Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2011


Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
March 31 – April 2 , 2011

 

Student Presentations:

"Studies of the reactivity of Azaferrocene-Borane and synthesis of a Bis(Azaferrocene) Boronium salt"
  • BriAnne Bentivegna, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Timothy Brunker, (Chemistry)

"Synthesis and studies of Ru(II) complexes of chiral tetradentate amino-sulfoxide ligands"
  • Samantha E. Wood, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Timothy Brunker, (Chemistry)




STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2009


University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 16 – 18 , 2009

 

Student Presentations:

"Rare Earth Manganite Thin Films for Room Temperature Bolometric Detector Applications"
  • Bao Ha, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Rajeswari Kolagani, (Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences)

"The Bondings of Tetracyano-Nickellate(II), -Palladate(II), and -Platinate(II) Ions on Gold, Silver and Copper Nanoparticles Surfaces"
  • Sudhir Dahal, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentors:  Dr. Boon Loo and Dr. Nordulf Debeye, (Chemistry)




STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2008


Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 10 – 12 , 2008

 

Student Presentations:

"Epitaxial Thin Film Growth of CMR Manganites on Silicon: The Effect of Thermal Stress"
  • Sanjay Adhikari, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Rajeswari Kolagani, (Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences)

"Adverse Behavioral Effects of Chronically Elevated Glucocorticoids"
  • Christopher Busch, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Jack Shepard, (Biological Sciences)

"Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Studies of The Interactions of Inorganic Cyanide Ions on Gold, Silver and Copper Nanoparticles"
  • Sudhir Dahal, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Boon Loo, (Chemistry)

"Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Investigations of 2-Mercaptoimidazole and
2-Mercapto-1-Methyl-Imidazole Adsorbed on AU, AG & CU Metal Nanoparticles"
  • Oluwarotimi Folorunso, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Boon Loo, (Chemistry)

"Photoinduced Effects in Manganese Oxides Thin Films"
  • Khim Karki, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Rajeswari Kolagani, (Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences)

"Has Evolution Occurred in Ragweed in Response to Urban Environments"
  • Tiha Long, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
  • Mentor:  Dr. Larry Wimmers, (Biological Sciences)

"Chromatographic Evaluation of Model Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystal Growth Modifiers"
  • Randal Mazzarino, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Ryan Sours, (Chemistry)

"Identification of The Mechanism for Chiral Modification of Calcite Morphology by Aspartic Acid Enantiomers"
  • Rachel Reese, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Ryan Sours, (Chemistry)

"Absorption Properties of Active Galactic Nuclei"
  • Michael Richmond, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Jennifer Scott, (Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences)

"Investigating the Microbial Diversity in the GI Tract of the Wood Eating Catfish, Panaque Nigrolineatus"
  • Damian Smoot, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Joy Watts, (Biological Sciences)




STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2007


Dominican University of California, San Rafael, California
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 12 – 14 , 2007

 

Student Presentations:

"Sers of 2-Mercaptoimidazole and 2-Mercaptopyridine on Gold, Silver, and Copper Nanoparticles"
  • Bheemraj Ramoo, Department of Chemistry
  • Mentor:  Dr. Boon Loo, (Chemistry)




STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2006


University of North Carolina at Ashville
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 6 – 8 , 2006

 

Student Presentations:

"White Muscle Creatine Kinase Activity and Sprint Swimming Performance in Blacknose Dace (Rhinichthys Atratulus)"
  • Angella Amato, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Jay Nelson, (Biological Sciences)

"Context-Dependent Feeding Responses by Gypsy Moth Larvae, Lymantria Dispar (L.)"
  • Nicole Arnold, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Vonnie Shields, (Biological Sciences)

"Comparison of Female Reproductive Cycles between Urban, Suburban, and Rural Blacknose Dace (Rhinichthys Atratulus) Populations"
  • Aaron Basler, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Joel Snodgrass, (Biological Sciences)

"Photoresponse in CMR Manganite Thin Films"
  • Anthony Davidson, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Rajeswari Kolagani, (Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences)

"Comparative Study of Fruit Predation and Clonal Incidence between an Invasive and Native Rubus"
  • Megan Killian, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Brian Fath, (Biological Sciences)

"The Development of an Integrated Modular Extensible Robotic Platform"
  • Julius Schlosberg, Department of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Goran Trajovski, ( Computer and Information Sciences)

"Exploration of Varying Phytochemical Concentrations on the Feeding Behavior of Gypsy Moth Larvae, Lymantria Dispar (L.)"
  • Kristin Smith, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Vonnie Shields, (Biological Sciences)

"Building a Neural Network CPU"
  • Brian Whitman, Department of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Mentor:  Dr. Goran Trajovski, ( Computer and Information Sciences)




STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2003


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
March 13 – 15 , 2003

 

Student Presentations:

“Biodiversity of Ommatine Flies of Viet Nam, Laos, and Thailand”
  • Ms. Jessica Costantino, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Aubrey Scarbrough (Biological Sciences)

“The Effects of Hydrin 2 on TEP, Isc, and R in the Grass Frog (Rana pipiens)”
  • Ms. Nikki Ford, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Gerald Robinson (Biological Sciences)

“Habitat Selection by the Northern Dusky Salamander(Desmognathus fuscus) Over Multiple Spatial Scales”
  • Ms. Megan Lahti, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Ms. Emily Lehman, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Don C. Forester (Biological Sciences)

