College of Sciences Students Win Spring 2017 Research Forum Awards

Apr. 28, 2017

 

On April 21, undergraduates from across campus came together to present their scholarly research projects at the Spring 2017 Research Forum. This event was a great professional development opportunity for student researchers. Students received critiques from other attendees, talks from various research supporters throughout campus, adjudication from judges, and much more. First place winners in each session were awarded $300 and second place winners were awarded $200.

Below are the winners from the College of Sciences:

Session B: Engineering, Health Sciences, & Sciences
1st Place
Presenter: Melissa Schofield, School of Life Sciences
Poster Title: "A Gene Commonly Mutated in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Clinical Isolates is Required for Bacterial Viability Faculty Research Mentor: Boo Shan Tseng, School of Life Sciences

2nd Place
Presenter
: Dung Do, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Poster Title: "Comparison of Various Compounds in the Prevention of Clostridium Difficile Infection" 
Faculty Research Mentor: Ernesto Abel-Santos, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Honorable Mention
Presenter: Erin Cassin, School of Life Sciences
Poster Title: "Is The Development of Antibiotic Resistance in Paenibacillus Larvae Influenced by Phage?"
Faculty Research Mentor: Penny Amy, Ph.D., School of Life Sciences

Session C: Engineering, Health Sciences, & Sciences
1st Place
Presenter: Angela Garcia, Department of Geoscience
Poster Title: "Bioavailability of Mineral-Bound Iron to a Snow Algae Community with Implications for Earth’s Albedo"
Faculty Research Mentor: Elisabeth Hausrath and Zoe Harrold, Department of Geoscience

Honorable Mention
Presenter: Devon Payne, School of Life Sciences
Poster Title: "Evaluating the Accuracy of the 13CO2 Metabolic Flux Analysis Technique in Pure Culture"
Faculty Research Mentor: Brian Hedlund, School of Life Sciences