advancement of Underprivileged and Compromised Youth: A West Dallas Case Study
Mentor: Lindsay Davis

Mustafa, Lamisa. University Responses to Student Activism about Immigration Justice: A Comparative Case
Mentor: Nancy Campbell

Peterson, Abigail. Subcultural Effects on Youth Well-Being and Bereavement: A Case Study
Mentor: Carolyn Smith-Morris

Punamiya, Trisha. Evaluating the Socioeconomic Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Internal Migrant Workers in Mumbai and Surrounding Areas
Mentor: Thomas Osang

Rahman, Mushfequr. Cultural Competence in Sexual and Mental Health Programs across South Asian and Arab American Communities
Mentor: Rachel Ball-Phillips

Wey, Anderson. Synthesis and characterization of furan-maleimide cross-linked degradable plastics
Mentor: David Son

Spring 2020

Burke, Trevor. BIG NAOMII.

Mentor: Don Hopkins


Caple, Clayton. Xander – a narrative short film about autism.

Mentor: Mark Kerins


Dewan, Raleigh. Steady Spoon.

Mentor: Bruce Snider


Dickson, Tyne. Equity.

Mentor: Kara-Lynn Vaeni


Ebinger, Margaret. MERA: Clean Water Outreach and Engagement

Mentor: Maryann Cairns


Giakoumas, Alysia. The Playground Acting Program

Mentor: Jim Hart.


Graceffo, Gabriella. C19: The Postcard Project.

Mentor: Rachel Ball-Phillips


Hickle, Austin. Needs Assessment of English-speaking Cameroonian Schools as Foundation for Development of “Cameroon Education: War-Recovery Plan”

Mentor: Stephanie Amsel


Hodge, Kelsey. Smile: A feature film.

Mentor: Mark Kerins


Huff, Elise. The Arts of Language: Cross-Cultural Research of the German and Mexican Communities in Dallas and Their Experience of Cultural Adaptation through Art

Mentor: Gizem Arslan


Kang, Sisi. Development of an Automated Speech Recognition Scoring System (ASRS) and Enhancement of Child Computer Interactions for English Learners learning vocabulary in depth through the English Learner Vocabulary Acquisition system (ELVA).

Mentor: Eric Larson


Kaya, Ceydan. Waste Causation: People and Psychology: A Dallas Case Study.

Mentor: Beryl Hellinghausen


Nakatsuka, Andrew. Synthesis and Characterization of Boron-Dipyrromethene Dyes for Chemiluminescent Coupling

Mentor: Alex Lippert


Nguyen, Daphne. Improving the Sensitivity of Chemiluminescent H2S ImagingAgents.

Mentor: Alex Lippert


Reynolds, Hobbes. Smile: A feature film.

Mentor: Mark Kerins


Schumacher, Evan. Aesthetic Analysis of Gendered Roles in Classical Ballet.

Mentor: Brandi Coleman


Slaton, Taylor. Waste Management Policies: A Case Study.

Mentor: Beryl Hellinghausen


Zhai, James. Hilltop Motorsports.

Mentor: Ari Bestok.


Wang, Harry. Gimbal-Controlled Directional Antenna for Drone Communications.

Mentor: Joseph Camp


Fall 2019

Julia Baca

Women's arts management education and voluntary labor in the arts: a case study

Carson Dudick

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Evolution of Public Opinion in Contrast to Personal Sentiment

Jennifer Edgar

Inhibition of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacterial Pathogens: Targeting a Bacterial Antibiotic Pump

Corinne Gibson

Design & Synthesis of Fluorescent Dye-Containing Polyimides for Sensing Applications

Sophia Green

Do Group Versus Solo Photos Affect the Desirability of Dating App Profiles?

Hideo Ishii-Adajar

Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impact of a Proposed Sugarcane Factory on the Village of Mueang Phia, Thailand

Madeline Jensen

Purification and biochemical evaluation of the breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP)

Zoe Kerr


Josephine Kimbrough

Electrostatic Mitigation of Radon Daughters Present in Boil-off Gases and Surface Activity Screening of Charged Samples

Ke'ala O'Connell

Kaona: The Exploration of Dance and the Female Voice through the Eyes of a Hawaiian Artist

Dakota Okwuone

Biochemical Assessment of Novel Inhibitors of Human P-glycoprotein

Katherine Tinch

Ecodisposition, Waste, and Environment: Sustainable Options in the Contemporary Funeral Industry

Taylor Wallace

Examining the Impact of EnvironmentalFactors on Radon Plate-Out

Spring 2019

Kaitlyn Contreras

The Direct and Collateral Benefits of Deliberate Practice in Surgical Virtual Reality

Mitchell Dye

Electric Motorcycle Conversion

Emma Kate Few

Global Expansion of Sports

Sanaa Ghanim

Give a Pencil: West Bank and Israel

Kim Ho

Sustainable Waste Management at Refugee Camps in Rwanda

Matthew Manelli

A Study of Contemporary Spanish Theatre

Caroline Matthews

Foodways Abroad: An Ethnographic Study on Study Abroad’s Effect on Students’ Relationship with Food and Other Cultures

Tannah Oppliger

College Access Programming for Immigrant and Refugee Youth: A North Texas Case Study

Micah Oxner

Breast Cancer Biology Research in Aberdeen, Scotland

Lauren Philpott

Friendship Benches

Alexandra Randolph

Contemporary French Identity: How France’s Colonial History and Postcolonial Policy Affect French Identity

Trey Rose

Synthesis of Polyimide Fluorescent Dye Nanoparticles

Carole Sale

Moral Distress of Health Care Providers for Parents of Children with Severe Disabilities

Jay Sherman

Bridge the Gap Chamber Players: Inspiring the Dallas Community through Breaking the Music Barrier

Jose Velazquez

Project Newton

Avery Wacker

Mesophiles and Thermophiles in an Urban Environment

Peter Wetherbee

Big Reputation: An Examination of Perception in Art Museum Development