“Age-Dependent Predator Recognition by the Mountain Dusky Salamander(Desmognathus ochrophaeus): the Role of Substrate-Borne Chemical Cues”
  • Ms. Megan Lahti, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Ms. Emily Lehman, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Don C. Forester (Biological Sciences)

“Adaptive Manipulation of Offspring Sex in House Wrens”
  • Ms. Robyn Milkie, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mr. Brendan Gallagher, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentors: Dr. Scott Johnson and Dr. Larry Wimmers (Biological Sciences)

“Feeding Responses to Selected Phytochemicals by Larvae of the Gypsy  Moth, Lymantria dispar
  • Ms. Erin Rodgers, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Vonnie Shields (Biological Sciences)



STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2002


University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin
National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 25 – 27, 2002

 

Student Presentations:

“What to Eat and What Not to Eat: Feeding Choice Tests with Gypsy Moth Larvae Lymantria dispar
  • Mr. Brian Broomell, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Vonnie Shields (Biological Sciences)

“Investigating Fungal Spore Properties with Atomic Force Microscopy”
  • Mr. Michael Buck, Department of Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences
  • Mentor: Dr. David Schaefer (Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences)

“The Role of Substrate-bourne Chemical Cues During Predator Avoidance by the Pygmy Salamander, Desmognathus wrighti
  • Ms. Jeannette Dawson, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Don Forester (Biological Sciences)

“Differences in Anti-Predator Behavior Between Blacknose Dace from Urbanized and Rural Watersheds”
  • Ms. Kimberly Lohnas, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Joel Snodgrass (Biological Sciences)

“Photometric & Companion Analysis from Hubble Space Telescope Main Belt Asteroid Survey”
  • Mr. Khaldoun Makhoul, Department of Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences
  • Mentor: Dr, Alex Storrs (Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences)

“Isolation and Characterization of Novel PM H+- ATPases Genes in Tomato”
  • Mr. Keith Marin, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Larry Wimmers (Biological Sciences)

“Post-Breeding Migration and Habitat Utilization by Female American Toads: Quantifying Natural History to Promote Conservation”
  • Ms. Katherine Marselek, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Don Forester (Biological Sciences)

“Multicellular Isolates as a Bioassay for Environmental Stress in Corals”
  • Ms. Amie Moody, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Eric Scully (Biological Sciences)

“Characterization of Spiroplasma Isolated From Poland Satin Moth Larvae”
  • Ms. Marietta Oduori, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Gail Gasparich (Biological Sciences)

“The Nanomechanical Study of Silicon Using Atomic Force Microscopy and X-ray Diffraction Techniques”
  • Mr. Jeremy Robinson, Department of Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences
  • Mentor: Dr. David Schaefer (Physics, Astronomy, & Geosciences)

“Generation of Plasmids For Expression of the Plasmodium Yoelli CSP Antigen In Mycobacterium”
  • Ms. Michelle Weber, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Carol Berkower (Biological Sciences)



STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AT NCUR 2000


National Conference for Undergraduate Research
April 27 – 29, 2000
Missoula, MT

 

Authors and Abstracts

"Age-dependent predator recognition by the mountain dusky salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus): the importance of substrate-borne chemical cues"
  • Nichole Castagna and Nicholas Evancho, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Donald Forester (Biological Sciences)

“Classification and Characterization of the First Spiroplasma Isolated from a Biting Midge (Forcipomyia glauca) Using Serological and Molecular Techniques”
  • Adrienne Cottrel, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Gail Gasparich (Biological Sciences)

“Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Spiroplasma Strains 5298 and 5398 Isolated from Biting Midges (Atrichopogon sp.)
  • Mark Danus and Rebecca Fishman, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Gail Gasparich (Biological Sciences)

“Effects of various antibiotic concentrations on fiber degradation by anaerobic zoosporic fung”
  • Kameiko Foster and Kumo Lartevi, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Daniel Wubah (Biological Sciences)

“Angiotensin II (ANG II) Induced Constriction of Rat Outer Medullary Descending Vasa Recta (OMDVR) is Partially Thromboxane (TXA2) Receptor Dependent”
  • Layla R Hilbun, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Erik Silldorff (Biological Sciences)

“Biodiversity of Oriental Ommatune Flies with Special Reference to Sri Lanka/ the Oriental Genus Pseudomerodontina (Diptera: Asilidae) with two new Species”
  • Hilary Hil, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Aubrey Scarbrough (Biological Sciences)

“Development of a Malaria Vaccine using Recombinant Mycobacterium bovis BCG”
  • Erin Kelleher and Connie Sexton, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Carol Berkower (Biological Sciences)

“Dietary Preference of Panaque maccus
  • Mark Lichaa, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Jay Nelson (Biological Sciences)

“Digestive Physiology of Panaque maccus
  • Toba Niaz, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Jay nelson (Biological Sciences)

“Expression of Semaphorin III & Neuropilin 1 Following CNS Lesion”
  • Jimmy Ninh, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Laurie Williams-Hogarth (Biological Sciences)

“A Comparative Study of the Cutaneous Electrical Properties in Anuran and Urodele Amphibians”
  • Jason Ross, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Mentor: Dr. Gerald Robinson (Biological Sciences)


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